Linen Stitch Square | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled MItten

Today we are going to learn to crochet the linen stitch! This is an easy crochet stitch the uses only chains and single crochets.

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I’ve been getting lots of questions about joining our squares and I just wanted to put it here that I’ll be giving you a tutorial on my favorite join as well as suggestions for alternative ones. You are free to join them however you choose. I’ll also be doing a tutorial for a border.

Crochet Linen Stitch Tips and Tricks

The linen stitch creates a pretty dense fabric closed and it is really easy to work up. This stitch is good for just about any project. Blankets, scarves, hats, home decor (I used it in this table runner!)

To start you need to chain any multiple of 2 (or an even number). Then you’ll alternate single crochets and chains across. On the next rows you single crochet into each chain one space and skip each single crochet.

This is a great beginner crochet stitch.

One thing to note about this stitch is it creates a tight fabric which means your starting chain should be a little longer. If you notice we are starting with 44 chains. The chain ones squeeze the single crochets together. Because of this, I had to start over a million times…ok more like 3 but still.

As you can see I did my square in a solid color but this crochet stitch looks fantastic in stripes!

Linen Stitch | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

Linen Stitch Crochet Square Materials and Pattern Information

  • #4/Worsted Weight yarn (bernat super value used in sample)
  • 5.5mm crochet hook
  • Needle to weave in ends
  • Scissors

Gauge and Sizing

  • Gauge: 4 sc and 4 ch-1 x 8 rows = 2 in
  • Finished: 12 x 12


  • I use US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • Sc: single crochet
  • St(s): Stitch(es)
  • Sl st: slip stitch


  • Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
  • To make this pattern bigger or smaller chain any multiple of 2
  • This stitch pattern looks really great in stripes! Experiment!

Linen Stitch Square | Free Crochet Pattern  | The Unraveled Mitten

Linen Stitch Square Crochet Pattern

Ch 44 to start

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip next chain, sc in next. Repeat from * across. Turn

Row 2: Ch 1, Sc in same st as ch 1 and in next ch-1 space. *Ch 1, skip next sc, Sc in next ch-1 space. Repeat across until 1 st remains. Sc in last. Turn

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 space. Repeat across until 2 sc remain. Ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in last. Turn.

4-41: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until your block is square. On last row, do not turn and continue to border.


Ch 1, sc evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner stitch. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. I found that placing 2 sc in each sc along bottom an top rows rather than 1 sc in each sc and ch worked out really well.

Block if desired.

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  1. I donate baby blankets to a local charity for infants. They ask that patterns not have holes to snap tiny fingers and toes. This is one of my favorite stitches for those blankets. And yes, I use lots of stripes!

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