It's funny how, in the world of crochet, you can learn a new stitch and work things with it for years and years and then find that there is another stitch out there with the same name but worked completely different. I don't know which one is correct and I'm sure it happens all the time. To me, the stitch used in this crochet pattern will always be the Brick Stitch (because I'm a creature of habit!)I've made so many of these "Brick Stitch" afghans in the past 20 years and always love them! I love the effect the stitch gives when striping the design and I love the finished afghans using a single color. They all turn out wonderful and work up quickly.
I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I have! Check out my product list below to make a blanket similar to mine.
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|Brick Stitch Afghan|
Hook Size: I
Gauge: 6 DC & 3 Rows = 2"
Finished Size: Customizable
Materials: Qty will vary based on size working (about 30oz of
4WW yarn for 3'x3'). Caron Simply Soft was used in the photo shown above and is included in my list below.
Ch - Chain
Sp - Space
St - Stitch
Sl St - Slip Stitch
SC - Single Crochet
DC - Double Crochet
BSt - Brick Stitch (SC, Ch 2, 3 DC) in same st/sp
Begin with a HDC Chainless Foundation in multiples of 3 + 1 to desired width/length - Chain of 73 is 24" with 1 Brick Stitch = 1"
The following photos should help you with a foundation chain if you are not familiar with it.
Row 1: Ch 1, turn, *BSt in next st, sk next 2 sts,* Repeat *to* across, SC in end ch sp.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, BSt in SC, BSt around each Ch 2 sp across to end Bst, SC in end Ch 2 sp
Repeat Row 2 until desired size, fasten off and weave in ends.
For a border, SC or Reverse SC down each side.
|2 rows complete|
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