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Topic: DORMANT: Family Circle Easy Crochet Magazine Lacy Sleeveless Top  (Read 18211 times)
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« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2007 07:36:16 PM »

I started a swatch for this top tonight.  I used 22 hdc as the guage and got 4" on that.  I also checked the schematic for the torso and it said 9 1/2" long which I also hit.  Unfortunately when I measured the 16 rows of the petal pattern I am at 7" instead of 5".  If I continue on this guage it seems like I will end up with 14" more than I should have after doing 14 repeats of the petal pattern.  Is anyone else having this issue?  How would I adjust the width if I'm hitting the length on gauge?!?

Does anyone know if Family Circle posts corrections to their patterns?

Thanks for any help.
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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2007 04:54:59 AM »

I found this mag at my local CVS!  yeah, I didn't pick it up, but I'm hoping to next week. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2007 05:12:21 AM »

I started a swatch for this top tonight.  I used 22 hdc as the guage and got 4" on that.  I also checked the schematic for the torso and it said 9 1/2" long which I also hit.  Unfortunately when I measured the 16 rows of the petal pattern I am at 7" instead of 5".  If I continue on this guage it seems like I will end up with 14" more than I should have after doing 14 repeats of the petal pattern.  Is anyone else having this issue?  How would I adjust the width if I'm hitting the length on gauge?!?

I am certainly no expert on guage swatches in crochet, but I can tell you what I discovered -- the the petal pattern (including the dc mesh) runs vertically on the torso, so the width is handy to have, but not critical -- as long as your repeat of the petal pattern is right, so that it will fit around you well and not be too short or too long (not that it would be very hard to just add a couple extra repeats or leave a coupe out!)

So yeah, you'll either have to do a little math when it comes to the shell pattern for the top and the meshy bit for the bottom, or re-adjust your guage.  Personally, I think you'd be better off to get the right guage for the number of rows and add on to the width -- for example, instead of starting with 51 stitches, start with... um... more.
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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2007 05:32:11 PM »

I haven't posted in a while, but I've got pictures to share!   I'm as done on my top as I'm going to get before the baby arrives.  I'm kind of wishing I'd done a few more rows of scallops, but my breasts won't always be this gigantic, so I think it will be okay.  I'm more worried that it will end up far to big around in the chest once I deflate.



Here's the back as is currently is -- I plan to sew it up once it fits!


And of course my wee lady should have a pretty summer outfit, too!  (she's a sixe 2T) I'm planning on it being a dress, but it is looking a bit short so far.  I'll have to make her a diaper cover or something to wear under.

I made the petal pattern the same 51 stitches, and did 9 repeats. I decreased a little down to the scallop pattern, which I plan to do 3 or 3.5 inches of.  I'll do the mesh and flowery bits on the bottom, too.  I'll have to see about the straps.  I might have to adjust the width of them, but then again, they might be okay.

and here are both together, for comparison:

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« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2007 06:32:38 AM »

To the above poster! You look great to be what 7mths along!!! What a cute baby belly. Smiley Congrats on the new baby to be and big sister. I have three little ones and am wanting so badly to be prego like NOW!

I just got this mag. yesterday at B&N, love it. The main reason I bought it was for this top. Smiley So come this weekend I am going to be making it. I have a long 12 hr car ride to NC with three children so I hope to get at least started. LOL I also want to make a dress/top for the girls. I am thinking I want it in a soft light pink or light blue. If it comes across as a fast pattern I might make two. Smiley

Amy

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« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2007 10:39:34 AM »

Awesome job yarnhag!!!
I wondered why I couldn't find that magazine anymore!  I used to get it at safeway so I suspected they were just screwing me over.
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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2007 10:54:21 AM »

I hope I can find this magazine somewhere. I would love to make one of these too!

Yarnhag, yours looks so pretty, just like the picture!
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« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2007 06:16:10 PM »

Thanks, folks!  I hope it will look even more like the magazine version in a few months!  (I was very good at not eating a whole lot of cookies this afternoon... mostly because we ran out!  At my last appointment, the doctor pointed out that I have now gained the maximum amount of weight that is generally expected, and that everything from here on in is "extra"  Undecided  jerk.   Cheesy )
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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2007 03:16:53 AM »

i still havnt been able to start mine, but yours has made me want to make one even more!
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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2007 07:27:10 PM »

I made this headband, which is a variation on the headband on p. 34 (I like mine much better! I did three rows each direction, instead of 5+1, and I made the ties decrease quickly from the 12 stitches to 4, and did 4 stitches back and forth for 6-8 inches.


If I made one of these in the yarn from the top, would it be too much of the same colour?

I was originally thinking to make the petal part of the petal pattern as a headband, but that really might be too much of a good thing... ??
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