Brick Wall Stitch Pattern

The Brick Wall Stitch Pattern is a great deviation from basic single crochet. It allows you to dress up any single crochet pattern and make it more unique

My best guess is that this stitch pattern is from the 1940s. Read below to learn more about it.

Alternate Names: Single Crochet Brick Wall

Multiples of 4

As a young girl, into my teens, I lived in a suburb of Chicago. On the street I lived on there was an older Lady that did a lot of 'craft' work. Her tatting was beautiful, and her knit and crochet work was to die for. She had a beautiful old foot stool that had a very unique upholstered top. When I asked her about it she told me she crocheted the upholstery for the stool for a special person - long ago. When I asked her how long, she smiled and said, "Oh about 30 years ago." She agreed to teach me how to crochet the Brick Wall stitch.

About a decade ago Leisure Arts published and placed copyright on a simplified version that staggered the 'bricks' every three rows. They called their 'version' "Long SC Bricks".

Brick Wall Stitch Pattern

Counting the row you are working into, count 4 rows below. Find the stitch that is under the stitch you are about to work into.

Insert your hook into that stitch. Yes, your upper work temporarily folds over.

Catch your yarn on the back and draw a loop through to the front.

Loosen the yarn until it comfortably comes up the row you are working on.

Draw another loop through both loops on the hook, finishing the stitch in a single crochet fashion.

Continue single crocheting as the pattern calls for.

Brick Wall Pattern

Calculate your starting chain (ch) using multiples of 4.

Row 1: Single crochet (sc) in the second chain (ch) from the hook and in each chain (ch) stitch across. This is the "wrong side" for your work.

Rows 2 - 5: Chain (ch) 1 and turn, Single Crochet (sc) in each stitch across your work. This is the base of your pattern.

* Row 6: Chain (ch) 1 and turn, *Single Crochet (sc) into the first 3 stitches, work the brick wall stitch, Single Crochet (sc) into the next 3 stitches, work the brick wall stitch* Repeat the pattern between the stars (*) across your row, ending with 3 Single Crochet (sc) stitches.

Row 7: Chain (ch) 1 and turn, Single Crochet (sc) across the row.

Row 8: Chain (ch) 1 and turn, Single Crochet (sc) into the first stitch, work the brick stitch, Single Crochet (sc) into the next 3 stitches, work the stitch* Repeat the pattern between the stars (*) across your row, ending with 1 Single Crochet (sc) stitch.

Row 9: Chain (ch) 1 and turn, Single Crochet (sc) across the row.

Row 10: Chain (ch) 1 and turn, *Single Crochet (sc) into the first 3 stitches, work the brick stitch inserting your hook into the space of the previous one, Single Crochet (sc) into the next 3 stitches, work the stitch inserting your hook into the space of the previous one.* Repeat the pattern between the stars (*) across your row, ending with 3 Single Crochet (sc) stitches.

Row 11: Chain (ch) 1 and turn, Single Crochet (sc) across the row.

* Row 12: Chain (ch) 1 and turn, *Single Crochet (sc) into the first stitch, work the brick stitch inserting your hook into the space of the previous one, Single Crochet (sc) into the next 3 stitches, work the stitch inserting your hook into the space of the previous one.* Repeat the pattern between the stars (*) across your row, ending with 1 Single Crochet (sc) stitch.

Repeat the pattern from row 6 - row 12.

Using this pattern you can create a line in your work anywhere you want one. It's easy, fun, and creates a wonderful fabric.


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