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Becky Morgan

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About Becky Morgan

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  • Birthday 08/09/1958

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    Rural Eastern Ohio
  • Favorite hook type
    Plastic
  • Favorite projects
    Anything different!
  • Crocheting since...
    Happy hooker since 1967, more or less

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  1. Thanks for the links. Years ago, I bought a kit at a yard sale that made a small Afghan with concentric squares, and man, was it warm. On the old Compuserve craft forum, James Walters taught a class to show how to use more than two colors. I like the zigzags; they’d make a neat cowl.
  2. Oh dear! As soon as this hurricane goes by, I'd like to send a square if you still need them.
  3. One of the Ravelry knitted/crocheted uterus patterns would work if you decrease where the cervix goes.
  4. The other thing is that not all hooks have the same type of head. I have a terrible time using the "Boye-type" heads. Some people can't use the in-line, or Bates-type, hooks. Some don't mind and an use both. Sneak a look at the hooks she uses and see what they look like, then compare them to the ones you're thinking of buying her.
  5. She can always measure across her back, the way she would for a shrug, and she would know for sure. If making it wide enough in the shoulders without having it too long might be a problem, you could add partial rows on either side of the center or work with extra-tall stitches so it forms an oval.
  6. I forgot they do these as well as the Advent calendar! Today's free pattern is a pair of knitted socks with bunnies on them. (Yes, the patterns are free. The "from (so many dollars)" refers to how much the yarn and needles might cost.) http://www.garnstudio.com/easter-calendar.php?cid=17
  7. Knitting is slower for me and I also learned crochet first. I knit Continental, so it isn't a huge difference, but crochet is my go-to when I need something fast.
  8. I think so, too. Once the basic stitches are sorted out, no pattern is really scary. Some might not be physically possible (thread crochet and my hands will never make peace, even with big-handled hooks, and a lot of people can't handle a big heavy bedspread all in one chunk, or what have you) but they're not a technical problem. Part of the fun of crochet is that there's always something new, but even the most elegant lace is still a combination of basics.
  9. Do just exactly what it says. The (81 sc) note means you have 81 single crochet stitches in each round. When you come to the marker, instead of joining and chaining one, just single crochet into the stitch and move the marker up.
  10. Blocking will often work. If it doesn't, the simplest solution is to put a border on the sides. I'd use the color you started with and single crochet in the ends of the rows. Since a crochet stitch isn't precisely square, you might need to skip every fourth or fifth row. If you think you'll need more than one row, I'd work the ripple pattern, make 3 sc in the last sc of the row (that should turn the corner without making it curl,) go down the side, make 3 sc in the first stitch of the cast-on row and work the ripple pattern across (it won't look exactly the same, but it will look decent,)
  11. That is so cute! If she won' t let go of it, you definitely done good !
  12. Quickest solution: if you can find a plastic container that is big enough, hot-glue it inside the crocheted one. Dollar stores often have cake carriers that are 10" or bigger. On the bright side, it's much easier to clean a lined basket. You can get a handle to stand up by using a strip of clear plastic cut from a two-liter soda bottle. Elmer's Glue is not waterproof (neither is Aleene's Tacky) and will eventually wilt in damp weather, even indoors. Aleene's does make a fabric stiffener. It isn't strong enough for a big item, but it does dry clear, like their glue. Best way to make a b
  13. Been there, done that, got thrown out of a swap for "having dog hair in your work" (we don't have a dog.) I try to clip out any I see in the work, but some is going to get through no matter what. At least it's gray now and doesn't show as much
  14. At the church yard sale, I just got a bag of little dolls to use with these thank you!
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