Thursday, June 24, 2010

Double Crochet Raised Rib



Click here for the pattern, ..........or you can just look below

Hook Size: K
Stitches: Half Double Crochet & Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC)

Foundation Chain: 25 for 9 x 6 inches
Foundation Chain: 16 for 6 x 9 inches as seen above

GAUGE: 2.75 stitches per inch
Multiple of 3 + 4 stitches are needed

Abbreviations: * - * Repeat the instructions between them
                         FPDC(Front post double crochet) – Yarn over (double crochet) insert hook around stem of the next stitch 2 rows below it.

Yarn: Red Heart (light blue yarn) and Bernat Berella 1 pound yarn (dark blue)

PATTERN:

Row 1: Go into the 3rd chain from the hook and do 1hdc,do 1 hdc in each stitch across the row (23 hdcs)
Row 2,3,4 : chain 2, turn. Do 1 hdc in each stitch across the row (23 hdcs)
Row 5: chain 2, turn. Do 1 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches *Do 1 FPDC around the next stitch 2 rows below, Do 1 hdc in each of the next 2 stitches
Row 6: chain 2, turn. Do 1 hdc in each stitch across the row

Repeat rows 5 & 6 until you reach your desired length.

WHEN FINISHING (Only For HAP members)
When you are ½ inch from finishing do 2 rows of Half Double Crochets. Like I said in the notes you want 2 rows of HDC's so it makes it easier to crochet the rectangles together. UNLESS you ended with a row of HDC's then you just need to do 1.

ALSO
If you use 2 yarns for a striped effect follow this:

Light blue yarn – foundation chain & first 4 rows
Dark Blue yarn – 2 rows
Light Blue yarn– 2 rows
Dark Blue yarn – 2 rows
Light Blue yarn – 2 rows
Dark Blue yarn – 2 rows
Light Blue yarn – 2 rows
Dark Blue yarn – 2 rows
Light Blue yarn – 3 rows

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Heather

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