September 29th, 2008
I’ve done some serious crocheting this weekend to catch up with some of you, but in the meantime, for those of you who are newer to the crochet-along, I’ve decided to give y’all a rundown of stitches to try if you are so inclined:
First an easy alteration to make to any of the 3 existing blocks in the pattern is to simply try a different stitch. Try half double crochet in Block 1 for example.
And have you seen the Stitchfinder? There are quite a few fun patterns to try out!
Here are a few to take a look at:
If you’re using one of these alternate stitches, don’t forget to do a little gauge swatch and see how big each repeat of the pattern is, so that you can chain the right width for your block.
What alternative stitch patterns have you added to your sampler? Please tell us all about it, right here in the comments to this post!
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- Crochet-Along: Gauge, Sizing, and Hooks
- Welcome to the Sampler Afghan Crochet-Along!