Thursday, September 12, 2013

Larksfoot Crochet Pattern Stitch - Baby Afghan



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Larksfoot Crochet Stitch - Baby Afghan

Video Tutorial:
Larks Foot Crochet Stitch - Baby Afghan

Video Tutorial:  Larksfoot Crochet Pattern Stitch Left Hand Tutorial

Written by Teresa Richardson

Extended or Long Double Crochet - This is where you will work a double crochet several stitches below the row you are on. You will need to pull up on the stitch and allow for some additional yarn, so the stitch does not sag.

Multiple: 4
You will add 4 chains for each segment of the pattern stitch that you want to add to the width.

Example: If you want to make a baby afghan with a size I/5.5mm crochet hook, 4-ply yarn, you will chain 108. This will give you an estimated width of 34 inches.

Ch 31
Row 1: DC in 3rd CH from hook, DC in next CH, *CH 1, SK 1 CH, 1 DC in EA of next 3 CH. Continue across from * for width of pattern.

Row 2: CH 3, 1 DC in EA of next 2 DC, *CH 1, SK CH, 1 DC in EA of next 3 DC. Continue across from * for width of pattern.

Row 3: CH 4, this will count as the first DC, CH 1, Sk the next DC, DC in the next DC, work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH 1 spaces. DC in the next DC. *CH 1, Sk the next DC, DC in the next DC, work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH 1 spaces. DC in the next DC. Continue across from * for width of pattern.

Row 4: CH 4, this will count as the first DC, 1 DC in EA of the next 3 DC, *CH 1, 1 DC in EA of the next 3 DC . Continue across from * for width of pattern.

Row 5: CH 3, work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH 1 spaces. 1 DC in the next DC. *Ch 1, skip the DC, DC in the next DC. Work an extended DC below the 2 previous CH 1 spaces. 1 DC in the next DC. Continue across from * for width of pattern.

Row 6: CH 3, 1 DC in EA of next 2 DC, *CH 1, SK CH, 1 DC in EA of next 3 DC. Continue across from * for width of pattern.

Repeat rows 3-6.










Larksfoot Crochet Pattern



Larksfoot Crochet Pattern Left Hand Crochet

38 comments:

  1. thank You. thank You. Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Teresa,
    Just to let you know how helpful your site it, I'm currently purusing through for all hat patterns... our homemaker's make and donate "comfort caps" to the Markey Cancer Center and I'm the only crocheter in the group! Even the flower patterns will be used to decorate some of the caps.
    So many continual thanks for helping in your own way by posting patterns/tutorials on your blog!
    teresa in KY

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  3. Ladyfromthewoods,
    Hat Playlist

    This is the link for all the hats that I have posted. It is on Youtube. There are links that will take you to the written instructions on my crochet blog.

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  4. andrea.esler@gmail.comApril 22, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Can I ask a question -- on some similar crochet patterns I have seen the instruction to place a stitch between two stitches in the previous row. Can you explain or demonstrate what this means? Thank you!

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  5. andrea.esler@gmail.com,
    This is demonstrated in the video. It is probably a difference wording with what I wrote and the other instructions you read. You are crocheting between the two stitches.

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  6. Thank you, i made a mobile cover using this pattern.

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  7. Hi Teresa! great looking pattern. I watched it on youtube first, and did a few rows.. I'm just not quite sure why some rows are chain 4 at the beginning, and some are chain 3. I am a beginner, so hope this question doesn't sound too silly!

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  8. Naturechic,
    That is a good question and one that gets asked a lot with this pattern stitch. If you look closely at the pattern stitch, the actual pattern stitch is staggered or offset for each new set of colors. Some rows will start with a chain 3 for a regular double crochet. The chain chain 4 counts as a double crochet, chain 1.

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  9. I love your tutorials Teresa and this is really easy to follow. Just one confusion though. In your video and the written instructions you start with a chain of 31, and in the diagram you have a chain of 29. I find it works with the 29 chain and not with the 31. Which is it supposed to be? :)

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  10. Leanda,
    I would suggest that you use what works for you. Crochet is very forgiving. Each person will have their own interpretation to where a stitch should go, which can throw the plus+ amount off.

