The Little Boxes stitch is a very simple and fun crochet stitch to learn. It has a textured front and the back is flat. And, although it looks very similar to the crocheted Waffle stitch, it is worked just a little bit differently.
This stitch is a combination of front and back post double crochet. It creates a wonderful fabric and, as a result, works up very quickly, too!
The Little Boxes stitch is a beginner friendly stitch that be wonderful for a warm blanket, scarf or a hat!
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To see a video tutorial of the Little Boxes stitch, scroll back to the top of this post. You can also click HERE, and at the bottom of the post there is also a chart for your reference.
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Stitches and abbreviations used:
Pattern is written in US terms
Dc: Double crochet
Hdc: Half double crochet
RS: Right Side
St(s): Stitch (es)
Tch: Turning Chain
WS: Wrong Side
Yo: Yarn over
- BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet – Yo once, insert hook back to front around indicated stitch, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] two times
- FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet – Yo once, insert hook front to back around indicated stitch, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), [yo, draw through 2] two times
- Ch-2 at beg of row counts as first hdc
- Ch-3 at beg of row counts as first dc
Directions for the Little Boxes stitch
Chain in multiples of 4 + 5 for base chain
1 (RS): Work 1 dc in fourth ch from hook (skipped chs count as first dc) and then in ea ch across
2: Ch 2, turn; (WS): 1 FPDC around ea of the next 2 sts, 1 BPDC around next st, *1 FPDC around ea of the next 3 sts, 1 BPDC around next st; rep * to last 3 sts, work 1 FPDC around ea of next 2 sts, 1 hdc in top of tch
3: Ch 3, turn; (WS): Dc in ea of the next 2 sts, 1 FPDC around next st, *1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts, 1 FPDC around next st; rep * to last 3 sts, 1 dc in ea of the last 3 sts
Repeat rows 2-3 to desired length.
I hope you enjoyed learning this 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!
💕 Stacy J