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

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Su!

Audrey Humaciu 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.

Little Treasures said...

Hope others will find this helpful. Thank yoy!

Little Treasures said...

The same herw Amalia : )

Little Treasures said...

Thank you Tammy!

Little Treasures said...

You are welcome Julie!

D pc 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!