A couple of weeks ago I promised some more textured squares, so this weeks square is worked using one of my favourite stitches: Linen Stitch.
Linen Stitch is a very simple stitch, giving you a lovely texture and can be used for almost any project. The stitch looks beautifully rustic when worked in tweedy yarns, a classy contemporary look can be achieved by working in muted shades (sample on the right), or try a nautical look by working in blue and white, as in my sample on the left.
For our square ch 24, but any even number will do
Row 1: 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, *1ch, miss 1ch, 1dc in next ch; rep. from * to end – turn
Row 2: 1ch, 1dc in 1st dc, 1dc in next 1ch sp, *1ch, 1dc in next 1ch sp; rep. from * to last dc, 1dc in last dc – turn
Row 3: 1ch, 1dc in first dc, *1ch, 1dc in next 1ch sp; rep. from * to last 2dc’s, 1ch, miss 1dc, 1dc in last dc – turn
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for pattern and work until your piece is a square.
Try single colour squares or work two (or more) row stripes.