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This is a free tutorial for the brick crochet stitch. This stitch is best with two colors and uses basic stitches.
“Hey, what’s wrong?” “Well, I have this rooftop to make for my crochet gingerbread house, but I just can’t seem to come up with a good stitch to represent tiles.” “Have you heard of the brick stitch?” “The what?” “The brick stitch. It’s a simple stitch pattern that uses two colors and basic stitches to make a brick-like pattern. I think it would make a great rooftop!” “I’ll have to give it a try! You think you can teach me?” “Of course!”
If you are in need of a brick-like pattern for your amigurumi or simply want a staggered pattern for any other crochet project, try the brick stitch. Please continue reading below for the complete tutorial.
The Brick Stitch Pattern is a very special and beginner friendly stitch. Here you will learn the Brick stitch in a Photo and Video Tutorial very easily. It only uses basic stitches and can be used for blankets, hats, afghans, houses, brick walls or even as roof tiles for a rooftop.
This stitch looks the best in 2 different colors so you can actually see the bricks or tiles. But you can easily use more or fewer colors. Furthermore, you can also expand or condense the bricks. I go very detailed into that in the video tutorial below. So even if you prefer just using the photos to gain more knowledge, I would highly recommend watching the video as well. It is short and will give you all the details about it.
So, let’s get right into how to crochet the Brick Stitch which looks best in brown yarn, but to make it easier to see for the tutorial I am showing it below in green yarn.
You might also like these Crochet Stitch Tutorials:
- Apache Tears Stitch
- Quadruple Single Crochet Stitch (also looks brick-like)
- Long Wave Stitch
- Eyelashes Stitch
How to crochet the Brick Stitch Pattern
1. This stitch is made with a multiple of 8 stitches. In row 1, crochet 1 sc in each st, starting from the 2nd ch from the hook. During the last stitch be sure to change colors on the last pull through. Be aware that the turning chain is not counted as a stitch, so place the first stitch in the same stitch as the turning chain.
2. For Rows 2 and 3 do the following: Ch 1, *1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sk 1 st, ch 1, repeat from * until the end, always finishing with the sc, not the [sk 1 st, ch 1]. During the last stitch in row 3 change colors again to the previous color.
3. For Row 4, do the following: ch 1, 1 sc in the next 7 sts, 1 dc into the skipped stitch 3 rows below, repeat from * finishing with a single crochet, not the double crochet. For Row 5, ch 1, 1 sc in each st, changing colors during the last stitch to the previous color.
4. We are now shifting the bricks over. So do the following for Rows 6 and 7: ch 2, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sk 1 st, ch 1, *1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc in the next 3 sts, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sk 1 st, ch 1, repeat from * until the last 3 stitches where you do the following: 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc. During the last stitch in row 7 change colors again to the previous color.
5. For Row 8, ch1, place 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, 1 dc into the skipped stitch 3 rows below, then place *1 sc in the next 7 stitches, repeat from * until the last 3 stitches, where you place 1 sc in the next 3 stitches. In Row 9, ch 1, 1 sc in each stitch. During the last stitch in row 9 change colors again to the previous color. You will now repeat rows 2 through 9 until you reached the desired length you need.
If you feel like you need more of a visual tutorial, be sure to check out my video tutorial for the brick stitch below which should clear up all the confusion.
Brick Stitch Pattern Video Tutorial
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