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Old 06-30-2014, 07:23 PM   #1
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Problem #2... same vest, different question
I've managed to double crochet to the part when I have to decrease for the 'arm holes' and I'm stumped.
I'd like to do it so that there is a triangle between the rows instead of a box and it says on one site that,
At the beg of the row, I chain 3+1 then ch 2 double crochet into the double crochet of the previous row. This way a triange mesh will form instead of a rectangular one... and then I continue according to pattern...

At the end of the row, Form a triangle mesh similar to that above, crochet a double treble crochet, 1 mesh to the left in the row below.

Can you explain what they are talking about...?

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Old 06-30-2014, 07:38 PM   #2
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Could you link to the site where you found it?
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I'm afraid I don't know how to link but here is the address:

http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com...rocheting.html

Hope this comes thru...

scroll down a bit, you'll see some drawings of it and words.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:07 PM   #4
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I've understood the beg. row... it's the end of row that I don't understand.
If I do the chaining and then put it thru the row below, how do I get back to the upper row to continue crocheting?
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:32 PM   #5
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Did you see this? You don't chain.
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3. End of the row: Form a triangle mesh similar to the one in case # 2. To make it, crochet a double treble crochet one mesh to the left in the row below. (Depending on tension of your thread you might will have to crochet a treble treble instead of treble crochet.).
When you finish the next to the last dc work a longer stitch into the end stitch of the previous row. They're assuming a chain after the last dc will be eliminated thus working the decrease. Probably clear as mud. I like this method. I'll have to remember should I ever pick up a hook again.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:44 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Did you see this? You don't chain.


When you finish the next to the last dc work a longer stitch into the end stitch of the previous row. They're assuming a chain after the last dc will be eliminated thus working the decrease. Probably clear as mud. I like this method. I'll have to remember should I ever pick up a hook again.
Thank you for this, GrumpyGramma... and I hate to say it.... I still don't get it.... Waaaaaa!
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Do you have a ch bet your dc's? Eliminating a ch will dec. If you don't make the chain and have a longer stitch that leans from the top of the last dc to the end st in the row below you end up with a net dec.

Have you tried doing the dtr immediately after the last dc? This is one of those things that you get it or it's a real PITA. I can see it because I don't need it for my project.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrkJsbbgImY

Maybe this will help. There are other videos on the same page that look hopeful.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Do you have a ch bet your dc's? Eliminating a ch will dec. If you don't make the chain and have a longer stitch that leans from the top of the last dc to the end st in the row below you end up with a net dec.

Have you tried doing the dtr immediately after the last dc? This is one of those things that you get it or it's a real PITA. I can see it because I don't need it for my project.
Hi GrumpyGramma... I have done the dtr after my last double crochet and, of course, that gives me a nice post... but then I have to join it to the row below to make it into a triangle and that leaves me stuck on the below row and not where I have to be... at the end of the row above so I can keep on crocheting...
I have no idea how I get back to that row.
Of course, I can be reading it completely wrong... Oh, dear, I hope so!
I really appreciate you trying to help me. I probably haven't explained myself all that well but, no matter what... I'm really thankful that you are taking the time...
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Clearly we aren't communicating effectively. I'm good at not communicating effectively. Let me try to explain it another way based on the assumption that your current row and the row before it are dc, ch across.

Say you have 10 dc in your current row with chains in between them, the previous row is the same. If you work to the end without decreasing you will end with 9 dc, ch, dc in turning ch of the previous row. So far so good?

Now you want to dec 1 st so you - work 8 dc, ch1, Do not work the ch as you have previously. Your hook is in the top of the dc. Work a double treble in the turning chain of the previous row (where you otherwise would have a dc) and when you complete it your yarn will be exactly where it should be.

I really hope that makes sense. Who is the crochet expert that isn't around much? MGM? Maybe we'll get really lucky and she'll see this and come to our rescue.
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