Monday, 13 July 2015

LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - FREE PATTERN #8

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HELLO WEEK #8 of LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE


How did you go crocheting last week's ZIG ZAG vintage crochet stitch?  

Did you have fun with Week #7 ?  I  hope you had fun changing colours and playing with the stitch pattern. 

I can imagine using the Zig Zag crochet stitch in a lovely summer vest or cardigan, or as part of a little girl's dress.  I love how easy it is to crochet this stitch and can imagine using it for a variety of crochet projects.

This week #8

I have another unusual crochet stitch pattern from my vintage 1970's stitch collection, this crochet stitch, is a little like filet crochet, creating interesting holes in the shape of a pentagon therefore I named it PENTAGON. (this is another stitch which my mother-in-law passed on to me in 1974). 

You can play and have fun with this PENTAGON crochet stitch.  I will show you how to crochet a swatch with the basic stitches. Then you can go ahead and play with colours.

You will find the PENTAGON crochet stitch easy to master; it is a simple two (2) row repeat, quite quick and meditative, and of course you can change colour whenever you wish. 

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

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LET'S PLAY - CROCHET VINTAGE - PENTAGON


Let's begin this FREE PATTERN #8, gather your yarns and hooks, get yourself a cuppa, and let's play, let's have some crochet fun!

PATTERN DETAILS:


DIFFICULTY: Easy

YARN: Wendy Luxury Supreme Cotton DK 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.

NOTE:  Ch3 at beginning of each row counts as 1 double crochet (1dc).

This swatch pattern - uses multiples of 6sts (plus 3 for foundation row)
ie. 6 x 4 = 24;  24 + 3 = 27.

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, single crochet, double crochet.

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:

PENTAGON - Crochet Stitch Pattern

Foundation Row:  Ch27.

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Row 1:  1dc in 4th ch from hook, dc to end.  TURN.

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Row 2:  Ch3, 1dc in next st, *ch2, skip 2sts, dc in next 4sts, rep from * to end, ending with dc in last dc and top of ch3.  TURN.

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Row 3:  Ch3, 1dc in next st, *(ch2, 1sc, ch2) in ch2-sp, dc in next 4dc, rep from * to end, ending with dc in last dc and top of ch3.  TURN.

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Row 4:  Ch3, 1dc in next st, *ch2, skip (ch2, 1sc, ch2), dc in next 4dc, rep from * to end, ending with dc in last dc and top of ch3.  TURN.

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Continue pattern repeating Rows 3 and 4 for desired length.

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TO FINISH:

LAST ROW:  Ch3, 1dc in next st, *dc in next 2ch,  dc in next 4dc, rep from * to end, ending with dc in last dc and top of ch3.  TURN.

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CHANGING COLOUR

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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