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