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ColourSpun in Stitches – Harlequin Stitch

Harlequin Stitch

This lovely crochet stitch which is made up of fans and clusters, is reversible, so would be great for making a scarf or throw.

NOTE: US terms

You will need

Yarn of your choice

crochet hook to suite your yarn

Wool needle

Abbreviations

Ch           chain

Dc           double crochet

Sc            single crochet

Sp           space

Sts          stitch/s

Instructions

Ch a multiple of 8 sts + 1

Set-up row: [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in 5th ch from hook, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch, *skip 3 ch, [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in next ch, skip 3 ch, sc in next ch; repeat from *, turn.

Row 1: Ch 3, skip first sc, 3 dc-tog over next 3 dc, *ch 7, skip 1 ch, 6 dc-tog over next 6 dc (skipping sc in centre); repeat from *, ending ch 7, skip 1 ch, 3 dc-tog over last 3 dc, dc in ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, skip first dc, 3 dc in top of 3 dc-tog, *sc in ch 1 sp two rows below, enclosing the ch 7, [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in top of 6 dc-tog; repeat from *, ending sc in ch 1 sp two rows below, en- closing the ch 7, 3 dc in top of 3 dc-tog, dc in 3rd of ch 3, turn.

 Row 3: Ch 4, skip first dc, *6 dc-tog over next 6 dc (skipping sc in centre), ch 7, skip 1 ch; repeat from *, ending 6 dc-tog (skip- ping sc in centre), ch 3, sc in top of ch 3, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, skip first sc and ch 3, *[3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in top of 6 dc-tog, sc in ch 1 sp 2 rows below, enclosing the 7 ch; repeat from *, ending [3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc] in top of 6 dc-tog, sc in 1st of ch 4, turn.

Repeat rows 1 – 4 for pattern.

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