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ellieinwonderland
« on: June 08, 2009 10:51:19 PM »

Help!
So Im using this pattern on knit1mag.com
http://www.knit1mag.com/patterns/2007/winter/k1w07_30.pdf
I've made the head/body and now need to make the tentacles. and this is where i've run into a brick wall.
I'm new to the  whole crocheting thing but this pattern confuses the hell out of me.
heres the steps Im on:
-Cast 4 sts onto one dpn. Work in I-cord as foll: *Next row (RS)
With 2nd dpn, k all sts, do not turn. Slide sts back to opposite end of
needle; rep from * until I-cord measures 6"/15cm from beg. Bind off, leaving
a 5"/12.5cm yarn tail.

I got cast 4 stitches onto one double pointed needle which I dont have. Work I? L? 1? cord as follows: (dont know what that is) rs? whats that right side? with second double pointed needle k? knit? all stitches, dont turn. slide stitches back blah blah. Huh
So as you can see Im in a fickle. And I need to make like 8 more asap.(before sunday) Embarrassed
I even have the crocheting for dummies book. its helped some.

thanks ahead of time.

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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009 11:14:27 PM »

This pattern is a combined crochet-knitting pattern. The tentacles are knitted. If you dont know how to knit or dont want to knit 4 stitches in the round, you can use a strickliesel or knitting nancy ( I hope this is the right word) to make the tentacles.
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009 11:33:19 PM »

well I can knit but im still confused by what you crochet and what you knit.
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2009 06:41:53 AM »

It's i-cord the pattern is talking about.  RS does mean right side, yes.  And that part you put in purple is the knitting part of the pattern. ^_^

To make the i-cord, you do exactly what the pattern says, so you will need double-pointed needles.  You knit the row, slide the stitches over, then knit again, over and over until it's long enough.

You can do this with spool knitting, too.  Basically it's a spool-shaped object with prongs sticking out of it (usually four or five... originally made with nails, but usually they're plastic now and part of the whole) You wrap the yarn around all of the pegs individually, then around all of them, then lift the bottom loop over the top.  Wrap the yarn around all of the pegs, then lift the bottom loop over the top.  Repeat until it's long enough.
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JanelleJ
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009 01:34:27 PM »

You could also just crochet the tentacles.

Chain two
4 single crochet into the second stitch from your hook
single crochet into each single crochet until you reach 6 inches

It will look a little different, of course, but is the same basic idea
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