Have you used this technique before? It takes practice so don’t give up!
Here is one of the best tutorials I have seen by the lovely Deja.
REMEMBER to practice your Hook-Led Gauge I mentioned in yesterday's post! Keep each and every loop the same size as your hook!
Practice Practice Practice!
It makes a long skinny length, so be careful to not twist it when you join it in a circle! I found this great blog post about keeping long chains sorted right without the dreaded twisting! You would just grab the top of the first Fsc stitch instead of a single chain stitch as Briana describes.
Do NOT try to just substitute ch sts for this neckline. Why? 2 words- “no stretch”. Yes, I know the sample swatch started like that… but the garment does NOT! No fudging here!
Practice Practice Practice some more…. and when you’ve got it, start with your “real yarn” for this project and work Row 1.
Did that wear you out or frustrate you? Pour a glass of wine. Everything is better with a little wine. You’ll get it.
Please note, they can’t always be switched, they end up looking very different, and the Esc doesn’t have quite as much stretch, but it works for this design!
The Esc and Fsc but are actually formed the same way, with a "chain part" and the "single crochet part". It’s just a difference of where your hook goes to start the stitch: under the bottom 2 loops (Fsc); or under the top 2 (Esc into the top of the last st)!
The photo of the purple yarn above is FSC, the photo with the pink yarn here has ESC worked into the top of the previous ESC.
Pineapple Peasant Top Round 2: hdc stitches. enough said? I think so!
Pineapple Peasant Top Round 3: sc stitches. not much to worry about here!
Pineapple Peasant Top Round 4: Beginning Shell and ‘regular shells’… did you read the Special Stitches section near the top of the pattern? Shells come in all sorts of variations- this one is a 2-2-2!
Did you catch the phrase at the end?
it does NOT say to join IN the ch-2 space!
So where do you join?
At the top of the ch-3 of the beginning shell!
This is a great time to re-count that you have the right number of shells before continuing on.
AND try it on now over your head and see just how it manages there. Hey, you might have a bigger head than me…or you might have crocheted your initial Fsc row really tight… (you did NOT just try to go with chain stitches… right? RIGHT?!) If you find it’s just too small for your head, frog it (rippit, rippit!) and either go with a bigger size or a bigger hook!
This yarn: Red Heart Yarns It's a Wrap
May 3 - Pineapple Peasant Top Row 1: Learn and practice the FSC (foundation single crochet) for the neckline and not getting it twisted - https://www.facebook.com/groups/HHMCAL/permalink/2528327810726430/?hc_location=ufi