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Week 12 of the Ray Of Hope crochet along features the Window stitch. This super simple stitch is a great way to add lace detail to a project to keep it light and airy.

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

If you would like to follow my colour scheme, you can find the list of colours in both Scheepjes Softfun and Stylecraft Special DK in this document here

The pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below in brackets along with the abbreviations we will be using

  • Double crochet (treble crochet) = dc
  • Single crochet (double crochet) = sc

The Pattern

You will need a 3.5 mm hook for this piece

Using Colour H, make a chain of 80

Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook make a sc (your turning chain counts as your first sc). Sc in each stitch across – 79 stitches

Row 2. Turn, chain 1, sc in the first stitch. Sc in each stitch across, change colour in your last stitch to Colour L – 79 stitches

Row 3. Turn, chain 1. Make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. *chain 1, skip the next stitch, make a dc in the next stitch* repeat between *and* dc in the last stitch, changing to Colour H in the last 2 loops – 79 stitches

Rows 4 and 5. Repeat row 2, changing back to Colour L at the end of row 5

Row 6. Repeat row 3, changing to Colour H in the last stitch

Rows 7 and 8. Repeat row 2, changing to Colour L at the end of row 8

Row 9. Repeat row 3, changing back to Colour H at the end of the row

Rows 10 and 11. Repeat row 2

The Border

change to a 4mm hook for the slip stitch border

With colour E (your joining colour) join into any stitch on the outer edge with a slst.

Slst into every stitch down the long edge. You don’t need to add any extra stitches in the corners.

Down the short sides, make 1 slst into the side of each sc and 2 slst into the side of each dc

When you get back around to where you started, slst into the first stitch. Cut off and weave in your ends. You should have 79 slst on each long side, and 14 on each short side

To see how to join the pieces together click here

If you have any questions, or just want to join in the chatter, come on over to our super friendly and helpful Facebook group – The Ray Of Hope CAL group

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