The block stitch is a modern and fun stitch pattern that adds a beautiful graphic twist to your work, while allowing you to experiment with colour. This stitch is so much easier than it looks. Using just beginner stitches, this pattern is suitable for all skill levels and can be customised to fit any sort of project you fancy making.
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MATERIALS & TOOLS NEEDED
- Yarn: The sample uses Paintbox Simply DK in Paper White, Banana Cream, Peach Orange, Ballet Pink, Pale Lilac, Duck Egg blue and Washed Teal.
- Hook: 4mm or corresponding hook for your chosen yarn
- Darning Needle
- Written in UK terms
- This pattern gives you the basic principles for the Block Stitch, designed to help you create your own projects. You can adapt this pattern to your liking.
- The video tutorial can be found at the base of the post.
CROCHET TERMS and abbreviations
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook
Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through both loops.
Treble Crochet (tc): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through (3 loops on hook), (yarn over, pull through 2 loops) twice.
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BLOCK STITCH PATTERN
Foundation chain: Ch in multiples of 3 plus 2 ch at the end. (Ch multiple of 3 +2) Don’t make your chain too tightly.
Row 1: Tc in fifth ch from hook (skipped ch count as st), tc in each ch across. At the end you should have 1 less stitch than the original ch number. My chain was 18 +2 and I now have 17 tc.
Pull up the working loop and remove your hook. If you have a stitch marker, add it to the loop so you don’t lose it.
Row 2: Do not turn your work. Join alternate colour to turning ch at beginning of previous row. Ch 1 (counts as dc here and throughout), *ch 2, sk 3 tc, work dc in next st; repeat from * across working last st into last space before final st. Cut and tie off your yarn by pulling it through the loop.
Row 3: Remove stitch marker (if using) from loop of first colour. Insert hook in loop of first colour, ch 3 (counts as a tc), turn work, work 3 tc into each ch-2 space across, tc into top of chain from row 1. Raise your loop, remove hook and add stitch marker if using.
Row 4: Using alternate color, repeat row 2.
Row 5: Insert hook in main color and repeat row 3.
Repeat pattern from Rows 4-5 to desired length. Weave in ends.