Learn how to crochet the Larksfoot Crochet Stitch with this complete photo & video tutorial by Nana’s Crafty Home!
The Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Tutorial is part of the Spring Rhapsody Blanket CAL stitch tutorial series.
The tutorial for the Larksfoot Stitch is the first tutorial for Part 2 of the Spring Rhapsody Blanket. This unique stitch looks so much like a bird’s foot – the reason for its name. Since the Spring Rhapsody Blanket is all about spring and I know that one of my very favorite things about spring is watching the birds – I knew this stitch had to make an appearance in my stitch sampler blanket!
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!
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Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Written Instructions & Photo Tutorial
Paintbox Cotton Aran in Duck Egg Blue, Daffodil Yellow & Dolphin Blue
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
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.