The Almond Ridges crochet stitch uses alternating sequences of half double crochets and slip stitches worked in the back loop. I love the gentle wave pattern created by this stitch.

This crochet stitch features an easy to remember 4 row repeat and uses basic stitch. It looks more complicated than it is!

The best tip I can give you for success with this crochet stitch is to make sure you crochet your slip stitches loosely so you can work into them on the next row. If they are done too tightly, your project sizing will be off.

I think the stitch would be great to use for a blanket, hat, scarf, pillow cover and more. Its so versatile!

How to Crochet the Almond Ridges Stitch

Abbreviations

  • US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • St(s): stitch(es)
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Hdc: half double crochet
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • BLO: back loop only

Notes

  • Ch 1 does not count as stitch
  • Odd rows are front side
  • Work slip stitches loosely

Chain multiple 8 + 5

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next 3 chs, *hdc in next 4, sl st in next 4. Repeat from * across. Turn.

The first row was our foundation or set up row. From now on, you’ll be working in the back loop of your stitches on each row.

Row 2: Ch 1, working in BLO, sl st in same st as ch 1 and next 3 sts, * hdc in next next 4, sl st in next 4. Repeat from * across. Turn. 

Row 3: Ch 1, working in BLO, hdc in same st as ch 1 and next 3 sts, * sl st in next 4, hdc in next 4. Repeat from * across. Turn. 

Row 4:  Ch 1, working in BLO, hdc in same st as ch 1 and next 3 sts, * sl st in next 4, hdc in next 4. Repeat from * across. Turn. 

Row 5: Ch 1, working in BLO, sl st in same st as ch 1 and next 3 sts, * hdc in next next 4, sl st in next 4. Repeat from * across. Turn. 

Repeat rows 2-5

2024 Crochet Along: Square 8

This is the 2nd 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.

  •  100 yds worsted weight yarn, Red Heart Super Saver used in sample
  •  5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Gauge: 8 sts x 8 rows = 2 in 
  • Finished Size: 10.5 x 10.5 before blocking
    • After blocking: 12 x 12 in
    • Remember a little too small is better than too big. My squares end up being anywhere from 11.5-12 inches.

This is what I did:

  • Ch 37 to start
  • Follow stitch instructions above until your square is the desired size, being sure to end on an odd row. For me this was 36 rows.
  • It may measure smaller before adding the border, this is normal. Adding the border round will stretch it out a bit. 
  • 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. (Each side should have 36 stitches)

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