How to Crochet the Coral Stitch

August is passing so quickly! We are on our third stitch of the month. Today we are going to learn how to crochet the Coral Stitch—a free crochet pattern & tutorial!

Can I just be completely honest? I have been overwhelmed lately. I’ve been doing SO much in the Anthem Growth Year program, that I haven’t been able to keep up! As much as I hate it, my blog has taken the back burner.

Thus, I did not release this stitch on Saturday—it just totally slipped my mind! 🙁 I am trying my best to keep up. A huge thank you for hanging in there with me during this busy season! Hopefully you’ll still enjoy learning how to crochet the coral stitch today. 🙂

How to Crochet the Coral Stitch

Now that we’ve got that covered…let’s talk about the Coral Stitch! This stitch was inspired by the whimsical, lopsided shape of coral! I know it’s not an exact representation, but it at least reminded me of it.

The stitch utilizes stitches of different heights to create the coral “bumps.” I hope you guys enjoy it!

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

How to Crochet the Coral Stitch

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 by clicking HERE, or join the community in my Facebook Group HERE.

How to Crochet the Coral Stitch

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  • Stitch pattern is a multiple of 2+3
  • Ch 4 at beginning of rows counts as tr
  • Ch 1 at beginning of rows does NOT count as sc


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

  • Caron Simply Soft
  • H/8 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 3+2 (to start with a chain stitch, you’ll need a multiple of 3, and then one row of single crochet). 

Row 1: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st, here and throughout) sc in first 2 fsc. *Sk 1 fsc, (2 tr, 1 dc) in next fsc. (1 hdc, 1 sc) in next fsc. Rep from * until 3 fsc left. Sk 1 fsc, sc in last 2 fsc. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr, here and throughout) tr in next st. Ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in tr. *Ch 3, sk next 4 sts, sc in next tr. Rep from * until 1 st left. Ch 1, sk next st, tr in last 2 sts. Turn. 

Like this pattern so far? Click HERE to get the PDF version, with 3 bonus stitch patterns!

How to Crochet the Coral Stitch

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc. Sc in next ch-1 sp. *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * until 2 sts left. Sc in last 2 tr. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. 

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc. *Sk 1 sc, (2 tr, 1 dc) in next sc. (1 hdc, 1 sc) in next sc. Rep from * until 3 sc left. Sk 1 sc, sc in last 2 sc. Turn. 

Repeat rows 2-5 for stitch pattern! End on a Row 4 for a clean finish. 

I hope you have enjoyed learning how to crochet the Crown stitch. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to help!

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  1. This is gorgeous! I was just looking for something lovely and lacy/textured like this to make a top with. Thanks sooo much.

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