It’s time to start part 2 of our 2022 Stash Busting Sampler Crochet Along!
All this year we are working on a row by row crochet stitch sampler throw. We will learn approximately 30 new stitches to use on future projects and end up with a beautiful keepsake too. You can find out all about this crochet along here. It’s not too late to join!
This month’s stitches include the arcade stitch, extended single and half double crochet, and the wattle stitch.
The Arcade Stitch is an intermediate crochet stitch that creates a really lovely offset shell pattern with eyelets that look cut away from the fabric. This crochet stitch would make a beautiful lacy scarf or shawl.
Our next stitches are extended single and half double crochets. Height-wise, extended stitches are a step between the typical single, half double, and double crochet. They are worked by making a chain 1 after you pull up the 1st loop of the stitch.
Lastly, we are adding the wattle stitch to our blanket. I really enjoy this stitch! It has a slight texture to it and instead of working into stitches, you work into the chain spaces from the row below. I did have to fudge this stitch a little at the end to get the count to work. I put a note in the pattern when you come to it. This added 1 more stitch to our 121 so we will end this part with 122 stitches. We will decrease by 1 stitch at the beginning of part 3 next month.
Materials and Information
- Your chosen worsted weight yarn
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- Scissors and yarn needle
Gauge and Sizing
Gauge: 6 dc x 4 rows = 2 inches
This is a little tricky, given it is such a mix of stitches. I would say the stitch part of the gauge is easier to get correct for this particular project. As long as your first 2 rows are measuring approximately 42 inches across you should be good.
Measurements: 42 in across x 10.5 in tall
- US Terminology
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Sc: single crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- Esc: extended single crochet
- Ehdc: extended half double crochet
Extended single crochet (esc): insert hook, yo, pull up loop, ch 1, yo, pull through both loops on hook
Extended half double crochet (ehdc): yo, insert hook, yo, pull up loop, ch 1, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook
- I will note my color changes, but feel free to change color wherever you see fit.
- Ch 3 counts as a stitch
- Ch 1 does not count as a stitch, unless otherwise noted.
- Odd rows are wrong side, even rows are right side
Video Tutorials for these stitches can be found here. – A new video tutorial will be released each week of the month
If you are interested in a printable version of this CAL pattern, you can pre-order it on Ravelry. I’ll update it with the new PDF each time a new part is released.
Part 2 Written Instructions
Yarn color: golden beige
Row 15: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and next st. *Ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in next 3. Repeat from * across until 5 sts remain. Ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in last 2. Turn. (20 ch-3 spaces)
Row 16: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *skip next st 5 dc in ch-3 space, skip 1 st, sc in next. Repeat from * across. Turn.
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, ch 2, skip 1 st, *sc in next 3, Ch 3, skip 3 sts, repeat from * across to last shell group. Sc in next 3, ch 2, skip 1 st, sc in last. Turn.
Row 18: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ch-2 space, *skip 1 st, sc in next, skip 1 st, 5 dc in ch-3 space. Repeat from * across ending after last ch-3 space. Skip 1 st, sc in next, skip 1 st, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in last (turning ch). Turn.
Row 19: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in next st. *ch 3, skip 3, sc 3, repeat from * across until 5 sts remain. Ch 3, skip 3, sc last 2. Turn.
Row 20: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1. Sc evenly across placing 3 sc in each ch-3 space. Turn (121)
Esc: Pale Grey
Row 21-22: Ch 1, esc in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn. (121)
Row 23-24: Ch 1, ehdc, in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn. (121)
Yarn Color: misty blue
Row 25: ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in next, skip 2. Repeat from * across until 3 sts remain (sc, ch 1, dc) in next, skip 1, sc in last. Turn. (122 sts)
Note: when working this stitch on its own you would skip 2 sts instead of 1 before the final sc. I needed to change it to fit the stitches I had. This caused us to gain a stitch. We will even it back out to 121 in part 3.
Row 26-27: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, (sc, ch 1, dc) in each ch 1 space across. Sc in last st. Turn. (122 sts)