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  1. I'm using sort of a memorized pattern I guess you'd say. 12 dc's on the 1st round, then 24, then 36, etc. I'm using a lightweight yarn, so I got up to 84 stitches before it was about 6.5" across and time to start working down the sides.
  2. My basic beanie is flat on top as it should be, and when I stop the increases to start working down the side, if I lay it flat, it's puckered. My stitch count is correct. I've crocheted for many years and I've seen this before but haven't made hats for awhile so I haven't had this problem for a long time. As I work more down the side, the hat has sort of a boxy look, kinda square-ish on top since the top was made in a flat circle. Does someone have another good method?
  3. Thanks for your replies! This gives me an excuse to go to Hobby Lobby and pick up a new crochet hook...with a 40% off coupon!
  4. Oh wow...maybe I crochet too tight!
  5. K makes it tight, but M is hard for me to work with. Is there such a size as an L? I want it soft, not stiff. I'm making hats.
  6. Sorry if I'm a little behind. I don't get to get on here much anymore. Have any of you tried adapting this to a tree skirt? I would love to know how to do so.
  7. I just wanted to say THANKS for sharing this pattern. I'm going to make it for my daughter for Christmas!
  8. Addey, that's how I felt when I was working on mine...I didn't want to put it down. I'm tempted to do another one and do it in dc's like you guys are doing. (I had started my last one in sc's after seeing the picture but before RoseRed posted her pattern.) I'm sure the dc version goes a lot faster.
  9. Hot off the hook...and weighing in at a whopping 8 pounds...here's my finished afghan!! RoseRed, to answer your question, I prefer the smaller border. I ended up doing 3 rnds of sc & 1 rnd of rev sc.
  10. I'm sewing on my last 2 strips this afternoon. My afghan is 6 blocks by 6 blocks and it's BIG and WARM and we just LOVE it!! For the border, a friend of mine suggested just doing a couple rounds of sc's and then a round of rev sc. I think that will look nice, and I'm planning on starting it in a little while. I'll post a picture when it's all done.
  11. Question for you guys that have finished your afghans: How much yarn do you think it takes for the border? I'll be sewing my last 2 strips on today & starting the border, but I've gotta go buy the yarn for it. 1 or 2 skeins?? Thanks!
  12. Thanks, Cookie Hooker Jump on in & join us! This is a fast and fun afghan!
  13. Thanks, Smileyface! Your compliment gave ME a smiley face! I haven't decided yet about the border. I thought about doing some sc rounds in soft white & some rounds in soft white with another color (like one of the squares), probably one or two of the shades of blue. Either way, I'll probably do all sc's around since I did the whole afghan in sc's. How does that sound?
  14. I forgot to add that some of my Red Heart "soft white" is a darker shade. If you look closely at the strip at the bottom of the picture, the soft white is a little bit darker. The original strips I did, I used the same yarn - Red Heart soft white - that I had bought who-knows-when...and the last strips I did, I used NEW Red Heart soft white & apparently they've changed the color a bit. I didn't notice it until sewing the strips together last night...but I'm NOT going back & changing it at this point. Hubby said it adds character! What do you guys think?
  15. Here's the latest picture of my afghan. I still have to make 1 more strip to put between the 2 that have a gap between them. I'm making this 6 blocks by 6 blocks and I hope that's big enough.
  16. MrsCrochetPants, I think the turquoise & white will be great! I bought turquoise & black & hubby decided it wasn't colorful enough for him, so I've put my 2nd flannel ghan on the back burner for now. Actually, I need to finish my 1st one anyway. Smileyface, glad to see you back, and thanks for the compliment! Your afghan turned out GREAT! Isn't it funny how we've all enjoyed making these so much that we're starting on 2nd ones?! Around74, I think your cream & brown will also be great. I hope you can post pictures for us to see. Wow...I love the $3.97 per pound pric
  17. RoseRed, I just love your red and black flannel ghan! FANTASTIC job!! :cheer
  18. I need some input here. I can't decide how big to make my afghan. It's for someone with a king-size bed but I think this afghan might be too bulky and heavy if it's that big. Any thoughts??
  19. Greg, I'm usually a perfectionist about my work too, but I wouldn't go back and frog a whole strip. Maybe you could do a row of sc's up the side to make it wider, just on the part where you had dropped a stitch. I don't think it would show up much once you got it sewn together. RoseRed, I love your red and black flannel ghan. The colors are perfect! You're whipping right through these things. What will you work on next? I'll be sewing my strips together today (just 2 more to attach). I still haven't decided how big to make my ghan, but I won't have much time for crocheting today a
  20. RoseRed, thanks for the FANTASTIC suggestion! I hadn't thought of that. I'll try that later & see how it looks. I think I'm going to make a 5th strip & then add 1 more block at the top of each one & that's it. I had started out thinking this would be king-sized but I think it might be too heavy/bulky if I make it that big. I'll get the 5th strip on it & then decide. I can't wait to get my school work done today so I can crochet some more!!
  21. Here's my ghan as of tonight... I have a problem though, and I wonder if anybody has a suggestion. My brown square - toward the top right of this picture is bigger than the others. Here's a better picture... I guess I started the row with looser stitches or something. See how it's bigger toward the end on the right? Any suggestions? I can't frog it because this was the first row of the strip. If nothing else, I'll just sew the next strip on & just hope/pray it doesn't show much.
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