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Up and Down Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Up and Down Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Stitch of the Week #7: Up and Down Stitch Tutorial Welcome back to Stitch of the Week!  This week’s stitch is the Up and Down stitch. This stitch is best worked in light or neutral colors so you can see the texture better.  It’s also […]

Stitch of the Week: Alternate Stitch

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 […]

Stitch of the Week: Staggered Double Crochet Pairs

Stitch of the Week: Staggered Double Crochet Pairs

Welcome back to stitch of the week.

stitch of the week: staggered dc pairs

#4 in the series is the Staggered DC Pairs.  It looks like a V stitch but that’s just your eyes playing tricks on you!  It’s actually an upside-down V shape, completed by doing a double crochet two together (DC2TOG) over chain 1 spaces from the previous row.

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Oh, and did I forget to mention…you work in each stitch twice!

That’s right! They are pairs, after all.

To get this started, you can head over to the Stitch of the Week tab from the Tutorials Menu and download the free PDF, which should also help explain things when you’re offline.

What you need:

You will need any yarn you would like to use—this stitch makes an awesome sturdy mesh so it’s ideal for everything.

You will need the hook that your yarn label recommends.

I used Red Heart Super Saver yarn and a 5mm hook—keepin’ it simple!

Abbreviations:

CH(s)—chain(s)

DC—double crochet

DC2TOG—double crochet two together (decrease)

SDCP—staggered double crochet pair stitch

ST(s)—stitch(es)

*to*–work the instructions between the two *

Rep—repeat

YO—yarn over

Notes:

This stitch’s repeat pattern does not start until row 2.

Ch3 does count as a DC.

Make sure to chain 1 after each dc2tog cluster and each SDCP stitch.

Instructions:

The multiple for this stitch is any odd number plus 3.

For the swatch, I chained 18—15 (odd number) plus 3 more chains at the end.

Row 1: dc2tog starting in the 4th and 5th chains from the hook.  Ch1.  *Dc2tog over the next two sts, ch1*, rep *to* until 3 sts remain: dc2tog over next two sts, ch1, dc in final chain.

Row 2: Ch3, turn.  SDCP—complete a dc2tog as follows: yo, insert hook into first ch1 spc and pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops, hold.  Yo, insert hook into next ch1 sp, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru all 3 loops on the hook.  Ch1.  *Yo, insert hook into next ch1 sp, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru two loops and hold.  Yo, insert hook into next ch1 sp, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru two loops.  Yo, pull thru all 3 loops on the hook*.  Rep *to* until only the turning chain remains.  DC in top of turning chain.

Row 2 is the repeat for the rest of the pattern.

To learn how to do this stitch and change colors visually, head on over to the YouTube Video.

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Stitch of the Week: Staggered HDC Pairs

Stitch of the Week: Staggered HDC Pairs

Welcome to Stitch of the Week #3–Staggered HDC Pairs Now we’re all caught up on stitch of the week! Last time, we talked about Paired HDC and the time before that, Paired SC.  It seems we’re hung up on pairs! I have one more for […]

Stitch of the Week: Paired HDC

Stitch of the Week: Paired HDC

Stitch of the week tutorial #2 for the paired half-double crochet Welcome back to stitch of the week! Last week I was supposed to release this stitch–the paired half-double crochet stitch–however, I was going through a lot of prep for hospital procedures and surgeries.  Here’s […]

Paired Single Crochet

Paired Single Crochet

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.

Sound confusing??

 

 

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.

 

 

Stitch Multiple:

The multiple for this stitch is any number plus 1 for the turning chain.

 

Abbreviations:

YO–yarn over

SC–single crochet

St(s)–stitch(es)

Ch(s)–chain(s)

PSC–paired single crochet

 

 

Instructions:

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.

That’s it!

 

 

This is a nice and easy stitch to do. Here’s a video to help you along.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs3BmAcI_JY&t=54s

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