There is a special technique you need to use, when turning the work to get the perfectly straight edges. I call it “Pretty Turning (pt)“. You can of course choose to turn the piece in your usual way, but I would recommend you to try this, because it will be quite nice.
When you have reached the end of the row, turn around without making turning stitches.
(At the chain in the very beginning, you use a turning chain – otherwise it’s impossible to get the first single crochet in.)
Pull a little in the loop, and make a single crochet in the first stitch.
On top of that single crochet, you make another: Insert the hook in the back loop of the two loops from the first single crochet and make a single crochet in it.
You have now made 2 stitches with the Pretty Turning = 2 pt. This counts as your first stitch.
The holes in the pattern
The holes in the pattern appear by making a chain and skipping a stitch. When you have to crochet on top of the chain (where there is a hole), you crochet around the entire chain – insert crochet hook into the hol,e that has come, and take the yarn back. That’s how you get a nice hole …
(Parantheses) og commas,
When you crochet according to the pattern, there are some different characters you use, so you avoid huge lines. Here I use commas “,” and parentheses “()”.
At a comma: What stands between commas, you just do as it says.
At parentheses: What is in between parentheses must be multiplied by the number of times that follows.
If you are new to patterns, then it’s explained here with an example:
Here you find some helpful videos, so you can make the pattern. Especially if you are a beginner (If you are: You’re awesome – am cheering for you!). It’s a bit easier to understand with live pictures Milla Billa made the design and editing. Music was by www.bensound.com.
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