Saturday, November 24, 2018

Stitch Swatch Sampler Swatch 7: Up and Down Stitch


Up and Down Stitch

Ch 14 (Multiple of 2, + 2 turning chs)
Row 1:  Sc in 3rd ch and in each st across.  Turn.  12 sts.
Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first st, (dc in next st, sc in next st) 5 times, sc in last st.  Turn.

Rep Row 2 until you have 11 rows, then rep Row 1.  Break off.

Abbreviations:  ch  chain  sc  single crochet  st  stitch  dc  double crochet  rep  repeat

Up and Down Pro Tips:
  • ·         As for single crochet, work the last stitch into the turning chain instead of the last stitch; this will give a more straight, even edge.  In general, use single crochet pro tips.
  • ·         Note that normally you will be working a sc into a dc or a dc into a sc when working this stitch pattern.
  • ·         It may help to chant, “Single, double” over and over again as you do this stitch pattern.  If there are people around, you have my permission to just think it.
  • ·         If you have trouble getting the correct gauge on this stitch pattern, use whatever hook size will give you the stitch gauge (12 sts=4”).  Adjust the row gauge by working more or less rows (making sure your first and last rows are in plain sc).  If it helps, you could work two sc rows at each end instead of one…whatever works.

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