Monday, February 8, 2010

Baby blanket - Arcade Stitch how-to

If you're looking for a simple and quick crochet pattern, but want something other than the typical granny square or straight single/double crochet stitch, here's the stitch for you! Very easy to do, and gives the project a delicate look.



Make your chain the desired width of your blanket in multiples of 6, then add 2 more chains.

Row 1: sk 1 ch, 1 sc in next 2 ch; *ch 3, sk 3 ch, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch,* ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 1 sc in 2nd sc, *5 dc in 3-ch sp, 1 sc in 2nd sc of 3-sc group*, turn

Row 3: *ch 3, 1 sc in the middle dc (of the 5dc group),* ch 2, 1 sc in turning ch, ch 3, turn

Row 4: 2 dc in 3-ch sp, *1 sc in sc, 5 dc in 3-ch sp,* 1 sc in sc, 3 dc in 3-ch sp, ch 1, turn

Row 5: 1 sc in each of first 2 dc, *ch3, 1 sc in the middle dc (of the 5dc group),* ch 3, 1 sc in last dc, 1 sc in turning ch, ch 1, turn

Repeat from Row 4