Block Crochet Pattern Tutorial

November 1, 2013Allison Murray

Block Crochet Pattern Tutorial

It’s starting to get chilly even here in Oklahoma so I’ve taken back to crochet. Hip, hip hooray!

Crochet is one of my more favorite crafts because I love the way I can take it anywhere and when I’m a little bit cold it keeps me busy and warms my lap. I found myself unable to actually take on much of a project though here lately. My patience has been nil and I’ve actually set aside both of my big cross-stitch projects that have been keeping my hands going the past few months. I want to make something and I want results NOW!

So I’ve found myself just working through different stitches and patterns to keep my hands busy but not commit me to anything too lengthy. The good news is that I’ll have lots of patterns to share with you over the next few weeks! Today I’m going to show you how to work up the block crochet stitch. Now, I’m not sure if this is a technically accurate name and I apologize for it, but the pattern makes little kind of 3D boxes so I’m sure you’ll know what’s up.

Let’s get into this already. I rock a G hook a Medium 4 acrylic yarn.

Block Crochet Pattern Tutorial

Chain to the length you desire in an increment of 3, then add 2 more. (need help crocheting a chain? click here)

Block Crochet Pattern Tutorial

Single crochet in the second chain from the hook. (need help with the single crochet? click here)

Then chain twice. Skip the next two stitches in your chain and single crochet in the third one down.

Block Crochet Pattern Tutorial

Chain twice. Skip the next two chains, single crochet in the third. You’ll start to see these holes in your pattern as you work.

Keep repeating this until you reach the end of your chain.

Block Crochet Pattern Tutorial

When you get to the end chain 3 and turn.

Block Crochet Pattern Tutorial

Double crochet in the first two chains . (need help with the double crochet? click here)

Block Crochet Pattern Tutorial

We’re going to double crochet again, but rather than going in the next available chain like we normally would, we’re going to go UNDER the single crochet in the previous row.

Simply yarn over and put your hook under the single crochet and work the double crochet, business as usual.

Block Crochet Pattern Tutorial

Continue this process until you reach the end. Double crochet in two chains. Double crochet with your hook going under the single crochet from the previous row.

When you get to the end, chain three times and turn over to begin all over again!

Block Crochet Pattern Tutorial

As you work it, the pattern becomes well defined making it easier and easier to see what you need to do where. You may work up a practice piece until you feel you get the hang of it!

Well, that’s today’s crochet pattern. I’ll be sharing more in the coming weeks. If you’re down for more crochet now, be sure to check out how to basket-weave crochet (so pretty!) and the rest of my crochet projects and stitches gallery!

Comments (27)

  • RedSetter

    November 1, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    This is lovely and I can’t wait to have a go. It looks a little like a cross between crocheting at a 90degree angle and Tunisian crochet. I love learning something new so will need to try it!

    1. Allison

      November 1, 2013 at 9:06 AM

      I’m so glad. I love the look of it, too. Kind of different :)

  • Stacia

    November 1, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    This is a really pretty pattern! I will definitely be giving it a try this winter!

    1. Allison

      November 13, 2013 at 4:17 PM

      Thanks so much, Stacia! Very glad you like it!

  • Lauren

    November 14, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    I’ve been trying to find a stitch to make cleaning cloths and swiffer refills and I hadn’t found anything until this. This is perfect!

    1. Allison

      November 14, 2013 at 5:31 PM

      I never even thought about using the stitch for that but I can see how it would be perfect!


    November 25, 2013 at 7:22 AM

    si…yo uso mucho ese punto en invierno…es uno de mis efectos favoritos con muchas paplicaciones.

  • Cari L

    November 26, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Thanks Allison. Can’t wait ti try your block stitch. It looks like fun

  • Krystyna G

    December 1, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    I’m a novice at crochet but this looks easy enough for me! Can’t wait to try it….thanks for sharing

  • Bennette Brou

    December 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    I’m such a crochet groupie….I love crocheting and anything new I’m in !!
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Bennette Brou

    December 23, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    Hi, I started your pattern, I have one question:
    am I to alternate 1st row & 2nd roll thru out the pattern?
    Thank you

    1. Allison

      December 24, 2013 at 8:44 AM

      Hey there! Yes, you repeat the first and second row to work up the pattern. Very sorry for the confusion :)

  • Bonnie H

    January 20, 2014 at 5:47 AM

    I only crochet (never braved knitting) and I pretty much stick with very basic stitches. Your tutorial looks very clear so I’m going to give this a try. Going to check out your other tutorials also. Thanks so much!

  • Linda

    February 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    I’m trying to improve my crochet skills and I just love this pattern. Thank you for sharing. I’ll be checking out your site in the future!

  • Pat Larkin

    April 1, 2014 at 10:09 PM

    Thank you for this pattern. Can it be used for an afghan?

    1. Allison

      April 1, 2014 at 10:18 PM

      It absolutely can!

  • Bianca

    April 16, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    I am fairly new to crochet and I have to say this tutorial is perfect! I cannot read the ‘crochet language’ yet so the pictures and actually words helped a ton!

  • Bev wells

    July 25, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Thanks Alison, love this pattern too, your instructions are so easy to understand :)

  • sheryl lord

    October 2, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    I believe this is called a waffle stitch

  • kim

    October 9, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Apparently your block stitch and everyone else’s block stitch are completly different. Which is making finding patterns difficult. I want to make an afgan out of this but can’t find a good pattern to get started.

    1. Allison Murray

      October 9, 2014 at 9:22 PM

      As I stated, I’m not sure what the technical name is. This is something my grandmother taught me and what she calls it. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen anyone else use this stitch/pattern before and I think my grandmother created it herself which is why you won’t be finding any afghan patterns using it.

  • Robin

    December 3, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Hi! This looks like just what I have been looking for……I am going to be a grandma again and want to make a baby afghan. I think this would be great in a variegated yarn. I can’t wait to try this!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  • Samantha

    December 8, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Funky! This would be great for wash cloths!

  • Samantha

    June 2, 2015 at 12:50 AM

    what you say go under the single crochet, do you mean where the ch 2 space is or a fpdc?

  • petra

    July 9, 2015 at 1:23 PM

    Hallo Allison,
    groetjes uit Holland ( grease from Holland, my English is not so good but I try it
    to mail you.
    Many thanks , and I try it already ,it is good and I am happy.
    Thank you
    Petra Reinieren aus the Netherlands

  • Moulinette

    December 21, 2015 at 5:33 AM

    yes!! thanks!

  • Gwen

    November 12, 2016 at 4:17 AM

    I am going to try to do this stitch in the round. It would make a pretty hat.

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