Monday, March 7, 2011

Webbing 4 Spidey Style Round Ripples TUT


Lots of people LOVE the look of the Spidey Style  Round Ripples
but don't really know how to do the webbing.  

This TUT (or tutorial) will show you how to add the surface crochet 
that creates the webbed look on the front side of the ghan.

You can click on any picture to see it full size.
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Fig. 1
 Determine which side will be the front side of the ghan.
Begin in any point.  With black slst in any ch-2 sp
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 Fig.2
 (ch2, sc in ch-2 sp of next round)
This is the repeat that will create the webbed look.
Work towards the center.
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 Fig 3
 This picture is simply to show you that in order to keep your
webbing looking neat to make sure that you sc BETWEEN 
the dcs that create the shell or Vst of the round.
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 Fig. 4
 When you get to the center - insert hook thru the center
of the 1st round and slst in place.

Once you complete the slst, ch2 and sc in the next round.
You will be working UP towards the next point to the left.
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 Fig.5
 This picture shows how it will look after several (sc, ch2)s
working UP towards the next point towards the left.
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Surface crochet all the way to the last ch2-sp.  
Tie off  and leave a tail long enough to weave in later.

Begin the next section of webbing in the last ch-2 sp 
of the next point to the left of where you tied off.

(sc, ch2)  toward the center.
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 Fig. 6
 When you reach the center insert hook under the previous
V of the surface crochet and insert hook into the very center
of the ghan once more.  This will secure the webbing tightly to the center.

Continue as you did previously, working (sc, ch2) 
towards the outer ch-2 sp of the point to the left.
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WEBBING REPEAT

Begin the next section of webbing in the last ch-2 sp 
of the next point to the left of where you tied off.

(sc, ch2) to center, attach with slst to previous Vs in center to secure,
(sc, ch2) toward last ch-2 sp of the next point to the left.  

slst in last ch-2sp, tie off and leave tail for weaving.
Do NOT tie off the last section of webbing!

(See Fig 7. below for attaching webbing in center.)
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 Fig. 7
Now that the center webbing is firmly secured, 
insert hook  beneath previous V's of the surface crochet.
slst around these and continue to (sc, ch2) towards 
the outer ch-2 sp of the next point to the left.

Attach in this manner until webbing is completed.

Do NOT tie off the last section of webbing!
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Fig. 8
 When last section of webbing is completed:  slst in outer ch-2 sp, ch1,
face work so that the back side of the last round of dcs is showing.

2hdc in same ch-2 sp to the left of slst, 
{hdc around round ripple,  working shell in ch-2sps and 
skipping 2 sts in center of valley}

crochet around to where you began.  
(2 hdc, ch2) in same ch-2 sp as slst, 
slst into 1st hdc to join, turn

Next to last round - sc in each st around, 
working (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in each peak
and skipping 2 sts in center of each valley

Last Round - with right side facing - rev sc in each st

(The last 3 rounds are hdc, sc and rev sc)

4 comments:

Kel-Bel said...

I'll have to remember this is here next time I make a spideyghan, your webbing looks so much smoother than mine. Actually my son's spidey looks better from the back side than the front bc the webbing is kind of chunky looking, I may just need to redo it. It turned out great btw. Can't wait to see what you make next.

katyallen8090 said...

Wonderful tutorial! That is quite the way I imagined it done, but I am a visual learner, I guess, and needed to see it. Your tutorial is clear, and precise, very easy to follow! Thanks for sharing that with all of us lesser genius's. lol As always a wonderful creation!

Michele said...

Thanx so much!

The first spidey ghan I did I did the webbing straight across and ended up with a giant bump in the center where they crossed over.

I really like doing it in the V style - it just makes for a much smoother center.

I can hardly wait to see what you guys come up with next!

Karen said...

thank you for this tutorial!