Tower Stitches are combination of extended double crochet stitches and regular double crochet stitches. Together, they present as a nicely pointed triangle of stitches, as you can see on this Tower Stitch Granny Square. I’ll show you how to crochet tower stitches on a swatch and give you a couple of ideas of how to use them.
I’m using American crochet terminology throughout. Follow the step-by-step instructions here, or scroll on down to the video.
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Tower Stitch Swatch Stitch Diagram
How to Crochet Tower Stitches
Extended dc (Edc) : Yarn over, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop (this creates a chain at the base of the stitch), [yarn over and pull through 2 loops] two times.
Step 2. Double crochet into chain at base of extended double crochet, as follows:
Continue to follow the chart or watch the video to complete your swatch.
Designing with Tower Stitches
Tower Stitches can be used in crochet blankets, scarves, and even granny squares—just about anywhere!
You can see Tower Stitches used in the Summer Sorbet Cap and Wrap on the cover of Chemo Caps & Wraps.
I used the Tower Stitch in my Mod Retro Afghan which appears in Unexpected Afghans: Innovative Crochet Designs with Traditional Techniques.
Now that you know how to crochet them, where will you use Tower Stitches?
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