How to crochet the Little Boxes stitch
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The Little Boxes stitch is a very simple stitch to learn. It has a textured front and the back is flat. Although it looks very similar to the Waffle stitch, it's worked just a little differently.
It's a combination of front and back post double crochet that creates a wonderful fabric. It also works up very quickly, too!
It's very beginner friendly and would be wonderful for a blanket, scarf or a hat!
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To see a video tutorial of this stitch, scroll to the bottom of this post or click HERE. At the bottom of the post there is also a chart for your reference.
Stitches and abbreviations used:
Pattern is written in US terms
Dc: Double crochet
Hdc: Half double crochet
RS: Right Side
St(s): Stitch (es)
Tch: Turning Chain
WS: Wrong Side
Yo: Yarn over
BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet - Yo once, insert hook back to front around indicated stitch, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] two times
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet - Yo once, insert hook front to back around indicated stitch, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] two times
Ch-2 at beg of row counts as first hdc
Ch-3 at beg of row counts as first dc
Chain in multiples of 4 + 5 for base chain
Row 1 (RS): Work 1 dc in fourth ch from hook (skipped chs count as first dc) and in ea ch across
Row 2: Ch 2, turn; (WS): 1 FPDC around ea of the next 2 sts, 1 BPDC around next st, *1 FPDC around ea of the next 3 sts, 1 BPDC around next st; rep * to last 3 sts, work 1 FPDC around ea of next 2 sts, 1 hdc in top of tch
Row 3: Ch 3, turn; (WS): Dc in ea of the next 2 sts, 1 FPDC around next st, *1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts, 1 FPDC around next st; rep * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in ea of the last 3 sts
Repeat rows 2-3 to desired length.
I hope you enjoyed learning this stitch as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyJ - I'd love to see what you create!
💕 Stacy J