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Arcade Stitch

Updated February 9, 2023

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy stitch, the Arcade Stitch will not disappoint. This stitch looks incredible and is surprisingly simple with a 4 row repeat. Work it up using one colour to create a sleek modern crochet make or add some colour to create a bright and bold make. Either way, you’re guaranteed to end with a stunning make!

Arcade Stitch

Pattern use ideas

  • Blankets
  • Cushions (lining with a contrasting material would look amazing!)
  • Shawls
  • Scarfs and cowls
  • Accessories

I came across this bag designed by @craftingbylucy and it’s stunning!

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Yarn: Any. I used Yarn and Colours Must Haves in the colour Pastel Pink.

Hook: Any. Same as the yarn, you can use whatever hook you need for your project. I used a 5mm.


Written in UK terms

This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Arcade stitch, designed to help you create your own projects.

Video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.

Chain(s): Ch(s): Yarn over and pull up a loop.

Double Crochet(s): Dc(s): Insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through both loops.

Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

How to Crochet: a handy reference guide

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. Learn more about the eBook here.

Arcade Stitch Crochet Pattern

Multiple of 6 plus 2 for turning (I’ve chain 24 +2 in my sample)

Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook. Dc, ch 3, skip 3 sts. *3dc, ch3, skip 3 chs; repeat from * until you have 2 chs remaining. Dc in remaining 2 sts. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1(does not count as st), skip 2 sts and work 7tr in ch-3 sp. *skip next st, dc, skip next st, work 7 tr in ch-3 sp; repeat from * until you have 2 sts remaining. Skip next st and dc in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as ch-sp) skip 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts. *ch 3, skip 5 sts, dc in next 3 sts; repeat from * until you have 2 sts remaining. Ch 1, skip a st, tr in last st. (ch 1 and tr count as ch-sp) Turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as tr) work 3 tr in next ch-sp, skip a sts, dc, skip a st. *7 tr in ch-3 sp, skip a sts, dc, skip a st; repeat from * until your final ch-sp. 4 tr in last ch-sp. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1 (does not count as st), dc in next 2 sts, ch 3, skip 5 sts. *dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, skip 5 sts; repeat from * until you have 2 sts remaining. Dc in remaining 2 sts. Turn.

Repeat rows 2-5 until you reach your desired height.


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