Friday, March 9, 2012

Single Crochet with Alternating Slanted Single Crochet Rows

By M. J. Joachim
Updated 4//20/16




Crochet stitches can be varied by changing how and where you insert your hook to create each individual stitch. Common practice is to insert the hook (under) and directly into the stitch desired, creating ridges by inserting the hook under only 1 loop of the stitch (front loop and back loop crochet).

Another way to vary your stitches is to insert the hook from the top of your stitches, into the desired stitch. Again, front loop and back loop crochet can alter the effects of this method. Numerous woven patterns can be created using this technique for variation in your work. While it is possible to start inserting your hook from the top with your foundation chain, I’ve found it much easier to make a traditional foundation chain and first row, because the chain tends to tighten when I start out inserting my hook from the top of the chain to make a foundation row.

The following pattern consists of alternating rows of traditional single crochet and slanted single crochet rows, which make for a very lovely, close weave fabric you can use in any number of your favorite projects.

Single Crochet with Alternating Slanted Single Crochet Rows

Alternate between Rows A and B to create pattern

*Begin each row with chain 1 (counts as first single crochet), turn


Foundation Row: Make a chain the length desired +1 chain; single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across.

Row A: Foundation row (traditional single crochet)

Step 1: Insert hook in desired stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 2: Yarn over, draw through both loops on hook

Row B: (Slanted Single Crochet Row)

Step 1: Insert hook from top of stitch into front loop only of desired stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 2: Yarn over, draw through both loops on hook






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