How To Crochet the Drop Stitch

Blossom Lady
May 18, 2024 09:37 AM
How To Crochet the Drop Stitch

Have you tried the crocheted drop stitch? The drop stitch is super easy and it makes a beautiful lacy fabric. You can add several rows of drop stitches to make a really open work piece, or just add a single row to add some fun texture. You should already know basic crochet stitches to be able to do this drop stitch, but if you know the basics you’re good to go. Let’s get started!


  • Yarn 
  • Hook (I used a US Size J hook)
  • US Size 35 Knitting needles (you can be creative with the needle size as this determines how large your drop stitches will be)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

Skills & Abbreviations (beyond the drop stitch):

  • ch – chain
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • sc blo – single crochet through the back loop only

Drop Stitch Pattern

Ch 20

Row 1 Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across the row (18)

Row 2 Ch 1, make the loop long with hook and place on knitting needle (first drop stitch complete), sk 1st hdc, drop st in next hdc and in each hdc st across row (don’t work into the beginning ch 2 as this doesn’t count as a stitch). Remove knitting needle from the loops. (18 drop stitches)

Row 3 Insert hook into first loop, yarn over and pull up a loop, ch 1, hdc in same loop, hdc in each loop across row, turn (18 hdc)

Continue either making more drop stitch rows or half double crochet rows for as long as you’d like!

How To Crochet the Drop Stitch
How To Crochet the Drop Stitch
How To Crochet the Drop Stitch
How To Crochet the Drop Stitch
How To Crochet the Drop Stitch
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