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Easy Crochet Knit Stitch Tutorial

Learn how to crochet an easy knit stitch with this step-by-step photo and guided video tutorial. This simple stitch is made using an easy 2-row repeat.

Crochet Knit Stitch with a wooden crochet hook.

In this tutorial, I’m going to be showing you how to crochet a stitch that looks just like a stockinette stitch. So if you’re trying to achieve a knitted look in your crochet work, I think you’re going to love the simplicity of this stitch.

It’s made using a variation of the half double crochet stitch. So you’ll first start by making a base row of half double crochets and then for the following rows, you’ll make a row of half double in the 3rd loop, and a half double crochet in the back loop.

It’s an easy stitch pattern that’s not too hard to make once you get the hang of it. And if you’re looking for a fun project that uses this stitch, then you might like this free crochet scarf pattern.

A free knit-like crochet scarf pattern.

What Stitches Are Used to Make a Knit Stitch?

The crochet knit stitch is made using 2 variations of the half double crochet stitch. So you will need to know how to make a basic half double crochet, a half double crochet in the back loop, and a half double crochet in the 3rd loop.

Down below, you’ll find instructions on how to make these 3 half double crochet stitches.

hdc – half double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Yarn over one more time and pull through last three loops on hook.

hdc blo – half double crochet back loop only: Yarn over, insert hook into back loop of stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Yarn over one more time and pull through last three loops on hook.

hdc 3blo – half double crochet 3rd back loop only: Yarn over, insert hook into 3rd loop of stitch, yarn over, and pull through stitch. Yarn over one more time and pull through last three loops on hook.

Crochet Knit Stitch Tutorial

Here are some of the supplies you will need to make this stitch.

  • Crochet hook, I used a 10.0 mm crochet hook for this tutorial.
  • You are going to need some yarn. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn in the color Fisherman.
  • Stitch markers. You may find stitch markers helpful for this stitch pattern.
  • darning needle and a pair of scissors.

Note: There is no multiple required for this stitch pattern as it uses half double crochet variations.

Stitch Pattern

To start this stitch pattern, chain any number and start with one regular row of half double crochet (this counts as row 1).

A row of half double crochet.

For row 2, you want to make a half double crochet in the 3rd loop in each stitch.

So it goes as follows, chain 2, turn, yarn over, insert hook into 3rd loop of stitch, yarn over, and pull through stitch. Yarn over one more time and pull through last three loops on hook.

A uncompleted row of half double crochet in the 3rd loop.
A completed row of half double crochet in the 3rd loop.

For row 3, you want to make a half double crochet in the back loop in each stitch.

So it goes as follows, chain 2, turn, yarn over, insert hook into back loop of stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Yarn over one more time and pull through last three loops on hook.

An uncompleted row of half double crochet in the back loop.
A completed row of half double crochet in the back loopstitches.

Now continue to alternate between rows 2 and 3 for the stitch pattern.

A completed swatch of the crochet knit stitch.

And that’s how you crochet a knit stitch. I hope you enjoyed making this fun stitch!

Other Crochet Stitch Tutorials

Starting from left to right, the basic shell stitch, the double crochet v-stitch, and the reverse blanket stitch.

Free easy crochet stitch patterns.