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  3. Mel30

    Foundation chain too tight?

    It’s for my daughter. I checked it goes around her neck. I didn’t check over her head, but it has buttons at the back. The stitches are correct. I agree it looks ruffled. I thought it’s because my initial chain was too tight. Folded in half the edges sort of point up. Does that mean it’s wrong?
  4. greyhoundgrandma

    Our House (Part Three)

    We are squishing here. I emptied almost 4" of rain out of the rain gauge this evening and we're predicted to get 2-4" more through Saturday. Needless to say the ground is saturated and the bayous and rivers are rising. I worked on taxes yesterday afternoon and did odds and ends after we got home today. No crocheting either day. Hope everyone has a good weekend!
  5. Gardener

    Our House (Part Three)

    Hi ladies, sorry that I’ve been so quiet. I’ve been in the mood to clean, and I thought I had better take advantage of it! I totally revamped our master bedroom closet. I bought all new organizers and even managed to get hubby on board with sorting his belongings. It looks great! Unfortunately, the mood has now passed! Judy and Mary, your afghans are gorgeous. Our weather has improved a bit. It was actually above freezing today. I’m sure winter is far from over, but it’s nice to get a bit of a break! enjoy your evening!
  6. Granny Square

    Help needed with pattern

    So, row 1 is an odd numbered row, and you end at row 60, which is an even numbered row, so 'right side' is facing. Do you add the border after row 60? Normally you'd add the border with the 'right side' facing.
  7. Granny Square

    Foundation chain too tight?

    Is this for you? Or do you have the intended recipient handy? Will it go over (whoever's) head? Or, if you have a tailor's tape, measure the circumference--head sizes by age here> http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/size-chart.html Do you have the right number of stitches around - it looks a bit ruffled, but it might just be the way it's sitting. If you fold it in half, do the shoulders appear to be at the same angle as the dress on the hanger? Starting with a foundation sc as the first row might help (counts as chain and first row), or chaining with a bigger hook.
  8. I’m trying to make a dress and it seems a bit gathered at the neck. Is my foundation chain too tight? Should I start again or will it be ok? (Hoping it will be ok). Also attached is what it’s meant to look like.
  9. cindyjanssen15

    Help needed with pattern

    It seems the pattern is the same. The rest of the blanket goes like this Row 2 (right side): Ch 2, 2 dc in first sc, *skip 2 dc, (sc, 2 dc) in next sc; repeat from * to last 3 sts, skip 2 dc, sc in top of ch-2; turn—124 sts. Rows 3-60: Repeat Row 2. Do not turn at end of Row 60. so I couldn’t decide if I had to flip it
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  11. Tampa Doll

    Pig (If you give....)

    That is adorable I the skirt. What is it about pigs that make you giggle? Great job. I am sure it helps with the story.
  12. Granny Square

    Help needed with pattern

    When a pattern does this, I put a safety pin so it shows on the right side, so I know which side is which when the pattern mentions it later. Does your pattern have raised stitches? Example-it seems to me I've seen a pattern with an elephant 'made' with a puff or popcorn stitch outline, where you'd want to make the raised stitches on the 'right' side.
  13. Granny Square

    Changing Gauge in patterns questions

    I agree with the video 100%. I was nodding along with every tip, thinking 'been there, encountered all that and learned to fix it the hard way'. I don't think I've ever hit gauge exactly...well rarely maybe. BUT I know how to deal with variations, like she suggests, and to understand which situations when 'close is good enough' and when it isn't. It always involves math, unfortunately. Example, a pullover sweater; I don't have a model's figure so I don't like them form fitting, and I know what measurement range is comfortable for me. If I don't hit gauge, but like the fabric I make with my sort-of-close gauge, I calculate the width of 1 stitch of my gauge, and multiply it by the number of stitches at the bust for the size above or below what should have been 'my' size depending on whether my swatch was too loose or tight. If a medium 'should' have fit me, but my gauge was tight, I'll multiply my too-small gauge x the number of stitches for the pattern's large size and see if that will work for me, if so I'll follow the directions for the large and get a close-enough-medium. Most (pullover) patterns seem to have 4" between finished sizes, so there's quite a bit of leeway for fit. I usually don't worry about vertical gauge, not all but most patterns you can just add or subtract rows. In a pattern like the last hat we last chatted about about, which had a 20 stitch pattern repeat...and you can't hit gauge,...you might have to do more calculations and swatches to see what will work, and also take the 'stretch factor' into account. The nearest 'size' would be plus or minus 20 stitches, which is a bigger percentage of a hat than a pullover sweater. And modifying an even smaller glove could be even trickier. Also, knit hats...do the math, regardless. I found (the hard way, on my first knit hat) that a LOT of knit hats were designed really small (expected like 30% stretch, and I prefer little or no stretch), so do the match for stitches x width of 1 stitch to see if the number of stitches around for the hat makes sense for the fit you need.
  14. bgs

