Cross-stitch with Rib - French Knot Stitch

Cross-stitch with Rib

Work a chain the length required. 1st row. - 1 double crochet into second chain from hook, continue with a double crochet into every stitch to the end of row.

2nd row. - Turn 3 chain (instead of 1 treble), 1 chain, miss 1 stitch, and into the next stitch work through both back loops 1 treble, 1 chain, 1 treble into the stitch just missed (thus making a cross-stitch), * miss 1 stitch, 1 treble into next stitch (back loops), 1 chain, 1 treble into missed stitch, continue from * to end of row. 1 chain at the end.

Figure 22. Cross stitch with rib

Figure 22. Cross-stitch with rib. A method of combining treble and single crochet with good result

3rd row. - Place the hook under both loops of the first treble, pull the wool through, and through the loop on hook at the same time, thus making a single crochet. Work a single crochet on every stitch of previous row, being careful to take up both loops each time.

4th row. - There are now two rows of complete chain on the work, one on the wrong, and one on the right side, and in repeating the 2nd row - that is, the cross-stitch - care must be taken to work through the whole of the chain-stitch at the back of the work viz., the two loops of the stitch. Thus, a complete chain between the rows of trebles on the right side will be seen, forming a rib.

French Knot Stitch

Make the length of chain required.

1st row. - A double crochet into second chain stitch from hook, continue with a double crochet into every stitch to the end of row.

2nd row. - Turn with 1 chain, 1 treble into 1st double crochet of the previous row, working into the back loop, 1 treble into next double crochet, 4 treble into next double crochet - viz., the 3rd stitch, * remove hook from the loop, and put the hook into the top loop of the first treble (of the group of four), and draw the last loop through it, thus grouping the four trebles together (keeping them to the front), to form a French knot, 1 treble into next stitch, 4 trebles into next (grouping them together as before), 1 treble into next stitch, 4 trebles into next, and repeat from * to end of the row.

Figure 23. French knot stitch

Figure 23. French knot stitch. An easily worked design when a raised effect is required

3rd row. - Turn with 1 chain, 1 treble into first stitch, 4 trebles into second stitch, and * group them together, keeping the group to the back, 1 treble above the group of previous row, 4 trebles into next stitch, and repeat from * to end of row - thus the French knots come alternately in each row. Repeat each row in the same way.