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cynthianyc
« on: October 18, 2007 11:24:04 PM »

Hi, everyone!

So I've been going nuts for the past 4 months trying to figure out how to make this really pretty panta (or calorimetry).  I don't know anyone else who knits or crochets, and I'm only a newbie.  I thought I'd give it a shot and see if any of you experienced knitters/crocheters can help and figure out the pattern.  The folks at the knitting forum say it's crochet...but it looks too perfect to be crochet (look at the "V" shape near the ears in the 2nd photo).  Plus how'd they get the perfect "stockinette" stictch?Huh

Here are the big photos, but because the yarn is dark, you can see the details:  
http://shutter11.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/05/007/47/FF/8F/0E/1a9SlI1QhhmO4JKwScLotZfcuA2U7aiJ01DC.jpg

http://shutter12.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/06/00A/57/B3/A0/22/ypCXiUUK30V8qyVTSiOngc2US5unEyU801DF.jpg

http://shutter11.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/06/006/76/F7/F5/88/9uwzL2fc3hjhkNlu7cGOcX97SgzzmfKD01DF.jpg

http://shutter12.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/07/006/78/EF/12/F9/WGIOGAhV4byWqyHDT0J2ra8zbh686Jae01DD.jpg


Here are some small photos (sorry!), but you can see the details:

http://members.aol.com/sinteeuh/1.jpg

http://members.aol.com/sinteeuh/2.jpg

http://members.aol.com/sinteeuh/9.jpg

http://members.aol.com/sinteeuh/8.jpg

http://members.aol.com/sinteeuh/7.jpg

http://members.aol.com/sinteeuh/4.jpg


I'm about to go nuts if I can't make one.  I've spent so much money buying yarns, needles, hooks, etc.  It's starting to get really chilly here and I would love to be able to make one.  Maybe if someone can figure out the pattern, we can revive the panta/calorimetry craze again...but this time:  "Crochet Style"!

Thanks!

- Cynthia
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2007 11:58:25 PM »

It looks knitted to me - and then crochet a nice edge and the flower?
Sorry, not much help, but someone else is bound to know for sure!

Good luck! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007 01:24:44 AM »

It looks kintted to me, too. Take a look at this pattern http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html. The shape is pretty similar, maybe you won't have to use 2x2 rib but just stockinette... And then you can crochet details.
Hope it helps!
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2007 03:51:31 AM »

It might be tunisian crochet, but I'm leaning towards  the "knit with crochet accents" myself, too.   The one thing that makes me think it might still be crochet is that it doesn't have the short row holes that the calorimetry has.
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2007 05:52:35 AM »

The only crochet that looks that 'knitty' is tunisian crochet knit stitch. I just made a scarf in that stitch. I still have to learn to increase and decrease in it though. I think I'll experiment with this project.
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2007 06:59:30 AM »

Although I can't tell from the pictures, it could be accomplished with front post double crochet, it looks a little knitty, and makes v's like that when increased. It would be made from one side to the other, starting out small, getting big, then getting small again. I'm not sure how the decreases would work, I'm guessing you'd fpdc over both fpdc's at the same time to make it match the increases.
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007 09:28:18 PM »

Every since I saw you post this I was hoping that someone would find a pattern.  Since no one responded with one, I thought I would give it a try.  I think I got it!


This is fresh off the hook, not blocked. 


A closer shot of the stitched, the whole thing is done is half double crochet.


I was so excited that I just tied it in the back, but you can definitely place a button on it. 

My panta ends are a little long, so maybe fewer stitches for the "ties" will fix that.

This is the quick and dirty pattern:
I used Red Heart, with a G hook.  The whole thing is worked in a spiral.  Always use the loop closest to you.

Chain 21, half double crochet (hdc) starting at the second chain from hook and continue until last chain stitch.  (You may want to mark the skipped chain stitch because you will need to use it later).

In the last chain stitch make 3 half double crochets, chain 1 and work 3 more hdc's in the same stitch (6 total).  HDC down the opposite side of the chain until you get to the skipped chain stitch (or the marked chain stitch). 

*3 hdc, chain 1, 3 hdc.  1 hdc in each hdc stitch* until you get to the chain 1 stitch. 

Repeat this pattern until you have six rows on either side of the starting chain.  End at the chain 1 stitch. 

Work 3 hdc then chain 11 (you may end up having to make this shorter or you will end up with nice ends to tie).

