Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pattern for Double Ended Crohook 2009

This pattern was given to me by Mary Lou Fisk. It was printed as a handout along with the Crohook she was selling.The Double Ended Crohook is made from a 5/16" wooden dowel, about 20-23" long with crochet hooks at each end. It it too large to use to make a scarf, but I used it anyway. Crohooks at 12" can be special ordered, so I ordered some for next years scarf project. A regular crohook, used for Tunisian Crochet, can also be used. I just can't find any where I live. (Deep South Texas, almost in Mexico)

Instructions: When creating a pattern, chain 3 stitches for each shell desired, plus one more stitch for the turning stitch. (180 stitches, plus 2 for 60 shells=181 chain stitches) will make approximately 48 X 60 or as long as you desire. For a baby afghan or lap robe, try about 40 shells (120 stitches plus 1)…

Practice Sample: Chain 22 stitches loosely, work loosely until you feel comfortable. Pick up a loop through every chain stitch across row (slip stitch) you now have all stitches on needle.

On larger Afghan, put stopper on end of hook after each color change to prevent dropping stitches.

Change to opposite end and tie second color through last stitch.

Chain 4, pull 4th chain through 3 loops. Chain 3, pull third chain through 3 loops...repeat…to the end of the row, ending with pull chain through 3 loops. You will only have on stitch left on hook…(do not pull tight as you have to pick up these stitches..)

With the same end of hook and same color yarn…pull one loop through each chain *slip stitch) between shells only…(if for some reason you have 3 or 4 chains, correct to have 3 loops or you will not have even rows of shells. Now all stitches are on needle.

Change to opposite end and use other color. *you should have different colored yarns hanging from each side.)

Chain 4 (as above) and pull 4th chain through 3 loops…continue as before….return, picking up loops with the same color.

Continue changing colors at ends, each two rows…repeat these two rows until you have your desired length. Finish with a row of only one stitch left on needle…now pull each slip stitch through both stitches each time to bind off project. Cut both yarns about 3 inches, know and weave in tails at corners. ENJOY!

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