Friday, August 31, 2012

Trestle Crochet Stitch Tutorial

As I worked out the details of the trestle crochet stitch, a lot of ideas came to mind. It would be fun to lace satin ribbon through the mesh, or use the woven overlay technique to embellish the overall appearance. As for projects, with Christmas only a few months away, it seems this could make a nice stocking pattern, sewn over a colorful Christmas fabric, enhanced with beads, ribbon and all sorts of decorations. Of course, the trestle crochet stitch also lends itself to a very intriguing evergreen project I thought of as I made my swatch. I’ll be sharing it with you, once I work out the details and create the finished pattern.

Foundation chain: Multiple of 4 chain (+6 more chain stitches)
Step 1:  Double crochet in 6th chain from hook
Step 2:  Chain 3
Step 3:  Skip 3 chain, double crochet in next chain
[Repeat Steps 2 and 3, ending with 1 dc in last stitch]

Step 4:  Chain 4, turn
Step 5:  Single crochet in 2nd chain of chain 3 loop, chain 2
Step 6:  Double crochet in next dc, chain 2
[Repeat Steps 5 and 6, ending with 1 single crochet in 3rd chain of turning chain]

Step 7:  Chain 4, turn
Step 8:  Double crochet in next dc, chain 3
[Repeat Step 8 across row, ending with 1 dc in last chain of turning chain]

Repeat Steps 4 – 8 for pattern.
Happy crocheting everyone! Until next time, I wish you every wonderful thing.
M. J.