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Old 11-23-2010, 08:11 AM   #1
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I've crocheted a couple of hats, a scarf, and some booties but I'm really more of a knitter. However, I really like this jacket and I want to make it:

http://www.caron.com/projects/ss/ss2...ed_jacket.html

I started it last night and I'm not sure I'm doing it right. This line:

Rows 2–8: Ch 1, sc in first sc, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Specifically, the bolded part. What I've done was shell in one, skip one. That seems to make sense but it looks kind of ruffly.

Odds are I'll need more help later but I'm trying not to read ahead TIA!
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Old 11-23-2010, 08:43 AM   #2
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The shells are (sc, ch-1, dc) so on the next row you use those ch-1 spaces. It's another variation on v-stitch. That IS a nice jacket, BTW.

I read the whole pattern before I start. It seems to prevent nasty surprises. I've had teachers tell the class not to and I can't figure out why.
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If I read the whole pattern first I decide it's too hard and never start. With knitting I'll often glance through the whole pattern, because I'm good at knitting and I know what everything means. Crocheting is still really new though, so I don't do it so I don't get intimidated.

So what I should be doing is putting a shell in each chain, and skipping the other stitches? I'm glad I asked!
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:43 PM   #4
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So what I should be doing is putting a shell in each chain, and skipping the other stitches?
Sure looks like that to me. If it's the way I think it is, you'll get a fabric prettier (and faster) than solid dc, but as flexible.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:42 PM   #5
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"putting a shell in each chain" Almost!
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So what I should be doing is putting a shell in each chain, and skipping the other stitches? I'm glad I asked!

Actually you work the shell stitches into the space below the chain-one stitch. It is a subtle but noticeable difference in the appearance of the fabric.

Place your hook into the space below the chain stitch, yarn over, pull trough and complete your SC, chain one, then start the DC in the same way you started the SC.
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i agree with offjumpsjack, make a shell into the hole made by the chain 1 on the previous row, dont make the shell into the chain itself.
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