Watch how to crochet the slant stitch (video & written instructions)

This unusual crochet stitch gives you a new twist on making the most covetable scarves, throws and blankets.
The slant stitch uses only chain stitch, single crochet and double crochet but manages to produce a wonderful diagonal effect and a rich, chunky texture that will enhance all your projects.
Watch the slant stitch video tutorial by Heather Gibbs:
You can use any yarn on hand for the slant stitch, but a worsted weight does give a satisfyingly chunky finish to the stitch. Check the manufacturer's label for suggestions on hook sizes. Generally, for a worsted weight, you'll be using an I or 5.5 mm hook. You'll also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for sewing in your ends.
Pro tip: Avoid fluffy or fuzzy yarns with this stitch, as they will blur the definition of the unusual diagonal pattern.
Pro tip: A plain cream or off-white yarn really makes this stitch look like complicated Aran knitting.
ch — chain
dc — double crochet
rep — repeat
sc — single crochet
sk — skip
st(s) — stitch(es)
yo — yarn over
* — repeat from asterisk as many times as asked
Written instructions
This pattern is made in multiples of four plus one. For three slants, ch 17 sts.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch, then sc across row.
Row 2: ch 3, 1 dc in next st, *sk 1 st, 1 dc in next 3 sts, yo, insert hook into sk st and pull up a large loop (yo, draw through 2 loops), *rep twice, then 1 dc in last 2 sts.
Row 3: sc in each st across the row.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until project reaches your desired size.