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About hyphenatedlady

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  • Birthday 02/23/1974

A Few Things About Me

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  • Location
    Just East of Oz
  • Hobbies
    Crochet, crafts, reading
  • Occupation
    SAHM of preschool twins
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite projects
    Little Girl's dresses and sweaters.
  • Crocheting since...
    Started actively crocheting in 2004 while on bedrest
  1. Gorgeous. Would be happy to test if you end up needing more testers. I can do a SM or XS for my daughter or a 2x/3x for myself.
  2. I would work just the first couple of rounds both ways and see how they compare.
  3. I would definitely say it is a more simple pattern than some. I have created many versions of this dress over time with different variations but I love the yellow and white for summer. Please, if you try it, feel free to ask me to clarify anything for you. You can check out more pics here http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=328853&id=762500690&l=1ee31de0d2 Thanks!
  4. Thanks so much for all of your work. I will have to try your size increases the way you sent them to me. For me to increase sizes I add one round on the top and one row of X stitch for each size increase and it has turned out well.
  5. I have had a couple of friends work this so I don't really need any testers but if you do work the pattern please let me know how it turns out or if there are any adjustments I need to make Sweet little Sundress This dress should fit a 7-9 pound newborn baby. H hook light WW cotton yarn like Peaches & Creme Yarn needle Buttons to fasten back Button to embellish (if desired) Bodice- Ch 36 row 1: DC in 4th CH from hook and next 3 chs, (1 DC, CH 1, 1 DC) in next ch, DC in next 5 chs, (1 DC, CH 1, 1 DC) in next ch, DC in next 10 chs, (1 DC, CH 1, 1 DC) in next ch, DC in next 5 chs, (1 DC, CH 1, 1 DC) in next ch, DC in last 5 chs. Ch 2, turn. rows 2-6: DC in each DC across, putting 1 DC, CH 1, 1 DC in next ch, in center CH 1 space of corner below. Ch 2, turn. row 7: DC across to CH 1 space of corner group, ch 4, dc in CH 1 of second corner group, DC across to CH1 space of third corner group, ch 4, DC in last CH 1 space of corner group, DC to end. Ch 2, turn. rows 8-10: HDC in first st and each st across. Ch 2, turn. (I switch colors for rows 9 and 10) Join at end of row 10 Skirt- worked in rounds (another color change) round 1: Ch 2, 2 DC in same st as CH, skip next, *3 DC in next stitch, skip next* around, join round 2: slip stitch in next 2 (to center of cluster) Chain 2, 2 DC in same stitch, *3 DC in center stitch of cluster” around, join rounds 3-11 : repeat round 2 round 12 : CH 2, HDC in each chain around, fasten off Back and neck trim- (another color change) Join yarn in the back opening of the left side, ch1, sc up the side, 3sc in corner, sc around neck, (1sc, ch 3, 1sc) in corner for button hold. Weave in ends, attach buttons.
  6. Thanks so much! When I chain 4 and join I end up with a hole in the middle which I hate I will try to get back in a bit and add your counts to the pattern the kids are running around like crazies.
  7. Whenever you can get to it is fine. I am trying to catalog patterns but since I write them for myself to follow I want to make sure they are understood. I used the Peaches & Creme yarn you can get at Walmart (the only yarn supply close by). I love the cotton, not only for summer because it holds its shape well. BTW, The little hat fit my friends' 3 week old perfectly and she is 9 1/2 pounds right now.
  8. Here's another tutorial http://hooked-on-crochet.blogspot.com/2007/08/simple-x-stitch-edging.html
  9. I just wrote this out and want to make sure it is written clearly so I could use testers. http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a301/hyphenatedlady/102_1039.jpg http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a301/hyphenatedlady/102_1034.jpg Sweet little Sunhat 0-3 month (instructions for larger sizes included in notes at the end) Materials: Worsted weight cotton yarn H hook Yarn needle Abbreviations: CH= chain DC= double crochet SS= Slip Stitch St= stitch YO= Yarn over X = X stitch (YO skip a stitch, DC in next St, YO DC in skipped St) here is a tutorial if you need more help http://www.crochetcabana.com/stitches/stitches-x-stitch.htm BLO= Back Loop Only FLO= Front Loop Only Round 1: CH 3, DC 11 in first CH join with SS to top of CH 3 (12 DC total) Round 2: CH 3, DC in same CH, 2 DC in each Ch around, join (24 DC) Round 3: CH 3, DC in same chain, *1 DC in next CH, 2 DC in next CH* repeat from * to * around, join (36 DC) Round 4: CH 3, DC in same CH, *1 DC in next 2 CH, 2 DC in next CH* repeat from * to * around, join (48 DC) Round 5: CH 3, DC in BLO in each ST around, join (48 DC) Round 6: CH 3, DC in stitch before join, X stitch around, join (24 X stitches) Round 7: Repeat round 6 Round 8: CH 3, DC in each ST around, join (48 DC) Round 9: CH 1, SC in FLO in next, *2 SC in next , SC in next 2* repeat from * to * around, join Round 10: CH 1, SC in next two ST, *2 SC