Turn, skip first chain (mark) and hdc in each chain stitch, when you get back to the 3 hdc stitch, add 3 more hdc's in that stitch.  HDC in each stitch until you get to the chain 1 stitch.  3 hdc, then chain 10.

Turn, skip first chain stitch (mark) and hdc in each chain stitch, when you get back to the 3 hdc stitch, add 3 hdc's. 

HDC in each stitch, including the opposite side of the chain.  When you get to the skipped (marked) chain stitch, 3 hdc, chain 1, 3 hdc. 

HDC in each stitch, continue hdc in opposite side of chain.  3 hdc chain 1, 3 hdc in marked stitch.  HDC in each stitch until one stitch before tie.  Single crochet, slip stitch and finish off.

I did not add the trim or the flower, but you can add another color and do a single crochet border.


I made a second one in solid color to show the stitches a little better.   The hdc make a "knit-like" stitch on the top if you just use the back loop.

This is a very fast item to make, took me the better part of an hour to make it.  This time I used 6 chain stitches in the "tie" and put a button on it.
 
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007 08:34:25 AM »

Oh, Thank you so much.  I have been wanting one of those forever, but haven't found a crochet pattern either.  You did a great job!!!
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2007 10:28:34 PM »

OMG!!!  You are my hero!!  I cannot wait to try this!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you sooooooo much!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2007 03:29:12 PM »

thank you so much! i've been wanting to learn to knit (more like learn to have the patience Cheesy)  just to make the knitty version! this is so much easier!

thank you!
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2007 09:34:14 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2007 03:29:17 AM »

You did a brilliant job designing this. WOW be very proud of yourself for figuring it out.
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« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2007 09:45:14 AM »

oh i love it! this is exactly what ive been looking for!!! thank you !!! ill post mine when im done!!!! thanks!!!!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2007 05:59:34 PM »

The folks at the knitting forum say it's crochet...but it looks too perfect to be crochet (look at the "V" shape near the ears in the 2nd photo).  Plus how'd they get the perfect "stockinette" stictch?Huh
I know it's old now, but the people at the knitting forum were right--it is crochet.  It looks like sc or hdc worked in the back loops.

Thanks, lrstone, for coming up with a pattern and sharing it!  Yours is definitely a step up from the original.
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2007 08:10:39 PM »

Great job! I was about to reply hdc in the back loop and then I saw your second set of photos--I'm working a knit calorimetry right now, and I've been thinking about a crocheted one the whole time!

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« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2007 12:20:16 PM »

tooo cute
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« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2007 10:08:33 PM »

I tried and it looked so bad I unravelled it!!!!!  I'm so inept when it comes to crochet I guess.  I just can't get the ">>>>>>>" to show up in the row beneath! 
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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2007 06:18:37 PM »

Hi, everyone---

I stopped by the Christmas fair in Manhattan and the company that makes these Pantas is there.  I took a VERY close look and it looks like it's mostly knit.  It's 3 columns (not sure of the appropriate knitting terminology since I'm a newbie) on the left and 3 on the right.  It starts off as 4-5 rows at one end, then branches out and the unites on the other end.  The middle is done the same way, but 2 columns on each side.  Once you have the two "leaf-like" forms knitted, it's crocheted together into one whole piece.  The second, smaller section (the middle part) is gathered in the middle using HDC crochet.



I don't know how I'd go about doing this since I know nothing about increasing or decreasing in knitting.

But it's definitely knit.

I'm still trying the crochet version since I know how to do that better.

If you completed one on your own, PLEASE post your pics.  I'm sure we'd all like to see them!  Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: December 13, 2007 12:43:20 PM »

Thanks for the pattern!  I searched all over the internet, then was like "duh---search craftster!" and I came across your pattern.  It was wonderful!  I was a little confused about how to make the ends, so I wung it... I made a crochet ball button on one end, and a button hole at the other.  I also made two small scallops right where my ears are, so that they really cover the ear.
Here are the pics:

In use (I don't know why I look so mad here...lol)


Lying flat---here you can see the little scallops


Close up to see the sitches


I'm thinking I'm going to do some embroidery on the front---maybe some lazy daisys and chains.  We'll see.  It just needs something.
I'll post pics if I add anything.
Thanks again for figuring out the pattern!
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2007 09:23:55 PM »

Thanks for the pattern!  I searched all over the internet, then was like "duh---search craftster!" and I came across your pattern.  It was wonderful!  I was a little confused about how to make the ends, so I wung it... I made a crochet ball button on one end, and a button hole at the other.  I also made two small scallops right where my ears are, so that they really cover the ear.
Here are the pics:

In use (I don't know why I look so mad here...lol)
http://inlinethumb05.webshots.com/35716/2393228700077976460S500x500Q85.jpg

Lying flat---here you can see the little scallops
http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/35699/2112406060077976460S500x500Q85.jpg

Close up to see the sitches

I'm thinking I'm going to do some embroidery on the front---maybe some lazy daisys and chains.  We'll see.  It just needs something.
I'll post pics if I add anything.
Thanks again for figuring out the pattern!


