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


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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