June 22, 2018

How to Crochet: Linen Stitch

Lesson 5: How to Crochet the Linen Stitch

I love the crochet linen stitch!  It’s perfect for a beginner stitch pattern because it only uses single crochets and chains, but still makes a lovely pattern.  The linen stitch makes a dense fabric that is ideal for so many projects from dishcloths to scarves to tops.

Usually the linen stitch is a two row repeat and you need to keep track of which row you are on.  However, I’m teaching a different method that only has a one row repeat so you can just keep going.  This pattern is one of my favorite for hanging out by the pool with the kids or watching a movie because you don’t need to count stitches or pay close attention to your work.  Seriously, it almost crochets itself!

Crochet Linen Stitch Image

As you can see in the picture above the linen stitch is an ideal one for trying out color pooling.  In case you don’t know, color pooling is when a variegated yarn makes a pattern, usually plaid, when worked up.  Don’t you love how it looks?

If you need a reminder on how to work the basic crochet stitches check out the beginning lessons of my How To Crochet series.

Linen Stitch:

Pattern repeat:

Multiple of 2 + 1


ch – chain
ch-1 space – chain 1 space refers to the space created the chain on the previous row
ch-2 space – chain 2 space refers to the 2 chains from the beginning of the previous row
sc – single crochet
turn – turn you work around to crochet back in the other direction


Chain an even number plus 1.

Foundation row: Sc into 3rd chain from the hook, *ch 1, skip 1, sc in next chain, repeat from * to end of row.

Row 1:  Turn, ch2, *sc into ch-1 space, ch 1, repeat from * to last stitch, sc in ch-2space.

Repeat Row 1 until desired length.  Cut yarn, pull loop through and weave in ends.

Techniques Covered in this Tutorial:

• Chain the correct number for the stitch pattern
• Linen stitch foundation row
• Linen stitch pattern repeat
• Taking out extra foundation chains if you miscounted


How to Crochet Linen Stitch Pin Image


Watch the video below to learn the Linen Stitch!

Video tutorial for LEFT-HANDERS!

Learn how to crochet a Classic Granny Square in Lesson 6 coming June 29.

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About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
One Comment
  1. I loved your video/demo of the linen stitch. Thank you very much for this info. I look forward to future demonstrations of crochet stitches.

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