Week 17 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

Week 17 of The 50 Stitches crochet along is the Larksfoot stitch. This stitch is supposed to look like the foot of the lark bird. It has 2 short toes with a long middle toe, created using a spike stitch. This is a popular stitch for blankets.

This stitch is made in multiples of 4 plus 1, but to make it fit our square counts, I’ve added an extra stitch on one side.

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

This pattern is written in US terms, but you can find the UK term translation below

UK Translation

Double crochet (dc) = treble crochet

The Pattern

You will need a 3.5 mm hook for this square

Start by making a chain of 32

Row 1. In the 4th chain from your hook make a dc (turning chain counts as a stitch). Dc in the next chain. *Chain 1, skip a chain then dc in the next 3 stitches* Repeat between * and * until the end of the row – 30 stitches

Row 1
Row 1, 3 dc, chain 1

Turn

Row 2. Chain 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch) and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. In the next stitch make a dc, *chain 1 and skip a stitch, then dc in the next 3 stitches* repeat across the row – 30 stitches

Turn

Row 3. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Chain 1, skip a stitch, *dc in the next stitch. Around the chain 1 in row 1 make a spike stitch, then dc in the next stitch, chain 1 and skip a stitch* repeat between *and* across the row. Dc in the last stitch.

Making your spike stitch
Making your spike stitch

Your skipped stitch should always be over the middle dc in the group of 3 in the row below.

Turn.

Row 4. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. *dc in the next 3 stitches, then chain 1 and skip a stitch* repeat between *and* across the row. Make a dc in the last stitch.

Turn

Row 5. Chain 1 and alternate turning chain in the first stitch. * Around the chain 1 in row 3 make a spike stitch, then dc in the next stitch, chain 1 and skip a stitch, then dc in the next stitch.* repeat between *and* across the row. End the row with a dc

Turn

Row 6. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in the next stitch, then chain 1 and skip a stitch, *dc in the next 3 stitches, chain 1 and skip a stitch* repeat between *and* across the row. Make a dc in the last 3 stitches.

Turn

Row 7. Repeat row 3

Row 8. Repeat row 4

Row 9. Repeat row 5

Row 10. Repeat row 6

Row 11. Repeat row 3

Row 12. Repeat row 4

Row 13. Repeat row 5

Row 14. Chain 1. Make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch, then make a dc in each stitch across – 30 stitches

Tie off

The Border

Make a sc in every stitch across the top and bottom. In the sides make 3 sc in rows 1 and 14 and 2 sc in the side of all other rows.

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

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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