How To Crochet Brick Stitch – Advanced Techniques Guide

There are some things that make the brick stitch so popular. It is not because it is gorgeous, or appears classy but it is because the brick stitch is very easy to remember. Beginners and other enthusiasts find it suitable for their projects and initial practice. It has a bunch of other benefits like yarn-saving. Unlike some stitches that seem to devour your precious yarn stash, the brick stitch allows you to make great progress with just one loop.

It gives you plenty of room to make changes and do experiments with the colors so that you can bring out the amazing result of your project. Now comes the question, how to crochet brick stitch? Well, in this article we have mentioned and discussed the whole process step by step so that you can get a clear idea about it and apply it to your project. Along with the steps we also shared the other related information that might come across your query while you be on this journey.

Key Takeaways

  • Carefully remember and take notes of the steps to follow them properly.
  • Know the actual usage of this stitch to see if you required it or not.
  • Pick the exact materials for this project and try out the variations.

10 Steps to Do the Brick Stich in Crochet Project

Doing the brick stitch is easiest than the other stitches to work in crochet.

Tools and Terms to Know for This Project

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook
  • Snips
  • Yarn or tapestry needle


  • Ch = chain
  • Dc(s) = Double crochet(s)
  • Sc = single crochet

Now coming to the starting point for this project goes with these steps:

  1. This stitch is worked in multiples of 3, plus 3. (3, 6, 9, 12, plus 3. 12 + 3 = 15)
  2. Create a foundation row. Ch 18.
  3. Now go for row 1 of the crochet brick stitch
  4. Row 1. Put a dc in the 3rd ch from the hook, the chs do not count as a st, put 1 dc in each st, <16 dcs>
  5. row 2 of the crochet brick stitch
  6. Row 2. Ch 1, turn, put an sc in the top of the first dc, ch 2, *skip 2, put an sc in the top of the 3rd dc, ch 2, * repeat till you reach the end of the row, you should end on a sc. <6 sc>
  7. Row 3. Ch 2, this counts as a dc, turn, put 3 dcs in the ch 2 space, *go to the next ch 2 space, put 3 dcs in that space* repeat *-* till you reach the last sc, dc into the top of that sc. <5 dc clusters, 1 dc on either side>
  8. Row 4. Ch 1, turn, put an sc in the first dc, ch 2. *skip to the next space, put an sc in the space between the dc clusters, ch 2, * repeat *-* till you come to the end, you should end with an sc in the top of ch 2 from the previous row. <6 scs>
  9. Rows 5-9. Repeat rows 3 and 4. Experts recommend figuring out the ending on row 3 for a cleaner look.
  10. Trim the extra edges and tie off the end

Usage of Brick Stich

Usage of brick stich

Do you know what’s great about the crochet brick stitch? It’s incredibly easy to remember, making it perfect for those times when you just want to crochet without much thought. Whether you’re looking to relax, meditate, or say a prayer, this stitch is a fantastic choice.

And the best part? The brick stitch is versatile and can be used for a variety of projects like blankets, scarves, shawls, and ponchos. What’s more, it doesn’t gobble up your yarn as some other stitches do. So you can go a long way with just one skein. Finally, a stitch that doesn’t devour your yarn supply!

Right Yarn Matters for the Brick Stitch

Right yarn matters for the brick stitch

When it comes to choosing the right yarn for the brick stitch, you have some options. Variegated or self-striping yarns work wonderfully with this stitch, creating beautiful patterns. However, you can also play around with color changes. A popular approach is to use a white or neutral color for the double crochet clusters and a vibrant contrasting color for the single crochet and chain 3 rows. The double crochet clusters will cover the chains, leaving the single crochets as the sole pop of color. How would you combine colors for this stitch?

There are Variations of Brick Stich in Crochet

Now, let’s talk about variations of the brick stitch. There are several stitches that go by the name brick stitch, and they all resemble bricks in some way. This can make it a bit tricky to identify them. However, some of them have unique names that set them apart. For example, the interlocking block stitch employs a similar combination of double crochets and chains, but it allows you to create multicolored rows without having to carry your other color yarn. Another variation is the crazy stitch, which has a diagonal orientation. We also have the C2C (corner-to-corner) pattern, which builds from one corner to the other. These are just a few examples, but there are many more stitches and patterns that resemble brick and mortar.


What is a brick stitch used for?

There are various uses of the brick stitch pattern and one of the major use is when the pattern is huge for the satin stitch to apply.

What is the history of brick stitch?

There’s no exact date for the initial start of this stitch but tracing the lines it has been used by the Americans, Africans, and Middle Easterns for centuries.

What is the best brick stitch pattern?

The best brick pattern ultimately depends on personal preference and the desired aesthetic. Common brick patterns include the running bond, herringbone, basket weave, Flemish bond, and stacked bond. Each pattern has its own unique look and characteristics, so it’s important to consider the overall design and architectural style when choosing the best pattern for a specific project.

Final Thoughts

So, the crochet brick stitch is a fantastic addition to any creative crafter. Its simplicity and ease of memorization make it perfect for crochet sessions. Not only that, but it’s a stitch that won’t break the storage in terms of yarn consumption. You can create beautiful projects and go a long way with just one skein. You can make a blanket, a stylish scarf, a fashionable shawl, or anything of that sort for yourself with this stitch. Try to note down the steps to follow them properly without skipping any information provided in this article.


Hey I’m Sherry Howes an expert in sewing, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery. With a passion for fiber arts and a talent for crafting, I Have spent years improving my skills and sharing knowledge with others. Whether teaching a class or creating a new project, I’m always excited to share my love of crafting with the world. I like researching new techniques and trends in the crafting arts community.

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