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The Magic Of Embossed crochet – Free Pattern

Introduction

Crochet, with its intricate stitches and creative possibilities, is an art form that has delighted crafters for generations. Among the various techniques and styles within crochet, one that stands out for its beauty and tactile appeal is “Embossed Crochet.” In this blog post, we’ll explore the captivating world of embossed crochet, uncover its techniques.

Embossed crochet is like sculpting with yarn. It creates raised patterns and textures on your fabric, resulting in a stunning 3D effect. Unlike traditional crochet, where the stitches form a flat surface, embossed crochet introduces dimension and depth to your work. The magic lies in manipulating the front post and back post stitches to create intricate relief patterns.

Let’s explore embossed crochet technique with this “windy” design pattern.

Materials Needed

Before we delve into the technique, gather the following materials:

  1. Yarn: Begin with a smooth, medium-weight yarn in a solid color. This will make it easier to see the texture created by your stitches.
  2. Crochet Hook: Pick a hook size that corresponds to the weight of your yarn. You may find it helpful to use a hook that’s one size larger than what you would typically use for the selected yarn to keep your tension loose.

I have used following yarn and hook here in my videos: Scheepjes Cahlista, clover hook 5 mm.

Although I love more to crochet this technique with my favourite yarn – Scheepjes Catona.

Abreviations

US notations used.

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
tc – treble crochet
htc – half treble crochet
dc-inc – 2 double crochet into the same st
sc-inc – 2 single crochet into the same st
FPdc – front post double crochet
BPdc- back post double crochet
FPdc-inc – 2 FPdc into the same st
FPdc-2inc – 3 FPdc into the same st
BPdc-inc – 2 BPdc into the same st
FPdc2tog – two FPdc together
st – stitch
slst – slipstitch

Pattern

Round 1:
Start into magic ring with ch 1, 8 sc. Join with start of the round with slst. (8 sc)

Round 2:
ch 3 (counts as dc), dc into the same st, *dc-inc* repeat 7 times **. Join with start of the round with slst. (16 dc)

Round 3:
ch 2, BPdc into the first st, *FPdc, BPdc-inc* repeat 7 times **. FPdc, BPdc into first st of the round. Join with start of the round into dc st with slst. (8 FPdc, 16 BPdc)

Round 4:
ch 2, BPdc into the first dc st together with ch2, *FPdc-inc, BPdc, BPdc* repeat 7 times **. FPdc-inc, BPdc. Join with start of the round into BPdc st with slst. (16 FPdc, 16 BPdc)

Round 5:
ch 2, BPdc into the first BPdc st together with ch2, *FPdc- inc, FPdc, BPdc, BPdc* repeat 7 times **. FPdc-inc, FPdc, BPdc. Join with start of the round into BPdc st with slst. (24 FPdc, 16 BPdc)

Round 6:
ch 2, BPdc into the first BPdc st together with ch2, *FPdc- inc, FPdc, FPdc, BPdc, BPdc* repeat 7 times **. FPdc-inc, FPdc, FPdc, BPdc. Join with start of the round into BPdc st with slst. (32 FPdc, 16 BPdc)

Round 7:
ch 2, BPdc into the first BPdc st together with ch2, *FPdc- 2inc, FPdc2tog, FPdc, BPdc, BPdc* repeat 7 times **. FPdc-2inc, FPdc2tog, FPdc, BPdc. Join with start of the round into BPdc st with slst. (40 FPdc, 16 BPdc)

Round 8:
ch 2, BPdc into the first BPdc st together with ch2, *FPdc- 2inc, FPdc, FPdc2tog, FPdc, BPdc, BPdc* repeat 7 times **. FPdc-2inc, FPdc, FPdc2tog, FPdc, BPdc. Join with start of the round into BPdc st with slst. (48 FPdc, 16 BPdc)

Round 9:
ch 2, BPdc into the first BPdc st together with ch2, *FPdc-2inc, FPdc, FPdc, FPdc2tog, FPdc, BPdc, BPdc* repeat 7 times **. FPdc-2inc, FPdc, FPdc, FPdc2tog, FPdc, BPdc. Join with start of the round into BPdc st with slst. (56 FPdc, 16 BPdc)

Round 10:
ch 1, BPdc into the first BPdc st together with ch2, *7 BPdc, BPdc-inc, BPdc-inc, 7 BPdc, 2 BPdc* repeat 3 times **. 7 BPdc, BPdc-inc, BPdc-inc, 7 BPdc, BPdc. Join with start of the round into BPdc st with slst. (80 BPdc)

Round 11:
ch 1, *3 sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, htc, htc-tc shell, tc-htc shell, htc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, 3 sc* repeat 4 times **. Join with start of the round with slst. (24 sc, 16 hdc, 24 dc, 16 htc, 8 tc = 88 st)

Round 12:
ch 1, *11 sc, sc-inc (corner), 10 sc* repeat 4 times **. Join with start of the round with slst. (92 sc)

Resources

Here’s more resources for embossed crochet exploration.

Checkout Embossed crochet playlist on my Youtube channel:

Pattern (ads free, with fully written instructions and pictures).

You can buy it:

Happy crocheting!

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7 thoughts on “The Magic Of Embossed crochet – Free Pattern”

  1. That is so pretty! My great aunts all did crochet and tatting, and to this day I still have some beautiful things they made in my home.

      1. Well… in my case I am 100% sure I definitely crochet more than they all combined together have done. Then again, they also used to have a life, unlike me smh lol

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