Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Tutorial | Written + Video

Don’t we all love making blankets? Aside from the warmth they give during the cold season, they’re also perfect as gifts!

But of course, we would not want to give our friends a simple, plain looking blanket. We love going all out and adding intricate designs on them. Luckily, with the Larksfoot Crochet Stitch, you can easily make a nice looking blanket in just a few hours!

Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Tutorial | Written + Video

Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Thinking of using up the stash yarn you’ve been wanting to get off for the longest time? Use them in learning and making something functional using the Larksfoot Stitch!

It’s not really clear why this stitch is named as such, but it’s most probably because the pattern this stitch makes looks like a bird middle toe. After learning how to make this stitch, you’ll probably be reminded of the same thing when the pattern starts to show!

Larksfoot Stitch Blanket By Kate Elizabeth
Larksfoot Stitch Blanket By Kate Elizabeth

Even though you need to repeat 4 rows to make the pattern show in this stitch, you surely won’t have a hard time learning how to make them since you’ll only be using the basic crochet stitches. But you have to be consistent with your stitches, make sure they are not too tight or too loose. It takes a while to get the hang of it, but your effort will be worth the incredible design you’ll be able to create!

Are you ready for some intense crocheting? Grab your yarn and hook and have fun learning how to make the Larksfoot Crochet Stitch!

Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Process
Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Process By Kate Elizabeth

Larksfoot Crochet Instructions

To start making the Larksfoot Stitch, you have to chain in multiples of 4 + 1.

Row 1

Double crochet on the 4 chain from the hook. The chain 3 will be considered as the first double crochet. Double crochet on the next two stitches. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. * Double crochet in the next three stitches. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch.* Repeat this pattern until the last three stitches. Double crochet in the last 3 stitches. 

Row 2

Chain 3, and turn your work. Double crochet in the next two stitches. *Chain 1, skip 1, double crochet in the next 3 stitches.* Repeat this pattern until the last 3 stitches. Double crochet in the last 3 stitches. 

Row 3

Chain 4, turn your work. This will count as a double crochet, and a chain. Skip 1 stitch, double crochet in the next stitch. Double crochet in the chain 1 space one row below (Row 1). Double crochet in the next stitch. 

*Chain 1, skip 1 stitch. Double crochet in the next stitch. Then double crochet in the chain space one row below. Double crochet in the next stitch.* Repeat this pattern until the last 2 stitches in the row. Chain 1, skip 1. Double crochet in the last stitch. 

Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Swatch
Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Swatch By Allison
Row 4

Chain 4, turn your work. *Skip 1 stitch, double crochet in the next 3 stitches.* Repeat this pattern until you reach the last 2 stitches. Chain 1, skip 1 stitch, and double crochet in the last stitch. 

Row 5

Chain 3, turn your work. Make a double crochet in the chain space one row below (Row 3). Double crochet in the next stitch, chain 1, skip stitch. 

*Double crochet in the next stitch, double crochet in the chain space one row below. Double crochet in the next stitch, chain 1, skip next stitch. * Repeat this pattern until the last 3 stitches. Double crochet in the next stitch, Double crochet in the chain space one row below, then double crochet in the last stitch. 

Row 6

Repeat Row 2.

Repeat Rows 2 to 5, until you reach your desired length.

Patterns You Can Make Using the Larksfoot Crochet Stitch

With the versatile pattern you achieve using the Larksfoot stitch, there are lots of items you can make with this stitch! To name a few, you can make dishcloths, blankets, afghans, scarves, and even bags.

Everyone loves making blankets because they’re multifunctional. They can be used to keep you warm, as house decoration, and even as gifts. Surely you would not want to display plain looking blankets, or give your friends blankets that are too bland.

Larksfoot Stitch Bag
Larksfoot Stitch Bag By MadeByAllegra

By using the Larksfoot Crochet Stitch in your next blanket project, you will not have to waste your time thinking if your work is boring or not. This stitch creates an eye-catching pattern that stands out more when you use different colored yarns in each row.

For a more visible pattern and texture, use bright contrasting colors in each row. By using different colors per row, you won’t have to worry about running out of the stash yarns you’re using.

Play with colors and texture by using the Larksfoot Crochet Stitch in your next project!

Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Blanket
Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Blanket By Yarnspirations

Share Your Works With Us!

We love seeing what our community is making! Share with everyone what you’re busy working on by posting your works on our Facebook Page. Pretty sure you’re also excited to know what the others are making. 

If you enjoyed learning how to make this stitch, we have a lot of other stitches for you to learn!

Hope you had making and learning with the Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Tutorial made just for the whole community!