How To Crochet: Trellis Stitch

Today I want to show you how to crochet a trellis stitch. This is a very simple stitch that is perfect for beginners and great for quick projects. The trellis stitch is made up of a series of chains and single crochet stitches in the chain spaces. I’m currently using this stitch to crochet a chunky, yet light, spring scarf. Here’s how you can practice the stitch before I share the scarf pattern instructions next week!

How To Crochet: Trellis Stitch

To practice you’ll need a hook and yarn – the size and weight are not important but just make sure the hook is the right size for the yarn. In this example I’m using worsted weight yarn with a size 4.00mm hook. The foundation is worked in multiples of 4 chains plus 2. Need a crash course on chains and single crochet? Check out the links below before you get started.

How to make a chain.

How to make a single crochet.

Row 1: ch 18 (16 chains plus 2), sc in 6th ch from hook, [ch 5, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch] repeat to end, turn.

Row 2: [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space] repeat to end, turn.

Repeat row 2 until desired length is reached or you feel comfortable with the stitch.

Fasten off and admire your stitch sample. Now you’re ready for next week’s project – Chunky Spring Scarf!

5 thoughts on “How To Crochet: Trellis Stitch

  1. Oh, this is really cool! When my Nanna Tess passed away, she left me all of her knitting and crochet things and one of the things in there was an unfinished toddler dress. Only the skirt part needed to be finished, but I couldn’t find the stitch she had used in any of my crochet books! I ended up working out how to do it by copying what she had already done, but now I know that it is Trellis Stitch! You have solved my mystery ^____^ Perhaps now I can make another toddler dress …. but in less 70s-tastic colours ~____^

  2. I just made a cowl with the Trellis stitch that had a picot in the middle of each trellis section, turned out amazing, light and stretchy for summer wear and make worsted weight yarn do magical things!

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