Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Puffing along: Stitch Eighteen!

I have previously avoided this stitch because it looked extremely delicate.  Soon after starting this project, I revised my opinion.  Though there is a lacy aspect to this stitch, it is a solidly stable stitch; there are no long stretches of chains.  I liked that it was easy to know where to do each portion of the stitch.  If something was wrong, you could easily figure out where you went wrong; there was no ambiguity in this stitch.  This is also the first, and maybe only, stitch in the book to use a puff stitch.  This makes the blanket slightly bumpy.  This stitch would be appropriate for scarves, full sized blankets, or baby blankets.

Here's how to make it:
Chain 90, then work stitch until 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 using Baby Bee Pink Camo Too with a J hook

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