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Week 10 of the Ray Of Hope crochet along features the puffed posts stitch. The stitch is made by making the puff around the post of the stitch below. It makes a wonderfully thick and well raised puff, that gives a striking look.
I used this beautiful stitch to make my Puffed Post Winter Set pattern. The puffs make this set just beautifully warm and cosy.
The pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below in brackets along with the abbreviations we will be using
- Single crochet (double crochet) = sc
- Double crochet (treble crochet) = dc
For this piece you will need a 3.5mm hook
With Colour K make a chain of 15
Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook make a sc (your turning chain counts as your 1st sc) sc in each stitch across – 14 stitches
Row 2. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain in the 1st stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 14 stitches
Row 3. Turn, chain 1, make a sc in the first stitch. Sc in the next 3 stitches. Around the sc directly below in row 1 make a puffed post ( yarn over and insert your hook around the post,
pull up a loop, repeat another 2 times so you have 7 loops on your hook.
Yarn over and pull through 6 loops on your hook.
Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops).
Sc in the next 4 stitches, puffed post in the sc directly below in row 1. Sc in the last 4 stitches – 14 stitches
Row 4. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain in the 1st stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 14 stitches
Row 5. Turn, chain 1 and sc in the 1st stitch. Sc in the next 3 stitches. Make a puffed post around the top of the puff 2 rows below. Sc in the next 4 stitches, make a puffed post in the top of the puff 2 rows below. Sc in the last 4 stitches – 14 stitches
Row 6- 53. Repeat rows 4 and 5, ending on a repeat of row 5
With a 4mm hook, join with Colour E (your joining colour) and make a slst into every stitch down the short end. Along the long side, make 1 slst in the side of every sc, and 2 slst in the side of every dc.
You will have 14 slst across the top and bottom and 79 slst down each side
Weave in your ends, and join the piece to week 9
To see how to join the pieces together click here
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