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Jun 5, 2013 18:54:32   #
Bonnniemay
 
I hope there someone who can help me out on this one.

I'm crocheting a cardigan for my GG and I am so confused on row 2

Row 1 ch 33, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each rem ch across turn, ok done that

Row 2
Ch 1, hdc in next 14 sts, ok done that, sk 2 sts, fpdc around next 2 sts, ok done that now how do I, fpdc around 2 skipped sts, hdc in next 14 sts?????????????????
 
Jun 5, 2013 19:07:17   #
martina (a regular here)
 
When you have done the FPDC move the hook to the first of the two missed stitches and work them as per instructions, then go to the next unworked stitch and carry on as per the instructions. You are working crossed stitches . Hope this helps.
Jun 5, 2013 19:10:45   #
Patricia Cecilia
 
Bonniemay, you are making two crossed stitches, basically, a 4-stitch cable in crochet. Once you have done the first 2 fpdc, then you will move the hook (with the loop on it) down and to the right of the first skipped stitch. This will pull the already-worked stitches down toward the front, but don't worry--once you are done, they will bounce back up to where they should be. Now do the fpdc around the first skipped stitch (i.e., the one to the right); then do the fpdc around the second skipped stitch. Once you have done that, lift the hook up to the top of the row, and the crossed stitches will pop into place. Then you continue hdc in row 2.

I hope that helps!
Jun 5, 2013 19:20:24   #
Bonnniemay
 
grrrrr I still can't get it. I'm sitting here in front of my computer following your instructions and I still can't get my head around it.
Jun 5, 2013 19:22:59   #
Bobglory
 
Without seeing the pattern or how the stitches are supposed to look, it's hard to tell for sure.

I read that as hdc in 14 stitches and then rather than doing hdc's in the next two stitches, you are going to instead work the two front post double crochets around the posts on the row directly below the those two "skipped" stitches. So you really arent skipping them, but working around the post one row below. Then continue on with hdc's in next 14 stitches.

Is there a link to the pattern?

Gigi
Jun 5, 2013 19:31:21   #
Bonnniemay
 
I think I just invented a new stitch. It looks like a blob, a stupid looking blob. I guess I will just have to keep trying and trying and trying. I'm usually good a crocheting and I can figure out the most complex patterns but this one is driving me nuts. Once I get it I know I am going to feel stupid.
 
Jun 5, 2013 19:34:23   #
Bonnniemay
 
I found it on a web page. It's called Grape Twin-Textured Cardigan.
Jun 5, 2013 19:34:32   #
Bobglory
 
No don't feel stupid. Also ignore my instruction above. After re-reading I agree with Martina and Patricia. I think they are calling for crossed stitches but that doesn't mean your pattern is correct.

What is the name of the pattern?

Gigi

Edited to say our posts crossed. Looking to see if I can find it.
Jun 5, 2013 19:40:12   #
Bonnniemay
 
Thanks everyone for responding so fast. As soon as I got stuck I told my husband I'am going to get my friends at KP for their advice. I'll keep trying. I'll let you know if I get it. Thanks again.....Bonnie
Jun 5, 2013 19:48:18   #
Bobglory
 
I looked at the picture on the pattern and at Ravelry, and it does look like a blob. It looks like the texture on that side results from a vertical column of these blobs. Work a few more rows and see what you think.

Gigi
Jun 5, 2013 19:53:58   #
LAURA C
 
If your having a problem with the front post double crochet, you tube has a few tuturials, one is in slow motion. Give it a look.
 
Jun 5, 2013 22:52:38   #
Patricia Cecilia
 
I looked at the pattern, and it is a 4-stitch cable. Here is a slow-motion one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh99AdsNT_w

You'll notice that the front-post stitch always has to be one loop's worth taller than the preceding row's stitches. The video above has fp treble crochets over double crochet regular rows.

This is why yours are fp double crochets over half double crochets. You need the extra height for the fp stitches to carry across without puckering the fabric.

Another one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ix5kBkg6lYY starting about 3:30
Jun 6, 2013 09:19:12   #
Bonnniemay
 
I can't believe it I finally got it. Thanks so much to

MARTINA, GIGI, LAURA AND PATRICIA If it wasn't for you I never would have got it. thank you thank you and thank you




Bonnie
Jun 6, 2013 10:07:31   #
Patricia Cecilia
 
Glad to help! This is one of the things I like best about KP--it's like the old sewing circle/coffee klatch where we would learn from our mothers and friends, except that the friends are around the world. :-)
Jun 6, 2013 10:22:39   #
Bobglory
 
Fantastic! I can't wait to see a picture when you finish!

Gigi
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