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    I'd venture an educated guess it means 4tr in the next stitch, 2 tr in the following stitch; repeat that sequence to create a total of 14 iterations. A ruffle of 3 stitches into each stitch is a typical scheme, so this would be the same total # of stitches overall, just spaced differently; I imagine the 4, then 2 might be more orderly or formal looking... Does it give the total stitch count for the row, it should be, presuming 28 stitches used from the prior row, 28x3=84.
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    I been working on some dishcloths to change things up a bit these days. These will be either gifts or for a charity fundraiser. I'm just adding them to my pile of items that might be needed in the future.
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    Another pencil grip person here, yeah that one in your link would be a no-go, and agree the fancier hooks seem to mostly be 'not for us'. Like you have done the foam pencil-grip over the rubber bands trick, even with steel doily size hooks.
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    Its mine! Its mine! At our house dh is the Royals fan but I do love their logo and blue is my fav color. I am the Chiefs fan. After living long enough to see the Royals win two World series my prayer was to please live long enough to see the Chiefs win a second Super Bowl and they did. My favorite photo from that game is the photo of the 49ers posing in the end zone a bit prematurely. I have it saved to my phone. Makes me happy every time I scroll by it. Now I have this lovely ghan.
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    Just finished this up today. I love the way it turned out. I haven't lined it yet but that's on my list to do this weekend (maybe).
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    Your link doesn't work since your post is a 'picture', not text. There's a tool in the post-writing box to insert a working link, it sort of looks like 2 links of a chain. And I see that the advice that I gave to your other post seeking patterns, won't help here (seriously, I think 0.01% of crochet hats are worked in the direction of your pattern, in rows from brim to crown, the rest are worked in the round top down). Seafarer's Hat link But I see why you picked this pattern, it is sharp looking. The pattern gauge is given on the right side of the first page - are you hitting gauge? Normally when I'm making a wearable, I don't pay as much attention to stitch height (row) gauge as I do stitch width, as I can add or subtract rows, because 99.9% of wearables are made around the body part, not vertically like this one is. So, you have to hit stitch height gauge exactly. Unfortunately it gives gauge for HDC only, not the slst, and it's the slst brim that you are having trouble with. I don't do a lot of slst projects, but I do know I have pay attention to keep it loose. The only thing I can think of, since it is only the slst brim that is a problem, is that you switch to a hook 1 or even 2 sizes bigger for the 16 stitches for just the brim area--will be a bit of a pain to switch hooks each row, but since it's worked vertically.... The pattern says there is a total of 53 rows - I'd be inclined to make a 'swatch mini-brim', sort of a head-band maybe 5 stitches wide and 53 rows and join them, with a bigger hook and see how that goes for fit, before you start the whole hat over again. I answered your other post in the 'seeking patterns' section giving a recommendation to measure your DH around the head (and hat depth) and make a hat without a pattern, crown down, which is the easiest and by far the most common way to make a watch-cap type hat. However, it's not going to have the knit look like this one does.
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    i ordered from internet filter material, it works!!
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    Well, posting pictures "tomorrow" turned in to a week later. My Dad is back in hospital with a twisted intestine. Had emergency surgery. Poor guy can't get a break. That is two major surgeries in 3 weeks. Here is a picture of all of the stuff that went to the rescue last weekend.
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    One question you have to ask when writing a blog related to a business is what is the purpose of the blog? Having one to support your business is legitimate plenty of businesses do it to keep people engaged with their brand. Others do it as a means of connecting with people to make sure they are staying in line with the trends and interests of their clients thus again drawing business but with a more personal connection. I don't have an outside business so I write to connect with others and explore and record my experiences with crafting. I have more freedom because I'm not trying to draw people further into my business. Why am I giving this feedback you may ask? It's because I don't know what you are trying to communicate with your blog. It clearly isn't a train of thought blog where people share what's on their mind, a legit purpose for a blog but it has that feel to it. When you read other bloggers what keeps you coming back to read their blogs? One thing I like is a structured timeline. Instead of featuring every possible post I like to see what's been written recently. If you want to have a sidebar with favorite posts you want people to visit that works to drive traffic there. I like being able to search posts to find topics of interest. Lastly there is a difference between blogging and Instagram and Twitter. You have time and space to share info in a blog post . I really liked the baby blanket post you wrote. While lots of people will post a picture from time to time to fill a post your donut post felt more like something on Instagram rather than an engaging blog post. If you were writing a personal blog like I do no big deal but this is your means of engaging clients what makes them take the time to read that and wonder more about the woman behind the business. Crochet business related blogs I enjoy Planet June, Crochet Spot, Mary Maxim, Adoring Doll Clothes just to give you examples of people who have blogs that support their crochet/craft business. You asked for feedback and free is all mine is worth.
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    Just had these masks made for my friend and me. My friend is deaf so she reads lips. We will wear them when we can go to Disney again. The elastics are hair ties.
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    Here is the lap throw and three doll blankets.
