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  3. pineknott

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    ours was alot of lightning but no thunder
  4. Jackmeister

    Pinwheel doily question

    I’m mostly making round doilies, still counting the ones with “scalloped” edges. In theory the hooks will be of variable distances to clip to the doily then pulled to the correct tension. The hooks won’t be attached the the hoop so they can be used where needed for as many or as few as needed. It’s still in the plotting stages of the brain and having adjustments made thanks to our conversation. I think I’ll still get the mat from amazon, then continue to develop the doily torture device. I’ll make a new sthread when that gets started to share the different versions. 😊
  5. I could only stuff 150 into the box which is now ready to mail.
  6. bgs

    Our House (Part Three)

    Cindy sounds about right--- overdoing it first weeks of retirement trying to catch up on everything. Love your ufo's especially the knit afghan. Finally got squares and ministockings ready to mail. https://forum.crochetville.com/topic/160945-boxing-day-2019-any-charity-items/?page=7
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  8. Lyn dh had to water a few things today. Its been hit and miss on the rain. I have heard quite a bit of thunder off in the distance several times. Got squares and ministockings packed up for the PO. https://forum.crochetville.com/topic/160945-boxing-day-2019-any-charity-items/?page=7
  9. Granny Square- you are a LIFESAVER!!!   You’ve explained this in a way that makes sense to me and I thank you for taking the time to do this for me.   I’m humbled.  Thank you a million times!!!! 🤗

  10. bgs

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    Boxed up and ready for a trip to the PO 110 six inch squares for Afghans for Pine Ridge Reservation 150 ministockings for Warmth for Warriors
  11. bgs

    Trouble With Pattern Phrasing

    Great explanation Granny Square---much better than I could do. Nice pattern. I hope you share a photo when you finish.
  12. Granny Square

    Trouble With Pattern Phrasing

    You are starting at the bottom, which is an oval. Think of an oval as a straightaway with 2 half circles on each end. The recipe for a flat DC whole circle is add 12 stitches in each round. Now I'm talking whole circle right now, bear with me: Round 1 = 12 dc Round 2 = 2 dc into each dc, total is now 24 dc (you've increased in every stitch) Round 3 = 2 dc into first dc, 1 dc in next dc, repeat. Total is now 36 dc (you've increased every other stitch The next round you put increases into every third stitch, then next round into every 4th stitch, and so on. Ok, changing gears to return to your oval...for a half circle you do half of the above stitch count wise, so you'd start with 6 stitches in each end's half circle. Next round is like round 2 above but just for the area covered by those original 6 stitches. Same with round 3, and so on. For your pattern, the first row ROUND starts with 3 dc in the the first chain, 6 dc in the last chain (which takes you around the corner to the second half of the first round - now you will be working into the underneath part of the chain, 1 dc into each 'underchain' except 3 dc into the last underchain. If you count up the red numbers, there are the 12 stitches into the first round for the 2 half circles part of the 2 half circles + straightaway that makes an oval. What helps me to keep track for ovals is to mark the stitch that each half circle starts and ends with, so you can see where you need to work straight or do the circle increases. I like bobby pins (they're cheap, don't snag and stay put) but you could use short lengths of scrap yarn, safety pins, whatever works. Just move the marker up to the corresponding point in the next row. You will only be increasing the half circles thru round 3, after that you just go around and don't have to worry about the circle increases.
  13. pineknott

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    well I'll have to water tomorrow,we got just sprinkles again
  14. Iris.F

    Elephant

  15. StephanieC

    Trouble With Pattern Phrasing

    Wow! Thank you so much for replying so quickly! You’re saving me! You’re the best! I’ve included the link. It’s round three that is going awry for me. http://thelavenderchair.com/daisy-fields-beach-bag-crochet-pattern/
  16. bgs

    Trouble With Pattern Phrasing

    Yes it means work 2 dc in one stitch and one dc in the next stitch. You do the entire sequence within the ( ) 3 times. Its shorthand for work 2 dc in one stitch, work one dc in next stitch, work 2 dc in next stitch, work one dc in next stitch, work 2 dc in next stitch, work one dc in next stitch, From the info you have given us there are 6 stitches in the previous round and 9 stitches in this round. If this doesnt work you need to give us more info. If its a free pattern on the internet give us the link if not it is permissible to post a few rows of the pattern and not be in violation of copyright.
  17. Hi everyone! I’m new to the forum!! I’m so happy I found it!! I’m a fairly experienced crocheter but I’m stumped on a pattern. It tells me in a specific round to: Repeat (2Dc. Dc.) 3x’s Maybe this means 2 dc in one stitch and one in the next, but it doesn’t align with the stitch number at ALL. I obviously understand that i need to so this three times, but I can’t figure out what the brackets are telling me to do. Thanks everyone!
  18. Gardener

    Our House (Part Three)

    I found this square in with another project. Not sure where I was going with this. There is a lot of the burgundy yarn left, (although I’m not totally onboard with burgundy), so I think I will just keep going until it’s gone, add a white border and call it done.
  19. Gardener

    Our House (Part Three)

    Another leftover yarn project. I’m not sure about this one. I’m out of yarn for it as well.
  20. Gardener

    Our House (Part Three)

