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Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 11/21/2006 :  6:13:53 PM  Show Profile Send tyffaneesue a Private Message
I see that this part of the forum doesn't get a lot of traffic, but am giving my question a try in hopes that there are knitters-crocheters who can help translate.

As background: I have done nothing more complicated than basic crochet, and the garment in question is a Bouton d'Or.

The instructions read: "around jacket and sleeve, crochet as foll: 8 dc/tr in 1 st, skip 3/4", 1 sc/dc in foll st, skip 3/4"

I understand that dc/tr is double crochet and sc/dc is single crochet, and I also understand about skipping 3/4", but the rest has me totally flummoxed, in particular "8 dc in one st." The effect that I'm supposed to achieve is a scalloped edge, but there is no closeup of it.

Thank you!

Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 11/22/2006 :  06:49:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit WhiteStar's Homepage Send WhiteStar a Private Message
You do 8 double crochets into one stitch from the previous row.

Anne in Colorado
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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 11/22/2006 :  6:27:54 PM  Show Profile Send LoneKnitter a Private Message
WhiteStar is right. They want you to dc 8 times into one stitch, skip 3/4", sc in the next stitch, skip 3/4", etc. this will produce a scalloped edge. If you want it more scallopy, replace the sc with a slip stitch (put hook through stitch indicated, wrap yarn around, pull through the stitch and the loop on the hook). This is a very basic scallop edge that has been used for a long long time. Essentially what happens is that the 8 dc stitches are fanned out over 1 1/2". The edges of the fan are anchored down by the sc stitches.

sort of like this . _\|/_

If you are still confused, try using google. Type in crochet and scallop. You should be able to find a tutorial or at least a picture.
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Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 11/22/2006 :  7:21:19 PM  Show Profile Send tyffaneesue a Private Message
Thanks! I did look up some online sites and have a crochet book with lots of illustrations, but crochet intimidates me. I appreciate the real live assistance--am hoping I might even be able to turn out something that looks like the pattern picture.
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