The embossed block crochet stitch gives a beautiful brickwork like look while adding a layer of interesting texture with the Tunisian style posts. Its a hole free stitch that gives you a taste of the Tunisian crochet technique.
This stitch featured in week 43 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along
You will need 2 colours for this stitch. A background colour and the accent colour you will use to create your embossed posts.
This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.
Single crochet (sc) = double crochet
The Embossed Block Pattern
Start with a foundation chain in multiples of 4 plus 2 (plus 1 for your turning chain)
Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook make a sc (the turning chain counts as your first stitch) sc in each stitch across. Change colour in the last stitch
Row 2. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. Sc in each stitch across, in the front loops only
Row 3. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. Sc in each stitch across, in the back loops only
Row 4. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. Sc in each stitch across, in the front loops only. Change colour in the last stitch
Row 5. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. In the back loop make a sc. Make an embossed post in the next stitch – Insert your hook into the back loop of the next stitch and pull up a loop, then insert your hook in the front loop of the same stitch in the front loop of the stitch of the row below, insert your hook and pull up a loop. Do the same for the front loops of the stitches in each row down to row 1.
Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Carry on earning over and pulling through 2 loops until you have 1 loop left on your hook.
*Sc in the back loop in the next 3 stitches. Make an embossed post in the next stitch* repeat between *and* finishing the row with 2 sc in the back loops and a sc in the last stitch
Rows 6 – 8. Repeat rows 2-4
Row 9. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. In the back loops only make a sc in the next 3 stitches. *make an embossed post in the next stitch. In the back loops only make a sc in the next 3 stitches*
Repeat between *and* make a sc in the last stitch
Repeat rows 2 – 9 until you reach the desired height
The Embossed Block crochet stitch is a nice easy pattern once you get into the swing of it. I’d love to know what you thought of the Tunisian technique posts. Come and let us know in our Facebook group. If you’d like to try out some more crochet stitches, have a browse through our Stitch Library