I love simple crochet stitches that I can make a complete blanket, throw, or scarf out of.  One of these great stitches is the linen stitch.  In this Linen Stitch Crochet Stitch Tutorial we will learn how to create this fun texture.  It creates a reversible fabric and it cozy and thick, without the fabric being rigid or dense.  In this tutorial I will be walking you through my method of creating this stitch using the Long Half Double Crochet.

Grab some yarn and let’s get creating.

Linen Stitch Crochet

The Linen Stitch Crochet Stitch Is Perfectly Reversible

The pattern for this stitch is done using a simple one row repeat.  This makes it easy to remember, and relaxing to stitch once you get the feel for it.  This creates a fabric that is completely reversible.  Very useful for blankets, scarves or any item you want both sides to be equally beautiful.

Linen Stitch
Right Side of fabric

Linen Stitch
Wrong Side of fabric

Yes, the two pictures above do look the same, that is because this stitch creates a completely reversible fabric.

Great on Throws and Scarves where you want the “Right Side Texture” of the work to always be on show.

Cozy and Quick

The linen stitch is often worked with a single crochet stitch.  However, in this version I will be using a Long Half Double Crochet (Lhdc) instead.  Why?  I have found that this gives the fabric an airier and less dense feel, with more room for the yarn to breath.

I love using bulky yarn and a large hook and this stitch lends itself well to this.  It works up quickly and the thick yarn has room to move around with the longer stitch.  When I make throws out of this stitch, I always get the same comment from people,  “It’s so cozy” . So I created a simple throw and named it my Cozy Throw , you can find the link to the Free Pattern Post Here

Linen Stitch Crochet Symbol Chart with Ldhc

  • This stitch is worked in a multiple of 2 sts .
  • It uses a simple 1 Row / 2 St Repeat
  • The only exception is a set up row for the First Row and a finishing row for the Last Row

Reading the chart below may at first appear more complicated than the written pattern, because of Row 2 showing up twice. Charts are always read back and forth, so I wanted the repeat row to appear as you would read it for both right side and wrong side of work.

I like charts myself because they provide a symbolic visual of the swatch looking at it from the front.

Linen Stitch Crochet Pattern

Ch multiple of 2

Row 1 (foundation row): ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch, rep from * to last ch, sc in last ch, ch 1, turn

Row 2: sc in first st, * ch 1, skip next st, long hdc in skipped st from row below, rep from * to last st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn

Rep Row 2 for Pattern Stitch

Finish your piece off with the following row:

Final Row: sc in first st, * sc in next st, long hdc in skipped st from row below, rep from * to last st, sc in last st, finish off.

Now Try This Stitch Pattern Out in this Free Pattern

The Cozy Throw
done in the Long HDC Linen Stitch

Watch The Video Tutorial Here

Thanks for joining me and getting creative.

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

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