Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Part 2- Branches

Branches

While still joined where you slip stitched last row of the cone part, you are going to slip stitch into the post(dc) from the last round (turning your cone sideways) and then slip stitch again into the post(dc) from the previous round. You actually totally skip the whole last row. You will be making the branches between the rows where my needles is in the pic below.
PICTURE 1

OK now, this is probably the hardest part, trying to explain where to put these branches! But once you get the hang of the pattern, you can go with easily, and should be able to make the next tree with no pattern! :)

Holding your cone upside down (wide part up)

1st branch! You will be doing treble(tr) stitches for a few rows, so wrap yarn around hook 2 times, then push your needle where mine is in the picture above, between the last 2 rows on the cone. Continue your tr st, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch3, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1, tr, ch1. Now, looking back into where you just made this branch, count over 4 posts(dc) and sc into the same area between the rows (as in picture 1). Ch1. Counting over 4 more posts, your going to make another branch. Each branch will be this;
tr, ch1
tr, ch1
tr, ch1
tr, ch3
tr, ch1
tr, ch1
tr, ch1
tr, ch1
And your branch will look like the one in Picture 2 below.

Counting over 4 posts, sc, ch1. count over 4 more posts, make another branch. Keep going around like this until you are back to the first branch, then you simply step up a level, since you are working in a spiral to the top (from the bottom up!)


PICTURE 2

4 comments:

  1. I printed out this pattern without the pictures, but had to come back to your post to look at your pictures once I got to the branches. I've gotten two branches done now, and I can tell it is going to be beautiful! Thanks so much for great your inspiration!

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  2. Thanks for the quick tutorial. Indeed helpful.

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  3. Having a very hard time with the branches. Too bad there is no video to see how i can do it

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