How To: Crochet The Aligned Cobble Stitch - Easy Tutorial

Living in a small town has always held a special place in my heart. From the weekly farmers markets filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, to having warm smiles greet you wherever you go; It's like my own little sanctuary in a busy world.

On a regular basis I enjoy strolling through my cosy town, soaking in the fresh air as I hear my footsteps whilst I walk along the cobblestone roads. It's those little things that make life special...

The Aligned Cobble Stitch has such a quirky, bubble-like texture about it, whilst still remaining a pretty easy crochet stitch to learn, perfect for any crochet newbies to give a go... Just imagine all the cosy blankets and sophisticated scarves you could crochet using this stitch!

You're never too old to learn something new, so if you're just as excited as I always am about obtaining some extra crochet knowledge, this helpful video will guide you through all the necessary steps to learn the "The Aligned Cobble Stitch" (in an easy to follow speed), as you continue on your ever-growing crochet adventure!

Crochet Hook - 5.00mm (H/8) Furls Hook

Chain in multiples of 2 + 2.

Row 1- Skip 1 ch, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in every ch. Turn your work.
Row 2- Ch1, 1 sc in same st. *1 tr in next st. 1 sc in next st. Repeat from the * all across. Turn your work.
Row 3- Ch1, 1 sc in same st. 1 sc in every stitch across. Turn your work.

Row 2 - 3 until you have reached your desired length.

Are there any other crochet stitches or techniques you'd love to learn?
I'm always open to new ideas and inspiration when it comes to 
sharing crochet with the world!

Spring "I Like Crochet" Features!

Back in my school days, as winter neared it's end, I used to long for those first few buds of spring to bloom. 
Every chance I got, I would be outdoors, soaking up the fresh new smells that this warm season had to offer. Weekends consisted of numerous trips to my local carnival where I would happily spend an entire day surround by little lambs and fluffy bunnies in the petting zoo.

As I type this, I Like Crochet is currently being overrun by all things spring, floral and Easter related thanks to the release of their latest issue (available on iPad and Desktop for those of you that don't know), which has me in a tizzy of excitement.

From delicate fairy tale inspired shawls to quirky blasts from the past, this issue has everything so be sure to hop on over if you're in search of your next crochet project!

  • Mystical Meadow Shawl (pictured above) -  Crochet has been popping up in almost every store this spring, quickly making it become a real dominating style factor. Bohemian dresses, lightweight tops and tasseled scarves are only some of the ways that crochet is being incorporated into our modern wardrobes. So when I got the opportunity to design a shawl for I Like Crochet I knew that I wanted to create an accessory that exuded my love of all things floral and whimsical, whilst still remaining stylish. Sirdar's Cotton DK was the perfect fit for this delicate shawl (Fun Fact: which can also be worn as a triangle scarf), as not only did the yarn glide over my hook, but the slight sheen added another element to the finished design.

  • Spring Lavender Headband (pictured above) - Lightweight accessories are such a fun way to add some quirkiness to a simple outfit, don’t you think? I especially loved incorporating tiny puff flowers in this design, as that is exactly what makes it ooze with fond memories of spring picnics!
  • Too Cool For Stitch School - Flower Puff Stitch (pictured below) - If you have followed me along here on my blog for some time now, you'll have realised that stitch tutorials are totally my thing! I don't even need an excuse to dig out the yarn and hooks, as learning something new on a regular basis is pretty high on my list of "Things To Do"... Since the day I started work on this Flower Puff Stitch tutorial I've found it incredibly hard to keep under wraps, as it's quickly becoming one of my favourites of all time. Coupled with this pretty shade of Debbie Bliss Eco Baby, I think it's fair to say that this stitch screams "Spring!" from top to bottom.

This Month's Features...
  • Easter is fast approaching, so be sure to have a bunny of a time with these 27+ Spring inspired crochet patterns!
  • With fast-paced egg hunts and fluffy bunnies to snuggle, it's no wonder that Easter time is a favourite among children. If your little girl is in need of an adorable outfit for a party this Spring, why not crochet her a sweet Bubble Gum Bows Top? (pictured below)
  •  The forest is one of those places for me, that feels like a home away from home. Wind weaving it's way through the trees, and birds gently chirping from every hidden nest create a beautifully peaceful sanctuary. If you too are a free spirit, spread your wings in this whimsical and serene Flyaway Feather Vest. (pictured below)

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24/7 Cotton Yarn Giveaway

You might remember that last week I shared my newest design, "The Honey Bird Triangle Scarf/Shawl", a modern take on a timeless classic.
It is a beautifully versatile piece, that can be worn many different ways, whether draped over the shoulders as a shawl or wrapped around the neck for extra warmth. It goes without saying, this bohemian scarf is sure to keep you toasty on all those blustery days.

I've especially enjoyed hearing how many of you admired the design so much that you immediately started crocheting your own!

Due to all this love and creativity, I’ve partnered with Lion Brand Yarn to give YOU the chance to win the 6 skeins of 24/7 Cotton needed to crochet your very own Honey Bird Scarf/Shawl!

Not only is this yarn 100% mercerized cotton (making it incredibly soft and easy to work with), but it also comes in more than 20 different colours to choose from, making this is a great opportunity to get your hands on some!

This giveaway is open to the US and Canada.
Good luck everyone, the giveaway closes Tuesday March 28th at 12:00am AEST.
Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for sponsoring this giveaway!