Tuesday, March 26, 2013

puzzle for you...

it isn't a very clear picture to begin with so sorry for the fuzz

well for those of you who can read a crochet chart
I want to make this doily
it has been calling me for weeks now and as I have finished the mint green one and only have one more on the hook
I need another
I know you know what that means!!!
the puzzle is right there in the very centre 
there are dc's that don't belong to anything as far as I can see on row 3

we have
12 trdc in a magic ring
then we have a row of 3 ch and a sc
fine that works
but then we come to row 3 where there are dc's that stand alone, 
that aren't attached to either the row below or the one with the dc ch 3 dc  into these strange stand alone dc's
can you see them?
please say you can.....
what am I not understanding or seeing??
it is driving me crazy and cuckoo because I know if one of you can see it or knows how to do it
it will be the simplest most sensible answer ever
how can you have stitches like that?
I really hope you an see what it is I'm talking about....coz if you can't then 
I am royally

  •  "attached to another object by an incline plane, wrapped helicly around an axis".

for those of you who don't watch the big bang theory!!!)

it is such a pretty doily and I so want to see it made and have it and stare at it in the flesh thread

look at it... reclining on the chair in someone's bathroom.... like it's normal to have a doily on the chair in the bathroom for no reason whatsoever !!!!!
like it's normal to have a chair in the bathroom...my bathroom barely has room for the bath!!!

but that one thing is stopping me
I have started it and looked at blown up pictures....I've tried to make a dc on top of a dc but it doesn't work
so please...
pretty please with a cherry on top
can someone help
before my head explodes

:) :) :)

edited....Elaine came through and figured it out ...it's more or less a loop attached to itself   I almost had it ...someone else's head is always better than one's own... big huge sigh!!!


elaine said...

Just tried this out and I can see what you mean:( You can't make a dc on top of a dc - doesn't make sense! It has to have been done in one row - it says it's all row 3. Hmmmm.

I'll keep trying and if you find the solution let me know too - or I'll be dreaming dcs and chains tonight:)))

elaine said...

Back again -how about this? I started row 3 with a 3 chain, then 2 chains to mimic the first dc, then chain 5 for the top loop. Now the bit we're stuck at.

You have two dcs to make, so a US dc is two wraps around the needle? Ok, make 4 wraps, slip st into the 3chain (or centre st)from row 2, crochet those 4 wraps. chain 3, dc into middle of 4 wrap length - I guess that makes it a double treble (US), then you can chain the next top loop of 5. then repeat. It looks like the picture, even if it's a bit unorthadox :)))

I'm guessing it's 5 chains for the top loop but can't read it very well - but you know what I mean!

Marilyn said...

yes yes yes....it's a loop more than anything and you got it spot on....I was close but no cigar!!!!!thank you x1m! xxxxx

elaine said...

I think I'm just stubborn Marilyn, lol! It's always easier to solve others problems but not our own!! At least now we can complete the pattern - can't wait to see yours finished. I might just carry on crocheting now..... :)

Santie said...

I recently crocheted a jacket with a similar pattern and Elaine's method is spot on. It took me a while to figure the written pattern out as well :)

Anonymous said...

So glad you sorted it all out! Mia S