Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Star Pattern 102914

by M. J. Joachim




Step 1: Chain 6, make a ring by slip stitching into the 1st chain, chain 1

Step 2: Make 1 single crochet in center of ring, chain 3

Repeat Step 2 (11 more times) completing round by joining with a slip stitch to 1st sc in round

Step 3: Slip stitch into next chain 3 loop; chain 1, make 1 single crochet in same place

Step 4: Make (chain 3 + 1 single crochet) in each loop around, ending with chain 3 and joining with a slip stitch to 1st sc in round

Step 5: Slip stitch into next chain loop; chain 1, make 1 single crochet in same loop

Step 6: Chain 6, make 1 single crochet in same loop

Step 7: Make 1 single crochet in next loop; make (1 sc + 6ch + 1 sc) in following loop

Repeat Step 7 around, ending with 1 sc in last loop and joining with a slip stitch to 1st single crochet in round

Step 8: Slip stitch into next chain loop; chain 3 (counts as 1st dc in round); make (4 more double crochet + 2 chain + 5 dc) in same loop; make 1 single crochet in single crochet between loops

Repeat step 8 around, ending with 1 single crochet in last sc and slip stitching into top chain of 1st chain 3 in round

Step 9: Chain 1, make 1 single crochet in same stitch

Step 10: Make 1 single crochet in each of next 4 dc’s; make 3 single crochet in next chain 2 space; make 1 single crochet in each of next 5 dc’s

Step 11: Make 1 single crochet in top chain of next chain 3 (which counts as the 1st dc in loop); make 1 sc in each of the next 4 dc; make 3 sc in next chain 2 space; make 1 sc in each of the next 5 dc

Repeat Step 11 around, ending by joining with a slip stitch to 1st sc in round.

Happy crocheting everyone!

M. J.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

4-Paned Window Square

by M. J. Joachim




Step 1: Chain 6, join with slip stitch to first chain to make a ring

Step 2: Chain 3, make 2 double crochet in center of ring

Step 3: Chain 7, make 3 double crochet in center of ring

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 (2 more times); chain 7, join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st chain 3

Step 5: Slip stitch once in each of next 2 dc’s and once in 1st chain 7 loop

Step 6: Chain 3, make (2 dc + 3 triple + one 5-stitch triple cluster + 3 triple + 3 dc) in same chain 7 loop

5-Stitch Triple Cluster

a. yarn over (twice), insert hook in desired stitch or space; yarn over, draw through 2 loops (twice)

b. Repeat Step a (4 more times) so you have 6 loops on your hook

c. yarn over, draw through all 6 loops on hook; chain 1 to secure

Continue with pattern...

Step 7: Make (3 dc + 3 tr + one 5-stitch tr cluster + 3 tr + 3 dc) in each of next 3 chain 7 loops; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st chain 3 in round
Step 8: Chain 1, make 1 back loop only single crochet in same stitch

Step 9: Make 1 back loop only single crochet in each stitch up to the next tr cluster; make 3 back loop only sc’s in top of cluster

Step 10: make 1 blo sc in each stitch until you reach the next loop

Step 11: Make 1 half double crochet in between both loops

Repeat Steps 9 - 11 around, join with slip stitch to 1st single crochet in round.

As always, it’s such a pleasure when you stop by,

M. J.

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4-Stitch Half Double Crochet Clusters

by M. J. Joachim




Foundation: Make a multiple of 4 chain stitches (+ 3 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across row

Step 2: Chain 1, turn

Step 3: Make 1 single crochet in each of 2nd and 3rd stitches from hook

Step 4: Make a 4-stitch half double crochet cluster in next stitch

4-Stitch Half Double Crochet Cluster


a. yarn over, insert hook in desired stitch or space

b. yarn over, draw up a loop; yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook

Repeat Steps a & b (4 times) so you have 5 loops on your hook

c. yarn over, draw through all loops on hook

Continue with pattern…

Step 5: Make 1 single crochet in each of next 3 stitches

Step 6: Chain 1, turn; make 1 single crochet in next stitch, and in each stitch across row, including making 1 single crochet in top of turning chain at end of row

Step 7: Chain 1, turn

Step 8: Make a 4-stitch hdc cluster in next stitch

Step 9: Make 1 single crochet in each of next 3 stitches

Repeat Steps 8 & 9 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in each of last 3 stitches, and 1 single crochet in top of turning chain

Step 10: Repeat Step 6

Repeat Steps 2 - 10 for pattern

Thanks for stopping by and visiting today!

