Watch how to crochet the flame stitch (video and written instructions)

The flame is a bold stitch that will soon be running like wildfire across your afghans and throws.
Creating fun flame-like fan shapes that are interlinked across the work, this stitch works up quickly and is sure to catch everyone's attention.
Watch the flame stitch video tutorial:
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Materials
You can use any yarn for this project. A nice DK weight would be perfect, but you could go lighter to achieve a really airy and pretty result. Check your manufacturer's yarn 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 number of times required
ch chain
dc2tog double crochet two together
rep repeat
sc single crochet
sk skip
tr treble crochet
Special stitches involved in this pattern
This stitch requires the double crochet two together stitch (dc2tog), which is a decrease stitch. To make this stitch, first yarn over, insert hook into next st. Yo again, pull through st, 3 loops on hook. Yo, pull through 1st 2 sts on hook. 2 sts remain on hook. Insert hook into next st and yo. Pull through st, 3 loops on hook. Yo and pull through all three loops on hook.
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Written pattern
To create this stitch you'll need to make a foundation chain in multiples of 10, plus 2.
Row 1: put 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, *3 ch, sk 3 ch, 1 sc into next ch, 3 ch, sk 1 ch, 1 sc into next ch, 3 ch, sk 3 ch, 1 sc into next ch; rep from * to end, turn.
Row 2: 1 ch, 1 sc into 1st sc, *1 ch, sk next 3ch sp, dc2tog into next 3ch arch, into same arch as last dc2tog work 3 ch, dc2tog 4 times, 1 ch, sk next 3ch sp, 1sc into next sc; rep from * to end of row, turn.
Row 3: 7ch, skip next 3ch arch, 1 sc into next 3ch arch, 3 ch, 1 sc into next 3ch arch, 3 ch, 1 tr into next sc, *3 ch, sk next 3ch arch, 1 sc into next 3ch arch, 3 ch, 1 sc into next 3ch arch, 3 ch, 1 tr into next sc; rep from * to end of row, turn.
Row 4: 1 ch, 1 sc into first tr, *1 ch, sk next 3ch sp, dc2tog into next 3ch arch, into same arch as last dc2tog work 3ch, dc2tog 4 times, 1 ch, 1 sc into next tr; rep from * to end of row, working last sc into 4th of 7 ch at beg of previous row, turn.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until project reaches desired length.
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