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    Lap blanket from donated yarn...though I had the off white ...
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    I know I’m on the hook to do totals. I’m probably going to do this by 9:00 am, as we are going to visit my mother’s grave tomorrow (we do this every Mother’s Day). It’s a long drive so we’ll be setting out early. We figure a graveyard will be a safe enough for “social distancing.” We just won’t be able to eat at her favorite restaurant afterwards.
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    There are many good tips geared for amigurumi here. https://www.planetjune.com/blog/tutorials/crochet-tutorials/ and besides the one Granny Square links to above this one is also interesting https://www.planetjune.com/blog/a-colour-changing-crochet-investigation/
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    Hi, welcome to the 'ville! Good news, you aren't doing anything wrong. Bad news, crochet stitches have a bias, and will do that in the round - if by twist you mean the line drifts like this /. There is a technique that calls doing yarn under versus yarn over when making a stitch that should help.
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    Here are a few new hats I crocheted for Warmth for Warriors. First two are the ridged hat pattern from Red Heart. I love the pattern but do need to add about 2-3 rows in the middle depending on the yarn to get the right length. Then a few crocheted ribbed band hats.
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    Good Morning. Cindy, don't know the last time I actually watched a full news cast. I watch the weather, which is much easier on my nerves. I have found, that usually by now, they are bugging us about hurricanes. I do have to get back o my Pooh bear. Have a great day and try to relax.
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    Mary Jo...you sound like me...I'm not sure what's going to happen to the blankets I'm making. Here's a pile of 90, 3 inch squares. I've started JAYG and am blindly picking squares out of my bag. 9 squares across and 10 down.
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    I love it and it looks adorable. I feel like I'm finally making some progress on getting the 18" doll donations started. 18" Doll Pleated Skirt and Sweater
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    I am wondering if this round ripple would work for a dolly blankie for your donation? it is about 27" from point to point but it is a bit iffy when wrapping a baby this is one of the WIP's from my yarn room that I am fixing or throwing as the case may be.
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    Made this for my friend who loves Peter Pan. I need to add some embellishments to make it look better. Hallmark store is closed so handmade with love will have to do.
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    This week I finished a project for my church....10 lamb ragdolls to be given as a gift from the church for baby dedications ♡ took me 10 days to do and I used up 3 balls. Now I get to start working on things for my new granddaughter!!! Baby shower is in September, so I've got time but I want to get a jump on things. WTD +3
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    Love the hats and the dishcloths. Yeah, dishcloths are great for a stress reliever. In case anyone has not see this, I made it for bgs for her Birthday. I sent it early to make sure it got there in time. I had fun making it and the graph I got from Grammom's Graphs. She not only makes the graphs, but tells you what colors she used and how much yarn is needed. Kansas City Chiefs/Royals Afghan.
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    Ha ha on the frog comment, spot on! Interesting point, I was thinking 'more or less basic watch-cap/beanie sort of hat' because the OP said it was expanding and wasn't supposed to, but who knows.
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    And you got the teams aligned so that the Chiefs are on my side of the bed and Royals on his side. That was cool too. Sent photos to sis and niece and they both said its amazing.
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    Mary Jo, I'm always amazed at your graph ghans! I would never have the patience. Brenda, congrats on receiving it!
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    Almost forgot to post! I used up one skein this week, so: WTD = +2 Happy Sunday, all!
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    yes i did krys, but didnt know it was that close yo till postd it ill improve as time goes on im sure lol
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    Gift for my friend's desk. Our Lady of Silence. ( She works at a Catholic Church). And a photo of what I was trying to copy.
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    Lots to Love 10 Inch Baby Basket It feels good to be getting some of the basic needs out of the way.
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    Thank you for the lovely feedback, it was exactly what I needed to read and thank you for taking the time to respond, I really appreciate it! I will also check out those other crochet blogs you listed too
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    Hello everyone! I’ve found a love of crochet since I have this extra time on my hands! I’m looking forward to learning from experts and newbies like me!
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    Great Job there! It’s absolutely gorgeous xx
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    Dad is finally back home, again. My brother is still here so that is great. I also finally took in two kittens. One is buff and the other is a Siamese. They are both little sweethearts. They lived in a horrible place and were covered with fleas, but somehow still trust. It breaks my heart, but these are some of the lucky ones. Our shelter is going to finally get to put cats back in Petsmart tomorrow. We are only filling half of the kennels for now and are following the glove, mask and distancing rules. For the last 6 weeks we've just had pictures and bios of our dogs, cats and bunnies hanging in the store and did adoptions by appointment. Although getting back into the store should feel normal, it doesn't. Anyway tomorrow I will have a picture of what I have been working on....
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    Loved Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans but man Romper Room and that woman's mirror creeped me out for years!!!! Probably why I've avoided Alexa and the like it can all be traced back to that woman and her creepy mirror!!!
