Following are photos and instructions for a stitch pattern that uses the method of skipping a stitch and later working back into that stitch with a long double crochet. This is used to form a specific textured look within a crocheted design.
How to Crochet This Stitch Pattern
Starting Chain Formula: Any multiple of 4 plus 1.
In this pattern, skip 1 st = (see 4th photo description)
First Row: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across the row.
Row 2: ch 3 to turn, work 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, make one long dc in the first st of this row (same place as the beginning ch-3), * skip 1 st, work 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, make one long dc in the skipped stitch **, repeat the directions between * and ** as many times as needed to go across the row.
Additional Rows: Repeat row 2.
Scroll down this page to see a closer look at the stitches in the photos below, along with the long dc how-to.
The Long Double Crochet Stitch
Long Double Crochet How-To: Yarn over hook, insert hook through the stitch where you want the long loop to begin, then yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and continue pulling to draw up a long loop that will reach over to the next stitch to be worked in the row, yarn over hook, pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over hook, pull through last 2 loops on hook.
This photo shows the start of row 2 (see beside first photo above), with a long double crochet worked as a cross-over long double crochet (with the long loop crossing over several stitches sideways).