Stitch of the Week: Alternate Stitch
Welcome back to stitch of the week: Alternate Stitch
Welcome back! This week’s Stitch of the Week is the Alternate Stitch.
This stitch is worked by putting 2 single crochets in one stitch. But there’s a way to keep the stitch count.
Different from the previous stitches, the fabric created with the alternate stitch is really quite thin. The past several stitches we have introduced have been fairly thick and squishy.
The alternate stitch is much thinner yet has little drape. I do not recommend this for garments other than gloves or scarves. However, I do like it for cotton yarn kitchen and bath projects.
Grab your yarn and any hook to get started with this tutorial
To get started, note that the starting chain is a multiple of any odd number.
For swatch size:
Step 1: 2 sc in 3rd ch from hook.
Step 2: sk 1 st, 2 sc in next st. Repeat to the end of the ch, ch 2, turn.
Step 3: sk the first st, 2sc in the next st, sk the next st, 2sc in the next st, and repeat this pattern to the end.
Notes on the stitch pattern
The repeat for this stitch pattern is achieved early on, in the very first row along the chain.
It’s interesting how something so simple can make something very pretty and unique.
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