The Larksfoot Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #134

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the larksfoot stitch. This stitch creates a delicate pattern with lots of texture. The larksfoot stitch would be great for afghans, baby blankets, and scarves!

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Materials Used

Merino Lambs Wool

This unbelievably soft wool is made from shrink treated Merino Lambs Wool. It offers the wonderful qualities of traditionally spun wool, but with the convenience of machine washing and drying. Garments made from this yarn will not shrink or fade after numerous machine washings and dryings. Made in the USA.

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Laurel Hill Crochet Hook

Crafted in a dense, hard wood, these hooks from Laurel Hill are a pleasure to own and use. Palmwood has a strong, dark grain - and these hooks are made with a large, comfortable-to-use flat surface for the thumb of your working hand. Palmwood is very dense so it can be finely polished- you feel no wood grain, just a fine smooth crochet surface.

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Abbreviations

ch
Chain Stitch
dc
Double Crochet
EDC
Extended Double Crochet


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiples of 4.

  • Row 1: DC in 3rd CH from hook, DC in next CH, *CH1, skip 1 CH, 1DC in EA of next 3CH. Continue across from * to the end of the row.
  • Row 2: Ch3, 1DC in EA of next 2DC, *CH1, skip CH, 1DC in EA of next 3DC. Continue across from * to the end of the row.
  • Row 3: CH 4, this will count as the first DC, CH 1, Sk the next DC, DC in the next DC, work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH 1 spaces. DC in the next DC. *CH 1, Sk the next DC, DC in the next DC, work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH 1 spaces. DC in the next DC. Continue across from * for width of pattern.
  • Row 4: Ch4, this will count as the first DC, 1DC in EA of the next 3DC, *CH1, 1DC in EA of the next 3DC. Continue across from * to last rep, DC into 3rd ch in turn ch, turn.
  • Row 5: Ch3, work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH 1 spaces, 1 DC in next DC, *CH1, skip the DC, DC in the next DC. Work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH1 spaces, 1DC in the next DC. Continue across from * to last rep, DC into 3rd ch in turn ch, turn.
  • Row 6: Ch3, 1DC in EA of next 2DC, *CH1, skip CH, 1DC in EA of next 3DC. Continue across from * to end of row.
  • Repeat rows 3-6 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Larksfoot Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Larksfoot Stitch. Reversible


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