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Crochet Larksfoot Stitch Tutorial

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Need a crochet Larksfoot Stitch tutorial that is clear and easy to follow? It is much easier to make than it looks. Learn how to crochet the Larksfoot Stitch pattern using this comprehensive tutorial.

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Larksfoot Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Including a step-by-step breakdown in plain English, as well as a concise written pattern, as well as the video tutorial… you’ll soon see just how easy the Larksfoot Stitch is and how fun it is to make. If you can make a chain and a double crochet stitch, you can learn how to make the Larksfoot Stitch.

This stitch is great for all kinds of things, but I typically see it used for making blankets. In fact, the new Meadowlark Blanket would be the perfect free pattern for you to start first. It would make a gorgeous scarf or oversized wrap as well!

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About the Larksfoot Stitch:

The multiple is 4 + 1. To make this stitch you need to start with a foundation chain in multiples of four, then add one more chain to start. For example, 10 x 4 = 40 + 1 = 41 chains to start.

The most important aspect of this tutorial is learning to make the Double Crochet Spike Stitch. Watch the video tutorial below to get tips and pointers on making this portion in particular nice and tidy.

This stitch looks best when worked up using at least two colors and the spike stitches really come alive when those colors contrast. Because of this, you’ll most likely want to change colors after every two rows. Whether you’re only using those two colors and carrying the yarn up the side to avoid weaving in more ends, or you’ve got a whole rainbow assortment, typically two rows of each color looks best.

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Abbreviations for the Larksfoot Crochet Stitch:

Ch(s)- Chain(s)

St(s)- stitch(es)

Sk- skip

Sp(s)- space(s)

Dc- Double crochet

Sdc- Spike double crochet- yarn over, insert hook into ch sp 2 rows down and pull up a loop (pull it tall to height of current row), yarn over pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through last 2 loops.

How to crochet the Larksfoot (step-by-step):

Row One

Start with a foundation chain in a multiple of 4, plus one. For this tutorial I am starting with 17 chains.

Double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook, double crochet in the next chain. (this counts as three double crochet stitches in a row)

Chain one, skip one chain, and double crochet in each of the following three chains.

Repeat the previous step to the end of the row.

Row Two

Chain 3 and turn (this will count as the first double crochet). Double crochet in the next two stitches.

Chain one, skip one stitch, and double crochet in each of the following three stitches.

Repeat the previous step to the end of the row, placing the final double crochet in the top of the turning chain.

*change colors

Row Three

Chain 4 and turn (this will count as a double crochet and a chain one). Skip the next stitch and double crochet in the next stitch.

Sdc in ch sp two rows down, dc in next st, ch-1, sk-1, dc in next st.

Repeat the previous step to the end of the row, placing the final double crochet in the top of the turning chain.

Row Four

Chain 4 and turn (again, this will count as a double crochet and a chain one). Skip the first stitch (the chain space).

Double crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, chain one, skip next stitch.

Repeat the previous step to the end of the row. There should be one stitch remaining. Place a final double crochet around the beginning chain from the previous row.

*change colors

Row Five

Chain 3 and turn (again, this will count as the first double crochet) Sdc in the first chain space two rows down, double crochet in next stitch.

Chain one, skip next stitch, double crochet in the next stitch, Sdc in chain space two rows down, double crochet in the next stitch.

Repeat the previous step to the end of the row, placing final dc in third chain from beginning chain.

Row Six

Chain 3 and turn (again, this will count as the first double crochet), dc in next two stitches.

Chain 1, skip next st, dc in each of the next 3 sts.

Repeat the previous step to the end of the row, placing last dc in top of beginning chain.

*change colors

Now that we have established the first six rows of the pattern, we will repeat rows 3, 4, 5, and 6 in order until the piece is as tall as desired.

Larksfoot Stitch (concise written pattern):

Row 1: Ch-17, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch. * Ch-1, sk-1 ch, dc in next 3 chs * repeat between * * across. (15)

Row 2: Ch-3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc in next 2 sts. * ch-1, sk-1, dc in next 3 sts * repeat between * * across, placing last dc in top of beg ch. (15)

Row 3: Ch-4 (counts as dc + ch-1 here and throughout), turn, sk next st, dc in next st, * Sdc in ch sp two rows down, dc in next, ch-1, sk-1, dc in next * repeat between * * across, placing last dc in top of beg ch. (15)

Row 4: Ch-4, turn, sk next ch, * dc in next 3 sts, ch-1, sk-1 * repeat between * * across until one st remains. Dc around beg ch sp. (15)

Row 5: Ch-3, turn, Sdc in ch sp two rows down, dc in next, * ch-1, sk-1, dc in next, Sdc in ch sp two rows down, dc in next * repeat between * * across, placing final dc in third ch from beg ch. (15)

Row 6: Ch-3, turn, dc in next two sts. * Ch-1, sk-1, dc in next 3 sts * repeat between * * across, placing last dc in top of beg ch. (15)

Until desired height is reached… repeat rows 3 through 6.

Larksfoot Video Tutorial:

If you would rather watch this video on YouTube, you can find it on my channel here. Don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there! 😉

 

I hope you love this stitch tutorial and that you’ll make something in the near future using it. Maybe the Meadowlark Blanket… a new free crochet pattern. If you do make one, please tag @HeartHookHome across all social media, or share in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.

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