Saturday, December 22, 2012

LEARNING TO WRITE PATTERN


I was posting up my new crochet WIP of a mandala a week ago on Instagram...




when few people start asking if I have the pattern,
usually I would answer I made it as I go and I couldn't write a pattern...
then it hit me?
Why would'nt I learn to do it?
At least I can learn to be consistent and can follow pattern correctly

so, here I am on saturday noon... trying to write pattern on my own term hehe
but coz I still dont know how to write pattern for bubble stitches like my green/blue mandala,
so I decide to write the pattern while I'm doing it
I'm using hook size J/6mm
with heavy worsted yarn ( berkshire bulky - www.yarn.com)

To Begin : ch 4 and join to form a ring.
ROW 1:
Ch 3,  then work 11 Tr into the ring. Join with slip stitch in the first Tr
Total 12 Tr  stitches
 **Change color………………………………



ROW 2:
Ch 2, then make 1 Dc in the same stitch ( between Tr stitches)
then make 2 Dc in every next in between Tr
Total 24 Dc stitches
**Change color………………………………..



ROW 3:
chain 2, then for the next stitch make 1 Dc all the way through the second row
( not into the top stitches) + 1 Ch

Make 1 Sc in the next stitches + 1 Dc all the way through the second row
+ 1 Ch  ( Repeat for  the next 10 pair of Dc)
Total 36 Dc stitches
**Change color………………………………..



 
ROW 4:
chain 2 ( as first Dc) then make 1 Dc in the same place ( in between stitches)
Continue with 2 Dc for the next 23 ‘in between’ + slip stitch in top of first dc
Total 48 stitches
**Change color………………………………..

ROW 5:
chain 3 + 2 Dc in the same stitch ( in between) so theres 3 dc in one ‘in between’
Then make 3 dc in the next 23 ‘in between’
Total 72 Stitches
**Change color………………………………..


ROW 6:
Sc 1 + Ch 2  then 1 Sc in the next ‘in between’ + Ch 2  then 1 Sc in the next ‘in between’
do that in the next 22 ‘in between’. Slip stitch
Total 72 Stitches
**Change color………………………………..



ROW 7:
Sc 1 in the ‘in between’ (space made from chain row 6)
Ch 2 ( little bit loose) then Sc 1 in the next space + Ch 2 and continue to Sc 1 in the space in between.
Do that until the next 22 ‘in between. Slip stitch
Total 72 Stitches
**Change color………………………………..


ROW 8:
Ch 3 + 2 Dc in the top of first stitch ( as the first triple Dc) + ch 1
and then make 3 Dc + ch 1 on to the next 22 space. Slip Stitch
**Change color………………………………..



ROW 9:
Ch 3 + 1 Dc in between the triple Dc Stitches + Ch 2 + 2 Dc
Missed 1 stitch & Slip stitch on the top next stitch.
2 Dc ‘in between’+ 2 Ch + 2 Dc + missed one top stitch + slip stitch on the top next stitch.
Repeat until the next 21 in ‘between’



 and here is the mandala..





hope the pattern is correct...
hope this will be useful. Enjoy!

/PSZ




24 comments:

  1. I love your tutorial--thanks so much!

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  2. This is great - and very easy to follow - many thanks :)

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  3. Thank you for your tutorial....It's very easy to follow...
    Alix

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  4. This is so pretty - I think I'm going to try making this. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Alot! I'm happy and thrilled that my work are loved

      Thanks again
      I'm so flattered..

      Sincerely
      Penny

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  5. Thank you for your kindness and your generosity in sharing your time and pattern with us. It is sincerely appreciated

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    1. oh My God your so kind to write that

      It's so much pleasure for me, specially with all these comments

      thanks a lot for your attention

      Regards
      penny

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  6. great job in writing the pattern! I've been crocheting for 40 years and never attempted to write out a pattern but you're my inspiration now- keep up the great work. I'm looking forward to seeing more from you. Thanks again.

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    1. Hi..!
      So thrilled reading your comment
      really give me all the spirit I need.. Just need to manage my time here, between office, 2 girls and crochet
      hope I write soon

      regards
      penny

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  7. Wonderful! I am trying to decide which pattern to use for my first mandala (going to end up as a barstool cover) and I'm heavily leaning on trying this one FIRST! I've even bought a few, but when I saw yours...and I had NO PROBLEM reading it! You are a natural, Dear...give us more! Thank you from the bottom of my heartt!!! :-))))

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    1. Hi Diane!

      Your comment completely melt me down..
      I'll write the pattern of my other works asap! And share it to the world hahaha
      I didnt expect such respond since I'm not an active blogger..
      I think I should upload more of my crochet & knit works

      Anyway... Thanks again for the compliment

      Cheers
      Penny

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  8. Thanks 4 sharing! I am going to try it:)

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  9. Lovely tutorial and pattern....Only learning to write patterns myself.....best of luck x

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    1. pleased to hear that..
      please do so try
      I'll try hard to write soon

      regards
      penny

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  10. I nominated you for a Liebster Award - please read about it here: http://flythecoopcrafts.blogspot.com/2014/06/honored-with-liebster-award.html

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    1. Hi Sher!
      OMG I havent got the time to write any updates and your nomination quite shock me haha....
      I'm so flattered!
      Actually I still a bit confuse where to answer your 11 questions.. Please let me know

      Sincerely
      Penny

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  11. i loved your pattern! I'm working on the second one right now. thank you for writing it. you should def do it more. thank a lot and happy new year.

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  12. Hello, I Love your pattern & pieces.. However, I am making the mandala & it doesn't look the same as the blue & green one.. That one looks like it has a popcorn stitch on the 8th row

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  13. Also, row 6 seems to be worked in every stitch instead of sc & ch 2. Also the blue & green has more rows than the one you posted the pattern for.. Just want to make sure I wasn't missing another link or something..

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  14. For some reason I'm unable to correct mistakes or backspace & allotted only a few words. Anyway, I'm trying to figure out what you done in row 10 of the blue & green one. If row 9 is slst between the dc's & ch's then there's no where to place a smaller stitch as shown in pic. I'm thinking of ripping out my row 9 & adding a sc where the slst is so that I'll have somewhere to put what looks like a sc in between the dc's... Thank you again..

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  15. Hi found your web page through the whoot please can i subscribe to your site please

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