Week 43 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Embossed Block stitch. This 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 squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry
This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.
Single crochet (sc) = double crochet
For this square you will need a 3.5mm hook
Start by making a foundation chain of 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
Row 2. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. Sc in each stitch across, in the front loops only – 30 stitches
Row 3. Chain 1 and sc in the first stitch. Sc in each stitch across, in the back loops only – 30 stitches
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
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.
*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.
Row 6 – 8. Repeat rows 2-4
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
Rows 10-25. Repeat rows 2 – 9
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.
You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)
You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends
You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here
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.