07 December 2012

Nifty Little Crochet Stitch

Once upon a time, I learned a nifty little way to stitch half double crochet stitches to create a cool ribbing effect, but I could never make it look right.  BUT for some reason I was just playing around today, and it just worked!

Here's how to do it...

After doing your foundation chain (for practice purposes, let's say 7)
Start with the second stitch from the hook.  Yarn over.  Go through both sides of the "V" and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on your hook. (Typical HDC) finish out that row (for practice purposes, let's say 5 stitches.) 
It's the next row that is different.
Chain 2 (as usual) Yarn Over (As usual) Then, Instead of putting your hook through both sides of the "V" you only put it through that little extra loop that you get with the HDC stitch. Continue the rest of your work as stated.  It's a pretty cool ribbing effect! 

I hope it works out for anyone that tries it!

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