Watch how to crochet the pine trees stitch (video & written instructions)

If you're looking for a cool and quirky addition to your crochet repertoire, you'll love the pine trees stitch.
Amazingly the pattern is built up using only the most basic of crochet stitches, chain stitch and single and double crochets, yet you'll soon create a forest of beautiful trees. This stitch looks great for throws and afghans.
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Watch the pine trees stitch video tutorial:
Materials
The pine trees stitch is fairly intricate so you won't want to use too bulky a yarn, as you'll lose definition. Think about trying a fingering weight yarn, moving up to a DK if you want something a little chunkier. Check your manufacturer's band for hook size suggestions. You'll also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Abbreviations
* repeat from this point as often as specified.
ch chain
dc double crochet
rep repeat
sk skip
st(s) stitch(es)
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Written instructions
Start off with a foundation chain large enough for your project, made up of multiples of 10 sts plus 4 for turning.
Row 1: 1dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 4, sk next 4 ch, 1sc in next ch, ch 4, sk next 4 ch, 3dc in next ch, rep from * across, ending with 2dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: ch 2, sk 1st dc, 2 dc in next dc, *ch 3, 1 sc in next sc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc**, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * across, finishing last rep at **, 1 dc into top of turning ch, turn.
Row 3: ch 2, sk 1st dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *ch 2, 1 dc in next sc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc **, 1 dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into top of turning ch, turn.
Row 4: ch 2, sk 1st dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *ch 1, 2 dc in next dc**, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, rep from * ending last rep at **, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 5: ch 1, 1 sc in 1st dc, *ch 4, sk next 4 dc, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 4, skip next 4 dc, 1 sc in next dc, rep from * across, finishing with sc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 6: ch 1, 1 sc in 1st sc, *ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, 1dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 1 sc in next sc, rep from * across, turn.
Row 7: ch 5, *2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next sc, ch 2, rep from * across, finishing with 1 dc in last sc, turn.
Row 8: ch 3 , *2 dc in next dc, 1dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across, omitting last ch 1 sp, 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 5, turn.
Row 9: ch 2, 1 dc in 1st dc, *ch 4, skip next 4 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 4, sk next 4 dc, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 2 dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Repeat rows 2-9 until the project has reached your desired length.
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