Bag of Stitches – part 4 (stitch 68)

Thanks for sticking with this series of posts.  It was getting difficult to find patterns that could be crocheted and only be 20 stitches wide. For these next patches, I decided to make something wider and shout for 40 st wide. Hence, stitch 68.

Still an I hook and the natural, red and green cotton yarn, I started off by chaining 41.

This pattern is interesting in that drawn out you see which rows are similar to just like other rows. However, when the instructions are written out the look different because the stitches are being made into a different stitch, i.e. Dc in each of next 4 dc looks the same when completed as 4dc in ch-4 space – the result is the same 4dc in a row.

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 8 ch (with the ch carrying over from the starting ch and these 9 dc that were completed you have a set of 10 dc, *ch 4, sk 4, dc in the 5th ch, ch 4, skip 4, dc in next ch*, dc in each of next 9 ch, repeat from * to *, that last cd will be in the last st. Turn.

Row 2: ch7 (which counts as dc ch 4), sc in dc (skipping that 4-ch space), *dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 2, skip 2, dc in each of next 4 dc*, ch 4, skip 4-ch space and sc in dc, repeat from * to * with lthat last cd ending in the top of the prior row turning ch. turn.

Row 3: ch3 (counts as dc) sk 1st doc, *dc in next st, skip 2 dc, ch 2, 2dc in ch-2 space, sk 2, ch 2, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 4, sc in the ch-4 space, ch, skip over the sc from prior row, sc in the next ch-4 space, dc in the next dc, repeat from * with last dc in the 3d ch of the ch7 from the prior row. Turn.

Row 4: ch7 (which counts as dc ch 4), sc in dc (skipping that 4-ch space and the sc), *sc in the ch-1 space between the 2 sc, ch4, sk sc and 4-ch space, dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in the ch-2 space, ch2, sk 2, 2 dc in the ch-2 space, dc in next 2 dc*, ch 4, skip 4-ch space and sc, repeat from * to * with that last dc in the top of ch3 from prior row. Turn. When completed this row will look like row 2.

Row 5: ch3 (counts as dc) sk dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, *2dc in ch-2 space, dc in next 4 dc, ch 4, sk 4, dc in sc in the middle of the two ch-4 spaces, ch 4, skip 4*, dc in each of next 4 dc, repeat from * to *, dc in 3d ch of the ch-7 from the prior row. Turn. When completed this row looks like row 1.

Row 6: this is going to look like a mirror image of rows 1 or 5 though the instructions look different. Ch3 (counts as dc), *4dc in ch-4 space, skip over the dc, 4dc in next ch-4 space, dc in next dc, ch 4, skip 4 dc, dc in space between 4th and 5th dc, ch4, skip 4dc, dc in next dc. repeat from * except final do will be in top of prior turning ch. turn

Rows 7-10 are a repeat of Rows 2 through 5.

Row 11: ch1, sc in each stitch across so that you have 40 stitches across.

Fasten off.

Here is the final product

Just a few more patches then I can start putting it all together.

 

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