Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Ripple Lace Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Welcome everyone to the Battle of the Stitches!  We're excited to show you the crochet stitch tutorial for our Round 10 challenge.  As this challenge was held through the month of July, we wanted a great stitch to go with the "Wearable Waves for Autumn" theme.  The Ripple Lace stitch is a beautiful stitch that is perfect for this time of year!
With 4 row repeats, this stitch pattern can take on several different looks depending on where you choose to change colors.

The written stitch instructions are for working the pattern in a solid color of yarn.  To make it easier to see the stitch placement in the photos, we used 2 colors and switched them every row.  We hope you enjoy the stitch and have fun playing with colors for a variety of design effects! 


Stitches:
ch - chain
yo - yarn over
st(s) - stitch(es)
sp(s) - space(s)
sc - single crochet
       insert hook into indicated stitch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both 
       loops on hook
dc - double crochet
       yo, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 
       loops, yo and draw through remaining 2 loops
tr - treble crochet
       yo twice, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw 
       through 2 loops, yo and draw through next 2 loops, yo and draw through remaining 
       2 loops
dtr - double treble crochet
       yo 3 times, insert hook into indicated stitch, yo and draw up a loop (5 loops on hook) 
       (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times
dtrCL - double treble cluster
       Keeping last loop of each dtr on hook, dtr in next dc, sk next sc, dtr in next dc; yo and draw 
       through all 3 loops on hook


Chain in multiples of 12+2

Row 1 (wrong side)
sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch; *ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch,* repeat from *to* across to last ch; sc in last ch; ch 1, turn,


Row 1 stitch placement

Row 2 (right side)
sc in first sc, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, in next ch-1 sp work (tr, ch 1) 4x; *skip next ch-1 sp, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1)3x; skip next ch-1 sp, in next ch-1 sp work (tr, ch 1) 4x,* repeat from *to* across to last 2 ch-1 sps; skip next ch-1 sp, sc in last ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in last sc; ch 1, turn, 


Row 2 stitch placement
Row 2 complete
Row 3
sc in first sc; *dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in next tr, ch 1, in each of the next 2 tr work (dc, ch 1) 2x; dc in next tr, ch 1, dc in next sc, sc in next sc,* repeat from *to* across; ch 4, turn, 


Row 3 stitch placement
Row 3 complete
Row 4
skip first sc, dtr in next dc, tr in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, (sc in next dc, ch 1) 2x; dc in next dc, ch 1, tr in next dc, skip next ch-1 sp; *dtrCL over next 3 sts; tr in next dc ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, (sc in next dc, ch 1) 2x; dc in next dc, ch 1, tr in next dc,* repeat from *to* across to last 2 sts; keeping the last loop of each dtr on hook, dtr in next dc and in last sc, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook; ch 1, turn, 


Row 4 stitch placement
Row 4 complete
Row 5
sc in first st and in next tr, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next st) 5x; *ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next st) 5x* repeat from *to* across to last 2 sts; skip last dtr, sc in next ch of turning ch-4; ch 1, turn


Row 5 stitch placement
Row 5 complete

Repeat rows 2-5 for pattern

This is the effect you get when you switch colors beginning on Row 4 and work 4 rows of the same color (4, 5, 2, 3)

Round 10 Crochet Design Reveals. Let the Voting Begin!

We are so excited to finally show you what our challengers have been designing the past few weeks!  
This round, we gave them the theme of "Wearable Waves for Autumn" and they were all required to use the Ripple Lace crochet stitch.  Check out their designs and then head over to www.battleofthestitches.com to vote for your 3 favorite designs.
Be sure to click on the heart in the corner of the 3 designs you want to vote for.  Clicking the photo and seeing a check mark is NOT counted as a vote.  


We'll reveal our winners on Sunday July 31st and release the ebook on August 1st.  This is going to be a "must have" in your crochet pattern collection!
















Click HERE to vote!http://www.inlinkz.com

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Round 10 Sneak Peeks

Here are the sneak peeks for Round 10 of Battle of the Stitches


The theme is Wearable Waves for Autumn.
The stitch is Ripple Lace.

The 12 Challengers:


Lisa Jelle from Kaleidoscope Art & Gifts
Sarah Tompkins from Briar Rose Boutique
Shelley Moore from The Blue Star Boutique
Tera Kulling from Trifles N Treasures
Laura Fanelli from Laura Mae's Crochet
Christine Norris from ChrisCrossCrafts
Lisa Egan from Pink Snail Boutique
Jennifer Prekopa from Little Luvies Shop
RaeLynn Orff from AllieCat's Hats and Crafts
Sheri Weber from Country Willow Designs
Kristine Mullen from Ambassador Crochet
Sonya Blackstone from Blackstone Designs

Sneak Peeks!






Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Round 10: More Challengers Revealed!

Here are 4 more challengers that are returning this round.

Up next is Laura Fanelli of Laura Mae's Crochet.


Check out some of her designs.




Then, there is Jennifer Prekopa of Little Luvies Shop.

Here are some designs from .


The seventh challenger returning is Lisa Egan of Pink Snail Boutique.

Some of her designs include.


And the final person being revealed today is Christine Norris of ChrisCrossCrafts.

Here are a few of her designs.


Monday, July 4, 2016

Round 10 Time to meet the challengers!

This time, all of the challengers participating are returning challengers! Isn't that exciting?

First, we have Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. This is her 5th time challenging.

Here are a few designs from Sonya.







Here is a look at a few of Lisa's Designs





 Then, there is Sheri Weber of Country Willow Designs
I've included designs from Country Willow Designs as well.


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The fourth one that we will be announcing today is Shelley Moore of The Blue Star Boutique. This is her 2nd time challenging

Here are some of her designs.




I am so excited to see what will happen this round!