Saturday 30 January 2016

Crochet Loop Stitch, dust mitt pattern and other uses

If you've never tried the loopy crochet stitch that gives a lovely shaggy effect then now is the time to try. Go on, have a go!

I made this quick and simple dust mitt using the loop stitch and it is useful for many projects including toy sheep, hats, scarves etc. the possibilities are endless.

If you don't know how do the loop stitch see my video tutorial here:

Pattern for the dust mitt:

I used double knit and it used around 40g
4mm crochet hook

I use English crochet terms.

Begin by making 52 chain

1st row: double crochet in 2nd chain from hook then one double crochet in each chain to end. (50 sts)
2nd row 2 ch (counts as first dc) one double crochet in next 14 stitches . One loop stitch in each of next 20 stitches. One double crochet in each of next 15 stitches (50 sts)

Repeat rows 1 and 2,  20 times or until the mitt is the correct length for your hand measured from the first chain row. It doesn't have to be exact, same with the width - if you have larger hands simple increase the number of stitches each side.

Once you are happy with the length work the next row as decrease:

2 chain (counts as first stitch); 1 double crochet; **double crochet next two stitches together; one double crochet in next two stitches;** repeat from ** to ** to end.
Next row: Double crochet two stitches together, repeat to end.
Fasten off.

You should now have a piece that looks like this with a centre loopy section and plain each side.

The wrong side will look like this:

Now join the two shortest sides together by folding in half and either crocheting or stitching the seam.

Next flatten it out so the loopy section is central with the plain sections at the back and the seam in the centre.

You are going to turn it inside out now and sew the top together. The decreased end will be the cuff.

Once finished, turn it back with the loopy side out and you are ready to get dusting!

 Happy crocheting!

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The pattern is free to use for personal use only. You may not copy, reproduce, sell, distribute physically or digitally or put the pattern on your own blog/website - instead please provide a link back to my blog or Ravelry pattern link. Please do not claim the pattern as your own. Please credit Pookie Doodle Crafts as the designer and provide a link where possible. If you make something similar using my idea please add "inspired by Pookie Doodle Crafts" and if you let me know I will promote yours too - I think we should all work together to share ideas :)
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