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  1. I'm a little late to this conversation, but 105 looks right. 19 + 2 = 21....Repeat 4 times....so that ends up being 21 X 5 = 105 (the first set plus the repeat 4 times)
  2. Is this it? https://calcrochetalong.com/2017/05/16/atlanticus-by-vanessa-smith-fishcake/
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    Chemo blankets

    The "Warm Shoulder Shawls" would probably save a lot of yarn. I may have to make some of them too.
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    Chemo blankets

    I just couldn’t believe the beginnng and endings matched up so nicely. It really looks like you did individual color skeins on all of the afghans.
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    Chemo blankets

    How many different shades in of color are in each blanket? And how did you crochet this? Two rows of each or what? I love how they fade in and out.
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    Chemo blankets

    Wonderful blankets! My mom used to get some serious blood transfusions in the same place people got chemo and she said it was fuh-reezing in there so she would make blankets and drop them off. I always wanted to continue with her legacy. What sizes are your Afghans?
  7. I ripped it all out and may start over at a later date. It just frustrated me too much to try and fix it. Thanks for all the suggestions.
  8. I remember my Mom making me rip out rows and rows of crochet because I dropped 1 stitch. As frustrating as it was, I did it and it taught me to be very careful and count my stitches. Now 50 years later, I still count and still rip out even though I have told myself that nobody will know if I fudge, but I WILL KNOW, so I rip out, fix and start again. Count your stitches and every so often, lay your project out on a flat surface to look for mistakes. They will stand out when you get a little distance on them.
  9. I am making a very simple afghan using Tunisian stitch. Just 3-4 rows of color and then changing to another color using up all my extra yarn. No other pattern or anything. I find that the shape is getting off. I am very careful to count my stitches to make sure I don't drop or add any to my rows. But both sides are starting to lean left so it looks like the Italic but to the left instead of the right. (Hope that makes sense, LOL) The research I have done says that is one of the "hate" of the love/hate of Tunisian. Is this true? All I can do is try to block it back to the right?
  10. You use two separate pieces of yarn. Not sure about the pre-measured you mentioned, but I either buy two skeins of yarn and use a strand from each skein, or I use both the beginning and end of a single skein.
  11. My only problem with stopping a project is forgetting to mark where I left off on the pattern and then I end up having to rip out until I get to a familiar place. Or I don't keep the pattern with the crocheted piece, like if the pattern is in a book and then I can't figure out which book the pattern was in and didn't make a copy to keep with the piece.. Or I forget what size hook I was using. So, for anybody, I would say to make sure you keep all of your project together in one place/bag/container and make a copy of the page of the pattern book so you can have more than one project from a book going at one time. Now to learn from my own mistakes
  12. I want to make a baby afghan. I have the granny squares patterns I want to use, but I would like to include squares that have letters included in them. Does that make sense? I thought about making double crochet squares (7" squares) with just the ch sp to make the pattern, but I don't know how to get the spacing correct so all the letters are the same size on each square. I am also open to having each letter a different font if I need to. I tried "Googling" it, but everything comes up making letters out of individual squares, not having a letter part of the square.
  13. When in doubt, rip it out. Because she is doing a SC, she is probably dropping the last stitch on a row or two and then adding them on other row (with SC, sometimes that last stitch is hard to see by beginners and they drop it). That makes the wavy edge. If I was trying to help your friend, I would make her rip it all out. It is better to learn to do it correctly than to try and make repairs. Other than that, I don't know of anyway to go back rows and add stitches so that would mean making the repair by doing a border around the piece.
  14. Hello and welcome, Lorrie. Your daughter may come back from the dark side one day. I know I did. Just wish I had done it sooner so I could spend more time crocheting with my mom.
  15. Just for other's reference, here are 3 decreasing stitches (SC, HDC and DC). sc2tog: Insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull through (there are now 2 loops on hook). Insert hook into NEXT stitch, YO and pull through (now there are 3 loops on hook). YO and pull through all 3 loops. hdc2tog: YO and insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull through (there are now 3 loops on hook). YO and insert hook into NEXT stitch, YO and pull through (5 loops on hook). YO and pull through all 5 loops. dc2tog. YO and insert hook into next stitch, YO and pull through (there are now 3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 2 loops (2 loops left on hook). YO and insert hook into NEXT stitch, YO and pull through (4 loops on hook), YO and pull through 2 loops. YO and pull through remaining 3 loops.
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