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About Tapanga

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  • Birthday 04/22/1976

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    Full time mother of 2 beautiful daughters and one handsome son
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    Anchorage, AK
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    Crochet, reading and millipedes
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    Stay at home mother, hopeful author
  • Favorite projects
    Baby blankets and anything that works up quick
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  1. LOL! I hope so, if I was the only one I would never pick up a hook again!
  2. Ok people, its official. I am an idiot. I was looking at the wrong size. Nothing I was going to do would have added up because I was focused on the stitch count for the wrong size. I even highlighted them before hand and got them wrong twice. So, please forget we ever had this conversation and act like we've never met. Thank you tralee for not laughing out loud (I hope) when you realized I missed that important piece of info. I love the 'ville!!!
  3. I do have the correct 38 hdc. So how do I manage to get the 49 ch-1 spaces I need to repeat the * to * once and then working 2sc in the last 2 ch-1 spaces. I tried following the pattern but I was left with 13 empty ch-1 spaces if I didn't repeat from the* to * . If I do repeat it the 1 time called for then I am no where near being able to "2sc in the next 23 ch-1 sp" If you understand it, can you dumb it down for me? I am so frustrated. I have spent all day trying to get it. I have posted on the pattern's support site, here and emailed the designer. So far no go but I hope someone can get me pass this.
  4. Its a pattern I bought from Crochet Garden. Can I post which dress or would that endanger copyright?
  5. Whew! I was worried it was something super simple and I was just over complicating it.
  6. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Rnd 2: Ch1, hdc in same sc, ch 1, skip next stitch, *hdc in next st, ch1, sk next st*, repeat around (38 hdc) Rnd 3: Ch1 , *2sc in each of next 23 ch-1 spaces, 3sc in next ch-1 space, repeat from * 1 time, 2sc in last of 2 ch-1 spaces, join with a sl st to front loop of the first sc. At the end of this row I should have 78 st. Sooo I keep getting hung up on Rnd 3. How do I repeat the 23 when after completing the * to the * I end up with 13 ch-1 spaces left, not 23 plus the extra 2 at the end. I am pretty sure its user error, but I just can't seem to understand.
  7. Nice tutorial AuntChar! Thanks for posting it!
  8. Hi all! Sorry for the delay! Yes, you are increasing one stitch every row on the frosting. This makes it a bit puffy than the base. I used Caron SS, but I understand that Red Heart works well too. I am so very happy that everyone likes this pattern!! I worked really hard on it, it was my first pattern and I am very proud of how it came out.
  9. That sounds wonderful! There is no way I can send out for Christmas. But when its all over I'll have a chance to get some stuff together. I'm shamefully slow at crochet and knitting, so most of my gifts are going to be whatever clothing, toys and such I can gather from friends and family. For those of you that don't know, gently used items are just as welcome!
  10. Those came out wonderful! Thank you so much!
  11. As long as credit for the original pattern remains mine, I think that would be fine. Since it's a free pattern already, they will most likely just link it to here on the 'ville. Hope that helps.
  12. HOLY Crochet Batman!!! Those are AWESOME!!! How clever!!! Have you posted the pattern? *EDIT I found the linky:)
  13. Oddly enough I have one full of holes and I can't sleep with it because it gets to hot. Its weird, I don't get it...
  14. As soon as I saw this I thought RED POMPOM CHERRIES!!! Maybe a ruffle where the pink joins the brown? I love it! The contrast is awesome!
  15. I am looking for a few testers for this pattern. The yarn I used was Louisa Harding Kimono Angora which is listed as DK (8Ply) however it feels and works up (at least for me) closer to a lighter sport. I used a 3.75mm/F hook.
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