Ladders Crochet Stitch

The Ladders crochet stitch is one that isn’t seen all over the web. However, when I came across it, I fell in LOVE with it! The texture is oh-so-squishy and it works up very easily. The Ladders crochet stitch can also be called the 4×4 crochet ribbing stitch, as it is worked like a thick ribbing would be.

This stitch works in chain multiples of 8, however you can use a foundation double crochet and work in multiples of 8 + 2. This pattern uses only chain, double crochet, front post double crochet and back post double crochet.

To see a video tutorial of the Ladders crochet stitch, click on the box above or click HERE.

If you’d like to try this stitch on a fun and easy pattern, please check out my latest design (inspired by this stitch!) – the Squishtastic Cowl. It uses less than 3 skeins of Red Heart’s “Unforgettable” yarn and works up easily in a weekend. It’s a generously sized cowl that offers a ton of squish and you’ll just want to cuddle up in it.

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Now for the stitch pattern!

Stitches and abbreviations used:

Ch: Chain

BPDC: Back post double crochet

Dc: Double crochet

FPDC: Front post double crochet

St (s): Stitch (es)

 

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Directions for the Ladders Crochet Stitch

  • Chain in multiples of 8
  • 1: In 4th ch from hook (counts as first dc), work 1 dc and 1 dc in each ch across.
  • 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn; work 1 FPDC around posts of each of the next 4 sts, *work 1 BPDC around posts of each of the next 4 sts, work 1 FPDC around each of the next 4 sts; rep * to last dc, 1 dc in last dc.
  • 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, turn; work 1 BPDC around posts of each of the next 4 sts, *work 1 FPDC around posts of each of the next 4 sts, work 1 BPDC around posts of each of the next 4 sts; rep * to last dc, 1 dc in last dc.
  • Repeat rows 2 – 3 to desired length.

I hope you enjoyed learning the Ladders crochet stitch as much as I did. When you make something with it, could you please tag me @handmadebystacyj or #handmadebystacyj – I’d love to see what you create!

Stacy J

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Lacy Fan and V Stitch

The Lacy Fan and V Stitch Pattern is a super beautiful lace crochet stitch that is actually quite simple. This stitch is very similar to the Fan and V stitch, except it’s lacy! It’s light, airy and would absolutely gorgeous as a lightweight cardigan, a shawl or even a light throw.

Below you will find the written instructions for the Lacy Fan and V Stitch, as well as a pin to save to your boards. Enjoy!


Difficulty Level:

Easy-ish

Stitches & Abbreviations Used:

Stitch pattern is written in US terminology

Ch: Chain

Sc: Single Crochet

Dc: Double Crochet

Sk: Skip

Tch: Turning Chain

Rep: Repeat

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Directions for the Lacy Fan and V Stitch

Stitch is worked in multiples of 8+6 (+3 for the base chain)

For the YouTube video, I chained 25 and for the green lace sample in the pictures that uses fingering weight yarn, I chained 41.

1: In 6th ch from hook, work *7 dc in same ch, sk 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, sk 2 ch; rep * until 6 ch remain, work 7 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, 1 dc in last ch; turn.

2: Ch 5, in 4th dc of 7-dc cluster from row 1 work 1 sc, *ch 3, in ch-2 space work (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc), ch 3, in 4th dc of 7-dc cluster from row 1 work 1 sc; rep * across ending with ch 2, 1 dc in tch; then turn.

3: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, r sc in ch-sp below, *ch 3, 1 sc in ch-3 sp, 7 dc in in ch-2 sp, 1 sc in ch-3 sp; rep * across ending with ch 3, 1 sc in ch-3 sp, 3 dc in first ch of tch; then turn

4: Ch 4, in ch-3 sp work (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc), *ch 3, 1 sc in 4th dc of 7-dc cluster, ch 3, in ch-3 sp work (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc); rep * across ending with ch 2, 1 dc in tch; then turn

5: Ch 2, *7 dc in ch-2 sp, 1 sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in ch-3 sp; rep * ending with 7 dc in ch-2 sp, 1 dc in tch; then turn

Rep rows 2-5 until you reach the desired length.


