Can anyone please tell me how to work the single crochet stitch into the single crochet stitch on the row below in this pattern so that it looks like the one pictured? Do I work into both loops, or just the top loop or just the back loop?
I've recently retired and picked up crochet again after more than 30 years, so I'm rusty. Also I was self-taught before so I may not have been using orthodox stitches ever :)
I'd apprecaite any help. It's a beautiful pattern and I may have been too ambitious to try it, but my niece fell for it and I promised her I'd try to make it.
May I suggest you read your posting. As written, no one can help you.
I was hoping someone who has already crocheted the shawl, and, therefore, has the picture from Kristin Omdahl's book, Crochet SO FINE, would be able to help me.
This is my first post in your Forum, so if that is not your objection, could you please be more specific regarding what further information someone would need in order to be able to help me.
Many thanks for your kind help!
Hi June! I'm glad you chose to make one of my patterns. The single crochet is worked into both loops of the single crochet in the previous row. The reason it looks a little bit different, is because the photos are taken after blocking (when the yarn is stretched out to create beautiful drape). I hope that helps! Keep me posted :)
I was completely enchanted by your books and your designs. I chose to begin with the Sprout Chains Shawlette but I am unable to interpret the instructions for the end of the row.
If I Ch 1, I really do not understand where to put the SC + ch 2 + SC - help. I went a few rows and discovered I must be doing something wrong.
I have been crocheting for 1.5 years but was not taught how to follow a pattern and this is my first!
Many thanks in advance for your help ;-) I plan to crochet 6 of the patterns in your book Crochet So Fine - thank you for your genius!
I'll try to help. On Row 2, after you have chained 1, make a single crochet stitch into the last single crochet stitch at the end of Row 1 (which should be the 2nd chain from the one on your hook). Then chain 2, and again make another single crochet stitch in the same single crochet stitch on Row 1. So you now have 2 single crochet stitches in the single crochet at the end of Row 1 (and between them there are 2 chained stitches). Now you will continue across Row 2 alternating chains of 7 stitches with single crochet stitches into the original single crochet stitches on Row 1. In this way you are linking the 2 rows. You will also see that the pattern increases the number of chain stitches at each end, and this is how the shawl becomes larger, row by row.
It's a bit strange the first row, but once you've completed a couple it becomes easier.
Hope this helps!
Dear June, thank you, thank you!
I will try this after the festivities of the holiday and I am sure it will work! Thanks again and enjoy your 4th of July!
As promised, here is my finished Sprout Chains Shawlette (see photographs below). I am absolutely delighted with it, and found it a very relaxing pattern to work. This one is going to my niece in New Delhi, India, and I'm going to start another for my sister in England, and I have several more requests from friends. Eventually I will have to make one for myself too.
Since I hadn't crocheted for decades I chose to make it with a silk bamboo blend which made the project less expensive. But it came out so well I'm thinking of making at least one with the featured yarn from Stitch Diva Studios. It will probably be even more beautiful.
Thank you again for creating this lovely pattern, and for your encouragement just when I needed it. And the blocking made all the difference.
I am a beginner crocheter, I have completed up to row 15 but I am having great difficulty in understanding rows 16 onwards. I have no clue what repeat rows 9-15, working from * to * 5 times means, and so on, like working from * to * 7 times, etc. I just don't get it. Please help me as I would love to make this shawlette. Thank you.
Sometimes it helps to write down the stitch pattern to make sense of it. Start with the first * on row 16. For example it may say something like this:
*dc in each of the next 3 sc,
2 dc in next sc , *
repeat from * to * 5 times.
That's a total of 5 dc in one repeat. This grouping of 5 dc's is worked over 4 stitches: 1 dc per sc for 3 stitches and then 2 dc in one sc. This grouping of 5 dc will be made 5 times before you move on to the next instruction. You will use a total of 20 stitches to complete this instruction set.
Thanks for explaining to me. I had kind of figured it out already but not by looking at the written pattern, I just kept adding on the two ends and on either side of the middle. It turned out okay, but I used the wrong kind of wool so it doesn't look that great. Thanks again.
Actually, I had to get the hang of this pattern, too, but once I did it was clear sailing. Don't get discouraged as the end result is worth the effort ;-)