The Chroma Crochet Bag features a stitch pattern that I’ve seen in several places – but the only name I’ve seen for it is Ripple Stitch – and since it has nothing to do with chevrons I think it’s time to give it a new name. So I’ve gone with Overlapping Post Stitch – descriptive and easy to remember I hope! Here’s how it’s done.
Overlapping Post Stitch Pattern Video Tutorial
Overlapping Post Stitch Pattern Written Instructions
If you are working this pattern flat in rows, you’ll need to start with a multiple of 2 + 1, plus 2 for the base chain. If you are working it in the round, you’ll just need a multiple of 2.
You can start the odd-numbered rows, or dc and dc/post st rows, with either a ch 3, and ch 2 and dc, or a chainless starting double crochet – use whichever method best suits your project. Here I’ve written it as a standard ch 3, which will count as the first st of the row.
Fptrc – Front post treble crochet.
Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from the hook, dc in each st to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, *fptrc in the dc st in the row below the next st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * to end. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in the next st. *Fptrc in the dc st below the next sc st, dc in the next st. Repeat from * until 1 st remains, dc in the last st. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 – 5 as desired or according to the pattern.
Where you put any color changes depends on the pattern you’re following or the look you’re going for – I think switching to a new color on a dc/post st row works best, but again, it’s up to you!
I hope this tutorial for the Overlapping Post Stitch Pattern helps you make the Chroma Crochet Bag – or come up with your own fun project featuring this stitch! Thanks for watching! Shared at the CrochetHappy Crochet Awesomeness Linky Party!
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