Saturday, October 11, 2014

CROCHET VIDEO: How to do the Single Crochet



The Single Crochet is the short of all the stitches. The video can be found here 

If you want the steps on how to  do the single crochet these are the steps:
Step 1: Insert your hook into the next stitch.
Step 2: Yarn Over
Step 3: Pull through
Step 4: YO pull through both loops.

If you're a beginner this is the first basic stitch you want to learn. I wrote a pattern down below so you can see what a pattern looks like and the wording used.

At the second row you will chain 1. That's because you need it to be as tall as the other Single Crochet's in the row.


Hook Size is up to you.

Instructions for example:
Chain 15 or any amount needed.

Row 1: Go into the 2nd chain from hook and do 1 sc.  Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row
(14 sc made)

Row 2: ch1, do 1 sc in each stitch across the row. (14 sc made)

repeat row 2

Note: If you chained 20 you would crochet 19 sc. If you chained 30 you would make 29 SC's. That's because you skip 1 chain at the beginning of the first row.

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Thanks!
Heather




CROCHET VIDEO How to do the Half Double Crochet (HDC)



HDC or Half Double Crochet

Video can be found here

This is a video on how to do the Half Double Crochet stitch. It is the second tallest stitch. You can learn the HDC in only a few easy steps

Step 1: Wrap yarn around the hook
Step 2: Insert Hook
Step 3: Yarn Over and Pull Thru
step 4: YO and pull through all loops on hook

To see it in action go to the link to the video is here
You don't have to worry about turning chains with any HDC pattern.

On this video I chained 10. You will be doing 8 HDC's. That's because you are skipping 2 chains at the beginning of Row 1.

Instructions:
Hook Size: I

Row 1: Go into the 3rd chain from the hook and do 1hdc. Do 1hdc in each stitch across the row
(8 hdc)

Row 2: chain 2 ( Doesn't count as the first hdc) turn. Do 1 hdc in each stitch across the row. (8 hdc)

If you  have any questions feel free to leave a comment

Heather

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cozy Warm Winter Flat Bobble Scarf


Crochet Flat Bobble Shell Scarf Pattern 

This is a beautiful crochet pattern for a scarf.  It's made using a Flat Bobble Shell stitch. Yes flat, not the traditional ones. It has a beautiful texture. I like to do patterns that are easy enough for a beginner and is something different they can try. It's also great for someone who is experienced.

You will be alternating between doing a row of the Flat Bobble Shells and a row of a group of 3 double.crochets. It's that easy. It creates a lace effect.


Video for the Flat Bobble Shell can be found at http://youtu.be/bDzQ0Esn93Q


Uses a multiple of 4 + 3 chains.

Hook size:I
chain 23 
Swatch: 11 inches high and did 14 rows = 1 1/4 rows per inch by
                7 inches wide= 3 1/4 sts per inches

Abbreviations
Bobble (all in the same stitch): Insert hook in the stitch indicated, Yo pull through. YO Pull through 2 loops. Repeat 2 more times then YO and pull through all 4 loops.

Bobble Shell = (Bobble, chain 3, Bobble) all in same stitch
YO = Yarn Over

TCH = the turning chain

Ch3sp = Stands for a chain 3 space

Pattern
Chain 
Row 1: Do 1dc in 4th chain from the hook. Do 1dc in each of the next 2 chains, *chain 1, skip 1, 1dc in each of the next 3 chains *repeat to last chain and do 1dc in it

NOTE: As you can see...you have groupings of 3dc's. You are doing a Bobble Shell in the center dc of each of those groupings. The exact instructions are written out. You are ending with 1dc in the TCH.

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as first here and throughout. Skip 1st dc, Do (Bobble, ch3, Bobble) in next
stitch *Skip 2dc, do Bobble shell in next dc * repeat to last 2dc and do 1dc into TCH

Row 3: Chain 3, Do 3dc into 1st ch3sp. *chain 1, 3dc into next ch3sp * repeat to last 2dc and do 1dc
into TCH

Repeat rows 2 and 3 for as long as you want your scarf to be.

If you ever have any questions feel free to leave a comment. 

Again, video can be found at http://youtu.be/bDzQ0Esn93Q
To see my other Crochet videos go to youtube, This is my Crochet Playlist.


Thanks so much!!
Heather

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Single Crochet Raised Rib Stitch Pattern


Single Crochet Raised Rib Stitch pattern


This stitch pattern is made up of a combination of Single Crochet and Front Posts. It is usually called a Raised Rib stitch pattern. There is another version using Double Crochets but the biggest difference is how tight this pattern is versus the Double Crochet version. If you were to make a blanket, or another item, you wouldn't have to worry about any fingers getting through. I've made many using the DC's. One of them is below.

