Avon Lady

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About Avon Lady

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  • Birthday 09/21/1944

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  • Real Name
    Collette
  • Biography
    Small town girl, married to a terrific guy for over 47 years!
  • Location
    Vincennes, in southwestern Indiana
  • Interests
    crochet, reading, collecting antiques
  • Occupation
    Retired TA, Avon Lady since 1999, now teaching crochet class at our local Senior Center
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    Since about 1965
  • Favorite things to crochet
    afghans, scarves, shawls, bags

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  1. I answered in your other post--but here goes again. To sc: Insert hook in stitch, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through both loops on hook. Please let us know if this helps or not.
  2. Yes--you are slip stitching after you make the single crochet. To sc: insert hook in stitch, yarn over, draw loop thru, yarn over, draw thru both loops on hook. That's it! Let us know if you are still struggling.
  3. Hm-m-m-m-m...I think the slip stitch is probably my least favorite, followed by the sc. My favorite is dc!
  4. Ms

    Hi! Welcome to the 'Ville! Glad to have you here! Hope the crocheting is helping you!
  5. The cold temps and icy conditions have been a friend to me, the last two weeks!! I've made 6 prayer shawls for the local Hospice ( that's roughly 16 oz. per shawl!!), and finished 3 afghans for the Veterans' hospitals (another 9 oz.!)! But, strangely--I can't even tell I've made a dent in my stash!!! But--at least I haven't added to it!! I've been really good--every time I get a new JoAnn's ad, I tuck it away until it's out-of-date, so I don't get tempted!!! And I'm getting ready to give a bunch of yarn to my DH's cousin--all "stuff" I no longer want to work with, mainly! She's into fuzzy yarns, and funky yarns!!
  6. Welcome to the 'Ville, Diane! We're glad to have you here! Enjoy!
  7. OOPS!! You're right!!! People--don't pay attention to anything I say!!! DUH!!!
  8. Those are ALL so precious, Mary Jo!!! My personal favorites are the angel in purple, and the little girl in her pink pants, jacket and scarf!!! Be-u-utiful!!!!!
  9. Is the pattern you're using in British terms or American? Sc in British terms is the same as half double in American. That could be the difference, maybe?
  10. I need to take a break every now and then from crocheting, too! My hands are getting old! (Just like the rest of me, unfortunately! ) I think that's why I work on many different projects all the time! I'll be working on a prayer shawl, and really getting tired of it, so I'll switch to some thread butterflies, or angels, then go back to the shawl later. It seems to work for me!
  11. I agree with Granny Square--it would be a good idea to learn the crochet stitches first, with little practice pieces. You can always use the practice pieces as dishcloths or coasters. You can find lots of instructional websites online.
  12. I still suspect that you are making an extra stitch on one end and missing the stitch on the other end. I have done this before--the count comes out right, but the placement of the stitches on the end incorrect! Sometimes it's just hard to see!
  13. Oh, sorry.
  14. Did you send an email to the original poster? she probably doesn't need them anymore, but it would be nice to find out.
  15. What a super idea!! thanks for sharing!!