How To Crochet: Multi-Colored Stitches Part 1By Erin Burger – 3 Comments
I think it’s a fact that some stitches just scream for multi-color! This series gives instructions for stitches like these, includes photos to see what the end result look like, and suggests color sequences to best display the stitch.
Multi-Colored Scallop Stitch
I’m sure most of you, even beginners, have heard of the crocheting go-to stitch ‘Shell Stitch’ (see a version of it here: Stitches for your Crocheting Arsenal: Part Two) The scallop stitch is very similar, but usually involves more stitches within each ‘scallop’ and each scallop occupies a larger number of spaces. I recently saw a very old scrap afghan at a garage sale using a stitch similar to this one. I spotted from nearly a block away!
Start by chaining a multiple of 11, plus 10
Each color needs 2 rows to complete the sequence. For example:
Rows 1 and 2: Color A
Rows 3 and 4: Color B
Rows 5 and 2: Color C
Rows 3 and 4: Color D, with the sequence repeating until finished.
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, skip 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch, *ch 5, skip 4 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * across, ending with ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in last ch
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, skip ch-2 space, *3 dc in next each of next 3 ch-1 spaces, sc in next ch-5 space; repeat from * across, ending with 3 dc in last ch-1 space, 2 dc in beginning ch
Row 3: ch 4, turn, skip 4 dc, sc between last skipped dc and next dc, *ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, ch 1, sc between next 2 dc, ch 5, skipping next 7 dc, sc between last skipped dc and next dc, repeat from * across, ending with ch 1, 2 dc in last sc
Row 4: ch 3, turn, dc in first dc, 3 dc in ch-1 sp, *1 sc in ch-5 space, 3 dc in next 3 ch-1 spaces, repeat from * across, ending with sc in beginning ch
Row 5: ch 3, 1 dc in first sc, ch 1, *sc between next two dc, ch 5, skip 5 dc, sc between last skipped dc and next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, ch 1, repeat from *across, ending with sc between the first and second dc of last 3 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in beginning ch.
Repeat rows 2–5 until appropriate length is reached.
Have any questions or comments about this multi-colored stitch? Ask away!