Here’s the link to the video for you: https://youtu.be/GtOW36Sra5c

I hope you’ve enjoyed this stitch for the week and I’d love to see what you make! Please tag me @handmadebystacyj and #handmadebystacyj and thank you for joining me on our yarny adventures. Happy crocheting!

Stacy J

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Diamond Shells Lace

The Diamond Shells Lace Stitch is such a beautiful crochet lace that is light and airy, plus it works up very quickly! The Diamond Shells Lace stitch uses only a few stitches and a four row repeat. Below is the written directions, as well as the link to the video tutorial. And, if you enjoy this stitch tutorial, please consider subscribing to my newsletter and my YouTube channel.

Also, my friend Kris with Krissy’s Over the Mountain Crochet has a lovely pattern that she designed using this stitch. To check her pattern out, click here!

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Difficulty Level:

Easy

Materials Used in Tutorial:

Stitches and Abbreviations Used:

Directions are written using US terminology

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double Crochet

Hdc: Half Double Crochet

Rep: Repeat

Sc: Single Crochet

Sk: Skip

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Special Stitches Used

Sh: Shell – [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in same stitch or space indicated

HdcV: Half Double V – [1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc] in same stitch or space indicated


Directions for Diamond Shells Lace:

Stitch works in multiples of 10 + 12

1 (RS): Sc in second ch from hook and next ch, *sk 3 ch, work Sh in next ch, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * to last 9 ch, sk 3 ch, Sh in next ch, sk 3 ch, sc in last 2 ch, then turn.

Step 1 of Diamond Shells Lace crochet stitch
Row 1

2: Ch 2, hdc in first sc, *ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp of Sh, ch 3, HdcV in ch-1 sp between 2 sc, rep from * to last Sh, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp of Sh, ch 3, 2 hdc in last sc, then turn.

Step 2 of Diamond Shells Lace crochet stitch
Row 2

3: Ch 4, 2 dc in first hdc, *sc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, Sh in ch-1 sp between HdcV, rep from * to last 2 ch-3 sps, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, [2 dc, ch 1, dc] in beg ch-2, then turn.

Step 3 of Diamond Shells Lace crochet stitch
Row 3

4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *ch 3, HdcV in ch-1 sp between 2 sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp of Sh, rep from * to last ch-1 sp between 2 sc, ch 3, HdcV in ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in beg ch-4 sp, then turn.

Step 4 of Diamond Shells Lace crochet stitch
Row 4

5: Ch 1, sc in first sc and in ch-3 sp, *Sh in ch-1 sp between 2 hdc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * to last ch-1 sp between HdcV, Sh in last ch-1 sp, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in last sc, then turn.

Step 5 of Diamond Shells Lace crochet stitch
Row 5

Rep rows 2-5 to reach desired length


Here is the link to the video tutorial for you: https://youtu.be/yqJlAKM-xww

I hope you have a lovely day and Happy Crocheting!

Stacy J

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Fan and V Stitch

The Fan and V Stitch is a fairly simple crochet pattern that works over a 4 row repeat. The Fan and V Stitch would look great as a shawl, wrap or even a blanket. I’m so happy to be able to show you step by step how to create this beautiful stitch pattern.

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The crochet hook used is my absolute favorite hook. It’s the Furls Odyssey in Turquoise; however, they now have a bunch of colors that I love! The yarn is also lovely! It’s a super soft, inexpensive and absolutely lovely yarn that I just love, as well (Oh, and it rarely splits!). So much so that I became an affiliate with the Furls company and LoveCrafts. What that means for you is that when you purchase using my link, you allow the company to pay me a small commission without costing you a penny more. This helps me to continue making free tutorials and patterns. Below are the links if you’d like to check them out for yourself:

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Furls Crochet Hook

Yarn: Paintbox Simply DK – https://www.lovecrafts.com?utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=eccf469a

Difficulty level:

Intermediate


Stitches and Abbreviations used:

