Crochet Basics: Rope Stitch
Ready to learn how to crochet the rope stitch?
The rope stitch is a lovely stitch for a project or pattern where you need a lot of draping and flow. The open, lacy style works well in a bunch of different yarns too, so it is a good stitch for a lot of projects.
The rope stitch is worked up easily with a combination of double crochet stitches and chains. The key to the rope stitch is the placement of the clusters and working into the chain spaces in the next row.
I could see this stitch in a variety of projects, so let’s get started learning!
This lacey texture is so easy. It’s a perfect step up for a beginner. All you need to know is how to double crochet and chain. Two simple stitches, one amazing design!
Any size hook. I used US G6/4 mm crochet hook. A yarn weight that works with your hook size. I used worsted weight yarn, tapestry needle and scissors
Beginning row: 1 double crochet in the 5th chain from the hook. 1 chain and 1 double crochet in the next chain. *Skip 1 chain, 1 double crochet in the next chain, 1 chain and 1 double crochet in the next chain*. Repeat from * to * until there is 1 chain left, 1 double crochet. Turn the work.
Row 1: chain 3 turning chains. *In the next chain space from the previous row, 1 double crochet, 1 chain, 1 double crochet.* Repeat from * to * until you reach the turning chains from the previous row. 1 double crochet in the third chain. Continue working row 1 as many times as needed to reach the total length of your work.
When working subsequent rows, make sure to always work into the chain space from the row below and end each row with a double crochet into the turning chain from the row below.
As the pattern grows, you will see more stitch definition and start to see the lines and columns created by the stitch.