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  1. 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.  


  2. 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

  3. 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.  

  4. 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.  

  5. 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?  

  6. 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 😁


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  7. 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.


  8. earlier I noticed that too, on my iPad.  theres a new thing i haven't seen before, right above my post in the thread, where i can choose either sort by votes, or sort by time.  changing that from votes to time fixed it.  then just now on my desktop they were out of order again.  guess i have to exit and come back to see if that sticks or not.  

  9. 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.  

  10. For reference, here s the pattern https://www.yarnspirations.com/bernat-velvet-valentine-crochet-bear/BRC0334-012696M.html?utm_campaign=2019_01_CrochetBear&utm_medium=blog&utm_source=Influencer_RCM&utm_content=BernatVelvetValentineCrochetBearPattern

    How does the height of yours compare to the pattern?  Also how does your stitch gauge compare? 

    What yarn did you use for your bear?  

    the overall shape of your bear looks skinnier than the pink bear, this could be due to different gauge.

    i think the pink yarn is really appealing, you might like yours better if he'd been made in that same pink yarn.  

    I think his eyes are very close to snout, and nose is placed high on the snout.  I think he'd look better if eyes were moved up and nose was more in middle of snout.  (I think getting the face right is really challenging, it has been for me on the very few stuffed toys I've made)


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  11. I have that pattern and will be able to look it up later and try to help....honestly I find those loooong wordy patterns confusing.....but I have made this yrs ago.  It was donated so I don't have it to look at.  

    Meanwhile, there are loads of projects on ravelry, you can zoom in on pics, and often see enough detail,to count stitches so that may give you the answer .   https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sweet-dreams/people

    im not sure, you may need to sign up there to see the projects.  

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