C2C Variation - closer fabric
This variation makes a closer, denser and more textured “bobbly” finish than the standard pattern by –
• Using 2 turning ch for tr (US dc) not 3.
• For middle blocks, working a tr into the same st as turning ch worked from, a tr into the turning ch rather than over it, then a st into the sl st. This makes the sts bunch more for more texture.
• Closing the easily opened gap by not working over the turning ch and only using 2 ch.
I haven’t included decreasing once you’ve reached desired size, just the dense version of working the stitches.
NOTE – UK terms used so tr = US dc.
Beginning block - Ch 6, work a tr (US dc) into the 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in each of next 2 ch.
First block of row of 2 blocks - Ch 5, tr into the 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in next ch, 1 tr into top of same tr as ch worked from. Sl st to the top of turning ch of prev block. Don’t turn.
Note that the row of blocks you are working will always show the front side and the prev row, the back of stitches.
Last block of row of 2 blocks - 2 ch, tr in same tr as ch worked from, tr in next 2 ch.
Each “row” will increase the number of blocks by one.
Start each “row” - Ch 5, tr into the 4th ch from hook, 1 tr in next ch, 1 tr into top of same tr as ch worked from. Sl st to the top of turning ch of prev block. Don’t turn.
All blocks except the last - 2 ch, tr in same place as ch worked from, tr into body of turning ch (rather than into the space below it), tr into sl st from last row.
Last block in “row” – 2 ch, tr in same tr as ch worked from, tr in next 2 ch.
Hope you enjoy!