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‘OM’….C2C Graphghan

‘OM’….C2C Graphghan

(The Written Pattern Has Not Been Tested)

‘OM’ is the pranavamantram…..which means it is the primordial sound…the first sound ever heard in the universe. If you go into space…it isn’t silent….there is this sound like the wind blowing past nothingness ……the sound is OOOOOOMMMM……and this is why it is considered as the first sound ever heard.

In Hinduism, Om is one of the most important spiritual symbols (pratima). It refers to Atman (soul, self within) and Brahman (ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge). The syllable is often found at the beginning and the end of chapters in the Vedas, the Upanishads, and other Hindu texts.It is a sacred spiritual incantation made before and during the recitation of spiritual texts, during puja and private prayers, in ceremonies of rites of passages (sanskara) such as weddings, and sometimes during meditative and spiritual activities such as Yoga.

Om is part of the iconography found in present and ancient and medieval era manuscripts, temples, ashrams and spiritual retreats in Hinduism, and  religions that grew from Hinduism like Buddhism, and Jainism. The symbol has a spiritual meaning in all Indian dharmas, but the meaning and connotations of Om vary between the diverse schools within and across the various traditions.

The syllable is also referred to as omkara (ओंकार, oṃkāra), aumkara (औंकार, auṃkāra), and pranava (प्रणव, praṇava).

Abreviations:

ss – slip stitch

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

Size:

Using dc and Nature’s cotton yarn + 3:00mm hook  –  22″/20″

Gauge:

Using dc and Nature’s cotton yarn + 3:00mm hook – 2 blocks = 1″

Using hdc and Anchor #20 + 1.25mm – 4 blocks = 1″

Materials:

Nature’s Cotton from Soft Feather –  Beige – 300gms

Nature’s Cotton from Soft Feather – Red – 300gms

Anchor #20 in any two colours

Hook : 3:00mm/1:25mm

Laundry clips. 5 or 6

Things to Remember while doing a C2C

  1. Always keep count…that is very important….at every step make sure the number of steps tally to the counter of blcoks given in the pattern. Once you finish a row…recount the total number of blocks in each colour in that row and tally the total blocks. Proceed only when the tally is exact.
  2. Refrain from being distracted by watching TV, Internet etc.(just my suggestion, I learnt this the hard way..:-))
  3. Keep the graph and the written instructions in front of you at all times.
  4. I carry yarn only for upto 3 blocks….anything more than while using dc or hdc I find shows the carryign thread esp if it  is of a birght or  contrasting colour shows through.  In tapestry it is easy to carry the colours forward beocs the scs are short stitiches and does no tallow the carrying thread show.
  5. By making shuttles of each colour…I simply add  a new colour as and when the colour needs to be used after three blocks.  Below please go thorugh the link which wI use to keep the yarn’thread from tangling.

    How To Keep the Yarn/Thread from tangling…

    Check this link to see how to keep the yarn lines clean and tidy

http://https://crochetnmore.wordpress.com

 

Graph:

(From the Internet)

Written Pattern:

Row 1 (L to R): (Beige) x1, (1block)

 Row 2 (R to L): (Beige) x2, (2blocks)

Row 3 (L to R): (Beige) x3, (3blocks)

Row 4 (R to L): (Beige) x4, (4 blocks)

Row 5 (L to R): (Beige)x5, (5blocks)

Row 6 (R to L): (Beige) x6, (6 blocks)

Row 7 (L to R): (Beige) x7, (7 blocks)

Row 8 (R to L): (Beige) x8, (8 blocks)

Row 9 (L to R): (Beige) x9, (9 blocks)

Row 10 (R to L): (Beige) x10, (10 blocks)

Row 11 (L to R): (Beige) x11, (11 blocks)

Row 12 (R to L): (Beige) x5, (Red) x4, (Beige) x3, (12 blocks)

Row 13 (L to R): (Beige) x2, (Red) x7, (Beige) x4, (13 blocks)

Row 14 (R to L): (Beige) x4, (Red) x9, (Beige) x1, (14 blocks)

Row 15 (L to R): (Beige) x1, (Red) x9, (Beige) x5, (15 blocks)

