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Crochet Capa-Cuello – Neck Coat – Neck Cape – Capelet No.2

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Having made my first Capa-Cuello back in August this year (https://grippingyarns.wordpress.com/2016/08/20/crochet-capa-cuello-neck-coat-neck-cape/), I stated that it was my intention to make many more in lots of different colours and designs. So for the second one, I thought I would try a design of my own. I decided that my design had to be worked in the same manner as the original. In one continuous piece from the front opening edge, as this resulted in a really nice fit.

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I have always liked the pineapple motif and thought it would be a perfect addition to the design, as it is very adaptable and always looks very nice. However, it proved to be quite a challenge to fit the pineapple motif into the fixed number of rows required for sectional repeats of the design. But I think it worked out very well in the end. Finally, as with the previous Capa Cuello, I finished the project by working five button loops along the right front edge and crocheted five buttons, which I attached to the left front edge to close the front.

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This project was very easy to crochet. The size of the garment is determined by the number of pattern repeats. I worked 10 repeats for my project but obviously this number can be reduced or increased as required.

I think my design is just as beautiful as the original.



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Posted by on November 25, 2016 in Bed jacket, crochet, Scarf, Shawl, Uncategorized, Wrap

 

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Knitted Scarf

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The inspiration for this scarf came from the Arabella shawl by Skeino. The shawl is made in a fine Merino yarn, and is knitted in garter stitch, using the technique of short rows to create triangles of different colours. A lacey row connects each triangle with the next to create a beautiful shawl. I thought this technique would make a great scarf.

There is an official Arabella Scarf http://www.skeino.com/knitting-kits/arabella-scarf.html which is very nice. However, I wanted the design and shape of the Arabella shawl, only scarf sized. I also wanted it made in thicker yarn.

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I used the free pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/arabella-shawl, making only a few changes. I cast on only 78 sts, used yarn in two colours only, cast on only 10 sts on the change yarn row, and worked 26 triangles of the same size to achieve the length I required. My scarf measures approximately 60 inches long at the cast off edge and 9 inches wide.

To make my scarf:
Yarn Type: 100grm DK Acrylic hand knitting yarn in each colour (black & Grey).
Needles: 4.00mm (UK8) circular knitting needle.
Method: Follow the free pattern.

The video below may also be helpful.

My scarf is unusual and drapes beautifully!

 


 
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Posted by on October 30, 2016 in Knitting, Scarf, Shawl, Wrap

 

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Crochet Capa-Cuello – Neck Coat – Neck Cape – Capelet

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I’m always cold and find my aches and pains become worse with the colder weather. I suffer particularly badly with neck and back pain. Even on a warm summer day, I can have a problem with a draft as a result of sitting near an open window or driving with open car windows. The easy answer, you would think, is a scarf or a shawl. However, I can’t always deal with the bulk of a scarf or shawl, and certainly not when indoors.

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I think I’ve found the perfect thing for my neck problems. It’s called a Capa-Cuello (Spanish) which, according to Google, translates to “Neck Coat”.

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The original design has no front closure. I think the video suggested that the opening is held together by a broach. However, I did not want to do this. So I worked five button loops along the right front edge and crocheted five buttons, which I attached to the left front edge to close the front. I think it looks a lot better and is much more practical for everyday use.

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This project was very easy to crochet. The size of the garment is determined by the number of pattern repeats. I worked 12 repeats for my project, but obviously this number can be reduced or increased as required.

To make my Capa – Cuelo:
Yarn Type: 125grm DK Acrylic hand knitting yarn.
Needles: 5.00mm crochet hook.
Method: Follow the video below.

The video tutorial is in Spanish, but the person demonstrating is very good and can be followed easily. I found that this is best done with the sound off. I watched the video twice in order to understand the basics, then watched a third time, pausing the video to write down firm instructions on paper to work from.

I think my Capa-Cuelo is beautiful. It can be made with any weight yarn, for example, lighter weights for spring/summer. I intend to make many more in lots of different colours and designs.



 
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Posted by on August 20, 2016 in Bed jacket, crochet, Scarf, Shawl, Wrap

 

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Crochet Flower Motif

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I was given the instructions (which consists entirely of the scrappy diagram below) for this motif by a friend. It was used by her mother to make a beautiful evening jacket. Neither my friend nor her mother knew of it’s origins but thought that it came from a rather old book of crochet patterns.

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The most interesting thing about this motif is that it is worked from the outside in? Most crochet motifs are worked by forming a very small ring in the centre and working out to the edge of the finished motif. This motif starts with a large outer ring of 48 chains, then the inner part of the diagram is worked, and each of the seven chain loops are joined at the centre…

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…to form a small motif.

