Saturday, March 14, 2015

Sampler Afghan Crochet-a-Long Square #5

If you are just joining us, welcome!  We're so glad to have you :-)  These links will get you up to speed on things: introduction, square #1, #2, #3, #4

So here we are in March!  I'm enjoying seeing the sun more, although daylight savings was brutal at my house this year!  I am looking forward to St Paddy's day and my upcoming wedding anniversary to this hottie :-)  Hopefully you have some nice things to look forward to this month as well!

hottie husband willingly modeling my crochet wares ;-)

Now on to business.  Square #5 is this month's solid square and features a basketweave pattern.  This will give you lots of practice with your post stitches.  This stitch pattern produces a fairly sturdy and thick fabric with excellent texture.  Some ideas of how to use this pattern - it would make an excellent warm scarf, placemat, afghan or hat.  Use your imagination, the possibilities are endless!


Pattern

Special Stitches:   

front post double crochet (fpdc):  Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc on the previous row.  Complete as for regular dc.
back post double crochet (bpdc):  Yo and insert hook from the back to the front around the post of the dc on the previous row.  Complete as for regular dc.

Foundation ch & row 1:  Ch 34.  Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across (32 dc). Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip first dc.  *Work fpdc around the post of next 3 dc.  Work bpdc around the post of the next 3 dc.  Repeat from * across.  Hdc in top of beginning ch.  Turn.
Row 3:  Ch 2.  Skip first hdc.  *Work fpdc around the post of the next 3 stitches.  Work bpdc around the post of the next 3 stitches.  Repeat from * across.  Hdc in top of beginning ch.  Turn.
Row 4:  Ch 2.  Skip first hdc.  *Work bpdc around the post of the next 3 stitches.  Work fpdc around the post of the next 3 stitches.  Repeat from * across.  Hdc in top of beginning ch.  Turn.
Row 5:  Repeat row 4.
Row 6, 7:  Repeat row 3.
Row 8- 23:  Repeat rows 4-7. (Ending with row 7.)

close up view of basketweave stitch pattern


my sweet girl wearing my basektweave beanie
hottie husband wearing my basketweave beanie



So you all know that I'm looking forward to an anniversary this month, what is something you are looking forward to?