Block Stitch | Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch
Let’s Learn a New Crochet Stitch
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Yarn: Red Heart With Love in 2 Colors
Hook: 5.5 mm (I)
Finished Size: 8 Inch Square when blocked
Pattern Repeat: Multiple of 3 + 1
US Terminology used
ch(s) – chain(s)
ch2sp – chain 2 space
dc – double crochet
R – row
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sp – space
st(s) – stitch(es)
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
Changing Color on the Last Yarn Over
Adding New Yarn with a Single Crochet
Adding New Yarn with a Slip Stitch
- The ch 1 you crochet at the beginning of R3 (and repeats of R3) does not count as a stitch. All other chain stitches count as stitches in the totals listed at the end of the rows.
- Color Changes can be done in different ways. You can change color on the last yarn over (see Tutorials); or you can finish off at the end of the row and then join at the beginning of the next row using a sl st or sc (see Tutorials). I have written the instructions as though you are changing colors on the last yarn over but feel free to use the other method if you prefer.
R1: With Color A, Ch 28, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in each of the next 2 chs, *ch 2, sk 2 ch sts, 1 sc in the next st**; rep from * to ** 8 times. 1 sc in the last ch; changing to Color B on the last yarn over. Turn. 
R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc in each ch2sp across (there are 8). Sk all sc sts except the last sc of the row. 1 dc in the last sc of the row; changing to Color A on the last yarn over. Turn. 
R3: Ch 1. 1 sc in the first st. 1 sc in the space where you skipped the next sc in the previous row *Ch 2, sk 3 dc, 1 sc in the ch2sp**; rep from * to ** 7 times. Ch 2, sk 3 dc, 1 sc in the sp where you skipped the next sc in the previous row. 1 sc in the last st; changing to Color B on the last yarn over. Turn. 
Rep R2 and R3 8 more times. You will have completed 19 rows in total.
Weave in all those ends.
Join new yarn (I chose color B) with a sc and work 26 sc evenly along each edge and 3 sc in each corner. Finish off and weave in ends. Block your square!
I recommend if you are using this to make a dishcloth or wish for a more solid square, work those 3 dc of each R2 into the dc 2 rows prior instead of the ch2sp from the row before. This will eliminate the spaces formed between the dc sts.
Hi Dianna, I will have to recrochet it to find out how much yarn you need. Were you planning on using Red Heart Super Saver? I will try to do this in the next week (fingers crossed)!
Approximately, how much yarn would I need to make a standard size afghan using COLOR A and B using standard weight worsted yarn. I would need to know how much for A (primary color) and B (secondary color). Thank you so much for the written directions. I get dizzy watching and trying to do the stitch at the same time. I love this stitch and can’t wait to make my daughter this afghan in white and black. Thanks
Hi Susan, Yes you could make an entire Afghan using Block Stitch. It would be very pretty too!
Very welcome Tonya! I’m happy you like the tutorial 🙂 Have a lovely week! Rhondda
Hi Sandy, Not yet but I can add that to my list for future round ups! Thank you for the idea!
I love the pattern! It’s so pretty, could you make an entire afghan this way?
Thanks for the tutorial! I love this block and the way the second colour just pops through the blocks.
This looks like fun and the effect is awesome. Do you have a round-up of patterns using the block stitch?