Once again, many thanks to everyone who is joining in the sampler blanket fun! I’ve been really enjoying learning some new stitches. It’s quite therapeutic spending some time working back and forth in rows and browsing through crochet books for inspiration. This week I’ve chosen the stitch purely for it’s name!
So introducing…. the up & down crochet stitch!
I have adapted this pattern from one I found in the ‘Handbook of Crochet Stitches’ (2009 Quatro Publishing Plc) and it is written in UK crochet terms.
The pattern states that you need to begin with an even number of stitches (with no additions for the turning chain) but in the ongoing endeavour to produce even sized squares I began with 25 as I have for the others so far. It’s a lovely pattern and basically involves alternating double crochets and treble crochets as you work along the first row, then, when working subsequent rows, you simply need to ensure that you put a double above a previous treble and a treble above a previous double! In this pattern the turning chain 1 is only there to add height and doesn’t need to be worked into.
Row 1 skip one chain, make a treble into the 2nd chain from the hook, dc into the next stitch, * tr into next stitch, dc into following stitch **, repeat from * to ** until the end of the row
Row 2 chain one, dc in first treble, tr in next dc, *dc, tr ** repeat from * to ** til end of row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until work is the desired height (for me this was 20 rows and 14cm to match the size of my other squares)
I loved this one, could have kept going on and on with it! Let me know how you get on!!