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Old 02-19-2009, 09:52 PM   #1
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Ok, so I pretty much learned to crochet yesterday...lol...Today I decided to start on an actual project so I'm doing a scarf pattern from Debbie Stoller's "The Happy Hooker", the "One-Skein Scarf". I was doing just fine until having to work the short row of the scarf. I'm a bit confused. It instructs to "sk first row-end dc, shell in next row-end dc, sk next row-end dc". I know what everything means, but, I'm confused about skipping the row, and, "end dc". Does "end dc" mean to stop doing the double crochet, or, end the row with dc? And, how do I skip the row and shell in the next row? It doesn't instruct to turn the work, do I need to? I'm all confused now...lol...However, the scarf is looking great so far!
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:33 PM   #2
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Do you mean you've finished the body of the scarf and you're now doing an edging? If so, row-end means you are working the long side of the scarf. They should have stated that somewhere. Sounds like you will be skipping one row, and doing a shell in the next. Think of the row as a "stitch". Skip one, work in next. The term "row-end" just means the end of a row which so happened to have ended in a double crochet for your pattern.
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Thank you, I ended up figuring it out...lol...I think I was getting confused because apparently, or at least if I'm understanding it correctly, rows in knitting and crochet are different...I was thinking I had to skip the entire length of the short row of the scarf, but, the scarf is the width of 3 rows, so, if I did it right and understood it, the first row in the width was skipped, the second row got the shell stitch and the final row of the width was skipped as well...That is right, right? lol...I think the hardest part is going to be forcing myself to realize though some of the terms are the same in crochet as knitting, they have different meanings...lol
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Demonica View Post
Ok, so I pretty much learned to crochet yesterday...lol...Today I decided to start on an actual project so I'm doing a scarf pattern from Debbie Stoller's "The Happy Hooker", the "One-Skein Scarf". I was doing just fine until having to work the short row of the scarf. I'm a bit confused. It instructs to "sk first row-end dc, shell in next row-end dc, sk next row-end dc". I know what everything means, but, I'm confused about skipping the row, and, "end dc". Does "end dc" mean to stop doing the double crochet, or, end the row with dc? And, how do I skip the row and shell in the next row? It doesn't instruct to turn the work, do I need to? I'm all confused now...lol...However, the scarf is looking great so far!

Remember in crochet you need to identify where to work your stitch (connect the bottom of the stitch) so "row-end dc" is the DC at the end of the row. the hyphen separated two adjective identifying which DC you skip. Like Craw, I guess you are working an edge down the side (row ends).

Can you post an image of your WIP? That would help greatly.

Oh, I see you started another thread. I'll check there.

Edit to clarify after looking at the FO pictures.

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I was doing just fine until having to work the short row [sic, you mean edge?] of the scarf. I'm a bit confused. It instructs to "sk first row-end dc, shell in next row-end dc, sk next row-end dc".


I guess the shell would be similar to "sc in next dc, * sk next dc, work 5 dc in next dc, skip next dc, sc in next dc* repeat between * to end of row.

So I expect a SC in the corner DC at the end of the long edge. Turn to the short edge (row ends) and skip first row (which ends in a DC) and work shell in middle row (which ends in a DC) then skip the last row (which ends in a DC).

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Originally Posted by OffJumpsJack View Post
[sic, you mean edge?]

Maybe? lol...The pattern stated "short row" so I took that to be the end of the scarf, the short end, as opposed to the border, which is, of course, much longer.
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