Directions are written using US terminology

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double Crochet

Rep: Repeat

Sc: Single Crochet

Sl st: Slip Stitch

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Special Stitch Used:

V Stitch: Work [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in same st


Notes:

Stitch is worked in increments of 8 + 1 (+1 for the base chain)

Ch-3 at the beginning of row counts as a dc


Directions for the Fan and V Stitch:

1 (RS): 1 sc in second ch from hook, *sk 3 chs, work 9 dc in next ch, sk 3 chs, work 1 sc in next ch; rep * across, ending with 1 sc in last ch, turn

2 (RS): Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, *ch 5, sk 9 dc cluster, work V stitch in next sc,; rep from * ending with ch 5, sk 9 dc cluster, work 2 dc in last sc, turn.

3: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, *working over ch-5, work 1 sc in 5th dc in 9dc cluster from row below, 9 dc in ch-sp at center of V stitch; rep across ending with 5 dc in top of turning ch, turn.

4: Ch 3, sk 5 dc, V stitch in next sc, *ch 5, sk 9dc cluster, V stitch into next sc; rep from * across ending with ch 2, sl st to top of turning ch, turn

5: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 9 dc into ch-sp in center of V stitch from row below, work 1 sc in 5th dc from row below working over the ch-5; rep from * ending with 1 sc in first ch of turning ch, turn

Repeat rows 2 & 5 until you reach desired length.

If you would like the scalloped edge, you can end when you finish a RS row.

For straighter edge, end with a WS row, working ch 3, 1 dc in same st, *ch 2, sl st to 5th dc in 9dc cluster from row below, ch 2, work V st in sc from row below; rep * across ending with ch 2, 2 dc in last sc from previous row.


Here is the link to the video for you: https://youtu.be/jJqklSEzs8Y

I hope you enjoy this stitch – I know I do!

Happy crocheting and thank you for joining me!

Stacy

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Twist and Cross Stitch Pattern

The Twist and Cross Stitch Pattern is a very simple crochet pattern that works over a 2 row repeat. The double crochet segments are framed on the sides with a really fun, little twisty column. Join me as I show you step by step how to create this beautiful stitch pattern.

The crochet hook used is my absolute favorite hook. It’s the Furls Odyssey in Turquoise; however, they now have a bunch of colors that I love! The yarn is also lovely! It’s a super soft, inexpensive and absolutely lovely yarn that I just love, as well (Oh, and it rarely splits!). So much so that I became an affiliate with the Furls company and LoveCrafts. What that means for you is that when you purchase using my link, you allow the company to pay me a small commission without costing you a penny more. This helps me to continue making free tutorials and patterns. Here is the link if you’d like to check them out for yourself:

Furls Crochet Hook:

Yarn: Paintbox Simply DK – https://www.lovecrafts.com?utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=eccf469a

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Difficulty level:

Easy

Terms and Abbreviations used:

Directions are written using US terminology

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double Crochet

FpDc: Front Post Double Crochet

Rep: Repeat

Sk: Skip

St (s): Stitch (es)


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Notes:

Instead of working a ch-3 at the beginning of row, instead try using the Chainless Starting Double Crochet.

Directions for the Twist and Cross Stitch Pattern

Ch a multiple of 9 + 3 chains

1 (WS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (the 3 skipped sts count as a dc) and in next ch, ch 1, *sk next ch, dc in each of the next 2 ch, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in ea of next 5 chs, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in ea of next 2 chs, ch 1; rep * to last 4 chs, sk next ch, dc in ea of the last 3 chs, turn.

2 (RS): Ch 3 (or work a Chainless Starting Double Crochet), dc in ea of next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next ch and dc, work FpDc around post of next dc, working in front of FpDc just made, work Fpdc around skipped dc, ch 1, *1 dc in ea of the next 5 sts, ch 1, sk next ch and dc, work FpDc around post of next dc, working in front of FpDc just made, work Fpdc around skipped dc, ch 1; rep * to last 3 sts, dc in last 2 sts and top of turning ch, turn.

