Are you looking for a new stitch that might give you that modern geometric look that is so popular? The boxed block stitch might be your answer. I love to brainstorm with unique stitches and add different colors to see what I come up with. When the right yarn, the right stitch, and the right colors all work, I believe the project will be a success.
I made this boxed block stitch sample with Caron Simply Soft in gold, off white, heathered grey, and soft blue. There is a line of country blue thrown in because I was just deciding which blue I liked better. I have to actually crochet with a yarn to decide if I like the color. I swear it changes from being in the skein and then actually worked with. Okay it might just be me!
For a video tutorial, scroll to the end of this post.
CH a multiple of 5 and then add 3. (pattern repeat is 5 + 3)
ROW 1: In the second CH from the hook work 1 SC. SC into each CH all the way across. CH 1 and turn.
ROW 2: Work SC into the last SC you made from the row below and work 1 SC into the next st. Then CH 3. *Skip over the next three stitches, work 1 SC into each of the next two stitches. Repeat from * to the end of the row.
ROW 3: CH 3 and turn. *DC 5 into the space made by the CH 3. Repeat from * into each CH 3 space. End the row with 1 DC into the last SC.
ROW 4: Repeat row 2.
ROW 5: Repeat row 3.