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2019 Stash Busting CAL Block #10: Braided Crochet Stitch

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The Braided Crochet Stitch is a stitch that uses simple rows of double and half double crochets  One little change is stitch placement creates a really neat braided ribbed look across the rows. This stitch would be great for almost any project; scarves, blankets, hats, shawls, pillow covers to name a few. 

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How to do the Braided Crochet Stitch

This one is super-duper easy. The only slightly tricky thing is that you’ll have to know how to crochet into the back loop (BLO) of a stitch. (here’s a video tutorial if you need). To start this stitch you’ll chain any number you want and then add 2 more. 

Braided Crochet Stitch Tutorial | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten | Block #10 of the 2019 Stash Busting Afghan Crochet Along

Row 1: Start in the 3rd ch from your hook and make a double crochet. Double crochet in each chain across and turn.

Braided Crochet Stitch Tutorial | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten | Block #10 of the 2019 Stash Busting Afghan Crochet Along

Row 2: Ch 1, and make row of hdc starting in the same st as ch 1. Turn

Braided Crochet Stitch Tutorial | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten | Block #10 of the 2019 Stash Busting Afghan Crochet Along

Row 3: This is where the back loop double crochets come in. Ch 2 and BLO double crochet in that same st and in each st across. Turn.

See, wasn’t that easy! Just repeat rows 2 and 3 until your project is the size you want. I love ribbed crochet stitches that aren’t the typical single crochet. it just shows how versatile this art is. 

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Materials and Info for Block #10

Materials

-#4/Worsted Weight Yarn – Bernat Super Value used in sample

-5.5mm crochet hook

-Needle to weave in ends

-Scissors

Gauge and Sizing

-Gauge: 6 stitches x 4 rows in pattern = 2 in

-Finished: 12 x 12

 Abbreviations

-I use US Terminology

-Ch(s): chain(s)

-Dc: double crochet

-Hdc: half double crochet

-St(s): stitch(es)

-BLO: back loop only

-Sc: single crochet

-Sl st: slip stitch

Notes

-Ch 1 and 2 do not count as a stitch

-Chain any number plus 2 to make this square bigger or smaller

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Braided Crochet Stitch Tutorial | Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten | Block #10 of the 2019 Stash Busting Afghan Crochet Along

Braided Crochet Stitch Square Free Crochet Pattern

Ch 37 to start

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn (35)

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn (35)

Row 3: Ch 2, working in BLO, dc in same st as ch 2 and in each st across. Turn. (35)

Row 4-24: repeat rows 2 and 3. Stop when your block is square. Do not turn if you end on a dc row do not turn and continue to border. If you end on a hdc row, turn and continue to border.

Border

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and evenly around placing 3 sc in each corner stitch. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st.

Repeat rnd 1 until block measures 12 x 12. I did 2 border rounds in sample.

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