I like to come up with new stitches when I have the time to tinker with my hook. While thinking about what to share with you guys this week, providentially this stitch was formed under my hook, so this is the one! This is a wonderful faux knitting stitch, and no, you don't have to use a Tunisian hook to make it! I love the look of Tunisian, but not the amount of yarn it demands (more than knittnig and than your usual crochet), and it seems so long to make! At least to me, so when I can, I like to make up stitches that immitate the look, but can be done in a jiffy. This is one of them.
Materials: Worsted weight yarn
Size H crochet hook.
Row 1- 1 sc in 3rd ch fromhk and in every ch across. (24 sc). Ch 1, turn.
Row 2- Start row by making 1 fake knit stitches as follows: insert hook into center of previous row sc (it will be the center of the sc that has two loops that forms when you turn to work backwards and forward), pull up a loop and finish sc as usual. The stitch will look like a knitted stitch.
Rep in next 3 sts. Next stitch, make a fake purl stitch as follows: Take your thread forward, and by making sure it is held forward, insert your hook into the little loop that forms in the sc that you make in the backward row, also in the longer loop above it, at the same time, while still holding the thread in front, pull up a loop through those two loops as if you were making a slip stitch. You just made a faux purl stitch! Rep in the next 3 sts.
1 faux knit st in each of next 4 sts. 1 faux purl st in each of next 4 sts. Rep across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3- 1 regular sc on each stitch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4- Rep row 2, making 1 faux pur st on each purl stitch and 1 fake knit st on each knit stitch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 5- Rep row 3.
Alternate these rows for a faux 'ribbing' pattern. If you want a fast checkerboard stitch, when you reach Row 6, make faux purl sts where the faux knit sts go, and make faux knit sts where the faux purl sts go.
Continue that way, inverting the stitches until you see the checkerboard forming.
Tip, keep your stitches loose, especially your faux pur sts.
Note: Your stitch will only show on the "wrong" side of your crocheted fabric.
This is your stitch as it progresses. By alternating the blocks you get a pretty nice checkerboard.
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