After this month, we are officially half-way done with our row by row crochet sampler blanket! Keep reading to see part 5.
If you are new here, 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 nubby stitch, raised herringbone stitch and the slanted spike stitch.
We will start with the nubby stitch. I love the texture of this one. The texture of this stitch comes from alternating single and treble crochet stitches on the wrong side rows. It’s so easy and fun!
Next up we have the raised herringbone pattern. This is a bit more of an advanced stitch but I will be doing a tutorial for this stitch next week. Front post double treble crochet stitches are worked diagonally over a base of half double crochet to make this interesting raised-v pattern.
We will finish off part 5 with the slanted spike stitch. The main feature of this stitch is elongated single crochet worked diagonally over the top of 3 rows. Seeing it in writing makes it sound complicated, but it’s really not!
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 26 in tall
- US Terminology
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Sc: single crochet
- Hdc: half double crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- Tr: treble crochet
- Fpdtr: front post double treble crochet
- Hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 stitches together, hdc decrease
Front Post Double Treble Crochet: yo 3x, insert hook around indicated stitch from front to back to front, pull up loop, (yo pull through 2) x 4
Elongated Single Crochet: Insert hook into chain space 3 rows below. Yo, pull up loop stretching it to the height of the current row. Yo, pull through both 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 the wrong side, even rows are right side
Video Tutorials for these stitches can be found here. (not every stitch has a video tutorial. I try to make them for the more complicated stitches)
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Nubby Crochet Stitch
Yarn Color: Plum
Row 54: Using plum, Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2dc in next (this is to make our stitch count correct), dc across. Turn. (121)
Row 55: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *tr in next, sc in next. Repeat from * across. Turn. (121)
Row 56: Ch 3, dc in next st and each st across. Turn. (121)
Raised Herringbone Pattern
Yarn Color: Putty
Note: leave stitch behind fpdtr unworked. All post stitches are made 2 rows below current row.
Row 57 (set up): Using Putty,Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, 2 hdc in next (this is to make our stitch count correct). Hdc in each st across. Turn. (122)
Row 58-59: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st across. Turn. (122)
Row 60: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch1. Skip first 3 hdc 2 rows below. *FpDtr in next st 2 rows below. Hdc in next 4. FpDtr 2 rows below around stitch to left of previous FpDtr. Skip next 4 sts 2 rows below after FpDtr just made. Repeat from * across ending last repeat after final FpDtr. Hdc in last. Turn.
Row 61-62: repeat row 59 & 60
Row 63: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each st across. Turn. (121)
Slanted Spike Stitch
Yarn Color: Misty Blue
Note: Stitches behind elongated sc in row 65 are easy to miss. Leave 1 stitch behind elongated sc unworked.
Row 64: Using Misty Blue, Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn. (121)
Row 65: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1. *Ch 1, skip 1, sc in next 3. Repeat from * across. Turn.
Row 66: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st and ch-1 space across. Turn (121)
Row 67: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn (121)
Row 68: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1. *Elongated sc in next ch-1 space 3 rows below. Skip stitch behind elongated sc, sc in next 3. Repeat from * across. Turn (121)
That’s it! Part 6 will be available at the beginning of July!