How to Read Crochet Charts: Flower Border
It occurred to me that we have never had a border chart reading here on the blog so I found one I could use for a scarf which was a favourite of mine years ago, and to save it from its premature retirement I gave it a facelift, or a face down to be precise because it got a flowered border.
The chart speaks a wonderful symbol language and it says that you:
Chain 28 and (row 1) dc 1 in the 4th st and then in all the other st across.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as the 1st dc of a puff st) and in the 1st st make a 2dc puff, ch 2, sk 2 and in the next st make a (3dc) puff. Repeat this pattern to the end (3dc puff, ch 2, sk 2).
Row 3: ch1 turn work and sc1 in the 1st st, ch 2 and sc over the puff, ch3 and make a picot over that sc, next ch 2 and over the next puff make a sc without a picot. Repeat the pattern to the end of the row.
Row 4: ch 15 (5 for the chain and 10 for the flower), sl st in the 10th st to make a ring, turn work, and in the ring sc1, make 3dc puff, ch3 and sc1 again. Repeat this pattern to make 5 petals. When the 5th petal is done, ch5 and sl st in the second non-picoted sc stitch. Repeat making the flowers to the end of the row.
So, what do you say? Do you like it? I certainly do love how it looks on my scarf. I crocheted it first and than sewed it onto the scarf. Now I am ready to wear it again.