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    Kathy
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    Callaway County, Missouri
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    taught myself to knit (combination style) in early 08
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    it depends...
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    since about 1968 off and on

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  1. I'm just curious about the pattern, would be interested to know the title and location of the pattern if you feel like telling us. πŸ™‚
  2. If you're certain you have the correct number of stitches....I have had this happen on a project myself and I don't recall that I ever figured out what caused it. Somehow what I did on one edge made it lean, even though I felt I was doing the same thing on each edge. Re counting, I will say that in order to count anything more than about thirty sts, I usually have to count by tens or twenties and place markers, to be sure I've counted right. are you following a pattern? If so tell us its title and where it is. If you are creating your own pattern tell us more about what you're doing, stitches used etc. also, what exact yarn are you using? Depending on the yarn, sometimes laundering/blocking can help and you can do that anytime, you don't have to wait til it is finished.
  3. Also here is a guide to the symbols https://dancingbarefoot.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/tutorial-lesson-3a-crochet/ in your pattern, the symbol that is like a V with an x inside it is an sc increase, make two sc in that stitch. The one like an upside down v with an x inside is a decrease, or sc2tog (sc two together). Tutorial https://www.fiberfluxblog.com/2015/02/how-to-single-crochet-two-together-or.html Another reference for symbols https://gosyo.co.jp/english/html/crochet_hook.html
  4. Hmm well still I think the outline means you make the inner piece first, then border it. Otherwise I have no idea why the outlines are shown. Can you tell us the name of the book, or the ISBN . Also how the specific pattern is identified, the name of it if in English, or the pattern number or page number.
  5. I think it is making something in two colors, the inner part with the outline around it is a different color. Tell me if that much makes sense, and I can go on and tell you how I think it is done. Also, do you understand all the stitch symbols, the chain, slip stitch, increase and decrease? The book probably has a key to help with that if needed.
  6. It doesn't make sense to me either. Maybe some things were lost in translation?
  7. Did you already look thru the patterns listed on ravelry? There is at least one puff st hexagon that you could use for the rug. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#craft=crochet&pc=home&query="Puff stitch"&sort=best&view=captioned_thumbs&page=1 there might be other things listed that you can find by changing the search parameters there. If you can't locate the pattern for the set, Maybe you could use a hat pattern for the tissue cover?
  8. Hi Debbie, welcome! From what I understand, some left handers work in a true mirror fashion, working across a row from left to right instead of right to left as a right handed would. In that case you might be able to tell what direction it was worked by studying it carefully. You'll need to look for clues like where the turning chain appears, and be able to distinguish the top and bottom/back and front of a crochet stitch. You can look at tutorials for right and left handed crocheting to see how the appearance compares. But a lot of people are somewhat ambidextrous and mix things up. Some people sort of create their own unique way of forming a stitch. In those cases it will be really hard to determine the handedness of the maker. Either way, it's a classic , pretty afghan! Maybe your mom and aunt both worked on it 😁
  9. After she ties off , She says you want to make two exactly the same. The one where she has yarn to continue working would be the second one.
  10. In the previous round, are there chain stitches?
  11. magiccrochetfan

    debra

    Hi Debra. A couple of things you need to do before you make any decisions. The entire swatch should be bigger than four inches. Then you measure and count sts in the central four inches. Also launder the swatch as you will the finished item.
  12. Hi, An πŸ™‚ what is the name of the pattern? And the designer's name? i find these kind of instructions really hard to grasp without a visual of some kind. Does the pattern include any close up photos?
  13. I like your perseverance! that sounds like a lot of work, but I know it was worth it to get every stitch counted. it's funny how stitches can hide
  14. I'm jumping in kind of late here, but it looks to me like you do work into that first chain. That to me is what the pattern says. I would need to put a marker in that chain to be able to find it. I agree with Granny Square that this is not standard at all. At the same time, being off by one stitch is unlikely to ruin the whole project. Or you could add a stitch where it is more convenient.
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