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How to Crochet the Clever Blocks Stitch

How to Crochet the Clever Blocks Stitch

This video crochet tutorial will help you learn how to crochet the Clever Blocks Stitch. This unique crochet pattern creates a multi colored checkered fabric that is great for afghans and scarves.

For this stitch you will need 3 colors. Work one row each of colors A, B and C throughout, carrying yarn loosely up the sides.

Skill: Experienced
Foundation Chain: Multiples of 6 + 5 in color A

TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:
Chain Stitch – ch
Double Crochet – dc

Pattern Instructions:

Prep Row: With color A, 1 dc in 4th chain from hook, 1 dc in ext ch, *ch 3, skip next 3ch, 1 dc in each of the next 3ch, rep from * across, turn. Drop color A, draw color B through last loop.

Row 1: With color B, ch 3, skip next 3dc, *working over next 3ch sp, 1 dc in each of next 3 skipped ch in foundation ch, ch 3, skip next 3 dc, rep from * across, 1 sc in top of tch, turn. Drop color B; draw color C through last loop.

Row 2: With color C, ch3 (counts as first dc), skip first st, working over 3 ch sp, 1dc in each of next 2 skipped dc two rows below, *ch3, skip 3 sts, working over next 3 ch sp, 1 dc in each of next 3 skipped dc two rows below, rep from * across, turn. Drop color C, draw color A through last loop.

Repeat rows 2 – 3 alternating colors A, B and C throughout until you have reached your desired length.

Example of the Clever Blocks Stitch (click for larger)
Example of the Clever Blocks Stitch

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