Diagonal Stripes Crochet Stitch creates a fabric with quite a bit of texture and gives an appearance that’s very similar to that of a woven fabric. It is similar to the Basketweave Stitch, except the mesh is diagonal instead of horizontal and vertical.
Diagonal Stripes are created using front post double crochet (fpdc) and back post double crochet (bpdc) stitches. Moving them by one stitch creates the staggering effect of the stitches. The use of post stitches makes it an intermediate-level crochet stitch. It is a four-row repeat pattern where the blocks of 4 stitches are moving along the row one stitch at a time. The columns and rows created by the fpdc and bpdc stitches are forced to shift diagonally. It is important to keep a track of which row repeat you are working on so that the pattern works up correctly.
It is a reversible pattern where the direction of stripes changes when you flip it. So, it is perfect for little projects like handbags, homewares, and even dishcloths.
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Diagonal Stripes Crochet Stitch Crochet Chart
This free pattern is written using US crochet terms.
|bpdc||back post double crochet|
|fpdc||front post double crochet|
|st (s)||stitch (es)|
Foundation ch: any multiple of 4.
|Row 1:||1dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1dc in each st across, turn.|
|Row 2:||ch2 (counts as 1dc), * [1 fpdc in next 2 sts, 1 bpdc in next 2 sts]; rep from * to last st, 1dc in last st, turn.|
|Row 3:||ch2 (counts as 1dc), 1 fpdc in next st, * [1 bpdc in next 2 sts, 1 fpdc in next 2 sts]; rep from * to last 4 sts, 1 bpdc in next 2 sts, 1 fpdc in next st, 1dc in last st, turn.|
|Row 4:||ch2 (counts as 1dc), * [1 bpdc in next 2 sts, 1 fpdc in next 2 sts]; rep from * to last st, 1dc in last st, turn.|
|Row 5:||ch2 (counts as 1dc), 1 bpdc in next st, * [1 fpdc in next 2 sts, 1 bpdc in next 2 sts]; rep from * to last 4 sts, 1 fpdc in next 2 sts, 1 bpdc in next st, 1dc in last st, turn.|
Repeat Rows 2-5 of this free crochet stitch pattern until you have reached the desired length for your work.
Sample Crochet Projects
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