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
Double treble – Treble – d.tr / tr
Long loop stitch with 3 dc /sc on top – l.l.st
Stitch – st
Please see a video tutorial of the long loop stitch:
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 4 + 1
Row 1: Skip 4ch, work 1tr/dc in each of the next ch, turn.
Row 2: Make 1ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next tr/dc below, 1dc/sc in 4th ch, turn.
Row 3: Make 5ch, work l.l.st over the next 4 st: * yarn over hook, insert hook into next dc/sc and draw up a loop. The loop should be roughly the same size as 5 chains.
rep from * 3 times.
Yarn over and draw through 8 loops,
yarn over and draw through 2 loops.
Insert hook through middle space of all loops. Work 3 dc/sc in this space.
Continue work l.l.st across the row; make 1d.tr/tr in last d/sc and turn.
Row 4: Make 3ch, * skip 1dc/sc, 1dc/sc in each of the next 2dc/sc of l.l.st below, 2ch, work 5dc/sc in 2nd ch from hook; rep from*, skip 1dc/sc, 1dc/sc in each of the next 2dc/sc, 1ch, 1dc/sc in 5th ch, turn.
Row 5: Make 3ch, 2tr/dc in space of 1ch below, * 4tr/dc in space under group of 5dc/sc: work 2tr/dc before and 2tr/dc after this group of 5 stitches. The bobble of 5dc/sc should be in front of your work.; rep from *, 2tr/dc in space of 3ch, 1tr/dc in 1st ch, turn.
Row 6: Make 1ch, 1dc/sc in each of the next tr/dc below, 1dc/sc in 3rd ch, turn.
Row 7: Make 3ch, 1tr/dc in each of the next dc/sc below, turn.
Repeat rows 2 - 7 until you have reached your desired length.
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