How to crochet «The Block Stitch»

In this DROPS video we show how we crochet "The block stitch". Crochet a chain stitch row with a number of stitches divisible by 3 + 1 chain stitch. We work 15 + 1 chain stitches in the video.

Work 15 chain stitches with Color 1.

ROW 1: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 double crochet in 2nd stitch from crochet hook, 1 double crochet in next stitch, * 2 chain stitches, skip 2 stitches, 1 double crochetin each of the next 2 stitches *, repeat *-* entire row and finish with 1 double crochet in each of the 2 last stitches, turn.

ROW 2: Work 3 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in the 1st stitch, now work 3 treble crochet in each chain stitch loop the entire row. Finish with 1 treble crochet in the last stitch, but use Colour 2 in the last pull through, turn. Cut Colour 1.

ROW 3: Work 1 chain stitch, 1 double crochet in the 1st stitch, 1double crochet in between last stitch group and last treble crochet in previous row, * 2 chain stitches, 1 double crochet in between stitch groups from previous row *, repeat * - * entire row and finish with 1 double crochet in the 3rd chain stitch from previous row, at same time change to Colour 3 in the last pull through, turn. Cut colour 2.

ROW 4: Work 3 chain stitches, 1 treble crochet in the 1st stitch, work 3 treble crochets in each chain stitch loop the entire row and finish with 1 treble crochet in the last stitch, turn. Cut Colour 3.

Now repeat 3rd and 4th row to desired length.

We use the yarn DROPS Eskimo in the video. This small sample patch is crocheted in DROPS Puna with crochet hook size 3.5 mm.

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Comments (1)

Lucy 25.06.2019 - 01:50:

What pattern is this for? I really like it. It would be great for a bag.

DROPS Design 25.06.2019 - 08:38:

Dear Lucy, you can use it for any purposes, make a swatch to check your tension and then you can take any other crochet bag pattern to make your own adjustments. Happy crocheting!

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