Monday, January 5, 2015

First stitch I learned in 2015 the Quad-Treble

Happy New Year!

I hope the new year has been going well for you so far.  Now the million dollar question, what are your New Year's resolutions?  Mine are to keep losing weight (I seriously think this is everyone's) and my other is to try to learn a new crochet stitch or technique at least once a month, then work it into a new pattern. 

I started this with the Quad-Triple stitch.  This is certainly an interesting stitch and I never even knew it had a name.  I think I may have used this stitch years ago in a doily pattern.  Thanks to the Moogly Blog not only did I learn how to make this stitch, but also what it looks like when used to create a braid look.  Interestingly enough the braided look can have several different looks depending on what you do the loops when you braided them.  In the
Ups and Downs Crochet Slouchy Beanie available on Moogly Blog it the braid is created by twisting the stitch before you pull the next stitch through the loop.  It gives the braid a tighter look.  I found that if you use a hook, but do not twist the stitch it is a looser look for the braid.  I used my fingers to pull the loops through, pushing the stitch around my finger.  It gives the gap look that you see in the rows of braids.
For the Quad-Treble stitch the yarn is looped over 5 times on the hook.  For a video direction please watch SheRu Knitting's video HERE.
Here is the new hat with a matching cowl.  I am still trying to think of name for it.  Nothing seems right, so I will probably do what I almost always do and start getting suggestions.
What would you name the new set?  Leave a comment and let me know.  Right now the pattern sits in my folder, simply called Untitled Document.  I must admit I am stumped with this one. 
~ Chris  1/5/2015

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