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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!!

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    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

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    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?

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  3. Blue Skys

    Blue Skys Hi Mom!!

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    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

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    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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