TL YARN CRAFTS TAKEOVER – It’s time to take your crochet projects to the next level with the easy Tri Color Linen Stitch. Lean back and let Toni Lipsey show you how to crochet this scrap-friendly stitch!
This blog post was written by Toni Lipsey, crochet designer and educator of TL Yarn Crafts.
Need to upgrade your go-to crochet linen stitch? Try adding some color - three to be exact. Learn the Tri Color Linen Stitch and take your crochet projects from basic to beautiful.
In this blog post, I’ll share exactly how to do the Tri Color Linen Stitch. Gather your scraps and leftovers - it’s time to use them up!
What is the Linen Stitch?
The Linen Stitch is a very popular crochet stitch pattern. Many beginner crocheters like it because you only need to know how to chain and single crochet.
Consider the Linen Stitch for your next project if you want a sophisticated stitch pattern that’s still easy to accomplish. The Linen Stitch looks surprisingly like knit, allowing you to get the same effect without learning a new craft.
Crochet Techniques to Know First
The Tri Color Linen Stitch is very simple and creates a gorgeous effect. There are a few basic techniques that you’ll need to learn first to understand this stitch:
- Yarn Over: Bring the yarn over the top of the hook and down the front, creating a circle around the hook.
- Chain: Yarn over the hook, pull the hook through the loop to create a chain.
- Single Crochet: Insert the hook into the indicated stitch or space, yarn over, pull the loop through the stitch, yarn over, pull the loop through both loops on the hook.
Changing Colors with the Tri Color Linen Stitch
The magic of the Tri Color Linen Stitch is how you change color. You’ll change the color at the end of each row but DO NOT fasten off any colors while still stitching. Eventually, you will have three colors attached to your project at once. When you change color, drop the old color and pick up the new color, which is resting a few rows below. This technique allows you to change color frequently without tons of ends to weave in.
The Tri Color Linen Stitch results in floats up the side of the work. Manage the floats by adding a 1-round border to your project. Be sure to catch the floats in your border for a seamless look. Find out how to do that in my tutorial below.
FREE: Want to try out the Tri Color Linen Stitch? Get the pattern for this cute tray right here.
Crochet Tri Color Linen Stitch Tutorial
Are you ready to take on the Tri Color Linen Stitch? You’ll fall in love with this rhythmic and addictive pattern just like I did!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Starting Chain: Any odd number
Supplies: Yarn, crochet hook, stitch markers (optional), scissors, tapestry needle
- Ch = chain
- Sc = single crochet
- Sk = skip
- Sp = space
- St = stitch
- Colors are referred to A, B, and C throughout the pattern.
- Ch-2 at the beginning of the row counts as sc + ch 1.
- DO NOT fasten off any colors until instructed to do so.
The color changes are the true magic of the Tri Color Linen Stitch!
Tri Color Linen Stitch Pattern
With A, chain any odd number.
ROW 1: Sc in the 3rd ch from the hook, (ch 1, sk 1, sc in next ch) across row, changing color to B on the last st, turn. Drop A but do not fasten off.
ROW 2: Ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sc in next ch-sp) across row, placing last sc in the starting ch-2 sp and changing to C, turn. Drop B but do not fasten off.
ROW 3: Repeat Row 2, changing to A at end of row. Drop C but do not fasten off.
Continue in pattern, repeating Row 2 and changing color at the end of each row. When complete, fasten off colors not in use and continue with the color of the last row. This color will be your border.
BORDER: Rotate to work along row ends. Ch 2, sc in same sp as last st of the final row. (Ch 1, sk next row, sc in the end of the next row) to next corner, working over yarn floats. Ch 2, sc in same st. Rotate to work along bottom of blanket.
(Ch 1, sk ch-sp, sc in base of next sc) to next corner. Ch 2, sc in same st. Rotate to work along side of the project.
(Ch 1, sk next row, sc in the end of the next row) to next corner, working over yarn floats. Ch 2, sl st in first sc of round. Fasten off.
The Tri Color Trays are the perfect gift!
Thanks for joining me to try out the Tri Color Linen! Use this stitch when making the Tri Color Trays, a new pattern designed exclusively for TLYC x Hobbii’s Happy Place yarn. Get the full details and download the free pattern here.
This blog post was written by Toni Lipsey, crochet designer and educator of TL Yarn Crafts. Toni is known for her easy-to-follow crochet patterns for crocheters of all skill levels, and she loves to share her knowledge, experience, and favorite products on her blog, YouTube, and Instagram. Recently, she collaborated with us here at Hobbii to create Happy Place, a wonderful yarn made of 50% cotton and 50% wool.
Would you like to get to know Toni better? Read our Q&A with her here.