Row 16 (R to L): (Beige) x5, (Red) x10, (Beige) x1, (16 blocks)

Row 17 (L to R): (Beige) x1, (Red) x11, (Beige) x5, (17 blocks)

Row 18 (R to L): (Beige) x6, (Red) x11, (Beige) x1, (18 blocks)

Row 19 (L to R): (Beige) x1, (Red) x12, (Beige) x6, (19 blocks)

Row 20(R to L): (Beige) x7, (Red) x5, (Beige) x4, (Red) x3, (Beige) x1, (20 blocks)

Row 21 (L to R):(Beige) x1, (Red) x2, (Beige) x7, (Red) x4, (Beige) x7, (21 blocks)

Row 22(R to L): (Beige) x8, (Red) x3, (Beige) x8, (Red) x2, (Beige) x1, (22 blocks)

Row 23 (L to R):(Beige) x2, (Red) x1, (Beige) x9, (Red) x2, (Beige) x9, (23 blocks)

Row 24(R to L): (Beige) x2, (Red) x4, (Beige) x4, (Red) x2, (Beige) x8,  (Red) x2,(Beige) x2 (24 blocks)

Row 25 (L to R):(Beige) x2, (Red) x2, (Beige) x9, (Red) x2, (Beige) x2,  (red) x7, (Beige) x1 (25 blocks)

Row 26(R to L): (Beige) x1, (Red) x8, (Beige) x4, (Red) x2, (Beige) x9, (Red) x2,(Beige) x2 (26 blocks)

Row 27 (L to R):(Beige) x3, (Red) x1, (Beige) x10, (Red) x1, (Beige) x2, (red) x9, (Beige) x1 (27 blocks)

Row 28(R to L): (Beige) x3, (Red) x1, (Beige) x10, (Red) x1, (Beige) x2, (Red) x10,(Beige) x1 (28 blocks)

Row 29 (L to R):(Beige) x2, (Red) x10, (Beige) x2, (Red) x1, (Beige) x9, (Red) x2, (Beige) x3 (29 blocks)

Row 30(R to L): (Beige) x4, (Red) x1, (Beige) x12, (Red) x11, (Beige) x2, (30 blocks)

Row 31(L to R):(Beige) x4, (Red) x2, (Beige) x11, (Red) x3, (Beige) x3, (Red) x6, (Beige) x2,(31 blocks)

Row 32(R to L): (Beige) x3, (Red) x4, (Beige) x5, (Red) x3, (Beige) x2, (Red) x4, (Beige) x4, (Red) x2, (Beige) x5,(32 blocks)

Row 33(L to R): (Beige) x5, (Red) x3, (Beige) x2, (Red) x6, (Beige) x2,(Red) x2, (Beige) x6, (Red) x4, (Beige) x3,(33 blocks)

Row 34(R to L): (Beige) x3, (Red) x4, (Beige) x7, (Red) x2, (Beige) x1, (Red) x11, (Beige) x6,(34 blocks)

Row 35(L to R): (Beige) x6, (Red) x14, (Beige) x8, (Red) x3, (Beige) x4, (35 blocks)

Row 36(R to L): (Beige) x4, (Red) x3, (Beige) x8, (Red) x14, (Beige) x7, (36 blocks)

Row 37(L to R):(Beige) x8, (Red) x13, (Beige) x8, (Red) x3, (Beige) x5, (37  blocks)

INCREASING ON ONE SIDE ONLY

Row 38(R to L):(Beige) x5, (Red) x3, (Beige) x8, (Red) x3, (Beige) x3,(Red) x7, (Beige) x9,  (38 blocks)

Row 39 (L to R): (Beige) x5, (Red) x2, (Beige) x9, (Red) x2, (Beige) x4, (Red) x6, (Beige) x1, (Red) x4, (Beige) x5, (38 blocks)

Row 40(R to L): (Beige) x5, (Red) x2, (Beige) x9, (Red) x2,(Beige) x4, (Red) x6, (Beige) x1, (Red) x4, (Beige) x5, (38 blocks)

Row 41(L to R):(Beige) x6, (Red) x6, (Beige) x10, (Red) x2, (Beige) x8, (Red) x2 , (Beige) x4 (38blocks)

