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Arcade stitch tutorial – This is a really pretty crochet stitch with an open design making it a great stitch to use on things like scarfs and shawls.

 

Arcade stitch tutorial 

 

crochet arcade stitch tutorial

It may seem like it will be a little complicated at first, simply because it follows a pattern of 4 rows which are repeated to make this lovely design… But in fact, it really is quite easy to follow along with this arcade stitch tutorial which includes photos

 

arcade stitch tutorial


In this tutorial we’ll be using US terms, I have put the UK conversion in brackets to refer to

  • single crochet ( = UK double crochet )

  • double crochet  ( = UK treble crochet )

  • chain stitches.  ( = UK chain stitch )

You can crochet this up in any yarn of your choosing, but here I have used  acrylic, double knit, peach shade, and a 4.5mm hook.

 

arcade stitch tutorial

Step 1.  Start off by making a chain consisting of multiples of 6 stitches, plus 2 extra chain stitches.

 

arcade stitch tutorial

Step 2.  We’re now going to work our first row,  this is our set up row. One single crochet in each of the first 2 chain stitches. Then chain 3 stitches. Skip the next 3 stitches… Then 1 single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches.

 

arcade stitch tutorial

Step 3.  Continue the sequence of making 3 chain stitches… missing 3 stitches… then making 1 single crochet stitch in each of the next 3 stitches… You’ll finish this row with 1 single crochet in each of the last 2 stitches.

That completes your set up row… We won’t be repeating this row again.

arcade stitch tutorial

Step 4. This is row 1 of our repeated 4 rows that will make the Arcade Stitch pattern.

Start by making 1 chain stitch (this is our turning chain) … Then make 7 double crochet stitches into the chain space that was created in our set up row.

Step 5.  Skip the next stitch, then make 1 single crochet in the next stitch (This will be in the middle stitch of the 3 single crochet from the previous row)

 

Step 6.  Continue this sequence of 7 double crochet stitches in the chain space… Skip 1 stitch… Then 1 single crochet in the next stitch. Finish this row by doing 1 single crochet stitch in the last stitch.

 

Step 7.   Chain 4… This is row 2 of our repeated 4 rows that will make the Arcade Stitch pattern.  This will be our turning chain and also it will make our chain space for our next row.

 

arcade stitch tutorial

Step 8.  Skip the first 3 stitches… Then make 1 single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches… Then make 3 chain stitches… Skip the next 5 stitches… Then make 1 single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches.

 

Step 9.  Repeat this sequence, making 3 chain stitches… Skipping 5 stitches… Then 1 single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches, until you have 2 stitches at the end of the row… Make 1 chain stitch.. Skip 1 stitch… Then make 1 double crochet in the last stitch.

 

Step 10.    This is row 3 of our repeated 4 rows that will make the Arcade Stitch pattern.  Make 3 chain stitches… Then make 3 double crochet stitches into the first chain space from the previous row… Skip the next stitch… Then work 1 single crochet in the next stitch (This will be in the middle stitch of the 3 single crochets from the previous row) . Then work 7 double crochet stitches into the next chain space… Skip the next stitch and work 1 single crochet into the next stitch

 

arcade stitch tutorial

Step11.   Continue this sequence of working 7 double crochet into the chain space… Skip a stitch… Then 1 single crochet into the next stitch. We’ll finish this row by making 4 double crochet stitches into the last chain space.

 

Step 12. This is row 4 of our repeated 4 rows that will make the Arcade Stitch pattern. Chain 1 (this is our turning chain) … Work 1 single crochet into each of the next 2 stitches… Chain 3 stitches… Skip the next 5 stitches… Then work 1 single crochet stitch into each of the next 3 stitches. Repeat this sequence, making 3 chain stitches… Skipping 5 stitches… Then 1 single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches.

arcade stitch tutorial

Step 13.   Finish the row after the last chain 3, skipping the next 5 stitches, then making 1 single crochet in the next stitch.

arcade stitch tutorial

Step 14.  Now Go back to Step 4 and repeat all the sequences from there to form this gorgeous Arcade Stitch Pattern.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Arcade Stitch tutorial 🙂

Please let me know what you make in this gorgeous stitch in the comments below

I hope you have lots of fun with your crafts.

best crochet arcade stitch tutorial

 

 

I made this beautiful crochet shawl using the Arcade stitch. You can check out how I made it by clicking HERE

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