Crochet Rope Stitch

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Friends, meet the Crochet Rope Stitch!  Do you love it as much as I do?  (And isn’t this color yummy?) It has so much body.  It would look great in a scarf, shawl and all kinds of other great crochet projects!

Crochet Rope Stitch

Are you having fun learning new crochet stitches with me?  I love how we can take basic stitches we already know and get a whole new look by combining those stitches in a different way!

Crochet Rope Stitch

If you can double crochet and chain you can handle rope stitch crochet!  So easy and yet so beautiful! Im dreaming of a summer shawl worked in a lovely yarn.. maybe one of those hand dyed skeins that keeps calling my name! Sigh.

A word about stitch names… some stitches have multiple names.  Some crocheters also call this a V-stitch.  Other crocheters crochet their V-stitch without the chain in between the 2 double crochet stitches.  I am treating them as 2 different stitches, but will note this in both posts.

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Before moving over to my awesome new Stitch Dictionary Binder, I used to attach hang tags to my swatches.  To learn more or to learn about stitch swatching in general please visit my post about stitch swatching here.

Rope Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Crochet Rope Stitch

This lacey texture is so easy.  It’s a perfect step up for a beginner.  All you need to know is how to double crochet and chain.  Two simple stitches, one amazing design!

Rope Stitch

Here is what you will need:

Remember, you can make your swatch with any size hook and yarn weight.  Read all about How to Swatch Here.

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet AbbreviationsUS to UK Crochet Conversion Chart.  Find links to stitches on the “Tutorial” menu: Getting Started will show basic stitches used in many patterns and Crochet Stitch Dictionary shows our growing collection of crochet stitch tutorials.

Crochet Rope Stitch


Chain a multiple of 3 + 2 plus 1 for the foundation chain. For information on what this means, please read How to Swatch.

Rope Stitch Crochet Pattern:

R1:  dc in the 4th ch from hook, ch 1, dc in next ch, *skip next ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, dc in next ch, repeat from * to last ch, dc in the last ch, turn.

R2:  ch3 skip first 2 dc, *(dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, skip 2 dc, repeat from * to last dc, skip last dc, dc in turning chain, turn.

Repeat row 2 for the pattern.

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Crochet Rope Stitch



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  1. Hi. I am concerned. Why do you call this the “ROPE” Stitch? It has been called the”V” Stitch for so long that my Grandmother taught it to me. And I am 63 years old! I’ve been Crocheting since I was 10. That is 53 years of intent Crocheting. Who told you it is called “ROPE” Stitch. Please remember that you are teaching New Crochters.

    1. The rope stitch pattern has a chain between the 2 double crochet stitches. The V-stitch can be worked either way (2 dc in one space with no chain in between or just like this stitch). The reality is that many stitch patterns have MULTIPLE names. The Linen stitch, for instance, has 5 commonly known names for the same stitch pattern. I own many, many stitch dictionaries. As this post was originally published more than 2 years ago, I can’t tell you what source I used for the name of the stitch. I can tell you that I do NOT make up stitch names and, when known, I do mention the other stitch names in the post.