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The Strawberry Crochet Stitch

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Instructions for the Strawberry Crochet Stitch

Stitches & Abbreviations in US Terms- Find the UK equivalents here..
ch – chain stitch
sl st - slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
hdc5tog - half double crochet 5 together

Foundation:
Using green yarn, chain in multiple of 3 + 3.


Pattern:
Row 1-  Ch1, sc in 2nd ch from your hook. 1 sc into every ch st, all the way to the end. Turn your work.
Row 2- Ch1, 1 hdc in same st (change yarn colour to "Red" on this st). *5 hdc in next st, making sure to carry "Green" yarn by working over the strand (change yarn colour to "Green" on the 5th hdc). 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, making sure to carry "Red" yarn by working over the strand (change yarn colour to "Red" on 2nd hdc). Repeat from the * all across. 5 hdc in next st, making sure to carry "Green" yarn by working over the strand (change yarn colour to "Green" on the 5th hdc). 1 hdc in the next st, making sure to carry "Red" yarn by working over the strand. Turn your work.
Row 3- Ch1, 1 hdc in same st, making sure to carry "Red" yarn at the back of your work by working over the strand. *1 hdc5tog (across the 5 "Red" hdc from previous row), 1 hdc in next 2 sts, making sure to continue carrying "Red" yarn at the back of your work. Repeat from the * all across. 1 hdc5tog (across the 5 "Red" hdc from previous row), 1 hdc in next st, making sure to continue carrying "Red" yarn at the back of your work. Turn your work.
Row 4- Ch1, 1 hdc in same st. 1 hdc in next st (change yarn colour to "Red" on this st). *5 hdc in next st, making sure to carry "Green" yarn by working over the strand (change yarn colour to "Green" on the 5th hdc). 1 hdc in the next 2 sts, making sure to carry "Red" yarn by working over the strand (change yarn colour to "Red" on 2nd hdc). Repeat from the * all across. 5 hdc in next st, making sure to carry "Green" yarn by working over the strand (change yarn colour to "Green" on the 5th hdc). 1 hdc in the next 3 sts, making sure to carry "Red" yarn by working over the strand. Turn your work.
Row 5- Ch1, 1 hdc in same st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts, making sure to carry "Red" yarn at the back of your work by working over the strand. *1 hdc5tog (across the 5 "Red" hdc from previous row), 1 hdc in next 2 sts, making sure to continue carrying "Red" yarn at the back of your work. Repeat from the * all across. 1 hdc5tog (across the 5 "Red" hdc from previous row), 1 hdc in next 2 sts, making sure to continue carrying "Red" yarn at the back of your work. Turn your work.

Repeat:
Row 2 - 5 until you reach your desired length.

Crochet Abbreviations

The Knitting Wool Store Crochet Stitches Strawberry Crochet  Stitch

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