How to Crochet the Leafhopper Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #243

How to Crochet the Leafhopper Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the leafhopper stitch. This stitch creates a simple textured design. The leafhopper stitch would be great for fingerless gloves, scarves, and leg warmers!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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A Crochet Hook


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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Chain Stitch – Ch
Double Crochet-dc

Leafhopper Cluster(LCL)- *[yo, insert hook at front and form right to left behind stem of st before next st, yo, draw loop through and up to height of hdc] twice, yo, draw through 4 loops**, skip next st, rep from * to ** around stem of next st, ending yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Skill: Intermediate
Foundation Chain: Multiple of 4 sts + 1. Add 2 for base chain.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Wrong Side): skip 3ch (count as 1dc), 1dc into next and each ch to end, turn.

  2. Row 2

    3ch (count as 1dc), skip 1st st, 1dc into next st, *LCL over next st, 1dc into each of next 3 sts; rep from * omitting 1dc from end of last rep, turn.

  3. Row 3

    3ch (count as 1dc), skip 1st st, 1dc into next and each st to end, working last st into top of tch, turn.

  4. Row 4

    3ch (count as 1dc), skip 1st st, *1dc into each of next 3 sts, 1LCL over next st; rep from * ending 1dc into each of last 4 sts, working last st into top of tch, turn.

  5. Row 5

    3ch (count as 1dc), skip 1st st, 1dc into next and each st to end, working last st into top of tch, turn.

Repeat rows 2-5 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Leafhopper Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Leafhopper Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Leafhopper Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Leafhopper Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)

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