Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Crochet Stitch Pattern: Single Raised Rib


Single Crochet Raised Rib 

Here is a single rib crochet pattern using Front Post Single Crochet. This is a ice tight pattern. If you were to use Front Post Double Crochets they are much looser. Easier to get your fingers caught in them. This is great for a scarf, baby blanket and much more.


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


If you're interested I have Crochet Videos on youtube. Go now by clicking here. Stay warm this winter!!


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

Friday, September 5, 2014

Crochet Video Tutorial: Crochet Invisible Sewing Technique





The "Invisible Sewing Technique" video can be found here

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



Crocheted blankets are one of my favorite item to make. There are times when I don't want the sewing to show when finishing them. I don't make any of my blankets in 1 piece.  It gets to heavy having to flip the blanket over at the end of every row. Instead I make "columns" then I sew them side by side using this sewing technique. It also allows you to change colors if needed. 

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

Go to my facebook page Crochet Den and click on Like

Let me know if you have any questions!
Heather