|Posted on September 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM|
I am making your purple texture(s?) cocoon for my SIL's baby (she's due in October, but the shower is next week!). I am useing the pattern out of Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet. I have never used a foundation chain, but that is not really the problem, it is the pattern I am having trouble understanding...here is how it is written: " Rnd 1 (RS) With Purple Mist (that is the color) work 32 foundation single crochet (Fsc); do not join. Place marker on first sc to indicate begining of rnds. Move marker up for each new rnd." I made all the fsc, but it looks like a chain...the pattern does not say to put all the fsc into one stitch? How is this supposed to be a round? I know several ways to start rounds, but have no clue where my mistake is with this pattern....By the way, the next Rnd starts out Ch 1, 2 sc in both loops of next sc (sc in front loop only of next sc, sc in back loop only of next sc).....
It sounds like you are not totally getting the Foundation single crochet technique. When you work the 32 fsc it will be as tall as a row of single crochets worked into a starting chain. You also can't put 32 fsc into one stitch, that is not how they work.In this case, the round is an oval. It is worked like the toe of a toe-up sock. Instead of working into both sides of a chain, you work into the base of the fsc for the second half of the round.
The next round begins the first texture pattern. The increase are worked under both loops of the sc as you would work a normal stitch then the texture is worked in alternating front and back loops.
If you have more questions, please feel welcome to contact me again.