I used the Double Crochets for a couple of items like the blanket below. It's very easy to get your fingers and toes caught in the Front Posts. I guess I made them because the DC's are taller making it faster to complete.

If you want to see the other items made click on the photos below
click on this caption to go to the pattern for this blanket

Raised Rib Baby Blanket- click here

Anyways, here is the pattern for the SC Rib pattern

Multiple of 3 +  3 stitches are needed so for me I did 6x3 = 18+3 = 21

I chained 21

Hook: I
Rows: 22
Size: 5 1/2 inches tall by 6 inches wide

Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch
             4 rows per inch

Abbreviations:
FPDC= Front Post Double Crochet - Do 1 Double Crochet around the stem of the NEXT stitch 2 rows below inserting your hook around the stem from right to left.

*  : Repeat the instructions between the asterisks

SC= Single Crochet

Row 1: Do 1 SC into 2nd chain from hook 1SC in each chain across the row (20 sc's made)

Row 2: Chain 1, turn. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row. (20 sc's made)

Row 3: Chain 1, turn. Do 1 SC in each of the first 2 sts. *1FPDC around next sc 2 rows below. 1SC in each of the next 2 SC's.* Repeat the directions

Row 4: Chain 1, turn. Do 1 sc in each stitch across the row.

Row 5: Chain 1, turn.  Do 1 SC in each of the first 2 sts. *1FPDC around the stem of the next FPDC 2 rows below, 1SC in each of the next 2 sc.*    Repeat across the row..

Repeat rows 4 and 5


I now have crochet videos available at this link 


If you have any questions, please let me know!
Heather

Friday, September 5, 2014

Crochet Invisible Sewing Technique



The piece shown in the video


The "Invisible Sewing Technique" video can be found here

One example using invisible sewing. One of my blankets, click here



One other example, list could go on.
Crocheted blankets are one of my most favorite item to make. There are times when I don't want the sewing to show when finishing them. The only reason I have to sew them is because I don't like making them in one piece. It gets to heavy having to flip the blanket over at the end of every row.




For my Crochet playlist you can go here. They include many stitch patterns, scarfs etc.....

Go to my facebook page Crochet Den

Let me know if you have any questions!
Heather

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Crumpled Griddle Crochet Stitch Pattern


New Crumpled Griddle Crochet Stitch Pattern




This is a new pattern that I'm adding to the list I already have, click here. This is a very simple but interesting stitch pattern, great for a beginner. I have 2 swatches made. One uses a single yarn and the other uses 2 yarns. I wanted you to be able to see the design it makes. It gives a great texture.

After Row 1 you will be doing a Double Crochet in each Double Crochet from the previous row. You will also be doing a Single Crochet in each Single Crochet from the previous row. If you don't have the instructions with you that's an easy way to remember what to do.

Yarn used: All Caron 1 Pound - Sage, Blue and Tan
Chain 19
Crochet Hook: I
Swatch Size:
5 3/4th inch wide (ch19)
9 1/4th inches (21 rows)

Gauge:
3.25 (3 1/4) stitches per inch
2.25 (2 1/4)rows per inch

Multiple of 2 + 3 chains are needed

Abbreviations:
* - *: Repeat the instructions between the astericks
ch = chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet

PATTERN:
Row 1: Go into the 4th ch from hook (counts as 1st DC), *1SC in next chain, 1DC in the next chain* repeat between * and * til the end of the row.

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts as 1st DC) *1SC in the next stitch, do 1DC into the next stitch. * repeat between * and * til the end of the row, ending in the turning chain

Rep row 2

Let me know if you have any questions by leaving a message here.

If you are interested, I have crochet videos including many stitch patterns. Just click on this link to go to my playlist.

Thanks so much! I hope you give it a try sometime.
Heather

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Twin Size Golden Lavender Traditional Granny Square Blanket



 
This is my newest Crochet, Twin Size, Traditional Granny Square blanket. I gathered all my favorite colors and made a blanket with them. It's great if you only have a small amount of yarn for some and have more in others. All the amount are below. I used Michael's yarn "Impeccible, Loops and Threads" and Caron 1-pound.

This granny square is great for beginners because you are only working in chain spaces. You don't have to worry about what stitch to work into.


                                      Instructions Here

NOTE:  I have the instructions written 2 ways. The first one you see below are with repeats. But if you are a beginner you may want to see the instructions without them. Just scroll past the first set.I've been crocheting since 2009 and I still like the instructions without the repeats. 

