Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I want...

Borrowed from Fiber Doodle's Blog!
I really want to try my hand at these Pillow Pal Puppies!  If I can figure out what she's talking about in round 2, I can!  This is one of those "go big or go home" things for me...if I make one, I'm going to have to make 5 or 6 of them, one for each "child of a sibling".  The pattern is worked in 2 different shades of Blue, but I could do that in Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, Pink, Purple...the list goes on, I could even do these using one solid color and a variegated!  Heck, I could see one of these living in my Guest room too!

My issue is in the second round of the beginning structure..."Rnd 2: [Inc in nxt st] 6 times  (12 sts)"...I have no idea what a "Inc" stitch is!  I could guess from the number of stitches in this round that it means to "2 sc in each stitch"...but what if I'm wrong and my pillow pal ends up with some weird deformity?  For those "non-crocheters" out there..."sc" stands for "single crochet", you stick the hook into the top loops of the last row and then pull a loop through.  I know, it makes no sense if you don't crochet...sorry, I'm not a very good crochet instructor!  I've spent a good portion of my morning trying to figure this out and contact the blogger who created it, but I haven't been able to find any way to "comment" or otherwise contact her!  I'll keep trying though and keep you informed, even if you could care less, lol.


  1. Increase- do another stitch. Yarn over and do one extra where it tells you to. That's how to increase. So, without seeing the pattern, that means in the next 6 stitches, do two in each (increasing)to get a total of 12 in your round.

    The nice thing about crochet vs knitting, for example, is that if it looks weird, you rip it out and start over- easily. :D If you get stuck, message me via BYC and we can email that way. :) (or leave a comment on my blog and I should get your email that way)

  2. I found someone else working this pattern (as well as Googling "Inc, crochet", lol. It is essentially a "2sc", so that is what I've been doing. I have the head made and am working on the body of the first puppy now! This one is kinda of a Sage Green, and I'll use one of the variegated yarns I have that match it for the darker color. I will also need at least one more skein of the green I'm currently using, but that will wait a few hours or for tomorrow, lol.