Brickwork Stitch Tutorial

The brickwork stitch is a lovely textured stitch. It uses treble crochets and front loops to create a raised alternating brick pattern. I’ve used a 3 color sequence to allow you to see where the front loop stitches are and therefore making it easier for you to learn the stitch. It would look pretty in a 2 color repeat or if you are more interested in the texture, a single color would work as well.

It would make an adorable baby blanket using pastel baby colors. Use a chunky yarn, and you could create place mats or hot pads.

With this stitch,after the first 2 rows are made, you will crochet on the right side only. Keep this in mind when deciding on a project, as it is not reversible. For instance, only one side of a blanket would have the texture. For a place mat or hot pad, it would not matter as you only use one side. There is also a lot of weaving of ends. You may want to weave as you go. Use a hook size compatible with your yarn size. For this demonstration, I used a 4 mm (G) hook. The Lilac Yarn is Red Heart Soft and the Cream and Green(Limelight) Yarn are Caron Simply Soft.

Abbreviations Used:

ch= chain, sc=single crochet, hdc=half double crochet, FL=front loops, BL=back loops, tr=treble, rep=repeat, st=stitch

Multiple is 6 sts + 3, plus 1 for foundation chain.

Step 1: Work the number of foundation chains you need for your project in Yarn A.(Lilac) Sc in 3rd ch from hook, and in each ch across, turn.

Step 2: Ch 1 (counts as sc), skip first sc, sc in FL only of each sc across, changing to yarn B (Cream) in the yarn over of final sc, turn. Fasten off yarn A. (Lilac)

Step 3: In yarn B(Cream), ch 2 (counts as hdc), skip 1st st, work hdc (in both loops) of every sc across. Fasten off Yarn B, but do not turn work. From here you will not be turning, but joining the yarn back at the beginning of each row.

Treble Crochet ( Yarn over twice, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through final 2 loops.) See illustration below.

Step 4: If using 3 colors, join Yarn C (Green). If using 2 or just one color, join Yarn A(Lilac) to beginning of previous row, ch 1 (counts as sc), 1 tr in FL only of next 2 sc from 2 rows below, sc in BL only of next 3 hdc, *tr in FL only of next 3 sc 2 rows below, sc in BL only of next 3 hdc: rep from * to last 3 sts, tr in FL only of next 2 sc from 2 rows below, sc in last sc. Fasten off, but do not turn.

Step 5: Repeat step 3. If using 3 colors, join Yarn A(Lilac). If using 2 colors, join yarn B(Cream).

5 rows completed

Step 6: If using 3 colors, join Yarn B(Cream), if using 2 colors, join Yarn A(Lilac) to beginning of previous row, Ch 1 (counts as sc) sc in BL only of next 2 hdc, *tr in FL only of next 3 sc 2 rows below, sc in BL only of next 3 hdc; rep from * to end. Fasten off but do not turn.

Step 7: Repeat step 3. If using 3 colors, join Yarn C (green), if using 2 colors, join Yarn B(Cream)

Step 8: Repeat Steps 4-7 for whatever length the project is.

I hope you enjoyed learning this brickwork stitch and are able to use it in your next project. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Subscribe if you would like to be informed when new content is added. Until next time, have a happy day and Happy Crocheting!

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Crochet Edgings

You just finished your blanket, your scarf, your piece of clothing. But is it really finished. What is it missing? Yes, an edging. Most crochet items need a crochet edging to be truly finished. There are so many edgings to choose from. Some are fairly simple while others are quite complex. I’ve compiled a small list of fun and easy ones. Maybe you are a beginner, maybe you are intermediate. Whichever you are, I hope you will find these edgings simple and fun.

Abbreviations Used: sc=single crochet, dc=double crochet, st=stitch, ch=chain, hdc=half double crochet, tr=treble crochet, rep=repeat, tch=turning chain, yo=yarn over

Simple Shell Edge


If using this on say a blanket, I would single crochet all the way around the blanket. This would make a foundation row. This edge works best in multiples of 4 sts + 1.

Row 1: (right side) join with a slip st in your edge, ch 1, sc in same stitch as join, *skip next st, 5 dc into next st, skip next st, sc in next st; rep from * to end. Fasten off.

Gentle Wave

This edging works best with multiples of 14 sts + 1. This edging would look nice on a baby blanket. You could also make a foundation row sc before beginning the wave.

Row 1: (right side) join with sl st in your edge, ch 1, sc in same stitch as join, *over next 14 sts, sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) in next 3 sts, dc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * to end. Fasten off.

Bobble Dainty

This edging works best in multiples of 5 sts + 1.

Special stitch: popcorn st=work 4 dc in next st, drop loop from hook, insert hook into the first dc you made, pick up dropped loop and draw through the dc, ch 1 to secure popcorn.

Row 1: (right side) I would use a foundation row of single crochets, turn.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as a hdc, ch 2) skip 1st 2 sc, sc into next st, *Ch 5, skip 4 sc, sc into next st; rep from * to last 2 sc, ch 2, hdc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st hdc, ch 3, popcorn into next sc, ch 3, *sc into next ch 5 arch, ch 3, popcorn into next sc, ch 3; rep from * to last sp, sc into 2nd ch of tch. Fasten off.

Pintuck Edge

This edging works with multiple of any number of sts. It makes a sort of raised edge, I think would look wonderful on a pillow.

Row 1: (right side) Use Yarn A to sc all around edge, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc) skip st at base of ch, dc into front loop of each sc to end, turn. Fasten off Yarn A, join Yarn B.

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as a dc) skip st at base of ch, dc into back loop of each dc to end, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, *insert hook through next dc and corresponding back loop from the st on 2nd row, yo, draw loop through the layers, yo, complete as a sc; rep from * to end. Fasten off.

Honeycomb Edge

This edging works best in multiple of 5 sts + 1. I think this edge would look cool on the end of a scarf.

Row 1: (right side) This would be a foundation of sc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc into each of 1st 2 sts, *Ch 5, skip 2 sc, sc into each of next 3 sc; rep from * to end, omitting 1 sc at end of last rep, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc into 1st sc, *5 sc into next Ch 5-arch, skip next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 4: Ch 6 (counts as 1 tr, ch 2), skip 1st 2 sc, sc into each of next 3 sc, *Ch 5, skip 3 sc, sc into each of next 3 sc; rep from * to last 2 sc, ch 2, 1 tr into last sc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc into 1st tr, 2 sc into ch 2-sp, skip next sc, sc into next sc, *skip next sc, 5 sc into next ch 5-arch, skip next sc, sc into next sc; rep from * to last ch 2-sp, 2 sc into last sp, sc nto 4th ch of tch. Fasten off.

I hope you enjoyed learning these 5 fun and easy edgings. I hope you can incorporate one of them into one of your future crochet projects. Until next time, Happy Crocheting!

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