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Bendy

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  1. I just saw a K-Mart commercial for Christmas. Guess it is that time of year! Has anyone started working on The Christmas Pageant?
  2. When you find time to work on it, if you have any questions, just let me know.
  3. My newest design, The Christmas Pageant, became available today! http://www.anniescatalog.com/detail.html?prod_id=103080 Reenact the birth of Jesus with your very own theatrical production! Crochet Pattern includes directions for all Costumes (fit 5” Lots of Love Dolls), Costume for Baby Jesus (fit baby in Barbie Baby Sitter), Theater Stage, Flats, Grassy Field, Platforms, Buildings, Props, Curtains & Sign so that you can create your own play. Costumes included are: Mary Joseph Baby Jesus Little Boy Jesus Shepherd Shepherd Boy Speaking Angel Baby Choir Angel with Harp Baby Choir Angel with Xylophone White Sheep Black Sheep Donkey Camel Star Magi with Frankincense Magi with Myrrh Magi with Gold Inn Keeper The theater production was fun to create. I loved working with the little dolls.
  4. Very pretty. I'm so glad you were pleased with my design.
  5. I don't have a video. Just make a ch. Look at the ch, each ch has a front lp and a back lp just like a sc st does. sl st in the lp the directions tell you to. If knitting insert the hook from the front to the back, if purling insert the hook from the back to the front. On the next row, look at the sts you just made. They also have a front lp and a back lp. Work your sts in whichever lp the directions say. I'm not saying this is your trouble, but most of the questions I receive are because people don't realize that a sl st has a front and a back lp. If this isn't the trouble you are having, let me know where you are having trouble and I will try to help.
  6. Apparently it has been taken off the download format. If this is the only way you want to purchase it, let me know and I will ask them about it. I didn't know it had been taken off the download.
  7. No need to apologize. I liked your ginormous description Do you have a sorce for thread patterns? I have a few Magic Crochet and Decorative Crochet, but not many. I always enjoyed both.
  8. Granny Square gave the best advice, although I don't recall using the words, "ginormous hook" She is right, work a simple chain then begin by working swatch one. You can always go back to the cast on/bind off later if you want to play with it.
  9. I haven't seen the actual book. Just curious, which number square am I??? Bendy
  10. Thank you everyone. I hope all of you enjoy the book. Diana, when a designer does a book they generally receive the crocheted models back. After awhile the pile becomes rather large So I generally give the items away or donate them to auctions for fund raisers. In this case, my plan was to give the rose afghan to my husband's secretary as a thank you gift for feeding all our babies (2 cats, 1 dog) while we were out of town. Her last name begins with "B"
  11. Thank you! It was a fun book to create
  12. Thank you! Glad you like the Charted Picture Afghans book I agree with you, I don't enjoy using 5 or 6 different colors at the same time either. I have tried rolling the different colors up and pinning them as suggested, but mine always get tangled anyway In the Charted Picture Afghans book the designs just use one color and as a result I found the afghans very relaxing to crochet. I hope you do too
  13. Wanted to let everyone know my new book is out, Charted Picture Afghans. http://www.anniesattic.com/detail.html?prod_id=84890 I had a lot of fun creating this book. I enjoyed drawing the different pictures such as the elephant. But my favorite part was the simplicity of crocheting afghans that used only single crochet and double crochet stitches. I hope everyone enjoys the book. If you have any questions, just let me know
  14. I've tried it If one knows how to single crochet and how to double crochet it is very simple. One does have to follow a chart to know when they are supposed to work a single crochet and when they are supposed to work a double crochet. Hope you enjoy it!!!
  15. Interesting. I guess, "Purl Wise", is old time language or maybe just not used in all areas of the U.S.? But the directions repeatedly say that to purl one inserts the hook from the back to the front. I would certainly think people would know that if one inserts the hook from the back to the front to purl that if the directions say to insert the hook "purl wise" that the person would know to insert the hook from the back to the front. I honestly hadn't thought about "wise" being an out of date or bizarre expression that people wouldn't be familiar with. Maybe insert the hook "the purl way" or insert the hook "the purl direction" would be better than insert the hook "purl wise"? Interesting to ponder how language, even today, seems different in various areas of the U.S.
  16. That is basically what the book says to do The directions for the cast on beginning is so that people who like to do everything in a knitting style can. Many people do. And the chart at the beginning is so that people who want to try to convert a pattern from knitting to crochet can learn what some of the knitting terms mean and how to do them in crochet. If I had left these things out, the people who wanted them would have been complaining If you want to skip all of that, make a beginning chain and start working swatch one. The directions for how to do the stitches are repeated at the beginning of every pattern
  17. I was told in a private message that the problem the original poster is having is learning where the front loop and back loop are. In case others have the same problem, I thought I would post the answer here. Work a row of single crochet stitches. Then turn the row. Look at the top of your stitches. You should see what looks like a chain going across the top. The front loop of each stitch on that chain is called the front loop and the back loop of each stitch on that chain is called the back loop. Normally when making rows of single crochet stitches, you insert your hook under both the front and back loop to make your next stitch. However, you can also work just in the front loop of the stitch or just in the back loop of the stitch. People sometimes make ribbing by working only in the back loop on every row. When you work a slip stitch, you have the exact same thing. A row of chains across the top. It works the exact same way. Here is a photo from Annie's Attic showing where the front loop of a stitch is.
  18. I want to thank Jean for letting me know that this discussiong was going on. And I apologize to everyone for not being here sooner. Have a house full of company. They are all asleep now So I thought I would take a second to look at messages. Again I am sorry it took so long. If anyone has any questions about how to do the stitches in Knit 1, Purl 2, I am more than happy to help. Someone gave the advice to skip the cast on and just make a chain. I agree with that. Make a chain and then try the first swatch in the book. In this style of crochet, the fabric is not as thick as Tunisian. It does have quite a bit of drape if done with the proper size hook. I have attached a couple of photos for those reading who have not seen this style of crochet before.
  19. I answered you in a private email. Have fun!
  20. You can also take the Crochet Guild of America masters course that just started the beginning of May 2010. It is called Master of Advanced Crochet Stitches and Techniques. You can read about it here: http://www.crochet.org/pdfs/cgoa_catalog.pdf And sign up for it by scrolling down to the bottom of this page: https://www.e-offinger.net/cgoadata/scriptcontent/IndexJoin.cfm
  21. You use one crochet hook. I'll wait for your email for other questions
  22. I will be happy to help. Just email me and tell me where you are running into problems.
  23. Thanks for mentioning my book The sweater in my avatar is crocheted using the Knit 1, Purl 2 in Crochet technique. The sweater is not included in the book, but the method used to crochet the sweater is taught in the book. The book includes several patterns and numerous swatches showing how to crochet designs that look like they were knitted. Bendy
  24. Dying to Crochet is on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Dying-Crochet-Bendy-Carter/dp/1606101099/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1261113385&sr=8-1 The crochet murder mystery includes 10 patterns. You can see photos of the patterns here: http://www.publishedauthors.net/bendy/ enjoy!
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