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Published on November 16th, 2016 | by Merion

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Crochet Girl Gang CAL – Part 5: Stocking Stitch Square

Crochet Girl Gang Week four

Welcome to week four, and the first square from Steel & Stitch, the fabulous Emma Friedlander-Collins!

Using the skills and stitches you’ve learned so far, this week you will be making the Stocking Stitch Square using the Hump Stitch! As well as Emma’s video below, she’s also written a tutorial on how to work the Hump Stitch to help you get started.

If you’ve just joined us, the Crochet Girl Gang CAL blanket is made up of five gorgeous motifs inside granny square and triangle shapes, which are then joined to form the final blanket. For a little bit of background and how to get involved you might want to start off here. You can also find Part One of the CAL here, Part Two of the CAL here, and Part Three of the CAL here for reference.

What colour are you using for your Stocking Square motif? The Stocking Stitch Squares sit vertically alongside the Arrow Squares you created last week, as you can see on our layout chart below:

Crochet Girl Gang CAL pattern guide

If you’re still planning your colourway, these are the order of shades in the Potter & Bloom and Steel & Stitch blankets:

CAL colour guide

How to crochet the Stocking Stitch Square – Make 5

Meet the Stocking Stitch Square, designed by Emma Friedlander-Collins from Steel & Stitch. Below you’ll find a video tutorial and a written tutorial, and downloadable PDFs below.

Stocking Stitch Square

You will need: Colour D and your border colour as well as a 5mm crochet hook.

 

 

 

When you work a htr there is a 3rd loop that sits at the back of the stitch.  Working into this stitch only (also known as the hump stitch) creates a knitting style, stocking stitch.

Fasten off at the end of each row, join on in corner space for start of next row.

With Colour D, ch4, ss ends to make loop

Round 1: ch2, 3htr into the loop, ch2, *4htr into the loop, ch2* rpt 3 times, ss in beginning ch3. Fasten off and join on in corner space for start of next row.

Round 2:  ch5, htr in same ch sp *in hump stitch htr 4, in the corner ch sp (htr, ch2, htr)* rpt to end, ss into beginning ch3. Fasten off and join on in corner space for start of next row.

Round 3:  ch5, htr in same ch sp *in hump stitch htr 6, in the corner ch sp (htr, ch2, htr)* rpt to end, ss into beginning ch3. Fasten off and join on in corner space for start of next row.

Round 4: ch5, 2tr in same ch sp *in hump stitch tr 8, in the corner ch sp (2tr, ch2, 2tr)* rpt to end, tr and ss into beginning ch3. (12 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.) Fasten off and join on in corner space for start of next row.

Round 5. Join border colour into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st and sp working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3. (16 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 6. Ch3, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3, Break off yarn. (20 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 7. Join Colour D into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3. (24 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 8. Ch3, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with a ss to top of beginning ch3, Break off yarn. (28 stitches across each side of the square plus two chains in each corner.)

Round 9. Join border colour into any corner, ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in same place, 1tr in each st working (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) into each corner space, join with ss to top of beginning ch3.

Download!

 

Have you completed part 4? Click below to the rest of the CAL!

Part 5Part 6

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This CAL is all about sharing the love so we want to see your progress and plenty of encouraging comments. You can share your updates and photos on Instagram using #crochetgirlgangCAL and #crochetgirlgang!

You can also join us for CAL chit chat on our Facebook CALs page, plus you can upload your projects to the Community using the HotTag CrochetGirlGang by simply clicking on the image below!

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About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




15 Responses to Crochet Girl Gang CAL – Part 5: Stocking Stitch Square

  1. Jane L says:

    I seem to be having trouble watching the video this week. Any ideas?

    Am hugely enjoying the CAL so far and am a keen to get on with week 4.

    • Merion says:

      Hi Jane,

      We’re fixing the video as fast as we can – it won’t be much longer!
      Hope you enjoy the stocking stitch square – it’s a lovely stitch to learn!

      Kindest,
      Merion x

  2. Georgia says:

    The video is listed as private, and so we can’t view. Am also enjoying the CAL, but this weeks is tricky, so the video would really help!!

  3. Merion says:

    Hi Georgia! So sorry we’re just correcting the video – it’ll be live very soon! I hope you enjoy the stocking stitch square! Once you get the hang of it, you’ll love it!

    Kindest, Merion x

  4. Tracey M says:

    I will be watching the video very closely this week. The square looks lovely.

  5. Brenda R says:

    I’m sorry, I just can’t seem to get the hang of this stitch!! I’ve re-started about 5 times now and it’s just not working out – not sure what I’m doing wrong. I’m now seriously thinking about doing one of the previous patterns and leave this one alone 😕

  6. Ann says:

    Not sure if this is me not reading the pattern properly, but shouldn’t the start of round 4 be: ch3, (1tr, 2ch, 2tr), rather than ch5 2tr? That would only be equivalent to 1tr, ch2, tr 2? Loving the CAL though 🙂

    • sian says:

      Hello Ann,

      Rounds 2 to 4 are all worked in the same way- the chain 5 represents one stitch and the chain two, meaning that you work the final stitch into the same corner space and join. This is a little different to the previous squares (and round 5 onwards of this square), where the corner 2 stitches, chain 2, 2 stitches are all worked at the start of the row. This is because of the hump stitch, and helps to keep the tension even.

      I hope that helps!

      • Ann says:

        It does, thanks Sian – I had totally managed to not see that ‘tr’ before the ss into the beg ch3. Thanks so much! 🙂

  7. Pam Parkinson says:

    I really hate this square. I used scrap yarn to practice and finally got it right. I made several just to be sure i had it right. Even after I got it right, but I realized that I don’t even like how it looks and it is such a pain.

    So I am going to use the circle square pattern instead. I think that if I made 5 squares that I dislike that much, then I would hate the finished blanket.

  8. Susie Van Diver says:

    I was not able to accomplish this stitch. As an alternative, I just did 3 rows of hdc, then the row of doubles. Still turned out very nice and keeps that row with its own design.

  9. Helena says:

    Hi, I’m struggling a bit with this CAL so far – I just finished the second week pattern and the tension has come out very differently. What should be the dimensions for each square in cm/inches so I can work out whether my week one squares are too big, or week two are too small. I already redid week one squares once already 🙁

    • sian says:

      Hello Helena,

      There’s no set tension for the squares, but perhaps you can block the smaller squares out so that they match the size of your other squares?

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