CAL Paintbrush Stitch

Welcome to our very first CAL!  I'm Kate from Crafting Friends Designs and I will be running the fun :)
If you have any  questions along the way, Please be sure to ask.  I'm always happy to help.


I'm so excited you are joining and hope that you will enjoy working this stitch.  You will be working the same stitch as our Round 8 Challengers which is the Paintbrush Stitch.

The texture is wonderful and the stitch pattern looks great in a single color or many. This will also be a good jump into all the amazing designs that our challengers are working on and will be released in our Battle of the Stitches eBook February 1st.  

So, let's get started.
You get to choose your project.  It will need to be square or rectangle in shape.  A Rug, Table Runner, Placemat, Afghan are just a few examples

What you will need: 

Any 4ww yarn will work well for this stitch.  I've used I Love This Cotton, Deborah Norville Everyday yarn and Vanna's Choice for my projects and all have turned out wonderfully.
Qty: for a placemat, you will need roughly 300 yards,

        for a table runner, you will need roughly 1000 yards (depends on the size of your table)
        for a rug you will need about 1,500 yards for a 3' size   
        for an afghan, you will need about 2000 yards for a 4' size

Hook Size: You can choose what works best for you and the yarn you have chosen.  

Stitches:
sl st - slip stitch

ch - chain
sp(s) - space(s)
SC - Single Crochet

DC - Double Crochet
FPDC - Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC - Back Post Double Crochet
FPSC - Front Post Single Crochet

Notes: Beginning Ch 3 counts as a DC
            If using multiple colors, you will switch every 4 rows

Chain in multiples of 12+14 to desired width
           (26, 38, 50, 62, 74, 86, 98, 110, 122, 134, 146, 158, 170, 182, 194, 206, 218)

Row 1: (right side) Turn, SC in 2nd Ch from hook and in next 3 sts, sk next 2 sts, *5 DC (shell) in next st, sk next 2 sts, SC in next 7 sts, sk next 2 sts,* Repeat from *to* across, 5 DC (shell) in next st, sk next 2 sts, SC in next 4 sts

Row 2: (wrong side) Turn, Ch 1, SC in next 3 sts, sk next st, BPDC around next st, DC between 1st & 2nd DC of shell below, BPDC around next st, DC between 2nd & 3rd DC of shell below, BPDC around next st, DC between 3rd & 4th DC of shell below, BPDC around next st, DC between 4th & 5th DC of shell below, BPDC around next st, sk next st,  *SC in next 5 sts, sk next st, BPDC around next st, DC between 1st & 2nd DC of shell below, BPDC around next st, DC between 2nd & 3rd DC of shell below, BPDC around next st, DC between 3rd & 4th DC of shell below, BPDC around next st, DC between 4th & 5th DC of shell below, BPDC around next st,* Repeat from *to* across, SC in next 3 sts 

Row 3: (right side) Turn, Ch 1, SC in next 2 sts, sk next st, FPDC around next post st, DC between 1st & 2nd sts below, sk next st, DC between 2nd & 3rd sts below, FPDC around next post st, DC between 3rd & 4th sts below, sk next st, DC between 4th & 5th sts below, FPDC around next post st, DC between 5th & 6th sts below, sk next st, DC between 6th & 7th sts below, FPDC around next post st, DC between 7th & 8th sts below, sk next st, DC between 8th & 9th sts below, FPDC around next st, sk next st,
*SC in next 3 sts, sk next st, FPDC around next post st, DC between 1st & 2nd sts below, sk next st, DC between 2nd & 3rd sts below, FPDC around next post st, DC between 3rd & 4th sts below, sk next st, DC between 4th & 5th sts below, FPDC around next post st, DC between 5th & 6th sts below, sk next st, DC between 6th & 7th sts below, FPDC around next post st, DC between 7th & 8th sts below, sk next st, DC between 8th & 9th sts below, FPDC around next st, sk next st,* Repeat from *to* across, SC in next 2 sts


Row 4: (wrong side) Turn, Ch 1, SC in next st, *sk next st, FPSC around next 13 sts, sk next st, SC in next st,* Repeat from *to* across

Note: if using more than 1 color, change colors in the last step of the last SC of previous row for a clean color change

Row 5: (right side) Turn, (Ch 3, 2 Long DC) worked in the same sp as the 1st st 4 rows below, sk next 3 sts, 

*SC in next 7 sts, sk next 3 sts, 5 Long DC (shell) in same sp as next st 4 rows below (this will be the same sp as the 4th SC in the set of 7 to keep it center), sk next 3 sts,* Repeat from *to* across, SC in next 7 sts, sk next 3 sts, 3 Long DC in same sp as the next st 4 rows below (this will be the last st of the row)


When working the Long DC's, Insert hook from front to back of indicated stitch, yo and pull up a loop.  Your stitch will show on both sides of your work and the wrong side will look like the photo below.

