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About redrosesdz

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  • Birthday 12/27/1961


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    I have 2 sons and 1 granddaughter and 2 grandsons.
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  1. I googled "elephant hat and diaper cover crochet pattern." There were several.
  2. Adorable!
  3. Awww! He's precious!
  4. I found some, but they weren't free. They ranged from $4.50-$6.50.
  5. Lol! I thought I was the one that misread yesterday! I typed "smh", because I figured that I had jumped down the wrong rabbit hole again.
  6. GS, that's the stitch! I called it special stitch, because I don't like the name in the book. "2 linked EXSC" reminds me of an extended sc. The stitch is a mix of an sc2tog and a dc, rather than an esc.
  7. My go to stitch would work. It's sturdy, soft, and decorative. The Crochet Stitch Bible calls it waffle stitch, but it's not the waffle that you see when googling. Here's a blanket that I made with the stitch... Here are the instructions... Special Stitch (ss) Insert hook, yo, pull loop through, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull loop through, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2. (Starts like sc2tog and ends like dc.) Any odd # of stitches + 2. Row 1: ss (starting in 3rd & 4th ch), ch 1 across, end with sc in last ch. Turn Row 2: ch 2, ss in sc & ch sp, * ch 1, ss in right of vertical yarn which is the center of next ss & ch sp, repeat from * across, end with ch 1, sc in last ss. Turn Repeat row 2.
  8. Is it the swirly afghan? I thought we were talking about the orange & white one (orange circle motif, surrounded by white circle motifs in the middle.) No wonder I'm confused! Smh
  9. Have you tried contacting Annie's Attic? They have a procedure for pattern help...
  10. Welcome to Crochetville from me, too! That is odd that 1 & 2 weren't joined. When I do jaygo (join as you go) motifs, I lay them down next to each other. Then I put stitch markers where they join. Using different colors of markers helps. Color A, first join, color B, second join, etc. Usually the joins are at chain spaces and the chains are an odd number, normally 3 or 5. To join, chain to the middle (1 ch for a 3-ch or 2 ch for a 5-ch). Take the loop off of your hook, without losing it. Insert your hook in the previously made motif's chain space. Put the loop back on your hook. Pull the loop through the chain space so that the chain is between the loop and the working yarn. Finish chaining.
  11. Thank you, ladies! I didn't notice that the magazine's pic had a background that looks like a floor. Maybe subconsciously that's what made me think "rug." I had to change the rug to 3 flowers. When I did 5 flowers, it was bigger than the floor space. I had to rip back and cut 2 of them. Fortunately I noticed soon after they were connected. With 3 flowers it's the size of a large bathroom rug. The doily covers most of the top of a dresser.
  12. I found what I thought was a rug for my new house's bathroom. I bought the magazine without looking at the pattern. Then I discovered it was a doily pattern. So, I made it as a doily, using #10 cotton thread and as a rug, using ww cotton yarn. Doily Rug Both
  13. Cute! She looks tiny.
  14. This site allows links to sites that legitimately sells or gives patterns. Sites like the wayback machine, pinterest, ect. are excluded. If a site or page on a site, that includes an entire pattern, wasn't published by the pattern's owner, it's not allowed. The wayback machine is a copy of an original page. The original page may have been created by the owner, but the copy is not.
  15. Green Queen wrote that a cluster is 2 dc in the same stitch. It's above the pattern. So, do 2 dc in the 3rd stitch. Chains are not done in a stitch. So, you're going to chain 2, and then you dc in the same stitch. Same stitch means to insert your hook in the same place as the stitch you just did. In this pattern it's where you did the slip stitch. When you're crocheting the default is to make a stitch in the next stitch. However, you can insert your hook in different places. Patterns tell you where, when it's not the default... Same: insert your hook where you did the previous stitch Next: insert your hook in the next X, where X is something you did previously. For example, next ch sp or next dc. Skip: insert your hook in the stitch after skipping # of stitches. There are others, like go back for cabling or rows down for posts, but the 3 instructions above are the most common. @sarisue