First Stab At Crocheting

Posted on September 26, 2010

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I’ve taken my ‘first stab’ at crocheting and seriously making something. I made myself a wrap. WOO HOO!

I gotta tell you though. The abbreviations for the patterns really take some getting used to.

ch = chain
st = stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tc = triple crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
bpdc = back post double crochet
tied off = at the last stitch, cut several inches for a tail, then pull the last loop through and tighten
weave = weaving the tail from anywhere on the project into somewhere of the body of the project with a yard needle

Single crochet, at turns, require 1 chain up at ends. HDC require 2 chains up and skip a loop. DC require 3 chains up and skip 2 loops, TC require 4 chains up and skip 3 loops. Whhhhaaaattt??!!

etc, etc, etc.

Anyway, it took a total of 150 rows and I don’t remember how many days because I did little bits at a time.

It says to use 3 skeins of 256 “Carrot” colored yarn. I used Hunter Green,  1 1/2 skeins and 3/4 skein of some other brown/orange/green/red yarn that I can’t find the label to.

6.5mm crochet hook

Stitch 43. Rows 1-3 are consistent patterns of HDC. Then, 14 sts of HDC followed by 2 fpdc, 2 hdc, 2 fpdc, 2 hdc, 2 fpdc, 2 hdc, 2 fpdc, 2 hdc, followed by another 14 sts of hdc. Continue until row 20.

Split for Sections
At row 21, for the split sections, work 18 HDC, then turn and stitch back and continue until row 35. Fasten off at the end.

Center Section
Start the center section with start new yarn beginning at ST 17 on Row 21, continue HDC until 10 STs have been completed. Continue until row 35. Fasten off.

Third Side Section
Start new yarn beginning at 25 on Row 21 and work HDCs until end of row 21. Continue until row 35. I tried to always end with a row that had the FPDC in it. Don’t fasten off.

Join Sections
It’s best to HDC all the way across without the FPDC in row 36. You can continue row 37 with the 14 HDC, alternating FPDC, and 14 HDC in the same pattern until row 149.

Edging
Single crochet evenly spaced around all edges. Fasten off and then weave in ends.

The finish product is in the picture. 🙂

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