Wednesday, May 4, 2011

V Stitch with some Shells




V-stitch plus Shells equals Awesome!
(Multiple of 2, plus 1)

I had a bit of fun with this one. Wasn't quite sure where I was going with it until I got the second color going, but I think it looks pretty neat. 

To make the pattern you first need to crochet a multiple of 2, plus one stitch. For this one I crocheted 15 loops.

Row 1: Single crochet in the second stitch from the hook, chain 1 and skip the next stitch, single crochet in the next stitch.

Repeat across ending with a single crochet in the last loop.

Chain 1 and turn.

Row 2: Add a "Single crochet, chain 1, Single crochet" to each chain 1 space. End with a single crochet in the last stitch or turning chain (which ever is easier to get your hook in).

At this point you'll be worried that you might have crocheted the first row to tightly. Mine looked fine once I got the pattern going, but if you're worried this would be a good time to start over and crochet your chain stitch a bit looser. Try using a hook one size bigger than you'll use for the rest of the piece.

Chain 1, turn.

Row 3: Add three Single crochet Stitches to each Chain 1 space, single crochet in the last stitch or turning chain (which ever is easier to get your hook in). Chain 1 and turn.





I forgot to photograph the third row, so here's a pic of what the third row would have looked like :)

Row 4: Single crochet in the first single crochet of your '3 single crochet shell', chain 1, skip the next 2 single crochet stitches and single crochet in the first single crochet of the next '3 single crochet shell.' Repeat across. Single crochet in the last stitch or turning chain (which ever is easier to get your hook in). Chain 1 and turn.



Row 4 is your equivalent to row 1 so the next two rows will mirror rows 2 and 3.

Row 5: Repeat row 2. (add a single crochet, chain 1, single crochet to each chain 1 space)



Row 6: Repeat row 3. <-- forgot to take pic!

Row 7 - 9, Repeat rows 4, 5 and 6








Pretty fun right! And that's just with my horsing around with the yarn! Try it out, have some fun and tell me all about it on my Facebook page or Twitter.


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