Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Pastel Block Stitch..how to do.

A favourite stitch and lots of options to play with
 in Lime ch muliples of 3.
ROW1:1dc in each ch st,
ROW2: In pink, anchor on first st, ch3, miss 2sts, sc in next st, repeat to end
ROW3: In Lime, 3dc in each chain space, to end
ROW 4 In pink, repeat row 2
continue doing 3 rows of pink chain rows and 3 rows of lilac  alternately.
Edge with....
ROW1: anchor in firt st, miss 2 sts, 2dc, ch2, 2dc in ext st,  miss 2sts, anchor with sc, repeat to the end.
ROW 2: Anchor in first st and do tiny ch3 loops from one st to the next, (6 tiny loops on each motif)

 
or you can do every row in a different colour
 
or
 
use a random dyed yarn and one colour for the 'spot'
 

13 comments:

  1. I just love this stitch, Sue and the lacy edge is a nice contrast to the lines. This would look fun as a scarf too!! I'm crazy about scarves at the moment! I want to pep up my new winter coat!

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    1. hi it certainly would and in the marble you want to use too....made several items in the marble in this and moss st,
      hugs x

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  2. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this with us, Suz. It's a lovely stitch. Hope the book is still doing well. There's a queue for it at my local library!

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    1. Hi....same at mine too lol...seems to be doing well and the spin off's are great too...I will need two of 'me' soon to keep up lol
      Hope you enjoy the stitch.
      Hugs xx

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  3. I love this stitch and have seen it about quite a bit in blog land. Now I know how to make it.
    Thanks Sue.
    Sally xxx

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    1. You should have asked i would have shown you how before lol
      A lovely and very popular stitch....have fun
      hugs x

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  4. So adorable! Can you please explain "anchor"? Does that mean slip stitch, single crochet, or maybe something else?

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    1. Hi attach yarn to start a row, or anchor with a slip stitch as you do the row.
      Hope that helps?
      Hugs X

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  5. Wow! Thank you for sharing this! I have been thinking of doing something different for the afghans I am making for my daughters for Christmas! This would be perfect and would also be a good stash-buster!!

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    1. Hi...look forward to seeing your Christmas blanket have fun
      Hugs x

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  6. I've been wanting to try this stitch, and since this post was made on my birthday, I think I'll take the hint and give it a go! I hadn't seen it done in a soft, lacy way until now. It looks very pretty.

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  7. Hi there! I'm about to start this pattern for the first time for a baby blanket. I'm wondering if you tie/cut off after each row or if you keep the yarns going and keep along the edges? Also, what size hook did you use? I'm using G with baby soft yarn and it does not seem to be gappy as well as yours. I have only completed two block rows, which might be the reason, but thought I would check. :-)

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    1. Hi good luck with you baby blanket....if you can keep the yarn running and don't cut off but if the space from one colour to the next s too far or you work the pattern one sided then you might need to cut off.
      Gappy? It could be the yarn I used a soft Chunky and a 5mm hook
      Hope that helps.
      Hugs x

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