The peruvian afghan is driving me crazy!!!

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Mama Swens wrote
on Sep 12, 2011 7:58 PM

If anyone could help me, I'd be eternally greatful lol. I have been trying to make a peruvian afghan for 3 years now. I can crochet anything else but apparently not this. I can't find a chat or anything to talk to someone & I have nobody around here that can even crochet in general. I've been to youtube, a million websites, I don't know what else to do. I follow the steps but it never turns out. More specicifally, the "long double crochet". Anyone know how to make one? Please Help!

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on Sep 13, 2011 8:21 AM

Where's the pattern from?

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mommynita wrote
on Sep 13, 2011 8:46 AM

From what I can find online, it seems to be a stitch that drops to the row below. The african flower motif uses one to define each petal. See if this helps...

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mommynita wrote
on Sep 13, 2011 9:01 AM

Found the pattern that i assume you are using. Is this it?

Here is where it is described in the pattern...

Row 2: (Foundation Row - Back Side) Skp first dc (edging), * dc in each of the next 3 dc, turn work to right side, count back 3 dc just worked, yo, and draw up a long loop in base of this st, work a very loose dc. NOTE: (This long dc (LDC) forms the diagonal float across 3 dc sts over the right side of the work, but cannot be seen on the back side.) Turn to back side and repeat from * across. End row with dc in turning ch - (7 LDC).

It seems to be very similar to a front post stitch (one where the stitch is made around a previous stitch rather than in or around the chain at the top of the stitching. You will actually be making decorative stitches that are above the fabric of your crocheting and always on the right side of the fabric you are creating.

Here is a video that shows a front post double crochet.

Instead of working the stitch the row below like they do in the video, you will be working your stitch three crochets back to the right of where your hook is now. And since the instructions say that you are to work around the base of the stitch, you might want to experiment with crocheting around the part of the stitch that produces the look that is best for you.

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