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.
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.