3: Ch 3 (or working Chainless Starting Double Crochet), 1 dc in ea of next 2 sts, ch 1, dc in ea of the FpDc, ch 1, *1 dc in ea of next 5 sts, ch 1, dc in ea of the FpDc, ch 1; rep * to last 3 dc, 1 dc in ea of last 3 sts.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until you reach desired length.


Here is the video tutorial for you: https://youtu.be/8r9XalISbdc

To access the pdf of this stitch, simply click on the button below.

 Twist-Cross-Crochet-Stitch

As always, I sincerely thank you for your support in our yarny adventures and hope that you’ll join me soon for another tutorial.

Thanks!!

Stacy J

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Cable Crochet Stitch

The Cable Crochet Stitch is such a beautiful, lacy and fairly simple stitch once you get the hang of it. It involves yarn overs, single crochet and a 2 row repeat. The Cable Crochet Stitch pattern is worked over multiples of 6+2

Disclosure: The yarn and hook used are some of my absolute favorites. So much so that I became an affiliate with the companies. What that means for you is that when you purchase using my link, you allow the company to pay me a small commission without costing you a penny more. This helps me to continue making free tutorials and patterns. The links are below with the Materials Needed if you’d like to check them out.

Difficulty level:

Intermediate

Terms and Abbreviations used:

Directions are written using US terminology

Ch: Chain

Rep: Repeat

Sc: Single Crochet

Sk: Skip

St (s): Stitch (es)

Tch: Turning chain

X: Times (example: 2x means 2 times)

Yo: Yarn Over 

 


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Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns – Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); Color #142 Tea Rose

Crochet Hook Size G (4 mm) If you love Furls, here’s a link 🙂

Notes: Ch-1 at beginning of sc row does not count as a st.

Directions for the Cable Crochet Stitch:

(For YouTube sample, I chained 26)

1: Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc across.

2: Ch 7, sk 3 sts, *yo 5x, insert hook in next st, (yo, draw through 2 loops) 6x; rep *2x. Yo 5x and insert in first skipped st (there are 3 sts between tch and first st made in row 2). Work *in ea of the 3 skipped stitches. Continue working in this pattern across the row. In last st, yo 4 times, insert hook in top of last st and (yo, draw through 2 loops) 5x. Turn.

3: Ch 1, work 1 sc in same st and in ea st across. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 & 3 until desired length.


I did my best to create a chart to help along with this stitch and the video tutorial is below:

Cable crochet stitch chart from Handmade by Stacy J

Here’s the video tutorial for you: https://youtu.be/EN729A-Cyqg

If you’d like a pdf of this stitch, you can download the file below:

 
    Cable-Crochet-Tutorial
 

I’d love to see what you make with this stitch, as it’s absolutely gorgeous. Please tag me on social media @handmadebystacyj

As always, thank you so much for visiting and supporting me on our yarny adventures.

Stacy J

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Double Crochet Square Motif

The Double Crochet Square Motif is a very simple crochet motif pattern; one of the first that I learned when I was little and my mom was teaching me how to crochet. Join me as I show you step by step how to create this beautiful square. Written directions are below, as well as a video.

The crochet hook used is my absolute favorite hook. It’s the Furls Odyssey in Turquoise; however, they now have a bunch of colors that I love! The yarn is also lovely! It’s a super soft, inexpensive and absolutely lovely yarn that I just love, as well (Oh, and it rarely splits!). So much so that I became an affiliate with the Furls company and LoveCrafts. What that means for you is that when you purchase using my link, you allow the company to pay me a small commission without costing you a penny more. This helps me to continue making free tutorials and patterns. Here is the link if you’d like to check them out for yourself:

Furls Crochet Hook

Yarn: Paintbox Simply DK


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Difficulty level:

Easy


Stitches used:

Ch: Chain

DC: Double Crochet

Sl St: Slip Stitch


 

Notes:

You can also chose to ch 2 in the corners instead of 4 if you prefer a more closed look.


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Directions

Ch 4, join to first ch with a sl st.

Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), work 3 dc in ring, ch 2, (work 3 dc in ring, ch 2) two times, work 2 dc, join with sl st to 3rd ch of the ch-5.

Round 2: Sl st into chain space, ch 7 (counts as dc and ch-4), work 2 dc in same ch sp, *1 dc in ea of the sts across, (2 dc, ch 4, 2 dc) in next ch-sp; rep from * two more times, work 1 dc in ea of sts across and 1 dc in same space as where the ch-7 is located, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-7.

To grow your square, continue to repeat round 2 by following the pattern until you reach your desired size; the double crochets between the corner chain spaces will always be worked as an odd number (for example, row 2 has 3 dc, row 3 has 7 dc, row 4 will have 11 dc, etc…)


I hope you found this tutorial helpful. As always, I’m very grateful to have your support on our yarny adventures. Thank you!

Stacy J

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Granny Square

Traditional crochet method

The traditional Granny Square is a pattern that many crocheters learn as their first motif. My mom taught me how to create this simple granny square pattern when I was a little girl. It‘s a super simple stitch pattern that only uses a couple of stitches. The written directions are below, as well as a video tutorial above. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to my YouTube channel 🙂

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Difficulty level:

Easy

Terms and Abbreviations used:

Directions are written. using US terminology

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double Crochet

Rep: Repeat

Sk: Skip

Sl st: Slip Stitch

Sp (s): Space (s)

St (s): Stitch (es)

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Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns – Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); Color #131 Seafoam Blue & Color #102 Champagne White

Crochet Hook Size G (4 mm) If you love Furls, here’s a link 🙂

Note: If you are using two colors, join with a sl st in any ch-2 corner space on each row.

If you are only using one color, do not fasten off your yarn. Instead, sl st to the corner sp.

Directions for traditional Granny Square

This is worked in the round, do not turn your square when moving on to the next round.

Ch 4, join to first ch with a sl st.

1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), work 3 dc in ring, ch 2, (work 3 dc in ring, ch 2) two times, work 2 dc, then join with sl st to 3rd ch of the ch-5.

2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2), work 3 dc in same ch sp, *ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * two more times, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 2 dc in same sp as where the ch-5 is located, then join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-5.

3: Ch 5 (counts as dc & ch-2), work 3 dc in same ch sp, *ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep * two more times; ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 2 dc in same sp where the ch-5 is located, then join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-5.

4: Ch 5 (counts as dc & ch-2), work 3 dc in same ch sp, *ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch-2 sp; rep * two more times; ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc into next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, sk 3 dc, work 2 dc in same sp where the ch-5 is located, then join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-5. Fasten off.

To grow your granny square

Continue repeating round 4 by following the pattern until you reach your desired size.

If you prefer a printable pdf, there is one below for you to download.

I thank you so much for joining me and supporting me on our yarny adventures. Please remember to tag me @handmadebystacyj with your makes -I love to see them!

Stacy J

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Herringbone Double Crochet

Today I’m sharing with you how to crochet the Herringbone Double Crochet. Not only am I showing you the traditional method, I’m also showing you how to modify the edges so that they’re much straighter. You’ll be amazed at how a simple, little trick makes such a big difference! The written directions are below, as well as the video tutorial.

The crochet hook used is my absolute favorite hook. It’s the Furls Odyssey in Turquoise; however, they now have a bunch of colors that I love! The yarn is also lovely! It’s a super soft, inexpensive and absolutely lovely yarn that I just love, as well (Oh, and it doesn’t split!). So much so that I became an affiliate with the Furls company and LoveCrafts. What that means for you is that when you purchase using my link, you allow the company to pay me a small commission without costing you a penny more. This helps me to continue making free tutorials and patterns. Here is the link if you’d like to check them out for yourself:

Furls Crochet Hooks: https://shrsl.com/3lv3x

Yarn: Paintbox Simply DK – https://www.lovecrafts.com?utm_medium=affiliate&a_aid=eccf469a


 

 

Difficulty level: Easy-ish

Terms and Abbreviations used:

Directions are written using US terminology

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double crochet

Ea: Each

Hk: Hook

Rep: Repeat

St (s): Stitch (es)

Yo: Yarn over

Special Stitches used:

Herringbone Double Crochet (HbDc): Yo, insert hook, yo, draw through st and 1st loop on hook, yo, draw through 1 loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook.

Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns – Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); (YouTube tutorial uses Color #142 Tea Rose / Image photographed uses Color #131 Seafoam Blue)

Crochet Hook Size G (4 mm)


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Traditional HbDc:

Any number of sts, +2 for base ch

Row 1: Insert hook in 3rd ch from hk (counts as 1 dc), 1 HbDc into next ch and ea ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 1 HbDc in next st and ea st across, working last st in top of ch-3, turn.

Rep row 2 until you reach desired length.

Modified HbDc for straight edges:

Any number of sts, +1 for base ch

Row 1: Insert hook in 2nd ch (counts as 1 dc), 1 HbDc into next ch and ea ch across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 loosely (counts as 1 dc), work 1 HbDc in next st and ea st across, working last st in top of ch-2, turn.

Rep row 2 until you reach desired length.

If you prefer to download a free pdf with the directions, you can download the pdf below

Thanks for joining me and I’ll be back next Tuesday with another crochet tutorial.

Stacy J

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Horizontal Chevron Stitch

For this tutorial, I’ve decided to demonstrate how to crochet a modified version of the Horizontal Chevron Stitch. It uses only single crochet and a modified version of Front Post Treble Crochet. It’s modified in the sense that there is no gap in the back where a stitch is usually skipped when working post stitches. That modification makes it great for use with garments and even blankets when you aren’t wanting gaps in your fabric. There is a video tutorial below the written directions, as well. 

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Have you ever used a Furl’s hook?? I just got my first ones earlier this year and all I can say is “WOW!” I love it! They have a lovely weight to them and I love how the tip is not too blunt. I feel like it even shaved a bit of time off of a baby afghan I made a couple months ago. If you ever feel like trying one, please consider using my affiliate links below in the Materials section.

Difficulty level:

Easy-ish

Terms and Abbreviations used:

Directions are written using US terminology

Ch: Chain

Ea: Each

Lp: Loop

Rep: Repeat

Sc: Single Crochet

St (s): Stitch (es)


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Special Stitches used:

Modified Front Post Treble Crochet (Mod FpTr): Yarn over twice and insert hook around indicated post from front to back, yo, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 loops, yo, draw through 2 loops (2 loops remain on hook), insert hook in next sc st (the one that you would normally skip when working a front post stitch), yo, draw through remaining 3 loops.


Materials Needed:

Paintbox Yarns – Simply DK (100% Acrylic; 100g / 3.5oz; Light #3 weight); Color #131 Seafoam Blue

Crochet Hook Size G (4 mm)


Directions for the Horizontal Chevron Stitch

Note: Ch 1 at the beg of row does not count as a stitch

Stitch is worked in increments of 6+3; For the sample in the YouTube video, I chained 21.

1 (WS): Sc in second ch from hook and in ea ch across; turn.

2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, using a lockable stitch marker mark the post of the sc that was just made, then work 1 sc in ea st across; turn.

3: Ch 1, sc in ea st across; turn.

4: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, work Mod FpTr around marked st 2 rows below, *1 sc in ea of next 2 sc sts from previous row, work 1 Mod FpTr around post in the third st past the previous one worked (there will always be 2 sts between the posts); rep * to last st, 1 sc, turn.

5: Ch 1, sc in ea st across; turn.

6: Ch 1, 1 sc in same st, *work 1 Mod FpTr around Mod FpTr post in the 2 rows below (remember, there will always be 2 sts between the posts), 1 sc in ea of next 2 sts; rep * to last 4 sts, 1 sc in ea of last 4 sts; turn

7 – 9: Ch 1, sc in ea st across; turn.

Repeat rows 2-9 for pattern


If you prefer a printable pdf of the stitch pattern, you can download the file below

     Horizontal-Chevron-Tutorial

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Stacy J

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