elisabeth andrée

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crochet contest – part 1

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i would like to invite you to participate in a crochet contest. now it may be a busy time for you, but do not worry, the presentation of your design will be in january 2012. tomorrow you can apply as a participant, today you can read and see what it is about.

intro

for the donatella cowl i partly used chain single crochet stitches. these stitches give a beautiful flat fabric with a clear structure which is also stretchy.

stitch pattern crochet contest

 

the stitch

this is how you crochet the stitch (descriptions taken from: mypicot.com):

“chain-single crochet (ch.sc)

Insert the hook into the stitch, yarn over hook and draw through a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over hook and draw through a first loop on hook (2 loops on hook), yarn over hook and draw through 2 loops on hook (1 loop remains on hook).

ch.sc is the american term, in british english it is chain-double crochet (ch.dc). i use the american term.

 

variations

there are several variations with chain-singles (ch.sc) to consider, but i only explain three. you can make the patterns smaller or wider by crocheting more or less stitches.
variation 1

the basic pattern is 15 ch, 

multiply with 2, + 2 ch for turning

  • make 17 ch 
  • row 1. 1 ch.sc in the 3rd ch from hook, 1 ch, *sk 1 ch, 1 ch.sc in the next ch, 1 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, end with 1 ch.sc in the last ch, make 2 ch, turn
  • row 2. 1 ch.sc into the first 1 ch space, 1 ch, *1 ch.sc in the next 1 ch space, 1 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, end with 1 ch.sc into the top of turning ch, 2 ch, turn
  • row 3 and further. repeat row 2.

 

variation 2

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the basic pattern is 15, multiply with 2, + 2 ch for turning
  • make 17 ch
  • row 1. 1 ch.sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 ch, *sk 1 ch, 1 ch.sc into next ch, 1 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, end with 1 ch.sc in the last ch, make 2 ch, turn
  • row 2. 1 ch.sc into the loop of the first ch, skip ch.sc, 1 ch, *1 ch.sc into the loop of the next ch, skip ch.sc, 1 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, end with 1 ch.sc in the top of the turning ch, 2 ch, turn
  • row 3 and further. repeat row 2.

 

variation 3

the basic pattern is 16,

 multiply with 2, + 2 ch for turning

  • make 18 ch
  • row 1. 1 ch.sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 ch, *sk 1 ch, 1 ch.sc into next ch, 1 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, end with 1 ch.sc in the last 2 chains, make 2 ch, turn
  • row 2. 1 ch.sc in the front loop only of the 2nd ch.sc, 1 ch, *1 ch.sc in the front loop only of the next ch.sc, 1 ch*, repeat between * * till end of row, end with 1 ch.sc into the front loop only of the second last stitch and in the top of the turning ch, make 2 ch, turn
  • row 3 and further. repeat row 2.

 

the contest

the intention is that with one of these 3 stitch patterns or a combination of them you design your own creation. the number of participants is restricted because i am the only judge. tomorrow you can read more about this and the rules – the bossy part – and dates and how you can participate (i would love you to!). and what’s in it for you? particularly recognition of your crocheting skills and talent but more about that tomorrow. hope to see you then!

see:
crochet contest – part 2

8 thoughts on “crochet contest – part 1

  1. Hi Elizabeth…This sounds exciting – what a brilliant idea! Do you mind if I reblog it? Will it be open to entrants all over the world? :)x

  2. I’m in!! please keep it open for awhile, since i’m moving and have no time for my crochet hook!!!🙂

  3. What detailing… Impressive!!

  4. This is a fantastic idea! I’ve signed up and can’t wait to get started.I did have one question, though. I have several blogs divided by craft and no main “general” blog. Therefore, I’ll be posting my entry on my fiber blog. I use this blog to post about new for-sale patterns and share the instructions for free patterns. Will posting my entry on this blog count as “promoting” my brand? http://roadtogrinnell.blogspot.comThanks so much!

  5. Great idea for a contest! Hope you get lots of people signing up – I’m afraid I’m not a crocheter – but do keep on coming to post the progress – I’m very appreciative of it even if I can’t do it!Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!Hope you have a great week!Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Hello Rachel,Great that you join the contest. What I meant with promote is, for example: I use yarn of brand XYZ, it is the best and you can buy it in my store, with the name and address of your store. You may of course mention the yarn and the label you use, but not promote it in the crochet contest itself. This is just one example. Hopefully I answered your question with this?Kind regards 

  7. Elisabeth – thank you so much! That answered my question perfectly, so I’m good to go. 🙂 Excited about this!

  8. Hello Jill,Thank you for your very very kind words, it makes me feel good to read it. I admire you because you visit all the links and write comments.Have a great day!