Braided Loops Crochet Stitch

Braided Loops Crochet Stitch – This is my version of the pretty jacobs ladder stitch, an easy 2 row repeat that has a stunning look when finished.

The instructions on how to crochet this stitch are written below in USA and UK format.

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The materials used for the swatches were King Cole Big Value Baby DK yarn using a 4.50mm Crochet Hook

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Braided Loops Crochet Stitch USA

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Abbreviations USA
RS.
    Right Side

ch.      Chain
sc.      Single Crochet
dc.      Double Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
tch.    Turning Chain

Base of ch.   Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

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Make a chain length in multiples of 5 + 2 Loosely.

1st Row – 1dc in 4th ch from hook, (RS) 1dc in each of next 3ch, * ch10, 1dc in each of next 5ch, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

2nd Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, pushing the chain loops away from you onto the RS of your work, work 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn.

Fasten off. Join in contrast color.

3rd Row – ch3, 1dc in each of next 4sc, * ch10, 1dc in each of next 5sc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

4th Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, pushing the chain loops away from you onto the RS of your work, work 1sc in each dc to end, 1sc in top of ch3. Turn.

Fasten off. Change to contrast color.

Rpt 3rd & 4th Rows changing color after every 2 rows until required length.

Pull each chain loop through the one below to connect them (see pics).

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Edging – ch3, 1dc in each sc to end. Turn.

Second Row – ch1, 1sc in base of ch1, * 1sc in each of next 3dc, working over the ch10 loop, work 1sc in each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to last 3dc and 3tch, work 1sc in each dc, 1sc in top of ch3.

Fasten off.

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Braided Loops Crochet Stitch UK

Abbreviations UK
RS.
    Right Side

ch.      Chain
dc.      Double Crochet
tr.       Treble Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
tch.     Turning Chain

Base of ch.   Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

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Make a chain length in multiples of 5 + 2 Loosely.

1st Row – 1tr into 4th ch from hook, (RS) 1tr into each of next 3ch, * make 10ch, 1tr into each of next 5ch, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

2nd Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, pushing the chain loops away from you onto the RS of your work, work 1dc into each tr to end, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn.

Fasten off. Join in contrast colour.

3rd Row – 3ch, 1tr into each of next 4dc, * make 10ch, 1tr into each of next 5dc, * rpt from * to * to end. Turn.

4th Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, pushing the chain loops away from you onto the RS of your work, work 1dc into each tr to end, 1dc into top of 3ch. Turn.

Fasten off. Change to contrast colour.

Rpt 3rd & 4th Rows changing colour after every 2 rows until required length.

Pull each chain loop through the one below to connect them (see pics)

how to braid loops pic

Edging – 3ch, 1tr into each dc to end. Turn.

Second Row – 1ch, 1dc into base of 1ch, * 1dc into each of next 3tr, working over the 10ch loop, work 1dc into each of next 2tr, * rpt from * to * to last 3tr and 3tch, work 1dc into each tr, 1dc into top of 3ch.

Fasten off.

braided loops crochet stitch

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