Welcome to the second of our Throw of the Month series! This month’s project is the Ice Crystal Throw made in Red Heart Super Saver yarn. Each month we will have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.
This month we’ll work on double crocheting 4 stitches together (double crochet four together, or dc4tog). This stitch is a longer version of the double crochet two together (dc2tog) that is more common.
I’ll be working on a few rows of double crochet fabric. I’ve started another row of double crochet here, then I’ll work the dc4tog, then finish the row with double crochet.
Step 1: Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch and draw up a loop.
Step 2: Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook.
As you can see, there are now two loops on the hook. The one on the right is from the completed stitch, so it is attached to a taller bit of fabric than the one on the left, which is the one attached to the uncompleted stitch.
Step 3: Repeat Step 1.
Step 4: Repeat Step 2.
As you can see, there are now three loops on the hook. The one on the left and the one in the middle are the same height, but both are shorter than the one on the right.
Step 5: Repeat Step 1.
Step 6: Repeat Step 2.
Now the hook has four loops on it.
Step 7: Repeat Step 1.
Step 8: Repeat Step 4.
Now you have 5 loops on your hook: the original loop from the completed double crochet stitch, and the 4 loops from Steps 2, 4, 6, and 8.
Step 9: Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops on the hook. This will finalize the stitch.
As you can see in the picture, a dc4tog pulls in quite a bit, since it is reducing 4 stitches down to 1 stitch.
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