Thursday, May 8, 2008

DNA Model - crochet w/ link to knit

DNA Model- a crochet pattern based on the knitting pattern by Kimberly Chapman at I did have permission of the original designer to design this based on her wonderful work. I am very excited she allowed me to do it, because at the time I couldn't knit, let alone even think of working with DPN's. This is for all those crochetiers out there who are scared to death of DPN's or just prefer to use a hook.

Download the PDF here.

Crochet hook, size F
Worsted weight yarn (I did mine in two colors, but to be accurate, the strands should be one color and you should have 4 colors for the connectors where the colors are paired up and don’t change. Ex. Blue always with yellow and red with green)
Tapestry needle

Sc – single crochet
Ch – chain
Inc – increase
Dec – decrease

For the main strands tart with the magic ring cast on. 9 sc, join. Do not sc in joining ch. Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around (18 sc), join. *ch1, inc, sc 7, dec, sc 8, join. Repeat from * until desired length. Stuff tube firmly as you go along. To end, ch 1, sc around, join. Ch 1, dec around (9 stitches). Finish stuffing and gather end closed. Weave in end. Make two.

Make connectors by chaining 12, leaving a long tail at the beginning to use when attaching. Join. Sc in back of ch around. [ch 1, sc around, join.] Repeat [] for 5 more rows. Change color. Repeat [] for 6 rows. Fasten off leaving another long tail for attaching. Stuff firmly and sew onto long, curved tubes.

If you want to make a strand with a left hand twist, in the main strand repeat section, reverse the inc and dec so it reads “ch1, dec, sc 7, inc, sc 8, join.”

Copyright © Nadine Borovicka 2008 All Rights Reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or distributed without written consent from the author.


Fifalde said...

I'm part way into making this, it's very good and quite easy.I had to turn mine inside out as the twist was going left instead of right!
In your picture the "screw" turns left, did it get turned round somehow?

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I love this one and I had just finished it. I can't knitt at all, my passion is crochet :)

Anonymous said...

How long does it take before the tube starts to twist? I've crocheted almost 12 in. of the tube and it hasn't started to curve yet. I think I may be doing something incorrectly.