I get an idea, then spend hours searching for how to make it. Once I find something similar to what I have envisioned, I give credit to where I found it, then spend a fair amount of time adding bits that make it my DIY.
While searching ‘Frenchie’ things, I discovered Isabelle M’s blog. I love the wee Eiffel Tower and Isabelle provided instructions. However…..
I can’t read French, and I am hopeless at reading charts!
Searching farther, led me to
which I immediately pinned to My Pending DIY Projects for easy retrieval!
Then I figured out
how to ‘customize’ my own Eiffel Tower motif
Ch 6 and slip stitch into 1st ch to form a circle. Sc 12 more into the center of the circle and slip stitch to close Ch 1 and turn.
Rows 1-6 *Sc in sc in 1st and 2nd st of circle. Ch 1 and turn. Continue from * 4 more rows and adding 1 sc in the middle st and ch 1 turn to each row
Row 7-Ch 2, 1/2 dbl crochet into same st, hdc across, ch 2 and turn (7sts )
Row 8-Make 1/2 dbl crochet
into the 4 sc in each hdc, ch 2 and turn
Row 9-dbl crochet in next 2 sts, ch 2, sk 2, dc in last 2 sts, ch 3, turn
Row 10-dc next two sts, 3 dc around ch 2 space chain, 3 dc in last 3 st ( 8 sts) ch 1 and turn
Note: If you want a larger window, ch 4, make half triple c and ch 3, sk 3 for row 10 before moving on to row 11
Row 11-sc 2, 3 sc in the middle st, 2 sc (7 sts), ch 4 (if you have made a larger window, make 4 sc around the ch)
Row 12-*sc in the first sc 2 x’s, 1/2 dbl crochet in the next 6 st, 2 sc in last st, ch 2 turn
Row 13-hdc in same st, ch 1, hdc next 2 sts, ch 2 turn
14-hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 1, hdc next 2 st, ch 2
15-repeat row 14, ch1
Row 16- You should be on the interior of the work, slp st to base, sc across, to the opposite side, ch 2
Row 17-hdc in next st, ch 1, 2 hdc in next st, ch 2, turn
Row 18-hdc in next st, ch 1, 2 hdc in next 2 sts, ch 1
Row 19-1sc, ch 1, sc next st, slp st into end st, ending with ch 1, slp st down side and slp st into base
* ending with slp st and bind off
As per usual…
Rhino-mind strikes again!See, I can make this! The first version is knitted, making two pieces and adding some batting between them. I made the motif and added it before crocheting the edging to connect the front with the back and so that the stitches for attaching the motif did not show. On the second version, I used the afghan stitch, crocheted the edging, then I cross-stitched the Eiffel Tower on to the cloth by using graph paper to draw it out.