Trellis Stitch

Trellis crochet stitch pattern

The Trellis stitch is an easy crochet stitch combining basic crochet stitches to form small openings and light texture.

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What to make with the Trellis Stitch

The trellis stitch has small openings that make it great for a summer feeling without getting anything stuck or being see-through. Think summer afghans and garments. Both sides are equally pretty, I can’t decide which side to call the right side.

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This easy crochet stitch is part of a fun stitch exploration. You can find all 30 stitches here.

Or grab the convenient PDF bundle with all 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


  • 4 mm / US G – 6 hook.
  • Worsted weight yarn.
  • 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.


The pattern is written for a 15 cm by 15 cm / 6” by 6” square.

You can easily adapt the size to your desired project size. The pattern needs a multiple of 2 number of stitches; your starting chain will be a multiple of 2 + 1 for an extra turning chain.


The gauge for this pattern is 18.5 st by 13 rows in stitch pattern for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).

Confused on how to make or measure gauge? Check out my detailed post all about crochet gauge.

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This pattern uses US notations.

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet


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

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

The turning ch 1 doesn’t count as a stitch throughout the pattern 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.
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Special Stitches and Techniques

  • Back loop only: Work the stitch as you normally would but instead of working through both loops, only go through the back loop.

The Actual Trellis Stitch Pattern

  • With your 4mm / US G- 6 hook ch 28 + 1,
    Row 1: In the 2nd ch from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn. < 28 st>

  • Row 2: Ch 1, [ch 1, skip 1, sc in the back loop only] repeat across, crochet stitch step 1

  • Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn.
    * Note: Don’t make the hdc in the ch-1 space but in the ch-1 crochet stitch step 2

  • Repeat Row 2-3 until you reach 15 cm / 6”. Finish on a Row 3.

  • Fasten off and weave in the ends.


All done with the crocheting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.

To make your stitch pattern even prettier, help straighten your edges and make the open trellis come out even more, 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.

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