Yarn Brands and Amounts Used
I have everything calculated so you can see the amount of yarn I had to use for each one.

Quantity 18 Purple Shaded Granny Squares 
Row 1 and 2: Lilac, Caron, 1 Pound Yarn = 250ft = 83 yards
Rows 3 and 4: Lavender by Impeccible Yarn = 588 ft = 196 yards
Row 5 and 6: Dark Purple, Caron 1 Pound yarn= 924 ft = 308 yards
Row 7 and 8: White yarn, Red Heart Yarn 894 ft = 298 yards

Quantity 22 The Tan/Gold shaded Granny Squares
Rows 1 and 2: Off white, Caron 1 Pound = 305 ft = 101 yards
Row 3 and 4: Cream, Caron 1 Pound yarn= 718ft = 239 yards
Rows 5 and 6: Gold, Impeccible Yarn= 1131ft = 377 yards
Row 7 and 8: White yarn, Red Heart Yarn= 1092ft = 364 yards

This doesn't account for the yarn used in sewing the blanket together. 
SEWING: I did the whip stitch on the rows and Single Crochet sewing for the columns.Video's coming soon on how to do the sewing.


Size Entire Blanket: 80 x 46 inches
Size, Granny Square: 10 inches
Hook Size: Granny Squares = H/8/5.0mm (6 UK ) 

Abbreviations:
  • ch3sp and ch1sp = Chain 3 space, Chain 1 space
  • ch = chain
  • * to * = Repeat the instructions between the astericks
  • beg = beginning

Chain 5 and join to form a circle
Yarn A
Row 1: Ch 3, do 2 dc in the ring, ch3, (Do 3dc in the ring, ch3)x3.and join at the top of the beginning chain 3 to make the last corner.

Yarn A
Row 2: Ch 4 (the beg ch3 +ch1) *In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1 * repeat * to * 3 times total. In the last corner space do (3dc, ch3, 2dc). Now join in the 3rd out of the beginning chain 4 to create the final dc. finish off yarn.

Yarn B: You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 3: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3, Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1, *do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1* repeat * to * 3 times total. Finish by doing 3dc in the next ch1sp, ch1 and join by doing a slip stitch in the top of the beginning ch3

Yarn B:
Row 4: chain 4 (the beg chain 3 + ch1) *Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)2 times [side made]* 3 times total.
Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.


Yarn A You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 5: Join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3. Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space and chain 1 [corner made]. *(3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times.
Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1* repeat from * to * 3 times. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)3 times total. Join with a slip stitch to the top of the beg chain 3.

Yarn A
Row 6: chain 4 (beginning ch3 + ch1)
*(3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner space, chain 1, (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times *. Repeat * to * 3 times. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times . Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.

Row 7: Single Crochet Border: Insert hook into any stitch and chain 1, then do 1sc in each stitch. For the corners you can do (2sc, ch3, 2sc)

Cut yarn and weave in all ends


Below are Instructions completely written out without repeats

Yarn A
Row 1: Ch 3, do 2 dc in the ring, ch3,
(Do 3dc in the ring, ch3), (Do 3dc in the ring, ch3),(Do 3dc in the ring, ch3). Now join with a slip stitch to the top of the beginning chain 3 to make the last corner.

Yarn A
Row 2: Ch 4 (the beg ch3 +ch1)
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the next corner do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) chain 1
In the last corner space do (3dc, ch3, 2dc).
Now join in the 3rd out of the beginning chain 4 to create the final dc. finish off yarn.

Yarn B: You can weave the ends in, from row 2, while doing this row.
Row 3: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3,
Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1,
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1. In the next corner space do (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1
Finish by doing 3dc in next ch1sp,ch1 and join doing a slip st.n the top of the beg ch3

Yarn B:You can weave the ends in, from row 3, while doing this row.
Row 4: chain 4 (the beg chain 3 + ch1)
Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)

Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1)

Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1). Do (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1

Do (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner ch3sp, chain 1 [corner made]. Do 3dc in next ch1sp, ch1.

Do 2dc in next ch1sp and join with a slip stitch in the 3rd of the beginning ch4. finish off yarn.

