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« on: June 24, 2010 06:07:47 AM »

I found a pattern for a tawashi the other day on craftstylish.com, but I'm been having trouble with it. The url is http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43848/how-to-crochet-a-tawashi

1. Ch. 21. Sc in the 2nd ch from your hook, then sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 12 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch. Before completing your last sc (i.e., before the last yarn over), switch colors as detailed below.

2. Row 2: Working in the back loop ONLY, ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, hdc in next 2 hdc, dc in next 12 dc, hdc in next 2 dc, sc in last 2 dc (changing colors with last sc), and turn.

Okay, how do I sc and hdc in the last 4 dc when I only made 12 dc in step 1? I know there must be a simple explanation, but I am soo bad at reading patterns! Lol.
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2010 06:18:16 AM »

It looks like it might just be a typo.  Work the last four stitches of row 2 into the last four stitches of row 1 and see if that works.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010 06:28:30 AM »

I'm going to sort of hijack this thread, because I have a problem with tawashis too, and I'm tried of trying over and over...
All my attempts so far have failed because my tawashi just gets smaller every single row... I have read the pattern over and over again, I mark every single row on a piece of paper just to be sure that I'm not missing out. And I'm pretty sure that I keep adding the right amount of stitches. Or not...?
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010 06:34:14 AM »

Are you missing stitches anywhere?  Without making the pattern, just looking at it, it looks like it could be easy to lose stitches in the sc on the ends of each row.  Try counting as you go along... there should be 20 stitches in each row.
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010 11:39:47 AM »

Thank you. I tried your suggestion, and even though it looks nothing like the photo, it still is functional. It probably is a typo. Consequentially, I have found a different pattern in Japanese that is a lot easier.  I made two tawashis, one out of cotton, and one of acrylic, and they both look great.

The tawashi I'm making now is you chain 19 (or 21 if you want a bigger one). SC in every row. Every odd row you increase the first Sc and decrease the last sc. Every even row you decrease the first sc and increase the last sc. So when you're done it looks diagonal.  Then fold it up diagonally and sew it up, then sew up the round bits. press flat to look like a spiral circle. It will look like a nautilus shell or a pinwheel.

I hope this makes it easier for others who are having problems, because it is a lot easier for me.
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2010 11:49:54 AM »

I've made that diagonal-looking one, too, and I agree, it's a good pattern!  Sewing it together always looked complicated to me, but once you have it in your hand it starts making more sense. ^_^
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2010 04:11:51 AM »

I found this tutorial on youtube. My tawashi turned out a bit crooked in spite of the very clear explanation, but never mind ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J84jxmGMV5Y
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