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Harlequin Stitch (Stitch Sampler Scrapghan CAL 2021 – Part 3)

January 22, 2021

This week’s stitch is such a fun one – the Harlequin Stitch! It creates a gorgeous diamond stitch pattern. With just a 4 row repeat, this stitch can be worked up in no time!

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Harlequin Stitch

Harlequin Stitch

– Get the free pattern below or download the printable PDF for free HERE

Materials
85g Worsted weight yarn + small amount for the border (the same color that will be used for sewing – optional)
H/5.0 mm hook
Yarn needle
Scissors

Level
intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
dc3tog – double crochet 3 together
dc6tog – double crochet 6 together

· written in US terms

· ch 3 counts as dc

· starting ch needs to be a multiple of 8 + 1

· This square looks great with stripes. Alternate colors every 2 rows, starting on row 2 or 4 repeat

· Approx finished size: 12” x 12”

Watch How to Crochet the Harlequin Stitch Video Tutorial Below

Scrapghan Tips

· If you’re having trouble getting the sizing right, remember that it’s easier to adjust a square that’s too small than one that’s too big.

· If a square comes out too small you can add an additional round for the border, go up a hook size, and/or steam block and stretch the square to the size you want.

· The edges might curl. This can be fixed with some steam blocking. It won’t be noticeable after sewing.

· Each square has at least 2 rounds of border. For the last round of the border I used the same color for each square (the dark gray). This is the same color used for the sewing.

· The squares will be released in sewing order, starting with the bottom left. I left a long end for sewing on each of the squares. The long end is approximately twice the length of one side.

· Each square does not need the same number of stitches for the borer.

PART 3 – HARLEQUIN STITCH

Ch 49

Row 1: work (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in the 5th ch from the hook, skip 3 chs, sc in the next, *skip 3 chs, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in next, skip 3 chs, sc in next* repeat from * to * across (36 dc)

Row 2: ch 3, turn, skip first sc, dc3tog over next 3 dc, *ch 7, skip ch 1, dc6tog over next 6 dc (skipping the sc in the middle)* repeat from * to * across to last 4 stitches, ch 7, dc3tog over last 3 dc, dc in turning ch (5 dc6tog, 2 dc3tog)

Row 3: ch 3, turn, 3 dc in first hole created by the dc3tog from previous row, *sc in the ch 1 space from row below previous row (working around and enclosing ch 7), (3dc, ch 1, 3dc) in hole created from dc6tog from previous row* repeat from * to * across to last 2 stitches, 3 dc in last hole created from dc3tog from previous row, dc in turning ch (38 dc)

Row 4: ch 4, turn, skip first dc, *dc6tog over next 6 dc (skipping the sc in the middle), ch 7, skip ch 1* repeat from * to * across to last stitch, ch 3, sc in turning ch (6 dc6tog)

Row 5: ch 1, turn, skip first sc and ch 3, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in hole created from dc6tog from previous row, *sc in the ch 1 space from row below previous row (working around and enclosing ch 7), (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) all in hole created from dc6tog from previous row* repeat from * to * across to last stitch, sc in first ch of the turning ch (36 dc)

Row 6 – 20: repeat rows 2 – 5 ending with a row 4 repeat

Do not fasten off.

BORDER

With the same color used for the square, work around the entire square

Round 1 (rs): ch 1, sc evenly along the side of the square, working 2 sc in the side of each row to the corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each stitch across to next corner, 3 sc in corner, sc along the side of the square, working 2 sc in the side of each row to the corner, 3 sc in corner, sc in each stitch to last, 2 sc in last stitch, join to first sc

Change to border/joining color

Round 2 (rs): ch 1, *sc in each stitch across to corner, 3 sc in corner* repeat from * to * around, join to first sc with sl st

Fasten off.

Leave a long end for sewing.

Weave in the other ends.

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  1. I love your crochet alongs and cals, thank you. I am really enjoying this current one so much that they are not coming soon enough, but I manage to keep busy while waiting. Thank you for all of your beautiful patterns.
    Karen McCormick

  2. I’m enjoying this new CAL! Question about row 2 – before the dc3tog, dc in the last 4 stitches, should there be a chain?

  3. I am stuck on row 4. It says there should be (6 dc 3 tog). I don’t read it as any DC 3 tog in row 4. Souldn’t it read more like row 2?

  4. Breann,
    I missed the #1 part of this Sampler Scrapgan, is there a place where I can find the #1 pattern? I’d like to be able to make one after I finish my current project.
    Which is remaking a blanket I made for my grandaughter 22 years ago. it suffered badly over time, from lack of care and to many battles with her kittys it was becomming so holy it was unusable, But I’ve unraveled it, and trimmed out the old bad spots, found some yarn that matches it and am now in the process of remaking it. So I haven’t been online as much as usual. When I’m not on line much and my emails collect in the 4 o5 hundreds I have a bad habbit of dumping the oldest ones without even looking at them more than just to see if they are bills. I think I must have done that with Part #1, Sorry. PLEASE notify me where I can find the pattern. at my email below and I will be watching for it on the Subject line put Pattern #1 PLEASE!
    Sandra Knittel

  5. At the top of this pattern post, just above the title, there is a menu list. Click on “Crochet Along.” It will have the past two pattern links.

  6. Hello!
    My question is regarding Row 3 of the Harlequin stitch. In your pattern notes, ch 3 counts as dc. I count 38 dc (the turning ch 3, the first 3 dc, 5 groups of 6 dc = 30, the last 3 dc, the 1 dc in the turning ch) though Row 3 in your instructions state 36 dc. Where is my count wrong?
    Thanks for your help,
    Maryann

  7. How many double crochet rounds are supposed to be on the chain for the first row? I keep getting five and not bring able to end on a single crochet. Not sure what I’m doing wrong-looks like four rounds wouldn’t be wide enough for a square the same size as the first two squares but then five doesn’t enable me to end the row correctly. I’ve chained 49-is that how many you have in the video?

    Thanks for any help! Love these crochet alongs!

  8. I was lucky enough to test your Bahama Blouse and was so happy to see it featured in the newest Crochet Foundry Magazine

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