    Help needed with pattern

    It just means your afghan is going to have a right and wrong side ---one side is probably going to look noticeably better than the other.
  15. cindyjanssen15

    Help needed with pattern

    Hi, I’m starting back up with crocheting and want to do this adorable elephant baby blanket but I cannot find help on the instructions for row 2 and what “wrong side” means here. Guidance is much appreciated. Cindy With larger hook and A, ch 126. Row 1 (wrong side): 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, (sc, 2 dc) in next ch; repeat from * to last 3 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in last ch; turn—124 sts.
  16. Hi.😀 I was wondering if this is true which i hope that it isn't. 🙁In one of verypink knits videos she says that you cannot change a gauge in patterns such as for hats,mittens,and sweaters? The link is here for the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFMch0eAhn0 I have always thought that some people said online that a person could. I am sooo very disappointed about it .😞 What do you think?
  17. katyallen8090

    Granny squares and chatty friends 2019

    oh sorry lyn i usually make tje acarves 50 to 60 inchs long by 6 inches or so wide, give or take a few on either is ok with me lol
  18. katyallen8090

    Granny squares and chatty friends 2019

    h i all i have been keeping busy re learning or practicing my touch typing skills and am discovering every keyboard is a learning experience lol Then when i get good again lol i will type up some notes and revisions and stuff on a story i wrote a while back, i only have the rough draft on paper and want it all done so i can put it on a thumb drive and save it. first job was to find a word processor online as microsoft is not a given anymore with windows unless you buy the app i found a decent one but with no spell check and i really need that so back to the drawing board i finally found a good one with spell check lol so im good to go i guess now so no more procrastinating lol Those darn tablets spoiled me for touch type as you had to use one or two fingers on them and i couldn't use the touch type on them so i got used to that i dont now how the people do it on cell phones So i got the first two pages re wrote and cleaned up and that is all for now lol I also might try to re submit it but this time to a children's publisher back in the day, i only had the writers Market guide, and these days, we have the internet!!I am hoping to find one that accepts it lol i did collect lots of encouraging rejection letters though lol I think i framed them lol I really believe it is a good story for kids other than that all's well oh we are expecting to get up to 8 more at least inches of snow this weekend we have no idea where to put it lol I guess that old man W still has some ooomph left huh who says when enough is enough though maybe if we all shout it together huh ok on three one two three enough winter!! maybe he will get it now huh!!
  19. pineknott

    Granny squares and chatty friends 2019

    thanks
  20. katyallen8090

    Granny squares and chatty friends 2019

    oh hi lyn i make them mostly between 50 and 60 inches long and about 6 inches wideor so give or take a few lol
  21. segi1974

    Pig (If you give....)

    Love the Pig and she is cute in her skirt.
  22. segi1974

    Hi folks!

    Welcome from Warminster, Pa.
  23. Tampa Doll

    Granny squares and chatty friends 2019

    Hi. Beautiful warm day here, sorry to hear you guys are looking at more cold and snow. I guess Kareem is playing in this AAF till camp starts, amazing after what he did. Sorry to hear about DH Brenda, I hope he feels better soon. Just wanted to drop in and say Hi.
  24. Tampa Doll

    Hi folks!

    Hi and Welcome to Crochetville from the Gulf Coast of Florida. Grab your yarn and hooks, put your feet up and sit a spell.
  25. pineknott

    Granny squares and chatty friends 2019

    good morning
  26. RecycleCindy

    Double Post Baby Hats

    Thanks everyone! I do hope you enjoy the pattern and give it a try.
  27. https://adoringdollclothes.com/free-crochet-pattern-18-inch-doll-polka-dot-dress/
  28. RecycleCindy

    Pig (If you give....)

    So cute and looks like a wonderful book! The little skirt is adorable too.
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