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How to Crochet the Block Stitch Pattern and Tutorial

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Learn how to crochet the block stitch in this step by step tutorial. This beautiful stitch is easy to crochet in two row repeats.

The block stitch tutorial includes the written pattern with plenty of pictures to help you learn this stitch.

The stitch pattern is simple crochet stitches so it’s perfect for beginners. Plus it’s an easy repeat to remember.

Pink yarn for easy crochet scarf pattern in blocks.

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Groups of double crochet stitches are worked in the chain stitches and off set by single crochet stitches creating the block effect.

Skill Level

Easy

Stitches/Abbreviations US Terms

ch(s) – chain(s)

dc – double crochet

rep – repeat

sc – single crochet

sk – skip the indicated stitch 

sl st – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge

2” / 5 cm x 2” / 5 cm = 5 dc x 3 rows of dc

Notes

  1. Ch 3 to start a row counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, like one of these standing stitches
  2. Ch 1 to start a row does not count as a stitch.
  3. The stitch multiple is 5 + 3 for the foundation chain.

This is a great stitch pattern for so many projects. Check it out in the Alza Scarf a free crochet pattern that’s perfect for all skill levels.

Crochet hook, scissors and cream and teal scarf laid on wood table.

The different colors are thanks to the self-striping yarn. But this stitch pattern looks great with color changes too.

Watch the full, step by step video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Scroll down for the free pattern and tutorial on the block stitch.

Double crochet row 3 repeat.

How to Crochet Block Stitch

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $1

Learn how to crochet the easy block stitch in this step by step tutorial.

Materials

  • Any weight yarn, here I use a #5 bulky weight yarn in pink.

Tools

  • Crochet hook to match your yarn weight. I'm using a 7 mm hook (US Size L).
  • Tapestry needle,
  • Measuring tape,
  • Scissors

Instructions

Ch 23Crochet chain in pink yarn on yellow hook.

To adjust the width of your scarf you can add or subtract 5 to my starting chain. See more info under Adjustments.

  1. Row 1. Dc in the 4th ch from your hook (the skipped chains, marked here by a blue stitch marker, count as the first st),
  2. Row 1. (cont.) Place 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, First double crochets of row 1.
  3. Row 1. (cont.) *{Ch 1, sk the next ch, and place 1 dc in each of the next 4 chs} Second repeat for crochet scarf. rep from * until only one ch is left, Row one repeat with one chain left. dc in last ch, turn. (21 sts)
  4. Row 2. Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), Turn and chain 1 for row 2. sc in same st, Single crochet in first stitch. *{ch 4, sk next 4 dc, sc in next chain space}, Chain 4, skip the double crochets and single crochet in space.rep from * until last 5 sts, Repeat until last 5 stitches. ch 4, sk next 4 dc, sc in the final stitch (remember this is the top chain from the skipped chains on the previous row--marked by the blue stitch marker), turn. (21 sts)Single crochet in last stitch.
  5. Row 3. Ch 3 (or use an alternative dc), Chain 3 alternative to start the row.*{place 4 dc in next ch 4 sp, ch 1, sk the next sc} 4 double crochets in chain 4 space.rep from * until last 5 sts, Repeat double crochets across.place 4 dc in next ch 4 sp, 4 double crochets in the last chain space.dc in last sc, turn. (21 sts)Double crochet in last stitch.
  6. Rep Row 2. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in same st, *{ch 4, sk next 4 dc, sc in next ch 1 sp}, rep from * until last 5 sts, ch 4, sk next 4 dc, sc in last dc, turn. (21 sts) Chain 4 single crochet row 2 repeat.
  7. Rep Row 3. Ch 3, *{4 dc in next ch 4 sp, ch 1, sk next sc} rep from * until last 5 sts, 4 dc in next ch 4 sp, dc in last sc, turn. (21 sts) Double crochet row 3 repeat.
  8. Continue to Repeat Row 2 and 3 until the desired length.
    Pink yarn for easy crochet scarf pattern in blocks. This is a swatch from the video tutorial for the Alza scarf. I crochet in the back bump here which leaves a nice edge.

Notes

A color change is a great way to customize your crochet projects. This simple two row repeat is perfect. You can crochet the double crochet rows in the main color and choose a contrasting color for the single crochet and chain rows.

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