Apache Tears – Week 32 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

The Apache Tears stitch is a type of mosaic crochet. It is made in single crochet rows without turning. So after each row you cut your yarn and join your next row into the top of the first stitch of the previous row.

You can find the links for all the previous squares in the crochet along here. You can purchase the ad free, printable version of the pattern on Ravelry for just £2.40 which includes a weekly update with the next square

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-50-stitches-cal

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Single crochet (sc) = Double crochet

Front Post Treble Crochet (fptr) = Front post double treble crochet

The Pattern

For this square you will need a 3.5mm hook

Chain 31

Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook (the turning chain counts as a stitch) make a sc. Sc in each stitch – 30 stitches

Don’t turn for any row. Cut off your yarn after every row and rejoin in the 1st stitch of previous row.

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Row 2 and 3. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. Sc in each stitch across – 30 stitches

Row 4. Chain 1 and sc in first stitch. The next stitch is a front post treble crochet (fptr) made around the post of the stitch directly below in row 1. *Sc in the next 6 stitches. fptr around the post 3 rows below* repeat between *and* then sc in the last 7 stitches

Row 5. Chain 1 and sc in first and second stitch. The next stitch is a front post treble crochet (fptr) made around the post of the stitch directly below in row 2. *Sc in the next 6 stitches. fptr around the post 3 rows below* repeat between *and* then sc in the last 6 stitches

Row 6. Chain 1 and sc in first stitch. Sc in the next 2 stitches. Fptr around the post of the stitch directly below in row 3. *Sc in the next 6 stitches. fptr around the post 3 rows below* repeat between *and* then sc in the last 5 stitches

Row 7. Chain 1 and sc in first stitch. Sc in the next 3 stitches. Fptr around the post of the stitch directly below in row 4. *Sc in the next 6 stitches. fptr around the post 3 rows below* repeat between *and* then sc in the last 4 stitches

Row 8. Chain 1 and sc in first stitch. Sc in the next 4 stitches. Fptr around the post of the stitch directly below in row 5. *Sc in the next 6 stitches. fptr around the post 3 rows below* repeat between *and* then sc in the last 3 stitches

Row 9. Chain 1 and sc in first stitch. Sc in the next 5 stitches. Fptr around the post of the stitch directly below in row 6. *Sc in the next 6 stitches. fptr around the post 3 rows below* repeat between *and* then sc in the last 2 stitches

Row 10. Chain 1 and sc in first stitch. Sc in the next 6 stitches. Fptr around the post of the stitch directly below in row 7. *Sc in the next 6 stitches. fptr around the post 3 rows below* repeat between *and* then sc in the last stitch.

Rows 11- 26. Repeat rows 4-10

The Border

Sc in every stitch across the top and bottom

For the sides make 2 sc in the sides of rows 1, 8, 18 and 26. Make 1 sc in the side of all other rows.

Add an extra stitch in the corners for the turn.

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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