Showing posts with label puff stitch. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Puffy Spike Crochet Square


Puffy Spike Crochet Square

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: Puffy Spike Crochet Square

Video Tutorial: Left Hand Puffy Spike Crochet Square

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
SC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch
PS - Puff Stitch

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

Stitch Instructions
Spike Stitch

  1. Put your hook through the top of the previous single crochet.
  2. Pick up the yarn from the back side, pull it through.
  3. Wrap the yarn over, pull through one loop.
  4. Wrap the yarn over and pull through both loops.


Puff Stitch:

  1. Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through. There will be 3 loops on the hook.
  2. Wrap the yarn over your hook. Insert the hook through the same stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through. There will be 5 loops on the hook.
  3. Wrap the yarn over your hook. Insert the hook through the same stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through. There will be 7 loops on the hook.
  4. Wrap the yarn over your hook. Insert the hook through the same stitch or space. Wrap the yarn over the hook and pull through. There will be 9 loops on the hook.
  5. Wrap the yarn over your hook and pull the yarn through all 9 loops to complete the puff stitch.
  6. Chain to secure.

You can choose if you would like to change colors or work the pattern all in one color.

Chain 18

Row 1: Work 1 SC in each single crochet across for a total of 17. Cut the yarn to change color.
Row 2: Attach the new color with a slip stitch to the single crochet. Chain 3, skip a stitch, *work a puff stitch across, skip a stitch, continue across from * for the width. End with a double crochet in the last stitch on the edge.
Cut the yarn to change color.

Row 3:
Attach the new color with a slip stitch to the double crochet. Chain 1, work a single crochet in the top of the same stitch. Single crochet between the stitches. Work a single crochet in the top of the next puff stitch. Single Crochet between the stitches. Continue across for the length of your project.

Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 for the length.

The Single Crochet Spike will replace the row of single crochet.
Single Crochet Spike
Row 3:
Attach the new color with a slip stitch to the double crochet. Chain 1, work a single crochet in the top of the same stitch. Work a single crochet spike stitch between the stitches down through the previous row of single crochet. (see stitch instructions above for details) Work a single crochet in the top of the next puff stitch. Work a single crochet spike stitch between the stitches down through the previous row of single crochet. Continue across for the length of your project. End with a single crochet in the last stitch.



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