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crochet help - open mesh

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Blue Skys, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Blue Skys

    Blue Skys Hi Mom!!

    Nov 25, 2008
    I have started crocheting and have the basic stitches down, single and double but 1 1/2 and trble are very straight forward so I get those. ( I even made a scarf with the double crochet, it turned out very nice)

    I got a little box of squares to play with to learn different stitches and I'll make stuff with them once I've done a bunch.

    I've started with a "simple" one but I don't understand the open mesh. I don't have the pattern in front of me so I can't tell you exactly what it says - but - it says chain 32... first row dc... - those steps I've got. The 2nd row it says chain two for dc and continue to end of row. I don't know what that means.

    The pattern is very simple, one row of dc one row of om, but I don't understand how to do the om.

    Can anyone help?
  2. Kgee

    Kgee Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 2, 2009
    I'm better at showing, but I'll take a stab at explaining...to make an open mesh, the first mesh row you dc in dc then chain 2, skip next 2 dc & dc in next dc, chain 2, skip next 2 dc etc. The next row you dc in the dc's & chain over the chains...make any sense?

  3. Blue Skys

    Blue Skys Hi Mom!!

    Nov 25, 2008
    It makes more sense with you explaining it and looking at the dainty pattern in your picture. The picture of the pattern I have is not as detailed so I had trouble working it out in my mind. I will try it when I get home. Thanks for your help!!
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  4. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 26, 2008
    NW IL Fiber Enabler
    The first stitch in your row is a chain 2, but it substitutes for a DC, so actually you will CH 4, skip 2 DC and DC in 3rd DC (or if you have an open block in row below, then CH4 and DC in next DC).

    Filet crochet is great!!

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