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The double crochets and picots are then worked around the outer edge to finish the motif.

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The finished motifs are then linked by crocheting together at the picots. This is a huge plus in my book, as I hate sewing motifs together!

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This is a beautiful little motif, which makes a very delicate looking fabric that would be perfect for shawls, stoles, shrugs or anything that would benefit from being worked in light lacy fabric.


 

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Crochet Motif – Double Filet Crochet – Interlocking crochet – Intermeshing Crochet

 

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This motif forms the front of a cover for a heat pad which, when finished, will have a back made of navy toweling fabric. As is normally the case with Double Filet Crochet/Interlocking crochet/Intermeshing Crochet, the fabric/motif is reversible.

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The inspiration for the motif came from this cross stitch chart …

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Which I tweaked a little and came up with this chart to work from, using the technique of Double Filet Crochet/Interlocking crochet/Intermeshing Crochet.

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The finished motif measured 12.5″ x 12.5″, which is slightly smaller than required. So I worked a further row of filet all around the motif in order to make the piece up to the required measurements to cover the heat pad.

 

To make my motif:
Yarn Type: DK Acrylic knitting yarn left over from a previous project, in red and navy.
Needles: 4.00mm crochet hook.
Method: As below.

Abbreviations

dcif (double crochet worked in the front post)
dcib (double crochet worked in the back post)
ch (chain)
dc (double crochet)

Foundation Row Col B: Work a row of filet mesh consisting of 38 cells, place last loop on stitch holder and set aside.
Foundation Row Col A: Work a row of filet mesh consisting of 39 cells.

Place colour A layer on top of colour B layer, with working yarn of both pieces to the right (I usually hold the two layers together in the middle with a split ring stitch marker as this stops the pieces twisting).

Row 1 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 10 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times.

Row 1 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 9 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times.

Turn work

Row 2 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 10 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times.

Row 2 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, ch1, 1dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 9 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times.

Turn work

Row 3 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 10 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times.

Row 3 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 11 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times.

Turn work

Row 4 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, * [ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Row 4 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc.

Turn work

Row 5 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

Row 5 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcib in next dc.

Turn work

Row 6 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc ] 4times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Row 6 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcif in next dc.

Turn work

Row 7 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

Row 7 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Turn work

Row 8 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc,
*[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, [ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, * [ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times.

Row 8 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 19 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 8 times.

Turn work

Row 9 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 18 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 9 times.

Row 9 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 17 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 9 times.

Turn work

Row 10 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 16 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times.

Row 10 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 15 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

Turn work

Row 11 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, * [ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

Row 11 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcib in next dc.

Turn work

Row 12 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 16 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Row 12 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 15 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcif in next dc.

Turn work

Row 13 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 14 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

Row 13 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcib in next dc.

Turn work

Row 14 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Row 14 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 11 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times.

Turn work

Row 15 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times.

Row 15 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times.

Turn work

Row 16 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, [ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times.

Row 16 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times.

Turn work

Row 17 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, * [ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times.

Row 17 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 10 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 12 times.

Turn work

Row 18 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 10 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 12 times.

Row 18 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 9 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 11 times.

Turn work

Row 19 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 10 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 12 times.

Row 19 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 9 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 11 times.

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Row 20 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 10 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 12 times.

Row 20 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 10 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 12 times.

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Row 21 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, * [ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times.

Row 21 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice,*[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times.

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Row 22 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, * [ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times.

Row 22 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times.

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Row 23 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times.

Row 23 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 11 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times.

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Row 24 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, ch1 dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Row 24 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc.

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Row 25 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc]14 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

Row 25 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 15 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcib in next dc.

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Row 26 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 16 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Row 26 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, ch1,dcif in next dc.

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Row 27 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice,

Row 27 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 15 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

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Row 28 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 16 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times.

Row 28 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 17 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 9 times.

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Row 29 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 18 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 9 times.

Row 29 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 19 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 8 times.

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Row 30 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times.

Row 30 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

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Row 31 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

Row 31 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcib in next dc.

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Row 32 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcif in next dc ] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Row 32 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcif in next dc.

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Row 33 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, * [ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

Row 33 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcib in next dc.

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Row 34 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Row 34 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 11 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times.

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Row 35 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 10 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times.

Row 35 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 9 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times.

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Row 36 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 10 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times.

Row 36 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice,*[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 9 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times.

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Row 37 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 10 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times.

Row 37 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 37 times, fasten off.

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Row 38 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 38 times, fasten off.


 

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Crochet Fleur de Lis Motif – Intermeshing Crochet – Double Filet Crochet – Interlocking Crochet

side fA

The inspiration for this motif came from the clip art below.

