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    Welcome to the 'ville! Have you ever done a DC 2 together? Or a cluster of several stitches into 1? A cluster and a "x together" are almost identical, except a cluster is several partial new stitches made into 1 stitch and joined at the top, and a "x together" is 2 or more partial stitches made into 2 or more different stitches, and joined together at the top. When you do either of those things, right before the last yo and pull thru, the # of loops on your hook is the number of stitches you are joining, + 1. So this transaction has you pulling thru 5 loops, which means you are joining 4 stitches together. I think the use of [ ] versus * for the repeat is a little confusing. It says [do this and know it will be repeated because it's in brackets] twice - so read it as "*dc2together just short of the last yo and pull thru, repeat from * once more and pull thru all 5 loops".
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    Mary Jo thanks once again for inviting us in to see your tree and table. I always love looking them over. Question--- do you change outfits on the dolls for the holidays or after the doll is dressed thats the way it stays?
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    Welcome to the 'ville! When in doubt, look at the pattern photo. DC, ch1, DC is in the 'v stitch' family (x stitches, y chains, x stitches into 1 stitch--x and y can be the same number). Making rows of V stitches is a common thing, and usually you make a V stitch into the chain space of the V stitch in the row below. It just occurred to me by "same holes for 5 rows???" , are you thinking you are to be working rows 8 -13 all into row 3? No. When a pattern says something like 'repeat row x', and you way beyond row x, it just means to follow the instructions contained in row x, which will create new rows way beyond the original row x. It's sort of a lazy, um efficient way for the designer to save a little typing There are times when a pattern will tell you to reach down a few rows below your current row, but it will clearly and specifically say that--this pattern is not saying that.
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    I just love looking around online. Keeps me busy and out of most trouble LOL! Well, that and I've used the Internet for too many years to count. I got my first computer in 1985.
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    Get ready to get your gnome on because the free pattern for my Gnome Christmas Tree Ornament is now available! There are two different versions of this pattern: Version One uses Fable Fur yarn from We Crochet to make the beard/base of the gnome. Version Two uses a faux fur pompom for those of you that aren't quite ready to dive into the loveliness that is Fable Fur. Find the free pattern here: Gnome Christmas Tree Ornaments by The Loopy Lamb
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    The author listed that she used the color #27940 Kuma, which is a soft grey with darker tinges on it. Looks pretty. It's on sale there too!
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    Awe- Thank you Mary Jo. You always bring a light to the gathering.
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    Definitely puts one in the holiday mood.
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    They are adorable. Thank you for the link.
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    Just work thru it one stitch at a time. Stitch guide probably told you how to make a fptr https://www.acrochetedsimplicity.com/how-to-crochet-front-post-treble-crochet-fptr-photo-video-tutorial/ You are making the fptr around the post of a hdc on row 1. Next you are skipping the stitch on row 2 which lays behind your bptr and making a hdc into each next 2 stitches of row 2. Now go back to row 1 and count over 5 stitches from where the first bptr was made and make a bptr around that stitch. Skip the stitch on row 2 which lays behind your bptr and then make a hdc into each of next 2 stitches of row 2. Do the sequence inside the brackets [ ] 3 times. When you get to the second * you go back to the first * and work thru it all one more time and then continue on. Sometimes I rewrite rows and break it up into lines so I can follow it easier. I go ahead and write out the repeats so I dont get lost.
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    My Mary Maxim kits came in-- 8 skeins. -16 I have two packages at the post office and I think at least one is yarn, so I'll be in the negative next week, too. WTD -16 YTD -44
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    Welcome to the 'ville! I make a lot of doilies and much prefer stitch diagrams to written patterns. I would also guess that if there is an error, it will more likely be in the written pattern versus the diagram. I'm typing this before counting stitches in the diagram or analyzing the written part, so I don't know if there's an error yet. "Pattern states: 4.round: t-ch+1ch next 1DC 1ch, 1DC 1ch, 1DC 1ch,1DC 1ch, 1DC 1ch, 1DC 1ch, 1DC+ 4ch ,in next 3 arc of 2ch : 2DC 2ch 2 DC+4ch, fourth 8x1DC+1ch, next 3 2DC 2ch 2DC +4ch" - just re-pasting so I don't have to scroll back and forth, from now on I'm just looking at this and the diagram. Written Row 3 ends, presumably, in a slip stitch into the first stitch of it's round, which is a turning chain up from row 2. Row 4 chart starts with a turning chain (3 ch) up from that join, plus 1 chain, and then a DC + 1 chain into each DC of the shell in row 3 - so all told, counting the ch-3 turning chain as a dc, there's 9 dcs, each with a chain between them, into each of the 9 dcs (counting it's turning chain) of the shell in the row below, in the diagram. I'm only counting 8 DCs (bolded) in the written pattern, so it looks like the diagram is correct in that spot, but the written pattern is not. Turning to the next section I highlighted in red - I am not sure what it is trying to say. I am going to assume that the pattern is symmetrical all the way around, in that it's alternating a V stitch (2 dc, ch2, 2dc) with a big shell thing going forward for at least the distance I can see in your partial diagram. I hope this makes sense...also I assume there is a photo of the finished item, this should help guide you.
