Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Taraduff's crochet-a-long square #1

It's time for the first solid square pattern for our sampler afghan!  This particular square is fairly basic.  It starts and ends with a row of dc.  The patterned rows consist of a basic sc, dc, dc pattern.  I have seen this called the silt stitch before, however the times I have seen to it referred to as such, it had a row of dc in between each patterned row.  If it has another name that you are aware of, I would love for you to share it!  I've seen this pattern used for baby blankets.  It produces a fairly solid fabric with a nice texture.  It's also used in the body of this cute newsboy cap

Square #1


Foundation ch and row 1:  Ch 33.  Dc in fourth ch from hook and in each ch across (31 dc)  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch 1.  (Sc, 2 dc) in first dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  *(Sc, 2 dc) in next dc.  Skip next 2 dc.  Repeat from * across.  Sc in top of beginning ch.  Turn.
Row 3:  Ch 1.  (Sc, 2 dc) in first sc.  *Skip next 2 dc.  **(Sc, 2 dc) in next sc.  Repeat from * to end of row ending at ** Sc in last sc.  Turn.
Rows 4-22:  Repeat row 3.
Row 23:  Ch 3.  Skip first stitch.  dc in each remaining stitch.  (31 dc)  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Below is a close-up of the stitch pattern.