It’s time for block 8 of the Stitch Story Crochet Along and this fun pattern and simple repeated pattern makes a great textured square.
If this is the first you are hearing about this CAL you can find the full schedule and Scheepjes yarn amounts here and a link to the crochet along page here. Would you like to see photos and specification all at once? Then click here for the Pinterest Board!
So let’s just quickly run through some of the pattern particulars…
This pattern will be free here on the blog but it’s also available in an e-book on Ravelry. There is a small charge for the downloadable 46 page PDF e-book (payable once). The booklet will be released in instalments, along with the CAL, so as not to spoil anyone’s fun. This PDF has the full pattern descriptions, charts and information all in one place without adverts (as requested).
Through the course of this crochet-along I will provide you with patterns to make twelve different blocks, each in two different sizes. Which one you make is totally up to you! Make all one size or mix and match, whatever takes your fancy! However to give you a helping hand I have included some schematics which you can see on this post here.
- The KCACO-UK Community Facebook Group is a great source of support and helpful tips from fellow Crochet-a-longers.
- A Dutch translation will be available by Iris from Een Mooi Gebaar (and a Dutch e-book will be coming soon to Ravelry). Link to Part 8 here.
- For support with the Stitch Story CAL on Ravelry there is a thread facilitated by Reimy.
- Accompanying CAL videos are being created by Esther from It’s All in a Nutshell. Link to Part 8 is below:
Social Media Links:
The hashtag for this years CAL is #SSCAL18 for Twitter and Instagram. Though you you can join in with any progress photos by linking your projects on your favourite social media sites: Ravelry, Facebook page or Facebook group and Pinterest.
The Trellis Stitch represents the shape of stone walled gardens of Irish farmsteads and symbolises protection.
Design 8: Garden Trellis
Hook: 4 mm / US size G or size needed to obtain 15cm /6” square
Abbreviations (same for both blocks):
- Chain (Ch)
- UK Half Double Treble / US Half Double Crochet (htr/hdc)
- UK Treble / US Double Crochet (tr/dc)
- UK Front Post treble / US Front Post double crochet (FPtr/FPdc)
- RS = Right Side
Stitch Guidance (same for both blocks):
- UK Half Double Treble / US Half Double Crochet (htr/hdc): Yarn over, insert hook in next st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all three loops on hook.
- UK Treble / US Double Crochet (tr/dc): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated st and pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops on hook.
- UK Front Post Treble / US Front Post Double Crochet (fptr/fpdc): Yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch below (your hook should now be positioned horizontally in front of the st that you’re working around), yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over pull through two loops on hook (two loops on hook), yarn over, pull through remaining loops on hook.
15cm / 6 inch block:
Row 1: Ch27, 1tr/dc in 4th ch from the hook and in each st along, turn. (25sts).
Row 2: Ch3 (counts as first tr/dc now and throughout) * 1FPtr/FPdc in the next 3 sts, 1 tr/dc in the next * repeat from * to * until the last st, 1 tr/dc in the last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch3, * 1tr/dc in the next 3 sts, 1 FPtr/FPdc in the next * repeat from * to * until the last st, 1 tr/dc in the last st, turn.
Note: Measure your block when on row 12 as if you are nearly at 15cm / 6” you can omit rows 13-14 and go straight to row 15.
Row 4-14: repeat row 2 & 3 for pattern
Row 15: repeat row 2
Row 16: Ch2, 1htr/hdc in each st along until end, finish off and weave in ends.
30cm / 12 inch block:
Hook: 4mm / US size G or size needed to obtain 30cm/12” square
Row 1: Ch 52, 1tr/dc in 4th ch from the hook and in each st along, turn. (50sts).
Row 2: Ch3 (counts as first tr/dc now and throughout) * 1FPtr/FPdc in the next 4 sts, 1 tr/dc in the next * repeat from * to * until the last 4sts, 1FPtr/FPdc in the next 3sts, 1 tr/dc in the last st, turn.
Row 3: Ch3, 1tr/dc in the next 3 sts, *1 FPtr/FPdc around each of the tr/dc of the previous row, 1tr/dc in the next 4 sts, * repeat from * to * until the last st, 1 tr/dc in the last st, turn.
Note: Measure your block when on row 28 as if you are nearly at 30cm / 12” you can omit rows 29-30 and go straight to row 31.
Row 4-30: repeat row 2 & 3 for pattern
Row 31: repeat row 2
Row 32: Ch2, 1htr/hdc in each st along until end, finish off and weave in ends.
Edging for all blocks:
On the right side of your work evenly work dc/sc along each side of your block working 3 dc/sc in each corner (25sts for smaller block / 50sts for larger block). Fasten off and weave in ends.
You do not need to use the same number of stitches I have for each square, you just need to evenly spread the single crochet border along the rows and edges. Whatever number edging you use just keep the same number of stitches for ALL of your blocks – with the same count of single crochet border on each edge then they will line-up when its time to turn them into a finished blanket.
And that’s it!
Until next time; keep calm and crochet on my friends xx