Z Wrap Stitch (Zigzag Mock Crochet)

shawl_1.jpgHere is a new stitch (new to me at least) I found while playing around
with the looms one day. I’ve chosen to call it the Z stitch, or the
Zigzag stitch or the Mock Crochet stitch. I really like the look it
creates and reminds me alot of open weave (basket weave) crochet.

How to Make it:

firstwrap.jpgTo begin, cast on in method you prefer. I would do at least one normal row of ewraps. This shawl is made using a modified Flat Knit Wrap Method. Peg one: Wrap from back (around) to front and knit off.

secondwrap.jpgNext Wrap both the First and 2nd peg, coming around the outside of Peg one. Knit off

thirdwrap.jpgNext Wrap all 3 first pegs. You’ll be working in multiples of 3 from now on.

To recap: You wrapped 1 peg, Knit off, Wrap 2 Pegs, Knit off, Wrap 3 Pegs Knit off.

fourthwrap.jpgThis is the beginning of your pattern. You will continue to wrap like before, except now you will come around the 2nd peg and wrap to the 4th peg. Knit off.

fifthwrap.jpg Continue wrapping, but this time come around the 3rd peg and wrap to the 5th Peg. This pattern repeats, moving a peg over each time. (4th peg to 6th peg — 5th peg to 7th peg and so on)

When you get to the last 3 pegs on your row wrap: Last 3 Pegs, Knit off, Last 2 Pegs Knit off, Last 1 Peg Knit off, and then begin again.

zwrap_1.jpgAs you can see, when you wrap backwards, it creates a Z shape with some of the yarn behind the peg. This is where the name comes from and you should see the Z bar when ever you are doing the pattern. If you don’t, you didn’t wrap backwards.


Edges create a slightly scalloped edge with points. Open loops easy to add a fancy boarder or leave as is.


One Final close up picture. As you can see the bars are joined in between stitches and create a unique basket weave look.



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13 responses to “Z Wrap Stitch (Zigzag Mock Crochet)

  1. Awesome looking pics Tina. Very colourful.

  2. becky

    I love your new stitch Tina! I can’t wait to try it out myself. Question – do the sides curl like they do with stockinette? Your’s doesn’t look like it curls, and it doesn’t look like you purled the edges.
    Oh, you are so very creative!

  3. Andrea Bailey

    Please – how do you do the
    Dove stitch? I think it is
    very pretty. You have made some very nice things.
    Thank you for your time.

    Your friend in stitches!


  4. Does the Sides curl: Nope they don’t! The bottom might unless you do a cast on that prevents that or a row of purl stitches, but the sides actually create a slighly picoted look especially if you pull the stitches tighter at the end.

  5. Jeannie

    Love the Dove Stitch! How did you do that??

  6. Riitta

    What a lovely stitch! Must try it ASAP. Looks it doesn’t stretch very much?

    Keep on that lovely creative work!

  7. Ally Kealey

    I do a lot of hats for the preemies and newborn. Sure going to try the new stitch.
    Do you have instructions for the basketweave stitch? Thanks Ally

  8. What a beautiful baby. She is gorgeous.

  9. Your a joy to have around.

  10. Paula Jean

    What can you use this stitch for .

  11. Josie

    Hi, How does this work when knitting in the round? is it better to use a loom with even or odd # of pegs? does it matter?

  12. jill

    What is the dove stitch ? Have you done a video for it?

  13. Deborah James

    Please tell me how many pegs you used for the baby blanket.

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