M. J. 

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Bead Stitch

by M. J. Joachim




Foundation: Make an even number of stitches

Step 1: Make 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook, and in each chain across row

Step 2: Chain 3, turn

Step 3: Make 1 double crochet in next stitch, counting your first chain 3 as your first dc

Step 4: Make 1 bead stitch around the last dc you made:

Bead Stitch
a. yarn over, wrap around double crochet (like a front post dc stitch)

b. yarn over, draw up a loop

Repeat Steps a & b (2 more times)

c. yarn over, pull through first 6 loops on hook, leaving 2 loops on hook

d. yarn over, draw through last 2 loops on hook

Continue with pattern...

Step 5: Make 1 single crochet in next stitch

Step 6: Chain 1, turn; make 1 single crochet in next stitch

Step 7: Make 1 single crochet in next single crochet, skipping bead stitch in between; make 1 single crochet in following stitch

Repeat Step 7 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in top of turning chain

Repeat Steps 2 - 7 for pattern

I’m so glad you stopped in for a visit today. Wishing you every success in all your crocheting projects!

M. J.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Diagonal DC Spike Stitch

by M. J. Joachim


Foundation: Make a multiple of 4 chain stitches (+ 2 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 double crochet in each of the 4th, 5th and 6th chains from hook

Step 2: Cross over the last 2 dc’s made, and make 1 double crochet in the 1st dc made

Step 3: Make 1 double crochet in each of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th dc’s from hook, repeat Step 2, crossing over the last 2 dc’s made and making 1 dc in the 1st dc made in this group

Repeat Step 3 across row to last 2 chain stitches, ending with 1 double crochet in the last chain

Step 4: Chain 3, turn; Repeat Step 3 across row, ending with 1 double crochet in top of turning chain

Repeat Step 4 for pattern

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope all these crochet stitches make it very easy for you to crochet all sorts of neat projects!

M. J. 

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Loopy Stitch

by M. J. Joachim




Foundation: Make a multiple of 4 chain stitches (+ 3 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make (2 triple crochet + 1 chain + 1 double crochet) in 4th chain from hook

Repeat Step 1 across row to last 3 chain stitches, ending with 1 triple crochet in last chain

Step 2: Chain 3, turn

Step 3: Make (2 triple crochet + 1 chain + 1 dc) in next chain 1 space, and in each chain 1 space across row. Complete row by making 1 triple crochet in 3rd chain of turning chain.

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 for pattern.

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crocheting to you!

M. J.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Forked Clusters

by M. J. Joachim


For this pattern, I will provide steps for the forked cluster stitch first, followed by steps for the overall pattern. The forked cluster stitch is worked in two stitches or spaces, to make 1 forked cluster stitch.

Forked Cluster Stitch


Step 1: yarn over, insert hook in 1st stitch or space indicated

Step 2: yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 3: Repeat Steps 1 and 2 one more time

Step 4: yarn over, draw through 4 loops on hook

Step 5: yarn over, insert hook in 2nd stitch or space indicated

Step 6: yarn over, draw up a loop

Step 7: Repeat Steps 5 and 6 one more time

Step 8: yarn over, draw through 4 loops on hook

Step 9: yarn over, draw through last 3 loops on hook

Forked Cluster Pattern


Foundation: Make a multiple of 3 chain stitches (+5 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 forked cluster in the 5th and 7th chain from hook

Step 2: Chain 2, make 1 forked cluster in the 1st and 3rd chain from hook

Repeat Step 2 across row, ending with chain 1 and 1 double crochet in last chain stitch

Step 3: Chain 4, turn

Step 4: Make 1 forked cluster in 1st and 2nd chain spaces

Step 5: Chain 2, make 1 forked cluster in same and next chain space

Repeat Step 5 across row, ending with chain 1 and 1 double crochet in 3rd chain from bottom of turning chain

Repeat Steps 3 - 5 for pattern

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Happy crocheting!

