Saturday, July 21, 2012
Long double crochet
Start: Ch multiple of 3 + 2 more
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch, ch 1. *Sk one ch, [dc in next ch] 3 times, ch.** Rep from * to ** across. Turn.
Row 2: ch 2 to form first dc, then [dc on top of next dc] twice. *ch one and skip ch one space below. [dc on top of next dc] 3 times.** Rep from * to ** across. Change yarn color and turn.
Note: to work long double crochet (Ldc) YO, insert hook in ch 1 sp, one row below next ch 1 sp, YO and pull up a loop even with last st made, (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.
Row 4: Ch 3, *[dc in next dc] 3 times, ch 1.** Rep from * to ** across. Change yarn color and turn.
So you should begin to see a pattern emerging at this point. You simply follow the steps 1-4 repeatedly till the desired size is reached. For an edging I did dc all the way around once.