The Turkish crochet stitch creates a beautiful pattern using shells and puff stitches. It is a great stitch for blankets and scarves as it makes a nice thick fabric but is breathable.
The Turkish stitch featured in week 27 of the 50 Stitches crochet along
This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.
Single crochet (sc) =Double crochet
Double crochet (dc) = Treble crochet
The Turkish Stitch Pattern
For this square your stitch count will change from row to row.
Start with a foundation chain in multiples of 5 plus 1 (plus 2 for your turning chain)
Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook (turning chain counts as a stitch) make a sc. Sc in each stitch across.
Row 2. Chain 1, make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Make 2 dc in the same stitch as the turning chain. Skip 4 stitches and make 4 dc in the next stitch. *chain 1, skip 4 stitches, make 4dc in the next stitch*
Repeat between *and* make 3 dc in the last stitch.
Row 3. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Make a puff stitch (yarn over and pull up a loop 3 times, then pull your hook through all 7 stitches) in the next chain 1 space. * After pulling through all the loops on your hook, chain 1 and make 2 dc in the same chain space. Chain 1 and make a puff2tog (puff stitch two together)
the first part of the puff is in the same chain space as the 2 dc. The second part is made in the next chain space in the row*
Repeat between *and* in the last chain space, chain 1, make 2dc, chain 1 and make a puff stitch but dont chain 1 after pulling through all your loops. Dc in the last stitch
Row 4. Chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Make 2 dc in the same stitch as the turning chain. *chain 1 and make 4 dc in the middle of your puff2tog in the row below.*
Repeat between *and* chain 1 and make 3 dc in the last stitch.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you reach the height you need for your project.
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