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Topic: Illusion Crochet Tutorial FINALLY!!!  (Read 17667 times)
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« on: January 11, 2008 12:28:44 AM »

If you saw this post and were wondering how to do that, this is a little tutorial to help you figure it all out.

Here's the graph you will work from:


Start:
with color A chain 16
row 1: turn and sc in second ch from hook and each ch across (you have now completed the bottom row on the graph)
row 2: chain 1 then follow the 2nd row from the bottom on the graph across, on the last stitch yo, draw through loop, pick up color b and complete sc to change colors
Just drop color A do not cut
row 3: chain 1 turn and complete 3rd row from bottom on graph

keep going in this manner until the whole graph is completed. You should end up with 4 ends in total to weave in at the end by carrying the yarn up one side.

Your finished piece will look like this:

and this when viewed from the side
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008 12:36:51 AM »

Awesome, thanks for the tut!  I'm a knitter trying to teach myself to crochet, so I had no idea stuff like this was possible  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008 12:42:47 AM »

That's awesome. I'm going to have to try this.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2008 12:51:49 AM »

This is great. I love it. Cheesy But does it have to be sc or could you do any stitch that you want? Huh
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2008 01:43:30 AM »

what is the free loop?
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2008 01:46:36 AM »

does it have to be sc or could you do any stitch that you want? Huh
for this technique it does have to be sc. Illusion knitting you want the stitches to be tight and smooth and thats what the attempt in translating it to crocheting is here. My stitches could actually be done tighter for the sample piece and on a smaller hook, I used a 5.5 mm with ww acrylic in the pics. If I was making a project with this I would do probably a g or maybe up to an h hook in ww.
So thats part of the key, nice tight stitches, nice smooth yarn and you get closer and closer to mimicking illusion knitting.
However, it can be done in dc (bot this graph per se) but it will look like a blurred pic head on and a little less blurry from the side, not as defined.
You can also achieve a similar look in Tunisian.

what is the free loop?


on the row you work where you crochet in the back loop only there will be the front loop left over, when you go across the next row that is the loop you want to crochet into when it states f on the graph
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2008 05:15:38 AM »

ok... so you mean you skip down a row?? Sorry for the questions....
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2008 05:31:27 AM »

ok... so you mean you skip down a row?? Sorry for the questions....
exactly! np about questions hopefully more people will learn how to do this and more graphs will be produced
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2008 07:19:16 AM »

Thanks for putting this up!  My LYS had a class last year that I was unable to attend, and they haven't offered it since.  I bet you could take current illusion knitting charts and adapt them.   I'll have to give it a try.  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2008 07:37:04 AM »

Fantastic! I always wanted to learn how to do that. Thanks for the tute
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