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Larksfoot Crochet Stitch

The larksfoot crochet stitch is made by working crochet spike stitches through your piece.  It makes a really fun pattern, especially if you work the rows with different colors of yarn.  It’s beautiful when worked in all the same color, as well.  It gives your work a great texture, too.


Keeping your spike stitches even will be the challenge with this stitch and may take a little practice.  You don’t want to pull these stitches too tight or your material will pucker.  If they are too loose, your stitches will sag.  Keep at it, though, because when you get it right, you’ll love the outcome.

In this sampler I’m using two different colors.  That way the stitch will easily stand out and be a little easier to understand.  If you want to use just one color for you first try, just skip the directions about changing yarn.

Let's get started with a sample.

Larksfoot Crochet Stitch


Larksfoot is worked in multiples of 4

Chain 32 in color A


Row 1



Dc in the 3rd chain the hook



Dc in the next chain



*chain 1, skip 1 chain

Work 1 dc in each of the next 3 chains*

Continue from * to * across to the end of the row. Turn.


Row 2



Chain 3



Work 1 dc in the next 2 dc



*Chain 1, skip 1 chain

Work dc in each of the next 3 dc*


Repeat from * to * across to the end of row. 

 Change to color B, turn

Larksfoot Crochet Stitch Help . . .

In this sampler I don’t cut off color A.  It stays attached while I work color B. I wouldn’t normal do this working with double crochet since it will leave a longer piece of yarn between the rows.

Since this is just a sample I decided to go ahead and do that. You can see in the picture what I am talking about.  If this is confusing to you, then cut off color A and start with color B.


If you would like to try leaving it attached, just be careful that it doesn’t get tangled in you work.  When you change back to color A, it will already be attached and there won’t be any ends to tie in.


Row 3



Chain 4 (3 for the 1st dc, 1 for the chain space), 



Skip the next dc

Work dc in the next dc stitch

Work a crochet spike stitch below the 2 previous chain 1 spaces



Dc in the next dc stitch



*Chain 1, skip 1 dc stitch

Dc in the next dc



Work a crochet spike stitch below 2 previous chain 1 spaces

Dc in next dc*  (sorry, no picture)

Repeat from * to * to the end of the row.  Turn.


Row 4



Chain 4 (counts as 1st dc and chain 1)



Skip 1 dc stitch

Work 1 dc in each of the next 3 stitches



*chain 1, skip 1

Dc in each of the next 3 stitches*

 Repeat from * to * across the row.  Turn

Change to Color B     


Row 5



Chain 3



Work crochet spike stitch below the 2 previous chain 1 spaces



Dc in the next stitch



*chain 1, skip 1

Dc in the next dc



Work crochet spike stitch below the 2 previous chain 1 spaces



Dc in the next dc*


Repeat from * to * across the row.  Turn.


Row 6



Chain 3



Dc in each of the next 2 dc stitches



*chain 1, skip 1

 Dc in each of the next 3 dc stitches*


Repeat from * to * across the row.  Turn

   Change to color A



Repeat rows 3 – 6.


Isn't larksfoot crochet stitch awesome!  It has such a great visual effect to it and great texture, too!

You can also work this pattern by alternating colors on every row.  It will give it a completely different look.  If you work the pattern in the way, you cannot leave your yarn attached.  It will need to be cut at the end of each row.

You could also try using more than two colors, which is a whole other look.  There are so many different ways you could experiment with this stitch. Don’t be afraid to explore with colors. 

Have fun with the larksfoot crochet stitch!

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