The Box Stitch is a super easy crochet stitch pattern that makes a big impact. It has a similar look to the corner to corner box stitch, but it’s worked side to side.
Yarn used in this tutorial was provided by WeCrochet. All opinions are my own.
I think the Box Stitch looks best in multiple colors as that shows off it’s fun shape. However, it can be quite lovely in a solid color as well. For this tutorial I’ve changed color every row. When I used this stitch in Section 5 of the Suzie’s Stiped Sampler Blanket CAL, I changed colors every other row.
The Box Stitch does create squares, they are just on their points. This means this stitch can be used as a graph pattern stitch, as long as the graph is designed with the squares on their points as well.
Box Stitch Video Tutorial
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Supplies in this Video
Stitches and Abbreviations: click on highlighted sts for tutorials
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
fsc – foundation single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
rs – right side
sc – single crochet
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
ws – wrong side
( ) – work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
[ ] – work step in brackets number of times indicated
Box Stitch Written Instructions with Photos
The Box Stitch is worked over a multiple of 4 plus 1 stitches. For the video and chart in this tutorial I started with a base of 17 single crochet. The stitch pattern begins with row 2. I’ve also included a finishing row to end your swatch with a row of single crochet. The first and last rows of single crochet are simply to neaten up the top and bottom of your swatch if you want to keep it for future reference. I like to staple mine to an index card with the name of the pattern on it.
Row 1 (RS): FSC a multiple of 4+1.
Ch a multiple of 4+2, turn, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as ch sp here and throughout), turn, 3 dc in first st, [skip 3, (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next st] until 4 sts remain, skip 3, sc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, 3 dc in first st, [(sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp] across to last ch-3 sp, sc in last ch-3 sp.
Repeat Row 3 to desired size.
Final Row (to flatten the top, optional): Ch 3, turn, 3 dc in first st, [(sc, hdc, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp] across to last ch-3 sp, sc in last ch-3 sp.
Finishing Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st and in each st across to last ch-3 sp, sc in last ch-3 sp.
Box Stitch Chart
Here are some supplies you may find useful.
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