The Clever Blocks Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #53

Stitch Description

The Clever Blocks Stitch is a unique crochet pattern which creates a multi colored checkered fabric. This colorful stitch works great for afghans and scarves.

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Materials Used

100% Organic Merino Wool

This yarn is exceptionally soft and 100% organic. It has been manufactured to GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) and has an Organic Tilth certification. All of their wool is organically dyed and spun in the USA. A true American product!

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Addi Swing Ergonomic Crochet Hook

Skacel Addi Swing Hook was developed with comfort in mind. The handle is constructed of two plastics: one colorful and soft, and the other, white and firm. The two balance each other perfectly for just the right amount of flexibility.This is a crochet hook to love! The beautifully balanced handle rests perfectly in your hand as addi’s Turbo hook glides in and out of each stitch. With addi Swing Hooks you can say good-bye (and good riddance!) to cramped fingers forever.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 3

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 6 + 5 in color A

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 5 in color A

  • Prep Row: With color A, 1 dc in 4th chain from hook, 1 dc in ext ch, *ch 3, skip next 3ch, 1 dc in each of the next 3ch, rep from * across, turn. Drop color A, draw color B through last loop.
  • Row 1: With color B, ch 3, skip next 3dc, *working over next 3ch sp, 1 dc in each of next 3 skipped ch in foundation ch, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, rep from * across, 1 sc in top of tch, turn. Drop color B; draw color C through last loop.
  • Row 2: With color C, ch3 (counts as first dc), skip first st, working over 3 ch sp, 1dc in each of next 2 skipped dc two rows below, *ch3, skip 3 sts, working over next 3 ch sp, 1 dc in each of next 3 skipped dc two rows below, rep from * across, turn. Drop color C, draw color A through last loop.
  • Repeat rows 2 – 3 alternating colors A, B and C throughout until you have reached your desired length.

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