Report Spam

User login

Need Help Understanding Pattern!

I used to crochet when I was a teen, but I left it like for 15 years. I started this project this week but I'm stuck in round 3-up
This project is a Traditional Classic afghan.
The part that I don't understand is the one that have the * ** also the last part.
Please HELP! project is becoming curly.. is this normal?
Can some one can explain better?
What is "work corner in next ch-2 space"?
Please translate pattern!!
Thank you very much!

The pattern is as follows:

Basic Square
Ch 5; join with a slip st to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3
times; join with a slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Round 2: Join next color in any ch-2 space; ch 3, (2 dc,
ch 2, 3 dc) all in space, ch 1; * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2
space – corner made; ch 1; repeat from * around; join to
top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join next color in any ch-2 space; ch 3, (2 dc,
ch 2, 3 dc) all in space, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch
1 **, work corner in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around,
end at **; join. Fasten off.
Rounds 4-8 (See Note above): Join next color in any ch-2
space; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in space, ch 1, * 3 dc in
next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner **; work
corner in next ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * around, end
at **; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
To Join on One Side-Round 8: Join next color in any
ch-2 space; ch 3, 2 dc in space; ch 1, holding wrong sides
together, sc in corner space of completed square, ch 1;
3 dc in same space, sc in next ch-1 space of completed
square, * 3 dc in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space
of completed square; repeat from * to next corner; 3 dc in
ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in corner space of completed square,
ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-2 space, ch 1; complete round as for
First square.
Join subsequent squares in the same manner as above,
joining 1 or 2 sides as required; join to corner of previously
joined squares by working sc in sc of previous joining.

 
mrsscubafish wrote 26 weeks 4 days ago

need help understanding pattern

Looks like a traditional granny square joined as you go. I'm assuming you mean translate from abbreviations to long form so a translate program will give you something you can understand. Fasten off means to cut the yarn leaving a four inch tail and pull through the loop on the hook. You will weave this is later.

Ch 5; join with a slip st to form a ring. Chain 5; join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, [3 dc in ring, ch 2] 3
times; join with a slip st to top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Round 1: Chain 3, 2 double crochet in ring, chain 2 [3 double crochet in ring, chain 2] 3 times; join with a slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain 3. Fasten off.

Round 2: Join next color in any ch-2 space; ch 3, (2 dc,
ch 2, 3 dc) all in space, ch 1; * (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2
space – corner made; ch 1; repeat from * around; join to
top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Round 2: Join next color in any chain 2 space with a slip stitch. Chain 3, (2 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet) all in the same space {this makes a beginning corner}, chain 1 (side); *(3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet) all in the next chain 2 space (corner made); chain 1; repeat from * around. This ensures you get 4 corners total. join to the top of the chain 3 at the beginning with a slip stitch. Fasten off.

Round 3: Join next color in any ch-2 space; ch 3, (2 dc,
ch 2, 3 dc) all in space, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, ch
1 **, work corner in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around,
end at **; join. Fasten off.

Round 3: Join next color in any chain 2 space; chain 3, (2 double crochet, ch 2, 3 double crochet [this is the beginning corner]) all in the chain 2 space; *chain 1, 3 double crochet in the next chain 1 space (this is the side), chain 1 ** , (3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet) in the next chain 2 space (corner made); repeat from * around until your reach the beginning. You will end where the ** is. Join in the top of the beginning chain 3. Fasten off.

Rounds 4-8 (See Note above): Join next color in any ch-2
space; ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in space, ch 1, * 3 dc in
next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * to next corner **; work
corner in next ch-2 space, ch 1; repeat from * around, end
at **; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

rounds 4 - 8: Join next color in any chain 2 space; chain 3, (2 double crochet, ch 2, 3 double crochet [this is the beginning corner]) all in the chain 2 space; chain 1, *3 dc in next chain 1 space, chain 1; repeat from * to the next corner**; 3 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet) in the next chain 2 space (corner made); chain 1; repeat from * around ending with the chain 1 and slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain 3.

You will be adding 3 double crochets on each side on each round. the corners should line up in ever-widening squares.

To Join on One Side-Round 8: Join next color in any
ch-2 space; ch 3, 2 dc in space; ch 1, holding wrong sides
together, sc in corner space of completed square, ch 1;
3 dc in same space, sc in next ch-1 space of completed
square, * 3 dc in next ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space
of completed square; repeat from * to next corner; 3 dc in
ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in corner space of completed square,
ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-2 space, ch 1; complete round as for
First square.

To Join on One side round 8: Join next color in any chain 2 space; chain 3, 2 double crochet in same space; chain 1, holding wrong sides together, single crochet in corner space of completed square, chain 1; 3 double crochet in same space, single crochet in next chain 1 space of completed square, * 3 double crochet in next chain 1 space of completed square; repeat from * to next corner; 3 double crochet in chain 2 space, chain 1, single crochet in corner space of completed square, chain 1, 3 double crochet in same chain 2 space, chain 1; complete round as for first square.

In the joining of the squares, you are replacing the chain between the 3 double crochets with a single crochet into the completed square to make them stay together without any seaming.

Join subsequent squares in the same manner as above,
joining 1 or 2 sides as required; join to corner of previously
joined squares by working sc in sc of previous joining.

Join subsequent squares in the same manner as above, joining 1 or 2 sides as required; join to the corner of the previously joined squares by working a single crochet in a single crochet of the previous joining.

the parts between the * and ** are the bits that get repeated until you reach the next corner or the beginning of the round.

the corner is 3 dc, chain 2, 3 dc worked in one chain 2 space from the previous round. There need to be 4 to make a square. the first one Is chain 3, 2 dc, chain 2, 3 dc in one space. The chain 3 is counted as a double crochet in the beginning corner.

Please register or login to post a comment.