Watch how to crochet the candy cover stitch (video and written tutorial)

The candy cover stitch builds to a pretty but reasonably dense pattern, making it excellent for snuggy throws and afghans. You'll also love this pattern for scarves and hats.
It's a simple mix of chains, single and double crochets but looks so impressive and intricate.
You can use any yarn for this stitch, but it probably looks best worked in a single solid color to show off its complexity. Check your manufacturer's band for hook size suggestions. You will also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
* repeat from here the number of times required
ch st chain stitch
dc double crochet
rep repeat
sc single crochet
sk skip
skd skipped
Written instructions
First create your foundation chain in multiples of 4 sts, plus 4.
Row 1: put 4dc into 4th ch from hook, sk 3ch, 1sc into next ch, *2ch, 4dc into same ch as last sc, sk 3ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * along row, turn.
Row 2: 5ch, 4dc into 4th ch from hook, *sk 4dc, 1sc between last skd dc and next 2ch, 2ch, 4dc into side of last sc worked; rep from * to last 4dc, sk 4dc, 1sc into next ch, turn.
Repeat row 2 until your project reaches your desired length.

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