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The Up and Down Stitch is a subtle crochet stitch that combines working single and double crochet stitches.
In fact, it works the singles into the doubles and the doubles into the singles, keeping the row height the same as you are moving up the fabric.
If you are not familiar with how to do the single crochet, we have a great step-by-step tutorial that you can find here: Single Crochet: Learn How To Single Crochet.
In working the Up and Down Stitch, each row of alternating single and double is balanced on the following row, resulting in a unique, subtle texture.
In addition, it’s quick and easy to learn, and you can use it with different projects like baby garments.
Moreover, this pattern is using US crochet terms. In fact, the term “single crochet” is not in UK crochet terms. You can learn more about the differences between US and UK terms in this article: Crochet Terms: US and UK Term Differences Explained.
Techniques Used for the Up And Down Stitch Pattern
Crochet Instructions – Step by Step
Multiple: an even number of stitches.
1 dc in 2nd ch from hook.
* 1 sc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch.
Rep from * to end of row.
Ch 1, skip first dc.
* 1 dc in next sc, 1 sc in next dc.
Rep from * to end of row, 1 dc in tch.
Repeat Step 3.
Crochet Chart for the Up And Down Stitch
For those who prefer a visual representation of this crochet pattern, Here’s a crochet diagram for your reference.