The perfect way to play with color and unique texture
The larksfoot stitch is as easy to crochet as it is unique. Use this stitch for any project where color is a must! It’s versatile enough to work with many different types of projects like blankets, scarves and even garments.
For the demonstration today I’ll be using my 6.5 mm rose gold Furls Odyssey crochet hook and Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn but you can pair this stitch with any of your favorite yarns!
Let’s give it a try!
In this tutorial we’ll work up a test swatch so you can get the hang of the Larksfoot stitch before diving into a project.
(By the way, let me know in the comment section what types of patterns you would like to see from me that use this stitch!)
- Lion Brand Color Made Easy, huckleberry, turmeric & alabaster
- 6.5 mm Crochet Hook
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How to Crochet the Larksfoot Stitch
As always, I recommend you watch the tutorial first and follow up with the written instructions below. When you can see something in action before reading any instructions, a stitch always seems much easier to master!
This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click on the link below to be directed to the left-handed tutorial on YouTube.
Larksfoot Stitch Pattern
Abbreviations you’ll need to know
- Ch – Chain
- Dc – Double Crochet
- LDc – Long Double Crochet**
- Rem – Remaining
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- YO – Yarn Over
LDc – YO and insert hook in designated space, one row below (be sure to pull up so the height matches your last double crochet). YO and pull through two loops. YO and pull through the remaining two loops.
4 + 1
Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from the hook (ch 3 counts as first dc). Dc in next ch. Ch 1, skip 1 ch. *Dc once in next 3 ch. Ch 1, skip 1 ch. Rep from * to last 3 sts. Dc once in last 3 ch. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc). Dc once in next 2 sts. Ch 1, skip 1 (the skipped stitch is a ch 1 from previous row). *Dc once in next 3 sts. Ch 1 skip 1 st. Rep from * to last 3 sts. Dc once in last 3 sts. Turn. Optional: change colors in last dc of this row. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Skip 1 st and dc in the next st. LDc in the ch-1 space 1 row below. Dc in next st. *Ch 1, skip 1 st. Dc in next st. LDc in ch-1 space 1 row below. Dc in next st. Rep to last 2 sts. Ch 1, skip 1 st. Dc in last st. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). *Sk 1 st and dc once in next 3 sts. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Ch 1, skip 1 st. Dc in last st. Optional: change colors in last dc of this row. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc). LDc in the ch-1 space 1 row below. Dc in next st. Ch 1, skip 1 st. *Dc in next st. LDc in ch-1 space 1 row below. Dc in next st. Ch 1, sk 1 st. Rep from * to last 3 sts. Dc in next st. LDc in ch-1 space 1 row below. Dc in last st. Turn.
Row 6: Rep row 2. Optional: change colors in last dc of this row. Turn.
Rep rows 2-5 until your project measures desired length. To achieve the swatch look you see here work rows 2 and 3 in one color, 4 and 5 in another color.