Interlocking Block Stitch – Week 47 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

The Interlocking Block stitch is a nice and easy stitch best used with 3 colours. I used 4 colours in my block, but after weaving in all those ends I wish I’d stuck with 3 and carried the colour up the sides.

The stitch creates a staggered check pattern which creates a beautiful effect for an endless choice of projects.

You can find the links for all the previous squares in the crochet along here. You can purchase the ad free, printable version of the pattern on Ravelry for just £2.40 which includes a weekly update with the next square

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-50-stitches-cal

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Double crochet (dc) = treble crochet

The Pattern

For this square you will need a 3.5mm hook

Chain 32

Row 1. In 4th chain from hook make a dc (the turning chain counts as your first stitch) dc in the next stitch. *Chain 3 and skip the next 3 stitches then dc in the next 3 stitches*

row 1
3 double crochet ch 3, skip 3

Repeat between *and* when you get to the last 3 stitches, chain 2 and pull up a loop in the last stitch and change colour then chain 1

Joining your 3rd colour
Change colour in the last stitch of the row

Turn

Row 2. In the same stitch as the colour change, make the alternate turning chain. In the 2 skipped chains in the foundation chain, make a dc. *Chain 3. Make a dc in each of the next skipped foundation chains*

Pull up a loop so your stitches are pulled up high
Pull up a loop to the height of your turning chain

 repeat between *and* when you get to the last 3 stitches, chain 2 and pull up a loop in the last stitch and change colour and chain 1.

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Row 3. In the same stitch as the colour change, make the alternate turning chain. In the 2 skipped chains 2 rows below, make a dc. *Chain 3. Make a dc in each of the next skipped stitches 2 rows below* 

Make your row 3 stitches into the top of row 1
Your stitches are made in the skipped stitches 2 rows below

repeat between *and* when you get to the last 3 stitches, chain 2 and pull up a loop in the last stitch and change colour and chain 1.

Rows 4 – 20. Repeat row 3

Turn

Row 21. Chain 1 and sc in the same stitch as the colour change. Sc every stitch sc in both row 20 and row 19. In the row 19 stitches, pull up a loop to the same height as your beginning stitch in row 21.

The Border

Sc in each stitch across the top and bottom

Make 1 sc in the sides of row 1 and 21. Make 2 sc in the sides of rows 2 and 20. Make 3 sc in the side of all other rows.

Make an extra sc in the corners for the turn

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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