Hello, I have crocheted slant stitches! I had been seeing tutorials for this look on Pinterest lately, and was thinking about trying it out. When I realized that Dishcloth #34 in The Big Book of Dishcloths used it, I had to do it!
I say this a lot, but I feel like it's okay to preach this like it's my religion: if you want to try out something new, find a dishcloth pattern that incorporates it. It's perfect practice, it's a small project, and you have a useful and beautiful dishcloth to show for your trouble when you're finished.
So. The slant stitch. You're crocheting your double crochet stitches, and then you skip a stitch. Then you crochet three crochet stitches (or however many your pattern tells you to).
|I'm really bad at using my camera with my left hand, y'all. Sorry for what you're about to see.|
Then! You yarn over like you're about to make another double crochet stitch. But! You insert your hook into the skipped stitch three stitches back. I know, plot twist!
You work a yarnover and pull that yarn wayyyy out and pull it through two loops, yarnover, and pull it through your last two loops--you know, regular double crochet stuff.
Except that you worked it a few stitches backwards.
Then you skip a stitch and work three double crochet stitches and repeat the whole thing over again until you have this cool-looking dishcloth to show for it.
This was fun! I apparently should have worked another row or two, but once I decided to use orange yarn for my border I guess I got a little impatient. I like the bright orange with the red, but I do wish I'd used the single crochet stitch border instead of this double crochet stitch border. Oh well.
I really like the slant stitch! I'm pretty pumped that I learned it, and I hope I find another pattern that calls for it soon. The dishcloth was great practice and I'm happy to have it in my gift stash. Win win!