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Ladders Crochet Stitch

Crocheted Ladders Stitch from Handmade by Stacy J

The Ladders crochet stitch is one that isn’t seen all over the web. However, when I came across it, I fell in LOVE with it! The texture is oh-so-squishy and it works up very easily. The Ladders crochet stitch can also be called the 4×4 crochet ribbing stitch, as it is worked like a thick ribbing would be.

This stitch works in chain multiples of 8, however you can use a foundation double crochet and work in multiples of 8 + 2. This pattern uses only chain, double crochet, front post double crochet and back post double crochet.

To see a video tutorial of the Ladders crochet stitch, click on the box above or click HERE.

If you’d like to try this stitch on a fun and easy pattern, please check out my latest design (inspired by this stitch!) – the Squishtastic Cowl. It uses less than 3 skeins of Red Heart’s “Unforgettable” yarn and works up easily in a weekend. It’s a generously sized cowl that offers a ton of squish and you’ll just want to cuddle up in it.

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Now for the stitch pattern!

Stitches and abbreviations used:

Ch: Chain

BPDC: Back post double crochet

Dc: Double crochet

FPDC: Front post double crochet

St (s): Stitch (es)


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Directions for the Ladders Crochet Stitch

  • Chain in multiples of 8
  • 1: In 4th ch from hook (counts as first dc), work 1 dc and 1 dc in each ch across.
  • 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn; work 1 FPDC around posts of each of the next 4 sts, *work 1 BPDC around posts of each of the next 4 sts, work 1 FPDC around each of the next 4 sts; rep * to last dc, 1 dc in last dc.
  • 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, turn; work 1 BPDC around posts of each of the next 4 sts, *work 1 FPDC around posts of each of the next 4 sts, work 1 BPDC around posts of each of the next 4 sts; rep * to last dc, 1 dc in last dc.
  • Repeat rows 2 – 3 to desired length.

I hope you enjoyed learning the Ladders crochet stitch as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyJ – I’d love to see what you create!

๐Ÿ’• Stacy J

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