Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lazy Quadruple Crochet Stitch

So, I realized this week that the "quad" stitch that I've been using lately isn't actually a quad stitch.  I suppose this is what happens when you're self-taught.  I kept telling people that I was using a quad stitch for all the cowls and infinity scarves I've been making...and then I found this:

I tried this, but I couldn't keep all the loops the same size and I couldn't get the tension right.  So, I decided to stick to how I was doing things, even if it might be wrong because it's a lot quicker and easier.  Plus, it still made a tall stitch.  I tried to see if there was a name for whatever stitch I was doing, but nothing came up.  So, we'll just call it the Lazy Quad.

How to do the Lazy Quad: (Perhaps one day I'll post pics about it, but for now, I'll explain the best I can.)
1. Yarn over and insert hook into ch.
2. Yarn over and pull through. You should have 3 loops on your hook.
3. Ch2. You should still have 3 loops on your hook.
4. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You should have 2 loops on your hook.
5. Yarn over and pull through the last 2 loops.
6. What do you get?  A tall stitch! Repeat in the next ch.

If anyone knows the name for this, let me know.  For now, it's the Lazy Quad.

I'll leave you with my current work in progress. It's another infinity scarf in Vanna White's Grey Marble for my friend.  I'm telling you - Vanna White really does make good yarn. And yes, this is done using the Lazy Quad.


  1. Hello,
    I like this pattern but I am not sure how many rows there are suppose to be.

    1. Oops- I posted my reply as a comment. See below. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  2. Hi! Are you asking about the number of rows in the Infinity Scarf? I actually never count the rows. I just keep going until it is long enough to wrap 3 times. The scarves I have made have been about 5 ft long before I sew the ends together. Hope that helps.