    Hi ladies. We are finally enjoying some springlike weather, (although it’s cool for June). I think we are going to go out to Lake Michigan this evening and hike. Dh wants to take sunset pictures so we won’t go until after dinner. I am really enjoying retirement, although it still feels odd, not having to go anywhere first thing in the morning! I overdid things a bit last week, and my back and knees let me know about it. I got a lot of weeding and tiger outside work done though. I have lots more to do, but I am waiting for my new garden kneeler/bench to arrive. That will make things easier in both my knees and my back. Surprisingly, I don’t really miss work, although I do miss my co-workers. I have had lots of time to sew, knit and crochet. Hopefully, I will finish a few UFOs! I’ve also done some deep cleaning that I haven’t gotten to in a long time. Here is one one of my leftover yarn projects. It’s a blanket, straight knitting, I just grab a ball out of the bag and knit until it’s gone. Right now I am out of leftovers for this one.
  21. Granny Square

    Pinwheel doily question

    Ha ha, wine bottles didn't occur to me. Actually I was thinking in addition to mold or whatever, I've seen cork boards and wine corks crumble somewhat on occasion. Yes I have had some doilies that I pin midway as well as the edge to improve the look a little - depends on the pattern. Re: using fabric templates; Can you iron the pellon onto paper, I wonder? Would be easier to plot on paper than on fabric that can move around or stretch, or on sticky stuff I'd guess. I have to confess I've never used it - is is thick enough to be hard to pin into? Would repeated pinnings make it less usable after a few times? (just random wonderings) I'm trying to imagine how your hooks around a hoop would work. In addition to maybe wanting to pin something in the middle...each doily is going to be a different (average) diameter (I have doilies strewn around my house from 6" to 36"), and and have a different # of spots you'd need to pin, and often different pin points will have different distances from the middle (come to think of it, I can only think of one perfectly round doily I've made, the rest had irregular lacy edges to some degree). I just looked at the pinwheel doily we've been talking about, and I think I pinned it in 48 spots, not counting that I just remembered I pin every doily to the very center spot first so it stays centered on the template. But the doily I made right before this was in 7ths that morphed to 28 points (so, completely different angles than the pinwheel), and I think I pinned it in 56 spots plus the middle. Oh...and what about oval and other-shaped doilies? I'm thinking a board would be more versatile. Also I'm not imagining any sort of 'hooks' I'd consider using to stretch my doilies...pins seem more versatile, as you can make more choices of where best to stick a pin without the edge looking 'yanked' at that spot. I occasionally put more pins than the bare minimum to distribute the tension (depends on the pattern). Maybe this is obvious, but when I pin a round doily I usually start with spots directly across (or almost directly if you have odd number of segments). This way you can adjust to the right spot on the angle lines between the concentric circles for the right 'torture diameter' with the first 2 pins usually, better than starting in 1 spot and working around. So north then south, east then west, and THEN around the remainder to the same diameter mark. Also probably obvious, but I angle the pin heads away from the center so they don't pull out depending on the torture needed . Earlier when I linked to the board I'm currently using, I found a bigger folding version that's much bigger (36x48) than my present one (20x30). Not sure I need it as I've managed up to now, but FYI. I wonder if it easily lies flat for pinning? I suppose you can encourage it by weighing the fold edges down with something...not as compact or portable as the 1' pieces in a tote, but wouldn't take up much room against the back wall of a closet. https://www.joann.com/elmer-s-36inx48in-foam-tri-fold-display-board-1pk-white/7638380.html#q=elmer%2Bpresentation%2Bboard&start=1
  22. katyallen8090

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    Morning all cloudy here, chance of rain i guess nothing much happening, handy is off to help a neighbor with some storm damage to his house or shed or something so all is quiet here Cardinal didnt wake me up this am so i slept a bit later i guess had a toasted english muffin and some coffee this am so ready for the day, hopefully it will remain calm and quiet lol that is a pretty pattern for the flag too, i did one flag afghan back when we had our crochet circle, and we donated it to the vets home it turned out really nice too as im sure yours will well folks we are off to start our days hope everyones goes well ill see ya later
  23. minwifeof4boys

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    Got most of the morning chores done....trying to motivate myself to go out and get a few things done today. need to do centerpieces for the party... will work on that this afternoon ..maybe. Made an appt to get my hair done next week before we head up there. I think I slept too long last night cause I have zero energy this morning to do anything but sit, read, finish a cross stitch piece.. I need to order the yarn for the ghan because I know I will need something to do with my hands for the trip
  24. Jackmeister

    Pinwheel doily question

    I didn’t think about the moisture with cork board, (brain was thinking it works for wine 😜) but it’s pretty cheap without the frame. For the fabric, I was going to get the super strength sharpie marker and run it through the washer to avoid bleeding. Or an iron on 🤔 ... ooh, draw on the adhesive side of stiff pellon, then iron it to the fabric. Bleeding contained! (in theory) I was also considering making my own round doily torture rack. Hooks around a hoop and some way to pull it open. But do doilies stretch okay by only pulling the outside border, or do they block better with 2-3 rounds of pins (depending on size of course)? Im starting to like the collapsibility of that amazon option. Just debating if it’s worth $30, or the time to assemble alternate ideas/inventions.
  25. pineknott

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    good morning heading to 91 degrees today,yesterday was almost 98 in our yard,chance of on and off showers,so need to water just in case it just sprinkles like yesterday
  26. Tampa Doll

    granny squares work and chat friends 2019 new thread

    Good Morning. Up early to put the trash out. I usually do it the night before, but it was pouring rain out. So far the sun it out, but we are expecting more rain. Have a fun day today.
  27. Tampa Doll

    Question

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