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Crocheted embossed posts: a beginner tutorial with step-by-step photos and tutorial videos


In the section "Methods of knitting columns" we did not mention the method of fastening "for the column." This method of attaching the columns to the columns of the previous row forms a separate view - embossed or convex columns, so we devoted a separate section to this.

Relief (convex) columns are of two types: located before work (on the canvas) and at work (behind the canvas). The embossed columns before work are also called the front ones, and the embossed columns at work are called back ones. Like other types of columns, convex columns can be single crochet, with one or any other number of crochets. Let's see how to knit embossed columns with one crochet.

Embossed single crochet before work

We make a crochet, on the front side of the work we enter the hook for the column of the previous row, while the column is on top of the hook.

Grab the working thread, stretch the loop and end the column as usual. It turns out that the leg of the newly connected column encircles the leg of the column of the previous row.

Embossed single crochet at work

It is carried out similarly, only the hook is inserted not from the front, but from the wrong side of the work.

If you knit all the rows with convex columns of the same type, you get a relief fabric with deep transverse furrows.

If you knit alternately: one row with embossed columns before work, the other at work, then the type of fabric from different sides will be different.

For example, if the front side is knitted convex before work, and the wrong side is knitted at work, then the transverse furrows will be on the inside, and on the face there will be rows of columns and a flat surface (lower rows in the photo). If on the contrary, knit embossed columns on the front side at work, transverse grooves will be on the front side (in the photo above).

Convex columns are used for crocheting embossed patterns, as well as for knitting longline flowers and motifs.

Waffle embossed pattern formed by convex columns:

How to crochet embossed posts: basic views

Facial relief columns appear before work and therefore are often called convex. To knit a sample, we chain a chain of air loops of the required length with classic single crochet posts. Then in the new row we introduce the working part of the hook not into the upper half-loops, but strictly under the upper part of the column of the underlying row. We grab the thread, stretch it and knit it by analogy with the usual CCH.

In this way we tie the row to the end. It can be noted that, according to the knitting technology, the relief CCHs differ from classical CCHs only in the place of hook insertion.

Wrong embossed double crochet.

Wrong relief columns go as if deep into the knitted full and are called concave. To knit a sample, we chain a chain of air loops of the required length with classic CCH. Then, in a new row, we introduce the hook back to front through the upper part of the CCH of the underlying row. We grab the thread, stretch it and knit it by analogy with the usual CCH.

The resulting concave CCH we tie the row to the end.

Embossed crochet posts.

Most often, single crochet elements are used in knitting. But sometimes you need to tie similar columns without a crochet. The knitting technology is practically the same: the hook is inserted under the leg of the column of the underlying row.

In this way, convex and concave RLS can be connected. The knitted fabric turns out to be more dense and embossed than when using the classic RLS, and is often used when knitting hats, warm hats, decorative baskets and boxes.

We study an interesting selection of popular patterns for beginners.

Using the knitting technique that we have learned, we can knit a variety of convex patterns. Let's consider some of them.

Pattern "Diagonal stripes."

A simple pattern in the form of diagonal stripes tilted to the right or left is perfect for knitting warm coats or jackets.

The first row is auxiliary, we knit it with crochets in a classic way. In the second row we alternate four convex and four concave CCHs. In each subsequent row, we shift the resulting pattern from the strips by one step to form the desired slope. If necessary, you can change the width of the stripes, reducing or increasing the number of elements in each strip.

Mesh patterns with convex and concave elements are very popular when knitting many products. The main pattern at the same time runs along the front side of the canvas, that is, it is one-sided.

In each front row, we alternate one convex and two concave CCHs. The back rows are knitted strictly according to the drawing. You can resize cells by decreasing or increasing the number of columns of each type.

This pattern resembles an inverted “Waffle” pattern, but it fits a little more complicated.

We knit the first auxiliary row with classic double crochet. Then we knit three more rows of sc. In the fifth row, we continue to knit RLS, while simultaneously knitting the embossed columns with two crochets according to the scheme and fixing them in the columns of the first row. The image of the convex mesh is formed as follows: first, relief CC2H knitted at the upper point are knitted along the front side of the product, then relief CC2H connected at the lower point through another three rows of the fabric.

The pattern resembles basket weaving and is often used when knitting sweaters and cardigans.

The number of loops should be a multiple of 6 plus 2 loops for symmetry and 3 loops for lifting in each row. We knit the first row with double crochet. In the second row we alternate 3 convex embossed CCH and 3 concave CCH. In the subsequent rows, we shift the pattern so that the convex columns are above the concave relief columns.

An unusual pattern can serve as a gum and gives the product an additional decorative effect. When knitting, use the diagram below.

In the knitting process, rows of classic single crochet and single crochet columns alternate. Convex embossed crochet columns are knitted on the front of the product in every second row. They have a common top and are fixed in the underlying rows of classic double crochet.

With the help of embossed columns you can knit very impressive dense patterns, for example, “Grains”. This pattern is suitable for hats, scarves and other warm things.

We knit the first auxiliary row with some classic double crochets. We knit the second and all even rows with single crochet. In the third row we alternate a classic double crochet and a convex embossed double crochet, knitted over the leg of a column from the underlying row. In the fifth row, we alternate a convex embossed column with two double crochets and a classic double crochet.

Legend for knitting pattern

Double crochet.

Embossed single crochet post located before work.