Pattern Help...Legs?


#1

Hey all! It’s been a long while since I posted here so I hope I’ve got this in the right place.

I’m working on a crochet pattern, and it was going (mostly) fine until I got to this part in the pattern:

[FPTr2tog around post of 1st dc 2 rows below and following 4th
dc for 2nd leg (skipping 3 sts 2 rows below and 1 st on working
row), dc in next 3 dc] twice, working first leg of FPTr2tog over
same st as 2nd leg of previous FPTr2tog, FPTr2tog working first
leg of FPTr2tog over same st as 2nd leg of previous FPTr2tog
and following 4th dc for 2nd leg (skipping 3 sts 2 rows below and
1 st on working row)

I understand the FPTr2tog thing to start with, and I can even wrap my head around the 2 rows below thing, but I don’t understand the 2nd leg part, and then “working first leg of FPTr2tog over same st as 2nd leg…”

Could someone help me pull this apart a little clearer? I’ve never done this stitch before so I’m not sure what I’m supposed to be looking at/for.

Here is the link to the pattern, and I’m working on Row 8 (Lattice Foundation Row): https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1190/0400/files/Mrs._Hughes_Afghan_2.pdf?9265798080935812423

Thanks so much!


#2

Thanks very much for the pattern link. See if this reply helps out at all
http://www.crochetville.com/community/topic/156829-hi-im-sara-and-i-need-help/
Maybe @Becky_Morgan or @GrumpyGramma can answer this.
Lovely afghan!


#3

They are describing the FPTr2tog AS two legs with feet spread. First foot is around the 1st DC two rows below. The second foot is the FP around the 4th DC two rows below. A “waist” is created when you join/finish the Tr2tog and counts as the (skip one st in current row). DC 3 is then the spacing between the FPTr2tog STS in the [ ] repeat twice section.

This creates an inverted v for the bottom half of two XX lattice ribs in the over all pattern. (//\ ) Later, after repeating row seven, you will make the two VV shaped tops for the XX lattice ribs.

I hope that helps.


#4

Agree with Jack. These are all very tall stitches stretched a couple of rows down and done front post so they make the cable pattern pop out on the surface. Some crochet cables cross the stitches the way knitting does. Other patterns use a tr or dc (or whatever) tog to get the narrow waist. It’s hard to write a pattern to explain that in conventional terms. If you have a bunch of toothpicks and popsicle sticks around, you can actually lay the pattern out on a table and see it-toothpicks for the background stitches, popsicle sticks for the long ones that cross and join.


#5

Thanks for the replies! I will be trying this again today…fingers crossed!