crochetkim

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About crochetkim

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    Villager, 2013 Crochetville Online Class Teacher 2011 Flamie Awa

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  • Real Name
    Kim Guzman
  • Ravelry ID
    crochetkim
  • Location
    Central Arkansas
  • Occupation
    crochet and knit pattern designer
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    1974
  • Favorite things to crochet
    garments
  1. I don't know if this will help, but I see the book on eBay pretty frequently.
  2. That's wonderful! You look terrific. I *love* the color.
  3. Once you starting working on the Skirting, you are working on the Skirting. You are no longer working on the Bodice. You are working off those stitches required for the set-up of the Skirting and you have the stitch count.
  4. I am having a hard time following your questions, but I will try to help. In the section labeled "Joining", you are joining the two fronts to the back, leaving openings for the armholes. In row 1 of Neckline Trim, you crochet along the sides of the rows of the front, 2 sc in the corner, sc around the neckline, 2 sc in corner of opposite front, then along the sides of the rows of the second front, turn. In row 2, you sc in all sc you just created, with 2 sc in the corner, and a button loop on the Right Front corner. Then you begin the Skirting, without turning. You sc into the sides of the 2 rows you just created in the Trim, into each hdc and into the sides of the 2 rows of Trim on the other side, then you slip stitch to the first sc of this round, joining and working in the round at this point. The area of the Trim isn't connected. It is only connected where you slip stitch. It's not supposed to be connected. There is a keyhole opening once the button is attached and put into the button loop. Bottom line here is that you follow the instructions exactly as written and don't worry about the how or why. I find that people try to figure things out and that's what messes them up with this design.
  5. Fun! I've made several in different colors for myself as well.
  6. Thank you. I am always available for new crochet-alongs with Crochetville. :-)
  7. Here is the project: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/krisbock/clarice Lee Ann, court reporting is a terrific thing to learn! But, yes, it will take many hours of practice and practice and practice. It's a wonderful job, though. And, you can either work for a firm or do freelance work when you choose. Very cool thing to do.
  8. I usually cut off at about six inches and go up and down in the stitches usually about three times to secure. I will have to leave it to Amy about whether I can post about my other designs to show you. I feel uncomfortable doing it, since it may be taken as advertising, which is never my intention.
  9. There is a project on Ravelry which uses two strands of size 10 together and it worked well. Your project will probably be longer in the cotton (more like the length of my project photo) when done in cotton because it is heavier than the acrylic Glenspun. Can't wait to see your blog post!
  10. Looks great! I love the color.
  11. That's great! Yes, once you have put on the skirting of the garment, it weighs everything down due to natural gravity which increases the height of the armholes.
  12. I believe that Amy had plans for an April crochet-along, however, she may have to postpone it. I'm sure she will post soon.
  13. I tend to use a needle and weave the ends vertically into the stitches rather than horizontally. I'm not the fondest of top-down designing and most of my designing is bottom-up. But, I'm particularly fond of working in one piece to keep seaming to a minimum. Most of my designs have seaming, for instance, only at the shoulders.
  14. How are things going in here? Everyone doing well?