Step Ladder Crochet Afghan
This afghan features the step ladder stitch. It’s the Crochet Step Ladder Blanket. The step ladder stitch is a sequence of 5 stitches that repeat itself with the 5th stitch dropping down to the front post two rows below it. It makes it appear to be more abstract and with loads of crochet texture. The raised Double Treble Stitch moves 1 over in each row causing the raised stitches to have a diagonal appearance to it.
I have tried another pattern in the past and didn’t have any success. When Daniel asked me to film this one, I am was like “Are you serious?” So I sucked it up buttercup and I read the pattern again because maybe 6 months ago when I wasn’t successful with the other pattern, I could just get it. To my astonishment, I realized the pattern is written differently and much easier to follow.
To help myself understand this more, I drew a stitch diagram so I could teach it to you. I have taken a scan of my diagram. You can use that if you wish.
You can see my diagram here or click the link under the photo for a downloadable/printable PDF.
Get the Crochet Step Ladder Crochet Diagram in PDF Format.
What made this much easier than the one I had followed earlier was that we never turn our work. We complete a row and fasten off. Then go back to the start of the row again and restart. It’s like an old fashioned typewriter. Due to doing it this way instead, we never have to worry about seeing our project backwards so it’s much easier to follow.
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Comments on “Step Ladder Crochet Afghan Pattern + Tutorial”
I was wondering what yarn was used for the Step Ladder Crochet Afghan pictured in teal, purple, and white? Is it a lighter weight yarn? It doesn’t look as chunky as the Bernat Blanket that I’m using.
It looks like the Bernat Blanket to me. could just be the difference in colours of the yarn making it look different.
question, can any one help with correcting the sides. My sides are not even, as if my count was off. is there a way to correct, maybe a side border along the two start/atop sides. I otherwise enjoy this afghan style.
I have this same question! Does anyone know why this happens?
The project has a naturally lean to it as it’s favouring an angle. Because of the shift, it’s easy to add or subtract stitches with this overlay.
Thank you so much for this video! I was totally lost on how to do the beginning and ending of rows but you cleared that right up. Thanks to you the blanket is turning out great!!!
Wondering about the last dtr that was done on row 7. You put it only 1 row down vs. 2 rows downs. Was this an error in the video or in the instructions. I also looked at the left hand video & was the same.
Thank you for all your time/videos. I can’t say enough on how helpful they are & enjoyable.
P.S. All your Tunisian stuff looks amazing, and I’m really looking forward to finally getting up the courage to try it, helped along by your videos and instructions, after 35 years of being scared of it! So thanks in advance for that too!
I *really* appreciate the stitch diagram you provided here, Mikey, thanks!
I’m in the middle of another afghan that I had to take out and restart FOUR TIMES, having given up on making a stitch diagram in advance because the instructions were so full of mistakes and hard to follow that I didn’t realise how easy it actually was, darn it!
Watched the video and made my own notes on the PDF so that I can make this one up using leftover chunky in weird colours for my husband to cuddle with in front of the fire in the winter.
And between the video and the diagram, you’ve made it clear enough that I won’t be starting this one over even ONCE, so MWA and a big squeeze! Thanks so much! 🙂
Love watching and listening to your videos; you’re a very pleasant and calming influence in this hurried, loud and chaotic world…
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