How to Crochet the Box Stitch

The last stitch for April…the Box Stitch! This is a simple one to end the month off. 🙂

how to crochet the box stitch—free crochet pattern

This is a nice and simple stitch to end of April’s stitches! With only one repeating row for the pattern, you’ll be able to do this stitch fast and easily.

Have you heard about the Desert Blossom Stitch Along? I am running a series all throughout 2019 where I publish four stitch patterns per month—one per week. If you haven’t joined yet, it’s not too late! The great thing about this is that you can jump in at any time. Be sure to join the Stitch Along community in my Facebook group HERE.

how to crochet the box stitch—free crochet pattern

You can also view the master list of stitches that have been released so far by clicking HERE! There are definitely some more cool ones you will want to check out. Last week’s stitch was the Interlocking Fan Stitch.

Last thing before we get started on this stitch: If you want to get ahead on the stitches for April, I created a bundle of 4 Spring stitch patterns on Etsy which can be found here. Included is the Box Stitch, plus 3 OTHER lace stitch patterns (all of the ones from April!) The stitches are written out for easy printing. Find this bundle HERE!

How to Crochet the Box Stitch

  • To Pin this Tutorial to your Pinterest Boards, click HERE
  • To get the PDF version of this pattern (+3 bonus stitch patterns!) click HERE
  • To pre-order the ENTIRE Desert Blossom Stitch Along bundle, click HERE


  • Stitch pattern is a multiple of 3+1
  • Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as dc.


You can potentially use any yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here is what I used:


1/ Star Ornaments 2/ Sunburst Stitch 3/ Winter Wonderland Cowl

how to crochet the box stitch—free crochet pattern


Fsc a multiple of 3+1 (to start with a chain stitch, you will need a multiple of 3 + 2, and then a row of single crochet).

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout) dc in next fsc. Ch 1, sk next fsc, dc in next fsc. Rep from * until 3 sts left. Ch 1, sk next fsc, dc in last 2 fsc. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, *dc in next dc. Ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp. Rep from * until 2 dc left. Dc in last 2 dc.

Rep row 2 for stitch pattern!

Did you like this pattern? Be sure to check out the printer-friendly version (plus 3 BONUS stitch patterns—see picture below!)

Click HERE for more information!

how to crochet the box stitch—free crochet pattern

Don’t forget to share your stitches with the hashtag #desertblossomstitchalong and tag me on Instagram and Facebook!
To view the master list of all the stitches in my Stitch Along, click HERE.

I hope you have enjoyed this stitch pattern. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to help!

Happy Crocheting!

—Rachel 🙂

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