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FlossiePotts

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    Jenny Peters
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    Baby things
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    1955

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  1. I do have to say, that on a facebook page that I belong to................I have seen some really badly written patterns, because of people asking for help. Like 'sc 6. 2sc,. (45)sts'. That is the whole instructions of the row. I worked out that it meant '*sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2sc in next stitch* repeat from * to * all across.(45sts).
  2. I don't use a larger hook, I consciously make the chain loose by pulling the loop out before I make the next one. I do crochet loosely anyway.
  3. You could give it a go. It only costs 20 cents to list, but, you have to have many items in your store and have very good photos to present your work in an eye catching manner. Good luck!
  4. It could mean, put the legs together and do 6sc through both legs which would be the inside of the legs, I imagine then that you would keep going in rounds, through one thickness around the first leg, across and around the other leg and then keep going to make full rounds for the body.
  5. I wouldn't use velcro, it will stick to the yarn and damage it. I made a jacket for my daughter's dog and only because I had some scraps, of fleece, used it to reinforce the inside seam for the snaps. Fleece doesn't unravel, so I didn't even finish the edges. Granny's idea of grosgrain is good or even just woven tape (not bias binding)
  6. We still use wool, for everything that is not really obviously cotton.
  7. If it is the beginning of a white row, you don't seem to have made a turning chain. I would think that you would have to do a three block of dcs (two with the turning chain) right at the beginning of the row.
  8. Oh no Julie, stick at it. Undo it back to where you had the rectangle,You keep going on the one side with short rows (I think that you have made a bit of a mistake somewhere there and have worked right across, instead of only working short rows back and forth) on one side of it and do the the armhole and the front edge on the other side of the armhole, then finish off and join in to the other edge (where it tells you) of the rectangle and do the other armhole and front edge and then you should have something that does look like a halter, but that is because you have to join in again to finish off the back and sew it together at the shoulders. You start the back three spaces from the back of the armhole to leave room for the underarm. So, you should have a rectangle with two pointy bits on each end, then you go three spaces past where the pointy bit start, join in and go back and forth from there (leaving the same spaces on the other end) and work 15 rows so that it gets up to where the pointy bits end. Sew it together at the top. I must say though, it would probably be better for you to try a few modern patterns. Vintage patterns are harder for everyone. The old patterns always assume a lot of prior knowledge and experience.
  9. You have done the right front, back and left front up until the armholes and the rest of the right and left fronts are only 15 rows, so that makes it right that there are 15 rows for the rest of the back. It is not the whole back, it is just from the armholes up. The back up to that point is already worked. I think that you were right the first time. The large piece is the fronts and backs. You have gone wrong somewhere when doing the right front from the armholes up.
  10. Yes, well something is wrong there. The way that I read the pattern was that after the 27 rows, you would have a rectangle, then you would work on just some stitches back and forth to make the right armhole and front edge up to the shoulder, then finish off and go to the other side and do the same to make the left armhole and front edge and finish off and then join in the at the back to do the back of the armholes up to the back neck. I don't know why you seem to have bits going in every direction. It doesn't look like 27 rows to me, but there is no size reference. When you finished the 27 rows, did you just have a rectangle?
  11. I think that she has either done every row through the back loop in sc (in that case it would look the same on both sides) or it is hdc.
  12. OK, I have it this time. So, the 27 rows seem to be the right front, back and left front up to the armholes. Does that seem correct? If it is, then the left front starts on the other end of the work. You have done the right front armholes and front edge, but not the back (it is still at the armhole stage), so you should have something that looks like a wide straight piece with a pointy bit which is the right armhole and front edge on one side. If you fold that toward the front, you will have one front of the armhole and the neck edge. Now, you have to start on the other edge of that straight bit, to make the left front. I think that you will make the left armhole and front edge and then join in again at the back and finish the back off to the same height as the right and front parts and join at the shoulders. I hope that I have understood and haven't confused you (more).
  13. I can't see that pattern from your link. Is it a vest with an opening for buttons at the front? And does it have a band down both side fronts to accommodate the buttons and buttonholes?
  14. It is like anything else, though. I think that because it is for someone else you try too hard to make it 'perfect'. How many times have you cooked your favourite cake when only the family is going to eat it, it is always perfect, but if you are having guests, it is bound to not turn out as well?
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