I recently reorganized my craft supplies, and I realized I have lots of crochet acrylic thread.
Something must be made with it! The thread is perfect for summer crochet items.
This is the first one I made. It's a simple pineapples and shells summer top.
I found the symbol chart on Pinterest (see it here).
I worked with a size D/3 (3.25 mm) hook, and the work went along quite fast. I did have to frog it a few times as I realized I made a mistake a few rounds back. You know how sometimes you just crochet absent-mindedly? That was the case with me.
I am pretty comfortable with both written patterns and graphs, so I didn't have any trouble with this pattern.
When working with a graph pattern, you don't have a given gauge, so I had to adjust the pattern a bit to make it my size.
The only problem with this graph is that you need a very good eyesight. It's especially difficult to see right in the beginning (the middle) of the chart.
So here are the first few rounds:
Ch 6, join in ring with sl st.
Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 15 dc in ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.
Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same space as joining, 2 dc in each dc around; join.
Round 3: ch 3, dc in same space as joining, ch 2, 2 dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, *2 dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc* three times, 2 dc in next dc, join.
Round 4: sl st in next ch-2 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in same ch-space, ch 1, 10 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 10 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1* three times, join.