When creating an afghan, you may find it is hard to get the chain the same size as the stitches in your afghan. You will get an afghan that is tighter at the bottom and wider as you progress. You may find yourself ripping and restarting several times to get it just right. The chain may distort your afghan pulling it to much or making the chain foundation to loose.
As you progress with your work, you may find that you crochet looser or tighter than the actual chain. You can resolve this by making the chain looser or using a crochet hook one size larger than the size you will be using with your main project. Another solution is to use the foundation crochet stitches also know as chainless crochet.
Row 1: Chain 1, Work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the first stitch. chain 3, skip 2 single crochet,
work 2 DC, chain 2, 2 DC in the next stitch. Turn.
Row 2: Slip stitch to the chain space Chain 1, Work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the space, CH 1. Work 10 DC in the chain 3 space, CH 1. work 2 DC, chain 2, 2 DC in the next Ch 2 space(shell). Turn.
Row 3: Slip stitch to the chain space Chain 1, Work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the space, CH 1, DC Chain 1 in each stitch across, (there will be 10 double crochet with a chain 1 between) CH 1, work 2 DC, chain 2, 2 DC in the next Ch 2 space(shell). Turn.
Row 4: Slip stitch to the chain space Chain 1, Work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the space, CH 2,
SC CH 3 in each stitch across, SC in the last stitch (10 single crochet, 9 chain 3 loops). CH 2, work 2 DC, chain 2, 2 DC in the shell. Turn.
Row 5: Slip stitch to the chain space Chain 1, Work 2 DC, CH 2, 2 DC in the space, CH 2,
The picot is a length of chain that is joined together with the first chain to create a tiny little circle on the edge of your work. A picot is a decorative loop of thread or yarn worked along the edge of your crochet. Even those pretty spools of ribbon with loops are a picot. Tatting is working with the picot as well. Picot is used with different mediums. When I am working with a thread motif, I have used the picot to join each motif together.
What are ways you work with picot?
The edging can be used with crochet around an afghan or worked up in thread and sewn onto a shirt, dress or baby socks.
Size H/5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn - Light Weight 4 ply or 3 ply yarn
Fiberfill for Cherry
Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Working between a stitch is inserting the hook in the space between each stitch.
Single Crochet Decrease
Insert the hook through the first stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, there are 2 loops on the hook, insert the hook through the next stitch, wrap the yarn over and pull through, there are 3 loops on the hook, wrap the yarn over and pull through all 3 loops to complete the single crochet decrease.
Hat Side (CupCake Paper) Row 1: Work 14 Foundation Half Double Crochet
Row 2-46: HDC in the loop below the top of the stitch (this creates the rib effect) …
This is a Grape bottle cap trivet made with thread. While I used bottle caps with this project many years ago, I would not recommend using bottle caps because they rust. This will make it challenging come time to wash your trivet. Fiberfill or cotton yarn will be a better alternative for filling each motif.
What are your suggestions to fill a motif, keeping heat safety in mind?