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The Bamboo is a beautiful stitch that features a great texture. It looks wonderful in a variety of yarn weight – from light weight to super bulky.
I like this stitch, because not only would it look great in a garment design such as a shawl or cardigan, but it would also look amazing in a blanket. And blankets are one of my most favourite things to make!
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For this tutorial today I will be using a small amount of Cotton Aran by Paintbox Yarns. It is an aran weight yarn. The hook shown in the video below is a 5 mm Clover Armor Hook. However you may use any hook and yarn combination you choose.
You will find a free video tutorial at the bottom of this post following the written instruction!
The Bamboo Stitch:
This stitch is worked in rows in this tutorial.
To begin, make a slip knot and then chain your desired number of chains. For this stitch pattern you will need to chain a multiple of three stitches for your foundation chain.
Skip the first two chains and work one bamboo stitch in the next chain.
To work the Bamboo stitch, yarn over and insert your hook into the next chain, yarn over and draw up a loop and pull that loop through first loop on your hook. Yarn over, insert your hook into the same stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through all the loops on your hook. Bamboo stitch made.
*Chain two, skip the next two chains and bamboo stitch in the next stitch.
Repeat from * across and work one bamboo stitch in the final stitch. Chain two and turn your work.
Into the first chain two space, work one bamboo stitch, * chain two, and work a bamboo stitch in the next stitch.
Repeat from * all the way across and work your final bamboo stitch in the starting chain two space.
Chain two and turn your work.
And that’s it!
For the rest of the pattern simply repeat row two. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Thank you so much for stopping by! If you enjoyed this tutorial, you may wish to check out the Wicker Stitch | How to Crochet. See you next week!
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