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About bcarr519

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  1. I got my book last week and I started the afghan today. I got one square done (I'm also watching House, lol), but I noticed what you had said in this post. I thought I would point out that the pattern says to crochet over the strands, I think so there aren't any ends to weave in on the color spokes. I don't know if that's an update or not, but I thought it may help.
  2. No-Sew Flower Coaster Materials: Worsted weight yarn, size I and H hook, yarn needle. Flowers are worked in rounds, do not turn. Gauge is not important for this pattern; coasters should measure approximately 6” in diameter. Pattern: Flower: With I hook, Ch 5, join with sl st to first chain to form a ring. Round 1: Ch 3 (ch 3 counts as first dc now and throughout), 8 dc in ring. Join with sl st to first dc (ch 3). (9 dc total, including ch 3) Round 2 & 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, *2 dc in each st* around. Join with sl st to first dc. (18 dc (R2) and 36 dc (R3)) Round 4: *sc, dc in next st; tc, dtc in next st; dtc, tc in next st; dc, sc in next st; sl st in next st* around (7 petals). Fasten off, weave in ends. Leaf: Rows 1-4: With H hook, Join with sc on wrong side (I have included a picture to show where to join), 4 more sc on wrong side, ch 1, turn. *sc across, ch 1, turn * 3 times Row 5: Dec, sc, dec, ch 1, turn Row 6: Dec, insert hook in same st, dec (this is done so that the leaf will stay even, since there are only 3 st), ch 1, turn Row 7: Dec, fasten off, weave in ends I've done this pattern four times, but only from memory. Please let me know if anything is wrong, especially with round 4. Thanks!
  3. Is this the book that it's published in? http://www.amazon.com/Womans-prize-winning-afghans-Theresa-Capuana/dp/0024968900 I would like to make the afghan for my son, but I don't want to buy the wrong book!
  4. I'm not gonna lie, I have no idea how to do diagram instructions. This is the first pattern I ever made up, I'm kind of a noob, lol.
  5. Don't forget you can block it once you're finished. Sometimes even just washing things can help even out the stitches. If you know you counted correctly, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
  6. I was looking for a cell phone case that lets me actually use my phone while it's in the case. I couldn't find one, so I grabbed my hook and some scrap yarn and made up this little phone case! I wrote the pattern as I made it, but it has not been tested after being written down. Please let me know if there are any mistakes. Enjoy! Crochet Hook – I/9 Worsted Weight Yarn Yarn Needle Stitch Marker Notes: This pattern is done in rounds, do not turn. Ch 3 counts as first DC. DEC = pull up a loop in next 2 st, yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook Pattern: Ch 15 Round 1: DC in 3rd ch from hook & in next 11 ch across 4 DC in next ch DC in next 10 sps (backbone of original ch) 3 DC in next st, sl st to 1st dc (original ch 3) Round 2: Ch 3, 3 DC in next DC DC in next 10 DC 3 DC in next DC DC in next 2 DC 3 DC in next DC DC in next 10 DC 3 DC in next DC DC in next DC, sl st to 1st DC Round 3: Ch 3, DC in next DC 3 DC in next DC DC in next 12 DC 3 DC in next DC DC in next 4 DC DC in next 12 DC 3 DC in next DC DC in next 2 DC, sl st to first DC Round 4: Ch 1, MARK CH 1 SP DEC around, last DEC will include Ch 1 sp Sl st to first DEC Finish off, weave in ends This pattern was made for my phone; it measures 2 1/4" x 4 1/4". I think that you could add a round or two of SC or DC in between round 3 and 4 if you have a larger phone.
  7. Thanks for the suggestions, I will look into both!
  8. Hello! I recently made a ripple afghan with a q-hook. I suspected that my ends would find their way out due to the large stitches, and now a few of them have. I was wondering if anyone has any tips for this problem. Thanks a lot!
  9. I was stumped until just a second ago when I re-read it. (sc in next st, inc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 12 st. (sc in next 2 st, inc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 12 st. (sc in next 3 st, inc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 12 st. (sc in next 4 st, inc in next st) 3 times, sc in next 12 st. Hope this helps!
  10. bcarr519


    You can try many of the yarn brand websites. www.lionbrandyarn.com and www.redheart.com have baby blanket patterns. You can also go to Hobby Lobby or Michaels and see if they have a small book. Don't forget to check clearance sections because I got a little book with 5 patterns for about $2. Good luck.
  11. Unfortunately, I live in a pretty dead area, lol. That was the only reason I was going to try eBay. I could go to the flea market but I would have to profit more than it costs to rent a space. I guess I'm resolved to getting a part time job to support my habit, lol!
  12. I was wondering what things seem to sell the best on eBay and Etsy. I don't need to make a huge profit or anything, but I kind of need to fund my crocheting because I am staying home with my two-year-old right now. I noticed baby hats seem to have a lot of bids on eBay, but if anyone has other suggestions I would appreciate them, thanks!
  13. It looks like you can just keep going around, but ignore the part that says "4dc in next stitch, sl st in third chain in last row." Instead, try doing *skip 2 stiches, 5dc, sk 2 st, sc in next st* 15 times and just keep going (after completing row 2, I guess this would be like row 3). Just keep sc in the 3rd dc of shell and keep doing 5dc in each sc. Let me know if that works, it's kind of hard to see how it will turn out when I'm not working the pattern myself.
  14. Thanks that does help a bit! If I am making my ch2 too tight, would that affect my seam? I'm not having a big problem getting inside the top of the ch, but it seems that the chain is pulled kind of tight when I go to hdc around.
  15. Try Q-hook blankets! They are easy, easy, easy and they crochet up very quickly. I did this one in about 4 days, only working in the evenings because I have a two-year old. Lion Brand Yarn's website also has a 5 1/2 hour blanket or afghan that looks pretty easy.
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