|Posted on August 28, 2012 at 7:35 PM|
I have attempted Purple Textures from Dreamy Cocoons, 3 times, and cannot figure out the start. If yoy don't join, do you turn and go back with the sc's to end up with 32? Also, even after I started as best I could, the increases didn't seem to fall in the correct places.
Faye,The first thing you should do is get familiar with how to do foundation single crochets.There are some good videos on Youtube.These videos clearly shows how to work the stitch:
It is possible to work in rounds without joining or turning. It actually creates a spiral. It is great for sc in rounds because joining with a sl st make a distinctive ridge in your work. Just place a marker in the last stitch of the round to help follow the pattern.
When you work foundation single crochets you are working the chain and the sc simultaneously. When you YO and pull through 1 loop, you create the chain. When you YO and pull the 2 loops you create the sc. So in Rnd 1 of the Purple textures cocoon, you work 15 Fsc. Then rotate the work to work into the ch of the last fsc made. The directions tell you to sc in each ch across. So you will be working into the bottom edge of your 15 fsc. (This bottom edge will be on the left side of your strip of fsc if you work with your hook in your right hand).
When you start rnd 2 you will work into the top of the single crochets.
If this is still confusing to you, please feel welcome to write back to me. I can try to explain it another way.
I have been crocheting for many years and I am currently trying to do purple textures (cocoon). I am having a very hard time with RND 2. I even took it to work and another crochet buddy is having a hard time with the instructions. I guess what I am asking is does RND 2 actually consist of 2 rows? marker from RND 1 is at the end with the marker please help decipher your pattern - thank you
I don't understand your question but the reply to Faye's question may help you.
The pattern is worked in continuous Rounds. There are no rows in this pattern.
Please write back to clarify.