How to: Crochet the Box Stitch

How to: Crochet the Box Stitch

One of my most favorite things about crochet, well I have a lot of favorite things that I love about crochet, but I am obsessed with crochet texture, the amazing ability to combine basic crochet stitches to create this gorgeous texture. I could crochet gorgeous texture all day long and the challenge of combining different crochet stitches to see what it may create. When you try that amazing texture with different yarn weights, colors, even trying it with variegated yarn will change the way the crochet stitch comes out and it's amazing! 

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I have worked the Box Stitch with a variety of yarns, I have worked it with a medium weight yarn in stripes (amazing by the way), I have worked the stitch with a super bulky yarn (so squishy) and I have made a garment with this crochet stitch using a medium weight cotton/acrylic mix and it made that stitch definition stand out. All three yarns made the crochet stitch look amazing but each yarn took on it's own life with the stitch. I hope that you fall in love with this crochet stitch too as much as I have, the Box Stitch is a must to make! 

So grab you yarn, crochet hook and get ready to get hooked on the Box Stitch, trust me, you will become addicted and will love making it and guess what?  This crochet stitch is simple to make! So lets dive in!



  • Yarn: Medium, Weight 4; Your Color Choice. Sample is made with I Love This Yarn! Metallic (Aqua Sparkle)  
  • Hook: K (6.50mm)
  • Tapestry Needle, Scissors and Measuring Tape

Pattern Key

  • St/Sts: Stitch(es)
  • Ch: Chain
  • Sc: Single Crochet
  • Dc: Double Crochet


  • The beginning chain 3 and 2 double crochet will count of a 1 box.
  • 1 box = (1 sc, ch 3, 3 dc)


  • Chain in Multiples of 4


Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 chs count as 1 dc), *skip next 3 chs, (1 sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch; repeat from*, across to last 4 chs, 1 sc in last ch.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) and turn, 2 dc in same st, *(1 sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch 3 space; repeat from*, across to last 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, 1 sc in last st.


Row 2 until you reach the desired length. 


Try out the Box Stitch with these fun crochet patterns!

1.  Stained Glass Blanket   2. Heidi Blanket  3. By the Bay Tunic

Need more inspiration?

A fun textured blanket to make is the Oliver Blanket!  This blanket can be customized any way you like!




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