How to Make Interlocking Crochet Stitches

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Making interlocking crochet stitches doesn't require the advanced crochet skills that you might think it does. Make interlocking crochet stitches with help from a crochet expert in this free video clip.

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I'm Phyllis of Many Creative Gifts and in this segment, I'm going to show you how to do interlocking crochet. Interlocking crochet starts out with two mesh segments. When you do double crochet stitches with the chain in between and kind of create these boxes, that's called mesh crochet. It's also called filet crochet. You're going to create two in contrasting or coordinating colors and one of them of them is going to be one block short of the other one. So, you're going to end up with one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight blocks here and there should be seven blocks on this segment. Then, you put the larger segment in front of the smaller segment and you got to keep all of your yarn untangled because you're going to need to use both colors. But, don't worry about the backside right now; you may want to pull out your loop a little bit so that way, it won't unravel. But then, we're going to put the front segment over the back segment and we're going to have the, the first post outside of the other post. Now, the idea is to crochet another row of double crochet stitches on top of the first segment, but while locking it into the second segment. So, I did my chain four because you think of it as a double crochet and the chain one in between. And then, you're going to go through the back of the work. You're going to go through the second segment and come out front to catch the top of the double crochet stitch in the first segment. Then, when you do that, you're going to push that to the back. So, you're going to enter like this and then you're going to push it to the back, and you're going to finish your double crochet stitch. You're going to chain one and then you're just going to go onto the next square. So, double crochet, you're going to go through the back, you're going to catch the top of the previous double crochet stitch, you're going to push it out the back and finish your stitch. Chain one, go in the back, catch the top of the stitch. Sometimes it helps if you actually separate the two segments once you've gotten through the back of the second segment. Then, use it to push through and finish your stitch. So, see how these are all locking through the second segment. So, now, we're working on the second mesh, the second color after having done two rows of, well, our, our first original mesh and then we did a row in the pink color and now we're going to do in green. So, we need to chain three and then we're going to count that as our first double crochet stitch and then chain one. You need a chain one in between each stitch as we go down the row. And we're going to do the same thing that we did on the first segment. We're going to do a yarn over, we're going to look in back and we're going to go through the box of the back segment so that we can get to the green segment or the first segment. And you're going to catch the top of that double crochet stitch with your hook. You're going to go into it from the front and you're going to use your hook to push the stitch to the back, which will make it a lot easier to finish your double crochet stitch. So, you just make a double crochet stitch and do your chain one and then move onto the next box. So, see how the green next box is poking through? We're going to do a yarn over, we're going to go from the back, get through that pink box and then go to the front and go through the top of the double crochet stitch. And that process is going to move it to the back. Then, you're going to just do a normal regular double crochet stitch. Chain one and keep doing that down the row. Go through the box, catch the top of the stitch, push it through, finish your stitch. So, see if you keep doing that across, this is how this pattern gets its name, everything is interlocking. I'm Phyllis of Many Creative Gifts, and this segment has just demonstrated the interlocking crochet stitch.

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