Another Attempt

Another Crochet Pattern - 
I tried this crochet pattern with the chocolate brown/white/turquoise and while I do like the colors, you don't see enough of the white/turquoise to make it 'pop'.

Still looking for that perfect pattern for this color combination.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
United States
September 12, 2008 6:47am CST
If you've been following my discussions in this category, you know that I'm trying to come up with a good pattern to use for the colors of yarn I bought last week. I posted a picture of one that I had started, and while I really like the way the pattern looks, it just won't work as it's way too thick and like two layers. I started another one yesterday, and I really like this pattern too, but it's not showing enough of the bright white and vibrant turquoise against the chocolate brown. This is a fairly close up shot, so you're really seeing more of the bright color than it really is. I think I'll put this aside and keep looking. I may end up with the simple ripple with these colors after all. Do you ever get discouraged trying to find just the perfect pattern that will give you what you want? You have an idea of what you want, but just can't get it right?
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@madasp (563)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I like this pattern and maybe as the blanket gets bigger the colors will pop out more. Otherwise maybe you could try 2 rows blue, 2 rows white and then only 1 row brown. Again though I really like this one. I did one similar for my daughters boyfriend and I had a hard time liking it until it was done simply because of the colors(black,burgundy and tan). I think its just harder to picture the finished product when youre working with dark colors. I don't usually get discouraged finding a pattern..I usually get discouraged half way through when its not turning out the way I envisioned it at the start. Good luck!
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
12 Sep 08
This pattern can only have one row of each color at a time, that's the problem. You do one row of the alternate color, then one row of the main color (brown) that does the long double crochet that comes down over the alternate color, giving it that tweed-like look.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
12 Sep 08
LOL I have that problem all the time! I guess it's every knitter/crocheter's nightmare. Have you tried this same pattern, only using white in place of the chocolate brown, turquoise in place of the white and brown in place of the turquoise? You'd have mostly white and more turquoise with the brown bringing up the rear.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
12 Sep 08
That's not the look I'm looking for. I want more brown, with a smaller area of white and turquoise to pop against it, but this pattern isn't doing it because it is one row of each (and because of the type of pattern, that can't be modified).
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Hmmm... could you turn the white and turquoise stitches into 'popcorn' stitches? I mean, three double-crochets in one stitch? It would make them 'puffy', but they'd definitely stick out more.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Not with this pattern. I've got several sites bookmarked that have dozens of patterns, so I'm going to look around there a bit. I'm hoping to find 'the one' since we're expecting rain most of the day, and actually all weekend. Good to watch movies and crochet.
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• Lubbock, Texas
12 Sep 08
What if you started with 4 rows of brown plain singles, then *one row of color 1 in the pattern, one row of color 1 plain singles, 1 row brown in pattern, 3 rows brown plain singles, one row color 2 in pattern, one row color 2 plain singles, one row brown in pattern, 3 rows brown plain singles repeat from *?
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I don't know, I could probably modify it some if I really worked at it, but I don't like crochet to be work! LOL
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Yes I see what you mean. It's ok but yeah there is something not right you know kind of like making soup or something. It looks good but something is missing. lol. I have a few like that. My son tell's me make it for me Mom. lol then he like's everything. lol got to love him for that. Ther are alot I don't get right.lol
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I was going to suggest a simple ripple after looking at your picture, but looks like you are thinking the same thing. Mind you, I really know only one stitch so I'm kind of stuck with that!
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I've done plenty of ripples, and I really wanted to get away from that again. I'm working on something else now that just might do it for me.
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@ElicBxn (61149)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I hear ya - post your new one soon! looking forward to seeing it!
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12 Sep 08
Hi Ldyjarhead, I must say it a very pretty colours , but nothing like that happened to, if that did happened I cannot remember because it has been a long time since I've anything. Tamara
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Thank you. I like the colors too, but I've started another one that is working out better for what I wanted. I'll probably post it later today.
@zykon84 (165)
• Portugal
12 Sep 08
This one is good. But you should leave a little without the stripes. just brown, and the start the colors
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
13 Sep 08
That's very difficult to do with this particular pattern, and that's why it's not working for me. I did find another I like, though, so I think I'm all set.
@lilcee (2703)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Hi, Yes, I do that a lot. I made a quilt once and I had a hard time deciding what pattern I wanted and what colors. I finally figured it out and made curtains to match. Then we bought a new double wide and didn't need the curtains. I gave them to my daughter and kept the quilt. But, it hasn't been cold enough to use it. LOL. So anyways, it was fun tho. Good luck in trying to decide on what colors you want. I'm sure you will figure it out. LOL
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Oh, I have the colors, it's the pattern I'm having trouble with. I think I've decided on one, though. Will post it when I get enough done to get a good picture.
@GardenGerty (118075)
• United States
12 Sep 08
Okay, I am really anxious to see this picture. My first thought would have been to switch the colors around, and trade the turquoise and the brown, but that still may not suit, I am sure. I will go post this then have a look at the picture. It is fun for me to see what you are trying.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I gave up on that one. The pattern is really pretty but not what I wanted for these colors. I may save the piece I did and turn it into a scarf, though. I'm working on something else now and hopefully this will work out. Of course I'll post again later with another picture.
@peavey (16960)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I don't crochet, but I think I understand what you mean. I made a baby blanket (as per instructions from the new mom) from these same colors. I didn't think I'd like it, but it looked pretty cool. It looked like brown with white and turquoise, but it took exactly as much turquoise as brown to make it look that way. The white showed off, although I only used a little bit of that. You probably need a pattern where you can adjust the amount of colors to make it look the way you want.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
13 Sep 08
I've decided on something completely different and I do like the look. Stay tuned for photo later.
@peavey (16960)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Cool... looking forward to it!
@lanman (18)
• China
13 Sep 08
Yes ,of course ,i think most of us have ever get discouraged when trying to do a new work.Right? When touch a new thing,we always haven't good way to finish it,but after sevaral tryings,we would get it .Difficulties are everywhere ,success too.o(n_n)o...
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I don't know how to help you, but I did comment on your picture..
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
12 Sep 08
I am sorry the other one didn't work out, I really liked the colors..I will have to see what this one looks like now..
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
13 Sep 08
Yes, I have that happen quite often. I just had it happen with a bear dress that I was making. My question is what size hook are you using? The other thing is that Mary Maxim has a wonderful afghan pattern that is for babies, it is a ripple stitch but it is done in a circular type pattern with the ripples. I would love to order the kit and try it out, it looks like fun!