The Building Blocks Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #221

Stitch Description

This crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the building blocks stitch. This stitch creates a dense but delicate pattern with lots of texture. The building blocks stitch would be great for afghans, cowls, and wraps!

Video Tutorial

Materials Used

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Susan Bates Silvalume Crochet Hooks

These hooks have the broadest size range within the Susan Bates family of hooks. Made of lightweight aluminum; each Silvalume hook undergoes a special anodizing process, which etches away all surface impurities. In addition, each hook is heat treated for strength and durability and polished for a velvety smooth finish. Each size is color coded so you can find the size you need at a glance. The famous Susan Bates in-line head helps reduce wrist motion for fatigue-free crocheting and helps you maintain a more consistent gauge.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 2

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 5 + 3

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 5 + 3

  • Foundation Row: 1dc in 4th ch from hook, 1dc in each of the next 3ch, *ch 1, skip 1ch, 1dc in each of next 4ch, rep from * across to last ch, 1dc in last ch, turn.
  • Row 1: ch 1, 1sc in 1st st, *ch 4, skip 4dc, sc in the next ch 1 sp, rep from * across, ending with last sc in top of tch, turn.
  • Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 4dc in next ch 4 space, *ch 1, 4dc in next ch 4 space, rep from * across to last ch 4 space, 1dc in last sc, turn.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Building Blocks Stitch. (Reversible)

Example of the Building Blocks Stitch. Reversible (Click for Larger Image)

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