Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Tutorial

November 24, 2014Allison Murray
The larksfoot crochet stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Super easy but lovely pattern.

The larksfoot crochet stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Super easy but lovely pattern.

So I’m back at the crochet hook with a vengeance! I took part in an awesome Crochet Along and right now I’ve taken on a massively sized afghan project. I’m using thick yarn but have decided to do the whole sucker in single crochet so it’s taking a while. I can’t complain too much, though. It is keeping my hands busy and my lap warm!

But getting right on to it, today I’m sharing with you how to do the larksfoot crochet stitch. If you’ve got the skills to double crochet and chain, you’re golden! Grab your favorite yarn and hook and let’s get after it.

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For your foundation chain in increments of 4 +1.

The larksfoot crochet stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Super easy but lovely pattern.

In the fourth chain from the hook, double crochet once and then again in the next stitch. Chain once and skip the next stitch (will make the gaps seen above). Double crochet 3 times in the next three stitches. Continue down the line.

The larksfoot crochet stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Super easy but lovely pattern.

For the second row, you want it to look exactly the same as the previous row. So chain 3 and turn your work. Double crochet in the next 2 stitches skip the stitch after and chain once. Continue the double crochets in sets of three with a chain and missed stitch in between the groups.

The larksfoot crochet stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Super easy but lovely pattern.

Start with a new color and chain 4. This will act as your first double crochet and your first chain. Skip the next stitch and double crochet after the skipped stitch.

The larksfoot crochet stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Super easy but lovely pattern.

Now you’re going to do the deep stitch that makes this pattern so pretty. Double crochet through the gap, shimmy your yarn up even with the second row and complete the stitch as usual.

The larksfoot crochet stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Super easy but lovely pattern.

Double crochet right next door and chain once and you’ve finished your first set of three.

The larksfoot crochet stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Super easy but lovely pattern.

Continue your groups of three down to the end, finishing with a space and one last double crochet.

The larksfoot crochet stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Super easy but lovely pattern.

Chain 4 and turn your work. Skip the next stitch and start your groups of 3. Remember that you’re just mirroring the pattern from the row below.

The larksfoot crochet stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Super easy but lovely pattern.

Change colors and chain 3. The very next stitch you do will be in the first gap from the third row, your deep double crochet. Double crochet again in the next stitch chain once and continue to the end.

Then chain 3, turn your work and mimic pattern of the row before.

The larksfoot crochet stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Super easy but lovely pattern.

To continue you’ll keep on doing rows 3-6 until you’re done! Or, if it makes it easier, you’ll repeat the gold and coral “rows”.


And if you prefer videos, here you go!

The larksfoot crochet stitch is made up of double crochets and chains. Super easy but lovely pattern.

Boom! That’s it! And isn’t it so pretty and look tons more difficult than that? Enjoy!

Comments (7)

  • Michael Stowe

    March 27, 2015 at 4:16 AM

    I just love this pattern! My granddaughter is leaving for college, out of state, in June and I’m going to make her a blanket that will be done sometime before Christmas :) using this stitch. Thanks so much!

  • Connie

    May 1, 2015 at 5:48 AM

    A customer told me about this stitch.My nieces husband comes from Zimbabwe so I am going to try & crochet a scarf for his 40th birthday In his countries colours.Will let you know how I get on

  • Ladonna Smart

    August 12, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    My mother used to do afghans in a stitch that looked like this. She called it ‘Bear Claw’.

  • Lois Fitzgerald

    December 30, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    I made 7 of these for year for Christmas gifts. 25 some years ago among others too. This is a fast moving stitch. I made mine starting with a light color and gradually changing to a darker color every line. They were beautiful.

  • gerry

    May 26, 2016 at 4:05 AM

    love the video made it easy to follow

  • Cris

    June 3, 2017 at 12:23 PM

    Love your colors! I’ve seen this pattern worked in one color and it seems a littlest “lifeless,” but yours is so vibrant!! Gonna grab some yarn and dig out that Crochet hook and get started! Thanks

  • Debbie

    September 29, 2017 at 3:27 AM

    love the videos💜 PLease have more in different
    Patterns. The video really helped👏🏻. Thank you !

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