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Friday, March 1, 2013

Weekly Crochet Square: Square 9

This week, I am going to re-cap on a couple of stitches I already did, and I am going to add a triple crochet (tr). The tr is an interesting stitch, and can be a bit difficult to work at first. Just practice it and find your groove, and it gets easier.
Let's get started.

Multi-Stitch Square 
What You Need:
Size I crochet hook
Worsted weight yarn

Stitch Abbreviations:
ch = chain
yo = yarn over (put the yarn over the hook)
hdc = hald double crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = triple crochet

Getting Started:
Making a chain: Make a slip knot in your yarn, leaving a small loop. Insert the crochet hook into the loop. Yarn over (yo) and pull the yarn through the loop on the hook, dropping that loop and creating a new loop on the hook with the yarn you just pulled through. This is one chain.
Continue to make a chain by yo and pulling through.
Making a triple crochet (tr): Yarn over hook two times, then, in a chain stitch, insert the hook through one strand of a chain  stitch; in a tr  (or other stitch) insert the hook in the top 2 strands of the stitch. Once the hook is inserted, yo and pull a loop through the stitch, yarn over and pull through two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through two loops on hook again, yo and pull through the remaining 2 loops on the hook.. You have just made a triple crochet.
Finishing off: To finish off, you simply make a ch, pulling the loop long. Snip the loop in the middle and pull it tight. You can weave in the end.

What You Do:
Ch 28
Row 1: Hdc in the third ch from the hook and in each ch across. Turn. (I usually put your stitch count in parenthesis here) (26)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each stitch across. Turn. (26)
Row 3: Ch 4, tr in each stitch across. Turn. (26)
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Repeat row 1.
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Row 7: Repeat row 3.
Row 8: Repeat row 2.
Row 9: Repeat row 1.
Row 10-13: Repeat rows 6-9.
Finish off.

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