Crocheting using the bar stitch is quite easy. It is a great pattern to work while chatting with friends and family or while watching television. The finished product yields a tight weave with verticle bars coming down the front of your fabric. The backside of your fabric will have a smooth finish made up of single crochet stitches.
Materials and Supplies
Any weight yarn with the appropriate size crochet hook. Our sample was made using worsted weight yarn and a size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
dc/rf = double crochet around front stem from right, see special instructions below
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch (es)
Multiple of 3 sts +3
dc/rf = Work 1 dc around stem of next st 2 rows bleow, inserting hook around stem from right to left to draw up loops.
Row 1 (right side): Sc into 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end, turn
Row 2: Ch 1, Sc into each sc to end, turn
Row 3: Ch 1, work 1 sc into each of first 2 sc, *1 dc/rf around next sc 2 rows below, sc into each of next 2 sc, rep from * to end, turn.
4th row: Ch 1, sc in each sc to end, turn
5th row: Ch 1, sc into each of first 2 sc, *1 dc/rf around stem of next dc/rf 2 rows below, sc into each of next 2 sc; rep from * to end, turn.
Rep 4th and 5th rows until work measures desired length.