Ready to learn how to crochet the crunch stitch?
This is a great stitch and the texture is phenomenal! I love the way that this stitch looks and it is so easy to create!
The crunch stitch is a combination of half double crochet stitches and slip stitches.
If you are working multiple rows it is easy to get into the groove with this stitch because you are working the same stitches over and over and the key is working the opposite stitches into the row below.
So, since we are just using half double crochet stitches and slip stitches, so in the next row, you work the half doubles into the slip stitches and the slip stitches into the half double crochet stitches.
Let’s get started with the crunch stitch!
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sl st – slip stitch
- yo – yarn over
- hdc – half double crochet
Crunch Stitch Written Instructions:
Work a multiple of 2 stitches and add one for the foundation chain if working from start.
Crunch stitch – sl st in first st, hdc in next st.
Row 1: Work 1 sl st in 3rd ch from hook, *1 hdc in next ch, 1 sl st in next ch; repeat from * to last ch in row, work 1 sl st in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), *sl st in next st (which is a hdc from row below), 1 hdc in next st (which is a sl st from row below); repeat from * to end, work the last sl st into the turning ch, turn.
Row 3+: Repeat Row 2.
- If you make sure you are always working a sl st into a hdc and the hdc into the sl st, then this is an easy repeating pattern.
- Make sure to work the sl st into the turning chain at the end of each row.
Crunch Stitch Project Ideas:
- Small Coin Purse by CrochetNCrafts