The Building Blocks Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #221

How to Crochet the Building Blocks Stitch

About this Stitch Pattern

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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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Multiples of 5 + 3

Stitch 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.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

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

Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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