Monday, 29 June 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - FREE PATTERN #6

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Hello Week #6 of Crochet Vintage

DID you enjoy crocheting last week's CLUSTER V-STITCH crochet stitch?  

Did you have fun with Week #5 ?  I  hope you had fun changing colours and playing with the stitch pattern, AS MUCH AS I DID. 


This week #6

I am continuing with MORE simple and beautiful CLUSTERS and V-STITCHES another great crochet stitch straight out of my vintage 1970's stitch collection.  

This Cluster and V-Stitch I like to call BRAMBLES, because that's what this crochet stitch reminds me of, lovely summertime blackberries ready for the picking.  

I will show you how to crochet a swatch with the basic stitches and ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS REMEMBER to have some fun whilst crocheting this stitch.  

I suggest you start with one (1) colour and then have a play with some colour changing, every row if you wish, and watch how the stitches stand out and create a lovely pattern.  I think this is another great stitch for blankets, shawls, or scarves. And I am sure you can think of numerous other ways to use this lovely stitch.

You will be amazed how easy it is to master this BRAMBLES crochet stitch, it is really simple, quick and quite meditative.

REMEMBER you are the creator use whatever yarn or thread you have, and enjoy the process.

Are you ready to join me?  Let's play and have some Crochet Vintage fun! 

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LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - BRAMBLES


Let's begin this FREE PATTERN #6, gather your yarns and hooks, get yourself a cuppa, and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!


PATTERN DETAILS:

DIFFICULTY: Easy


YARN: Debbie Bliss Eco Baby or any other similar yarn
HOOK: G-6 (4mm) 
NOTIONS: Scissors, Yarn needle

TENSION/GAUGE:  Not critical to this pattern.

PATTERN NOTES: Swatch instructions are for one (1) colour. You can change colour every row OR whenever you wish.


This swatch pattern - uses multiples of 6sts (plus 4 for foundation row)

ie. 6 x 3 = 18;  18 + 4 = 22.

If using other yarn please use recommended hook on yarn label.
You need to know how to crochet flat.  Colour change is optional.

Stitch guide:  chain, v-stitch, cluster.


This pattern is written in USA - American Crochet Terms.

USA - American Crochet Terms
UK - British Crochet Terms
Ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc =double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
htr = half treble crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
tr = treble crochet
dtr = double treble crochet
dtr = double treble
ttr = triple treble
sl st = slip stitch
st/sts = stitch/es
cont = continue
rep = repeat
rnd = round
beg = begin/beginning
yo = yarn over
yrh = yarn round hook
FDC = foundationless double crochet
FTR = foundationless treble crochet
Esc = extended single crochet
Edc = extended double crochet
BL = back loop
blo = back loop only
FL = front loop
flo = front loop only
BPdc = back post double crochet
rtrb = raised treble back
FPdc = front post double crochet
rtrf = raised treble front
Abbreviations List ©2015  Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.  All rights reserved.

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PATTERN STARTS:


BRAMBLES - CLUSTER and V-STITCH Pattern


SPECIAL STITCHES: 

Cluster (CL):  dc4tog in same st or space.

dc4tog:  [Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 4 times (5 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

V-stitch (V-st):  (1dc, ch2, 1dc) in same st or space

Foundation Row:  Ch22.

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Row 1:  V-st in 4th ch from hook, *skip 2ch, 1CL in next ch, ch1, skip 2ch, V-st in next ch, rep from * to end.  TURN.

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Row 2:  Ch3 (counts as 1dc), *1CL in ch2-sp, ch1, V-st in top of CL, rep from * to end, ending with 1dc in top of ch3.  TURN.

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Row 3:  Ch3 (counts as 1dc), * V-st in top of CL, 1CL in ch2-sp, ch1, rep from * to end, ending with 1dc in top of ch3.  TURN.

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Continue pattern repeating Rows 2 and 3 for desired length.

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This swatch has a total of nine (9) rows.

CHANGING COLOUR


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Change the look of the pattern stitch, by changing colour every row or whenever you desire.  When changing colour begin the row with a 'standing dc' instead of Ch3, and end with '1dc in last dc', instead of top of ch3. 

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BE CREATIVE
PLAY AND HAVE SOME FUN!

YOU ARE WELCOME TO SHARE YOUR CREATIONS 
BELOW IN THE COMMENTS 
OR 


Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
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Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
Copyright (C) 2008-2015 Barbara Summers - All rights reserved.

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