Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Moving the Chains: Stitch Ten!
Though I like the stitch, I don't think it is appropriate for a scarf. Neither a short or long chain scarf would allow the beauty of this stitch to come through. This stitch worked well in a baby blanket and would be good for a full sized blanket as well. Time for another story from the Super Bowl party: during a break from crocheting, (probably a trip to the party food table), one of my friends picked up the baby blanket, folded it in half, to make a triangle, and wore it like a shawl. It looked great that way and I suspicion that there is a way to make it triangular without folding it, but that would take some improvising. In any case, there are many potential uses for this stitch.
Chain 92, then work the stitch until the work is square. Add this border and you're done:
Round 1: sc around, 3 sc in each corner
Round 2: dc around, 5 dc in each corner
Round 3: sc around, 3 sc in each corner
Round 4: (sc, ch 3, sk 1) around, (sc, ch 3, sc in same stitch) at corner
I made this from Bernat Satin Sports Rouge with a J hook.