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Monday, September 22, 2008

Crochet Stitch Height Comparison

I seem to be on a Crochet Kick lately, so I think I'll just continue a little longer and share this sample piece with you. It shows how the different crochet stitches compare to each other in height so you can have an easy reference when deciding what stitch you might want to use in a project.

Take a look...

Stitch Height Comparison Sample
Starting at the bottom, I crocheted 2 rows of single crochet, then 2 rows of half double, 2 rows of double, and ended at the top with 2 rows of triple crochet. You can click on the picture to see it bigger.

As the piece progresses upwards, the stitches get taller and looser. Single crochet is very compact and firm whereas triple crochet is very hole-y and loose. Depending on what you are making and what effect you want to achieve, one stitch might be a better choice than another.

For items like baby blankets or afghans, I much prefer a tighter, firmer stitch like single or half double, or a stitch pattern such as the Ripple Stitch or the Basketweave Stitch. I like afghans and blankets to be solid and not have holes in them where fingers and toes can get stuck.

For something like a scarf where you might want it loose and drape-y, triple crochet would work great.

Coming up this week, I will bring you a chart for working all the different basic crochet stitches that will also be an easy reference when working a project. In addition to that on my List of Things To Do are some new knit videos, an update on my Angel Swap projects, what I received from Connecting Threads, and a review of a neat new tool I recently acquired.

Happy Stitching!

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