The Boxed Block Stitch is a simple crochet stitch that creates a squared mesh on your fabric. It would work well to make afghans or shawls.
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 5 + 4
- Row 1: Skip 3 ch (count as 1 dc), 1 dc into next ch, *3 ch, skip 3 ch, 1 dc into each of next 2 ch; rep from * to end, turn
- Row 2: 3 ch (counts as 1 dc, skip first st, *5 dc under 2nd ch of next 3 ch arch; rep from *, ending 1 dc into next top of tch, turn
- Row 3: 3 ch (count as 1 dc), skip first st, 1 dc into next dc, *3ch, skip 3 dc, 1 dc into each of next 2 dc; rep from * to end, turn
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you have reached your desired length.