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Houndstooth tutorial

Hello friends

As promised here is a tutorial for the houndstooth blanket I shared with you in my last post.  I will first go through the pattern step-by-step in words and pictures and will then also show you my attempt at a crochet chart for this pattern.

OK, lets begin.  This pattern is worked over multiples of 4 stitches with 3 further stitches on each row.  So for 4 pattern repeats we need 4 x 4 foundation chains (16) plus a further 3 (19). You then need to make a further 2 chain, these will form the first treble stitch of Row 1.

ROW 1: Work your next treble (US: double crochet) into the 3rd chain from your hook and then work one treble stitch into each foundation chain (18 trebles + 3 chain column at the beginning of the row).  Turn your work over and you are ready to begin Row 2.

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ROW 2: Make 3 chain, this will be the first treble of Row 2. Work your next chain into the second treble of the row below.  *Work one more treble then a single chain.  Skip one treble of the row below and work you next treble into the next treble along from the row below (this forms a chain space in your work).  Work a treble into each of the next two trebles of the row below**. Repeat from the * to the end of the row.  Turn your work over and you are ready to begin Row 3.

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ROW 3: Make 3 chain as before, a treble into the second treble of the row below and a further treble into the next treble also.  Work a single chain and work your next treble into the next treble of the row below.  You will have created two chain space, one above the other on this and the previous row. Continue like this (a treble into a treble on the previous row and a chain space over a chain space over the previous row) to the end.  Turn your work over and you are ready to begin Row 4.

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ROW 4:  For this row you are going to change to your contrast colour. Of course you can use your preferred method here but for simplicity I am going to assume you finish off the previous colour by cutting and pulling the thread through turning your work and fastening in your new colour to the top stitch of the first treble of the row below.  So we are ready to work in our new colour.  Work 3 chain then a treble into the 2nd and third trebles of the previous row.  The next stitch is the long treble.  Pass your hook through the chain space 2 rows below and draw through a long loop finishing off the treble stitch as normal.  *Over the next 3 trebles of the previous row work 1 treble, one chain space and 1 treble.  Next work a long treble into the chain space 2 rows below.  Continue from the * to the end of the row working 3 trebles across the last 2 trebles and 3 chain column of the previous row.  Turn your work and you are ready to begin Row 5.

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ROW 5: Work 3 chain. Work a treble into each treble of the previous row (including the long trebles) and a chain space over each chain space of the previous row.  Fasten off your contrast colour.  Turn your work over and fasten on your main colour.  You are now ready to work Row 6.

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ROW 6: Work 3 chain. Work a treble into the second and third trebles of the previous row. Work one chain space and then a treble into the next treble along of the previous row.  Now proceed by working a long treble into the chain space two rows down and working 1 treble, one chain space and one treble across the 3 treble blocks of the previous row. Finish the row by working 3 trebles across the last 2 trebles and 3 chain column of the previous row.  Turn your work over and you are now ready to work Row 7.

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Row 7: Work 3 chain as your first treble for this row and proceed by working a treble into each treble of the previous row (including the long trebles) and a chain space over each chain space of the previous row.  Fasten off your main colour.  Turn your work over and fasten on your contrast colour.  You are now ready to work Row 8.

ROW 8:  Work as given for Row 4. Turn for Row 9.

ROW 9: Work as given for Row 5.

Rows 6 to 9 form the repeating pattern. Continue these (Rows 6 and 7 in your main colour and rows 8 and 9 in your contrast colour) until the work is the desired length.  Finish off with a row of treble stitches and then one or two rows of double stitch (US: single crochet).

Finally, here is my attempt at charting this pattern.  Let me know if you have any problems reading this pattern and I will try and create a downloadable version as well.

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I am in the process of working up patterns using this stitch for baby blankets and cushions which will detail the amount of yarn you will need as well as sizes and how many pattern repeats you need.  Watch this space!

Happy hooking x