in next, SC in next 4* repeat from * to * around, join Round 11: CH 1, SC in next ST, *2 SC in next, SC in next 6* repeat from * to * around, join, fasten off (88 SC) Use the yarn needle to weave in loose ends. I used a decorative button to embellish my hat but you can crochet a flower or small butterfly as an ornament. NOTES: To increase size add a round or rounds after round 4, the number of stitches between your single DC by one for each addition round. i.e. the next round would be *1 DC in next 3 CH, DC in next CH* the next row would be *1 DC in next 4, DC in next CH* and so on. To increase length add rounds of X stitch between rounds 6 and 7. To increase width of brim increase after Round 11 by 2’s. i.e. *2 SC in next, SC in next 8* for next round, then *2 SC in next, SC in next 10* for the next Happy hooking! Thanks for testing the pattern!
  10. Thank you so much everyone. I am so glad it is easy to follow.
  11. And anyone willing to test, please do so. I just plan on posting it for free on my blog but want to make sure everyone understands my instructions.
  12. Carol! Thank you so much for testing the pattern. Did it all make sense?
  13. Let me know how it goes and pm me if you need anything clarified so I can make notes on the pattern.
  14. Tina's cute and easy diaper cover (size 0-3 months) Materials 2-3 ounces Caron Simply Soft or other light worsted weight yarn Size H hook (G if you crochet loosely) Note: to get more stretch out of the waistband you can use a hook one size larger for the foundation chain. This is for a diaper cover for 0-3 months in size Yarn needle 3/8" elastic about 16 inches Small amount of thread and sewing needle Special Stitches DCdec: YO insert hook in first stitch YO pull loop through insert hook in second stitch YO pull loop through, YO pull through first three loops on hook, YO pull through remaining two loops on hook ch. 72 Waistband Join to make loop (make sure you don't twist the chain before joining) Round 1) Ch 3 DC in each across, join last stitch to top of 1st DC with slip stitch, Ch. 3 DO NOT TURN Round 2) DC in next st and in each around. Join. (put work down for next step) Make a loop out of the elastic overlapping the edges by at least 1/2 inch. Stitch together securely. Round 3) Drop the loop from your hook, hold part of the elastic round against your first DC row. Fold the bottom DC row around the elastic. Insert your hook through the loop that should be folded in front of your joining loop from the previous round, pick up the loop and pull it through, now SC through both layers matching the loops around. Make sure you are folding the work around the elastic as you go. Join to first SC. http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a301/hyphenatedlady/100_0104.jpg http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a301/hyphenatedlady/100_0106.jpg http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a301/hyphenatedlady/100_0107.jpg http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a301/hyphenatedlady/100_0108.jpg http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a301/hyphenatedlady/100_0109.jpg Round 4) Ch 3, DC in same st, *DC in next five, 2 DC in next* around, join. Round 5-6) Ch 3, DC in each st around Round 7-8) Ch 3, *DCdec over next two, DC in next five* around, join Shaping the leg holes Row 9) Ch 3, DC in each of next 23 st Row 10) CH 3, turn, DCdec over next two, DC in each stitch across until last three stitches DCdec over the second and third st from the end, DC in last St Row 11) (start out counting stitched from previous row) CH 3, turn, DCdec over next two, DC across to the middle of row, DCdec over two middle stitches, DC in each stitch across until last three stitches DCdec over the second and third st from the end, DC in last St Row 12-13) Ch 3, turn, *DCdec over next two, DC in next two DC* across until last three stitches DCdec over the second and third st from the end, DC in last St Row 14-16) Ch 3, turn, DC in each across Row 17) Ch 3, DC in same stitch, DC across, two DC in last Joining to finish leg holes Turn work inside out, drop loop from hook. You are now going to match the row you just finished to the bottom of your last round, you want to count the stitches from one leg opening to the other and match row 17 to the center stitches. You are going to do what you did for the waistband and pull the dropped loop through but slip stitch through both layers to the end of the row. Fasten off. Leg ruffles. Join yarn at the back leg hole corner Ch 3, DC 4 times in same st, *sk 2 st, sl st in next, sk 2 st, DC 5 times in same st* around join last sl st to first ch 3. Fasten off. Repeat for other leg hole Weave all loose ends in using the yarn needle. You can adjust the size by adding stitches to the foundation chain and by adding a couple (or more) to the first row of leg hole shaping. NOTE: This pattern is VERY forgiving on the rounds. If your counts aren't perfect during increases or decreases it shouldn't make a noticeable difference to the finished item.
  15. That is just gorgeous, I have never seen a crocheted quilt before.
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