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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Pattern Stitch: The Diagonal Stitch / Slant Stitch

The Diagonal Stitch / Slant Stitch:

Why some stitches have more than one name is something I can't answer.  But the diagonal stitch should not be confused with "crocheting on the diagonal" which is a method of working a project from corner to corner.

A slant stitch or diagonal stitch is used in conjunction with a crochet grouping of stitches and can be varied by as few or as many stitches as indicated by pattern instructions as well as different types of stitches, such as double crochet or triple crochet stitches.  

Abbreviation(s): The diagonal or slant stitch abbreviation is known as: Diagonal Stitch / Diagonal st or Slant Stitch / Slant st.

Definition: Work several stitches; approximately 3-5 stitches, work an additional stitch but instead of working the last stitch in the next space or stitch, work it in the same stitch as the first stitch of the grouping is worked, creating a "diagonal or slant" which actually crosses in front of the grouping. 

Symbol Key:   

Example - 5 dc slant st/with diagonal dc:
[Yo, insert hook in next st, pull up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice] 4 times, yo, working in front of double crochet grouping, insert hook in same stitch as first double crochet is worked, yo, draw up a loop even with loop on hook, (yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice to complete stitch.

Pattern: Our Diagonal Crochet Casserole Cover and Potholder Set  uses the diagonal stitch for texture and protection.  

This quick and easy crochet set is perfect for summer cookouts as a matching set that will have you receiving compliments! Worked using the diagonal stitch.  Sold only as a set. Made with Peaches & Cream. 

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