Stitch of the Week: Up and Down Stitch

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By Crochet Contributor Sara. Follow Sara on her blog, Sunflower Cottage Crochet.

This stitch is best worked in light or neutral colors so you can see the texture better.  It’s also a bit of an alternating stitch, because you work single crochets on top of double crochets from the previous row, and double crochets on top of single crochets from the previous row.

I believe that the fabric this stitch creates is better for cotton homewares projects, such as kitchen and bath items.

Let’s dive in!

Abbreviations:

Ch(s)—chains
St(s)—stitch(es)
Dc—double crochet
Sc—single crochet
Yo—yarn over

Materials:

Multiple:

The multiple for this stitch is any even number of stitches.  For the purpose of the tutorial, I did a chain of 20.

Make your chain of 20 and follow the instructions below.

Up and Down Tutorial:

ROW 1

  1. Dc in 2nd ch from the hook 2. *Sc in next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * to the end.

ROW 2

  1. Ch1, turn, skip first dc, *dc in next sc, sc in next dc; repeat from * to end, dc in turning chain.

The repeat for this stitch pattern is row 2.

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