How to Crochet Over Single Crochets in Rows

By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 17 Comments

Sometimes we can create different textures and effects by crocheting into unexpected places on our crochet fabric. This week weโ€™ll focus upon how to crochet over single crochets in rows. For the purpose of practicing this skill, weโ€™ll make a small swatch in this tutorial. Yarn and hook size donโ€™t matter for this practice swatch.

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Row 1: ch 11, sc into second ch from hook and into each ch across: 10 sc

The photo below shows this done.

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 10 sc

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc over each sc in the sc below: 10 sc

The photo below shows this in progress. The arrows are pointing to the place where the hook should be inserted for this stitch.

Row 4 – 5: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 10 sc

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc over each sc in the sc below: 10 sc

Repeat rows 4-6 until desired length is reached.

This is what the stitch looks like in one color.

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This is what the stitch looks like in multiple colors. (I also crocheted a border around it.) Pretty fun, huh?

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So what do you think? Have you ever crocheted like this before? If you have any questions or need any help, please leave a comment below! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. Olivia says:

    This is a totally awesome-looking stitch! I’ll definitely be trying this out soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Vicki says:

    Looks like it makes the project appear tighter, not as loose, which is good in making wearables.

  3. heather says:

    Looks like a good way to make hot pads thicker to better protect your table or hands. Great idea.

  4. Judi Gums says:

    I am always looking for stitches to give a different texture for my work. This looks very nice and I’ll keep it in mind next time I am needing something new or different.

    Thanks for posting this one.
    Judi G

  5. Jan says:

    I made what was called an Indian Blanket with this stitch, but you only made it once every 10 stitches, was very warm.

  6. Karen says:

    Yes, I have crocheted this way. I make a chin strap to use with the CAP machine I use. This stitch provided strength to the straps. I was really pleased with what I came up with. How fun others are using the stitch also.

  7. Candace says:

    Cami, is this the same as the spike stitch?

  8. Thanks, everyone, for your nice comments. Candace, I am not sure what constitutes the spike stitch, but in terms of working into a lower row, this is similar. Sometimes crochet is so ‘fluid’ it’s hard to know what the definitions are for special stitches. What do you think?

  9. Rachelle says:

    I think I’ll try that stitch next time I crochet purse straps, to make them stronger.

  10. Lenna says:

    I am going to try this in a afgan pattern I like to use. I think it will add a great look to the already
    great pattern. Thanks

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