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https://openclipart.org/download/217124/fleur-de-lis_stylized.svg

side B

This motif is relatively simple to do, but can be repeated to give a really nice border, as below.

3borf

or all-over design as below.

allovdes

 

To make my motif:

Yarn Type: DK Acrylic in colours black and honey, both left over from a previous project.

Needle Type: UK size 4.00mm crochet hook.

Method: as below.
Abbreviations

dcif (double crochet worked in the front post)
dcib (double crochet worked in the back post)
ch (chain)
dc (double crochet)

Foundation Row Col B: Work a row of filet mesh consisting of 17 cells, place last loop on stitch holder and set aside
Foundation Row Col A:Work a row of filet mesh consisting of 18 cells

Place colour A layer on top of colour B layer, with working yarn of both pieces to the right (I usually hold the two layers together in the middle with a split ring stitch marker as this stops the pieces twisting)

Row 1 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 9 times.

Row 1 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 8 times.

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Row 2 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 9 times.

Row 2 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 8 times.

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Row 3 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc,ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times.

Row 3 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times.

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Row 4 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times.

Row 4 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times.

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Row 5 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times.

Row 5 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 8 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times.

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Row 6 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times.

Row 6 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times.

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Row 7 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times.

Row 7 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 14 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

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Row 8 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 4 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Row 8 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice,*[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc.

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Row 9 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

Row 9 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 8 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, ch1, dcib in next dc.

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Row 10 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 6 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice.

Row 10 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] twice.

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Row 11 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 4 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 3 times, ch1, dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times.

Row 11 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 3 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 4 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 3 times.

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Row 12 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcib in next dc twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc twice, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 5 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc twice, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 4 times.

Row 12 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times.

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Row 13 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times.

Row 13 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times.

Turn work

Row 14 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times.

Row 14 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times.

Turn work

Row 15 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times.

Row 15 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 5 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 4 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 7 times.

Turn work

Row 16 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 3 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 8 times.

Row 16 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 6 times, *[ch1, dcib in next dc] twice, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 8 times.

Turn work

Row 17 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 7 times, ch1, dcib in next dc, *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 9 times.

Row 17 Col B: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcib in next dc. *[ch1, dcib in next dc] 16 times.

Turn work

Row 18 final row 13 Col A: ch4 (counts as first dc, and ch-1 sp) dcif in next dc. *[ch1, dcif in next dc] 17 times. Fasten off.


 

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Tapestry Crochet

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I recently saw a portrait of an obviously much loved granddaughter, worked in tapestry crochet. I was so impressed by the portrait that I decided I would try to master the art. I assumed it would be a very simple matter, but it turned out to be a little more complicated, as there are several ways to produce tapestry crochet.

Normally, tapestry crochet is done with single crochet stitches. However, the slip stitch, half double, and double crochet stitches can also be used.
The yarn not currently being worked is carried inside the stitches, dropped and picked up when needed, and colours are changed before the stitch is completed. When switching between colours, the yarn can become very tangled, and I have yet to find a satisfactory way to deal with this. I just stop periodically and untwist the yarn.
Tighter stitches produce a stiffer fabric with well hidden carried colours, while more loose stitches show the carried colours and produce a fabric with drape.

The Basic Technique:

The fabric produced using single crochet, double crochet, and half double crochet is slightly twisted with slanted design motifs. If you’re right-handed, the fabric/design twists/slants to the right. If you’re left handed, the fabric/design twists/slants to the left. I prefer to use the slip stitch, as the resulting tapestry crochet fabric looks more like fabric woven on a loom, instead of crocheted with a hook.

The swatch below uses both techniques:
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Firstly, I worked the design using slip stitch. The edges of the motif are very defined and the motif is relatively straight. I then repeated the design using a normal double crochet stitch. As can clearly be seen, the edges of the motif are less defined and have a definite slant to the right (I’m right-handed).

In my opinion, tapestry crochet is best worked in the round. However, you can obtain the good results when working flat if you cut the yarn at the end of each row and only work on the right side. This of course will mean weaving in an awful lot of ends.

Normally, when working tapestry crochet fabric flat, one row is worked on the right side and the next row is worked on the wrong side. This results in ridged fabric with a rather jagged edged design motif. I found a number of techniques online that claim to combat/correct this, such as crocheting backwards or crocheting one row with the right hand then the next row with the left hand. I cannot comment on the success or failure of these techniques, as I found all of them to be quite impossible to master.

Working tapestry crochet is very additive. Once started, I simply could not put it down. I will continue to practice and try to complete a project when I am sufficiently proficient.

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Posted by on February 26, 2016 in Afghan, bag, Blanket, crochet, Cushion, Throw, Uncategorized

 

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