Yarn A You can weave the ends in, from Row 4
Row 5: join yarn in any corner ch3sp and chain 3,
    Do (2dc, ch3, 3dc) in the same space, chain 1, (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total
    Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total,

    Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total,

    Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
    (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times total and join with the top of the beginning
    chain 3
    Yarn A 
    You can weave the ends in, from Row 5
    Row 6: chain 4 (beginning ch3 + ch1)
      (3dc, ch3, 3dc) in the next corner space, chain 1,
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,

      Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,

      Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 4 times total,

      Do (3dc,ch3, 3dc) next corner ch3sp, ch1 (CORNER)
      (3dc in next ch1sp, ch1) 3 times

      To finish do 2dc in the next ch1sp and join with the 3rd of the beginning chain 4
    Row 7: Single Crochet Border: Insert hook into any stitch and chain 1, then do 1sc in each stitch. For the corners you can do 3sc. When you made it all the way around join it in the top of the 1st sc. The reason for the 3sc in the corners, without a chain 1 in-between, is because when I sewed it I didn't want an empty space. 

    Cut yarn and weave in all ends
SEWING: I did the whip stitch for the rows and a single crochet sewing on the columns. Usually I do the Single Crochet technique for the whole blanket but I wanted to see what it would look like with the whip stitch.

If you have any questions, please let me know. No question is to small.

Don't forget to see my Crochet Videos Here
Thanks,
Heather

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mosaic Crochet Stitch Pattern


Mosaic Crochet stitch pattern + video

Video found at http://youtu.be/MkeAzinNIqk

This is a great beginner pattern AND you can customize it depending on what you are going to make. It's 7 inches wide. Just choose a multiple of 7 chains + 2.

Quick Note about the written pattern below. Because of the amount of stitches when I say "2SC", that means to Do 1SC in each of the next 2 stitchesIf I say 4DC's then do 1DC in each of the NEXT 4 stitches. I never write patterns like this but it will save a lot of space AND be easier for you to read it.


Size: 7 inch square
Chain: 23 or Multiple of 7 + 2
Hook: I
Yarn: Impeccible Loops and Threads, or any worsted weight
Color pattern below

Do:
2 rows Yarn A
2 rows Yarn B
2 rows Yarn A
2 rows Yarn B 

        OR

2 rows Yarn A
2 rows Yarn B
2 rows Yarn A
2 rows Yarn C
Repeat those over and over again.

Abbreviations: 
*  - *: repeat the instructions between the astericks
SC= Single Crochet
HDC= Half Double Crochet  
DC=Double Crochet  
TR= Triple Crochet   
2LSC (Long Single Crochet) = Inserting hook from front, like a normal stitch, work 1SC into each of the 2 free SC's (the ones you skipped) 3 rows below.
Ch = Chain
Ch2sk2 = chain 2 skip 2 stitches

Rows Completed: 14
Gauge: 2 rows per inch and 3 1/4th (or 3.25) stitches per inch

PATTERN
chained 23
Row 1: Do 1SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each stitch across the row (22 sc's made)

Row 2: chain 1 turn, do 1SC in each stitch across the row.

Row 3: chain 3 turn, (counts as first DC here and throughout) 1DC, 1HDC, 1SC *chain 2, skip 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC * 
Repeat until last 6, then chain 2, skip 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC

Row 4: chain 3 turn, (counts as first DC) 1DC, 1HDC, 1SC,*Ch 2 Sk 2, 1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC * Repeat until last 6....then ch2 sk2,  1SC, 1HDC, 2DC ending in the top of the turning chain.

Row 5: chain 1, turn, 4SC, 2LSC *10 SC, 2LSC* 
Repeat to last 4 stitches and do 4SC, ending in the top of the turning chain.

Row 6: chain 1, turn, do 1SC in each stitch across the row.

Row 7: chain 1,turn, *1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC, ch2 sk2,*Repeat from * to *. You will end the last repeat at the SC

Row 8: chain 1, turn, *1SC, 1HDC, 2DC, 2TR, 2DC, 1HDC, 1SC, chain 2, skip 2 * Repeat from * to *
Row 9: chain 1 turn, *10SC, 2LSC *.Repeat from * to *. 

Repeat Rows 2-9

Again, the video for this pattern can be found HERE

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If you have any questions you can leave a comment here.
Thanks!!
Heather

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Crochet Video: Carry yarn up the sides

How to carry yarn up the sides, neatly
Carrying your yarn up the sides is a very usefull technique. But it needs to be tucked away neatly like the first photo which is right above.  The second photo below this has 1 inch strands on the sides which make it very easy to get caught on anything including fingers and toes. Depending on what you are making.

If you've ever weaved in your ends as you crochet then you can do this. All you're doing is weaving the old yarn in 1 time only then dropping down. It's ready next time you have to pick it up.

Check out the video at the link right below.

VIDEO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMkwLxVijyU 










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Have fun creating!
Heather
http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com


Monday, June 2, 2014

Learn how to do the Half Triple Crochet


CROCHET VIDEO:
Here is a video where you can learn how to do the Half Triple Crochet (HTC), Click here to see it or use the instructions below.

