Crochet Boucan Pattern Stitch - Scarf - Afghan













Crochet Boucan Pattern Stitch

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Boucan Pattern Stitch

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Crochet Boucan Pattern Stitch


Video Tutorial: 
How to do the Extended, Elongated, Long Crochet Stitches

Skill Level - Intermediate

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

EA - Each
SK - Skip

Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle


Multiple -
6


Note: If the extended DC on the edge are not pulled up high enough, the stitches on the edge may pucker.  You can work 1 or 2 less chains to compensate for the pucker.

Chain 30,  this will be a small swatch.  You will add chains in increments of 6 to increase the width.

Row 1: Work a DC in the 3rd CH from the hook and in each of the next 2 stitches.  CH 3, Skip 3 chains. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 chains. *CH 3, Skip 3 chains. Work 1 DC in each of the next 3 chains. Continue across from * for the width.  Work 1 DC in each of the remaining 4 chains on the edge.  Each edge will have 4 DC.  Cut the yarn and change color.

Row 2:  Attach the new color to the previous ending point.  Chain 6, Skip the 3 DC. Work an Extended DC(see video) over the chain and through the beginning foundation chain, 2 rows below. Work 2 more extended DC. *CH 3 Skip the next 3 DC, Work an extended DC in each of the next 3 chains 2 rows below. Continue across from *.  When you get to the edge, work one last chain 3, work a DC in the last stitch. Cut the yarn and change color.

Row 3: Attach the new color to the beginning stitch.  Chain 3, working over the chain, work an extended DC in each of the next 3 stitches 2 rows below. *Chain 3, working over the chain, work an extended DC in each of the next 3 stitches 2 rows below. Continue across from * for the width. Work a DC in the last chain on the edge.  Cut the yarn and change color.

Row 4:  Attach the new color to the previous ending point.  Chain 6, Skip the 3 DC. Work an Extended DC over the chain and through the beginning foundation chain, 2 rows below. Work 2 more extended DC. *CH 3 Skip the next 3 DC, Work an extended DC in each of the next 3 chains 2 rows below. Continue across from *.  When you get to the edge, work one last chain 3, work a DC in the last stitch. Cut the yarn and change color.

Repeat rows 3 and 4 for the length.

Row 5: In progress - thank you for your patience. If you need further assistance, the video covers this row.
 

Comments

  1. I don't see the finishing row shown on the video in your pattern instructions. Also need a definition for the Extended DC that you use. I am making a scarf and it looks wonderful. The video is a great help. Thanks!

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  2. I didnt see a video link for this.

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  3. duh me .... I find it. Sorry. I cant wait to try this pattern. Would love to make it into a throw eventually.

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  4. Hi Theresa! Is there a way to do this pattern without cutting and securing the yarn at the end of every color? I just hate loose ends!

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  5. Hi Teresa, for some reason I keep ending up with only 3 chains at the end. Would it be ok if I just dc twice into the last chain ? thanks, amora

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  6. amora,
    As long as your foundation chain is not to tight, it should work alright to work two stitches in the last chain. I use that trick quite often when I run short by one chain and it usually comes out fine.

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  7. luv this pattern! i am only new at this crocheting hobby & your video's make it so much easier! my hubby says people learn 2 ways? some by reading & other's by being shown? i am the later! pls keep up your great work! u are so inspiring to all us newbys! of all ages!

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  8. I love this pattern, but had forgotten it. I made my son an afghan with this stitch years ago. I wonder if he still has it? Thanks for sharing this!

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  9. Teresa, thank you!! I have been searcing high and low for what to make with all my one skeins of yarn scrap ghan, and this is PERFECT!! I don't mind the ends at all, I work them in along the way so I am not overwhelmed at the end. God Bless you!!!! JoAnn

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  10. Thank you for this tutorial, I had been looking for the perfect stitch to use to recreate a material hat I had for my son and this worked out perfect! :)

    http://dearestdebi.com/2012/12/a-hat-for-him.html

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  11. You say to use an extended DC, but you don't. Instead you just pull the yarn elongated. Can you use an extended DC?

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=video&cd=2&cad=rja&ved=0CDkQtwIwAQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DAIbWLcmsao4&ei=v7kzUeW1JIzyigLE_YDADA&usg=AFQjCNE8680oSQxchdBEwqRLD9To29YZBg&sig2=nNNL0pKm7H6x_CTfe8LYAQ&bvm=bv.43148975,d.cGE

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    Replies
    1. VicinCA - Extended and elongated mean the same thing.

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    2. But they're not the same. An elongated DC stitch just stretches out the yarn with 2 YO. An extended DC uses 3 YO.

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    3. It sounds like you are talking about a double crochet and triple crochet by adding an additional loop to the hook.

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