As the New Year rolled in I set the intention of crocheting a stitch a week. I’m hoping to try some “new to me” stitches as well as make some of my favorite “old standards” to create plenty of swatches to create a few sweaters this year. I like making “swatchers”, it’s like quilting only I don’t have to try to cut straight lines or use really sharp rolling cutting thingies. “Swatchers” are what I call my patch work sweaters and vests, I love piecing things together to get a good fit.
Due to working on the site and having unforeseen software switch ups I didn’t get Week 1’s blog post written up, though I did make the swatch. So, we’ll have
two blog posts this week. You can join with me or you can crochet your own stitch of the week, share it in your gallery or in the newly formed Stitch of the Week Group in the Free Members Area!
Also, I’m Craft Foxes Crochet Expert this week, so if you have questions ab
Week 1: Trellis V stitch (or as I like to call it, “The High Five Stitch”
The Red Swatch is created in a light chenille. To make this stitch you will crochet a base chain in multiples of 3 +3 (the =+3 counts as a Treble Croche
t). For this swatch I chained 15+3.
Row 1: Insert hook 5th stitch from hook (counts as 1trc and 1 sp),* trc, ch 3, trc in same space, sk st, trc, repeat from * to end of row, ch 3, turn.
Row 2: *sk st, trc into space, ch 3, trc in same space, sk st, trc, repeat to end of row, ch 3 turn.
Row 3 until you decided you had enough, repeat row 2.
I used worsted wt. wool for the green swatch and changed the high five up a bit. The green swatch uses the same instructions except you will ch 2 in between the trc.
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