Watch how to crochet the candy cover stitch (video and written tutorial)


The candy cover stitch builds to a pretty but reasonably dense pattern, making it excellent for snuggy throws and afghans. You’ll also love this pattern for scarves and hats.
It’s a simple mix of chains, single and double crochets but looks so impressive and intricate.

You can use any yarn for this stitch, but it probably looks best worked in a single solid color to show off its complexity. Check your manufacturer’s band for hook size suggestions. You will also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

  • * repeat from here the number of times required
  • ch st chain stitch
  • dc double crochet
  • rep repeat
  • sc single crochet
  • sk skip
  • skd skipped

Written instructions
First create your foundation chain in multiples of 4 sts, plus 4.
Row 1: put 4dc into 4th ch from hook, sk 3ch, 1sc into next ch, *2ch, 4dc into same ch as last sc, sk 3ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * along row, turn.
Row 2: 5ch, 4dc into 4th ch from hook, *sk 4dc, 1sc between last skd dc and next 2ch, 2ch, 4dc into side of last sc worked; rep from * to last 4dc, sk 4dc, 1sc into next ch, turn.
Repeat row 2 until your project reaches your desired length.