Row 42(R to L): (Beige) x4, (Red) x2, (Beige) x7, (Red) x3, (Beige) x9, (Red) x7, (Beige) x6, (38 blocks)

Row 43(L to R): (Beige) x7,  (Red) x7,  (Beige) x5,  (Red) x7,  (Beige) x7,  (Red) x1,       (Beige) x4, (38 blocks)

DECREASING

Row 44(R to L): (Beige) x3,  (Red) x2,  (Beige) x6,  (Red) x9,  (Beige) x3,  (Red) x8,(Beige) x6, (37Blocks)

Row 45(L to R): Beige) x9, (Red) x4, (Beige) x3, (Red) x9, (Beige) x6, (Red) x2,(Beige) x3, (36 Blocks)

Row 46(R to L):  Beige) x3, (Red) x1, (Beige) x7, (Red) x9, (Beige) x2, (Red) x4,(Beige) x9 (35 Blocks)

Row 47(L to R): Beige) x9, (Red) x4, (Beige) x2, (Red) x2, (Beige) x2, (Red) x4,(Beige) x6, (Red) x2, (Beige) x2, (34 Blocks)

Row 48(R to L): Beige) x2, (Red) x1, (Beige) x7, (Red) x3, (Beige) x4, (Red) x2,(Beige) x2, (Red) x3, (Beige) x9, (33 Blocks)

Row 49(L to R): Beige) x9, (Red) x3, (Beige) x1, (Red) x3, (Beige) x5, (Red) x1,(Beige) x7, (Red) x1, (Beige) x2, (32 Blocks)

Row 50(R to L): Beige) x9, (Red) x4, (Beige) x2, (Red) x2, (Beige) x2, (Red) x4,(Beige) x6, (Red) x2, (Beige) x2, (31 Blocks)

Row 51(L to R): Beige) x4, (Red) x3, (Beige) x2, (Red) x2, (Beige) x1, (Red) x3,(Beige) x12, (Red) x1, (Beige) x2, (30 Blocks)

Row 52(R to L): Beige) x1, (Red) x1, (Beige) x12, (Red) x4, (Beige) x1, (Red) x1,(Beige) x2, (Red) x1, (Beige) x3, (Beige) x2, (Red) x1, (29 Blocks)

Row 53(L to R): Beige) x3, (Red) x1, (Beige) x1, (Red) x1, (Beige) x2, (Red) x2,(Beige) x1, (Red) x4, (Beige) x11,  (Red) x1, (Beige) x1, (28 Blocks)

Row 54(R to L): Beige) x1, (Red) x1, (Beige) x9, (Red) x6, (Beige) x1, (Red) x1,(Beige) x2, (Red) x1, (Beige) x2, (Red) x1, (Beige) x2, (27 Blocks)

Row 55(L to R): Beige) x2, (Red) x3, (Beige) x2, (Red) x1, (Beige) x2, (Red) x7,(Beige) x7, (Red) x1, (Beige) x1,  (26 Blocks)

Row 56(R to L): Beige) x7, (Red) x8, (Beige) x2, (Red) x1, (Beige) x2, (Red) x4,(Beige) x1,  (25 Blocks)

Row 57(L to R): Beige) x6, (Red) x1, (Beige) x2, (Red) x8, (Beige) x7,  (24 Blocks)

Row 58(R to L):Beige) x7, (Red) x7, (Beige) x3, (Red) x1, (Beige) x5, (23 Blocks)

Row 59(L to R): Beige) x9, (Red) x7, (Beige) x6,  (22 Blocks)

Row 60(R to L): Beige) x6, (Red) x6, (Beige) x4, (Red) x1, (Beige) x4, (21 Blocks)

Row 61(L to R): Beige) x9, (Red) x5, (Beige) x6, (20 Blocks)

Row 62(R to L): Beige) x5, (Red) x4, (Beige) x10, (19 Blocks)

Row 63(L to R): Beige) x11, (Red) x2, (Beige) x5, (18 Blocks)

Row 64(R to L): Beige) x17,  (17 Blocks)

Row 65(L to R): Beige) x16, (16 Blocks)

