The up and down stitch is a subtle crochet stitch, but fun and easy to work.
It is also a great stitch to work while watching tv or your kid’s sports game because you won’t have to keep looking at a pattern to know what is next.
The up and down stitch uses the single crochet and double crochet stitches to create this unique look.
The key is working the singles into the doubles and the doubles into the singles to keep the row height the same and move up the fabric.
So, let’s get started learning the up and down stitch.
Techniques and Abbreviations Used:
- ch – chain
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sl st – slip stitch
- yo – yarn over
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
Up and Down Stitch Written Instructions:
Work this stitch in any even number of stitches.
Up and Down Stitch: 1 sc in first st, 1 dc in next st. In the next row, repeat by working 1 sc in the dc from the row below and 1 dc into the sc from the row below.
Row 1: Work 1 dc in the 2nd ch from hook, *1 sc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch; repeat from * across to end of row, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, *1 dc in next st (sc from row below), 1 sc in next st (dc from row below); repeat from * to end of row, work 1 dc in turning ch, turn.
Row 3+: Repeat Row 2.
- Make sure to always work the sc into the dc and the dc into the sc.
- Don’t forget the dc into the turning chain at the end of each row. This helps maintain the edges and keep your project looking good.