Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Turtle edging

Again with the not so awesome photo, it's not easy to see but the edging looks like little marching turtles with a body, a head and little legs. I apologize for the pattern, I made up a stitch to get the legs to look right, sorry if it's not entirely clear. I plan to post a video of the stitch.

In between the turtles, you can do as many sc to separate them - I started with 3 but then decided to spread them out more to 6 on the next side of the blanket to save some yarn and also so the turtles could be seen a little better. So I did two sides with them close and two with them a bit farther away.

Size 10 crochet thread
Size 7 hook 1.65

Turtle leg stitch: Begin as for a tr, yo twice, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo and pull through loop, yo and pull through two loops on hook - now ignoring remaining loops on hook, ch 6 then sl st in first ch while also pulling through next loop on hook, yo and pull through last two loops on hook to complete tr.

Cluster stitch: (Yo, insert hook in indicated st, pull through 2 loops) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook. 3 dc cluster.

Round 1: Sc around, sl st in 1st sc.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sk 2 sc, 8 tr in third sc with turtle leg stitch in first and last tr, sk 2 sc, sl st in next sc, ch 2 then cluster in same sc, sl st in next sc, sc in next 3 (or 6) sc* rep from * around.


Sarah Jones said...

This is so cute! I hope I can find the fabric, because the fabric and edging goes so well together! Wonderful job!! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern.

CAPscrochet said...

What is a tr? Do you mean tc, triple crochet?