Let’s work on a new stitch, together! Today’s stitch is called the Lattice Stitch.  It’s a simple, beginner-friendly Tunisian crochet stitch that creates a gorgeous, intricately criss-crossed fabric. Let’s get started!

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Multiples:  4 + 2

Crochet a chain in multiples of 4, then add 2 additional chains at the end. 

Foundation Row: Beginning on the second chain from your hook, cast on a loop for every stitch of your chain. 

Insert your hook into the second stitch from your hook, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Leave this loop on your hook. Repeat with every stitch of the chain so that you end up with one loop on your hook for every stitch you chained.  

Once you have cast on a loop for every stitch of the chain (you should end up with the same number of loops on your hook as the number of chains you crocheted), you complete a Return Pass (RP). 


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. 

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Row 1: TS into the second vertical stitch of the row, the LS into the next 3 vertical stitches (stitches 3, 4 and 5). TS into the 6th vertical stitch of the row, then LS into stitches 7, 8, and 9. Repeat the TS, LS pattern until you reach the final stitch. Cast on one in the final stitch of the row. 

Complete a RP. 

Tunisian Simple Stitch (TS): Insert your hook into the front leg of the vertical stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. 

Lattice Stitch (LS): Insert your hook through the top leg of three vertical stitches, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over, insert your hook into the same three vertical stitches, yarn over and pull up a loop. You should have added 3 loops to your hook after completing the stitch. 

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Row 2: TS into the second vertical stitch of the row, and into stitches 3 and 4. LS into vertical stitches 5,6, and 7. TS into stitch 8. LS into stitches 9, 10, and 11. Repeat the TS, LS pattern until you reach the last 2 vertical stitches of the row. TS into each of the 3 remaining stitches. Cast on one in the final stitch of the row. 

Complete a RP.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you complete the length you want for your swatch or project. 

Bind Off

TS into the second vertical stitch of the row. When you have two loops on your hook, slip stitch by pulling the first loop through the second loop. You’ll be left with one loop on your hook. 

TS slip stitch into every vertical stitch, and into the final stitch of the row. CH 1.

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.