Crochet Basics: Larksfoot Stitch
Crochet is an art form, a passion, a therapy, whatever you want to call it, to me it is the most fun you can have with yarn. So, let’s continue to create yarn magic, one stitch at a time! Today’s stitch is the Larksfoot Crochet Stitch. This stitch is especially eye-catching when worked in contrasting colors – it really shows off that long double crochet that is dropped into the previous row. Gorgeous! Today I’m sharing with you a simple crochet tutorial, that will help you learn how to crochet the Larksfoot stitch. This stitch creates a delicate pattern with lots of texture. The Larksfoot stitch would be great for afghans, baby blankets, and scarves!
The crochet Larksfoot stitch is a great way to play with color within your project. It works perfectly to alternate colors every row but it looks great with wide stripes too. Pair the Larksfoot crochet stitch with your favorite yarn or a variety of different yarn types and textures from lightweight to super bulky and create an eye-catching project. Whether you use a smooth yarn or a slightly textured yarn, the pattern will be the focus of your project.
Note: Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as a double crochet stitch. Ch 4 at beginning of rows counts as a double crochet and ch 1. To achieve the same color look, crochet rows 2 in one color before switching to the next.
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sk = skip
sp = space
Long dc: dc st worked below into st of previous row indicated.
Multiples: Pattern is worked in multiples of 4 + 1 for foundation chain
Sample: sample chain is 29 (4 x 8 = 28 + 1 = 29)
Row 1: With Color A, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chains count as first st), 1 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, *1 dc in next 3 ch, ch 1, sk next ch,* repeat between * * to last 3 chs, 1 dc in last 3 ch. Turn.
Row 2: ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 st, *ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to end. Turn.
Row 3: With Color B, ch 4 (counts as 1st st + ch 1), sk next st, *1 dc in next st, 1 long dc st into ch sp 2 rows below, 1 dc in next st, ch 1 , sk next st,* repeat between * * to last 2 st, 1 dc in last st. Turn.
Row 4: ch 4 (counts as 1st st + ch 1), *sk next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next 3 sts, ch 1,* repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp, sk next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in last st. Turn.
Row 5: With Color C, ch 3, *1 long dc st into ch sp 2 rows below, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc in next st,* repeat between * * to last ch 1 sp, 1 long dc in next ch sp, 1 dc in last st. Turn.
Row 6: ch 3, 1 dc in next 2 st, *ch 1, sk next ch 1 sp, 1 dc in next 3 st,* repeat between * * to end. Turn.
Continue repeating rows 3 – 6 alternating colors every 2 rows.