I have found a fool-proof-straight-edge-stitch!
I'm excited to share, although, I do know probably many, many, crocheters know this stitch already! But, what I like about it, is the ease of turning at the end of each row. No finding the exact sc to stitch into. The last stitch is in between the ch-2 turning chain and last sc. I'm jumping ahead I know, but you'll see when you try this pattern.
Here's the pattern for a simple scarf in Lion Brand Yarn "Scarfie" It's a "5" weight bulky yarn. I used a size 8.00 L hook.
Chain 26 (or any even number)
Row 1: sc in the 4th chain from hook, *ch1, sk next ch, sc in next ch, repeat from * to the end of the row. (The last stitch should be a sc in the last ch)
Row 2: ch 2, turn, sc in ch 1 space from previous row, *ch 1, sk 1 sc, sc in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * to the very end, the last sc should be worked into the space between the ch2 turning chain and sc from the previous row.
Row 3: Repeat row 2 as many times as you'd like to finish your scarf and make it as long as you'd like. I used the whole skein and it is wonderfully long and can wrap several times around your neck.
That's it! Enjoy having straight edges on each side of your scarf!
Now, if you try it, let me see! Let's be crochet insta-friends! I'm on Instagram @daisyfarmcrafts. Tag me or use the #daisyfarmcrafts so we can make even more moss stitch friends!
I'm also pinning this to Pinterest if you'd like to get it on one of your pin boards and save for later. I also have a facebook page called daisy farm crafts where it will be posted as well.
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