Since, in this special edition of the magazine, all designs are using the same stitch, we thought the easiest thing for everyone would be to have one single crochet tutorial in the magazine instead of stitch placement photos in each individual pattern. It was my privilege to write the tutorial used in the magazine, and I am going to share those photos with you here. Be sure the check out the latest edition of Too Yarn Cute Crochet Magazine to see all of the wonderful patterns created by all of the B.O.T.S. challengers.
Rocky Road Stitch Tutorial
For the purpose of this tutorial I am using worsted weight cotton yarn and H hook to make the sample shown in the photos. Any yarn weight or hook size can be used.
To begin, you will want to chain any multiple of 4 (I did 20) +3 more (total of 23).
Row 1: sc in the second ch from your hook *[sc, ch 2, dc 2] in the next ch sk next two ch sc in next ch*
Repeat from * to * across to last ch sc in last ch, turn
Row 2: ch1, sc in first sc *[sc, ch 2, dc 2] in next sc sk 2dc and ch2 sp sc in next sc* (work will lay in front of the work from the previous row)
|Left Handed - Front Side|
|Right Handed - Back Side|
|Right Handed - Front Side|
|Left Handed - Back Side|
Repeat from * to * across to last sc sc in last sc, turn
Row 3 and beyond: repeat Row 2.
Change the look of the stitch with color changes or by incorporating other stitches into your work. Using different weights of yarn and hook sizes will also change the look of the stitch.
|Close up of stitch worked in a solid color.|
|Close up of stitch worked in stripes.|
A special THANK YOU to Mandy Jo of The Knotting Ham for helping me test my B.O.T.S. design, the To Mom With Love Cozy.
|Photo courtesy of The Knotting Ham|