M. J.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Open Ridge Stitch

by M. J. Joachim


Foundation: Make an even number of chain stitches

Step 1: Make 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain stitch across row

Step 2: Chain 1, turn

Step 3: Make 1 half double crochet in 3rd stitch from hook, followed by 1 half double crochet in last single crochet skipped, crossing over the 1st hdc to make 2nd hdc

Repeat Step 3 across row, ending with 1 half double crochet in turning chain

Step 4: Chain 1, turn, make 1 single crochet in back loop only of 2nd half double crochet from hook and in (back loop only) of each hdc across row, ending with 1 single crochet in turning chain

Repeat Steps 2 - 4 for pattern

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a lovely weekend!

M. J. 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Corded Ridges

by M. J. Joachim



This stitch is worked completely on one side of your fabric.


Foundation: Any number of chain stitches (+ 2 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 double crochet in 4th chain from hook and in each chain to end

Step 2: Chain 1; without turning, make 1 single crochet in the front loop only of the last double crochet made

Step 3: Continue working without turning. Make 1 single crochet in the front loop only of each double crochet to the end of the row, ending with a slip stitch in top of the turning chain.

Note: It helps to turn the work 1/4 turn to the right, and proceed to work down the row.

Step 4: Chain 3, again without turning, make 1 double crochet in the back loop only of each stitch in the previous row, beginning with the 2nd stitch

Repeat Steps 2 - 4 for continuous pattern.

Thanks so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today!

M. J.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Shell and Picot Stitch Pattern

by M. J. Joachim


Foundation: Make a multiple of 7 chain stitches (+ 1 more chain stitch)

Step 1: Make 1 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook

Step 2: Make shell (1 dc + 1 chain + 1 dc + 1 chain + 1 dc) in 3rd chain from hook

Step 3: Make 1 single crochet in 3rd chain from hook; chain 3, make 1 sc in next stitch (picot made)

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in last chain stitch.

Step 4: Chain 7, turn (beginning of next row)

Step 5: Make picot (1 single crochet + chain 3 + 1 single crochet) in center (2nd) double crochet in next shell

Step 6: Chain 3, make 1 double crochet in next picot (chain 3 space), chain 3

Repeat Steps 5 & 6 across row, ending with chain 3 and 1 triple crochet in last sc stitch of row

Step 7: (beginning of new row) Chain 1, make 1 single crochet in 1st stitch

Step 8: Make shell in center (chain 3 space) of next picot

Step 9: Make picot in next double crochet

Repeat Steps 8 & 9 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in 4th chain of turning chain from previous row.

Repeat Steps 4 - 9 for pattern

Thanks so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today!

M. J.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Open Checker Mesh

by M. J. Joachim




Foundation: Make a multiple of 6 chain stitches (+ 3 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 double crochet in each of the 4th and 5th chains from hook

Step 2: Chain 3, make 1 double crochet in each of the 4th, 5th and 6th chains from hook

Repeat Step 2 across row, ending with chain 3 and 1 double crochet in last chain

Step 3: Chain 3, turn; make 2 double crochets in 1st chain 3 space

Step 4: Chain 3, make 3 dc in next chain 3 space

Repeat Step 4 across row, ending with chain 3 and 1 dc in top of turning chain

Repeat Steps 3 & 4 for pattern

Thanks so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today!

M. J.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Double Crochet with Clusters

by M. J. Joachim




Foundation: Make a multiple of 4 chain stitches (+3 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make 1 double crochet in 4th chain from hook and in each chain stitch across row

Step 2: Chain 1, turn; make 1 single crochet in each of first 2 stitches

Step 3: Make 1 double crochet cluster in next stitch

a. yo, insert hook in stitch or space indicated
b. yo, draw up a loop
c. yo, draw through 2 loops on hook
d. Repeat Steps b and c, until you have 6 loops on your hook
e. yo, draw through all 6 loops on hook
f. chain 1 to secure cluster

Step 4: Make 1 single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches

Repeat Steps 3 & 4 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in last stitch and 1 single crochet in top of turning chain

Step 5: Chain 3, turn; make 1 double crochet in 2nd stitch, and in each stitch to end, but not in top of turning chain

Note: Watch your stitches closely, making sure to make dc’s in each single crochet and in top of chain closing clusters only. It is very easy to make dc’s in last stitch of cluster by mistake.

