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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Can you help me?

Before I show you what I am working on now, I want to answer a couple of questions from friends. Sangeetha from Crochetkari asked how to add the print icon to the bottom of your post. Visit joliprint.com to add icon to your post. (Get the button on your site).
StitchyMcfloss asked how to do the 'fork stitch' that I posted about in the Rose Scallop doily post. Basically it's a trc with a dc done into the 2nd wrap from the hook. The one used in this doily had 3dc with ch1 between each. Once I got the hang of it, it was easy. I don't know if this is the proper term for this stitch, but that is what it was called in this pattern.
Hope this helps!
Now to what I am currently working on. I have always thought the doilies made from symbol charts were so beautiful but have never tried one until I got the Rose Scallop doily pattern. The pattern was both written and symbols, so it made it easier to understand. So I thought I would jump in with both feet and try a symbol doily. I have several patterns from Magic Crochet and Decorative Crochet magazines. I started working on a pattern called Floating Daisies from May 2001 Decorative Crochet magazine.

 I was sailing along until I started making the little flower fillers. The problem : when was I supposed to make the 'dtr' (see highlighted area with arrow)? If you can explain  this step, I would appreciate the help.
Have a great week.


Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! That is going to be beautiful!!! Absolutely beautiful! You are so talented, Charlotte.

Now, a question about the print icon: do you have to put it on every time or once you add it will it automatically go on? I can get it on each one but then it wants to print the whole file (all my posts). Anyway, back to the drawing board for me.

Big hugs and can't wait to see more of that doily.

Charlotte said...

Sorry,i corrected the link. Just follow instructions at "Get button on your site".

Shari said...

I am sorry Charlotte..but I can not help with the chart :( I am not good at those things....but I have to say that it is going to be just beautiful!

Sangeetha said...

Hi Charlotte, Thank you for the printer link.
Reg your question the dtr is made during the making of the pineapple itself. On one side of the pineapple you have the 5 chain loop after which you make the shell(3dc,3ch,3dc), now when you reach the end of that row you make the shell again(3dc,3ch,3dc) and then you make the dtr. After this you slip stitch 3 times to start the next row. This will give you loops on both sides of the pineapple to attach the web like structure of the doily.
This is my interpretation,if you try it out let me know if it works!
Love... (either way pl let me know)

Sangeetha said...

Hi, I zoomed in on your photo and I think you have achieved the same effect with chains, am I right?

LindaCrochets said...

I agree with Sangeethe's explanation...if you are still having trouble let me know.

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Sandy said...

My sister is really good with
that sort of fillet, I'm hopeless!
As for the print , I tried to incorporate the code in my blog and could not figure it out!!
thanks for your comment on aloe and no it will only grow outside in zones 8-10, I'm in 9....