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ladycallie:
crochetcrochet
crochetcrochet
crochet crochet!
Tue, Jan. 24th, 2012 10:30 pm
Finding the right pattern

My best friend from high school is getting married next month, and I thought I'd make her and her husband a pretty coverlet (she and I learned how to crochet together back in the day). I found a yarn I like (Yarn Bee Princess in White Night).

However, I can not find a pattern that looks right. I've tried four different ones, this is my current attempt. The previous patterns were a larger shell (which I frogged after 5 rows because it was working up too puffy for my liking), and a basket weave pattern (which didn't show the weave well).

I've never had this kind of frustration with finding a pattern before. Is it fair to say maybe the yarn is the problem? It's an acrylic/polyamide blend, medium 4. I looked through Ravelry's yarn index specifically for Yarn Bee Princess, but there wasn't a pattern that amused me.

Any suggestions? Should I just keep frogging and trying different patterns until I find one that looks right? Or should I call defeat with the yarn? Could it be hook size that's causing me grief? I've used the size recommended and the next size larger for all the attempts I've done (my tension is always tight, so going up a size isn't uncommon for me).

Thanks in advance!

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auntbijou
auntbijou
It's just a flesh wound!
Wed, Jan. 25th, 2012 05:46 am (UTC)

It depends on what exactly you intend the coverlet to be: pretty? or functional? Lacy? Or something more solid? Enough to cover the entire bed or just as a pretty throw? Or something for her and her new husband to cuddle up under while watching movies together on the couch?

It might be interesting, since the wedding will be in February, to make a lacy afghan with a snowflake motif. crochetpatterncentral.com has an entire section devoted to snowflake patterns, and there are a few afghan patterns in there. That might be worth a look for you.

Good luck with your project!


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ladycallie
ladycallie
Stephanie
Wed, Jan. 25th, 2012 06:33 am (UTC)

I was thinking pretty and/or lacy, and more of a throw size (the patterns I've tried have all been between 28-40" wide, with length TBD).

I'll totally take a glance at the snowflake designs, I hadn't thought of that. Thank you!


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yasako
yasako
Yasako, the Reuben Slut
Thu, Jan. 26th, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)

If you're looking for something not necessarily functional, but more on the pretty or lacy side, try going up a few hook sizes on your yarn. It'll make the stitches more open and airier and give it a lacier feel.


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ladycallie
ladycallie
Stephanie
Thu, Jan. 26th, 2012 03:53 am (UTC)

I'll try that, thanks. :)


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