Larksfoot Stitch Afghan Square

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Free Crochet Pattern. This is a relatively simple crochet stitch so let’s begin with our Larksfoot Stitch Tutorial!

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Larksfoot Stitch Afghan Square

LLANCS Larksfoot Stitch @OombawkaDesign

Hook: 5.0 mm (H)
Yarn: Red Heart with Love (worsted weight yarn)

Stitch Pattern Multiple: multiple of 4 plus 2 extra stitches

Finished Measurements: 8 inch square when blocked

Abbreviations: R – row, ch – chain, beg – begin, sc – single crochet, st – stitch, sts – stitches, dc – double crochet, sp – space

Options: We change colours every couple rows for this project. You have a number of options you can use to do this. I used a standing double crochet stitch. Here are some options if you do not want to use the standing double crochet stitch:

Tutorials You May Find Helpful:

How to Change Colours on the Last Yarn Over of a Stitch
Standing Double Crochet Stitch
Invisible Join

Stitch Diagram

Larksfoot Stitch Diagram Oombawka Design Crochet

Larksfoot Stitch Diagram Oombawka Design Crochet KEY

Notes: This square is worked using 2 colours.

Using Colour 1

R1: ch 26, beg in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each st across, turn
R2: ch 3 (counts as the 1st dc now and throughout) 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, *ch 1, skip the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts*, repeat to last st, 1 dc in the last st, turn
R3: ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, *ch 1, skip the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts*, repeat * to * across to last st, 1 dc in the last st, turn, finish off colour 1, leave a tail to weave in ends

Larksfoot Stitch 1 @OombawkaDesign

R4: Join Colour 2 with a standing dc in the 1st st; 1 dc in the next st, skip the next st, ch 1, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc into the space 2 rows below, 1 dc into the next st, sk next st, ch 1 *1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the space 2 rows below, 1 dc in the next st, skip the next st, ch 1* repeat from * to * across to the last 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the last 2 sts, turn

Larksfoot Stitch Tutorial @OombawkaDesign

Larksfoot Tutorial Row 4 @OombawkaDesign

R5: ch 3, 1 dc in the next st, sk the next st, ch 1, *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, sk the next st, ch 1* repeat from * to * across to the last 2 sts, 1 dc in each of the last 2 sts, turn, finish off colour 2, leave a tail to weave in ends

Larksfoot Stitch Row 5 @OombawkaDesign

R6: Join Colour 1 with a standing dc in the 1st st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sp two rows below, 1 dc in the next st, *sk the next st, ch 1, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sp two rows below, 1 dc in the next st* repeat from * to * across to the last st, 1 dc in the last st, turn

Larksfoot Tutorial R6 @OombawkaDesign

R7: ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, *skip the next st, ch 1, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts* repeat from * to * across to the last st, 1 dc in the last st, turn

Larksfoot Tutorial R7 @OombawkaDesign

R8: repeat R4
R9: repeat R5
R10: repeat R6
R11: repeat R7
R12: repeat R4
R13: repeat R5

R14: Join Colour 1 with a standing dc in the 1st st, *1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sp two rows below, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts* repeat from * to * across, turn
R15: ch 3, 1 dc in each st across.

Edging: sc evenly around the entire square; 24 sc on each side and 3 in each corner. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends.

Larksfoot Square @OombawkaDesign

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22 Comments

  1. Thank you this is exactly what I was looking for to make a baby shawl. Because I am a beginner it is so easy to understand. Thank you again

  2. I’m so happy you found the tutorial helpful!! Thank you for visiting my site and leaving a comment 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  3. I am so happy I found this pattern, I have tried making it using videos in YouTube and just didn’t understand it. You just printed out pictures in making this stitch, and I understand it better. Usually I’m the type of person that you have to draw me a picture and color it in. So happy you explained it so simple. Can wait to see more of your patterns.

  4. This would make an adorable baby blanket (one piece as I am not a big fan of joining squares :)) Now all I have to do is wait for a friend or family member to get pregnant!

  5. Love this stich. Would love to try it on an a different pattern

  6. Hi Andrea 🙂 I’m so happy you were able to follow the tutorial 🙂 Feel free to share your image to me by email (or on Facebook) 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  7. This stitch is my favorite of your free patterns. I think it makes such a pretty design as you crochet it. It would make a great afghan.

  8. I just tried this out for a granny square lotto winner! I’ve only learned how to do granny squares so I wanted to try to learn how to crochet straight across so naturally this appealed to me! Thank you so much! The instructions were easy to follow and I feel like, especially for a newbie, that it turned out quite nicely! I wish I could post a picture to see what you think!

  9. Hi Rose, You can make a blanket using the stitch 🙂 You can use this stitch pattern multiple: Stitch Pattern Multiple: multiple of 4 plus 2 extra stitches – so chain as big as you want for the blanket and make sure the # of chains is divisible by 4. Then add 2 extra stitches for the ‘turning chain’ and you are good to go 🙂
    Rhondda

  10. Question does this larks foot square be made bigger and keep going or do you have to make them this size for a blanket and put all together ?