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redrosesdz

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About redrosesdz

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    Sharon
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    I have 2 sons and 1 granddaughter and 2 grandsons.
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  1. I use a mesh laundry bag (3 for $1 @ a dollar store.) I put the skein in the bag and pull the center's end through one of the mesh holes. Yarn barf doesn't tangle much with most yarn.
  2. Welcome to Crochetville! Hdc is a fairly thick stitch. You're using very thick yarn. That means you need a huge hook. What happened is that you have too much yarn in too little of space. Also, magic's suggestion of counting your stitches now is spot on. If your stitch count isn't still 40, your sides will not be straight. As far as fixing, the only way to fix it is to rip it out and start over. I highly recommend only using sc or extended sc with that yarn. Before you begin the blanket again, make a swatch 10 stitches across by 10 rows. Check that EVERY row is 10 stitches. Che
  3. redrosesdz

    Mr Mouse

    Absolutely darling!
  4. These are ALL so wonderful! They are going to be well loved and cherished. To FL fgm, Peggy said it best, but I wanted to add that we all love and appreciate you!
  5. Welcome to Crochetville! The making of it might be easy, but pattern reading is entirely different. Here's a site that will help .... https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/tip_crochet.html When you see something in (), it means do all in one stitch. So in the 5th chain, do a dc, chain 1, then another dc in the same stitch. Normally when you start a new row, you chain up. When you're on row 1, you skip the same number of chains as a new row's chain up. For example, ch3 for a dc row or start in 3rd ch from the hook for a dc, row 1. When a pattern starts with a non-typical chain,
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    Blocking

    A name is just something you attach so others know what you mean, right? We knew you meant a number of objects all x" by x", no matter the method used. So square, motiff, block all work as names. Yes, the claret is scratchy fresh off the skein. It gets super soft after multiple washing/drying.
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    Blocking

    You didn't say which acrylic brand you're using, so I'm going to assume red heart. Heirloom squares with all the different stitch patterns will create different size squares. Magic & G.S. are right that you've just got to do your best to get them as close as possible to the same size. One of my first big projects using a pattern, required panels that changed color every other row ... 6 colors in all. I need 10 panels, the same size, 6 ft. long. It took a ton of ripping and 17 panels (and many months) to get 10 similar in size. It was so worth the frustration! One thing I learned
  8. I see that there's an "ask a question" button on the page. (There's already 5 questions and answers, but none about the definition of the lower edge.) To be on the safe side, you should use the question button to get the correct answer.
  9. What's the link to the pattern?
  10. Yes. You'll need to do the same thing in round 4.
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