Week 14 Of The Ray Of Hope Crochet Along

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Week 14 of the Ray Of Hope crochet along features the Linked Double Crochet stitch. This stitch makes a dense, hole free fabric so is the perfect stitch for warm clothing and snuggly blankets. It is a flat stitch, but with a lovely ribbed look.

The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

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If you would like to follow my colour scheme, you can find the list of colours in both Scheepjes Softfun and Stylecraft Special DK in this document here

The pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below in brackets along with the abbreviations we will be using

  • Linked double crochet = Linked treble crochet

The Pattern

You will need a 3.5mm hook for this stitch

With Colour N make a chain of 17

Unlike most of our other pieces, the turning chain in this stitch doesn’t count as a stitch

Row 1. In the 2nd chain from your hook pull up a loop. Insert your hook into the 4th chain from your hook and pull up a loop. Complete as a normal dc. 

*insert your hook into the horizontal bar half way down the previous stitch

 and pull up a loop. 

Insert your hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop. 

Complete as a dc* repeat between *and* until you reach the end of the row – 14 stitches

Rows 2-40. Turn, chain 2. Working into your turning chain, insert your hook into the 2nd chain from your hook and pull up a loop (you may find it easier to work into the chain before you turn) 

Insert your hook into the first stitch of the row below and pull up a loop. Complete as a dc 

*insert your hook into the horizontal bar half way down the previous stitch and pull up a loop. Insert your hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop. Complete as a dc* 

repeat between *and* until you reach the end of the row – 14 stitches

The Border

change to a 4mm hook

With colour E (your joining colour) join into any stitch on the outer edge with a slst.

Make 2 Slst into every row down the long edges. You don’t need to add any extra stitches in the corners.

Down the short sides, make 1 slst into each sc

When you get back around to where you started, slst into the first stitch. Cut off and weave in your ends. You should have 80 slst on each long side, and 14 on each short side

Weave in your ends, and join the piece to week 13

To see how to join the pieces together click here

If you have any questions, or just want to join in the chatter, come on over to our super friendly and helpful Facebook group – The Ray Of Hope CAL group

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