By Toni Pulford Jan 2019
How gorgeous is this alternating zig zag stitch?! I absolutely love alternating stitches at the moment. I think they create amazing texture and interesting designs to crochet pieces. They are also a great way to practice your stitches which is what I was doing when I come across this gem!
I used this stitch for my Brickfield Infinity cowl which is the most popular post on my blog so I thought I would create a little picture tutorial to go with it and I definitely recommend you give this one a whirl! Its an amazing stitch for almost anything you can think of from shawls to blankets, its easy to memorize as it is only a 4 row repeat so you’ll soon be beavering away without even having to think about it. Hope you enjoy!
Stitches and Abbreviations:
- ch(s) = Chain(s)
- St(s) = Stitch(es)
- Sp = Space
- Sk = Skip
- dc = Double crochet
- Puff = Zig Zag Puff Stitch – Insert hook straight into designated space and pull up the yarn to the height of your stitch (2 loops), yo and pull up a loop twice more, you will have 6 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all 6 loops. Ch 1 to secure.
Zig Zag Treble Pattern :
Ch an even number of stitches: I worked 22 chains for 20 stitches and 9 puff stitches.
Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, turn.
Row 2: ch 3, 1 dc in each dc to end of row finishing with 1 dc in top of ch 3 from previous row, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, *sk 1 st, puff in next dc* repeat *to* to last st, hdc in ch 3 from previous row
Row 4: Row 4: Ch 2,sk 1st puff st. (You will now be working in between each puff st. There will look like there is 2 sp’s, the smaller sp is actually part of the previous rounds puff st. Insert your hook into the larger sp) puff st in each sp to end,hdc in top of ch 2 from previous round.
Row 5: 1 dc in each st along, turn. – This row can be quite tricky but if you turn your work you will see where the 2 st’s are:
Row 6: ch 3, (1st st) 1 dc in each dc to end of row.
Repeat rows 3-6 to desired length and that’s it!
I would love to see the creations you make with this stitch so make sure you tag me on Insta @bmooncrochetbytoni and use #bluemooncrochet