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« on: April 29, 2007 05:20:47 PM »

I bought an amigurumi book in Japanese, thinking I would be able to just use the charts.  I was doing pretty well until I got to the foot/leg for a monkey...  I have no idea what this means.  I understand up until the 6th row.



Rows 1 to 9 are pink, and 10 to 20 are brown.

I would really appreciate any help anyone can give me!  I'm about to give up and just give him legs with pink tips.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2007 07:15:34 PM »

From what I've been able to figure out, the symbol that looks like a ladder indicates number of stitches.

So, based on the 2-column chart (and the Xs in the diagram), row 6 has 6 stitches, a decrease of 6 stitches from the row before. You must just crochet two together around, I'm guessing.

Row 7 is 6 stitches around.

Row 8 is 5 stitches around (crochet the second and third together, if that makes sense)

Row 9 is 5 stitches around

Row 10 is the one that confuses me- it increases 7 stitches from 5 to 12, but I'm not clear on how this happens, since it doesn't have any helpful inverted Vs to indicate this (is the leg a funny shape?)

Row 11 is 12 stitches around

Row 12 is 10 stitches around with a decrease after the first 4 stitches (crochet next 2 together)

Rows 13-20 are 10 stitches around.

I don't know if I helped at all, but at least you might be able to get to row 9! And then maybe someone else will be along to explain row 10. But don't give up- think how much you are learning Wink
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007 07:19:23 PM »

I just re-read your post title and saw the "with heel" part...

Row 10 must be where the heel begins. I've never crocheted a sock before, but maybe it is similar to that...

And this probably doesn't help much more than my previous post  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007 08:37:15 PM »

it looks like rows 6, 7, 8, and 9 are "short row" rows. Basically on row 6 you crochet 6 SC, (Row 7)then turn and crochet 6 SC, turn  (row Cool sc, SC Dec, then 4 sc turn (row 9) 5 SC. Row 10 starts working in rounds again.  Somewhere on row 10 you need to add an extra stitch but I can't figure out where.

 
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007 06:09:00 AM »

Thanks!  I'll try this out when I get back from work tonight.
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007 07:49:51 AM »

it looks like rows 6, 7, 8, and 9 are "short row" rows. Basically on row 6 you crochet 6 SC, (Row 7)then turn and crochet 6 SC, turn  (row Cool sc, SC Dec, then 4 sc turn (row 9) 5 SC. Row 10 starts working in rounds again.  Somewhere on row 10 you need to add an extra stitch but I can't figure out where.

This makes sense to me- thanks christinacoghill! This will help when I finally have a chance to tackle some of the projects in the Japanese amigurumi books that I have.

Now if we could only figure out row 10 Wink Maybe you could just increase on the second stitch... I'm tempted to try this out this afternoon...
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