Linen Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Our tutorial is all about the linen stitch crochet pattern, a great stitch that is quick and easy to learn.

With the linen stitch, you can create your own patterns using just a couple of basic stitches.

We’ll show you how to work the linen stitch below–just keep reading!

Free Crochet Linen Stitch Tutorial

What is the Linen Stitch?

The linen stitch for crochet is a must learn! You only need to know two stitches: chain stitch and single crochet stitch.

In linen stitch crochet patterns, you work single crochet stitches between other single crochet stitches!

The result is much more attractive, while being just as simple, as working row after row of single crochet. Yes, I know that sounds odd, but trust me, it works!

Even more, this stitch is completely versatile as it works with any weight yarn and hook size that you want to play around with.

I find that some of my favorite projects have been when I just try out different stitches and yarns. I like to see where the project takes me!

What Can You Use the Linen Stitch for in Crochet?

Many of us needle crafters enjoy having a yarn and hook in hand while doing other activities, like watching a television show or listening to an audio book.

Linen stitch crochet projects are perfect for this as you don’t have to count complicated stitches while you work!

Another great thing about the linen stitch? It’s perfect for color pooling! What is color pooling? The basic answer is creating patterns with variegated yarns.

Personally, I love using variegated yarns, whether they create specific patterns or not. Specific kinds of variegated yarns create some wonderful patterns, such as self-striping yarns.

Linen stitch takes advantage of the multiple colors and allows the yarn to be the star of the show, rather than the pattern itself.

How to Work the Linen Stitch Crochet Pattern

As mentioned before, choose any weight yarn and size hook that you please.

Stitches Used

  • Chain Stitch
  • Single Crochet Stitch

Linen Stitch Instructions

First you will chain an odd number of stitches. A good starting number for practicing this stitch is 23.

Row 1: Into the 3rd chain from your hook, work ONE single crochet.
(Chain 1, Skip next chain, then work ONE single crochet in the following chain stitch).
Repeat () to finish the row.

Row 2: Begin by chaining 2 and turning. Into the first chain stitch SPACE, work ONE single crochet.
(Chain 1, Skip following single crochet stitch, into the next chain stitch SPACE you will work ONE single crochet stitch).
Repeat () to finish the row.

Rows 3 – ? Repeat row 2 to your the size you like.

Linen Stitch Crochet Scarf Pattern

linen stitch crochet scarf

Scarf patterns are a great way to practice a new stitch! They aren’t huge projects to take on and make wonderful gifts (assuming you don’t keep it for yourself, of course).

This pattern for an amethyst scarf by Julie King combines the linen stitch with a beautiful self-striping yarn to create a fun and functional piece to add to your wardrobe once you’ve finished.

King’s Etsy store, Gleeful Things, is the place to go for this great pattern.

Okay, so now that you know how to work the linen stitch for crochet, it’s time to put that new stitch to work for you! Because it is such an easy stitch to work with, you can easily create your own patterns to work up whatever item you’d like.

Play with different yarn weights and textures and different hook sizes to see what you can come up with to really have the most fun with the linen stitch for crochet!