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Friday, March 18, 2011

12 Block Series: Block 3: FLO-BLO Block


Note:  Hook Size: H

Stitches used:
Chain (ch)
Single Crochet (sc)


Ch 32

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across.  31 sc competed. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in FLO of first sc, *Sc in BLO of next sc, sc in FLO of next sc* repeat from * to * . Ch 1, turn.

Row 3 - end.  Repeat Row 2 until length desired.  End off.

FLO-BLO Block, close-up detail. 

This pattern uses only the front loop or the back loop of the stitch below.  It creates a thinner finished item as the base of the stitch you are making is not going through both loops.  By alternating the loop used, there is no ridge created, which would be the case if you did all the stitches in only the front loop, or only the back loop along the row.

You will note that you will need to use a hook size larger than that of other blocks due to the nature of the stitch.  Using an H hook keeps the block size at 9" x 9", the same as the others in this series.  Your results may vary.

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