How to Crochet the Bridge Stitch

It is September…we have a new month of stitches ahead of us! I have been so excited about releasing this first stitch—it got such a great response when I posted a picture in a crochet Facebook group! Today I’m going show you how to crochet the Bridge Stitch!

So, when I first made this stitch, I had no idea what to call it. I liked it, but I just couldn’t see a resemblance in it. I decided to post a picture of it in a crochet Facebook Group, and almost immediately people started commenting about what it looked like! I got an overwhelming amount of responses of two different things. A lot of people either said it looked like a bridge or like roman numerals.

I settled on the Bridge Stitch, because it sounds a bit better. And I really love how the photos turned out—I put a picture of a trestle bridge in it so you could see the inspiration!

How to Crochet the Bridge Stitch

Anyway, that is the story behind this stitch. It really is a fun one!

Also, in case you haven’t heard…this stitch is apart of the Desert Blossom Stitch Along, which is running throughout all of 2019! We are more than halfway through the year, but you can still jump in now if you’d like to! Be sure to view the master list of stitches released so far HERE, or join the community in my Facebook Group HERE.

How to Crochet the Bridge Stitch

You can also get an easily printable version of this stitch pattern, plus 3 OTHER stitch patterns (all the ones coming in September!) when you click HERE. This PDF is inexpensive and ad-free.


How to Crochet the Bridge Stitch

Let’s jump right in! 🙂

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  • Stitch pattern is multiple of 6+2
  • Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as dc


You can potentially use ANY yarn and hook for this stitch. However, here’s what I used:

  1. DK weight yarn
  2. H/8 (5mm) crochet hook


NOTE: For a picture tutorial going along with these written instructions, be sure to view the video above! It will show you pictures to help with any tricky steps. You can pause it at any time if you need to focus in on a given step!

Fsc a multiple of 6+2 (to start with a chain stitch, you’ll need a multiple of 6+3, and then one row of single crochet). 

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in ea st across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc. *Fpdc over next 4 dc. Dc in next 2 dc. Rep from * across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc. *You are now working in the 4 open dc from Row 1.  Tr in next 4 dc. Dc in next 2 dc (from the regular row). Rep from * across. Turn. 

Like this pattern so far? Be sure to grab the PDF containing ALL of September’s stitch patterns HERE!

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc. *You are now working in the 4 open dc from Row 2. Sk next 2 dc, tr in next dc. Ch 2. Working in front of tr just made, tr in previous stitch. Sk next dc. Dc in next 2 dc (from the regular row). Rep from * across. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc. *2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 4 dc. Rep from * until 1 ch-2 sp and 3 dc are left. 2 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in last 3 dc. Turn. 

Rep rows 2-5 for stitch pattern! 

I hope you have enjoyed learning this fun stitch pattern.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


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  1. Row 4 is incorrect. I’m glad that I’m a seasoned crocheter. After * You are now working in the 4 open dc from row 2*, It should read… sk next 2 dc, tr in next dc, ch 2…… You forgot the ch2, Plus the tr crochetes are not centered if you don’t sk 2 dc.
    I don’t mean yo seem arrogant & correct you, but it doesn’t work the way you have it.

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