Such little effort (seriously!) for instant *wow*. The Bicolor Crochet Block Stitch only requires few ingredients: just a couple of crochet basic techniques, and 2 yarns in two different colors (or textures!). So easy to memorize that you won’t even notice your hands moving on their own!
This crochet stitch is easy to learn and it’s perfect for all the new crochet adventurers: as you work with two different yarns, the main color will be used to create parallel rows of double crochet blocks. At the same time, you will make single crochet stitches using the second color, which will peak through as little dots in between every block. The final result is a very neat and geometrical design.
Continue reading to find the free pattern and chart of this super colorful crochet stitch!
To get the swatch you see in the picture above, we used:
- 3 mm / US 2.5 Beechwood Crochet Hook
- Bettaknit’s Pima Cotton (100% Pima Cotton from Peru, the best cotton fiber ever in the whole world! 🌎) in the colors Mellow Rose and Greenery
To make this fancy stitch, you will need to know how to work in Single Crochet and Double Crochet. If you’re at the beginning of your crochet journey, you can visit our YouTube Channel and get started with so many useful tutorials on basic crochet stitches and techniques! 😉
Notes on this stitch:
Turning chains count as 1st stitch of the row, so always skip the very first stitch of each row and work into the next one.
As you work alternating the two yarns (Color A and Color B), we suggest you cut the yarn at the end of each row, leaving a 7-8 cm-long tail that you will weave in at the end. You can also use the Tapestry Crochet technique, carrying the yarn you are not working with all across the current row to the end, hiding it inside the stitches you are making. Remember though that this technique results in a thicker fabric and higher yarn consumption.
Pick your colors and begin!
Bicolor Block Stitch Tutorial
ch. = chain
st. = stitch
sc. = single crochet
dc. = double crochet
Chain a multiple of 2 + 3 stitches.
Rows 1 and 2:
With Color A, ch. 1, sc. into every ch./st. Turn your work.
- With Color B, ch. 1, *ch. 1, skip 1 stitch, 1 sc. in the following st.*.
- Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Turn your work.
- With Color A, ch. 3, *3 dc. tog. (in the same 1-ch. space, make 3 dc. without closing them, i.e. work until 2 loops are left on the hook, then yarn over and pull the yarn through all 4 loops on the hook), ch. 1, skip 1 st.*.
- Repeat from * to * until 1 st. is left. End with 1 dc., turn.
Continue repeating Rows 3 and 4.
Bicolor Block Stitch Chart
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This is a great stitch to make everyday bags and pouches, as well as blankets and pillowcases for your home decor. What are you crocheting next? Let us know which project you’re planning to make using the Bicolor Block Stitch and share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #bettaknit!
If you also enjoy knitting and you loved this stitch, try the Striped Garter Stitch! 🧶