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  1. Hello and welcome! I am a crochet designer and I design and sell my original crochet patterns. You can check out my patterns in my ravelry store here: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/herter-crochet-designs I have patterns for sale, and I also have one free amigurumi pattern as well. I also have started adding my patterns to the crochetville pattern store. You can access the patterns I have available here by visiting my profile and clicking the "files" link on the side.
  2. Hello everyone! Use the coupon code: LABDAY2014 Take 20% off your entire purchase in my ravelry store when you use the coupon code: LABDAY2014. This offer expires on September 7, 2014. Have a good day! Ida
  3. I see what you are talking about, and really it would probably be ok to leave it that way. Since you already tried chaining 3 instead of 5 (and it didn't look quit right) maybe try compromising and chaining 4. If that still doesn't give you a flat circle, do the chain 5 as the pattern suggests. If you are still unhappy with the holes, you could always try to make a cute appliqué to sew over the center after the blanket is finished. Perhaps a teddy bear face, or an animal face, or maybe even a star would look cute in the center of the blanket. Good luck with your blanket!
  4. Yup, I agree with making a swatch first. For a blanket, I would not just chain a number of stitches without knowing how big it was going to be first. It's a lot of yarn and time invested in a blanket, so you want it to come out perfect. First make a swatch, and then sues the swatch to see how large the ripples are, AND to figure out how many stitches per pattern repeat (basically figure out that ratio that they left off in the beginning.) After you have your numbers, figure out how many pattern repeats to get the length you want, and then chain the number of stitches accordingly.
  5. Oh, I read your blog post when you posted it on the Leisure Arts Blog. You did a great job on the blanket, and a great job on the post.
  6. Hello fellow crocheters! Some of you may have seen me active on the Crochetville boards recently, and now I would like to officially introduce my indie design business. I love to design crochet amigurumi patterns. I enjoy designing animals and dolls, and I enjoy using bright playful colors to design them in. You can find my designs for sale in my Etsy store, my Ravelry shop, and my Craftsy shop. You can also find some of my designs for sale right here on Crochetville. I have begun to slowly add my designs to the pattern database right here. I have been self publishing pattern sinc
  7. Ah yes, i don't like color changes either... only because then I have all those pesky ends to weave in. I like weaving my ends in toys much more. It's so easy to just pull the yarn through the center of the body and be done with it.
  8. Hi Stella, First, welcome to Crochetville! I will explain what I like to do when I don't want my sewing stitches to show through on the other side. First, place and pin the flower where you want it on the afghan. Next, using a long tail of yarn and your yarn needle, begin sewing the flower to the afghan by stitching through the center of the posts of the stitches on the afghan (rather than sewing all the way through the fabric). As you sew, start from the center of the flower and sew in a circle. If you still feel you to secure the flower more, keep sewing in a spiral unti
  9. Here is a project I made while testing a crochet pattern for LillaBjornCrochet. She designs lovely mandalas for the home. The one below is one of her simpler designs. She also designs large, very intricate mandalas as well.
  10. Those are cute! I especially love the candy corn hat!
  11. That is a work of art, I bet all of the kids will want one! Very sweet.
  12. I would file an alert with your CC company. They should have refunded you, and are unavailable... I don't see anything else you can do about it.
  13. I had no idea what they were either... Well I could guess... Thanks for confirming my suspicions! What a funny idea! I hope they are a huge hit! (Hahaha)
  14. What a cute idea! I love your soap covers.
  15. Hello crocheters! I will be hosting a Mystery Crochet Along in my ravelry group starting on September 5, 2014. Participation is FREE, and by participating and completing the project, you are automatically entered into a drawing to win a free pattern of your choice from my ravelry store. To join, sign up in my sign up thread here. Looking forward to seeing you there! The last MCAL we had was a blast, so you don't want to miss it!
  16. Those are adorable! I really like the barrette!
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