The trick to successfully creating drop-stitches is where to put your hook. The stitches are worked two rows below the rows in which the stich would ordinarily be worked. The crochet stitch is crocheted just as it would be normally except for the placement of the hook.
In the pattern there is a chain one space where you will place your drop-stitch when creating a pattern. When creating a drop-stitch pattern a use at least two different colors of worsted weight yarn.
Start with a size J or 10 crochet hook and begin by chaining a row, turn and then single crochet in second chain from hook, skip chain, and repeat across the row. This row forms the fabric in which you can practice or demonstrate the drop-stitch.
Next, change the color in the last single crochet on hook, next chain 2 stitches, drop-stitch in the skipped chain two rows below, chain 1, skip next SC on the current row, repeat the pattern across the row ending with a drop-stitch in the two rows below, chain 2 and slip stitch in last SC in current row.
Chain 1 to turn, SC in first SC space, SC in next stitch, SC in next chain on space, repeat across ending with a SC in the last chain 2 space, change colors in the last SC and turn.
Drop-stitch means you will work a single crochet in the next chain one space that is two rows below the next stitch. This is worked just like a normal single crochet except you are putting your stitch in the chain two rows below.
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