Side to Side Stitch
This Side to Side Stitch appears in a free pattern called the Textured Crochet Blocks Afghan. It is 1 of 6 motifs that are required for that pattern.
This stitch strongly resembles the look of a corner to corner stitch but without being a corner to corner. It is worked up in straight rows. Depending on the row you are on, it will lean over. Reminds me of a woven look.
To do this stitch in multiples to make it bigger. The stitch multiple is 3 sts.
Instructions has given in the pattern.
- With B, ch 30.
- 1st row: (RS). (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in 5th ch from hook. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – cluster made. Ch 1. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. *Ch 3. Cluster in next ch. Ch 1. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to last 2 ch. Ch 2. Miss next ch. 1 dc in last ch. Turn. 6 clusters.
- 2nd row: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1). Cluster in first ch-2 sp. Ch 1. *(1 sc. Ch 3. Cluster) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1.Rep from * to last ch 4. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 dc) in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.
- Rep last row for pat until work from beg measures 9 ins [23 cm].
- Fasten off.