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Crunch Stitch

Updated April 14, 2022

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The Crunch stitch is a fast building stitch which offers a beautiful texture to any project. The crunch stitch consists of just two stitches which are repeated making it perfect for all skill levels.

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. You can find my EBook HERE.

Pattern use ideas

  • Blankets
  • Cushions
  • Scarves
  • Hats

Pattern notes

Yarn used: Paintbox Wool Mix Aran

Written in UK terms

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

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

Crochet terms

ch – Chain

ss – Slip Stitch

htr – Half Treble Crochet

*__* repeat instructions


Foundation chain: Chain in multiples of 2.

Row 1: ss in 2nd ch from the hook, *htr, ss* repeat until you come to the end of the row. You will finish with a ss.

Row 2: ch2 and turn, *ss in the top of the htr from the previous row, htr into the ss from the previous row* repeat until you come to the end of the row. You will finish with a htr.

Row 3: ch1 and turn, ss in the first available stitch, *htr, ss* repeat until you come to the end of the row. You will finish with a ss.

Repeat row 2 & 3 until you reach your desired size.

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  • marie151
    October 12, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Is there supposed to be an DC introduced and on some of this you go from SS HT to SD DT?? Just wanted to make sure

    • BellaCocoTeam
      October 17, 2019 at 2:14 pm

      Hi marie151, You can find the written instructions for this pattern on my blog using the following link: You are using a slip stitch and half treble crochet throughout. Half treble crochet and half double crochet are different terms for the same stitch (one is British, one is American), I think this may be where the confusion has arisen.

      Hope this helps 🙂


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