Step 6: Chain 1, turn; make 1 sc in each of next 4 stitches

Step 7: Make 1 dc cluster in next stitch, followed by 1 single crochet in each of the next 3 stitches

Repeat Step 7 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in top of turning chain

Step 8: Repeat Step 5

Repeat Steps 2 - 8 for pattern

Thanks so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today!

M. J.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sprig Stitch

by M. J. Joachim



Foundation: Make a multiple of 4 chain stitches (+3 more chain stitches)
Step 1: Make 2 single crochet in 4th chain from hook; chain 2, make 2 single crochet in next chain

Step 2: Make 2 single crochet in 3rd chain from hook; chain 2, make 2 sc in next chain

Repeat Step 2 across row (to last 2 chain stitches), ending by skipping 1 chain and making 1 sc in last chain

Step 3: (beginning of new row) Chain 3, turn

Step 4: Make (2 sc + chain 2 + 2 sc) in each chain 2 space across row, ending with 1 sc in top chain of turning chain

Repeat Steps 3 & 4 for continuous pattern.

Thanks so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today!

M. J.

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Large Shell Stitch

by M. J. Joachim


Foundation: Make a multiple of 8 chain stitches (+ 1 more chain stitch)

Step 1: Make 3 triple crochet in 5th chain from hook

Step 2: Make 1 single crochet in 4th chain from hook

Step 3: Make 7 triple crochet in 4th chain from hook

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in last chain stitch

Step 4: (beginning of new row) Chain 4, turn; make 3 triple crochet in 1st single crochet stitch

Step 5: Make 1 single crochet in 4th triple from hook and 7 triple crochet in following single crochet

Repeat Step 5 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in top of turning chain

Repeat Steps 4 & 5 for continuous pattern

Thanks so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today!

M. J.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Turtle Stitch

by M. J. Joachim




Both sides of work are shown, so you can see the ridges and dimension on one side (top photo), as well as the flat fabric on the other side (bottom photo), when using this stitch pattern.

Foundation: Make a multiple of 6 chain stitches (+1 more chain stitch)

Step 1: Make 2 double crochet in 4th chain from hook

Step 2: Make 1 single crochet in 3rd chain from hook; make 5 double crochet in 3rd chain from hook

Repeat Step 2 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in last chain

Step 3: Chain 3, turn; make 2 double crochet in front loop only of 1st single crochet

Step 4: Make 1 single crochet in front loop only of 3rd double crochet from hook

Step 5: Make 5 double crochet in front loop only of next single crochet

Repeat Steps 4 & 5 across row, ending with 1 single crochet in top of turning chain

Step 6: Repeat Steps 3 - 5, making all stitches in back loop only, instead of front loop only

Repeat Steps 3 - 6, alternating rows with front loop only and back loop only for continuous pattern

Thanks so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today!

M. J.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Paris Stitch

by M. J. Joachim



Foundation: Make a multiple of 3 chain stitches (+1 more chain stitch)

Step 1: Make 1 double crochet in 4th chain from hook

Step 2: Chain 2, make 1 single crochet in same chain as last double crochet

Step 3: Make (2 dc + chain 2 + 1 sc) in 3rd chain from hook

Repeat Step 3 across row, turn

Step 4: (beginning of each row)Chain 3, make (1 dc + chain 2 + 1 sc) in first chain 2 space

Step 5: Make (2 dc + chain 2 + 1 sc) in each chain 2 space across row

Repeat Steps 4 & 5 for continuous pattern

Thanks so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today!

M. J.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Iris Stitch

by M. J. Joachim




Foundation: Make a multiple of 4 chain stitches (+3 more chain stitches)

Step 1: Make (2 double crochet + chain 1 + 2 double crochet) in 5th chain from hook

Step 2: Make (2 dc + chain 1 + 2 dc) in 4th chain from hook

Repeat Step 2 across row until 2 chain stitches remain. Make 1 double crochet in last chain stitch

Step 3: (beginning of each row) Chain 3, turn; make (2 dc + 1 chain + 2 dc) in next chain 1 space

Step 4: Make (2 dc + chain 1 + 2 dc) in each chain 1 space across row, ending with 1 dc in 3rd stitch from hook

Repeat Steps 3 & 4 for continuous pattern

Thanks so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today!

M. J.

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