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Here we are again! It’s Friday!
Is it just me or did this week seam to drag a little? I think it was the weather. it is cold cold cold today. I am so ready for some good spring weather but when you live in northern Michigan you just never know when spring will actually arrive and then stay.
We have a garden every summer, so this week I’ve been doing a little garden planning. I am almost out of all the tomato sauce I canned last fall, so my main goal this summer is to double our tomato crop. We are also expanding our strawberry patch (yummmm… strawberry shortcake anyone?). Then we also plan on planting green beans, pickling cucumbers, lots of broccoli, green onions and carrots. Do you like to garden? Its probably my favorite thing to do if I’m not crocheting.
Ok, now that I’ve bored you (or just made you hungry) with my garden plans, let get on with the crochet fun stuff.
Your Friday Stitch Fix
Today’s stitch is called Offset Filet Net. It is worked entirely in double crochets and chains and in every row (except for the foundation row) you will be working in the chain spaces only! Bonus!
It’s called Offset Filet because once you get going you will see a definite lean to the stitches. This would suit a variety of different yarn weights.. although with spring on the horizon (somewhere far off because it’s still freezing at my house) I am envisioning a light and lacy scarf.
In the sample that I worked up I used a worsted weight yarn and a 5 mm hook.
- ch(s): chain(s)
- dc: double crochet
- sk: skip
Ch an even number plus 3.
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as 1 dc + ch 1), * ch1, sk 1 ch , dc in next, repeat from * until the end of the row, turn
Row 2: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + ch1), sk 1 dc, *dc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 dc repeat until the end. Place 1 dc under (not through) the 4th turning ch. Turn.
Now just repeat row 2 until your piece reaches the desired size. Easy-Peasey.
I can’t wait to see what you make with this stitch!
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That pretty much sums up my weekend plans. What are you up to?