Saturday, April 2, 2011
Day 92 and Check Yourself
In some ways this is another type of granny stitch as double crochets are worked into chain spaces. I think of it as a checkerboard in which the checks can be as wide and long as you'd like them to be. Following is a very easy scarf recipe and it's only 5 rows wide.
Size K crochet hook
heavy worsted yarn 3 oz
Chain 98 (or to change the length, any multiple of 10+8)
Row1: DC in 4th and all following chains. Turn
Rows 2: Chain 3 (counts as first DC in this and all rows) DC in second stitch and next 8 stitches. *Chain 5, skip 5 stitches, DC in next 5 stitches* Repeat until only 5 stitches are left in the row and DC into each one (final stitch is in the chain since it counts as a DC) Turn
Row3: Chain 3, DC in second stitch and next 8 stitches. *5DC in chain space, Chain 5* Repeat until no chain spaces remain. Omit final chain 5 and DC in every stitch to the end. Turn
Row4: Chain 3, DC in second stitch and next 8 stitches. *Chain 5, 5DC in chain space* Repeat until no chain spaces remain. DC in every stitch to the end. Turn
Row5: Chain 3, DC in second and every following stitch, 5DC in every chain space. Cut yarn and tie off.
Weave in your ends and consider yourself golden. If you wanted to make this wider, just repeat rows 3 and 4 until you're happy with the width finishing with row 5 as normal.