Many of you will be familiar with Sara Duggan and her website Crochet Business - and if you sell your crochet items or patterns, her site is a must read! She's also written a guest post for Moogly before. Now Sara has a new ebook out: "Hooking for Cash: 10 Ways to Make Money with Your Crochet Blog"! I'm super excited to be able to host today's stop on her blog tour, and even better, offer Moogly readers a chance to win their own copy! Read on for Sara's fantastic Sweet Pea stitch tutorial, and details on how to win your own copy of her new book! (Disclaimer: affiliate link included)
Crochet Stitch Tutorial: Sweet Pea Stitch
Today I’d like to teach you how to make the Sweet Pea Stitch. It is rather easy as you are making a 5-dc shell and then a 2-dc group stitch. On the 29th of August I’ll be sharing a preemie blanket pattern using this stitch. These can be made for your local hospital nursery or crisis pregnancy center.
ch/s – chain
dc – double crochet
5-dc group – 5 dc in same stitch
2-dcgroup – 2 dc in the next 2 stitches
sk – skip
* - repeat from within the stars as indicated in the pattern
sp – space
Red Heart Super Saver 4-worsted
“I” 5.5mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Sweet Pea Stitch – Multiple of 7 chs
Chain desired width (example is a stitch repeat of 3 which is a starting chain of 21)
R1: (mark with a stitch marker- right side) dc in fourth ch from hook, * sk next 2chs, 5dc in next ch (5-dc group), sk next 2chs, dc in next 2chs (2-dc group); repeat from * across to last 3chs, sk next 2chs, 3dc in last ch.
R2: ch3, turn; dc in sp between first 2dc, * 5dc in sp between dc of next 2-dc group, dc in sp between second and third dc of next 5-dc group and in next sp (between third and fourth dc); repeat from * across to last 4sts, 3dc in sp between last dc and turning ch.
Repeat row 2 until you have the length you need , do not end off.
3-sc in each corner and sc evenly around, end off and weave in ends.
Be sure to visit Lisa Auch’s blog (http://www.crochet-patternsfree.com) on the 29th for a Preemie Blanket Pattern using this stitch!
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