Eiffel Tower

Some days I play.EiffelT2

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.

Screen Shot 2013-04-13 at 12.36.05 PMWhile searching ‘Frenchie’ things, I discovered  Isabelle M’s blog. I love the wee Eiffel Tower and Isabelle provided instructions. However…..

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I can’t read French, and I am hopeless at reading charts!

Searching farther, led me to

Screen Shot 2013-04-13 at 12.49.55 PMwhich I immediately pinned to My Pending DIY Projects for easy retrieval!

Then I figured out

how to ‘customize’ my own Eiffel Tower motif

Pattern UPDATE

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

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As per usual…

Rhino-mind strikes again!Eiffel Cloth 2013-04-14 at 8.49.22 AMSee, I can make thisThe 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.

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14 thoughts on “Eiffel Tower

  1. Cute… it’s been a while since I crocheted … I do small things like doilys, etc. Now my mom, on the other hand crochets HUGE table covers & alot more. I just don’t have the time anymore 😦

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