If you love the textured of the waffle stitch, but have always wished it had more color, then you are going to love the block stitch! It uses two colors, stripes, and front post stitches to create a super cool textured crochet stitch.
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Here on my blog, I’ve got a two free crochet tutorial for how to do tapestry crochet and intarsia crochet, which are the two most common crochet color work techniques. They’ll walk you through what each technique is, how to read crochet graphs, how to change colors in crochet, and a bunch of other tips I have for color work! You can find them here on my blog at:
– The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet: (This technique is used when you would like to carry your yarn, and the color work is close together.)
– The Beginner’s Guide to Intarsia Crochet: (This technique is used when you don’t want to carry your yarn, and instead would like to use yarn bobbins. I used this for this pattern.)
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Gauge: 4” x 4” square = 16 sc x 15 rows
Hook Size: 4.5mm or size to meet gauge
Yarn: Hobbii Amigo (Weight 3 DK weight, 100% acrylic, 191yds/175m) in two colors:
– Color A: Steel Blue (A24)
– Color B: Rust (A40)
Approximate Yarn Yardage:
- Color A: 12 yds
- Color B: 12 yds
- Ch = chain
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sc = single crochet
- fptr = front post triple crochet
- BLO = back loops only
Colored Block Stitch Pattern:
The following instructions are for 1 stitch. Each block uses 4 st, and then you will want to have 1 extra one extra st on each size of the fptr.
Row 1: (Color A) sc 6
Row 2: (Color B) sc 6 in the BLO
Row 3-4: (Color) sc 6
Row 5: sc 1, fptr in the 2nd blue sc from row 1, sc 2, fptr in the 5th sc from row 1, sc 1
Starting with color A, ch 21
Row 1: Starting with 2nd ch from hook, sc 21, on last yarn over of the last sc of the row, switch to color B
Row 2: (Color B) ch 1, turn, sc across in the BLO
Rows 3-4: (Color B) ch 1, turn, sc across, on last yarn over of the last sc of the row, switch to color A
Row 5: (Color A) ch 1, turn, sc 1, fptr in the 2nd blue sc from row 1, sc 2, *fptr in the 5th sc from row 1, sc 2, repeat from * 4 more times working the fptr in the sc that lines up with a sc in row 1 that lines up with the current st, fptr 1, sc 1, on last yarn over of the last sc of the row, switch to color B
Repeat rows 2-5 till your swatch reaches the length you’d like, working the fptr around the posts of the last fptr done.
Once your swatch is done, fasten off and weave in ends.