Popcorn & Broomstick ~ It’s *New*Stitch*Sunday*Β 

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’• How very sweet of you to peek in.

Welcome to a new feature – ‘New Stitch Sunday’ πŸ˜€

 When I crocheted years ago I didn’t really get that deep into it. I knew single, double, treble etc. crochet…enough for a dishcloth or a simple scarf. 😁 As I’m re-discovering my love for needlework I do wanna get a little (or a lot 😏) fancier. 

And I’d love to share with you what I’m learning. πŸ€“

The first stitch that caught my eye was the

  I. Broomstick Stitch.

You will need a large knitting needle to assist with this stitch. 

1. Start with a foundation chain — a multiple of 5 plus 1. 

2. Work a row of sc across the chain. 


3. First row of loops  — Hold the large knitting needle in your left hand. Enlarge the loop on the hook. Slip the loop onto the needle. 

If you don’t have such a large knitting needle on hand, a large cooking spoon will do 😏



4. Take the hook through the next stitch of the previous row. 


5. Pick up the yarn as you would for a sc. Enlarge the loop and slip it onto the needle. Repeat for the entire row. 



6. Slip the first 5 loops off the needle onto the hook. 

7. Hook the yarn and pull it through all 5 loops


8. Work a single chain stitch.                                                                                                                  Guide the hook through all 5 loops each time, work five sc into the group of loops. 

9. Repeat for groups of five for the entire row.



There…isn’t that pretty? 😍

The  II. Popcorn Stitch is as cute as it sounds and perfect for accent rows to pep up an otherwise simple design. 

1. On a right side row work 4 dc into the second stitch from the hook. 


2. Remove the hook from the loop, insert it through the top of the first dc, and again through the loop. 


3. Draw the hook backwards and pull the loop through the dc stitch. 

4. Work a sc into the next stitch. Skip a stitch and start over. 


I think this would be darling as the border of a hat. 😊

I hope you found a little inspiration here 😍 Let me know if you tried these stitches- any questions? πŸ€— Which ones should we try next Sunday? Any requests? 😁

Until next time πŸ’•

~ Tina xoxo 

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. quietwatercraft
    May 22, 2017 @ 09:09:43

    They both look really pretty πŸ™‚

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  2. MrsCraft
    May 25, 2017 @ 18:47:35

    Your broomstick lace turned out so beautifully! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    Reply

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