Saturday, June 27, 2015

Taraduff's 2015 CAL Sampler Afghan Square #12

I don't know about you but we have had some HOT weather here!  I would love to just sit around all day in my air-conditioned house crocheting - and maybe eating ice cream ;-)  I won a gift card for some schwann's food a month or so ago.  Since then, somehow we always end up with some yummy ice cream treats in our freezer.  I wish I could say they are just for the kids, but they aren't.  They certainly hit the spot on a sizzling summer day!

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The second block for June is our colorwork square.  This square features a stitch pattern often referred to as the 'larksfoot stitch'.  I love the pattern it creates with contrasting colors.  Similar in characteristics as June's first block, it is a lacey block that would work great for wraps, scarves, skirts, or tops.  It would not however be a good choice for something like a potholder where you want it thick and dense.  Below you can see how it turned out in the Endless Oasis Infinity Scarf.

Endless Oasis Infinity Scarf

taraduff's 2015 CAL sampler afghan square #12 larksfoot stitch pattern

Block #12 Larksfoot Stitch

Begin this square with C.  Work first 3 rows with C. Change to B and work 2 rows, then switch back to C and work 2 rows.  Continue changing colors every two rows for entire square.  Do not cut the yarn when switching colors, just drop it and pick up the next color.

Foundation Ch and Row 1:  Ch 26.  Sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch.  (25 sc).  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc in this and all other rows).  Skip first stitch.  *Dc in next 3 stitches.  Ch 1.  Skip next st.  Repeat from * across until 4 stitches remain.  Dc in each remaining stitch.  Turn.
Row 3:  Ch 3.  Skip first stitch.  *Dc in next 3 dc.  Ch 1.  Repeat from * until 4 stitches remain. Dc in each dc.  Dc in top of turning ch.  Turn.
Row 4:  Ch 3.  skip first dc.  Dc in next dc.  *Ch 1, skip next dc.  Dc in next dc.**  Working over stitches in previous row,  make 1 long dc in ch-1 space 2 rows below.  Dc in next dc.  Repeat from * across, ending last repeat at **.  Dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 5:  Ch 3, skip first dc.  Dc in next dc.  Ch 1.  *Dc in next 3 dc, ch 1.  Repeat from * across until 2 stitches remain.  Dc in next dc.  Dc in top of turning ch.  Turn.
Row 6:  Ch 3, skip first dc.  Dc in next dc.  *Working over stitches in previous row, make 1 long dc in ch-1 space 2 rows below.  Dc in next dc.**  Ch 1, skip next dc.  Dc in next dc.  Repeat from * across ending last repeat at **.  Dc in top of turning ch.  Turn.
Row 7:  Ch 3, skip first dc.  *Dc in next 3 dc.  Ch 1.  Repeat from * until 4 stitches remain.  Dc in next 3 dc.  Dc in top of turning ch.  Turn.
Rows 8 - 17:  Repeat rows 4-7 for pattern ending with row 5.  Do not change color at the end of row 17.
Row 19:  Ch 1.  Sc in each stitch.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

taraduff's 2015 CAL sampler afghan square #12 larksfoot stitch pattern close-up
So crochet friends, I confessed my ice cream secret.  Share what treat/activity you most like on a super hot summer day!