Saturday, July 25, 2009
Streamer Crochet Square
Written by Teresa Richardson
Video Tutorial: Streamer Crochet Square
Size 1/5.5mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
This pattern stitch can be made with a variety of crochet hooks and yarn.
Skill Level - Beginner/Intermediate
SC - Single Crochet
CH - Chain
DC - Double Crochet
SK - Skip
Row 1: Work one double crochet in the 5th chain from the hook. CH 1, Skip 1 chain, DC in the next chain. *CH 1, Skip 1 chain, DC in the next chain. Continue across from * ending with a DC in the last chain.
Row 2: CH1, SC in the next chain 1 space skipping over the double crochet. CH 1. *Single crochet in the next chain, chain 1. Continue across from * ending with a slip stitch in the top of the last double crochet.
Row 3: Chain 4, this will count as the first double crochet chain 1. *Skip the next sc, work a double crochet right over the chain of the previous row and right in to the top of the double crochet below. Chain 1, continue across from* ending with a double crochet right of the slip stitch and into the top of the double crochet.
Crochet Wheel Stitch Square - Catherine's Wheel
Video Tutorial: Crochet Wheel Stitch Square - Catherine's Wheel
Written by Teresa Richardson
Joined Stitches - The joined stitches will be done by wrapping the yarn around your hook twice, insert the hook through the stitch, pull the yarn through the stitch, wrap the yarn over your hook, pull through two loops, wrap the yarn over, pull through two loops. Leave the last loop of each stitch on your hook. There will be 5 loops on the hook for the corner joined, 8 loops on the hook for the flat edge joined.
- The wheel stitch with the back post is a heavier stitch using more yarn. It will make a nice and warm afghan.
- The wheel stitch square can be modified and used with double crochet.
- The wheel stitch can be easily modified to use more stitches in each wheel
CH 5, Join.
Round 1: *CH 3, work 4 TC joined, CH 1 to secure, CH 3, SL ST in the CH. Complete 4 times total from *. See diagram for stitch placement.
Round 2: * 10 TC in the center eye of the corner joined stitch, SL ST between stitches, Repeat around from *. See Diagram (There will be 4 corner shells at this point. This is the foundation, setting up the square to expand and get larger)
Round 3: Skipping 3 TC on the corner, *SL ST in to the next ST, CH 3, work 4 joined TC across 4 stitches, ch to join, CH 3, SL ST in the same stitch you just completed. Flat Edge Valley - CH 3, Work 7 joined triple crochet across the 3 previous TC, SL ST , 3 TC. CH 3. Repeat from * 4 times total. See Diagram. (There will be 4 corner clusters of 4 TC joined and 4 clusters of 7 TC joined)
Round 4: * 10 TC in the center eye of the corner joined stitch, SL ST between stitches, 6 TC in center joined stitch of the flat edge. Repeat around from *. See Diagram (There will be 4 corner shells with 10 TC and 4 shells on the flat edge of 6 TC)
Rounds 3-4 will be repeated to make the square larger. You can do the traditional triple crochet or a back post triple crochet for the ridge effect as in the image above.
There will be 1 additional wheel stitch on each side as you progress with each round.