- Step by step instructions #0020
The textured stitch creates a very solid, dense and warm textured fabric.
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Feel free to use any type of yarn (or even thread) for your project. Most yarns have the recommended crochet hook size on the label.
Techniques used in this stitch
UK / US crochet term:
Chain stitch – ch
Double crochet / Single crochet – dc / sc
Half treble / Half double crochet – h.tr / h.dc
Double treble / Treble – d.tr / tr
Shell: work 7 d.tr / tr in the same stitch
Front Post dc /sc - FPdc/sc
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 8 + 2
Row 1: 1 ch skip, * 1 dc/sc in next, 3 ch skip, shell in next ch, 3 ch skip; rep from*, 1 dc/sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: 3 ch, * 5FPdc/sc over 5 middle d.tr/tr of shell, 3 ch; rep from*, 1ch, 1 h.tr/h.dc in dc/sc below, turn.
Row 3: 4ch, 3 d. tr/tr in foundation ch (see pictures below),
* 1 dc/sc in middle FPdc/sc, shell in foundation ch ; rep from*, 1 dc/sc in middle FPdc/sc, 4 d.tr/tr in last foundation ch, turn.
Row 4: 1 ch, 1 dc/sc in d.tr/tr below, 2FPdc/sc, * 3 ch, 5FPdc/sc over 5 middle d.tr/tr of shell, rep from*, 3 ch, 2FPdc/sc, 1dc/sc in ch, turn.
Row 5: 1 ch , 1 dc/sc in dc/sc below,* 2 rows skip and work shell in middle FPdc/sc, 1 dc/sc in middle FPdc/sc of previous row; rep from*,
at the end of row work 1 dc/sc in dc/sc below, turn.
Row 6: 3 ch, * 5FPdc/sc over 5 middle d.tr/tr of shell, 3 ch; rep from*, 1ch, 1 h.tr/h.dc in ch, turn.
Row 7: 4ch, 2 rows skip, 3 d. tr/tr in dc/sc below , * 1 dc/sc in middle FPdc/sc, 2 rows skip, work shell in middle FPdc/sc; rep from*, 1 dc/sc in middle FPdc/sc, 2 rows skip, 4 d.tr/tr in dc/sc below, turn.
Repeat 4 – 7 rows until you have reached your desired length.
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