Spectacular Larksfoot Stitch Ideas

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Hello there! Today I’m on a mission to inspire you, because we truly should make the most of our time during lockdown. Don’t let yourself to become a couch potato, unless you have a crochet hook in your hand 🙂

Today’s hero has always reminded me of spring, because it looks like tiny bird’s footprints. Cute, huh? And the coolest thing is, that it’s really really easy. Once you get it, you can go on with your eyes closed.

Ready? Grab your favorite yarns and crochet hook!

Colorful larksfoot stitch blankets

Spring vibes are here

This stitch is actually quite easy, as it uses basic stitches. The only trick here is working one of the double crochet stitches much lower than the other. This way you can create this characteristic “spike”. It’s perfect for baby blankets.

Materials

Author of this tutorial used Lion Brand Color Made Easy Yarn, which is 100% acrylic, in three fantastic colors – Huckleberry, Turmeric and Alabaster.
PSST! If you want to know more about yarn ball types, check out my article!
She chose 6.5 mm crochet hook for this yarn, but you can use any yarn and corresponding hook size.

Larksfoot Stitch Tutorial by B.Hooked Crochet

We start with slip knot and foundation chain of multiplies of 4 + 1. Next you proceed with double crochet stitches and chain stitches to make a “gap”. To create cool larksfoot pattern, you need to work one of your double crochet strategically two rows below.
It’s not hard to do, but requires some practice in keeping the right tension, so you take a look at my article on how to work with crochet hook.
See the full video by B.Hooked Crochet here. If you prefer written instructions, you can find them here.

talking about stitches…

Our growing website and library of free crochet patterns has some projects that might interest you, too. If you want to know more about crochet, read my articles on different topics, for example – what are Crochet Swatches

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Learn all about Yarn Ball Types!

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crochet roundup!

As always, crochet roundup is one my favorite sections to research, because there are so many beautiful creations. Today’s designs show how many different color combinations you can employ for this cool stitch. Which one you like the most? Let me know in the comments!

Read carefully for free crochet patterns and tutorials.

Weeping Rainbows Blanket by YarnBae

larksfoot crochet blanket in rosy colors

Isn’t this sherbet blanket the sweetest? Combination of white, yellows, peach and pinks is light and reminds me of summer. The overall effect is even sweeter thanks to very simple, but cleverly made edging. You can see more of this project here.

This particular project is based on paid pattern for Weeping Rainbows Blanket by Little Cosy Things, but you can use any free tutorial (for example the one I linked earlier!) to make similar blanket.

Weeping Rainbows Blanket by Carla Brown
larksfoot crochet blanket

Do you like lilacs? Me too! This beautiful color palette is a bit subdued, calm, but very refined. Baby blanket like this will look amazing in any interior, introducing very delicate style. It fits both boys and girls, so go for it if you’re stuck with your baby shower gift ideas!

This project is based on paid pattern for Weeping Rainbows Blanket by Little Cosy Things, but you can easily try free crochet pattern for Larksfoot Blanket by Allison Murray.

Weeping Rainbows Blanket by RedAgape (Mandy O’Sullivan)

rainbow crochet blanket in larksfoot stitch

Need a cheerful project? Go for this one! I absolutely adore this combination of colors, because it’s using many colors, but not in a straightforward rainbow-y way. You just can’t not smile when you see it, right?

This project is also based on paid pattern for Weeping Rainbows Blanket by Little Cosy Things, but if you need a free pattern, use The Larksfoot Blanket by Hannah Cross.

Rainbow Larksfoot Stitch Blanket by Kerryandtheboys

Rainbow Larksfoot Stitch Blanket

Rainbow queen Kerry tried larksfoot stitch as well, among many many other projects. It’s a stunning piece, don’t you agree? Addition of a very simple border in bold color is a lovely finishing touch on this baby blanket.

Need a free pattern? Try this one – Simple Larksfoot Stitch Pattern by Devon Tremblay.

Larksfoot Stitch Afghan by ElinElla

Larksfoot Stitch Afghan in blue

If you are not a fan of colorful blankets, and you are looking for something calmer, go for this sophisticated palette. Shades of blue and white accent reminds me of a deep ocean. It’s a great idea for those of you, who consider using larksfoot stitch for a bedspread.

Start by using free pattern for Larksfoot Blanket (Aran) by Bernat Design Studio.

Rainbow Larksfoot Stitch Blanket by Rainbows_and_I

Rainbow Larksfoot Stitch Blanket

Until we can see the array of colorful flowers on the meadows, crochet blankets can bring a little bit of spring to our home! Just look at these juicy colors! They will work fantastically in kids’ room.

Don’t need a baby blanket? No worries. Try using free crochet pattern for Big Larksfoot Rainbow Blanket by Kirsten Ballering to make a similar piece in bigger size!

Larksfoot Stitch Blanket by Toyah Radbourne

Larksfoot Stitch Blanket in purples

If you are looking for something more mysterious, try using lilacs, blues and mint together. This color combo creates a petrol-like visual effect, which will be perfect for mermaid-loving girls or adult that’s into crystals and magic.

Little Larksfoot Rainbow Blanket by Kirsten Ballering

Little Larksfoot Rainbow Blanket

The kind of yarn you choose heavily affects the final product of your crochet endeavors, so educate yourself in this matter. In this amazing blanket made with Scheepjes Stone Washed, the ‘washed’ effect is clearly visible. It gives a lot of character, so try it!

This project is available as a free crochet pattern – Little Larksfoot Rainbow Blanket by Kirsten Ballering.

Larksfoot Stitch Blanket by Crochet Creations by Hanan

Larksfoot Stitch Blanket in green

Neat and even stitches are an effect of months and months of practice, and this beautiful baby blanket is a fantastic example. Moreover, this tension is impeccable! Juicy greens cannot be more springy, right?

Want to try something different? Maybe make it in bulky yarn? If you would like to try, check out this free pattern for Larksfoot Blanket (Super Bulky) by Bernat Design Studio.

Larksfoot Stitch Blanket by holly_pips

Larksfoot Stitch Blanket in yellow

I’ve said it many times, but I will say it again – yellow and grey is the perfect combo! It just never goes out of style, so go for it whenever you need! It fits girls, as well as boys, so don’t worry about any faux pas here.

That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!

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