Crochet two cluster stitch pictorial – also known as dc2tog for US crocheters
and tr2tog for UK, I have used this stitch in a few of my designs and probably
will in lots more in the future, this step by step pictorial shows you how to
crochet it, I love the closeness of the stitch and the warm look it gives.
Repeat steps 6,7 & 8 for a three or four cluster stitch.
See also my christening shawl pattern
Crochet crab stitch pictorial – I am sure many of you will have noticed that
one of my favorite stitches for edging in my designs is the crab stitch.
I feel that it gives a lovely finish and firms up the edge of projects such as
baby blankets, booties etc. and also many things for around the home,
placemats, coasters, dishcloths and anything that requires a crochet edge.
These are some of the designs I have written using this stitch to edge with:-
Piped Edge Cushion Cover
Grit Stitch Placemat
Top Hat Toilet Roll Cover
The crochet granny stitch is probably one of the first stitch patterns you will learn
when starting to crochet, the stitch is normally used for squares, but I have added
to my stitch collection the instructions on how to crochet it in rows this way it can
be used for many things.
I have used two colors but you can create it in as many colors as you wish.
Flat slip stitch joining is the ideal method of joining granny squares together.
If you are like me and love making granny squares but do not like stitching
them up, there are many ways to do this and I think one of the easiest ways
is with a slip stitch seam, I feel it gives a more professional finish and look
Below is a pictorial on how to do a sl st and how to seam the squares together.
I have added the waffle stitch to my stitch category. I have used a worsted weight #3
yarn but as it is quite a chunky design to crochet you may find it crochets up better
using a slightly thinner yarn like sport weight.
I’ve worked the swatch with just one color, but lots of combinations can be made
by using more colors as well, try changing color every two rows for a stripy look.
Make things with this pretty pattern for around your home ie cushion covers,
lapghans or bags etc.