It’s time to start part 3 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 are the happy hearts stitch, zig-zag lozenge and the crossed double crochet.
We are starting with the Happy Hearts Stitch! I’ve seen a few different variations of this stitch. This one features alternating rows of double crochets and shell stitches to create the hearts. You will want to use 2 colors for this stitch!
Next up is the Zig Zag Lozenge. I think this stitch looks like little flowers! This stitch features alternating rows of half double crochet v-stitches and cluster stitches. I needed to go down a full millimeter hook size to a 4.5mm for this stitch to keep the edges in line with the rest of the blanket. It is a naturally wide stitch.
Video tutorial coming soon
The last stitch in part 4 is the Crossed Double Crochet. To make this stitch you will skip 1 stitch, double crochet in the next stitch, and then go back and make a double crochet in that initial skipped stitch. I love that this stitch is lacy but also has a good texture.
Video tutorial coming soon
Materials and Pattern Information
- Your chosen worsted weight yarn
- 5.5mm crochet hook
- Scissors and yarn needle
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 21 in tall
- US Terminology
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Sc: single crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- BpDc: back post double crochet
- Hdc: half double crochet
- Dc3tog: double crochet 3 stitches together, cluster
- Dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches together
Back Post Double Crochet (BpDc): insert hook from back to front to back around post of stitch indicated. Pull up loop, complete double crochet stitch as normal
Double Crochet 3 Together (Dc3tog) – Cluster Stitch: [Yo, insert hook into space indicated, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops,] x3. Yo pull through all loops on hook
Double Crochet 2 Together (dc2tog): [Yo, insert hook into space indicated, pull up loop, yo, pull through 2 loops,] twice. Yo pull through all loops on hook
- I’ll note my color changes, but feel free to change color wherever you see fit.
- Ch 3 counts as a stitch, unless otherwise noted
- 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 4 Written Instructions
Set Up Rows
Yarn color: Barley
Row 40: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, ch 1, skip 2 sts, *sc in ch-1 space, ch 3, skip 4 sts, repeat from * to last ch-1 space. Sc in ch-1 space. Ch 1, skip 2 sts. Sc in last. Turn.
Row 41: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, sc in ch-1 space, *sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, repeat from * across to last ch-1 space, sc in ch-1 space. Sc in last. Turn. (121 sc)
Yarn color: Barley + Golden Beige
Row 42: Using Barley Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 and each st across. (121)
Row 43: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *ch 2, skip 2, dc in next, ch 2, skip 2, sc in next. Repeat from * across. Turn.
Row 44: Change to Golden Beige. Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st as ch 3, *skip ch-2 space, sc in next dc, skip ch-2 space, 5 dc in next sc. Repeat from * across to last sc. 3 dc in last sc. Turn.
Row 45: Change to Barley Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *ch 2, skip 2 sts, BpDc around double crochet 2 rows below, ch 2, skip 2, sc in next. Repeat from * ending last repeat with sc in last st. Turn
Row 46: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2, Dc across placing 1 dc in each st and 2 dc in each ch-2 space. Turn. (121)
Zig Zag Lozenge Stitch
Note: I went down to a 4.5mm hook for this stitch to keep my edges even with the rest of my blanket. The v-stitch rows will add stitches, and the cluster rows will even it back out to the correct number of stitches.
Yarn Color: Green Lagoon + Classic Gray
Row 47: Using Green Lagoon, Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in same st as ch 2, *skip 1, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next. Repeat from * across until 2 sts remain. Skip 1, 2 hdc in last. Turn. (59 hdc v-stitches, 4 hdc)
Row 48: Change to Classic Gray, Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 (counts as 1 dc2tog), *ch 1, skip 2 sts, dc3tog in next ch-1 space. Repeat from * across. Until 3 sts remain. Ch 1, skip 2, dc2tog in last. Turn (59 clusters, 2 dc2tog)
Row 49: Change to Green Lagoon, Ch 2 (counts as hdc), (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in each ch-1 space across. Hdc in last st. (60 hdc v-stitches)
Row 50: Change to Classic Gray, Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip 1, *dc3tog in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip 2. Repeat from * across to last ch-1 space. Dc3tog in last ch-1 space, dc in last (60 Clusters)
Crossed Double Crochet
Note: If you went down a hook size for the previous stitch, change back to the 5.5mm hook for this section.
Yarn Color: True Gray
Row 51 (set up): Using True Gray, Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1. 2 sc in each ch-1 space across. Sc in last st. Turn. (120)
Row 52: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), *skip next st, dc in next. Dc in skipped st. repeat from * across until 1 st remains. Dc in last st. Turn (59 crossed dc, 2 dc)
Row 53: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn (120)
That’s it! Part 5 will be available 6/7/22