It’s week 3, and after last weeks challenge we’re going back to something a bit simpler.
The Camel stitch is just half double crochet worked into the 3rd loop. It creates a lovely ribbed texture that you can use as cuffs for jumpers, or on hats. This stitch is usually made in the round, but can look just as stunning made in rows too, albeit with a different look.
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
Half Double Crochet (Hdc) = half treble crochet
For this square you will need a 4.5mm hook
Make a foundation chain of 32
Row 1. Hdc in the 4th chain from your hook (your turning chain counts as the first hdc) hdc in each chain across – 30 stitches
Row 2. Chain 1, Alternate dc turning chain (this will count as a Hdc) – make this stitch in the 2 loops to stabilise the edges. Hdc in each stitch across IN THE 3RD LOOP ONLY. Make the final stitch of the row through 2 loops to stabilise the edge – 30 stitches
Row 3. Chain 1, Alternate dc turning chain (this will count as a Hdc) – make this stitch in the 2 loops to stabilise the edges. Make a hdc IN THE FRONT LOOP ONLY in every stitch across. Make the last hdc of the row through 2 loops to stabilise the edge.
All of the ribbed texture should be on one side of your square only
Rows 4 – 15. repeat rows 2 and 3
In the even numbered rows you will be using the back loop, in the odd numbered rows you will be using the front loop.
Single crochet in each stitch on the top and bottom of the square. For the sides you will need to make 2 sc in the side of each hdc. 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.