The smock stitch is an interesting combination stitch combining Tunisian crochet and a loop. It makes for a wonderful, diagonally striated surface that is great for making both flat projects like blankets, or smaller, multidimensional ones like clothing. Here are some examples of this wonderful technique.
Smock Stitch Baby Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
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Smock Stitch Kitty Hat Free Crochet Pattern
Skills: Easy Designer: Melody Rogers