Monday, March 2, 2015

Tangerine slice knit stitch from a Portugese site from Brazil

I found a Portugese photo by photo instruction for this "tangerine slice" circular shell knit stitch.

I will give you the link to the Portugese language page. The instructions are ABOVE the picture that illustrates the row.
1. Go to the link
2. Read my translations for each step.

There is a request from the author not to copy the photos of the blog so you must open her blog and read my notes for each photo.

Above photo 1.

There are two rows of preparation. Knit one row and purl one row.

Above photo 2.

First row of pattern:Slip one stitch knitwise, K 2, 1YO, P6,1YO, K2, 1YO, P6,1YO, ending up with k2 and P 1.

Above photo3 second row of pattern

Slip one stitch knitwise, P2, 1YO, K 8, 1YO, P2, 1 YO, K 8, 1 YO, ending up with P 3.

Above photo 4 third row of pattern:

*slip 1 knitwise, K2, 1YO, P 10, 1YO, K 2, 1 YO P 10, 1 YO *end up with P3.

Above photo 5 fourth row of pattern:

Purl entire row.

Above photo 6 fifth row of pattern:

*slip 1 knitwise, K 2, K 12 with 3 wraps (YOs) between each stitch…to make the three wraps see the photo below wrap from the back to the front because if you wrap the other way they will come undone…Knit *…ending up with K 2 and P 1.

Photo 7 shows the back to front direction of wraps .

Above Photo 8

Three wraps around the needle.

Above Photo 9

Going to look like this with enough stitches on the needle.

Above photo 10

Now is the tricky step: Pick the stitch knitwise and let drop the wraps as if they were part of this stitch off the left needle.

Above Photo 11

Pass the remaining elongated stitch to the right needle. Repeat

Above Photo 12

Now knit these two elongated stitches together.

Above photo13

Here are the two k tog with the edge slip stitch.

Above photo 14

You can see the 12 stitches decreased to 6 elongated stitches.

Above photo 15

The entire row has been finished in pattern.

Above photo 16

The wrong (reverse) side looks like this.

Above photo 17

Here you can see the shells forming.

At the end, the person who illustrated this stitch says:
I hope that I was able to teach you how to make this beautiful stitch. Whatever I know, so I make.

Also refer to this link which has lovely photos but no step by step instructions to see how it looks with light weight yarn.

Simple leaf pattern from Russian crochet site

This comes from a Russian site via Yandex which translates it to absolute gibberish.
These leaves are used to decorate a child's hat.

I translated this for someone on a forum but things get buried in forums so I am making this copy available here on my blog.

The day I posted this, the questioner found a video in Russian for making this on you tube.

I corrected my writeup based on just looking at the pictures below.
Here is the link to the You Tube video of leaves


Chain 15. Make a SC in the second chain from hook.

leaves (1) (600x600, 62Kb)

leaves (2) (600x600, 57Kb)
Working in the front loops of each chain make:
1 hdc,1 dc, 2 trebles, 3 double trebles, 2 trebles, 1 dc, 1hdc, 1 sc 

This makes a 13 stitch rounded half leaf. You are at the end of the chain.
Slip stitch to the beginning chain and slip stitch to the other side of the chain.

leaves (3) (600x600, 72Kb)

Turn the leaf over so the unused loops shown at the bottom of the picture above are to your left.

Now working in the back loops ( you used up the front loops for the first half of the leaf) make the same series of stitches as the first side.

Pull the yarn through the last loop and tie it off. Cut the yarn leaving an 8 inch tail. Bury this tail into the center stitches on the back of the leaf, now or when you finish all three leaves.

Attach the yarn to the top of the leaf (away from where the cut tail is).

leaves (4) (600x600, 79Kb)

Now chain 25 stitches. 10 of them are your stem between leaves.
Make another leaf on the 15 chains just like the first leaf. See picture below.

leaves (6) (600x600, 72Kb) 

Chain another 15 stitches from the base of leaf 2. Make your third leaf so the second and third leaves are joined at the base to the same 10th chain off the first leaf.

Now working in the back loops ( you used up the front loops for the first half of the leaf) make the same series of stitches as the first side.

leaves (7) (600x600, 81Kb)

Tie off the thread and bury the tail.  If you would like to keep going and make more leaves on a longer sprig, keep repeating these steps until you have the number of leaves you want.

leaves (8) (600x600, 80Kb)