Watch how to crochet the candy cover stitch (video and written tutorial)

The candy cover stitch builds to a pretty but reasonably dense pattern, making it excellent for snuggy throws and afghans. You'll also love this pattern for scarves and hats.
It's a simple mix of chains, single and double crochets but looks so impressive and intricate.
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Materials
You can use any yarn for this stitch, but it probably looks best worked in a single solid color to show off its complexity. Check your manufacturer's band for hook size suggestions. You will also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Abbreviations
* repeat from here the number of times required
ch st chain stitch
dc double crochet
rep repeat
sc single crochet
sk skip
skd skipped
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Written instructions
First create your foundation chain in multiples of 4 sts, plus 4.
Row 1: put 4dc into 4th ch from hook, sk 3ch, 1sc into next ch, *2ch, 4dc into same ch as last sc, sk 3ch, 1sc into next ch; rep from * along row, turn.
Row 2: 5ch, 4dc into 4th ch from hook, *sk 4dc, 1sc between last skd dc and next 2ch, 2ch, 4dc into side of last sc worked; rep from * to last 4dc, sk 4dc, 1sc into next ch, turn.
Repeat row 2 until your project reaches your desired length.
Resources

A lovely stitch that is easy too!
August 7   ·  
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So easy you'll wonder how you managed without this stitch
August 6   ·  
Super-light and uses only double crochet and chains
August 5   ·