The parallel lines crochet stitch is a great introduction to front post crochet stitches. Straight lines of front post treble crochets are worked in sequence on a background of half double crochet stitches.

I think this stitch would make a lovely chunky throw, baby blanket or scarf crochet project! The raised stitches create a lot of vertical interest in this stitch pattern.

Another fun idea for this stitch would be to make a bunch of squares and join them so they look like a basketweave pattern.

This easy crochet stitch is a great introduction to crocheting cables.

How to Crochet the Parallel Lines Crochet Stitch


  • I use US Terminology
  • ch(s): chains
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • fptr: front post treble crochet – yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front, yo, pull up loop, [yo, pull through 2] 3x


  • chain multiple 7+2
  • ch 1 does not count as a stitch
  • even rows are front-side
  • If you are new to working post stitches, here is a video tutorial

Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and next 2 sts,

Count over 4 stitches from row 1.

Fptr around next 2 sts 2 rows below.

*Hdc 2, fptr around next st 2 rows below, hdc 2, fptr around next 2 sts 2 rows below. Repeat from * across until 3 sts remain. Hdc in last 3. Turn. 

Row 4: repeat row 2

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc in same st in ch 1 and next 2 sts.

The front post treble crochets in this row are worked around the front post stitches we made in row 3. This will create the verticle lines.

Fptr around next 2 fptr. *Hdc in next 2, fptr around next fptr, hdc 2, fptr around next 2 fptr. Repeat from * across until 3 sts remain. Hdc in last 3. Turn. 

Repeat rows 4 & 5 for pattern

2024 Crochet Along: Square 3

This is the 3rd stitch of the Terrific Textures Crochet Along! This is a year-long CAL running here on The Unraveled Mitten, we are learning a new textured crochet stitch every week other week. Around the end of October, we will join our stitch sampler squares into a cozy blanket.

You can find more info here.

Pre-Order the Entire Pattern Here

You can purchase a pre-order of the Terrific Textures CAL in my shops. Each time a square is released you will automatically receive the PDF copy of that pattern.

You can find written instructions for this stitch above. You’ll notice that the instructions are written so you can use this stitch in other places besides this CAL. You can find my notes on how I made my 12-inch square listed below.

  • 130 yds worsted weight yarn- Red Heart Super Saver used in sample
  • Gauge: 6 hdc x 6 rows = 2 in
  • Finished Square before blocking: 12×12
    • Keep in mind a square that is a little smaller than 12 inches is a lot easier to work with in the joining stage than a square larger than 12 inches.

This is what I did:

  • Ch 37 to start
  • Follow stitch instructions above until your square is square, for me this was 31 rows. After final row do not finish off. Move on to border

Border Instructions: Do not finish off. Working on front side of square, ch 1, sc evenly around placing (sc, ch 2 sc) in each corner space. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Finish off weave in ends. Block to 12 inches.

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