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    Brenda, so glad things are going well with your sister. I'm not superstitious but after breaking my foot on 3/3 and John messing up his knee on 4/4, I was really glad to get past 5/5 without any incidents. LOL I need to decide on my next crochet project. Actually I need to weave in the ends of several things first.
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    oooh i got out my magic mirror, and i see brenda, and mary jo, oh and there is lyn !! what a nice mirror this turned out to be lol the lady that i bought it from wore a re and gold turban on her head, lots of flashy jewelry, rings on every finger, and a cigar in her hand, and promised good luck with it lol 😮 and it works!😲 just shuffling along through my daily chores, and throwing in some fun stuff too, equal parts makes for a happier me lol 🤤 glad all seem well thanks for the posts ladies, i was feeling neglected lol see you soon!!
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    Nothing like finding a pattern you completely forgot. Someday I'll go back and complete the set but for today it is just a nice little top to go with the skirt. Our Generation Ribbed Effect Skirt and Tank Top
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    Hope your Dad is doing better. Our Generation Pleated Skirt and Sweater My focus is not what it should be but I am pushing myself to finish off projects as suspect there will be lots of families in need this Christmas.
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    ReniC, I guess everybody feels they way you do - at some point. There are moments we get along and then comes the moment of anxiety, fear or even anger. Sometimes it is like you don't really need to go anywhere, but the moment you hear YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO, suddenly you feel you just HAVE TO! It's in our heads... So I hope you'll find a way to relax. Try to cherish the time you have for yourself and stay healthy. In my family we have really serious health issues since March so I learn to cherish each day given... Trying to stay positive and give the optimism to others. Of course crocheting is really helpful... I'm working on a third shawl now 😁
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    It's another free pattern on my blog today and I am SO excited to share this pattern with you. Otis the Owl is an adorable amigurumi owl made with faux fur yarn that works up really quickly. Get the free pattern on my blog: https://www.theloopylamb.com/2020/05/01/crochet-owl-free-pattern-otis-the-owl/
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    I'm one that can't keep the days straight anymore,didn't really matter I was still at 0 for the week
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    Do your finished products have to be mailed or delivered to the recipients? If that is a problem, you might consider what my group does: we have a Veterans' office that takes local veterans to the hospitals, and they take our afghans when they do that. I can't find their official name in the phone book, so I'll have to get back to you, if you're interested.
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    wow, much to comment on lea so sorry about yor episode, hope it clears up for yo soon bgs, your sis has sure had a time huh, gosh i so renmember the pic line and the antibiotics, they made me throw up but had to take them 3 mos intravenously through the pic line every 4 hours at that ugg lots of talk on gardening i wonder if lyn and her flowers are blooming now ?? she really must have a green thumb huh scarf is done and i will pic it for you lol my table isn;t large enough in here, so rolled it up ready to go lol its a little over 6 inches wide, and 54-56 inches long, and all sc ill do a better pic of it tomorrow lol but its done!! now what, i dunno lol
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    You are talking about Squirrels, we got thousands of them here. We got a lot of trees in this area that is why. Each time I look at my back yard I can "spot" at least dozen of them running around...up on a trees & down from the trees LOL. Before Christmas last year those Squirrels eat almost ALL my Cake from QVC. Those UPS guys got so "Lazy" they will NEVER ring the door bell! when they deliver a package. I have a huge I call that "Veranda" in front of my front door. And on a side of my front door there is white iron bench. So those Idiots from UPS We do not have big wild animals here like: Bears or did not even left that package from UPS, they left that on a the other side of that bench. I was home that day (all day). I went to get my mail and sure as hell I did not looked far enough to the left of my front door, WHO WOULD??, no one would. I should NOT be looking for delivery box around my house. Our mail boxes are next to our front doors not by the street. When I seen that box with that cake ALL ripped out I just was so afraid to even touch that, I did not knew what will be running out of that box..?? :(. Next morning I heard some wired noises coming from the front of my house. I went out and to my disbelieve I had seen at least 4 or 5 Sguirrels. They wore looking unusually very FAT (so round! LOL). Their tummy was so so huge!! They did look cute and very "round" LOL. They ate about 80% of those cakes LOL. I would not try to plant veggies between flowers, they would get to them anyway. I thought maybe? If would get someone to build those "boxes" with Chicken wire on sides/ top that probably would work. I do have a very good carpenter, I left a message for him yesterday. IF I would get those planting boxes with that chicken wire made they would need to be raise way up (with legs). I am not planning to kill my brand new grass sad, that I paid a lot of money for it after I took out my swimming pool. My whole back yard got brand new sad. I am not planning to grow veggies for many year, just now :). BUT, I would need to re-surge that.. HOW those boxes needs to be build?? to have a proper irrigation at the bottoms?. I do know that roots can just rotten from too much of wet soil for too long. Maybe I need to do a lot of more reading on that subject LOL. I know there is not much time left this season. Krys
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    Thanks! So sorry. I do try to be on time. In fact, my Sweetums usually reminds me. 🤣
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