The Interlocking Block crochet stitch is a nice and easy stitch best used with 3 colours so that you can carry your yarn up the sides.

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

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

UK Translation

Single crochet (sc) = double crochet

Double crochet (dc) = treble crochet

The Pattern

Start with a foundation chain in multiples of 3 plus 2 for your turning chain

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.

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.

Repeat row 3 until you reach the height you need. Then we need to make a finishing row.

Turn

Finishing row. 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 Interlocking Block crochet stitch is an ideal stitch for beginners to create a beautiful crochet piece. Come and let us know in our Facebook group how you found it and what you made. If you’d like to try out some more crochet stitches, have a browse through our Stitch Library

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