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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…..

 

Krishna Ashtami Crochet…..

Matkas (Indian Earthen Pots)

 

Continuing with the Krishna Series……

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Crochet Chronicles

Butter was supposed to be a favorite of Baby Krishna’s….5000 years ago ..and even now in rural homes butter is often stored in earthenware pots hung from the ceiling. these are known as Hundis. I made two pots or urns or as we call them matches, that are kept on the floor cos for last time’s Janmashtami I had made a hundi.

Material Used
Cotton Yarn : Nature’s from Soft feather

Colors  Used : Brown and ecru

Hook : 3.00mm

Abbreviations Used:

sc – Single Crochet

sc inc – single crochet increase

ss – slip stitich

hdc – Half double Crochet

Note: The numbers seen at the end of each round in brackets are the total number of stitches in each round. Make sure that you get the count right.

Pattern

 

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Magic Ring

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Round 1: Make 6 scs into the magic ring; ss (6)

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Round 2: chain one up; sc inc  in all stitches ( sc inc means you increase the single corrects by one in each of the scs of the previous row or 2 secs in each of the 6 scs); ss (12)

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Round 3: chain one up; sc in same stitch; sc inc in next stitch; *sc in next stitch; 2 sc or sc inc in next stitch* ; **until end of round; ss. (18)

Round 4: chain one up; 2 sc in same stitch; sc  in next stitch; *2 sc in next stitch; sc in next stitch*;  ** until end of round; ss.  (24)

Round 5: chain one up; sc in same stitch; sc in next two stitches; sc inc  in next stitch;( 3 sc in next 3 stitches; sc inc in next stitch)until you come to the end of the round; ss. (30)

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Round 6: chain one up;  sc inc in same stitch; *4 scs in next  4s titches; sc inc in next stitch*; ** until round is over; ss. (36)

Round 7: chain one up; sc inc  in same stitch; * 5 scs in next  5 stitches; sc inc in next stitch*; ** until end of round; ss. (42)

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Round 8: chain one up;  sc in same stitch; 5 scs in next 6 stitches; *sc inc in next stitch; 6 scs in next 6 stitches*; ** until end of round; ss. (48)

Round 9: chain one up; sc in each stitch until end of round. (48)

Now we will create a design on the pot

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(Suggestion..Do watch any Youtube tutorials on Tapestry crochet to get an idea on how to work the color changes)

Round 10: chain one up; change colour but do not cut away the brown yarn. work scs right around the circle.(48)

Round 11:  Now using the brown yarn ( but do not cut the ecru yarn)hook in 6 scs in the next 6 stitches. add in the ecru yarn and hook inn one sc. Again pull in the brown yarn and hook in 6 stitches. then hook in a sc using ecru. Continue until end.(48)

Round 12: Cut away the ecru -Using only brown form now on – chain one up; sc in each stitch until end of round. (48)

Now you need to decrease the pattern in order to get the narrow mouth of the matka.

Round 13: chain up ; sc in same stitch; 5 sc in next 5 stitches; *skip one stitch; 6 stitches in next  6 stitches*; ** until end ; ss.

Round 14: chain up ; sc in same stitch; scs in next 4 stitches; *skip one stitch; 5 stitches in next 5 stitches*; ** until end ; ss.

Round 15: chain up ; sc in same stitch; 3 scs in next 3 stitches; *skip one stitch; 4 stitches in next 4 stitches*; ** until end ; ss.

Round 16: chain up ; sc in same stitch; 2 scs in next 2 stitches; *skip one stitch; 3 stitches in next 3 stitches*; ** until end ; ss.

The next two rounds will make the rim of the mouth of the pot….

Round 17: chain up; sc in each stitch all around; ss.

 

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Round 18: 2 chain up; hdc in each stitch all around;  ss.

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Fold the hdc round outwards and either ss to the neck of the matka from the inside or use a needle and thread and sew it in that manner.

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Stuff the matka with poly fibre.. And there you go….a beautiful matka all ready to decorate your home for Krishnaashtami…

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