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Try This Stitch: Lace Stripes (Crochet)

A square with this pattern will appear in the sampler afghan. To make it fit in with the other blocks, use New Basic 175 yarn paired with a "K" crochet hook. The finished size of the afghan blocks are approximately 10 x 10".

Special abbreviation

MB: make bobble (popcorn) -- 4dc into the next ch, remove the hook from the working loop, insert it under the top loops of the first of the dc sts just worked and draw the working loop through, prepare to cont to work right to left across the block.

Foundation chain: Ch 32. (Increase the width by adding chains in multiples of 3.)
Row 1 (right side): sc in 2nd ch from the hook, work 1 sc into each of the ch to the end -- 31 sts. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 1sc into each st. Turn.
Row 3: Rep row 2.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc into the base of the ch, *skip 2 sts, [1dc, ch 1, 1dc] into the next st, rep from * 8 more times, skip 2 sts, 2dc into the top of the ch. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc into the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, mb into the next ch, ch 2 * skip 2 sts, mb into the next ch, ch 2, rep from * 6 more times, skip 2 sts, mb into the next ch, ch 1, skip 1 st, 1dc into each of the next 2 sts. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc into the base of the ch, skip 1 st, 1dc into the next ch, *[1dc, ch 1, 1dc] into the next sp, rep from * 7 more times, 1dc, into the next sp, ch 1, 1dc into each of the next 2 sts. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 2 (counts as 1sc), 1sc into each st. Turn.
Row 8: Ch 3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each st. Turn.
Rep rows 3 - 8 for pattern. End the last repeat with Row 7.
Last Two Rows
Next Row: Ch 2 (counts as 1sc), 1sc into each st. Turn.
Last Row: Ch 3 (counts as 1dc), 1dc into each st. Turn.
Fasten off yarn.


Abbreviations

CH = Chain
DC = Double Crochet
SC = Single Crochet
YO = Yarn Over

Pattern by permission from Crochet Blocks in a Box by Luise Roberts, St. Martin's Griffin, 2007

 

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  • Linlal

    If I want to make it wider, how many stitches do I add to the chain 32 for each repeat and how much does a repeat add to the width?
    What size is the block supposed to be?
    How many times do you repeat Rows 3 - 8?
    It says for the last row to repeat Row 20 - If you do Rows 1 - 8 and then repeats of Rows 3 - 8, isn't "Row 20" actually Row 8? I find this confusing - if you'd said "repeat Row 8", it would have been clearer.

  • Francoise Hurt

    Hi there, what do you mean by 'base of the chain'?