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Reading a graphgan pattern
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cwcoup message #1
Reading a graphgan pattern
February 1, 2017 at 7:56:44 PM
 
Is this how you read crochet the regular crochet graphgan patterns?

You start with your foundation ch. then reverse sc row 1 from left to right then alternate regular sc right to left and reverse sc left to right on the rows??? 

Thanks!!

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Re: Reading a graphgan pattern
February 2, 2017 at 4:25:39 AM  (in response to cwcoup message #1)
 
Chris,

Welcome!  Smile

Close!  Your chain doesn't actually count as a row, so you start reading from right to left, and then when you reverse you read left to right.


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cwcoup message #3
Re: Reading a graphgan pattern
February 2, 2017 at 9:23:11 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
what is the best way to keep the back side looking neat while switching back and forth between colors? I have never learned how to carry colors through the work as you switch back and forth. Do you have a tutorial you would suggest? I love your pattern wizard and really appreciate your hard work and support!! Thank you!

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Re: Reading a graphgan pattern
February 3, 2017 at 1:24:42 AM  (in response to cwcoup message #3)
 
Chris,

This is one of the best tutorials I've found, if you're not specifically looking for a video:
http://www.dummies.com/crafts/crocheting/how-to-carry-yarn-in-crochet/

I like the illustrations because they make the steps very clear!

It's not hard to strand in this manner and will give the piece a much more polished appearance when it's finished than if you cut the yarn and work the ends in later.  Sure, it's a bit more trouble, but worth it, IMO.  Though double crochet is shown in the illustrations, single crochet is the same thing, just with a shorter stitch, and you should be able to strand exactly the same way.  Smile


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cwcoup message #5
Re: Reading a graphgan pattern
February 3, 2017 at 8:12:20 PM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #4)
 
thank you so much! that is great explanation of options!


 
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Re: Reading a graphgan pattern
February 4, 2017 at 4:56:50 AM  (in response to cwcoup message #5)
 
Chris,

You're so welcome and glad to be of help!  Smile  I think stranding is the easiest way of all to carry colors, especially with something reversible.  Smile


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