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CROCHET STITCH, TECHNIQUE or TIP
(A different crochet stitch and/or tip featured in each issue...
to be added later to the Crochet Basics page)
If you know of any stitch I have omitted from our basics pages please drop me a line.
Stitch Idea submitted by Annie
"I would like to see the shell stitch pattern,
I would like to learn that stitch if you know it thanks."
There are different variations of the Shell Stitch.
A Shell Stitch just means that more than one stitch (such as a double
crochet) is worked in the same space.
If a pattern calls for a 5 dc shell then you work 5 dc into the specified
If a pattern calls for a 9 tr shell then you work 9 tr into the specified
DOUBLE SHELL STITCH
(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st or ch sp.
You can find shell stitch afghans here:
These are easily adjusted by changing the beginning chain.
Stitch Idea Submitted by Georgiann Eikenbary
"I'm not for sure about the name of this stitch and it might be Irish crochet, but I saw it in one of my books. It is not the clone stitch, but it was called something like bollon stitch. It is made by wrapping the thread around the hook at least 8 times, yo and carefully pull this one thread through all these loops. "
The bullion stitch can be made with a varied number of loops.
Here's one version:
(a/k/a ROLL STITCH)
Yo 5 times, insert hk in next st, yo, draw lp through st and all 6 lps on hk. Ch 1.
This stitch has endless variations... click here for stitch photo.
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN
SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
Submitted by Georgiann Eikenbary
Tips: To bring work in position for the next row when turning:
if next row is to begin with a sc then ch l to turn
if next row is to begin with a hdc, ch 2 to turn
if next row is to begin with a dc, ch 3 (on most occasions a ch 2 will work because when you sl st at the top of this chain to join, it finishes it neatly)
if next row is to begin with a tr, ch 4 to turn
if next row is to begin with a dtr, ch 5 to turn
if next row is to begin with a tr tr, ch 6 to turn
Tips: When ending with a sc, chaining 1 to turn, and first st on next row is also a sc, be sure and sc in the last sc of ending row as it is very easy to accidentally skip this sc of ending row, especially if you are working with crochet thread and sometimes even with yarn.
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have all handmade decorations. thank you
Thank you so much for your instructions on your crochet basics page. The detail that you gave on how many loops should be on your hook really helps, especially for the self learner. Thanks for your free patterns. I hope that more will continue to be added.
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