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Crochet braid stitch

Guide

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

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Font Post dc/sc – FPdc/sc

Triple treble / Double Triple – ttr/dtr

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 2

Row 1: Skip 2ch, 1htr/hdc in each of next ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first htr/hdc below, work 1FPdc/sc over each of next htr/hdc below, 1dc/sc in second ch, turn.

Row 3: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in dc/sc below, * 20ch, skip 1st, 1dc/sc in next; rep from *, work 1dc/sc in last dc/sc below at the end of row, turn.

Row 4: Make 9ch, * take three loops of 20ch and begin braiding them (see pictures).

Work 2tr/dc in top space of each loop; rep from *,

Make 1ttr/dtr in last dc/sc below and turn.

Row 5: Make 2ch, 1htr/hdc in each of next tr/dc below, turn.

Row 6: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in first htr/hdc below, work 1FPdc/sc over each of next htr/hdc below, 1dc/sc in second ch, turn.

Row 7: Make 1ch and 1dc/sc in dc/sc below, [20ch, 1dc/sc in next] – make 2 times; * 20ch, skip 1st, 1dc/sc in next; rep from *, work 1dc/sc in last dc/sc below at the end of row, turn.

Row 8: Make 9ch, take two loops of 20ch and make rope braid. Work 2tr/dc in top space of each loop.

* Take three loops of 20ch and begin braiding them. Work 2tr/dc in top space of each loop; rep from *,

Take two loops of 20ch and make rope braid, make 1tr/dc in top space of each loop. Make 1ttr/dtr in last dc/sc below and turn.

Row 9: Make 2ch, 1htr/hdc in each of next tr/dc below, turn.

Repeat rows 2 – 9 until you have reached your desired length.

Multicolored / Cotton – 100%

Colors & rows: * 1 – dark pink; 2, 3, 4 & 5 – light pink; 6, 7, 8 – dark pink *.

Multicolored / Cotton – 100%

Colors & rows: 1 & 2 – grey, 3 & 4 – blue; 5 & 6 – grey; 7 & 8 – dark teal; 9 & 10 – grey; 11 & 12 – dark green; 13 & 14 – grey; 15 & 16 – green; 17 & 18 – grey.

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