This is a great stitch to learn. I wanted to make a video on the Half Triple Crochet because I use it in my Lacy Shell Scarf. Both links are below.

How to do the Half Triple Crochet:
Wrap yarn around your hook twice, insert hook and pull through. Pull through 2 loops, then pull through all 3 loops.

Learn the turning chain.



To see the video on the Lacy Shell scarf go here.(uses HTC)
To see my entire Crochet Playlist to see ALL my videos.


Thanks for stopping by!
Heather

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Crochet Video: How to do the Seed Stitch

Video Crochet Pattern: The Seed Stitch


I have a new video on Youtube called the seed stitch. I have made many items using it. It's one of my favorites especially when changing colors. You can really see the design better. 


Row 1: Do *1SC in second chain from hook, 1DC in next stitch* Repeat across the row

Row 2: chain 1, turn… Skip 1st stitch, *1SC and 1DC in next stitch, skip 1 stitch* repeat across the row


Repeat row 2

Another one of my seed stitch scarf can be found here. Several warm shades of yarn.

Thanks for stopping by!
Heather

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Crochet Solid Shell Pattern and Video

Tri color Solid Shell

  4 colored Solid Shell
 1 yarn Solid Shell




I finally found a Crocheted Solid Shell pattern that works. This is a great pattern to try if you haven't already. Great for any beginner crocheter. The solid shells are anchored by a single crochet that is done in-between them.

Skill Level: Beginner
Hook Size: I
Gauge: ¾ row per inch and 3 ¼ sts per inch
(or .75 rows per inch and 3.25 sts per inch)
Tri-color Swatch: 8 inches wide by 3 1/4th inches tall

Abbreviations 
* = Repeat instructions between the astericks
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
Shell = 5DC's (corrected 5/31)


Pattern
You need a multiple of 6 + 2 chains

Row 1: Sc across row

Row 2: ch3, 2dc in same sts as the chain 3,*skip 2, 1 Shell in next stitch (which is the sc from previous row), skip 2, 1 sc in the next* across the row

Row 3: ch3, 2dc in same st as the chain 3, *1sc in the center of the next shell, skip 2, 1 Shell in the next stitch, skip 2 * repeat 2 times more then do 1 sc in next stitch skip 2 then so 3 dc in last stitch.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 as needed for your pattern

Youtube video click here


If you ever have any questions you can leave a comment here or leave a comment on my youtube video (link above)

My other crochet videos can be found here

Thanks for stopping by!

Heather

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tight Lace Stitch Pattern with Video


Tight Lace Crochet
Stitch Pattern


This is a beautiful lace crochet stitch pattern that any beginner to do. The pattern is very simple even though it might not look it. You're only repeating 2 rows for the entire pattern.

You could easily turn this into a scarf. My swatch is 7 inches wide so that's perfect. You could turn it into just about anything.


You're alternating between doing a Shell stitch and 2 individual double crochets. You repeat that row after row.


FIXED: Regarding the Video on youtube I accidently gave the wrong chain amount. This post is correct when I say multiple of 7 + 2.

I have an almost identical pattern I used on a scarf except I used Half Triple Crochets. The larger the stitch the more open the lace pattern is. 


You need a multiple of 7 + 2 chains for this pattern.
Ch23
Size: 7 in wide
Gauge: 3.25 (3 1/4th) stitches per inch
1.25 (1 1/4th) rows per inch

Hook Size: I hook

Abbreviations and Stitches Used:
Shell = (2dc, ch2, 2dc )
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
ch3 = chain 3
ch = chain
ch2sp = chain 2 space
tch = turning chain
* = repeat the instructions between the astericks
PATTERN: Chain 23
Row 1: Do 1sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. Do 1sc in each chain across the row (22sc)

Row 2 ch3 (counts as 1st dc) *Skip next 2 chains, 1 Shell in next ch, Skip 2, Do 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches* repeat .

Row 3: ch3 (counts as 1st dc) , *Do 1 shell in the next ch2sp, skip 2 sts, Do 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches* repeat 1 more time then Do 1 shell in the next ch2sp, skip 2 sts, Do 1dc in the tch (3 shells made)

Row 4: ch3, *Do 1 shell in the next ch2sp, skip 2 sts, Do 1dc in each of the next 2 stitches* repeat 1 more time then do 1 shell in the next ch2sp, skip 2 sts, Do 1dc in each of the last 2 sts. Ending in the tch

Rep 3 and 4

Please make items for personal use only :)

If you have any questions please let me know.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by,
Heather