Up and Down Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Up and Down Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Stitch of the Week #7: Up and Down Stitch Tutorial

up and down stitch crochet

Welcome back to Stitch of the Week!  This week’s stitch is the Up and Down stitch.

This stitch is best worked in light or neutral colors so you can see the texture better.  It’s also a bit of an alternating stitch, because you work single crochets on top of double crochets from the previous row, and double crochets on top of single crochets from the previous row.

I believe that the fabric this stitch creates is better for cotton homewares projects, such as kitchen and bath items.

**Note** this post contains affiliate links, at no extra cost to you!

Abbreviations:

Ch(s)—chains

St(s)—stitch(es)

Dc—double crochet

Sc—single crochet

Yo—yarn over

Materials:

Yarn—best to use cotton yarns but for the swatch, you can use any worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart Super Saver

Hook—I used 5mm to go with my yarn

Yarn Needle (for weaving in ends)

Scissors

Multiple:

The multiple for this stitch is any even number of stitches.  For the purpose of the tutorial, I did a chain of 20.

Make your chain of 20 and follow the instructions below.

Up and Down Tutorial:

ROW 1

  1. Dc in 2nd ch from the hook 2. *Sc in next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * to the end.

ROW 2

  1. Ch1, turn, skip first dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; repeat from * to end, dc in turning chain.

The repeat for this stitch pattern is row 2.

Notes:

If you would like to see this stitch being made, visit our YouTube Channel.  Be sure to like the video and subscribe to our channel.  Hit the little bell icon next to the subscribe button to be notified when we upload a new video.

For other great tutorials, visit our tutorials section on the blog.  You can find the PDF version of this post on the Stitch of the Week section of our blog.



0