Box Stitch Modification, Free Stitch Tutorial

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Rising Hope Beanie with L Hook and yarn Pompom

When I began this technique for this design, in my head I didn’t know what stitch I was making, it just came out this way. That envision just poured out and it was flowing in a way that I couldn’t stop it. These are little things that bring a smile to my face and make me want to keep designing.

The traditional box stitch is worked in 5 double crochet’s in each stitch and going over the chain from previous row. Your next row is worked as follows: single crochet in the first stitch, ch3 skip 3 stitches, single crochet in the last stitch, repeat across.

The traditional box stitch is a beautiful stitch to create. It adds a simple and elegant texture to your makes. The traditional and my modification box stitch are great for:

  • Blankets
  • Beanies
  • Totes
  • Garments of any kind

Today, I will be showing you how to do this modification using my Rising Hope Beanie.

The Rising Hope Beanie takes the box stitch a little further with a modification to it. I hope you will enjoy making this modification for your new beanie.

Rising Hope Beanie with K Hook and Faux Fur Pompom

When doing your box stitch modification, you notice that your Double Crochets are worked in the stitches and around the ch3 in row 3. But, in row 5 and up your double crochets are worked only in the stitches at the beginning of the row and end of the row, in the middle of the row’s the double crochets are worked in the ch3 space.

When doing your ExSc, make sure you pull up a little to give it height and look extended.

Yarn Needed

The yarn I used for this tutorial: worsted weight #4 with a Main Color and Contrasting Color. You may use any yarn in the same category as I used.

Hooks

The hooks I used to perform this tutorial: K (6.5mm) or L (8.00mm).

Other Materials Needed

  • Tapestry Needle (weaving in ends)
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker (optional)
  • Tape Measure

Abbreviations/Stitches Used

  • Ch: chain
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • ExSC: extended single crochet
  • R: row
  • **: to be repeated
Rising Hope Beanie w/ K hook and faux fur pompom

Now Let’s Begin…

Starting with Main Color.

After you have completed your brim of choice, either in sc or hdc, you can begin r1.

The stitch count for this stitch works best in multiples of 4, that why if you check out my pattern Rising Hope Beanie you will notice my stitch of 60.

R1: ch1, sc evenly across the top of the brim. Change to secondary color. Slip stitch to first stitch to join.

R2: ch1, sc in the first stitch, ch3, skip 3stitches, *sc in the next stitch, ch3, skip 3stitches*, sc in the last stitch. Change to primary color and slip stitch to the first stitch to join.

R3: ch2, sk first stitch, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row, *sk the sc from previous row, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row,* sk the 2nd to last sc, dc in the last 3stitches and around the ch3 from previous row, sk last sc, change to second color, slip stitch to first stitch to join.

R4: ch1, *ExSc in sk stitch from previous row, sk next 3stitches, ch3,* ExSc in the last stitch from previous row, change to primary color, slip stitch to first to join.

R5: ch2, skip 1st stitch, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from the previous row, *skip next sc from the previous row, place 3DC’S IN THE CH3 SPACE*, skip the 2nd to last sc, dc in the next 3stitches and around the ch3 from the previous row, skip last the sc. Change to secondary color and slip stitch to the first stitch to join.

You will continue this method in the same manner until you have desired rows.

Through R7 with L Hook
Through R17 with K Hook

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and look at this new way to do the box stitch.

Your support and love are very appreciative.

❤️❤️❤️

Much Love, MM_Crochet17

Rising Hope Beanie with L Hook
Rising Hope Beanie with K Hook

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