This stitch is made up of a 1-row repeat.


RP: Yarn over and pull through one loop on your hook (the first loop on the hook). Now yarn over, pull through two loops (loops 2 and 3 on your hook). Continue to yarn over, pull through two loops until you have only one loop on your hook.

Cast-on a foundation row:

Insert your hook into the second chain from hook. Yarn over, and pull the hook out of the stitch. You should now have two loops on your hook. 

Go to the next stitch, insert your hook into the  stitch and yarn over, then pull up a loop. You’ll now have three loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. You’ll now have four loops on your hook. Continue adding loops to your hook until you have cast on one loop for every stitch of your chain.

Complete a RP.

Note: This stitch is crocheted on the back side of your work, so cast on each stitch using the “back loop” of the vertical stitch.

Row 1: Insert your hook into the second vertical stitch from your hook. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert your hook into the third stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Repeat with every stitch of the row.

Complete a RP.

Repeat Row 1 until you’ve completed as many rows as you want.

Bind-off:  Finish the last RP for the last row of your project, then insert your hook into the second stitch of the row (as if you were working a stitch in Row 1), pull up a loop and single crochet (yarn over and pull the loop through the two loops on your hook, so that you are left with just one loop on your hook). Repeat until you have crocheted one single crochet for every stitch of the row.

Happy Crocheting!


Written by

Atenas Ruiz-Ramos

Crochet addict, bibliophile, and cooking enthusiast. If I'm not sleeping, I'm probably making something while reading (because why do one thing at a time, when you can do two?)

Drawing, painting, and coloring are some of my favorite things to do, so I own a ridiculous amount of art supplies & coloring books. I also enjoy making soap, and even owned a soap shop in Albuquerque for a few years.

Other than that, I've owned a few businesses and have moved cross-country a few times. I play the flute and piccolo, and love to study languages in my free time. I'm fluent in English, Spanish and French, and I speak a little German, Italian, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, and Korean. I'm a writer, though you wouldn't know it by the quality of my bio, but I write fiction and fantasy stories. My first novel will be completed soon, and I have a second one in the works.

Someday, I will travel the world with the person I love. We will see and experience all the magic the world has to offer together, and it will be amazing.