The Embossed Block Stitch – Week 43 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

The embossed block stitch gives a beautiful brickwork like look while adding a layer of interesting texture with the Tunisian style posts. Its a hole free stitch that gives you a taste of the Tunisian crochet technique.

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

The Pattern

For this square you will need a 3.5mm hook

Chain 31

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

Turn

Row 2.  Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. Sc in each stitch across, in the front loops only – 30 stitches

Position of front and back loops

Turn

Row 3. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. Sc in each stitch across, in the back loops only – 30 stitches

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Turn

Row 4. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. Sc in each stitch across, in the front loops only. Change colour in the last stitch – 30 stitches

Turn

Row 5. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. In the back loop make a sc. Make an embossed post in the next stitch – Insert your hook into the back loop of the next stitch and pull up a loop, then insert your hook in the front loop of the same stitch in the front loop of the stitch of the row below, insert your hook and pull up a loop. Do the same for the front loops of the stitches in each row down to row 1.

Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. Carry on earning over and pulling through 2 loops until you have 1 loop left on your hook.

Position of the embossed post stitch in row 5

*Sc in the back loop in the next 3 stitches. Make an embossed post in the next stitch* repeat between *and* finishing the row with 2 sc in the back loops and a sc in the last stitch – 7 embossed posts in the row.

Turn

Row 6 – 8. Repeat rows 2-4

Turn

Row 9. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. In the back loops only make a sc in the next 3 stitches. *make an embossed post in the next stitch. In the back loops only make a sc in the next 3 stitches*

Repeat between *and* make a sc in the last stitch

Turn

Rows 10-25. Repeat rows 2 – 9

The Border

Sc in each stitch across the top and bottom

For the sides, make 2 sc in the side of rows 1, 7, 13, 19, 25. Make 1 sc in the side of all other rows.

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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