So, back to 50 Stitches for Afghans by Darla Sims. Today's offering, stitch 9, is somewhat whimsical with offset bumps on one side of the fabric. It's not a difficult stitch, but it is slow. Slower than sc in fact.
However, I liked the way it looked and it really is pretty mindless, so it wasn't too bad. I normally can't stand puff stitches, but for whatever reason I didn't mind them in this pattern.
The color pattern I used for this worked well with the bumps really standing out. Changing colors every other row would not work well.
I would consider using this stitch for small projects where you want small holes. Using this stitch to adapt a kid's sweater pattern would be cute. The bumps would help with scrubbing if you made dishcloths from them. They would also feel good on your feet as bathmats.
Work (one row in yellow, one row in purple, one row in green) repeated, ending with a row of yellow and the border in purple.
Chain 88, then work stitch until work is square. Add this border to complete.
Round 1: sc around, 3 sc in corner
Round 2: dc around, 5 dc in corner
Round 3: sc around, 3 sc in corner
Round 4: (sc, ch 3, sk 1) around, (sc, ch 3, sc in same stitch) at corner
I made this with Lion Brand Pound of Love in Soft Pale Green, Soft Pale Yellow, and Soft Lavender with a J hook.