This week, we're going to work one of my favorite stitches to work. I learned this as the "Brick Stitch" when I was young though I've seen it called by other names. Because of the slant of this stitch, it makes a fun ziggy zaggy design when working multiple colors.
This is also the stitch used for C2C afghans so you may have already worked this stitch but we are going to work it in straight rows for this design.
Are you ready to have some fun with more color? Grab your hook and yarn and let's get stitching!!!
sk - skip
st(s) - stitch(es)
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
Brick Stitch (Br St) - (sc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st
RS - Right Side of work
Continue with White
Row 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (205 hdc)
Row 9: (RS) Ch 1, turn, Br St in very first st (see P4), sk next 2 sts, *Br St in next st, sk next 2 sts,* repeat from *to* across to end st, sc in end st (68 Br St)
With Color (Shocking Pink)
Rows 10-11: Ch 1, turn, Br St in very first st (see P5), *Br St around ch of next Br St below (see P6), * repeat from *to* across to end Br St, sc around ch of end Br St (68 Br St) Fasten off Shocking Pink
Row 12: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in same st (see P7), *sc around ch of next Br St, 2 dc in sc of same Br St (see P8),* repeat from *to* across to end Br St, sc around ch of end Br St (137 dc, 68 sc)
Row 13: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across (205 hdc)
That's it! You've made it through week 2 of our CAL. Be sure to add your project to the Ravelry listing so we can see everyone's work and colors you've chosen. It's always fun to see the variety!
If you prefer to work at your own pace, the full pdf is available for purchase here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-zig-and-a-zag-afghan-cal
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