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.
Chain to the length you desire in an increment of 3, then add 2 more. (need help crocheting a chain? click here)
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.
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.
When you get to the end chain 3 and turn.
Double crochet in the first two chains . (need help with the double crochet? click here)
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.
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!
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!