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Help, please. Coats and Clark pattern, WR1561 Crochet Holly Stocking

I was happily crocheting along until I hit a snag in understanding a portion of the instructions. First I will list the portion of instructions I am having difficulty with (where do I start at this junction of the pattern; and in what direction am I to go on the heel and/or foot portion?), and then the link to find the complete pattern. I need to finish this before Christmas Eve, so any help is very much appreciated.

"FOOT: With right side facing, skip first 10 sc of heel, join CB in next sc; ch 1, sc in last 10 sc of heel, skip row ends of heel, [dec over next 2 sc of leg] twice, sc in next 14 sc, [dec] twice, skip row ends of heel, sc in rem 10 sc of heel; turn –38 sc. Continue in sc, dec 1 st each end of every 6th row twice – 34 sts. Work even until foot measures 5" from last row of heel, end wrong side row, changing to CC. Cut CB."

http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/Seasonal/WR1561+Cro...

Thank you, thank you so very much for any and all help!

-Renee
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stumped 101 wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

WR1561 Crochet Holly Stocking

Help i am also working on the same project and i can not figure out Rep last row until 10" from beg can anyone help me out

 
mwagner wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Holly Stocking WR1561 need help

thanks for posting the help on this. I'm still stuck on the heel part.

HEEL: With right side facing skip 32 sc; join CC; ch 1, sc in last 10 sc; bring other side of leg around and sc in first 10 sc; turn –20 sc.
Next Row: Ch 1; draw up a lp next 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook – dec made; sc in each sc to last 2 sc; dec; turn –18 sc.
Rep last row to dec 1 st each end of every row until 4 sts rem.

(my comments: okay till here...I'm at the top of this row. which way do i go now??)

Work 1 row even. Now inc 1 st (inc = work 2 sc in a st) each end of every row until there are 20 sc. Fasten off.

thanks so much

 
craftsman wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

re: instructions - Crochet Holly Stocking

"FOOT: With right side facing, skip first 10 sc of heel, join CB in next sc; ch 1, sc in last 10 sc of heel, skip row ends of heel, [dec over next 2 sc of leg] twice, sc in next 14 sc, [dec] twice, skip row ends of heel, sc in rem 10 sc of heel; turn –38 sc. Continue in sc, dec 1 st each end of every 6th row twice – 34 sts. Work even until foot measures 5" from last row of heel, end wrong side row, changing to CC. Cut CB."

Remember that to DECREASE in SC:
1. Insert hook in next st, yarn over hook and draw up a loop.
2. Insert hook in 2nd st, yarn over hook and draw up a loop. (3 sts on hook)
3. Yarn over hook and draw through all 3 loops.

Now let's translate the instructions:
Have the right ("public") side facing you. Find where the heel starts. Skip the first 10 sts of the heel. Join Color B in the next (that is, 11th) st. Chain 1, sc in the last 10 sts of the heel. (By my math, if you skipped 10 sts and are working 10 sts, the heel must have had 20 sts to begin with.) Skip the ends of the row on the heel (so you will be working into the leg now).

Make a DECREASE over the next 2 sts; make another DECREASE over the following 2 sts. SC in next 14 st. DECREASE over the next 2 sts; make another DECREASE over the following 2 sts. (This brings you back to the heel.)

Skip the ends of the row on the heel, sc in the remaining 10 sc of the heel (I think these the sts you skipped at the beginning.) You should end up with a total of 38 sts. Turn.

Now work decreases every 6 rows, like this:
Row 1 (wrong side): SC with no changes (also called "work even").
Row 2 (right side): SC work even.
Row 3 (wrong side): SC - work even.
Row 4 (right side): SC - work even.
Row 5 (wrong side): SC - work even
Row 6 (right (side): Make a DECREASE over the first 2 sts, sc across to the last 2 sts. Make a DECREASE over the last 2 sts. You should end up with 36 sts.

Work this sequence of 6 rows one more time. You should end up with 34 sts.

Now sc - work even until the leg measures 5 inches from the the last row of the heel. You will be changing color at the end of the last row of the leg.

To CHANGE COLOR IN SC: On the last st of that row and still using Color B, insert hook into last st, yarn over hook and draw up a loop. Now pick up Color C (leave enough of a tail to weave in later), yarn over hook and draw through the 2 loops on hook.You should end up with one loop of Color C on your hook. This keeps the old color from "creeping into" the next section.)

Don't worry about the end of Color B or the beginning of Color being somewhat loose. After you've worked a few rows of the new section, you can go back to adjust the tension, cut off Color B (leave enough of a tail to weave in later), and weave the tails in.

The last row you do should be on the wrong side, so the next row you are ready to work will be on the right side.

That may be more detail than you need, but I hope it's helpful. If not, please ask a specific question or state exactly what you have trouble with so we can try to give you an answer.

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