Ready to learn how to crochet the rope stitch?
The rope stitch is a lovely stitch for a project or pattern where you need a lot of draping and flow. The open, lacy style works well in a bunch of different yarns too, so it is a good stitch for a lot of projects.
The rope stitch is worked up easily with a combination of double crochet stitches and chains. The key to the rope stitch is the placement of the clusters and working into the chain spaces in the next row.
I could see this stitch in a variety of projects, so let’s get started learning!
Techniques and Abbreviations
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- dc – double crochet
Rope Stitch Written Instructions
Multiples of 3 stitches + 2, plus 1 ch in foundation row.
Rope stitch – You will create a small cluster by working into one stitch – 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc – in next rows, you will always work this rope cluster into the chain space from the row below.
Row 1: Work 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch, *skip 1 ch and work 1 dc in next ch, ch 1, work 1 dc in next ch; repeat from * to end of row, 1 dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, skip 1st and 2nd sts, *work 1 dc – ch 1 – 1 dc in ch 1 space from row below, skip 2 dc; repeat from * to end of row, skip last dc and work 1 dc in turning chain from row below, turn.
Row 3 +: Repeat Row 2.
When working subsequent rows, make sure to always work into the chain space from the row below and end each row with a double crochet into the turning chain from the row below.
As the pattern grows, you will see more stitch definition and start to see the lines and columns created by the stitch.