This time I will try to explain and compile one of my favorite style of Crochet.
Very simple, very fast , very easy and most important very pleasant to do.
I love to play with colours, gives me a lot of fun. Using different colours is so fun and magical. After a while looking at the colourful "zig-zag" effect makes me mesmerised.
I found that there are a lot of ways to do this pattern and it has a lot of different names. People calls; Ripple, Wave, Chevron, ZigZag,Rugged Riples,...
I choose to call it : "Zig-Zag" Stitch.:)
This stitch has various combinations:
- Some people make it with only Double Crochet (dc), ot only Single Crochet (sc), even mixed (dc and sc).
- Some people use ONLY back loops (takes more time but looks excellent) or standard way (passing through 2 loops together).
- You can do with one colour only, or change the colour in every row, maybe in 2 rows,
- This pattern stitch is all about increasing and decreasing.
- Explanation of my works:
Foundation Chain line : Multiple of 14, plus extra 2 chains.
1 "Wave" = 14 ch. , I've done 14 Waves = 196 ch. + 2 = 198 ch. was my foundation line.
I used NAKO Luks Minnos yarn and NAKO Astra yarn with hook size 3.5 .
FIRST Line is the important one, you must be careful while counting. After then everything will be easy for you.
I use dc and dc3tog for my project, but also you will find another combination below.
dc3tog: DoubleCrochet 3 stitches Together : yarn over(yo) hook, insert hook in stitch(st), pull up a loop(lp), 3 loops on hook. yo hook, pull through 2 loops, 3lps on hook. yo, INSERT hook in the NEXT stitch, yo, pull up a lp, 5 lps on the hook. yo, draw through 2 lps, 4 lps left on hook. yo draw through all 4 lps left on the hook.
Diagram of my work: (you will find the Video Tutorial below of this section)
Here is the gorgeous blanket which I ve done for one of my friends new born baby girl:)
and here is the Blanket of my 26 years old daugther Ayca:) She loves to use this while watching TV in the late Winter nights :) (behind of the blanket is ME by the way )
VIDEO Tutorial : by The Crochet Crowd
- Another combination of this Stitch:
dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches together: Yarn over (YO) hook, insert hook in stitch(st) , pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook. YO hook, pull through 2 loops. YO hook insert in next st, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook. YO, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook. YO pull through last 3 loops. that's it !
VIDEO Tutorial: by VeryPink Knits
- As I told you some peole use ONLY BackLoops, and Single Crochet, So if you wanna have some ideas about it here is the Video: by Pip Lincolne
Now time to have a cup of coffee, Cheers !
Have a great day. Oya Mearns
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