Learn how to crochet a woven crochet stitch with the Interlocking Arches Crochet Stitch with this complete photo and video tutorial by Nana’s Crafty Home!
This crochet stitch is featured in an upcoming pattern the Marjorie Pocket Scarf which will be a free pattern and part of a crochet a long that begins on 12/07/20 so I wanted to get a tutorial out there so you can practice before you get started!
This stitch is actually a variation of the Interlocking Arched Columns crochet stitch which I used in my Mountain Trail Tweed Poncho. I just love how these arches look on their own – so pretty! It is also the stitch I used in my Any Holiday Dishcloth from way back in my early blog days. I had never done a complete photo tutorial nor a video for just this stitch so I thought it would be a good time to do an update.
A simple stitch repeat creates a very interesting texture and unique look! You will be using double crochet, single crochet and chains to create this lovely stitch pattern. What creates the unique look is dropping a double crochet stitch into a skipped stitch from the previous row behind the chain 1. This creates the look of arches in your finished fabric.
This stitch is best highlighted using color changes from row to row. Changing colors really enhances the woven look of this stitch. However, the texture would be lovely in just one color, too.
Another fantastic thing about this stitch – even the “wrong side” looks great, too! Which makes it perfect for blankets!
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You may also like the following free stitch tutorials at Nana’s Crafty Home:
A woven crochet stitch – Interlocking Arches Crochet Stitch Written Instructions & Photo Tutorial
Lion Brand Basic Stitch Premium in Saffron & Garnet
Furl’s Streamline Swirl in Cookies & Cream Size H/8 (5.0 mm) crochet hook
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ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
RS = right side
st = stitch
To resize: chain foundation chain in multiples of 2 + 5
Sample shown = 35 chains
Row 1: dc in 5th ch from hook (sk chains count as 1st dc + ch 1), ch 1, *sk next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1* repeat between * * to last 2 chs, sk next ch, 1 dc in last ch. Turn.
Row 2: (RS) ch 1, sc in same st, *dc in sk ch from previous row (work dc behind ch 1 from previous row), sc in next st* repeat between * * to skipped chains from previous row, dc in 4th skipped ch, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in last st (work sc in the dc of dc + 1). Turn.
Row 3: ch 4 (counts as first dc + ch 1), sk next st, *dc in next st (sc previous row), ch 1, sk next st* repeat between * * to last 2 sts, sk next st, dc in last st. Turn.
Row 4: ch 1, sc in same st, *dc in sk st from previous row (work dc behind ch 1 from previous row), sc in next st* repeat between * * to end, sc in last st (work sc in the dc of dc + 1). Turn.
Continue repeating rows 3 – 4 to size desired in pattern.