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 – htr/hdc
Stitch – st
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 4 + 2
Row 1: skip 1ch, * 1dc/sc in next ch, 3ch, skip 3ch; rep from *, turn.
Row 2: make 1ch, * 1 dc/sc + 1ch + 7 htr/hdc in next dc/sc; rep from *, 1 dc/sc in last dc/sc below, turn.
Row 3: make 4ch, * skip 6 htr/hdc and work 1 dc/sc in next st, make 3ch; rep from *, 1 dc/sc in last htr/hdc, turn.
Repeat rows 2 - 3 until you have reached your desired length.
Colors and rows: * 1 & 2 – white; 3 & 4 – pink; 5 & 6 – light blue; 7 & 8 – dark blue *.
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