The Jacob’s Ladder Stitch has been trending in popularity for a bit now. And it is easy to see why!
This stitch is fun and addicting to work! It also uses simple stitches that make it a great stitch for the beginner.
At first place it appears that a large chain stitch has been worked over your double crochet fabric. It is an interesting design to look at and just as fun to work.
The Jacob’s Ladder Stitch is worked using a combination of double crochet, single crochet and chain stitches.
The chain stitches are joined at the base in the top of stitch below in order to form a loop. These loops are then linked together after the piece of fabric is complete.
This pattern can be worked in a single colour or in multiple colours as I demonstrate in the video tutorial below.
For this tutorial I will be using the Caron x Pantone yarn by Yarnspirations along with a 6 mm crochet hook. The hook shown here and in the video below is a wooden streamline hook by Furls Crochet. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
Jacob’s Ladder Stitch:
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial. At the end of each row you will need to either chain one or chain three and turn your work. The chain 3 at the beginning of a row will count as a double crochet stitch.
Don’t forget to check out the free video tutorial linked below!
For this stitch pattern you can use a multiple of five stitches plus two.
For my swatch I will be making a foundation chain of 22 chain stitches.
Double crochet in the fourth chain from your hook, double crochet in each of the next four chains, *chain 10, slip stitch in to the top of the last double crochet made at the base of the chain 10, double crochet in each of the next five stitches.
Repeat from * across, chain one and turn your work.
Single crochet in each stitch across, always bringing your chain loop to the same side of the fabric. Chain three and turn your work.
Double crochet into each of the next four stitches, *chain 10, slip stitch in to the top of the last double crochet made at the base of the chain 10, double crochet in each of the next five stitches.
Repeat from * all the way across, chain one and turn your work.
Single crochet in each stitch all the way across, remembering to always bring your loops to the same side of the fabric. All your chain loops should remain on the same side when your work is completed.
Chain three and turn your work.
Repeat rows three and four as long as you would like!
Once you have worked your piece to the desired length, work one final row of double crochet stitches all the way across. Do not fasten off.
Link loops together:
Now looking at the front of your fabric at your loops, it is time to join them. To begin, start at the bottom of the line of chain loops. Using either your hook or fingers, reach through the bottom chain loop, pick up the next loop above it and draw through.
Repeat the same process for all the loops moving up the line of loops. Once the row is complete, move to the next row of chain stitches and repeat.
Picking up your crochet hook once more, insert it into the loop from your last double crochet stitch, chain one and turn your work.
Single crochet in each of the next four stitches, single crochet in the next stitch, but as you insert your hook, also insert it through the chain loop, then yarn over, draw up a loop and then complete the stitch. This way you will also grab a hold of that chain loop and secure it.
Repeat the last step all the way across. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Thank you for stopping by! If you enjoyed this stitch tutorial, your may also wish to check out the tutorial for the Linked Treble Crochet Stitch | How to Crochet.
See you next week!