Great Grids in Crochet

​​​​​Today's video tutorial shows you how to create ​great grids. Open work with a squared off look, often used in shawls and blankets for a lighter feel and giving the easiest lace look out there.  

This stitch is used in our ​free Crochet Pattern ​"Popcorn at the Movies Shawl".

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Abbreviations

UK Terms

ch      chain

dc      double crochet

tr       ​treble crochet

rep     repeat

US ​Terms

​ch       chain

sc        single crochet

​dc       double crochet

rep     repeat

In this tutorial we work the shorter version first with a  simple double crochet or single crochet stitch.  The second example is with a treble, or double crochet stitch. Once you have the understanding of how to create these grid stitches the technique can be applied to any length of stitch with a varied length of chain to create larger rectangular or square grids to your crochet fabric.

​UK Terms ​

​​Building a base row of double crochet for simplicity, these flexible grids can be based on any stitch type.

Row 1: Ch2 (as first dc and ch sp), *dc1, ch1; rep to end of row, turn.

Row 2: Rep Row 1.

Row 3: Ch4 (as first tr and ch sp), *tr1, ch1; rep to end of row, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 3.

Great Grids can be created by repeating the stitch and chain combination with longer chains or taller stitches as you prefer.

US Terms​

Building a base row of ​single crochet for simplicity, these flexible grids can be based on any stitch type.

Row 1: Ch2 (as first sc and ch sp), *sc1, ch1; rep to end of row, turn.

Row 2: Rep Row 1.

Row 3: Ch4 (as first dc and ch sp), *dc1, ch1; rep to end of row, turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 3.

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