Our tutorial will guide you step-by-step how to crochet block stitch projects.
This stitch is very versatile and makes a great addition to any crocheters bag of tricks.
Keep reading for our tutorial and a lovely blanket pattern using the block stitch!
What is the Crochet Block Stitch and What is It Used for?
The block stitch is rather self-explanatory right in the name!
Combining some basic stitches creates the boxes and when crocheted in at least two colors, the blocks really stand out, making the overall look that much more interesting!
For even more interest–add more color! The more color you have, the more the blocks will stand out.
The finished project looks very modern with its geometric squares–try using modern colors as well to make an ultra fashionable blanket.
The crochet block stitch can be worked flat or in the round.
While it is similar to the beloved granny square stitch, it has much cleaner lines. The finished result ends up looking very neat, which just adds to the modern look.
The block stitch still has some nice spacing between the blocks, like the granny square, but it is more dense and hides loose ends making color changes easy.
This crochet block stitch is one of the best stitches to learn. It is simple enough for a beginner yet creates a finished product that looks expertly crafted. It just doesn’t get much better than that!
While the crochet block stitch is ideal for blankets, don’t be afraid to mix it up. You can work up a scarf or cowl in some fall colors.
Or perhaps some baby booties in a soft grey and light pink. You could even turn it into bright, colorful pillows and poufs!
How to Crochet Block Stitch
To begin: Chain a multiple of 3 plus 1 (Ex. 18 + 1 = 19)
Row 1: Skip first chain stitch. In the next two chain stitches, work one single crochet. THEN (chain 2, skip 2 chain stitches, work one single crochet in the next stitch). Repeat () to the next to last chain stitch. In the last chain stitch, work one single crochet stitch. IF you’re going to change color, you will want to do that on this final stitch.
Row 2: Chain 3. Work 3 double crochet stitches in each of the (chain 2 skip 2) across the row. You will skip every single crochet stitch until you reach the very last one in the row. In that single crochet stitch you will work 1 double crochet stitch. If you’re going to change color, you will do that on the last “yarn over.” Turn.
Row 3: Begin by chaining 1. In the first stitch, work 1 single crochet. Then work 1 single crochet in the SPACE created by skipping the single crochet in the prior row. (Chain 2, skip 3 double crochet stitches, work 1 single crochet in the SPACE created by skipping the single crochet in the prior row).
Repeat () across the row. When you reach the SPACE created by skipping the single crochet in the prior row just near the end, chain 2, then skip the 3 double crochet stitches, and work 1 single crochet. In the last stitch, work 1 single crochet. Change color on the last yarn over if you are using other colors. Turn.
To continue, repeat Row 2 and Row 3 until you reach your desired length!
It is a bit confusing at first, but with just a little practice, you can use the block stitch too!
Block Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern
The baby blanket pattern by Deborah O’Leary
The block stitch baby blanket can be worked in the suggested colors, or any color combination you’d like. The pattern comes with two different choices for the border as well as easy to read instructions.
This modern take on the granny square stitch is fun and easy to learn.
The crochet block stitch is so much fun, especially when you try it with different colors!
If you haven’t tried it yet, grab some yarn and a hook and try it out! You’ll love the look of the crochet block stitch!