Stitch How to : Tricolour Speckle Stitch

 I learned this from my trusty 1970’s Mon Tricot knitting and crochet dictionary where it is titled tri-colour Speckle stitch.
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You will need

Paintbox DK cotton

crochet hook  3.5mm


Mint Odyssey

Pattern (US terms)

Row 1 : Ch a multiple of 6 sts, plus 2, turn 

Row 2 : (Color 1 ) ch 2,  dc 1 into 3rd ch (ch 2 counts for 1st dc), *ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc 2*  repeat from * to * till last two stitches, 2dc. In the 2nd dc as you pull through the yarn for the final part of the stitch take the next color (color 2) and pull through the final loop of the dc to join the new color ready for the next row.
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Row 3 : ( color 2) ch 2, 1dc into missed stitches of row 1, to cover 2ch space, continue repeating 2ch, 2dc into 2ch space below across the row. At end of row 1dc 2ch then 1hdc into 2 ch of previous row.

TIP : Carry yarn up the sides of the work by putting the yarn colors from below rows over the top of the new color before you work the row.

Row 4 : (join color 3) ch 1, *2dc in 2dc of row 1, ch 2* repeat from * to * to last 2 stitches, 2dc

Row 5: start again from row 2, working dc into dc of row 3

Continue repeating rows 2-5 until you have your desired length, colours can be varied according to how you want them as long as each row has a different colour. I chose seven colours and just repeated the pattern.

I’m in love with this new Furls beautiful pink Polaris Galaxy Streamline Swirl

crochet hook in the photo above. (The link above is an affiliate link )

(Source: Mon Tricot Knitting and Crochet stitches dictionary 1970 with a lot of added detail from me!)
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I haven’t had much time to do more yet but I want to make either a cushion or a seat cover and a blanket with this stitch, hope you like it and if you have any questions please ask me in the comments below, enjoy!

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3 years ago

I’ve never tried this stitch. Must give it a go, it looks great. Thanks Joyce!


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