B’s Stitch, the State Fair, and the giveaway

Hello all!  As promised I am going to tell you about the stitch pattern that my good friend B showed me.  It is pretty neat.  It winds up making alternating squares that look embossed and engraved into the fabric.

You start by making a foundation chain that has a total number of chains divisible by 6 + 5 more chains. 

R1- The first 3 chains form the first dc, dc in 4th ch from hook and in ea ch across. (If you prefer not working into foundation chs, then make a row of foundation double crochet and turn at the end).

R2- Ch 3, skp first dc, fpdc in next 2 dc, (dc in next 3 dc, fpdc in next 3 dc) across, turn.

R3- Ch 3, skp first dc, dc in next 2 dc, (fpdc in next 3 dc, dc in next 3 dc) across, turn.

Alternate repeating rows 2 and 3 to your heart’s content!  Finish off when you get tired of stitching!

Cool huh?! and very easy.

So, in my crochet world today…I went to the State Fairgrounds to drop off 4 crochet items that I have entered in the State Fair creative arts competition.  I’ll post again in a few weeks when I know the results of the judging.  I’m excited!

Also, remember that giveaway that I posted about a few weeks ago?  For a crochet hook case?  You get one point for each pattern purchase from my ravelry store or my etsy store?  And you also get one point for blogging about the giveaway on your own blog, and then telling me about it in a comment?  Well, I am sorry to say that NO ONE has gotten ANY points!  Now, I’m not entirely surprised.  I know that two patterns isn’t much selection.  What I would like to point out though is that if you would like the hook case….your chances are pretty good if you get even one point since the opportunity to collect points ends at 11:59 CDT tonight.  Just sayin…

So, have a lovely weekend, and if you haven’t already, spend a few minutes thinking about what happened on this day 9 years ago, and think of something you could do to bring a little more peace to the world…forgive someone, get over something that has been irritating you, say you’re sorry, commit to tell someone you love them, decide to be nice to someone that you haven’t been nice to previously, etc.

Happy crafting!

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