Arrow Crochet Stitch Tutorial

This free tutorial walks you through how to make the arrow crochet stitch. In this blog post you’ll find photo tutorials as well as a video tutorial.

Arrow Crochet Stitch Tutorial

The Arrow Crochet Stitch

The Arrow Crochet Stitch is a visually striking pattern that brings a sense of dynamic elegance to crochet projects. This stitch, aptly named for its arrow-shaped design, involves a clever combination of stitches to create a distinctive and textured motif.

With its versatility, the Arrow Stitch lends itself beautifully to various items, from scarves and blankets to fashion accessories. Crafters often appreciate the geometric precision and modern aesthetic it imparts to their handmade pieces. As each row progresses, the arrows seem to gracefully point the way forward, making this stitch a metaphorical journey in creativity.

Whether used as a focal point or as part of a larger design, the Arrow Crochet Stitch adds a touch of sophistication to the world of crochet, making it a go-to choice for those seeking a blend of style and craftsmanship in their projects.

Arrow Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Video Tutorial for the Arrow Crochet Stitch:


  • your favorite yarn and hook combination


  • Intermediate beginner – the maker should have knowledge and be comfortable with basic crochet stitches first.


  • chain 1 does not count as a stitch
  • this stitch is a two-row repeat
  • start with any multiple of 4


  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • yo = yarn over
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sk = skip
  • sc = single crochet
  • fptr = front post treble crochet (although the term isn’t used in this tutorial, the stitch itself is used)
  • dc = double crochet

Instructions for the Arrow Crochet Stitch:

This tutorial is just for a practice swatch. However, if you’re a confident crocheter and want to just jump into making a project (dishcloth, scarf, etc.) then go for it!

Step 1: Begin with a starting ch of any multiple of 4.

Step 2: Working into the 2nd ch from the hook, work one sc. Then, make one sc in each of the next two chs for a total of 3 sc sts.

Step 3: Ch 1.

Step 4: Skip the next ch.

Step 5: Work 1 sc in each of the next 3 chs.

Step 6: Ch 1.

Step 7: Repeat steps 4-6 until you reach the end of the starting ch. Ch 1, turn.

Arrow Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Step 8: Work 1 dc in each of the first 3 sts.

Step 9: Work one dc in the ch 1 space from the row below.

Step 10: Repeat steps 8-9 until you reach the end of the row. Ch 1, turn.

Step 11: Work one sc in the first st.

Step 12: Locate the ch 1 space from two rows below (the same one you made a dc in for the previous row.) This where you’ll work your next st.

Step 13: Yo twice.

Step 14: To make it easier to see, turn your work upside down so that the bottom is facing you, insert your hook from back to front and pull up a loop. You now have 4 loops on your hook.

Step 15: Yo and pull through 2 loops a total of 3 times. Your first ‘half arrow’ stitch is made.

Step 16: Skip the st that is behind the half arrow st you just made.

Step 17: Work one sc in the next st.

Step 18: Ch 1 and skip the next st.

Step 19: Make one sc in the next st.

Step 20: Yo twice and locate the same ch 1 sp you made your first half arrow st in.

Step 21: Insert your hook from back to front into this sp and pull up a loop. There are now 4 loops on your hook.

Step 22: Yo and pull through 2 loops. Three loops are left on the hook.

Step 23: Yo and pull through 2 loops. Two loops remain. Leave these loops on the hook. Locate the next ch 1 sp from the first row.

Step 24: Yo twice and insert your hook from back to front into this sp and pull up a loop. There are now 5 loops on your hook.

Step 25: Yo and pull through two loops, yo and pull through two loops and then yo and pull through the last three loops.

The first full arrow stitch has been made.

Step 26: Repeat steps 16-25 until you get to the last 2 unworked sts.

Step 27: Once you get to the last 2 sts, work one half arrow stitch in the next st as you did in steps 13-15.

Step 28: And then end the row with one sc in the very last st of this row. Ch 1, turn.

Step 29: Repeat steps 8-9 (row 2). Ch 1, turn.

Step 30: Work one sc in the first st.

Step 31: Repeat steps 20-25 but the difference is where the ch 1 sp is, as it’s no longer the first row. So, locate the first ch 1 sp from two rows below.

Step 32: From now on, when you make an arrow st, you will insert your hook from back to front through the ch 1 sp as shown in this photo.

Step 33: And to continue, repeat steps 16-25 (row 3) all the way across.

Step 34: Continue to repeat rows 2-3 (a double crochet row and then an arrow row) until your practice swatch is your desired size.

Crochet Arrow Stitch Tutorial

Whew! You made it! I know there were some tricky parts, but the beautiful texture is sooo worth it :)

What will YOU make using this stitch? Did you make a practice swatch? Did you just go for it and make a project with it? Either way, I’d love to your work! Please do share and tag me @spottedhorsedesignco on social media. I absolutely love seeing all your makes ❤️

Do you like textured crochet stitches? You will probably love the alpine stitch if you enjoyed making this falling leaves stitch. Read THIS BLOG POST if you want to make the alpine stitch also!

Alpine Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Arrow Crochet Stitch Tutorial




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