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#1 Sonny321

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 06:25 PM

There is a stitch on page 21 of the " Harmony Guides 300 crochet stitches" book that is driving me up the wall. It's called the shallow single crochet stitch. Rarely has a stitch ever frustrated me like this. Usually I can figure them out, but I simple can not get how to do this. If anyone has this book and knows how to make this stitch can you help me understand it please? I've ripped out this same swatch 27 times. It's time to call in the reenforcements.

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 06:44 PM

It's also on page 17 of the Harmony Guide to Crocheting. But for the love of me, I can't figure it out either!:(
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Posted 22 September 2007 - 06:47 PM

I have the book, I am grabbing some yarn and a real big hook to see if I can figure it out. I have tried to figure it out a few times, and couldn't get it before. Guess it's time to try again :lol:lol
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Posted 22 September 2007 - 07:15 PM

I have this book, I'll have to take a look when I've got a minute.
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Posted 22 September 2007 - 07:51 PM

It's not that hard once you figure out what lines they are talking about. :)

Do a row of sc, turn, then look at the front of the row. You will see two horizontal bars above the upside down "v" (this is the v on the face of the fabric, not the top of the stitch). The two bars are made up of the front loop of the top v that you normally stitch under, and the thread directly underneath it. You are essentially inserting your hook between the upside down V and under that bar. Or, seen another way, look at where you normally insert your hook, move a little to the left and slightly down (under the horizontal thread and between the V.

Hope that helps. If not, let me know and I'll try to post a pic. It actually ends up looking a little like knitting. :)
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Posted 22 September 2007 - 07:55 PM

Oh, and you should be aware, this creates a VERY dense fabric. VERY stiff. :)
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Posted 22 September 2007 - 08:27 PM

Hmmm sounds interesting. Probably a little too short a stitch for a graphed afghan though.
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:31 AM

That's about it, I'd just add that on the first sc you crochet into there will not be 2 vertical bars to crochet in between, so I just went to the left of the one that was there. I thought this stitch made a very springy cushiony fabric, would maybe be good for slipper soles or a bath mat.

It's not that hard once you figure out what lines they are talking about. :)

Do a row of sc, turn, then look at the front of the row. You will see two horizontal bars above the upside down "v" (this is the v on the face of the fabric, not the top of the stitch). The two bars are made up of the front loop of the top v that you normally stitch under, and the thread directly underneath it. You are essentially inserting your hook between the upside down V and under that bar. Or, seen another way, look at where you normally insert your hook, move a little to the left and slightly down (under the horizontal thread and between the V.

Hope that helps. If not, let me know and I'll try to post a pic. It actually ends up looking a little like knitting. :)


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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:30 PM

Does someone have a video showing how to do a shallow single crochet? Or may a picture showing step 1 thru finish. I cannot for the life of me understand how to do this stitch.

Thanks Very Much

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:19 AM

Here is site with instructions and pics:  http://knotsewcute.b...le-crochet.html