Thursday, September 17, 2015

How to read crochet charts: A flower motif

If you remember the crochet tunics I posted about here, then you must have noticed this gorgeousness.

Well I decided to tackle the chart for the motif and see how it goes. And to tell you the truth, the pattern is fantastic - it works up fast and beautifully.

Here's the translation of the chart:
Chain 5 and join to make ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as the 1st dc) and make 11 dc in ring. Sl st to join. (12)

Round 2: Chain 5 (3 as the 1st dc and 2 as the chain) and dc over the dc from previous row. "Ch 2 and dc over the dc from previous row". Repeat from "to" to complete the round. You end it making 2 chains.  Sl st (with beginning chain) to join.

Round 3: Chain 4, "make 3 dc in chain (from previous row), ch 1 (over the dc from previous row)" and repeat from "to ". You end the round making 2dc and not 3 because the beginning chain is counted as a dc. Sl st to join.

Round 4: Chain 4 and "sc in the beginning chain from the row below, ch 1, sk 1 st, make 1 dc in the next, ch 2, sk st and make another dc in the next one ch 1" and repeat from "to".
End the round by making just 1 dc over the first finishing dc of the row below. Ch 2 and sl st to join.

Round 5: Chain 3 and make 3 dc in the space you just made by chaining 2 at the end of the previous row.
ch 1, sc 1 (over the sc of previous row), ch 1, and in the next space make 4dc, ch2 and 4dc (fan pattern).
ch 1, sc 1, ch 1 and repeat the fan pattern around.
When it's time to make the very last fan - remember that you made half a fan at the beginning, so now just make 4 dc in the same space as the beginning half, ch 2 and sl st to join it with the other half.
And that is it. Cut yarn, tie know and weave ends.

I hope you like the pattern and put it to good use.


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty. xoox Su

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Su!

Audrey said...

Unfortunately I never learned to crochet, because I love this pattern. And the tunic is lovely. Sharing with my friends that do crochet.

Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty. I hope you will join us next week too.

handmade by amalia said...

Yet again I am behind in my blog reading. The transition from summer to fall has been a bit tricky this year :-) For me, it is easier to read charts but of course it is best to have both.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I am terrible at reading patterns. The poncho is absolutely gorgeous. Love the design.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Ai have not tacked reading charts yet but I can read a pattern. Thanks we for this tutorial Maya.

Maya Kuzman said...

Hope others will find this helpful. Thank yoy!

Maya Kuzman said...

The same herw Amalia : )

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Tammy!

Maya Kuzman said...

You are welcome Julie!

Unknown said...

Love this pattern! Found an old ball of cotton string and made a beautiful flower--thank you!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you D pc! Comments like these give me the strength to continue making crochet translations from charts!

Unknown said...

Hi. Thanks for the translation. Have you made the entire top? I'm tackling it now and having trouble with where/how to attach the 4th row of motifs. Any suggestions?