How to Crochet the Haunted Hill Stitch

A new crochet stitch pattern themed after Halloween! Today we are going to learn how to crochet the haunted hill stitch. Read more to find out my inspiration, design features, and of course the free pattern!

So, a little bit about this stitch…I wanted to design something unusual to go along with my stitches themed after Halloween. I knew orange and purple were the perfect colors, so I just started experimenting with them, and this was the result! It took a few tries to figure out how I wanted to color work to go, but I finally got a pleasing turnout.

This stitch uses chain spaces, some back loop rows, and of course color work to create an unique “haunted” effect!

how to crochet the haunted hill stitch

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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 Haunted Hill Stitch

All right, let’s get started on this stitch pattern!

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  1. Stitch pattern is multiple of 5+2
  2. Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as dc
  3. Ch 1 at beginning of rows does NOT count as dc
  4. Carry the purple (or MC) throughout the entire square, through all orange (CC) rows. 
  5. As for the CC, you’ll only use it every few rows. You can either carry/float it up to the row when you need it, or you can fasten off each time for a neater backside. 
  6. Whenever you change colors, do so on the stitch BEFORE you need the new color. Simply finish the previous stitch by yarning over with the new color.


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

  • Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn)
  • H/5mm 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 5+2 (to start with a chain stitch, you’ll need a multiple of 5+3, and then one row of single crochet). 

Row 1: With MC, ch 3, dc in next fsc. *Ch 3, sk next fsc, sc in next fsc. Ch 3, sk next fsc, dc in next 2 dc. Rep from * across, turn. 

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 dc. *2 sc in next ch-sp, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sc in next 2 dc. Rep from * across, turn. Note: on last sc of this row, YO with CC to prepare for next row!

Row 3: With CC, sc in BL of ea sc across, turn. Note: carry MC through this row so you don’t have to fasten off! On the last sc, YO with MC to prepare for next row. 


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how to crochet the haunted hill stitch

Row 4: With MC, sc in ea sc across, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next sc. *Ch 3, sk next 2 sc, sc in next sc. Ch 3, sk next 2 sc, dc in next 2 dc. Rep from * across, 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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