How to crochet gum?

Crocheted elastic is not just a nice embossed pattern, but an important part of the product that has certain functional features. Elastic band is an important component of most models of knitted clothing: sweaters, hats, skirts, mittens, socks. It is responsible for the elasticity of some elements of the product., at the same time the dense wicker structure allows to keep this function for a long time. Moreover, crocheted elastic bands are considered to be more accurate and elastic than knit-related elastic bands.

Even this, at first glance, simple crochet pattern has its own knitting features, each of which allows to achieve a different ornament on an elastic band as a result. In turn, each method of crocheting gum involves a different degree of elasticity and relief. To make it easier to figure out the beginning craftswomen, you need to familiarize yourself with the technique of work and knitting patterns.

Eraser crochet - scheme and description

There are several ways to crochet a rubber band. Some of them are more complex in execution, others are woven together quickly and simply, it all depends on the knitter's ideas, abilities and desires. Here are the most useful crochet gum options:

  1. Weaving gum due to alternation of convex and concave columns with nakida;
  2. Creating a rubber band using single crochet stitches behind the back half loop;
  3. Crochet gum semi-columns for the back half loop;
  4. Weaving with double crochets behind the back half-loop;
  5. Knit gum connecting columns.

As you can see, you can crochet a standard look 1 × 1, 2 × 2 by crocheting, and alternating the back and front embossed columns you can get 1 × 2, 1 × 3, 3 × 3 elastic bands and others. Consider ways to knit some of them in more detail.

Knitting technique and scheme

Step by step instructions crochet gum will help to get into the essence of the matter for inexperienced knitters. One of the easiest to perform rubber bands is considered 1 × 1.

Crochet gum scheme 1 × 1

We collect an even number of loops, enter the hook into the 4th loop of the chain from the hook and knit the first row with ordinary double crochets.

Relief columns with a cape correspond to 2 lift air loops. Therefore, at the end of the 1st row, we knit 2 cecs, turn the sample over and start knitting 2nd row (photo 1, fig. 1).

Enter the hook from the front side from right to left, under the double crochet of the previous row (Fig. 2) and knit the embossed front (convex) double crochet (Figure 3), then we enter the hook from the wrong side from right to left, grabbing the double crochet leg previous row (Fig. 4) and knit a relief purl (concave) double crochet (photo 2, fig. 1).

Photo 1: Performing 1 × 1 crochet gum

Next, we alternate the knitting of the front and back of the embossed columns to the end of the row (Fig. 2).

At the end of the 2nd row, we knit 2 VPF, turn the sample over and start knitting the 3rd row (Fig. 3).

3rd row we knit similarly to the 2nd one, alternating a relief front (convex) double crochet (Fig. 4) and a relief wrong (concave) double crochet (Fig. 5), then we knit a rubber band similarly to "according to the drawing" (photo 3, fig. 1) . Eraser crochet ready (Fig.2).

Photo 2: Performing 1 × 1 crochet gum Photo 3: Performing 1 × 1 crochet gum

2 × 2 crochet gum scheme

Thus, they work according to the scheme of an elastic band with alternation of 2 relief facial and 2 relief purl columns with a crochet. This gum is dense. In addition to this option, there is also a way to crochet a softer and more flexible 2 × 2 elastic band, if you knit air loops between the embossed columns according to the following scheme:

Video tutorial for beginners

Video theory will help to consolidate the theory of crocheting gum shown in the photo lessons and diagrams. Now that all the details have been studied, you should definitely try crocheting one or two kinds of rubber bands.

Video lesson for beginners “crochet gum”

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