27 Aug Nara Crochet Stitch
STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES USED
CHAIN (abbrev. ch)
YO and pull through the loop on hook.
SLIP STITCH (abbrev. sl st)
Insert hook in stitch, YO and pull through all 2 loops on hook.
EXTENDED HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (abbrev. ehdc)
YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through one loop, YO and pull through all 3 loops on hook.
THROUGH FRONT LOOP (abbrev. tfl)
The front loop is the loop closest to you.
CROCHETING INTO THE BACK BUMP OF A CHAIN
When you turn your chain, you’ll see a small ‘bump’ on the wrong side of each stitch.
- ch = chain
- ehdc = extended half double crochet
- slst-tfl = slip stitch through front loop
- Row … = At the beginning of each pattern line, you’ll find “Row” + a number to indicate which “row”.
TIPS & TRICKS
I recommend using a hook one size larger than you would normally use for the selected yarn. This will create a soft and flexible texture, making the piece less stiff.
Try your best to make the slip stitches as loosely as possible, making it easier to insert hook for the Extended Half Double Crochet stitches.
Create a neater edge by working the last stitch of the row through both loops.
START CROCHETING | NARA
- Turning chain at the beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
- Number of rows in pattern repeat : 2
- Not reversible.
To begin: multiple 1 + 1 turning chain
Row 01. Starting in 2nd ch through back bumps, ehdc to end.
Row 02. ch, turn, slst-tfl to last st, slst through both loops in last st.
Row 03. ch, turn, ehdc to end
Repeat rows 02|03 until desired height is reached.
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