Sunday, 23 October 2016

BUS AT CAL square 14 : TEXTURED WEAVE stitch square

This is the next square , really square 13 but we have used that for the optional bobbles one so here we are at number 14 already.
This one is very simple and does not introduce anything new but I have to admit it was fun for me as it was NEW to me as although I knew the stitches I had not used them in this order before so it was a lovely exploration with a pleasant surprise at the end.
It's very textured indeed, looks the same from both the right and the wrong sides and I mentioned weaving in the title as it looks as if it is woven.
In simplistic terms it's a 1 by 1 basket weave: alternating FPTr with BPTr and then doing the opposite on the next row.

Foundation: chain 18 with 6 mm hook.
Row 1 : set up row: change to 5mm hook and work 1 ch then a HTr into the 3rd ch from hook and all across the chains, 18 HTr made.

Row 2: ch 2 - does not count as a st-, then work a * FPTr round the body of the first HTr below, and a BPTr in the next stitch **, repeat from * to ** to the penultimate chain: 17POST Trebles made, work a HTr in the final chain.

Row 3: ch2, work  a BPTr round the first stitch which should be a FPTr in the stitch below, then work a FPTr round the next stitch ( a BPTr in the row below) , repeat to the end and work a HTr in the final stitch. ( 18 sts)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the square measures 15 cm. You  probably should end on an even numbered row if your gauge/tension is similar to mine.

Fasten off and leave a long end for sewing in later.

Depending on your blanket design, you will need at least 4 of these squares.

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