How to get a braid in my freeform

I've been thinking about introducing a braid in my freeform for quite a while. I made several attempts to get it right. I always make try-outs in a crappy yarn first, because this process always involves a lot of ripping, and better to do that with cheap yarn.



This is the first one. Using my icord cheat, but it didn't look good.



The second one. Much better, but still not to my liking. The attached double crochet dominated the braid.



The third one. This is the right one. The braid has a nice 3d effect, and dominates the picture.



Here's the scrumble i made to use in my cardigan. I'm really, really proud of this one!

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  1. And so you should be! It's stunning.

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  2. Bij de eerste dacht ik: mooi!
    De tweede: waarom is ze nou nog niet tevreden?
    De derde: ja, nu begrijp ik het. Alleen weet ik dus niet hoe je dat doet (knars)

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  3. Je word op je wenken bediend:) ik ga zo de chart uploden.

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  4. wauwie wat mooi!

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  5. Could you share the pattern for this beautiful braid?

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    1. Hi nadine, the chart is posted in the next entry after the this one.

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  6. I've been searching for "attached double crochet," and this and one page on rag rugs are all I'm getting. Could you direct me to instuctions for that stitch? Thanks!

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    1. Hi Morgan! I didn't know the attached double crochet stitch, so i asked the ladies on Ravelry.com, if they had heard of it. The suggestion was given, that it might be the linked double crochet. Here's a link to a site, where it is demonstrated. http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-linked-double-crochet-ldc/
      I hope this has helped you.

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