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Elle.G
« on: February 22, 2011 11:26:02 AM »

So I started to learn to crochet a week ago.
I have the 'super super super cute crochet' book (the Dutch translation). I crocheted the bunny (it looked like a mutation of a bunny and a tortoise) but I'm happy with it.

Now I started with a walrus: the body came out fine. But I have a problem with the tail. (it is more or less shaped like a heart)

It says : *3ch, 5dc in the first chain, 3ch, 1SC in the first chain; repeat from *

I did this (or what I thought I should do) but it failed, multiple times.
So please, can you help me!

Thanks!!!

P.S. Maybe the editor made a mistake in translating or putting the place of the *?
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011 11:32:50 AM »

It seems to make sense to me... I think to get the heart shape, whenever it says "in the first chain" it always means the very first chain you made, ever, on this piece.

It seems like the 3ch will get the hook up higher, you do the 5dc into the chain which is farthest from your hook, then the next 3ch will get the hook down closer to the bottom of the piece, then you do the sc into that same chain that you did all the dc stitches into.  That makes one hump of the heart.

Then you do 3ch, which gets the hook up high again, do 5dc into that very first chain *again*, then ch3 which will get the hook down low again, and sc into the same chain again.

Without trying it, it seems like that last sc might look a bit weird... if so, and if it won't screw up the pattern for later, you might want to substitute a slst. (Unless you're using UK crochet terms, in which case, ignore this paragraph)
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Elle.G
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011 02:24:36 AM »

Thanks!

Reading your explanation made me realise what I did wrong.

It worked now, so thanks again!
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