Crochet Alternate Columns Stitch

Crochet Alternate Columns Stitch – Easy to learn stitch that can be used for blankets, baby items or anything around the home.

Scroll down the page for my step by step instructions in UK and USA format on how to crochet this lovely design.

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The materials used for the swatches were King Cole Comfort Aran yarn using a 6.00mm Clover crochet hook

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Crochet Alternate Columns Stitch UK

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Abbreviations UK
ch.
   Chain

tr.     Treble Crochet
tch.   Turning Chain

vst.      (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into same space or stitch.
shell.   (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same space or stitch.

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Make a chain length in multiples of 8 + 7.

1st Row – Work vst (see abbrev) into 5th ch from hook, * miss 3ch, work shell (see abbrev) into next ch, miss 3ch, vst into next ch, * rpt from * to * to last 2ch, miss 1ch, 1tr into last ch. Turn.

2nd Row – 3ch, 1vst into 1ch space on next vst, * 1 shell into 1ch space on next shell, 1vst into 1ch space on next vst, * rpt from * to * to last 4tch, work 1tr into top of 4ch. Turn.

3rd Row – 3ch, 1vst into 1ch space on next vst, * 1 shell into 1ch space on next shell, 1vst into 1ch space on next vst, * rpt from * to * to last 3tch, work 1tr into top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt 3rd Row until required length, changing colours to your choice as you go.

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Crochet Alternate Columns Stitch USA

Abbreviations USA
ch.
      Chain

dc.       Double Crochet
tch.      Turning Chain

vst.      (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in same space or stitch.
shell.   (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space or stitch.

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Make a chain length in multiples of 8 + 7.

1st Row – Work vst (see abbrev) in 5th ch from hook, * skip 3ch, work shell (see abbrev) in next ch, skip 3ch, vst into next ch, * rpt from * to * to last 2ch, skip 1ch, 1dc in last ch. Turn.

2nd Row – ch3, 1vst in ch1 space on next vst, * 1 shell in ch1 space on next shell, 1vst in ch1 space on next vst, * rpt from * to * to last 4tch, work 1dc in top of 4ch. Turn.

3rd Row – ch3, 1vst in ch1 space on next vst, * 1 shell in ch1 space on next shell, 1vst in ch1 space on next vst, * rpt from * to * to last 3tch, work 1dc in top of 3ch. Turn.

Rpt 3rd Row until required length, changing colours to your choice as you go.

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