There's nothing better than when you manage to get the hang of new knitting or crochet stitch and with this blog there's no better time to try out something new or even incoporate it in one of your designs.
Fancy Rib Knitting Stitch
Brilliant for those looking to advance from simpler stitches, the Popcorn Stripe Stitch works basic techniques into a detailed design.
This stitch is worked over a multiple of 4 stitches plus 1. 2 rows form the pattern.
1st row (RS): *K1, P1, K into the front and back of next st, P1, rep from * to last st, k1.
2nd row: *P1, K1, P2 tog, K1, rep from * to last st, P1.
Crochet Shell Pattern
Crochet Shell Pattern - we think it would look gorgeous on a little one's cardigan or as a beanie for the cooler weather.
Make foundation ch. Multiple of 6 + 2.
1st row: 1 d.c. into 2nd ch. from hook, 1 d.c. into next ch., * ch., miss 3 ch., 1 d.c. into each of next 3 ch., rep. from * ending 3 ch., miss 3ch., 1 d.c. into each of next 2 ch., 1 ch., turn.
2nd row: 1 d.c. into 1st st., * (1 tr., 3 d.tr., 1 tr.) into 3 ch. Space, miss 1 d.c., 1 d.c. into next st., rep. from * to end, turn.
3rd row: * 3 ch., 1 d.c. into each of 3 d.tr., rep. from * ending 2 ch., 1 d.c. into last st., 3 ch., turn.
4th row: 1 d.tr., 1 tr. into 2 ch. space, * 1 d.c into centre of 3 d.c., (1 tr., 3 d.tr., 1 tr.) into 3 ch. space, rep. from * ending 1 d.c. into centre of 3 d.c., 1 tr., 2 d.tr. into last space, 1 ch., turn.
5th row: 1 d.c. into each d.tr. * 3 ch., 1 d.c. into each d.tr., rep. from * ending 3 ch., 1 d.c. into 2 d.tr., 1 ch., turn.
Repeat rows 2 to 5 for pattern.
Popcorn Stripe Knitting Stitch
This stitch is worked over a multiple of 4 stitches plus 1. 6 rows form the pattern.
1st row (RS): P1, * K3, P1, rep from * to end.
2nd row: K1, * P3, K1, rep from * to end.
3rd row: As 1st row.
4th row: As 2nd row.
5th row: P1, * K1, K into front, back, front, back and front of next st, K1, P1, rep from * to end.
6th row: K1, * P1, P5 tog, P1, K1, rep from * to end.
Crochet Shell Edge
Whether you're looking add additional detail to a design or what to practice your crochet technique this stitch is perfect.
1 s.s. into 1st st, * miss 2 sts, 5tr into next st, miss 2 sts, 1 dc into next st, repeat from * all along.
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