Englisches Häkeln • German Crochet
Crocheted Knit Stitch flat or Center Single Crochet Flat
Many believe that the crocheted knit stitch as a flat panel is not possible because it can only be crocheted in rounds, but there is a possibility. In the photos, I have the puncture marks marked with a blue thread, it is inserted under the transverse stitches of the previous row. This stitch should also be worked loosely.
1st row: Cast on the required number of chains and crochet a row of single crochets as usual.
2nd row: Chain 1, the following sc do not prick through the two mesh wires as usual, but under the transverse thread between the above converging, vertical (like an inverted V) threads pierce (see photo 1) and do1 sc . Work in all sts of the row as well (see photo 2), at the end of the row there is only one visible vertical thread left (see photo 3, I put a crochet hook through the thread to show it), we sting to the left of through the two mesh wires (marked with blue thread, see photo 4) and crochet there our last sc (see photo 5). Crochet all following rows like the 2nd row.
Crocheted knit Stitch or Waistcoat Stitch
The so-called "crocheted knit stitch" or "waistcoat stitch" actually gives a pattern image as in the plain right knitting, and is thus most suitable for producing beautiful, colored patterns, such as those shown in Norwegian or Fair Isle handicrafts in crochet. The pattern results in crocheting of rows, best suited for spiral rounds, such. B for caps or socks. Cast on the desired number of stitches and crochet the first round very loosely with normal, single crochet stitches. In any case, take a larger needle size than stated, crocheting too tightly will make it very difficult to stab in the stitches. The yarn I use is suitable for needle size 3.5 - 4.5, I crocheted with needle size 5.0. Then continue in spiral circles (mark the last loop of the round), instead of the two mesh wires at the head of the stitch (ie the usual puncture site) is inserted directly into the stitch, between the two vertical threads that form a "V", and pick up the thread, then crochet as usual. Make sure that you also stick out on the back between the "V", otherwise the stitching will go awry. In the beginning, it will take a bit of practice, but I'm sure you'll love the result.