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Trouble Understanding Pattern

Posted by: klamneck (IP Logged)
Date: April 26, 2009 01:45PM

I'm trying to make a baby blanket and I'm not sure if I'm following the pattern correctly.

There is a foundation row that is dc in next 2 ch skip 2 ch. I'm ok with that.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, *2 DS, ch 2, sk next 2 sts* to turning ch, sc in top of turning chain, turn

Row 2: Ch 2 *2 DS, ch 2, sk next 2 sts* to last ch-2 sp, 2 DS, hdc in last st.

Repeat rows 1 & 2

Instructions for a DS (Drop Stitch) are: working around next ch-2 sp, dc in next skipped ch or st 2 rows below.

It doesn't make sense to me. Row 1 is only stitched to Row 3 and Row 2 is only stitched to the Foundation Row. It is like a V. Two blankets only connected at the bottom. Is this correct? I don't want to get too far only to find I'm doing it wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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Posted by: craftsman (IP Logged)
Date: April 26, 2009 06:21PM

At first reading it appears what you said is correct. But as you continue, wouldn't the rows get interwoven, so the drop stitches come through the ch-2 spaces? Maybe you could make a small sample for several rows and see what happens. (I don't have a hook and yarn handy, else I'd try it right now and tell you what I get.)

Could you tell us where you got the pattern? If online, please give URL. Is there a photo? Maybe we could give you a better response if we knew what the finished blanket should look like.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/26/2009 06:23PM by craftsman.

Posted by: klamneck (IP Logged)
Date: April 27, 2009 05:08AM

Sorry I should have included this the first time

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Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: April 26, 2009 11:10PM

As I read your pattern, you are creating ch-2 spaces and when you come to those ch-2 spaces, instead of working a dc into the space, you reach down to those stitches in the row below that were skipped in creating the ch-2 space.

If I have this correct, your are basically creating elongated stitches that space two rows. You alternate where these elogated stitches go to create a basket weave type pattern.

Do what Craftsman suggests and make a swatch where you can try out this stitch pattern.

Posted by: ranimol (IP Logged)
Date: May 05, 2009 11:13PM

Boy Wrapper
Design by Roberta Maier

From Crochet World magazine, October 2005, Vol 28, No. 5, Page 40, Copyright © 2005 Crochet World magazine

PATTERN NOTES
Weave in loose ends as work
progresses.
Join rounds with a slip stitch unless
otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCH
Cross-stitch (cross-st): Sk next st,
dc in next st, working behind dc just
made, dc in sk st.

BLANKET
Row 1: Ch 149, sc in 2nd ch
from hook, sc in each rem ch across,
turn. (148 sc)

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc
throughout), [cross-st (see Special
Stitch) over next 2 sts] 73 times, dc in
last st, turn. (1 dc, 73 cross-sts, 1 dc)

Can u pls help me out.. I cant understand how to stitch the Special Cross- stitch . In Row 2 they have asked highly apprciate if u can help me out..any easy baby blanket pattern u have. 24th may is my nephews christening want to gift the baby boy ..thanks amillion for the great work u guys r doing beautiful site & tks for the help. Rani from India

Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: May 06, 2009 12:29PM

see the new topic with your name on it. It's not wise to post a new topic in an old string.

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As I read your pattern, you are creating ch-2 spaces and when you come to those ch-2 spaces, instead of working a dc into the space, you reach down to those stitches in the row below that were skipped in creating the ch-2 space. club penguin cheats