Friday, 21 June 2013

SWATCH TWO - HALF DOUBLE CROCHET PAIRED


How to make a half double crochet (half treble crochet) into a decorative and interesting stitch pattern.

This swatch uses:

  • half double crochet only (or half treble crochet for the British)
This stitch pattern uses:  any number of sts (add 2 extra sts for foundation ch)

Make your swatch:
R1:  Ch24, hdc2tog in 3rd and 4th ch from hook, *hdc2tog in same ch as last st, then in next ch, rep from * to end, turn.
R2:  Ch2, *hdc2tog in top of first and second hdc2tog, * hdc2tog in same st as last st, then in top of next hdc2tog, rep from * to end, work last st in top of ch2, turn.
Rep R2 until desired length is reached.

This is a great stitch pattern for a sturdy wash cloth.

HOOK:  3.5mm (E-4) 
YARN:  Bendigo Woollen Mills 4ply Cotton - (Fingering weight) 


USA - American Crochet Terms
Abbreviation
Description
*
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
ch
chain stitch
hdc2tog
half double crochet two together (see below)
R
row
rep
repeat
sc
single crochet
st(s)
stitch(es)


hdc2tog
half double crochet two together:-  yo, insert hook into next stitch, yo, insert hook into next stitch, yo, pull through all 5 loops on hook.
























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Monday, 10 June 2013

Face Cloth or Wash Cloth How to Crochet

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Super simple pattern for a face cloth or wash cloth using SWATCH ONE

Yarn:  Bendigo Woollen Mills 4ply cotton (Fingering weight yarn)
Hook:  3.5mm (E-4)

With MC
R1-2: Ch48, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each st to end, turn.
Change to CC
R3-4:  Ch1, *sc in BL of next st, sc in FL of next st, rep from * to end, sc in last st, turn.
Change to MC
R5-6:  Rep R3-4

Rep R3-6,  two (2) rows in each colour, and carry the yarn up the side of work.

Rep until desired length has been reached, finish with last row in MC.  Do not turn, do not cut yarn.  Continue with Edging round.

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Edging Round
Rnd 1:  3sc in corner st, sc down side of work (1sc in each row), 3sc in corner st, sc in each st of foundation row, 3sc in corner st, sc up other side of work (1sc in each row), 3sc in corner st, sc in each st of last row, join with sl st, TURN.
Rnd 2:  Ch1, rev sc (crab st) in each st, around perimeter of wash cloth, join.  
Finish, cut yarn and hide end.


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NOTE:  My face cloth measures 9in (23cm) X 9in (23cm).  Stitch count 47sc in each row.  Total row count 50.

USA - American Crochet Terms
Abbreviation
Description
*
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
BL
back loop only
CC
contrast  colour
ch
chain stitch
FL
front loop only
MC
main colour
R
row
rep
repeat
rev sc
reverse single crochet
Rnd(s)
round(s)
sc
single crochet
st(s)
stitch(es)



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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Single Crochet - Double Crochet - Swatch One

How to turn your single crochet (double crochet) stitch into something more interesting

This swatch uses:
  • single crochet only (OR double crochet for the British)
This stitch pattern uses:  even number of sts.

Make your swatch:
R1:  Ch24, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end, turn.
R2:  Ch1, *sc in BL of next st, sc in FL of next st, rep from * to end, sc in last st, turn.
Rep R2 until desired length is reached.

This is a great stitch pattern for wash cloths and face cloths.

HOOK:  3.5mm (E-4) 
YARN:  Bendigo Woollen Mills 4ply Cotton - (Fingering weight) 


USA - American Crochet Terms
Abbreviation
Description
*
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
BL
back loop only
ch
chain stitch
FL
front loop only
R
row
rep
repeat
sc
single crochet
st(s)
stitch(es)

















© 2008-2013 Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet. All rights reserved.