Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Diagonal DC Spike Stitch

by M. J. Joachim


Foundation: Make a multiple of 4 chain stitches (+ 2 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 double crochet in each of the 4th, 5th and 6th chains from hook

Step 2: Cross over the last 2 dc’s made, and make 1 double crochet in the 1st dc made

Step 3: Make 1 double crochet in each of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th dc’s from hook, repeat Step 2, crossing over the last 2 dc’s made and making 1 dc in the 1st dc made in this group

Repeat Step 3 across row to last 2 chain stitches, ending with 1 double crochet in the last chain

Step 4: Chain 3, turn; Repeat Step 3 across row, ending with 1 double crochet in top of turning chain

Repeat Step 4 for pattern

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope all these crochet stitches make it very easy for you to crochet all sorts of neat projects!

M. J. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Loopy Stitch

by M. J. Joachim




Foundation: Make a multiple of 4 chain stitches (+ 3 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make (2 triple crochet + 1 chain + 1 double crochet) in 4th chain from hook

Repeat Step 1 across row to last 3 chain stitches, ending with 1 triple crochet in last chain

Step 2: Chain 3, turn

Step 3: Make (2 triple crochet + 1 chain + 1 dc) in next chain 1 space, and in each chain 1 space across row. Complete row by making 1 triple crochet in 3rd chain of turning chain.

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 for pattern.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crocheting to you!

M. J.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Forked Clusters

by M. J. Joachim


For this pattern, I will provide steps for the forked cluster stitch first, followed by steps for the overall pattern. The forked cluster stitch is worked in two stitches or spaces, to make 1 forked cluster stitch.

Forked Cluster Stitch


Step 1: yarn over, insert hook in 1st stitch or space indicated

Step 2: yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 one more time

Step 4: yarn over, draw through 4 loops on hook

Step 5: yarn over, insert hook in 2nd stitch or space indicated

Step 6: yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 7: Repeat Steps 5 and 6 one more time

Step 8: yarn over, draw through 4 loops on hook

Step 9: yarn over, draw through last 3 loops on hook

Forked Cluster Pattern


Foundation: Make a multiple of 3 chain stitches (+5 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 forked cluster in the 5th and 7th chain from hook

Step 2: Chain 2, make 1 forked cluster in the 1st and 3rd chain from hook

Repeat Step 2 across row, ending with chain 1 and 1 double crochet in last chain stitch

Step 3: Chain 4, turn

Step 4: Make 1 forked cluster in 1st and 2nd chain spaces

Step 5: Chain 2, make 1 forked cluster in same and next chain space

Repeat Step 5 across row, ending with chain 1 and 1 double crochet in 3rd chain from bottom of turning chain

Repeat Steps 3 - 5 for pattern

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crocheting!

M. J.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Open Ridge Stitch

by M. J. Joachim


Foundation: Make an even number of chain stitches

Step 1: Make 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain stitch across row

Step 2: Chain 1, turn

Step 3: Make 1 half double crochet in 3rd stitch from hook, followed by 1 half double crochet in last single crochet skipped, crossing over the 1st hdc to make 2nd hdc

Repeat Step 3 across row, ending with 1 half double crochet in turning chain

Step 4: Chain 1, turn, make 1 single crochet in back loop only of 2nd half double crochet from hook and in (back loop only) of each hdc across row, ending with 1 single crochet in turning chain

Repeat Steps 2 - 4 for pattern

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a lovely weekend!

M. J. 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Corded Ridges

by M. J. Joachim



This stitch is worked completely on one side of your fabric.


Foundation: Any number of chain stitches (+ 2 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 double crochet in 4th chain from hook and in each chain to end

Step 2: Chain 1; without turning, make 1 single crochet in the front loop only of the last double crochet made

Step 3: Continue working without turning. Make 1 single crochet in the front loop only of each double crochet to the end of the row, ending with a slip stitch in top of the turning chain.

Note: It helps to turn the work 1/4 turn to the right, and proceed to work down the row.

Step 4: Chain 3, again without turning, make 1 double crochet in the back loop only of each stitch in the previous row, beginning with the 2nd stitch

Repeat Steps 2 - 4 for continuous pattern.

Thanks so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today!

M. J.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Shell and Picot Stitch Pattern

by M. J. Joachim


Foundation: Make a multiple of 7 chain stitches (+ 1 more chain stitch)

Step 1: Make 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook

Step 2: Make shell (1 dc + 1 chain + 1 dc + 1 chain + 1 dc) in 3rd chain from hook

Step 3: Make 1 single crochet in 3rd chain from hook; chain 3, make 1 sc in next stitch (picot made)

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in last chain stitch.

Step 4: Chain 7, turn (beginning of next row)

Step 5: Make picot (1 single crochet + chain 3 + 1 single crochet) in center (2nd) double crochet in next shell

Step 6: Chain 3, make 1 double crochet in next picot (chain 3 space), chain 3

Repeat Steps 5 & 6 across row, ending with chain 3 and 1 triple crochet in last sc stitch of row

Step 7: (beginning of new row) Chain 1, make 1 single crochet in 1st stitch

Step 8: Make shell in center (chain 3 space) of next picot

Step 9: Make picot in next double crochet

Repeat Steps 8 & 9 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in 4th chain of turning chain from previous row.

Repeat Steps 4 - 9 for pattern

Thanks so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today!

M. J.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Open Checker Mesh

by M. J. Joachim




Foundation: Make a multiple of 6 chain stitches (+ 3 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 double crochet in each of the 4th and 5th chains from hook

Step 2: Chain 3, make 1 double crochet in each of the 4th, 5th and 6th chains from hook

Repeat Step 2 across row, ending with chain 3 and 1 double crochet in last chain

Step 3: Chain 3, turn; make 2 double crochets in 1st chain 3 space

Step 4: Chain 3, make 3 dc in next chain 3 space

Repeat Step 4 across row, ending with chain 3 and 1 dc in top of turning chain

Repeat Steps 3 & 4 for pattern

Thanks so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today!

M. J.

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