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« on: July 05, 2015 10:20:37 AM »

Can someone please help me with this? Smiley

I've been asked to make 2 Hoppity Vooshes (I'm not quite sure what a hoppity voosh is, apart from something from a kids TV programme) and I've started crocheting from a pattern on Ravelry, and I'm having trouble making sense of it. 
(I've been crocheting and making amigurumi for years, and I don't think I've ever seen a pattern written down like this before)

The pattern from the body goes like this,

Pattern  Body Using pewter, make a large slipknot that tightens with its tail. Ch1 into the slipknot, dc5 into the slip knot. Pull the tail to tighten the knot.

Working in the round, dc2 into each dc from the previous round: 10 sts. dc twice into each dc: 20 sts. 

dc 1 round. *dc2 into one dc, dc1 *repeat to end: 30 sts.
dc 1 round. *dc2 into one dc, dc2 *repeat to end: 40 sts.
dc 1 round. *dc2 into one dc, dc3 *repeat to end: 50 sts.
dc 2 rounds. *dc2 into one dc, dc4 *repeat to end: 60 sts.
dc 3 rnds. *dc2 into one dc, dc5 *repeat to end: 70 sts.
dc 3 rnds. *dc2 into one dc, dc13 *repeat to end: 75 sts. 

Work 5cm/2 ins dc.
*dc2tog, dc13 *repeat to end: 70 sts.
dc 4 rnds. *dc2tog, dc5 *repeat to end: 60sts. 
dc 3 rnds. *dc2tog, dc4 *repeat to end: 50sts.
dc 1 rnd. *dc2tog, dc3 *repeat to end: 40sts.
dc 1 rnd. *dc2tog, dc2 *repeat to end: 30sts.
dc 1 rnd. *dc2tog, dc4 *repeat to end: 20sts.
Stuff.
*dc 1 rnd, dc2tog around *twice: 5 sts.
Top up stuffing as required. Break yarn, thread tail through loops, tighten and fasten


and it's supposed to look like this, and be about 18cm tall



I'm aright until I get to 'dc 2 rounds. *dc2 into one dc, dc4 *repeat to end: 60 sts. ', I can't work out if I'm supposed to do 2 rounds of dc, then a round of *dc2 into 1 dc, dc4*, or if I'm supposed to do 2 rounds of *dc2 into 1 dc, dc4*.  Or something else completely!

Halp please, I'm going to have 2 disappointed nieces if I can't get this Hoppity Voosh worked out! (So far I'm just making a wobbly circle!)
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2015 10:37:03 AM »

I made a Totoro using a similar pattern.

You are making a circle..each round should be making it bigger and bigger then smaller and smaller.

Round 1: You are increasing in each chain, 2 dc in each chain until you get 10
Round 2: repeat above, 2 dc into each stitch until you get 20
Round 3: 2 dc, then  dc, repeat these two stitches until the end .  You are only increasing every other stitch
Round 4: 2 dc then dc into the next 2 stitches until the end...you are increasing every 2 stitches

keep doing this to keep your circle from getting uneven and wobby...

where she has 2 rounds, you are just going to repeat whatever two times,

example:

2 dc, dc into the next 4---do this round 2 times or the number of times she says

after you get up to 75 stitches (3 rounds of those to make a "band" before you start decreasing), start your decreaes

where she has dc 4 rounds, she wants you to repeat the increases or decreases 4 rounds...
*****************

Working in the round, dc2 into each dc from the previous round: 10 sts. dc twice into each dc: 20 sts.  
SHOULD BE A CIRCLE LIKE A HAT
dc 1 round. *dc2 into one dc, dc1 *repeat to end: 30 sts.
dc 1 round. *dc2 into one dc, dc2 *repeat to end: 40 sts.
dc 1 round. *dc2 into one dc, dc3 *repeat to end: 50 sts.
START OF HAT/BODY
dc 2 rounds. *dc2 into one dc, dc4 *repeat to end: 60 sts.  REPEAT THIS ROUND 2 times
dc 3 rnds. *dc2 into one dc, dc5 *repeat to end: 70 sts. REPEAT THIS ROUND 3 Times
dc 3 rnds. *dc2 into one dc, dc13 *repeat to end: 75 sts.   REPEAT THIS ROUND 3 TIMES

START DECREASING
Work 5cm/2 ins dc.
*dc2tog, dc13 *repeat to end: 70 sts.
dc 4 rnds. *dc2tog, dc5 *repeat to end: 60sts.  REPEAT THIS ROUND 4 TIMES
dc 3 rnds. *dc2tog, dc4 *repeat to end: 50sts. REPEAT THIS ROUND 3 TIMES
dc 1 rnd. *dc2tog, dc3 *repeat to end: 40sts.
dc 1 rnd. *dc2tog, dc2 *repeat to end: 30sts.
dc 1 rnd. *dc2tog, dc4 *repeat to end: 20sts.
Stuff.
*dc 1 rnd, dc2tog around *twice: 5 sts.
Top up stuffing as required. Break yarn, thread tail through loops, tighten and fasten

Hope this helps and you get done...it looks like a fun and easy project!  And, it is FREE!



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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2015 10:55:21 AM »

Thank you so much for your help Smiley

I've tried both ways, and keep getting too many stitches, think I'll start again and Concentrate Lots!
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2015 11:11:17 AM »

I just charted it and came out with the exact number of stitches...

If you do this right, you should be increasing into the previous round increases, forming like a wedge or "V" at each increase site...

Are you marking your beginning round?  I am sure you will figure it out...if not, I am here all day, monitoring the site! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015 11:27:47 AM »

Yeah, I'm increasing into the previous rows increases, I'll see how it goes.

Do you think it's cos I'm trying to use a pen lid as a stitch marker?!  Cheesy (I just moved house and everything, including stitch markers, is still in boxes while we renovate!)

Thanks for your help Smiley x
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2015 11:40:25 AM »

lol I have used paper clips and earring hoops...whatever works! Grin

Lucky kiddos to receive these!  Very cute--I might just make one! Grin
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