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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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    Other
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    it depends...
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    since about 1968 off and on

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  1. you 'go back' to the stitch you skipped, put the stitch there. it creates a "crossed" stitch. it's used to create texture. it is usually called Crossed or Cross single crochet, there are online tutorials if you need one.
  2. For those who haven't seen these pieces, Beata is one of the freeform crochet artists who posts on facebook. Her pictures are pretty realistic, and are made of a background to which separate elements are applied, like appliqués. Im not aware of a book or instructions on doing this. There are a number of books on freeform, to give the idea of working without a pattern. But none on making pictures like this that I know of. For understanding how to make different shapes, James Walters book Crochet Workshop https://www.amazon.com/Crochet-Workshop-Dover-Knitting-Tatting-ebook/dp/B00JFD9AHW/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=James+Walters+crochet&qid=1586364684&sr=8-2 is helpful. He also has a website on freeform that has some basic lessons. if you can imagine a shape and crochet it, like a circle or a leaf, you can probably make a picture, it will be an absorbing and interesting project
  3. A v2 has two chain stitches, a v1 has one. The pattern has a section titled Abbreviations which describes these stitches.
  4. A v stitch is really simple: you make a stitch, chain 1 or in this case 2, then make another stitch into the same spot. There are numerous online guides to making a v stitch that you can view. Most will probably only have 1 chain between the two stitches that form the V, but the principle is the same. Here's one https://www.dummies.com/crafts/crocheting/stitches/how-to-crochet-the-v-stitch-and-shell-stitch/
  5. Thanks! I think I'll try it. I have bandanas and actually a couple of Japanese print scarves that are about the right size, that I've never really known what to do with. I don't think i have hair elastics the right size, but i can cut rings out of an old stocking that i had saved in case i needed to use it as a "yarn sock". the nose fit may be a problem but at least the scarf will be flexible. I was given a paper mask at a doctor's office a while back and the top edge of it pushed my glasses up which was a problem as they aren't a tight fit to begin with.
  6. Hi, welcome! If you need any tips or have questions, feel free to ask!
  7. Put a marker in the top of that stitch as soon as it's made. Then you'll be able to see it, and can pull up on the marker to open it up so you can work into it. I use locking stitch markers, but you can use a bobby pin or safety pin or similar, or a loop of yarn.
  8. Here are projects on ravelry https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ridged-baby-blanket/people?view=tallcards&search=&photoless=1 couple of them note it turns out very small, if that helps
  9. You said you can't get it "quite right"----In what way is it wrong? There's a lot going on in the pattern, with all the post sts and keeping the incs and decs lined up right, I can imagine I'd have difficulty keeping it all on track.
  10. That seems really simple, I could probably manage that! Just looking at it I wonder if it will stay in place well, like for long enough to make it through the grocery store. But I guess you found it to be pretty stable?
  11. Is this the pattern? https://www.expressionfiberarts.com/products/romance-of-the-sea.html
  12. i looked in my Harmony Guide 300 Stitches. They call it Wattle stitch. slight difference, it has you make a multiple of 3, then add 2. row 1 skip 2 ch which count as an sc. then row 2 you ch 1 which counts as 1 sc, then make the sc-ch-dc into the first chain between the sc and dc. sorry , I think that may not be very clear but i don't know how to say it better. the book has a nice stitch diagram. i googled wattle stitch and it looks like there are lots of online references to it, didn't look closely to see if they are exactly the same. at least one is verbatim the directions from Harmony guide.
  13. There's really not any kind of standardization to names people give to stitch patterns---more so as bloggers want to differentiate their posts so they make up a new name. So even if you knew one name for it, that wouldn't necessarily help with locating other references to it. But are you wondering about a "traditional" name for it? If you have a stitch dictionary, you might find a name there that people who are familiar with that book would recognize.
  14. I think this starts by making an oval. you work around both sides of the chain, here's a tutorial https://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-double-crochet-an-oval/ that shows it done in dc, not sc, but it clearly shows how you place the stitches, so i think it will help you. It seems like the pattern you have could have been a lot more clear in describing it. Look through the rest of material with the pattern to see if it is described anywhere---other chapters of a book, other entries on a blog, etc, may contain info that helps with a specific pattern from the book/blog.
  15. 2 things: I strongly suggest you practice this in a different yarn because that yarn is so fuzzy that it badly obscures the stitches (as you said). it will be much easier with a smooth yarn. and what is the name and location of the pattern?
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