The Jacob’s Ladder Crochet Stitch adds texture and dimension to your crochet projects. This blog post contains detailed photo and video instructions.

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Jacob's Ladder Crochet Stitch Tutorial

The Jacob’s Ladder Crochet Stitch

The Jacob’s Ladder Crochet Stitch gets its name from the ladder-like structure it creates, forming a series of interlocking loops that cascade down your project. This stitch adds both depth and visual interest, making it a wonderful choice for scarves, blankets, and other projects where texture takes center stage.

Using just a two-row repeat, this is a pretty easy stitch to master. So grab your yarn and hook, and let’s make a practice swatch!

Scroll down for the instructions for this easy crochet stitch.

Jacob's Ladder Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Video Tutorial for the Jacob’s Ladder Crochet Stitch:

MATERIALS:

  • your favorite yarn and hook combination

SKILL LEVEL:

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

TUTORIAL NOTES:

  • the first chain 3 does count as a stitch
  • chain 1 never counts as a stitch
  • this stitch is a two-row repeat
  • start with any multiple of 5 + 2

STITCHES USED AND ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • yo = yarn over
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sk = skip
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet

Instructions for the Jacob’s Ladder 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: Start with a chain of any multiple of 5+2. I started with 27.

Step 2: Count 4 chs from the hook.

Step 3: Work one dc in the fourth ch from the hook.

Step 4: Continue to work one dc in each ch all the way across. Ch 1, turn. (Ch 1 does not count as a st)

Step 5: Now work one sc in each st all the way across, ending with a sc in the top of the ch 3 from the row below. Ch 1, turn.

Step 6: Work one dc in each of the first 5 sts.

Step 7: Ch 10.

Step 8: Join with a sl st to the dc just made.

Step 9: Work one dc in each of next 5 sts.

Step 10: Repeat steps 7-9 all the way across, ending with a dc in each of the last 5 sts. Ch 1, turn.

Step 11: Work one sc in each of the first 5 sts.

Step 12: Move the ch 10 loop out of the way so that you can work in the next st. Continue to work one sc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.

Step 13: Continue to alternate the last 2 rows (steps 6-12) until your practice swatch is your desired size. Ch 1, turn.

Step 14: Now, work one dc row. No loops, just dc sts all the way across.

Step 15: Now we will join the loops. Pick one vertical row of loops and start with the two bottom loops. Using your fingers or a crochet hook, insert the upper loop into the one below it. Now insert the next loop above into the current loop. Repeat this all the way up. Leave the last loop just hanging loose. We will attach it soon.

Step 16: Join the loops vertically for each row.

Step 17: Once, all your loops are joined, it’s time to put the last two rows on. If you haven’t already, ch 1 and turn. Now work one sc in each of the first 4 sts.

Step 18: Insert your hook into the next st to start a sc, but place the ch 10 loop on your hook also. Yo and complete the sc.

Step 19: Now work one sc into the next st, also making sure to place the ch 10 loop on your hook.

Step 20: Continue to work sets of 5 sc sts, making sure on the last and 1st st of each set you’ll be inserting your hook through the ch 10 loop as well. Ch 1, turn.

Step 21: Work one last row of dc sts and fasten off.

Jacob's Ladder Crochet Stitch Tutorial

All right, so what did you think of the Jacob’s Ladder Crochet Stitch tutorial? Was it easy or did you find it a bit challenging?

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 love seeing all your makes ❤️

Jacob's Ladder Crochet Stitch Tutorial

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