Learn how to work the tricolor woven stitch with these cheerful coasters!
As you can see, a tricolor washcloth it's in the work! :)
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Finished Size: unblocked 12. 5 cm x 12.5 cm ( approx.5 inch x 5 inch)
- cotton yarn DK weight, 3 skeins, one skein in each color: here color A: white, color B: pink, color C: green
- 4 mm crochet hook
- tapestry needle to sew in the ends
Stitches, Terms (US) and abbreviations used:
sc: single crochet
ch1sp: chain 1 space
twsc: twisted single crochet – See my Tutorial here for stitch instructions. (Note: If you do not master the twsc you can replace it with crab stitch, aka the reverse single crochet).
The woven stitch, aka the moss stitch/ linen stitch is multiple of 2 + 1. Add 1 for the foundation chain, that means that you will start with an even number of chains!
The stitches are worked into the chain 1 spaces of previous row and not into the top loops of the stitches!
Color change: You will change color at the end of each row, alternating the 3 colors, carrying the unworked yarns from row to row. Do not cut the yarns at the end of the rows!!
The color change will be made at the last sc of each row, this way: work the last sc till half, having 2 loops on hook, pick new color yarn and finish the sc with the new color. (See the photo collage below!)
With a 4 mm crochet hook and yarn color A chain 23.
Row 1: 1sc in 3rd ch from hook, (1ch, sk 1ch, 1sc in next ch) x 10 times, changing color to B at the last sc; continue with B, ch1 and turn.
Row 2: With B sk first sc, *1sc in next ch1sp, 1ch, sk 1sc, repeat from * to end of row, working the last sc into beg ch 1 of previous row and changing to color C; continue with C, ch1 and turn.
Row 3: With C repeat as row 2, changing to color A at the end of the row.
Rows 4 – 22: Repeat as row 2, always alternating the 3 colors.
At the end of row 22 worked with color A, do not change colors anymore and continue with the edging. The piece measures now 10.2 cm x 10.5 cm.
The edging will be worked in rounds around the piece, joining with sl st at the end of the round.
The first round of the edging will be worked in moss stitch; in each of the 4 corners you will work (1sc, 1 ch, 1sc) in same stitch. Between corners you should have 10 moss sts on each side.
Round 1: Continue with A, ch1, work 1 sc in same st as the last sc of the last row worked. (half of the corner made). First side of the coaster: Turn the piece to work down the side:
*ch1, sk 1 st, work 1sc around the bar of next st *, repeat from * to * 10 times, then ch 1, sk 1 st, work the corner: (1sc, 1ch, 1sc) into corner st;
See in the picture below how to place the stitches down the side!
First side completed:
Second side: turn the piece to work along the edge of foundation chain: *ch 1, sk next st of foundation ch, 1sc into unworked/ skipped ch of foundation chain *, repeat from * to * 10 times, ch1, sk 1 st, work the corner: (1sc, 1ch, 1sc) into corner st.
For the 3rd side repeat as the 1st side, then work the next corner as above.
Side 4: *ch 1, sk first sc, 1 sc into ch1 sp *, repeat from * to * 10 times, ch1, 1sc into corner st, ch1 and join with sl st with the first sc of the round (first corner completed).
Round 2 ( with the Twisted Single Crochet): ch1, work (1 twsc, 1ch, 1twsc) into ch space of corner, *ch1, sk first ch space, 1 twsc in next sc *, repeat from * to * 10 times, sk last ch of the side, work the next corner: (1 twsc, 1ch, 1 twsc) into ch 1 space of corner.
Repeat the same way for next sides and corners. At the end of the last side, cut yarn and fasten off invisibly.
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Written Instructions and pictures Copyright 2015 Kinga Erdem.
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