Tunisian and Traditional Crochet Tutorials

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3 thoughts on “Tunisian and Traditional Crochet Tutorials

  1. Hi Nancy!
    Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry that the pattern is causing you problems.
    Can you tell me which row you’re stuck on and I’ll add a Photo Guide to my To Do list to illustrate the techniques used better.

    We’ll get you sorted, don’t you worry.

    1. In the completed picture the fans do not start on the first row, top edge of shawl.

      Not sure where the directions are for the straight piece and how that part fits with the fans. I have done a tunisian fan shawl (doing chain stitches with picots which form the center of each fan) so am familiar with linked simple stitches with short rows in-between. A stitch diagram would really help.

      I am assuming we are starting from the top of the shawl. Was not sure how to deal with the curve at the centre of the plain stitched area. What are the number of simple stitch rows (5?) that are repeated (6 times?) with a YO row in between repeats in the plain area before doing the fans.
      It looked like the fans are being worked from picots as well. It looked like the fans are all one size with 5 simple stitch a YO and 3 simple stitches but some look like they could be smaller in the center. It looks like the number of fans are increased to get the drape. I am also confused by your charts as most shawls I have done work down from the top. Hope this helps explain my confusion. As you can tell I just don’t get how to even start. Thank you for your help with this.

      1. OK, that is a lot of questions.

        Right, so, most of what you’ve asked, I’m happy to say, will make sense from the pattern text once we get you started. My advice right now is that once we get you going, trust the pattern. It’s all in there, I promise.

        So, to begin with, forget all the stitch counting and fan-measuring you’re doing and let’s focus on the first row of crochet. `Your very first stitches (which will be worked into a chain loop) will be located in the middle of the long side of the shawl. The bend you see in those plainer rows comes from the combined effect of that chain loop, and from increases in the subsequent plainer rows.

        Once you’ve the little plainer row triangle complete, the next step will be a little clearer, and I can talk you through that when you’re ready. Just let me know.
        A x

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