Row 66(R to L): Beige) x15, (15 Blocks)

Row 67(L to R): Beige) x14, (14 Blocks)

Row 68(R to L):Beige) x13, (13 Blocks)

Row 69(L to R): Beige) x12, (12 Blocks)

Row 70(R to L): Beige) x11, (11 Blocks)

Row 71(L to R): Beige) x10, (10 Blocks)

Row 72(R to L): Beige) x9, (9 Blocks)

Row 73(L to R): Beige) x8, (8 Blocks)

Row 74(R to L): Beige) x7, (7 Blocks)

Row 75(L to R): Beige) x6, (6 Blocks)

Row 76(R to L): Beige) x5, (5 Blocks)

Row 77(L to R): Beige) x4, (4 Blocks)

Row 78(R to L): Beige) x3, (3 Blocks)

Row 79(L to R): Beige) x2, (2 Blocks)

Row 80(R to L): Beige) x1, (1 Block)


To make a wall Hanging….

  1. Frame this
  2. Give this C2C a backing with a thick cloth, and fix a thin cord on the backing to hang it
  3.  Create a crochet edging on the top and bottom, broad enough to wrap around a 1 mm curtain rod/steel/wood/ aluminium rod-pipe etc (cut to size). Then use any edging pattern on the top and the bottom….fold it ….join the top of the edging to the top edge of the C2C on both ends. stick in the rods…if you hace you can enhace the edge of the rods with curtain stoppers…or make your own crochet curtain stoppers. tie a medium thick decorative string on two ends of the top rod and VOILA…you have a lovely wall hanging.

 

And there you are …A Beautiful Omkaaram.…You can use it as a wall hanging in your Pooja Room. Or can roll it and keep it safely and use it just for festive occassions and Sathsangs. Imagine how you can enhance the devotional aura of your home when having a pooja, yagna, Sathsang etc by hanging these sacred symbols on the walls in the room you are holding such sacred functions…..

 

How to keep your yarn from tangling while doing C2C graphghans

How to keep your yarn from tangling while doing C2C graphghans

How does one keep yarn from tangling when one is doing a C2C graphghan in crochet?

The first few pictures are of a 2 colour graphghan in the making.

The first thing I do when I think graphghan is roll out some shuttles depending on the requirement of each colour. There is nothing fancy about this. Weavers do this all the time…..They wind, small shuttles/bobbins full of the colour they need and keep them ready before they begin weaving. In India they usually use a small wooden peg. Here, since I don’t have a wooden peg and I think it may be unwieldy…I have used thick paper folded into shuttles that yarn or thread can be wound on.

For this 2 colour graphghan the  major colour is blue and the colour where the figure is coming in is silver white. So for the time begin I have wound up three shuttles, 2 with blue and one with white.

I am aware this will not be enough so…as I go by and am taking a break I will be  making some more shuttles. you can do this before you begin work too….

The next thing we will need is large washing pegs. These are somewhat middle sized….and since I can’t get large ones…I make sure that my shuttles are never too large. I have heard that Walmarts carry these giant washing pegs…so for those who live in the US or where you have a Walmarts can buy them from there.

Here, I worked the first 40 rows in just one colour working directly from the huge spool of yarn…..but once I had to change colours I began to use the shuttles.

Here is how I use the washing pegs…..only the shuttle that is currently being used is not pegged onto the work itself….the rest are secured. So as I finish the blue….I will move onto the white if necessary….And then I will peg in the blue and let free the white…and so  on. you can work in as many colours you like in this manner…..This is very useful especially when you reach the end of the row and have to flip your work over to begin the next row in C2C.

This is how I worked a C2C graphghan with many colours without getting it tangled…..

First 4 colours….

7 colours with the white repeating …so 8 shuttles…..

Crocheters use different methods….I find this most convenient.

Some use Hangers…They wind each colour directly onto the wash peg and clip the shuttles onto a clothes hanger….then when they reach the end of the row…they simply flip over the hanger along with the graphghan.

Others use boxes with holes in them. They bring out the working end of the yarn through the holes so that there is no chance of tangling……

I found some all of these pics on the internet…..

You must experiment and find which way you find the most handy to work with.