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  11. Thank You Teresa,
    What type of edging would you suggest using to hide all of the tied off ends?

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  12. mirandafriesen,
    Single crochet or reverse single crochet.

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  13. do you have a video showing the instructions for "stitch around ch 1 space. I am having trouble understanding how you insert the hook. it is making a double crochet stitch and is a long stich when completed. Thanks Marge

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  14. Marge,
    The link to the video is above, in the instructions.

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  15. GOOD MORNING I FOUND UR VIDEO VERY HELPFUL IN THE LARKSFOOT STITCH. I AM MAKING A TRICOLOR SCARF IT SAYS TO JOIN NEW YARN THROUGH LAST 2 LOOPS OF LAST DC. PLEASE RECOMMEND TO ME HOW TO FINISH OFF ENDS AND HIDING THEM SECURELY...... SINCE ITS A SCARF IM A ITTLE MORE PICKY AS TO NOT WANTING THEM TO SHOW....LOL

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  17. Hi Teresa,
    I from Brasil,
    Thank you this tecnical croche.
    Regards,

    Genoveva Martins

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  18. Hi Teresa,

    First of all thank you so much for such a wonderful tutorials. I just love it.

    I have a question , cld you pls advice me how much woolen will be require for 32X30 inch Larksfoot Pattern baby afgan.

    Pls do reply me, as i have to start making it for my expecting baby

    Thx,
    Tanu

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  19. I'd also like to know how much yarn it takes to make the baby afghan?

    Thanks!

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  20. I would also like to know how much yarn it would take to make this afghan. Thanks alot.

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  21. I have found several patterns that I really like. The problem is that they are not very wide... most less than 50 inches. I'd love to crochet an afghan to stretch across the bottom of my king sized bed.. I'd be happy with a blanket that is 70 inches wide.

    Can you tell me how to add on to the width of a pattern? Also how do you determine the amount of yarn that is needed when you add on?

    You can email me at: godsprincess1980@gmail.com

    Thank you!
    Julie

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  22. Nice stitch pattern and I loved the tutorial. I think I'll be trying this for scarves and for a baby blanket for my first grandchild. I think I will carry my 2nd and/or third color along the edge to eliminate having to weave in all the cut ends. Thanks for posting this pattern!

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  23. Hello Teresa,

    Thanks a lot for your helpful videos. i have made several items after watching your videos. i have also helped other people to make crochet. They all were quite happy. Thanks a lot for your help. Thanks.

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  24. I'm trying to get a sense as to how much yarn I need to make a full-size afghan with this larksfoot stitch.
    How much yarn of each color would you say I should buy??

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  25. I'm trying to get a sense as to how much yarn I need to make a full-size afghan with this larksfoot stitch.
    How much yarn of each color would you say I should buy??

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  26. Love that I can watch you and read instructions at same time (split screen). Thank you.

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  27. I would like to make two of these baby afghans because my friend is having twins, a boy and a girl. Instructions does not say how much yarn to use for making one. Thank you.

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  28. How much yarn is required to make the baby afghan?

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  29. I love this pattern and thank you for posting. My only question is, you don't say whether or not we need to weave in all the ends or leave them out. So which is it? It just seems a little off when you only have one side with ends.

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  30. What a nice pattern! Could you give an estimate of how much yarn is needed?

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  31. I am interested in making this baby afghan but I cannot find the amount of yarn that it requires.

    What yard did you use and how much?

    How many ounces or how many yards of yarn?

    Thank you,

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  32. Thanks for these sampler ideas. :)

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  33. Thanks for these sampler ideas. :)
    Lee Ann
    Crochet...Gotta Love It! @
    http://cgli.us

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  34. I am curious. where do you find your crochet hook covers? It looks like it would be soft for tired fingers>
    Linda

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    1. Linda - They are pencil grips and can be purchased from Walmart in the office or school supply section of the store

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  35. So for a larger afghan would I just double the chains suggested ie 216?

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