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More on the Purple textures cocoon and Foundation Single Crochets

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 5:05 PM


Dana  wrote:

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 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.


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Reply Carrie
8:52 PM on November 5, 2012 
I have struggled with the first few rounds as well on the Purple Textures pattern. I have watched and practiced the fsc as suggested...but I'm still not sure I have the transitions between the first three rounds correct. I believe that I am placing the markers as suggested, but when I reach the end of the section following placing the marker...your description of where the marker should be doesn't seem to match up with how mine looks.

It would be helpful if you posted to your blog a picture of what it should look like after RND 1, then after RND 2 and then RND3 with the marker shown with each RND. It is hard to tell from the picture of the finished product in the book how the beginning pattern of the cocoon will look.

Thanks very much!


P.S. I made the Blue Tunisian cocoon and the graphics for that pattern were very helpful in understanding how to get things going and work through the transitions with the rounds.


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