Tuesday, 8 January 2013

A new favourite.......

This is my new favourite crochet stitch:
It's very straight forward, wonderfully stretchy and ideal for jumpers, socks, scarfs etc. This square has been made with a wool that stripes naturally which I think adds to this simple design.

Start with a foundation chain of whatever length you require - my square is 32 chains long.
Do a double crochet in the second chain from the hook, 1 chain, *double crochet missing a stitch in the foundation chain, 1 chain repeat from * to the end of the foundation chain.
*1 chain, double crochet in the chain space of the previous row, repeat from * to final chain space, 1 chain, double crochet in the chain at the start of the previous row.
Repeat the row until the piece is the length you require.

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