Week 40 of the Ray Of Hope crochet along features the Peacock stitch, also known as the Lemon Slice Stitch. This is a 3d effect stitch that would be perfect for a sensory type blanket or twiddle muff
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The pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below in brackets along with the abbreviations we will be using
- Single crochet (double crochet) = sc
- Half double crochet (half treble) = hdc
- Double crochet (treble crochet) = dc
You will need a 3.5mm hook for this piece
With Colour N make a chain of 16
Row 1. In the 4th chain from your hook make a dc (the turning chain counts as your first dc) dc in each stitch across – 14 stitches
Row 2. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain in the 1st stitch. Now we will make a Peacock stitch *Dc in the next stitch then chain 5. Skip 4 stitches then slip stitch into the next stitch.
Turn your work and over the chain make (sc, 2hdc, dc, 2hdc, sc) slip stitch into the dc you made the chain from.
Turn your work again. Dc in each of the skipped stitches, working behind the Peacock stitch.
Dc into the stitch you slipped stitched the chain.
* repeat between *and* dc in the last stitch of the row.
Row 3. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain in the 1st stitch. Dc on each stitch across. Change colour to G in the last dc – 14 stitches
Row 4. Repeat row 2
Row 5. Repeat row 3, changing colours to Colour Q in the last stitch.
Row 6. Repeat row 2
Row 7. Repeat row 3, changing colour to Colour N in the last stitch
Rows 8 – 39. Repeat rows 2 to 7
Row 40. Turn, chain 1, sc in the 1st stitch. Sc in each stitch across – 14 stitches
Join with Colour E (your joining colour) into any stitch. Make 2 slst into the side of every stitch, and 1 slst in each stitch across the top and bottom.
You should have 80 slst on each long side and 14 slst along the short sides.
Weave in your ends, and join the piece to week 39
To see how to join the pieces together click here
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