Lava Stitch

The Lava Stitch is an easy 2 color crochet stitch pattern. Scroll down for ideas on how to use this stitch, along with the step-by-step crochet stitch pattern.

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What to make with the Lave Crochet Stitch

The lava stitch is a fun 2 color crochet stitch. It creates some light texture on a background of single crochets. Gorgeous on both sides, it’s great for many projects such as blankets, home décor, shawls etc.

Crochet Stitch Dictionary

This easy crochet stitch is part of the Stitchometry CAL (crochet along). Join the fun and discover all-new crochet stitches here.

All stitch tutorials are available on our blogs but if you want a printable PDF version for easy recording and to take notes etc. You can grab the Stitchometry Dictionary with all 16 stitch patterns here.

Sometimes it’s just easier to have a stitch dictionary on hand when you’re deciding on your next project rather than having to search online and remember where you saved that stitch you want to use.

Before You Start your 2 Color Crochet Stitch Pattern

Materials

  • 5mm / US H-8 hook
  • Hobbii Amigo (DK weight 3, 100% acrylic, 175 m / 191 yd, 50 g / 1.75 oz)
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses, and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.
  • 6 stitch markers

Size

The patterns are written for a 15cm by 15cm / 6” by 6” square.

Stitch Multiple

The pattern needs a multiple of 4 + 1 number of stitches; your starting chain will be a multiple of 4 + 2 for an extra turning chain.

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern is 20 st by 5.5 rows in stitch pattern for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).

Abbreviations

free knitting and crochet cheatsheets

This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • skip = miss

Notes

Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the row between < >.

The turning ch 1, ch 2, ch 3 don’t count as a stitch throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.

Stitches above a ch-1 space are worked in the ch-1 space except if mentioned otherwise.

The pattern is written in crochet shorthand.  For example:

  • “sc 1” means to single crochet in the next stitch,
  • “sc 2” means to single crochet in each of the next 2 stitches,
  • and “2 sc” means to single crochet twice in the next st.

All pictures show lefthanded crochet. All stitches are symmetrical and can be worked by both right and lefthanded crocheters.

Tips and Tricks

To avoid weaving in too many ends, I carried the unused color up the side. You can easily hide these floats in your project seams.

Lava 2 Color Crochet Stitch Pattern

With your 5 mm / US H-8 and color A, ch 22,

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc across, turn. <21 st>

Row 2 – 6: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Switch to color B

One complete repeat of the 2 color crochet stitch

Row 7: Ch 1, [sc in next st 1 row below, sc in next st 2 rows below, sc in next st 3 rows below, sc in next st 2 rows below] until last st, sc in next st 1 row below, turn.

Step by step pictures of the lava 2 color crochet stitch pattern
Step by step pictures of the lava 2 color crochet stitch pattern
Step by step pictures of the lava 2 color crochet stitch pattern
Step by step pictures of the lava 2 color crochet stitch pattern
Step by step pictures of the lava 2 color crochet stitch pattern

Row 8 – 12: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Switch to color A.

Repeat Row 7 to 12.

Switch to color B.

Repeat Row 7 to 12.

Keep repeating Row 7 to 12 in alternating colors until you reach 15 cm / 6”.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

Blocking

When you’re done with the crocheting part, make sure to weave in all the ends.

To make your stitch pattern even prettier and help straighten your edges block your project lightly.

Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.

Complete swatch of the Lava easy crochet stitch pattern

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