Scallop join

This method is very similar to the flat braid join, except you do not drop lp from hook and pick it up again. This is faster and easier but does not give the twisted look of the flat braid join. Still, pretty and very useful. I’ve used this method way more than the flat braid join over the years, but now I find myself using the flat braid join more for the little extra beauty it gives, especially on special {Read More}

Flat braid join how-to

Step 1: To edge the first block, join with sc in any corner, ch 3, sc in same sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-sp) around with (sc, ch 3, sc) in each corner ch-sp, join. Fasten off. Step 2: Join with sc in ch-sp below top left corner, and work edging rnd same as step 1 around left edge, bottom edge and right edge to top right corner. Sc in top right corner, ch 2, remove hook from lp, {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Square #18

Square #18 Row 1: Ch 32, sc in second ch from hook, (skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch–shell made, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch) across, turn. Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sc in center dc of first shell, (ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell) across, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn.Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Square #17

Square #17 Notes:Beginning cluster beginning cl: Ch 2, (yo, pull up lp in same st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all lps on hook.Cluster cl: Yo, pull up lp in indicated st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, pull up lp in same st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all lps on hook. Row 1: Ch 32, sc in second ch from hook, (ch {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Square #16

Square #16Row 1: Ch 32, sc in second ch from hook, (ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 3 ch, ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch), across, turn. Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), bpdc around center dc of next 3-dc group, ch 2, dc in next sc, (ch 2, bpdc around center dc of next 3-dc group, ch 2, dc in next sc) across, turn. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in {Read More}

Variations on a Theme rectangle #3

Note: this stitch pattern is the same as square #1. Rectangle #3 (make 4)Row 1: Ch 14, sc in second ch from hook, (skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch–shell made, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch) across, turn. Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sc in center dc of first shell, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in center dc of next shell, ch 2, dc in next {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Square #15

Square #15 Note: This stitch pattern is dense. Mine worked up about an inch larger than the others when worked with the same size hook–this is enough so that you may wish to make this with one size smaller hook. Most of the small size variations in these squares are of no consequence to this design. Once the edgings are on and everything is joined together, it all works out fine and the small size variations disappear. Just FYI– my {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Square #14

Square #14Row 1: Ch 32, sc in second ch from hook, * (ch 1, skip next 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch–shell made, ch 1, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch) **, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, turn. Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sc in center dc of {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Square #13

If anyone has been having trouble with this one, my apologies–I’ve fixed typos in rows 3 and 5. Thanks to Kath and Sandy for pointing these out. Square #13 Note:fptr front post treble crochet Yo two times, insert hook from front to back to front around stitch indicated, pull up lp, (yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times. Row 1: Ch 32, sc in second ch from hook, * skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch–shell {Read More}

Variations on a Theme Rectangle #2

Rectangle #2 (make 4)Note: This stitch pattern is the same as the stitch pattern for square #7. Row 1: Ch 14, sc in second ch from hook, * skip next 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch–shell made, skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch); repeat from *, turn. Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sc in center dc of first shell, ch 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sc in center dc of {Read More}