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Everything posted by magiccrochetfan

  1. Hi Ariana, welcome! Coasters are very cute, I like the picots between the scallops, they really set it off
  2. Hi, WoolyDelav, welcome! Hope you are safe and well too
  3. Yes. Once you've stitched into the marked stitches, you can move the marker up to the new first stitch and new last stitch. You don't need to leave the markers in once they've served their purpose. Then after a lot more practice and you can find those stitches without marking them you don't always have to use them--- I do though often, as it just saves time because i don't have to hunt for the stitch. and don't forget---at least for right now, count every row. you can use markers to help with that too, place in every 20th stitch or so. once counted you can remove them if you like.
  4. It is hard to see dark yarn, that's why I usually use lighter yarns. One or two missed sts in some patterns won't make much difference but in some it makes a huge unworkable difference. Rule: Put a marker in the first and last st as soon as you make them, that way you can't miss them on the next row. Rule: Stop often to look at the piece so you catch mistakes quickly. Rule: Count the sts in each row until you gat a good feel for the pattern, then count at least after making several rows. Again this is to catch mistakes asap. If you want specific input on your
  5. The pic really helps to understand, thanks! Honestly it doesn't look bad to me and once you finish it might not be too noticeable. when you get to the end of the next ball of yarn, you could launder it, and see if it evens out a little. (Secure the yarn end first!) But if washing doesn't help...What I would do is adjust the end stitches on that side. Every few rows, do the last stitch as an hdc instead of a dc. That stitch will be a bit shorter and should keep the edge more leveled. Stop every few rows to look at the whole thing to see if you're happy with it.
  6. It always helps with troubleshooting if you post a pic of your project . Also, please tell us--What yarn are you using? How does your gauge compare to the gauge the pattern calls for? I' not entirely clear on what this means: So could you add more description of this please?
  7. The pattern's copyright would belong to Annie's, so only they can distribute it. So it wouldn't be ok to post it here, or link to it here. You can review the site guidelines to see what they say about copyright.
  8. I looked thru some of the comments, the designer posted a video which she said addressed carrying the color among other things. Maybe that will help some?
  9. if you do make an angel, be sure to post a pic of it so we can see
  10. Ah, i didn't catch the name of the kit, that will help in trying to find it. I feel like an older kit will be harder to locate than an older book would be. but Maybe on eBay...? Bacornel, Maggie's Crochet has several angels that are similar, if that's of interest https://www.maggiescrochet.com/collections/angel-patterns
  11. All I could find was a Pinterest pin that said it was from an Annie's Attic kit. it might be worth contacting Annie's in case they can give you any info.
  12. 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.
  13. 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/B00JFD9A
  14. A v2 has two chain stitches, a v1 has one. The pattern has a section titled Abbreviations which describes these stitches.
  15. 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/
  16. Hi, welcome! If you need any tips or have questions, feel free to ask!
  17. 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.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. Is this the pattern? https://www.expressionfiberarts.com/products/romance-of-the-sea.html
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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?
  25. if the pattern is from a cushion, we might look at those type patterns on Ravelry (Granny Square posted a link above to one pattern from their listing). Also if nobody here can find anything, there are forums on ravelry where you could post your photo for help. Eta...I went to ravelry and looked at pillows in square shapes, did not find this. But it might be listed, just not given the attribute of square.
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