Row 6: (wrong side) Turn, Ch 3, DC between 1st & 2nd st below, BPDC around next st, DC between 2nd & 3rd st below, BPDC around next st, sk next st,

*SC in next 5 sts, sk next st, BPDC around next st, DC between 1st & 2nd DC of shell  below, BPDC around next st, DC between 2nd & 3rd DC of shell below, BPDC around next st, DC between 3rd & 4th DC of shell below, BPDC around next st, DC between 4th & 5th DC of shell below, BPDC around next st, sk next st,* Repeat from *to* across, SC in next 5 sts, BPDC around next st, DC between 1st & 2nd st  below, BPDC around next st, DC between 2nd & 3rd st below, BPDC around end st 


Row 7: (right side) Turn, Ch 3, DC between 1st & 2nd st below, sk next st, DC between 2nd & 3rd st below, FPDC around next st, DC between 3rd & 4th st below, sk next st, DC between 4th & 5th st below, FPDC around next st, sk next st, 

*SC in next 3 sts, sk next st, FPDC around next post st, DC between 1st & 2nd sts below, sk next st, DC between 2nd & 3rd st below, FPDC around next post st, DC between 3rd & 4th st below, sk next st, DC between 4th & 5th st below, FPDC around next post st, DC between 5th & 6th st below, sk next st, DC between 6th & 7th st below, FPDC around next post st, DC between 7th & 8th st below, sk next st, DC between 8th & 9th st below, FPDC around next st, sk next st,* Repeat from *to* across, SC in next 3 sts, sk next st, FPDC around next st, DC between 1st & 2nd st below, sk next st, DC between 2nd & 3rd st below, FPDC around next st, DC between 3rd & 4th st below, sk next st, DC between 4th & 5th st below, FPDC around end st



Row 8: (wrong side) Turn, Ch 1, FPSC around next 7 sts, *sk next st, SC in next st, sk next st, FPSC around next 13 sts* Repeat from *to* across, sk next st, SC in next st, sk next st, FPSC around next 7 sts

Row 9: (right side) Turn, SC in next 4 sts, sk next 3 sts, *5 Long DC (shell) in next st 5 rows below (this will be the same sp as the 4th st of the 7 SC) sk next 3 sts, SC in next 7 sts, sk next 3 sts,* Repeat from *to* across, 5 Long DC (shell) in next st 5 rows below sk next 3 sts, SC in next 4 sts

Repeat Rows 2-9 to desired height ending in Row 8 instructions

Border:
Round 1: Ch 2, turn, DC in same sp as Ch and in next st, HDC in next 2 sts, SC in next 7 sts, HDC in next 2 sts, *DC in next 3 sts, HC in next 2 sts, SC in next 7 sts, HDC in next 2 sts,* Repeat from *to* across, DC in next 2 sts, ROTATE to work down side of project, HDC evenly down side working 1 HDC around the rows that start with SC and working 2 HDC around the rows that start with DC/Ch 3, work 3 HDC around bottom corner st, ROTATE to work across bottom of project, HDC in each st across to next corner, ROTATE to work up next side of project, work 3 HDC around corner st, HDC evenly up the side working 1 HDC around the rows that start with SC and working 2 HDC around the rows that start with DC/Ch 3, work 3 HDCaround top corner st, sl st to beginning Ch to connect

Round 2-3: Ch 1, turn, HDC in next st, 3 HDC in 2nd st of corner, [HDC in each st to corner, 3 HDC in 2nd st of corner, rotate]3x, HDC in each st across, sl st to beginning Ch 1 to connect

Round 4: (right side - do not turn) Ch 1, Crab st (backwards SC) in each st around, sl st to beginning Ch 1 to connect, fasten off and weave in ends.

If you are working this as a pillow, you will want to stitch 2 panels together prior to doing round 4

19 comments:

  1. I have no patience i want row 2 lol

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    1. ROW 2 DONE Thans i needed that photo for help with understanding

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    2. You're welcome! There will be quite a few photos for stitch placement :)

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    3. ON ROW 5 i redid the last 3 stitches 3 times because they kept falling off the end until i attached a clip and it helped me with placement

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  2. As I work this I'm thinking how awesome would it be in #3 cotton thread as a table runner... I just might have to pick some up and give it a try along with the ww I'm using ...

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    1. I tried it in some Bamboo Silk yarn and it's really pretty in that too.

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    2. Awesome I will definitely pick some up and try it out ..

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    3. i am doing mine in #4 cotton and it would be great for place mats or table runner but i started with a verigade and i wish i had a plain color to go with this spool but it doesn't show that stitch placement off so much as that blue and white --- just my opinion showing again

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    4. I love Variegated yarns, but I agree, they typically do not show texture well

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  4. is there a particular time of the day the next set of instructions will be posted?

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    1. It will be posted by 9am MST each day

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    2. thank you. I am on EST so that is 11 am for me.

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  5. I was wondering when you have released all 8 rows will there be a way to save this so I can go back to it later ? I really like the way it is working up and wanted to be able to make a kitchen set .

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    1. I will leave this page open so that you will always have access to it. After the ebook is released, I will look into uploading a pdf version for easier access.

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    2. That sounds wonderful.. Thank you so much.. I am head over heels with this pattern. It is so beautiful!

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  6. Love this stitch its Fun. My tension gives me a slowness but osteo, in hands etc. TY

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