Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blips in a Line

Blips - Modified Alternating Stitch
(multiple of 4, plus 1)

This is a carry over from yesterday's discussion except in stead of alternating double crochet and single crochet each row we're first stacking them to make a larger pattern. The pattern above is still single and double crochet except in the second row we add double crochets on top of double crochets and single on top of single. Then alternate every second row.....make sense? Well, lets just try it shall we

To crochet the above sample make your starter loop and crochet 13 stitches. 

Row 1: Double crochet in the second loop from the hook. 
Add a single crochet stitch to the next 2 loops, a double crochet stitch to the next 2 loops etc. ending with a double crochet to the last loop.
(pattern: dc, sc, sc, dc, dc, sc, sc, dc, dc, sc, sc, dc)

Row 2: Chain 2, turn. Repeat row 1.

It will get even more clear with the next two rows, but you can really see the pattern now. 

Row 3: Chain 1, turn. 
(pattern: sc, dc, dc, sc, sc, dc, dc, sc, sc, dc, dc, sc)

Row 4: Repeat Row 3

Notice how the double crochet stitches from row 3 help to frame the 'blip' from row 2. 
Rows 5 & 6: Repeat rows 1 and 2

I've tried this a couple different ways and two rows of the same pattern is almost the limit with causing it to pucker, but I encourage you to experiment to find your own personal design. 

Still working on that craft project I promised you. Tune in later this week for pics and instructions.
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