Week 41 Of The Ray Of Hope Crochet Along

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Week 41 of the Ray Of Hope crochet along features the Cross stitch. This stitch is usually made in the round as it is a single sided stitch

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

  • Single crochet (double crochet) = sc
  • Double crochet (treble crochet) = dc

The Pattern

You will need a 3.5mm hook for this stitch.

With Colour B make a chain of 22

Row 1. In the 4th chain from your hook make a dc (your turning chain counts as the first dc) dc in each chain across – 20 stitches

Row 2. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in each stitch across until you have 2 stitches left. Make a dc2tog in last stitch – 18 stitches

Turn

Rows 3-8. Chain 1 and make a cross stitch (insert your hook into the stitch and yarn UNDER, yarn over and pull through making sure your hook stays on top of your yarn until its completely pulled through) 

make a cross stitch in each stitch across. 

Once you get to the end of the row cut off your yarn and rejoin at the beginning of your row. Do not turn your work at the start of a new row. You will have a lot of ends to weave in

Row 9. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in each stitch across until you have 2 stitches left. Make a dc2tog in last stitch – 16 stitches

Rows 10-12. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 16 stitches

Row 13. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in each stitch across until you have 2 stitches left. Make a dc2tog in last stitch – 14 stitches

Turn

Rows 14-20. chain 1 and make a cross stitch (insert your hook into the stitch and yarn UNDER, yarn over and pull through) make a cross stitch in each stitch across. Once you get to the end of the row cut off your yarn and rejoin at the beginning of your row. Do not turn your work at the start of a new row

Row 21. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in each stitch across until you have 2 stitches left. Make a dc2tog in last stitch – 12 stitches

Rows 22 – 24. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 12 stitches

Row 25. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 8 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 10 stitches

Rows 26-28. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 10 stitches

Row 29. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 6 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 8 stitches

Rows 30-32. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 8 stitches

Row 33. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 6 stitches

Rows 34-36. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 6 stitches

Row 37. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 2 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 4 stitches

Rows 38-40. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 4 stitches

Row 41. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 2 stitches

Rows 42-44. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in the last stitch – 2 stitches

Row 45. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over both stitches – 1 stitch

Row 46. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain. Cut off and weave in your ends

The Border

With Colour E (your joining colour) slst into each stitch along the narrow end. Down the sides make 1 slst into the side of each sc row, and 2 slst into the side of each dc

When you get to the tip of the ray, make 2 slst into 1 side, but when you turn only make 1 slst into the other side of the stitch.

You should have 78 slst down one long side and 77 down the other, and 20 slst across the bottom.

Weave in your ends, and join the piece to week 40

To see how to join the pieces together click here

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