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  1. Thank You! I used Herrschners Ultra Fleece. It is only around $1.49 a skein. The Newborn -9 mos uses only 1 skein. 2 skeins for 12 mos size. It is super soft!
  2. Thank you all so much. It was so much fun to make!
  3. I made and designed this adorable ducky hat that has a detachable flower so it can be worn by either a boy or a girl. It comes in sizes from Newborn through 18 mos. It is very soft and squishy. I added info on how to order this pattern here: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=136657. Thanks for looking!
  4. You can find the pattern for my QWacky hat here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/qwacky-hat
  5. Here's a You-tube video that I made that shows you how to turn the points. Hope it helps those of you who are still struggling to figure it out: Added note is mine was done in #3 thread for the video, but the pattern called for #10 thread.
  6. Other than doing what you have been doing (sewing in the spaces with the beg tail), you could try making your starting chain a little tighter and see if that helps.
  7. Yep, my bad, I did misread the directions. So sorry about that and thanks to those who stepped in to correct my mistake.
  8. I would work up a swatch with your bulky yarn and see if you get the same gauge as with the 2 strands. You may have to go up one hook size with the bulky to get the gauge right.
  9. I was helping a neighbor this week to crochet a pair of slippers. Her tension was not the best and I happened to notice that she was tugging her yarn to tighten the stitch after each stitch that she made. Once I got her to stop doing that, her tension improved and her work looked like she had been doing it for along time. I don't know if this is something that you also do, but if it is, try not to do that and see if it helps.
  10. It sounds like you have a cone shaped piece that you started from just a few sc and increased until you had 24 sc, then added some length to that. Did you join each round or did you work it as a spiral (going around without joining and using a stitch marker to mark the end of each round)? Did you fasten off after you got tot the point that you were ready to start the heel? If you did joined rounds and fastened off, I would say that the seam would be the bottom middle (but this is just a guess). If you did the spiral version, I would just use the last stitch made as the middle bottom stitch. Once you find your middle stitch and count back 3 sc, you join your yarn in that stitch then work around the side, bottom, other side, until you get to the 17th st (24-7=17). Then ch 1 and turn and continue with your instructions. Hope this helps to get you on your way to completing the elf booties. They sound adorable.
  11. Hi Nance, I'll see if I can make it a bit clearer for you. First you made a long chain that you formed into a ring by joining the last chain with the first chain with a sl st. Hopefully you were careful not to twist the chain, otherwise it will be a bit difficult to find your chain stitches. Round 1: Chain 3 (this will count as a dc), now do another dc in the same place where you joined the ring, now do 2 chains (don't put them anywhere), now you will do another dc in the same place as the last one you did, and then do one more dc in the same place again. So now you will have a ch 3 , dc, 2 chains, dc, dc all in the stitch where you made the join. Next you will *skip 2 chains then you will do (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc) {when instructions are in parathesis like this it means to do them all in one stitch}, in the next st. Then you will repeat the instructions starting at the * around the chain that you made ending with 29 sets of (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Hope this gets you on your way!
  12. The pattern says that it is 16" around and 22" long with a lot of stretch. It uses worsted weight yarn instead of chunky, so that may be why yours is bigger around.
  13. Wow! That is beautiful and unique.
  14. Thanks! I can't wait til she is big enough to wear it.
  15. I made this 3 mos size dress for my newest grand daughter (born just last week ). It is a pattern from crochetgarden.com I used Lustersheen in Turquoise and white. I still need to make a little sun hat to go with it.
  16. Awww...that is adorable! She will love it.
  17. This is what I do too!
  18. If you look in the "Special Stitches" it tells you how to do the cluster for Rnd 5, then it goes on to explain exactly how to do the first cluster in the remaining rnds. If you are still stuck, let me know and I'll try to help you through it.
  19. It is just beautiful. Love how random colors can make such a pretty afghan. It will be treasured by the recipient for sure.
  20. You are so right! Duh moment! Thanks for setting her straight!
  21. Try pulling your stitch up a little higher than row height and see if that helps.
  22. You didn't say if your row gauge was too tall or too short. In either event, you can change the height of your stitch by pulling up your stitch to the level of your row. For example: if your stitch is a sc, you will insert hook into st, yo and pull up a loop (pull the loop up to the height of the other stitches or higher or lower depending on gauge), yo and pull through 2 lps.
  23. carovan

    making a pdf

    I use one called "joliprint". It sounds quite similar to cutepdf.
  24. These use #3 thread which isn't exactly fingering weight, but they are not worsted weight either. http://crochetgarden.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_80&products_id=298
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