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April 3rd, 2006, 08:08 AM
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Here's the perfect stitich for crocheters with ADD. (That's you Terrywilkinson lol) That's because the mesh stitch is just a little stitching and a whole lot of air, and with all that air mesh fabric seems like it grows a mile a minute. To make it, you'll start with a multiple of 3 stitches plus 2. First, double crochet into the 8th stitch from the hook. Chain 2, skip 2 stitches, and double crochet into the next chain. Carry on this way all the way across the row - chain 2, skip 2 chain stitches, double crochet into next chain (ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch) - until you get to the end of the row. You should end with a double crochet into the first chain of the foundation chain. Chain 5, turn, and double crochet into the top of the next stitch, followed by another ch 2 and a double crochet into the top of the next double crochet. This row and the rows that follow end with a double crochet into the top stitch of the turning chain of the previous row - it may be a bit tricky to find, so be sure to skip 2 chain, then make your dc. What you get with the mesh stitches are large, open boxes which can be taller, if you use a taller stitch, or wider if you make more chain stitches and skip more stitches between stitiches. Later on, you'll learn how to fill in certain squares in the open mesh to create images - a technique that is known as "filet crochet". For now, though, just revel in the speed and magnificence of the thing, Mesh stitches makes for a nice glam scarf when down in a bulky metallic yarn, or something far more goth when done in a fuzzy wooly black To make a scarf, just chain as many stitches as you want your scarf to be wide(in a multiple of 3), chain 5 more (3 for the turning chain and 2 for the top of the first box) and get to work. You'll have an impressive neck warmer completed before you know it.
Judi - WAHM to Dakotah 3.5 years (9-19-05) and Joshua 5 months (11-03-08)
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April 3rd, 2006, 08:20 AM
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