This post is my submission to the Deramores Craft Blog Competition 2015.  Deramores is the UK’s number one online retailer of knitting and crochet supplies.  Visit www.deramores.com for more details.

Deramores has invited 6 crafty bloggers to predict the upcoming trends in the yarn industries.

Remember that I blogged about the potential I saw in knit-a-like crochet ?

Well, I was thinking.  Why not organise a little crochet-along to demonstrate some of the knit-a-like techinques ?

Crochet-along : not-knitted scarf (part 1)

I thought a scarf is perfect for this.  It’s a small project, so you can easily use stash yarn.

The crochet along will consists out of 4 parts.

part 1 : back- & frontpost stitches
part 2 : tunisian crochet
part 3 : back loop only crochet
part 4 : knooking

This won’t give you a full length scarf, but you can easily repeat the 4 parts or maybe ad some other great crochet fabric to it. 

I’m using US terminology.  

materials needed
You can use stash yarn.

For part 1 I used 1 ball (50gr and aprox. 120m) of Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Big melange and a 5 mm crochet hook.

instructions PART 1

I’m using US terminology. 
Every chain 2 at the beginning of a row is the first hdc.

*front of the work.

  1. Chain 50 + 2 turning chains
  2. Crochet 1 half double crochet (hdc) in each chain. (50 hdc)
    For a neater look, crochet in the back-bump of the chains.  It’s a bit more difficult, but it gives a much nicer finish.  
  3. chain 2, turn, 49 x 1 back post half double crochet around the hdc from previous round (50 bphdc)
  4. chain 2, turn,
    49 x 1 front post half double crochet around the bphdc from previous round (50 fphdc)
… repeat rounds 3 and 4 untill you have 20 rounds of hdc.
Tip to check your rounds : 
If you check te back of your work, you will notice these sections or ridges.  Between every section there’s 4 stitches.  You should have 10 of these sections.
*back of the work

That’s it for this week!  See you next week for part 2 : Tunisian crochet.

crafty greetings,
Wendy

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