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About Crocus58

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  • Birthday 11/01/1958

A Few Things About Me

  • Real name
    Ingrid Durant
  • Short bio
    Learned to knit before I could walk. About 5 years ago I picked up a crochet hook again after yrs!
  • Location
    Westminster, CO
  • Hobbies
    Are you kidding? Anything to do with yarn a hook or needle!
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  • Favorite projects
    Afghans, Baby Stuff, anythng with thread
  • Crocheting since...
  1. This would mean to alternate sc and inc all the way around. When stitches are isolated in parentheses the next direction (i.e. around, x times) includes all of the stitches.
  2. Hello from Denver, Colorado!
  3. That's a nice afghan and I agree, perfect for a beach house - I've bookmarked it for later - Is there a specific issue you are having? I read through the directions (don't have a hook with me) and while it does look complicated and confusing initially, I think once you got through the first bit, it would flow.
  4. Thanks for all the reassurances - I knew I couldn't be the only one!
  5. So, I'm sitting here happily crocheting an Aran afghan , DH says it looks complicated, and I tell him "delightfully so" , he asks who it's for, I tell him it's for his sister for Christmas - - he looks at me like I've forgotten what month it is - - I remind him that I prefer to do my afghans in winter and work with thread in the summer - he, very skeptically, agrees - Please assure me that I am not that odd - Has anyone else started something for next Christmas?
  6. I agree with RoseRed & KeepsakeKrochet, make the blanket large enough to give the baby good use out of it. As for what to charge - check out what blankets of that size go for in the market place, check out Esty, Ebay, etc. and make sure you have an agreement on the price before you begin. Remember, unless you make yourself one, you are not a charity.
  7. My standard joining method is to slip stitch ch1, slip stitch ch1, etc. The ch1 gives it a bit of "give" and minimizes the "ridge" effect. I use it for anything where the join is not a part of the pattern. I'm sure it has a name but I don't know it.
  8. Crocus58

    Pattern help

    Without more information it is really hard to help. What pattern are you making? Can you post a photo or something?
  9. Oooooo - Very pretty - Thanks for finishing it and posting
  10. - good one - and sorry forgot my manners - Welcome to the Ville:welcome
  11. If you belong to Ravelry - search Misers Purse - I got over 20 pictures just now.
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    Darski - I believe you - yarn like this can look very cute on the finished item and I am very happy you were able to obtain a viable name - I was about to go on the hunt for a name if nothing had come up by now.
  13. Can you post a photo of a hat in question? It is easier to help if we have a visual of the problem. Crocheting in both top loops would make a firmer stitch, not a longer one, which I assume is your question as your hats are too short. It's possible that you crochet tightly, which would affect the height of the stitch. You could try going up a hook size, or drawing the stitch "up" a bit (crocheting looser).
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