“Petranese” explained – a new way of describing overlay stitch placement

What is 'Petranese'?

Petranese -

a synonym for describing the placement of image overlay crochet stitches
as used by Black Sheep Crochet. 

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Writing Image Overlay Crochet (IOC) patterns can get pretty wordy pretty quickly. 

“Petranese” is a way of easily describing the nature and placement of a stitch in an IOC pattern. 

Since June 2021 with the introduction of collaborators and contributors to the Wrapped in Jamie CAL and for the purpose of using a more ‘official’ language, we have started to refer to this specific terminology as Image Overlay Crochet (IOC) ‘Petranese’ terminology.

"Petranese" explained Tutorials

“Petranese” explained – Basics 1

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PDF download (includes Basics 1 & 2)

“Petranese” explained – Basics 2

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PDF download (includes Basics 1 & 2)

Basics – Counting rounds and stitches and special stitch placement

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Right-handed video tutorial

Left-handed video tutorial

Image Layer Stitch – Spike Stitches and Split Spike Stitches

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Left-handed tutorial

Background Layer Stitch – dcbbdouble crochet into the st behind and (2 rounds) below 

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Right-handed video tutorial

Left-handed video tutorial

Image Layer Stitch – dtr_-3-3 in FLO/dtr_+3-3 in FLO/<2tog
2 double treble (in front loop only) together

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Right-handed video tutorial

Left-handed video tutorial

hdcbb-x, previously referred to as hdc/hdcbb or double hdc – half double crochet into the top loops of the next st AND the top loops of the st behind and (2 rounds) below

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Right-handed video tutorial

Left-handed video tutorial

Decorative Stitch – Clover Blossom 

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Decorative Stitch – Ldc_Star5 Long Double crochet Star with 5 legs

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Right-handed video with set-up

Left-handed video with set-up

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Left-handed video

Decorative Stitch – psc and psc-x – picot single crochet (and its variation)

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Left-handed video

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Decorative Stitch – Rose Bud aka bud st and Big Rose 

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hdc-around half double crochet around

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Left-handed video

coming soon

Decorative Stitch – Twisted Corner 

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Right-handed video

Left-handed video

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IOC Technique – 3rd loop slip stitch join

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Left-handed video tutorial

IOC Technique – Working in FLB

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Right-handed video tutorial

Left-handed video tutorial