This is so frustrating! I've found a crochet shawl pattern online that I like, and I want to make it for my sis-in-law, who is recovering from breast cancer. I have bought the gorgeous Manos del Uruguay yarn, but when I got started I realised that the pattern is written in non-standard crochet terms. I got to about Row 3 then got stuck because I couldn't work out which stitch I was meant to be working into. (It uses UK crochet terminology.)
There are V stitches (that appear to be two trebles – or double crochets in US terminology – separated by a chain), but the pattern doesn't make it clear which stitch you are working into, as it's not written in standard terms. So confusing! I would be SO SO grateful if someone could help. I've tried posting a request on the blogsite but sadly no response. Thanks in advance for any help
This is the pattern in its entirety:
http://www.milobo.wordpress.com 1 amended 20/04/08
This shawl is worked from the top down, increasing every row until it is the desired size. It can be worked
with any yarn weight.
I used 300 yards of DK weight yarn (Manos Silk Blend) and a 7mm hook to make this sample shawl. It’s
approximately 50 inches wide and 21 inches deep.
This pattern is for non-commercial use only, and may not be reproduced
Tr = UK Treble crochet = US Double Crochet
V stitch = Skip 1 Tr, Tr Ch1 Tr into same stitch/space, Skip next Tr
V into V = V stitch into Ch 1 space of V stitch in previous row
V stitch increase = Tr into 1st Tr of V stitch, V into V, Tr into 2nd Treble of V stitch
Turing Chain = TCh
Foundation Row: Ch 19, Tr, Ch 1 Tr (one V stitch made) into 5th Ch from hook, miss
one Ch (Tr, Ch 1 Tr into next Ch, miss one Ch) 6 times, Tr into last Ch, place
markers into 2nd, 4th and 6th V stitches, turn
Row 1: Ch3, Tr into base of TCh, (V into V, V stitch increase into marked V, move
marker to centre of V st incr) 3 times V stitch into last V, 2 Tr into top of TCh, turn
http://www.milobo.wordpress.com 2 amended 20/04/08
Row 2: Ch 3, TR into base of TCh, ( Tr into next Tr, V stitch into next V stitch, Tr into
next Tr, V st incr, replace marker into centre of V st incr) x 3, Tr into next Tr, V stitch
onto next V, Tr into next Tr, 2 Tr into top of TCh, Turn
On subsequent rows, continue to move markers up to the corresponding stitch in the
Row 3: Ch3, Do not work into base of Tr (V st into next Tr, V st into next V, V st into
next Tr, V st into marked V st incr) x 3, V st into next Tr, V st into next V, V st into
next Tr, Tr into top to TCh, Turn
Row 4: Ch 3, Tr into base of TCh,( V stitch into each V to marker, V st increase) x 3,
V st into each V to end, 2 Tr into TCh, turn
Row 5: Ch 3, T into base of TCh, (Tr into next Tr, V st into V to next marker, Tr into
Tr before marked V st, V st increase) x 3, Tr into next Tr, V into V to end, Tr into last
st, 2 TR into TCh, Turn
Row 6: Ch3, Do not work into base of Tr, (V st into next Tr, V into each V stitch
before marker, V st into next Tr, V st into marked st) x 3, V st into next Tr, V into each
V stitch to end working one V st into Tr after last V stitch and one Tr into top of TCh,
Repeat last 3 rows until shawl is desired size.
Ch1, double crochet (= single crochet in US terminology) into each stitch and Ch 1
space to end.
Fasten off, weave in ends and block.
a conversion chart http://www.yarnfwd.com/main/crochet.html
That's really kind, but it's not the UK/US terminology I'm having trouble with. I'm quite a seasoned crocheter, not a beginner at all, but I just don't get what she means by "V into V", and in many places she doesn't tell you which stitch you're meant to be working into. If anyone out there can have a close look at the pattern and decipher what she means, I'd be really grateful! : /
I think she's saying to do a V stitch in the unmarked V stitch in the row below your current row and V stitch increases in the marked ones. Did I make sense?
Yes, I think you're right. I've looked at a whole load of online V stitch tutorials and it's beginning to make more sense now, and you're right - it's V stitch into the unmarked V and increases into the marked ones :D
Thanks for taking the time to look at it and help me, much appreciated!
Your welcome. I glad it helped.