Thursday, November 29, 2012

Persian Crochet Stitch

by M. J. Joachim
It took me some time to figure out how to make the Persian stitch, and to be honest, I’m not even sure I’m making it the way the instructions intend. However, whatever I am doing makes a nice pattern just the same. One thing of note, aside from the foundation row, the Persian stitch is worked on the front side of the fabric.
I believe this stitch is nice as an overall pattern, but I also think you could probably use it in place of a single crochet or half double crochet stitch, to add a bit of fancy detail to any number of crochet patterns you might like. That will likely be an experimentation of sorts – but you know me by now, and I’m all for playing with yarn J
Foundation:  Make a row of single crochet by making a chain (+1 more chain); single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across row.
Step 1:  Chain 1, turn

Step 2:  Insert hook in back loop only of next stitch; yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 3:  Insert hook in front loop only of same stitch; yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 4:  Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook
[Repeat Steps 2 – 4 across row]

Step 5:  Chain 1, do not turn; keep yarn on top of (in front of) fabric
Step 6:  Work under back loop only and repeat Step 2

Step 7:  Repeat Steps 3 & 4

[Repeat Steps 6 & 7 across row]
Step 8:  Repeat Step 5, then Steps 2 – 7
Repeat Step 8 throughout for continuous pattern.

That’s all for now, kind people. Thank you for visiting the Lots of Crochet Stitches blog. Until next time, happy crocheting J
M. J.

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