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
4 Long h.tr / h.dc decrease - 4 h.tr/h.dc dec.
8 Long h.tr / h.dc decrease - 8 h.tr/h.dc dec.
Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc
Stitch – st
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 9 + 4
Row 1: 2 ch skip, * 1 dc/sc in next, 3 ch skip, 4 tr/dc in the same ch, 4 tr/dc in next ch, 3 ch skip; rep from*, 2 dc/sc in last chs, turn.
Row 2: 3 ch, work 4 h.tr/h.dc dec. in next way:
* Yarn over hook, insert hook into next tr/dc and draw up a loop about 1 cm long;
rep from* 3 times.
Yarn over and draw through 8 loops,
yarn over and draw through 2 loops.
3 ch, 1 dc/sc in fourth tr/dc, 1 dc/sc in next, * 3 ch,
8 h.tr/h.dc dec. over tr/dc below (work like 4 h.tr/h.dc dec., but make 8 long loops),
3 ch, 1 dc/sc in fourth tr/dc, 1 dc/sc in next; rep from*, 3ch, 4 h.tr/h.dc dec., 1 tr/dc in second ch below, turn.
Row 3: 3ch, 4 tr/dc in top of decrease stitches, * 1 dc/sc in first dc/sc below, 8 tr/dc in top of decrease stitches; rep from*, 1 dc/sc in first dc/sc below, 4 tr/dc in top of decrease stitches, 1 tr/dc in third ch, turn.
Row 4: 2 ch, * 1 dc/sc in next tr/dc below, 3 ch, 8 h.tr/h.dc dec. over tr/dc below, 3 ch, 1 dc/sc in fourth tr/dc; rep from*, 1 dc/sc in third ch, turn.
Row 5: 2 ch, 1 dc/sc in next dc/sc, *8 tr/dc in top of decrease stitches, 1 dc/sc in first dc/sc below; rep from*, 1 dc/sc in second ch.
Repeat rows 2 - 5 until you have reached your desired length.
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