Today I am sharing Part 8 of our 2022 Stash Busting Crochet Along!
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 we are adding the boxed bead stitch, lazy wave and alpine stitch to our blankets.
I’ve been wanting to try the boxed bead stitch for so long. It’s so striking and unique! The main feature of this stitch is a slanting cluster worked around the post of the double crochet next to it. This one was fun to do. There’s a video tutorial linked in the playlist below.
Next, I added a Lazy Wave Stitch. Basic stitches are worked in order according to height across the row to create a wavy pattern. Its nice and easy, one stitch right after the other.
I ended part 8 with the Alpine Stitch. This one has all the texture. Front post treble crochets are alternated with double crochets to create this lovely pattern. I have a photo tutorial for this stitch here. There is a video tutorial from Naztazia Crochet linked in the playlist below.
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 and/or find videos from others to share)
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 45 in tall
- US Terminology
- St(s): stitch(es)
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Sc: single crochet
- Hdc: half double crochet
- Dc: double crochet
- Esc: extended sc
- Tr: treble crochet
- Fptr: front post treble crochet
- Slcl: slanting cluster
Extended Single Crochet: Insert hook into stitch indicated, yo, pull up loop, yo. Pull through 1 loop, yo, pull through last 2 loops
Slanting Cluster: (yo, insert hook around stem of previous dc from right to left, yo pull up loop) 3 times in same place, yo, pull through first 6 loops, yo. Pull through both loops.
Fptr: yo twice, insert hook from front to back to front around dc in row below. Complete tr as normal.
- 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. (not every stitch has a video tutorial. I try to make them for the more complicated stitches)
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Boxed Bead Stitch
Yarn Color: Plum
Row 99: Using Plum, Ch 1, esc in same st as ch 1, *sc in next 2, esc in next, repeat from * across. Turn (121)
Row 100: Ch 1, esc in same st as ch 1, *dc in next, slcl, skip next sc, esc in next, repeat from * across. Turn (40 sl cl, 40 esc)
Row 101-102: repeat rows 99-100
Row 103: as row 99.
Lazy Wave Stitch
Yarn Color: Putty, Misty Blue, Smoke, Barley
Row 104: Using putty, Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *hdc in next, dc in next, tr in next, dc in next, hdc in next, sc in next, repeat from * across. Turn (121)
Row 105: Change color to Misty Blue, Ch 3, Tr in same st as ch 3, *dc in next, hdc in next, sc in next, hdc in next, dc in next, tr in next, repeat from * across. Turn (121)
Row 106: repeat row 104 using Smoke
Row 107: repeat row 105 using Barley
Yarn Color: Putty
Row 108: Using Putty, ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2 and in each st across. Turn (121)
Row 109: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across. Turn. (121)
Row 110: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2, *fptr around next dc 2 rows below, dc in next, repeat from * across. Turn. (121)
Row 111: as row 109
Row 112: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2, *dc in next, fptr around next dc 2 rows below, repeat from * across until 2 sts remain. Dc in last 2. Turn (121)