The Norman Arch Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #129

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the norman arch stitch. This stitch creates a combination of arches and an openwork pattern. The norman arch stitch would be great for shawls, blankets and scarves!

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Materials Used

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

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Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet Hook

Crystal Palaces’ Bamboo Crochet Hooks are lovely, and feel great in your hand. These 6 inch crochet hooks are made from specially selected, cured, and finished bamboo for an exceptionally smooth feel. Made in Japan.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Treble Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 9 + 1

Stitch Characteristics


Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain:Multiple of 9 sts + 1.

  • Row 1: (Wrong Side): 1sc into 2nd ch from hook, *3ch, skip 3ch, 1sc into next ch, 7ch, 1sc into next ch, 3ch, skip 3ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * to end, turn.
  • Row 2: 1ch, 1sc into first sc, *skip 3ch, work 13dc into next 7ch arch, skip 3ch, 1sc into next st; rep from * to end, skip tch, turn.
  • Row 3: 5ch (count as 1dtr), skip first sc and next 5dc, *[1dc into next dc, 3ch] twice, 1dc into next dc**, skip [next 5dc, 1sc and 5dc]; rep from * ending last rep at **, skip next 5dc, 1dtr into last sc, skip tch, turn.
  • Row 4: 3ch (count as 1dc), skip first st and next dc, *1dc into next ch, 1ch, skip 1ch, 1dc into next ch, 3ch, skip 1dc, 1dc into next ch, 1ch, skip 1ch, 1dc into next ch**, skip next 2dc; rep from * ending last rep at **, skip next dc, 1dc into top of tch, turn.
  • Row 5: 6ch (count as 1dc and 3ch), *skip next 1ch sp, work [1sc, 7ch, 1sc] into next 3ch sp, 3ch, skip next 1ch sp**, 1dc between next 2dc, 3ch; rep from * ending last rep at **, 1dc into top of tch, turn.
  • Repeat rows 2-5 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Norman Arch Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Norman Arch Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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