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    Here is a sketch - red o is chain, x is sc; the red squiggle at the left is the yarn tail/knot end of the chain. The top of the stocking would be on the right side.
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    Well, there's no way I'd have imagined that doggie stocking! Cute! So instead of an oval, it's a U shape, the top of the U is the straight top of the stocking, and you can see the curved end of the U shape between the big foot pad and the toe pads--just orienting myself. (preview - you didn't do anything wrong IMO the pattern is a tiny bit hosed up) So you chained 34, then the first line is :"Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 31 ch, 3 sc in last ch, working on opposite side of ch work 32 sc; turn 67 sc." The first half of the "U", slightly reworded with my comments: chain 34; turn, skip the first chain (note, this is the turning chain, so uses 1 chain functionally on both sides of the chain but creates no stitch) SC in next 32 chains, 3 sc in last ch , OK, let's stop and review - the 3 SC in the last chain turns the corner-which means it uses (almost) 360° of that last chain, in other words both sides of the chain. The turning chain is to raise the yarn to the height of the first SC stitch, so is no longer part of the base chain, it sort of 'sits up' next to the SC. Which means, out of the initial 34 chains made, 2 are now 'used up', so there are only 32 undersides left - so this fits with the rest of the line which says "working on opposite side of ch work 32 sc; turn (67 sc). So, the pattern stitch count is correct, you should end up with the ends meeting fairly evenly at the top (non curved) side of the U. At most there might be a tiny bump on 1 side where the turning chain 'sits up'.
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    Welcome to the 'ville! This is a common question, it's a weird transaction the first time you run into it - you will be creating an oval, and the foundation chain will become the center spine of the oval. I have a suggestion - if you used the 'back bump' of the chain, this may be more difficult, because doing so pulls the chain tighter than other ways of working into the chain. If you didn't, fine, otherwise I'd suggest you re-do and with the chain side facing, stitch across into the 1 topmost loop for the first pass of the oval. Overview - to make an oval, you work across 1 side of the foundation chain as normal (1 stitch into each chain), except make several stitches into the very last chain to 'turn the corner' smoothly, then return back toward the beginning of the chain using the loops of the chain you didn't use on the first pass; when you get back to the beginning, you add a couple more stitches to turn the corner on that end. I'm guessing you are starting the stocking from the bottom, and the stocking is made in 1 piece bottom up. What I described probably mostly still applies, a difference may be if/how many stitches happen at each end to 'turn the corner' - you can make an oval that lies flat (like a placemat--this will need corner-turning stitches), or work in an oval that doesn't have extra stitches in the corner, and just continues straight up from the foundation - like a bag-shaped purse. Or, I've seen Christmas stockings with square heels and round toes, 1 end of the chain might have no increases (square heel) and the other end does have increases to allow for rounder toe shaping.
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    Does anyone have an opinion? The buttons came in. They're not sewed onto the cat head and the head isn't stuffed yet. I think they look a little too big and I'm afraid they may be too heavy.
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    Are you excited about Christmas this year? When I started designing these ornaments, I was trying to make ugly sweaters but these turned out to be more cute than ugly These are super easy to make and work up in less than an hour each. They are perfect to get you in a festive mood and you will have a cute gift ready in no time! Free pattern here: https://knitterknotter.com/christmas-gift-card-holder-ornament-free-crochet-pattern/
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    Krys - I love the Santa wreath! Mary Jo - the llama blanket is so cute and baby is adorable! I spent the weekend at a scrapbooking retreat. It was fun to get some memories down on paper and to get away!
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    i do have a story about cows getting out, it involves, me, daughter, and a tree !! as well as about 50 cows lol ill let you all think on that a bit!!
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