Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Peacock Crochet Stitch

The peacock stitch consists of triple crochet arches, offset by single crochet and chain stitches. It’s a relatively easy stitch to make and works up fairly quickly. Depending on your choice of yarn and size of hook, you can use the peacock stitch to make or enhance several crochet patterns. By itself or combined with other crochet stitches, it would make lovely home accessories and fashion items.

Foundation Chain = multiple of 10 chain stitches (+ 1 more chain)
Step 1:  Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook; *skip 4 chain, make 9 triple in next chain; skip 4 chain, make 1 sc in next chain
{Repeat from * across row, ending with 1 sc in last chain}
Step 2:  Chain 4, turn; make 1 triple in 1st single crochet
Step 3:  Chain 3, single crochet in 5th triple from hook (center of 9 triple crochet stitch group)

Step 4:  Chain 3, make 2 triple in next sc

{Repeat Steps 3 and 4 across row, ending with 2 triple in last sc}
Step 5:  Chain 1, turn;* make 1 sc between first two triple stitches; make 9 triple in next sc

{Repeat from * across row, ending with 1 sc between last triple and turning chain}
Repeat Steps 2 – 5 for pattern.

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