Colosseum Stitch Crochet Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

Learn to crochet the colosseum stitch pattern with this easy-to-follow written pattern and video tutorial.

Below you will find the complete pattern, instructional photos, and video tutorial for the crochet colosseum stitch.

crochet colosseum stitch

The Colosseum Stitch?

This is not an official crochet stitch but a stitch pattern or stitch combination that I created and named. I thought the gaps looked like the arches of the Roman Colosseum.

The Colosseum stitch uses the chain, single crochet, and double crochet to create a sturdy mesh stitch.

What to use it for?

Projects that would look lovely with this crochet stitch include:

– Bags
– Swimming Suit Cover Ups
– Spring Scarves
– Shawls

Consider adding 2-4 rows of the colosseum stitch into a blanket design to make a lighter, airer crochet blanket.

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Head scarf using the colosseum stitch.

The Colosseum Stitch Pattern

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Materials Used in Tutorial

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Bernat Softee Cotton (Light/ Size 3 Yarn)
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations

CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
ST(s) – Stitch(es)

Colosseum Stitch Video Tutorial

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Crochet Colosseum Stitch Tutorial

– Pattern is written in US terms.
– Turning chain is not counted as a stitch.

Starting Chain: Work any even number of chains.

Row 1: SC in the second CH from the hook. SC in each CH across.

Row 2: CH2, turn, DC in first ST. *CH1, Skip a ST, DC in next ST* repeat from *to* until you reach the end of the row.

rows 1 and 2

Row 3: CH1, turn. SC in each ST and CH1 space across.

row 3 completed

Continue repeating rows 2 and 3 until your project is as big as you would like it to be.

5 rows completed

I hope you enjoyed the Colosseum Stitch Tutorial and will check back for future stitch patterns.

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10 thoughts on “Colosseum Stitch Crochet Free Pattern and Video Tutorial”

    • That is very possible. I have a designer friend who loves showing me antique stitch guides that show stitches that have recently become “new” and popular. I am familiar with filet crochet in thread crochet. This one is different than filet crochet, but I can still see it being used in thread crochet. I do not crochet with thread very often so I am not as familiar with the preferred stitch patterns.

  1. I am thrilled to try this new stitch. I love airy crochet, but I’m not a fan of anything that looks too lacey, so this is PERFECT. Thank you, Lindsey!

    • It is a new tutorial on my blog, not a new stitch pattern. I have a friend that has been in the business many years more than me and she always pulls a vintage magazine or book for me that shows a “brand new trend” that was done years and years ago. The craft has been around for so long that it is near impossible to come up with something completely new. The goal is to show the readers something they may not have seen before and inspire them. I have several stitch patterns that will be shared over the summer. They are very beginner-friendly. I am positive that they have been used somewhere before (it is a big world) but that isn’t the point. The point is to inspire other crocheters by showing them fun stitch combinations that they may not have seen before.

  2. Lindsey,

    This is a very pretty stitch. I am not comfortable using super lightweight yarns yet, so I love that this could be used for things that normally require them. I am always looking for new twists and ways to create with yarn. I have already put the airy head scarf pattern in my cart on Etsy. I think it might be something that will actually stay on my head.

    Thank you for sharing.

    • It is a fun pattern. The stitch pattern will be able to be used with any yarn size. I just find this yarn is great for demonstration purposes. I plan to share a lot of scrap yarn projects this summer. Another yarn craft I like is weaving. It is a good way to use up scraps as well.

  3. Wow the crochet police are out. I’m new to crochet so the stitch combinations/stitches for all new to ME. Not all patterns/tutorials are one fits all. I search until I find an easy to follow tutorial, pleasant voice, and nice channel or website. Thanks for sharing

    • I am glad you enjoy the tutorial and video. People tell me they like my tutorials so eventually, I will have to go back and make tutorials for all the existing stitches. So I will have new tutorials on the website and channel but they won’t be ‘new’ stitches.


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