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Melesse
« on: July 27, 2006 02:24:14 PM »

Hey!

Ok, I'm quite the new crocheter and I'm getting mixed up on the very first row of Blissful. (Which does wonders for my ego, I'm telling you) The part is "dc2tog worked across next 3 ch." I'm not sure what that means. I (edit: thought I) have the double crochet 2 together down, but is it one in each of the 3 chain stitches? (Which is what I was doing and it looks wrong) Or is it a decrease using the 3 chain stitches? And if so, how do I do that?

Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006 03:28:10 PM »

I think they are explaining a decrease in the ''dc2tog over the next 3'' and it should explain how to do that in the column that explained what type of yarn and hook to use! I don't have my book in front of me nor have I made the Blissful, but that's just my guess!! Good luck!
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Melesse
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006 04:05:53 PM »

Alas, that's what has me lost. Here's what it has for dc2tog under "special stitches":

(Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.

oh! oh! Ok, I see what I've been doing wrong. But then the question I have is how do I do that over *3* stitches? Or should I stop over thinking this and follow the crochet chart which shows it as a skipped ch in the middle of the dc2tog?
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2006 04:18:25 PM »

Have you looked up the corrections page? That might help in that area...the page is ...http://www.bust.com/knithappens/snbhh-errata.pdf

I had a lot of the Short n' Sweet done but it wasn't following the chart and I looked that up and it helped...but I had to frog a ton! Ohwell, check it out just to make sure!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2006 06:42:24 PM »

yeah -- Blissful has it's problems.  The errata page is not just helpful, but necessary.  However, it doesn't include the correction for how they explained ''dc2tog over the next 3'' wrong!

Here's what you do:

you've got 3 stitches staring you in the face, right?  okay, double crochet in the first one but don't do the last pull through -- leave 2 loops on your hook.  Skip the next stitch, then do a double crochet in the next one, and at the last pull through, pull the string through all 4 loops on your hook (2 from the first dc, 2 from the second).

Just keep in mind that you're essentially skipping stitches throughout the lace pattern.  I also found I had to sort of skip one between the two fan bits, too (where you do a bunch of dc's in the same stitch...)

I hope this helps... ask again if it doesn't, and I'll try to be more clear.

BTW, I just really truly finished my blissful tonight after many trials and tribulations.  I ended up sewing a bra into it, which turned out to be a brilliant idea.  I also made the halter ties cross at the back (as do my bra straps) to help hold everything in place without too much pulling on my neck (I've got some big boobers on me!).  It was a pain in the arse, but it's all been worth it and I'm going to wear my blissful a kazillion times before the weather turns cold again.
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Melesse
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006 03:47:51 AM »

I am such a guttersnipe. Thanks for the feedback, yarnhag and the_talk. I finally got the lace pattern down and it looks right. I was overthinking it and not using the tool of the chart to make things clearer for myself.

I was looking at your version of Blissful, actually, yarnhag. My sister -- who I'm making blissful for -- is very similar in the upper body shape to you. My main concern is that she'll end up with flattened or pouring out the sides boob. I figure I'm going to take the changes you noted in the other thread and adapt the pattern as I go.

Thanks again for the help!
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006 07:27:16 PM »

I was looking at your version of Blissful, actually, yarnhag. My sister -- who I'm making blissful for -- is very similar in the upper body shape to you. My main concern is that she'll end up with flattened or pouring out the sides boob. I figure I'm going to take the changes you noted in the other thread and adapt the pattern as I go.

definitely add extra rows above the ribbon part before you split into the cups!  I've got to get a picture posted of the truly final product -- my husband said "yeah -- that finally looks like it's supposed to" when I modelled it to him. 
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