Sunday, August 01, 2010

Crochet

Crochet 01
Finally after a few wrong starts I've come up with my version of the square. I couldn't work out the pattern on the blog as I am not that great at following instructions. So that I can remember it and just in case you want to follow it, here's the pattern I am using. I've never written down a pattern before. I am probably not being very clear so I have inserted lots of pictures.

CH = Chain stitch
SS = Slip stitch
TR = Treble crochet (UK) in the US it should be a Double crochet.

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Foundation ring: Yarn A, work 4ch and join with a SS to form the ring. (I always make my stitches very loose as it makes everything easier).

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Round 1: 3CH (counts as 1TR) then 1TR into ring, then 1CH, repeat 1TR + 1CH 10 times (12TR total), join with SS into 3rd stitch of 3CH. Break off yarn. This should give you a circle with gaps between each treble.

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Round 2: Join yarn B inbetween the first and last treble of previous round. (I always start with quite a loose slip knot so I can pull it tighter later when I tie the ends off and pull the knot to the back).
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3CH inbetween two trebles in the gap the CH from the previous round has created (counts as 1TR)
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Then 1TR into the same gap, then 1CH. Repeat doing 2TR + 1CH into every gap between the TR in the previous round created by the CH to create 12 groups of 2TR. Break off yarn.

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You should see when you stretch it that you have gaps inbetween the TR groups.

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Round 3: Join yarn C in the gap between TRs created by the CH of the previous round. I usually join between the last and the first TR.

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3CH (counts as 1TR) then 2TR and 1CH, then 3TR + 1CH in the next CH gap pf the previous round. Repeat 10 times. (12TR total). Break off yarn.
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Round 4: Join yarn C in the gap between TRs. I usually join between the last and the first TR space. 3CH (counts as 1TR), 2TR, 3CH, 3TR to make your corner, then 3TR + 1CH into the next CH space of the previous round, repeat 3TR + 1CH into the next CH space of the previous round, then in the next CH space make a corner with 3TR, 3CH, 3TR. Repeat to end until you have completed all four corners and tie off.

That's it! Does that make sense? Now I just have to learn this joining at you go thing.

4 comments:

Ann said...

Thanks for this. I've been making them too but they haven't been sitting flat. I haven't been putting a ch between each group of dc's but I'm going to try your technique now!

jaypeg said...

I made quite a few samples. Some had no spaces in them and either curled in on themselves or went all wavey. This method works for me, but Rachel has a different method.

Elaine said...

great tutorial - thanks for that. Just discovered your blog, it's great, you are so lucky to live in London and be surrounded by so much creativity and cool shops - sadly lacking in my neck of the woods!

jaypeg said...

Hi Elaine, it's true there are loads of shops and shows and things to do, but I compromise on space. More than anything I would love to have a sewing room filled with shelves of the enormous amount of things I seem to accrue but my compact London flat only has room for a box under the sofa!

Anyway, i hope the tutorial makes sense! I'll post one about joining them all together as soon as I get on it.