Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Crochet Triangle All-over Pattern Tutorial

by M. J. Joachim

I really struggled with this triangle all-over pattern tutorial, and if I hadn’t been so determined to figure it out for all of you, to share it on this Lots of Crochet Stitches blog, I might well have given up and moved onto something a bit different. That’s another blog post waiting to be written, because I know I’m not the only crocheter who has difficulty interpreting patterns from time to time.

This triangle pattern is really neat. Teachers can make only 1 row and have an everlasting birthday crown to give their students as a keepsake, or wash and use multiple times. It would be lovely to use the triangles to represent sails in a seaside atmosphere – perhaps as café curtains in a nautically decorated room, or as a shower curtain, in a bathroom decorated with seashells and other coastal accessories.

Panels can be made to offset a closely woven fabric, perhaps as the top of a dress or in place of a collar on a sweater. Lest we forget the ease of using this pattern to make an afghan…yes this all-over pattern lends itself to all sorts of creative ideas, and it’s so easy to make that you can have fun crocheting whatever your heart desires.

Foundation:  Multiple of 6 chains (+2 more chains)
Step 1:  Single crochet in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across

Step 2:  Chain 1, sc in first sc
Step 3:  Chain 6, sc in second chain from hook

Step 4:  Half double crochet in next chain

Step 5:  Double crochet in next chain

Step 6:  Triple crochet in next chain
Step 7:  Double triple crochet (dtr) in next chain (yarn over 4 times; yarn over, draw through 2 loops – 4 times)

Step 8:  Skip next 5 single crochets; sc in next sc
[Repeat Steps 3 – 8 across row, ending with 1 sc in turning chain.]

Step 9:  Chain 5, turn; sc in top of 1st triangle

Step 10:  Chain 4, dtr in next sc; single crochet in top of next triangle
[Repeat Step 10 across row ending with chain 4 and 1 dtr in last sc of previous row.]

Step 11:  Chain 1, turn; *sc in next 4 chain, sc once in next sc and once in next dtr.
[Repeat Step 11 from * across row, ending with 1 sc in top of turning chain.]
Repeat Steps 2 – 11 for pattern.
That's all for now, good people. I hope you find this all-over triangle pattern easy and fun to make and use in many of your crochet projects!

As always, my best greetings to you and yours, 
M. J.