Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sampler Stitches Preview

Just a preview of the stitches we will be doing in "Rowan's Sampler Afghan". Check out all the fun stitches we will be doing in this project:

April: The Basics - Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Ridges, Single Crochet "Moss" Stitch, and Shells
May: Combining Stitches - Waves, Chevrons, Crosshatches and Catherine's Wheels
June: XYZ - V-Stitch, X-Stitch, Spikes, and it's a mystery
July: Textures - Basket Weave, Bobbles, Puffs, and Popcorn Stitches

Skills will include:Working in Front Loops, Chain Spaces, Space Between Stitches, Behind Previous Stitches, Into Lower Rows, Around Front and Back Posts.
Increases, Decreases, and Clusters.

General Abbreviations:
beg - begin(ning)
ch sp - chain space
dec - decrease
inc - increase
rep - repeat
rs – right side
sk - skip
st(s) - stitch(es)
tog - together
ws – wrong side
yo - yarn over

Stitch Abbreviations:
ch(s) - chain(s)
slst - slipstitch
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
tr - treble (triple) crochet
fp - front post
bp - back post

There may be a few more, but this covers most of what will come up in this project. Sign up today to join my Crochet Along, beginning April 1st!