To impale someone with my crochet hook?!
mediumbrownmug · 23/09/2018 23:10
Posted here for traffic. I'm crocheting a pattern for a stuffed Puffin Rock animal for my toddler DS (they don't make merchandise for the show that I can find), but after staying up until 4am last night crocheting a Baba and making the entire body, wings and beak, I'm stuck on the FEET! I've come across the instruction:
1. SC2, 3SC in last stitch, SC1, inc in last stitch (8)
Now I've chained four, single crocheted two, then single crocheted three in the last stitch. But how do I single crochet one and then increase in the last stitch to make eight? Those two stitches don't exist to work into, and I'm not sure how to add them. I've spent an hour scouring the internet trying to figure it out, but am hoping some kind crocheters on Mumsnet might be willing to throw me a bone on this one.
Any help would be MUCH appreciated as DH is sick of listening to crochet videos online/me demanding he come and read (stare at) my crochet pattern and agree how confusing it is/fetching me palliative cups of tea/staring at a footless, eyeless Baba.
Thanks all! I've attached a pic of what I've done so far for your footless, eyeless enjoyment. It's the second thing ever that I've crocheted, the first being a shapeless hat, so I guess it's fitting.
Twotailed · 23/09/2018 23:17
It’s adorable. I suggest abandoning the pattern in favour of some orange felt and a hot glue gun then quaffing a glass of wine and patting yourself on the back.
WhataLovelyPear · 23/09/2018 23:27
Do you think they mean you to work the 3SC into the last stitch you've just done ie the second SC or the row? That would leave you with 2 of the original four chains to work SC1 and then the increase in the last stitch.
I grant its not consistent though, because then they would be using "last stitch" to mean two different things.
TitzillatheHun · 23/09/2018 23:36
I think maybe you are meant to work the sc2 and then the 3sc on one side of your chain, and then the sc1 and the inc on the other side. I have made leaves and doors like this. I'll see if I can find a photo.
TitzillatheHun · 23/09/2018 23:40
See the images in this tutorial, work on one side of your chain and then the other. www.repeatcrafterme.com/2016/04/crochet-leaf-pattern.html
mediumbrownmug · 24/09/2018 00:01
Thanks for all the responses!
Twotailed I like your suggestion.
WhataLovelyPear I hadn't thought of that, but what with crocheting three more into that stitch, I don't think there's room! It's hard to tell what was meant though, because this particular pattern seems typo-prone.
TitzillatheHun, thanks! I've never seen that technique before, which I guess isn't surprising given my inexperience. Headed over now to check it out! Fingers crossed!
CraftyYankee · 24/09/2018 00:11
That is really cute, and impressive for your second ever project! Do you have a picture of what it should look like when done? Might be easier to come up with a simpler variation than try to decipher those directions.
steff13 · 24/09/2018 00:31
If you don't get your answer here, check Ravelry. You can search the forums for help.
mediumbrownmug · 24/09/2018 00:42
CraftyYankee thanks! The picture of what it should look like when finished is attached (Baba is the one on top).
Steff13, Ravelry is where I got the pattern! I did a search but didn't turn up with much. I suspect I don't know enough about the terms to search efficiently.
MooseBeTimeForSummer Holy. Crap. I think you've nailed it!!!!! So it should read:
1. SC2 in first stitch, 3SC in next stitch, SC1in the last stitch and increase (8)
I could kiss you. Off to try it. Will post a finished Baba with feet if 1) it works, and 2) they look remotely like feet. No promises on the eyes.
mediumbrownmug · 24/09/2018 02:00
For anyone who's interested, after more trial and error I ended up combining the suggestions of everyone on this thread and came up with:
- SC 4 into circle
2. SC2 in first stitch, 3SC in next stitch, SC1 in the next stitch, and SC in the last stitch and increase (8)
3-5. SC around (8)
6. 1 SC, dec x2, 3 SC. (6)
7-10 SC around (6)
Whew! When I finish the feet I'll post a picture. Next I have to figure out how to make eyes.
HerRoyalNotness · 24/09/2018 02:05
That’s really cute and very adventurous for a 2nd project. I still Have a unicorn body in the box of doom that looked weird so I didn’t bother finishing it. Maybe I’ll drag it out and have another go.
Hippyshubby · 24/09/2018 02:35
To answer the original question... YABU. Because a) being quite blunt and a hook you'll do a disproportionate amount of damage & b) you could damage your hook or get your lovely project covered in blood.
mediumbrownmug · 24/09/2018 03:12
Hippyshubby at the time of writing, it was Baba the puffin who stood to receive the threatened damage, as DH was both lovely and the main tea source during the crisis.
Do crocheted puffins actually bleed, I wonder?
mediumbrownmug · 24/09/2018 03:14
HerRoyalNotness thanks! I think it still looks a bit creepy without the eyes. I'm not sure whether to use felt or buttons or such.
If you do finish your unicorn, come back and post pics! I'd love to see it!
Hippyshubby · 24/09/2018 07:37
Crocheted puffins don't bleed but they do share at you with a look of betrayal. If you can cope with that, stab away.
Heaviestdirtyestsoul · 24/09/2018 08:01
Awww he is so cute! I'd love to see your finished puffin 😁 i have started to crochet and am still on flat easy things- would love to try a nice project like that 😄
FlaviaAlbia · 24/09/2018 15:09
This thread popped up on my Google feed. Presumably Google stalks me enough to know I like crochet, spend too much time on Mumsnet and DS loves puffin rock
They are so cute! DS would love a Baba, I'll have to look for the pattern.
How'd you get on with the eyes?
ItchySeveredFoot · 24/09/2018 18:48
I made this exact same Baba last year for my dd for Christmas! I couldn't work the damn feet out either and had to use some from a pattern for a duck!
mediumbrownmug · 25/09/2018 06:10
Haven’t figured out the eyes yet, but thanks to you all, Baba now has feet. Will post a picture for your eyeless enjoyment.
mediumbrownmug · 25/09/2018 06:13
I was thinking to cut the eyes out of felt, but I’m not sure about sewing so many layers together (to fit in all the colors). Any ideas?
CraftyYankee · 25/09/2018 08:20
Needle felting the eyes might be an option. And in the spirit of your title, it involves stabbing repeatedly with sharp needles. 😂
2beesornot2beesthatisthehoney · 25/09/2018 08:47
If DS is less than 3 you are better embroidering the eyes on .
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