28 Jan Turtle Crochet Stitch
STITCHES AND TECHNIQUES USED
CHAIN (abbrev. ch)
YO and pull through the loop on hook.
SINGLE CROCHET (abbrev. sc)
Insert hook in stitch, YO and pull up loop (2 loops on hook), YO again and pull through both loops on hook.
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (abbrev. hdc)
YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.
DOUBLE CROCHET (abbrev. dc)
YO, insert hook in stitch, YO and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through the first 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), YO again and pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.
CROCHETING INTO THE BACK BUMP OF A CHAIN
Usually you crochet in the right side of the chain. When you turn your chain, you’ll see a small ‘bump’ on the wrong side of each stitch.
START CROCHETING |
Number of rows in pattern repeat : 2
TO BEGIN: make a slip knot and chain a multiple of 2 + 1 + 1 turning chain.
Row 01. Crochet in back bumps, starting in 2nd bump of the chain, sc to end of row.
Row 02. ch, turn, [sc, (dc, hdc) closed together] repeat until last stitch, sc in last st.
Row 03. ch, turn, sc to end of row.
Repeat Rows 02 & 03 until you reach desired size.
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