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Crochet Sampler Swatches


These swatches represent crocheted stitch patterns that you can use for your own designs. Choose a hook size that is recommended on the packaging of your chosen yarn.
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Step 1

GETTING STARTED:
Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.

ABBREVIATIONS:
beg—begin(ning); ch—chain; cm—centimeter(s); dc—double crochet; g—gram(s); hdc—half double crochet; mm—millimeter(s); oz—ounce(s); rep—repeat; rnd(s)—round(s); RS—right side; sc—single crochet; sl—slip; st(s)—stitch(es); tr—treble crochet; WS—wrong side; yd—yard(s)

SIZE:
Varies with the yarn and hook selected.

MATERIALS:

  • #3 light weight yarn
  • Boye® size US H (5 mm), or size appropriate for yarn
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GAUGE:
Gauge is not critical for these projects. Your yarn and hook choice will determine size.

SPECIAL STITCHES:
Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in one stitch.

Step 2

SWATCH #1 (upper left)
Chain a multiple of 2 + 1.
Set-Up Row: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip 1 ch, *2 sc in next ch, skip 1 ch; rep from * to last ch, sc in last ch, turn. Row 1: Ch 1 (does not counts as sc), 2 sc in first st, skip 1 sc, *2 sc in next sc, skip 1 sc; rep from * to last sc, sc in top of last sc.
Rep Row 1 for pattern.

Step 3

SWATCH #2 (upper right)
Chain a multiple of 8 + 4.
Set-Up Row (RS): Shell in 8th ch from hook (skipped chs count as ch 1, dc, 3 skipped chs), ch 1, skip 3 ch, dc in next ch, *ch 1, skip 3 ch, Shell in next ch, ch 1, skip 3 ch, dc in next ch; rep from * across.
Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), *shell in center of next shell, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * across, omitting last ch 1, turn.
Rep Row 1 for pattern.

Step 4

SWATCH #3 (lower left)
Chain 6, join with slip st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 15 dc in ring, join with slip st to top of beginning ch-3—16 dc.
Rnd 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), dc in same st, ch 1, *skip 1 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st, ch 1; rep from * around, join with slip st to 3rd ch of ch-5, slip st in next space.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space, *ch 1, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space; rep from * around, join with sc to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in space formed by joining sc, *7 dc in next ch-2 space, sc in next ch-1 space; rep from * around, omitting last sc, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Step 5

SWATCH #4 (lower right)
Chain a multiple of 6 + 3.
Set-Up Row (RS): Hdc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped ch counts as hdc), ch 3, skip 3 ch, hdc in next ch, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, hdc in next ch, ch 3, skip 3 ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * to last ch, hdc in last ch, turn.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 2, 3 dc in next space, ch 2, sc in next space; rep from * across, placing last sc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as tr and ch-1), hdc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, hdc in next dc, *ch 3, hdc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, hdc in next dc; rep from *across, end ch 1, tr in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, sc in next space, ch 2, *3 dc in next space, ch 2, sc in next space, ch 2; rep from * across, end 2 dc in last space, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next dc, ch 3, hdc in next dc, *ch 1, skip 1 dc, hdc in next dc, ch 3, hdc in next dc; rep from * across, end hdc in top of turning ch, turn. Rep Rows 1-4 for pattern.

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