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Block Stitch

Block Stitch Tutorial | LLANCS | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

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Supplies

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

Abbreviations

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

Helpful Tutorials

Color Changes

Changing Color on the Last Yarn Over
Adding New Yarn with a Single Crochet
Adding New Yarn with a Slip Stitch

Notes

  • 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.

Block Stitch | LLANCS | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

Pattern Instructions

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.  [27]

Ch 28 | Block Stitch Tutorial | OombawkaDesign

Row 1 | | Block Stitch Tutorial | OombawkaDesign

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. [26]

Row 2 | LLANCS | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

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. [27]

Row 3 | Block Stitch Tutorial | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

Rep R2 and R3 8 more times. You will have completed 19 rows in total.

Row 4 | Block Stitch | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

Row 5 | Block Stitch | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

Row 6 | Block Stitch | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

Weave in all those ends.

Edging

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.

Block Stitch Square | LLANCS | oombawkadesigncrochet.com

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8 Comments

  1. 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)!

  2. 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

  3. I love the pattern! It’s so pretty, could you make an entire afghan this way?

  4. Thanks for the tutorial! I love this block and the way the second colour just pops through the blocks.

  5. This looks like fun and the effect is awesome. Do you have a round-up of patterns using the block stitch?