Crochet Wrapped Arrow Stitch – [Faux Cable] – Free Tutorial

When you feel like you need more texture or you want a new fun stitch to try, then you really need to check the Crochet Wrapped Arrow Stitch.

Crochet Textured Faux Cable Stitch - Raffamusa Designs

I guess I called this crochet stitch “wrapped arrow stitch” for lack of a better name, but I think it gives you a good idea of what it looks like.

In a way, it is similar to the crochet arrow stitch for the effect it creates. However, the way you crochet it is completely different.

This wrapped arrow stitch is way more difficult to explain than it is to crochet. So, there are a few things that I would like to highlight in order to make it easier to understand.

  • This stitch is worked in multiples of 5.
  • There are only two row-repeats, one where we’ll mostly make double crochet stitches, and one that is a simple crochet row.
  • On each double crochet row, we will also work the arrows!
  • To make an arrow, we will make 2 front post treble crochets wrapped around the post of the middle dc from 2 rows below.
  • And these front post trebles will be closed together with a dc made on the sc row, so there won’t be any gaps in the fabric!

And the latter is the most complicated part of this stitch pattern. But don’t worry, I prepared detailed photos to explain how to crochet these stitches.

In this tutorial, I won’t go into too much detail on how to crochet a front post stitch. So, if you are not familiar with it, please, take a look at this step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet front/back post stitches HERE.


The wrapped arrow stitch creates a solid fabric with lots of texture. So, it is perfect for:

  • Anything for the fall and winter: scarves, cowls, and other accessories for the cold season
  • Blankets
  • Dishcloths, washcloths, and potholders
  • Scrubbies
  • Home decor items
  • And much more…

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How to Crochet the Wrapped Arrow Stitch - Free Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs

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Crochet Wrapped Arrow Stitch – Video Tutorial


  • Yarn of choice. For this tutorial, I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK
  • Appropriate hook. Here, I used a 3.5-mm (E/4 US, 9 UK) crochet hook.


  • Ch – Chain
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Drop St – Drop Stitch
  • FPtr – Front Post Treble Crochet
  • Hdc – Half Double Crochet
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • St – Stitch
  • Yo – Yarn Over

Special Stitches

Dc/drop-FPtr tog & Drop-FPtr/dc tog
These stitches will be explained in more detail in the photo tutorial below.

Drop St
In this pattern, all the drop sts are crocheted 2 rows below. You will find more explanations in the tutorial.

Wrapped Arrow Stitch – Step-by-Step Photo Tutorial

Ch a multiple of 5 + 2 for turning.

For this tutorial, I made 30 chains + 2 = 32 chains. So, throughout my swatch, I will have 30 sts.

Row 1. Dc across starting from the third ch from your hook.
Row 2. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc across.

Row 3

Step 1. Ch 2 (counts as the first half of a dc) and turn. Make a FPtr around the third dc two rows below (so, on row 1). This is your first drop-FPtr!

Notice how this first tr is a drop st because it is crocheted two rows below and it is a front post st because it is wrapped around the post of the dc!

Crochet Wrapped Arrow Stitch Tutorial - Step 1 - Raffamusa Designs

Step 2. Dc 3.

Remember that the ch-2 at the beginning of this row counts as the first half of a dc, so you do not need to crochet in the very first st! However, pay attention not to miss any st that might be hiding behind the drop-FPTr!

Crochet Wrapped Arrow Stitch Tutorial - Step 2 - Raffamusa Designs

Step 3. Drop-FPTr/Dc Tog

a. Yo twice, and insert your hook under the post of the same st where you already worked a tr, (yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook) twice. In other words, work a tr but do not complete the stitch.

b. Yo.
c. Insert your hook into the next sc st (again, pay attention not to miss any sts, so move the drop-FPTr out of the way if you’re not sure), yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook. This is basically the first half of a dc! You now have 3 loops on your hook.

d. Yo and pull through all three loops on your hook in order to close the drop-FPtr and the dc together.

How to crochet a Drop-FPTr/Dc Tog

Step 4. Dc/Drop-FPTr Tog

a. Yo and insert your hook into the next sc st, yo and pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on your hook (this is the first half of a dc!). You now have 2 loops on your hook.

b. Yo twice.
Identify the next dc around which you’ll work the next drop-FPtr sts (indicated by the needle in the picture below). This is simply the 5th st after the previous dc you wrapped your tr around. So, between the tips of two consecutive arrows, there should be 4 dc sts!

c. Insert your hook under the post of the 5th dc st after the last arrow, yo and pull up a loop, (yo and pull through 2 loops) twice. You now have 3 loops on your hook.

d. Yo and pull through all three loops on your hook so that you close the dc and the drop-FPtr together.

How to crochet a Dc/Drop-FPTr Tog

Repeat steps 2-4 until you reach the end of the row.

Crochet Wrapped Arrow Stitch Tutorial - Row 3 - Raffamusa Designs

Row 4. Ch 1 (does not count as a st), turn. Sc in each st across.

Row 5. Repeat the same pattern as for Row 3. However, this time, always make your drop-FPTr sts around the post of the second of the 3 dc you worked in between each dc/drop-FPTr tog and drop-FPTr/dc tog two rows below (indicated by the white arrow on the image below).

Wrapped Arrow Stitch - Crochet Tutorial - Raffamusa Designs

Continue repeating Rows 4 and 5 to grow your project.

You just learned how to crochet the Wrapped Arrow Stitch!

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