Crochet 4th of July Garland or Bunting Pattern Tutorial With the 4th of July coming up on us quick, I wanted one more good crochet pattern to add to the list. This garland works up quick and is easy to do. Plus it requires very […]
Month: June 2019
Paired Single Crochet–A Stitch of the Week crochet tutorial
Welcome to Stitch of the Week! This week’s tutorial is the paired single crochet stitch.
Also known as the interlocking single crochet stitch, this is a quick and easy stitch to do. It is worked by single crocheting two-together across the row. To keep the stitch count, each stitch will be worked twice, as well as starting each row with a single crochet in the first stitch.
I promise, once you get into it, you will find it easy peasy!
To get a free PDF download, click here.
The fabric created with this stitch is a fairly rigid fabric that is not suitable for garments or blankets. I recommend using cotton yarn and making kitchen and bath projects with it, or even home decorations such as throw pillows or Christmas stockings.
Alright, let’s get started!
To begin, you can use any type of yarn and any hook that is recommended by the yarn label however, I recommend keeping it simple and using a worsted weight (#4 or Aran) yarn and a 5mm H8 crochet hook.
The multiple for this stitch is any number plus 1 for the turning chain.
PSC–paired single crochet
To create the sample swatch for practice, let’s do a short chain so you can get the hang of it quickly.
Ch11, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Insert hook into the same stitch you just worked and pull up a loop. Hold. Insert hook into the next st and pull up another loop. You now have 3 loops on the hook. YO and pull through all 3 loops. First PSC made.
Continue down the chain as follows: Insert hook into the same st, pull up a loop, insert hook into the next st and pull up another loop, yo, pull thru all 3 loops on hook.
Row 1: Ch1 and turn. SC in first st, *insert hook into same st and pull up a loop, insert hook into next st and pull up a loop, yo, pull thru all loops.* Repeat from *to* to the end.
This is a nice and easy stitch to do. Here’s a video to help you along.
Welcome Helen to the Sunflower Cottage Crochet Team! Hey there, I would like to introduce you to a very good friend of mine, Helen. She is joining me here at Sunflower Cottage Crochet as a business partner which will include blog posts, patterns, tutorials, and […]
Farmhouse Dishcloth Tutorial using Paired Single Crochet Today’s tutorial is all about the Farmhouse Dishcloth, using the paired single crochet method. Please note: this post may contain affiliate links to yarns and other materials at no extra cost to you. The paired single crochet is […]
Patriotic Can and Glass Bottle Cozy, a free crochet pattern
Happy Sunday! The latest in my design is a crochet can and glass bottle cozy that can be made up in any color combination or just solids! I call this X’s Can and Glass Bottle Cozy. Super catchy, right?
This is a free pattern for you all to enjoy just in time for the 4th of July celebrations here in America! I plan on making several of these for friends and family to use when they come over.
I also want to make several in other fun summertime colors such as a citrus theme, or a lemonade theme like this one my good friend Helen made:
In fact, she did both photos! You’re awesome, Helen!
I bet you’re ready for that pattern! Let’s dive in!
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If you would like a PDF version of this pattern you can find it here
For this pattern, you I worked this in patriotic American colors of red, white, and blue, so you will need 3 colors. I have written the pattern to be worked with three colors but you could simply work it in 1 or 2.
–4 worsted weight cotton yarn or cotton blend yarn, such as Lily Sugar ‘N Cream (affiliate link) or Paintbox Cotton Aran in 3 colors
—H8 5mm crochet hook These clover hooks are my FAVORITE!
—Large eye blunt needle for weaving in ends
7 rows and 14 DC’s across= 4”x4” square
Finished piece measures approx. 4.5” tall and about 4” diameter, flattened.
Chain 3 at the beginning of each round does count as a dc. Mark your colors as CA, CB, and CC (color a, color b, color c) unless you are working with just one color. For this pattern, CA is blue, CB is white, and CC is red.
The pattern is worked in the round and slip stitched to the chain 3 at the end of each round. When changing colors, it is easiest to just carry the yarn up the inside of your work rather than cutting off each time. This makes for a lot less ends to weave in.
To change colors: when you are going to work the slip stitch into the top of the chain 3 to end each round, instead of finishing the slip stitch with the current color, do this instead: first, insert hook into top of ch3, next, drop current color, finally, pick up next color and pull thru a loop to complete the slip stitch. Pull tight, and continue the pattern.
to–Repeat the instructions written between the two *
CS— Crab Stitch, also called reverse single crochet
MR—Magic Ring/Magic Circle
BLO—Back Loop Only
Cross Stitch—Skip next stitch, work a DC in next, work another DC in the skipped stitch going behind the DC just made. Video here.
Crab Stitch/reverse sc—instead of working to your left like normal, you will start your work in the stitch to the right of your hook. Work a SC in the stitch to the right of your hook. Simple as that. It creates a “rope” edging because it twists the loops together.
Magic Ring—Wrap yarn around 2 fingers, twice. Overlapping the first loop on the underside of your fingers, place your hook under the front loop and grab the back loop, pulling it under the front loop and out. Turn the large loop still on your fingers so that it twists the loop on your hook, chain 1, turn it back the other way. This is also just an enlarged slip stitch. A good video can be found here.
MR—ch3, work 10 more dc’s into the ring, pull tight to close and ss to the top of the ch3. (11 dc)
Rnd 2—ch3, dc in same as ch3, 2dc in ea st around, ss to the top of ch3 and change to CB see pattern notes about changing colors (22 dc)
Rnd 3—ch3, dc in same st and in BLO in next st and each across (23 dc), ss to top of ch3, change to CC.
This creates a “ridge”, making it a clear separation of the bottom and of the sides. The visible part of the ridge (the unworked loop) is the right side of your work.
Rnd 4—ch3, XS around (11 XS’s total plus a ch3), ss to top of ch3, changing to CB.
Rnd 5—ch3, XS around (11 XS’s total plus a ch3), ss to top of ch3, changing to CC.
Rnd 6—ch3, XS around (11 XS’s total plus a ch3), ss to top of ch3, changing to CA.
Rnds 7-9—ch3, XS around, ss to top of ch3.
Rnd 10—ch1, CS in ea st around (starting to the right of your hook), ss to beginning of round. FO, weave in ends.
Now go make a ton of these to have at your next backyard party!
I hope you enjoy this crochet can and glass bottle cozy pattern as much as I do!
If you’d like to get an ad-free version, you can download it from my Ravelry store by going to my Patterns Tab (link here) and clicking on the link for the pattern there.
Happy Hooking and have a fun 4th of July and great summer!