VERY CUTE!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2007 02:44:23 PM »

Every since I saw you post this I was hoping that someone would find a pattern.  Since no one responded with one, I thought I would give it a try.  I think I got it! 

My panta ends are a little long, so maybe fewer stitches for the "ties" will fix that.

This is the quick and dirty pattern:
I used Red Heart, with a G hook.  The whole thing is worked in a spiral.  Always use the loop closest to you.

Chain 21, half double crochet (hdc) starting at the second chain from hook and continue until last chain stitch.  (You may want to mark the skipped chain stitch because you will need to use it later).

In the last chain stitch make 3 half double crochets, chain 1 and work 3 more hdc's in the same stitch (6 total).  HDC down the opposite side of the chain until you get to the skipped chain stitch (or the marked chain stitch). 

*3 hdc, chain 1, 3 hdc.  1 hdc in each hdc stitch* until you get to the chain 1 stitch. 

Repeat this pattern until you have six rows on either side of the starting chain.  End at the chain 1 stitch. 

Work 3 hdc then chain 11 (you may end up having to make this shorter or you will end up with nice ends to tie).

Turn, skip first chain (mark) and hdc in each chain stitch, when you get back to the 3 hdc stitch, add 3 more hdc's in that stitch.  HDC in each stitch until you get to the chain 1 stitch.  3 hdc, then chain 10.

Turn, skip first chain stitch (mark) and hdc in each chain stitch, when you get back to the 3 hdc stitch, add 3 hdc's. 

HDC in each stitch, including the opposite side of the chain.  When you get to the skipped (marked) chain stitch, 3 hdc, chain 1, 3 hdc. 

HDC in each stitch, continue hdc in opposite side of chain.  3 hdc chain 1, 3 hdc in marked stitch.  HDC in each stitch until one stitch before tie.  Single crochet, slip stitch and finish off.

I did not add the trim or the flower, but you can add another color and do a single crochet border.


I made a second one in solid color to show the stitches a little better.   The hdc make a "knit-like" stitch on the top if you just use the back loop.

This is a very fast item to make, took me the better part of an hour to make it.  This time I used 6 chain stitches in the "tie" and put a button on it.
 


I tried this pattern with a G hook and it came out WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too small. Like, baby size. Did anyone who did this modify it at all? It seems like I'd have to seriously up the hook size to get an adult size.
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« Reply #21 on: December 31, 2007 02:46:17 PM »

Hmm, I used Bernat Softee Chunkee, and it came out fine, but I see waht you mean with the red heart and a g hook.  I have a large noggin.  I think you could safely add rows on it to make it fit.
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« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2007 07:07:50 PM »

I actually just added a few rows and it seems like it will fit now. I looked in my stash of hooks and grabbed a G hook... upon closer inspection I have 3 G hooks! 3.75mm, 4.25mm, and 4.5mm!! WTF  Roll Eyes I used the 4.25 mm, guess next time I'll use the 4.5mm! :p
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« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2008 01:42:10 PM »

Hey! I love these pantas sooo much. They are so cool. Just wanted to share a crochet panta pattern i found out there! Enjoy!  Its free also!

http://www.nexstitch.com/pat_honey.html

sorry if this site doesnt link, im new to all this

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« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2008 07:19:45 PM »

i am working on one too i used a 5mm hook as i crochet tightly and had no idea if my 8ply aussie acrylic would be the right yarn. its looking the right shape etc but i think i might use a 6mm next time. i make a crochet panta using a 6mm and they turn out great. you can see pics of them in the sweat shop gallery round 12.

will check out the new link too thanks for sharing everyone.
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« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2009 07:16:26 PM »

 Smiley wow! That is so cool. I like the solid color one.You did a beautiful job. I am so glad I found this.Thanks so much for the pattern Wink
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