Saturday, May 14, 2011

using Jacob's Ladder in the round

My friend Ghost mentioned round Jacob's Ladder patterns and it sparked a tiny memory so I went searching. I found a number of patterns and thought I'd jot down those links in case anyone else was interested and also to remind me when I get the desire to make one.

First here's a hat
http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2009/09/suzies-jacobs-ladder-cap.html

Here's another hat using popcorns and the JL technique.
http://crochetncrafts.com/crochet/jacobsladderpopcornhat.html

And here are round afghans using JL.
http://qualitycrochet4fun.blogspot.com/2010/02/freejacobs-ladder-round-ripple-afghan.html

http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/round-jacobs-ladder.html

You can do a lot with this technique. Really you just do a bunch of chains and skip stitches. Then you go back and make the loops for the cable or whatever you want to call it. I love the technique and plan to use it again in other projects.


Happy crocheting!
Sandie

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention. The pattern I was talking about was your third link. And I too love this technique. It is so showy and such fun to do.

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  2. Hello,

    I am interested in hiring you to write some instructions for me to make an afghan. I have faith in your instructions because I was able to make several granny squares as well as a baby afghan(one large granny square) based on your instructions at http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/granny_square.htm please contact me at theoldwomanintheshoe@yahoo.com or yahoo im using the same Id. (I could not find an e-mail for you which is why i am commenting here)

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  3. I've never come across a pattern that referred to the stitch as Jacobs Ladder, but now have that song in my head...lol

    The pictures look like front post dc or tc?

    I've used a technique, which I think fits your description where you braid one stitch through one of the previous row...is that what you're calling JL?

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  4. No, Sandy, it's not front post stitches. You work a chain and skip stitches, then the chain pieces are looped together in a certain way. I have a video demonstrating it at my YouTube or here on the Crochet Cabana video page. Watch Jacob's Ladder Scarf part 2 for the quickest demo. http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/videos.htm

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  5. I also had a post on this almost a year ago if you prefer pictures to video.
    http://crochetcabana.blogspot.com/2010/06/cable-loops_14.html

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