The crochet crunch stitch is one of my favorite crochet stitches because it’s such a beautiful texture. It’s a combination of the half double crochet and slip stitch. And together they create the perfect cozy texture for the winter, as well as for throughout the year.
The stitch is the same texture on both sides, so it’s perfect for infinity cowls, scarves or anything else where the wrong sides tend to show a lot.
Here are a few patterns using the crunch stitch:
Crunch Stitch Photo Tutorial
- To get started, chain any even number to obtain the width that you need.
- Work a half double crochet into the second chain from the hook.
- Make a slip stitch in the next chain.
- Then repeat across: work a half double crochet into the next chain, then slip stitch into the next chain.
- Since we started the first row with a half double crochet, we also end it on the double crochet.
- Turn and make a chain. This chain does not count as a stitch here or hereafter.
- Make a slip stitch in the first half double crochet stitch.
- Then half double crochet into the next slip stitch.
- Then repeat: slip stitch into the next half double crochet, half double crochet into the next slip stitch.
- Since we started the row with a slip stitch, we also end it with a slip stitch.
- Turn and chain one.
- Work a half double crochet into the first slip stitch.
- And repeat: slip stitch into the next st, half double crochet into the next stitch, ending with a half double crochet in last slip stitch.