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« on: September 25, 2007 12:46:24 PM »



I found this while vintage shopping on the weekend. 
Any ideas on how it was made or the stitch used?
What do you guys make of it?

As far as I can tell, it's made lengthwise.


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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007 12:56:07 PM »

I have no idea how that's made, but I have one identical to it, except with slightly different colors, which I also got at a thrift shop.
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2007 01:02:56 PM »

It almost looks like some sort of shell lace with crochet chains threaded and anchored through it.  Not sure though, any other guesses?
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2007 01:46:46 PM »

that would be my best bet too

imagine you're making this scarf, and you do the 1 big row of shell stitches of some variety in the main color.  then go back to the beginning, and make a series of chains - maybe chain 12, then anchor in the shell.  so you have this thin row of some color loopies that's ust sort of hanging there.

now, you come back the other way with the main color again, and do some sort of cluster stitch that makes that big loop that holds the thin chain.

i know, not terribly helpful - i can't tell from the picture what the stitches are - but it seems like
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<  MAIN color
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< thin color
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> main color back to hold the loops

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< main color
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< a different thin color
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> main color back to hold the loops.\

kind of like that
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2007 01:52:07 PM »

It almost looks like some sort of shell lace with crochet chains threaded and anchored through it.  Not sure though, any other guesses?
Yeah, that's what I was thinking too. The shells, to me look like they're done with more than one strand (possibly?) so that makes them look way bigger than the colored chains that seem to be threaded through them. I've never seen that technique done but it really wouldn't be hard to do.
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007 07:27:03 AM »

sweet, I think I have a good idea how to make it now...only I can't crochet for the life of me. I've tried a good deal of times but I can't even make coasters yet.  Cheesy So I think I'll hold off on this for a bit..

hey-is there a way to move threads?
Like throw this into the crochet discussions and questions?
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2007 03:07:15 PM »

sweet, I think I have a good idea how to make it now...only I can't crochet for the life of me. I've tried a good deal of times but I can't even make coasters yet.  Cheesy So I think I'll hold off on this for a bit..

hey-is there a way to move threads?
Like throw this into the crochet discussions and questions?

if you started the thread, go back to it, and scroll down to the bottom - if there's a way, that's where it's going to be
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2007 04:05:50 PM »

I'm nt an awesome hooker by any means, but I thought I might be of some help:
It looks to me like it's one row of shells, with an even number of stitches in each by the way, then on the way back with the contrasting colors a lot of chains and slip stitches to attach to the spaces between the shells.
On the next row of shells you crochet each shell into the space between the centermost stitches of the last one. Say you were doing shells of six (TTTTTT) then you'd make the last one where the asterisk is: TTT*TTT, while catching in the constrasting chain the way you would catch the floats on tapestry crochet.

I so wanna make this ^^....

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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2007 10:10:37 PM »

That's a really beautiful stitch pattern, thanks for sharing!  (Hm, I wonder if it would make a cool bag?) 

I think dbh2ppa pretty much cinched how it's done.  I would just clarify that when you're crochet a shell, the contrast chain you're catching is two rows back. 

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2007 09:28:06 AM »

dbh2ppa
i totally need to learn more about crochet to understand any of that lol.
please show us if you do make it Smiley

rina
I think it would work as a bag, it seemed sturdy enough, but you might want to line it anyways so that small things don't drop out!
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