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AsheSkyler

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  • Biography
    I'm a freelance artist that likes to crochet. I make toys for my son and sometimes make bags to carry them in. I've made a few baby blankets too. When not rescuing my yarn from my toddler, I'm usually drawing portraits and fantasy art.
  • Location
    Appalachian Foothills
  • Interests
    Drawing, Crocheting, Cooking, Building Webpages
  • Occupation
    Accountant
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    1998
  • Favorite things to crochet
    Toys, Blankets, Bags, Practical Things
  1. AsheSkyler

    Simplifying Patterns

    I've re-edited my post to have the pattern I made then: Solid Circle, Base 8. Worsted Weight 4 Yarn, H/8/5mm Hook: row +1) [2 dc/st, dc (sts +1)] x8. sl st to close. = (sts +8). (size +1")
  2. AsheSkyler

    Simplifying Patterns

    Can we get the thread back on track and away from how much everybody hates how I translate patterns to something I can understand? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by a verbose pattern and then break it down to something much more simple so you can understand it?
  3. AsheSkyler

    Simplifying Patterns

    I've got a handful of patterns ranging from basic geometic shapes to dolls that I'm working the kinks out of so I can sell the finished products, but I tend to get pretty discouraged about letting other people try them out to make their own things with. I'm generally not considered a good teacher and I seem to excel in confusing people because my way of thinking tends to be very different from theirs.
  4. If I had the knife for it, I'd love to try it. Or at least a whetstone. My poor ol' pocketknife is getting a bit dull.
  5. AsheSkyler

    Simplifying Patterns

    I think I saw one of my grandmother's books, and it was definitely one massive run-on sentence! I'd intended to do three, actually. A truncated pattern, a verbose pattern, and a diagram. The truncated would give them an idea of what they needed and what general direction they needed to go in, the verbose would say explicitly how to do it, and the diagram to show how it's supposed to look.
  6. AsheSkyler

    Simplifying Patterns

    I went looking for a simple circular pattern and got one mouthful after another. AUGH! Makes my head spin. So I figured up the average way to make a circle turned it into something much less wordy to make the pattern I'll use for simple circles: Solid Circle, Base 8. Worsted Weight 4 Yarn, H/8/5mm Hook: row +1) [2 dc/st, dc (sts +1)] x8. sl st to close. = (sts +8). (size +1") I can understand that. I find it much more straightforward and incredibly easier to write down for when I need to bring a pattern on the road with me but can't bring the book or ebook with me. It's also easier for me to figure up mathematically what I need to add from there on out to keep expanding the pattern as a flat circle. Sometimes when I feel fancy I'll put "sl st to close". I also feel freer to modify a pattern that way, such as starting a row in the middle of a side of a square rather than in a corner, since I'll know no matter where my ch3 is located my row will still add up correctly. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by a verbose pattern and then break it down to something much more simple so you can understand it?
  7. AsheSkyler

    Any one from Alabama here?

    Woo, congrats! Grandkids are awesome. I won't be free until after April. My day job has me trudging away at 40+ hours a week.
  8. AsheSkyler

    Portrait graphghan

    That is really good!
  9. AsheSkyler

    Dragon Skin Pouch

    I wouldn't be surprised if his buddies wanted one for their decks!
  10. AsheSkyler

    Flat Pattern

    Haha, that's fine. I make "does not compute" jokes all the time. I'll see if I can revise it so it makes more sense.
  11. AsheSkyler

    Flat Pattern

    I do like the black spaces! I did have one diagram before this that did have the relationships more properly mapped up, but I must have done it wrong because it ended up looking like a bunch of triangles, which confused me a good bit before all was said and done. I may have to just break down and figure out how to make a spiral graph that isn't all lumpy and deformed.
  12. AsheSkyler

    Flat Pattern

    Hallo ladies (and any gentleman)! I am working on a pattern for a spherical object and while the textual part is done (except for one row), I'm not so sure about the diagram. For simplicity's sake, this post is about a ball. Now, whenever I see a diagram for a round/spherical object, it is always laid out in a circular pattern. Those are a real pain for me to draw. I'm thinking of doing a "flat pattern". Like so: If you knew that you were making a ball or other round, spherical thing and you knew would have to join the end of each round to its beginning (or work in a spiral, whichever you prefer), would this diagram and instruction set be easy for you to understand? The written part basically goes like this: 1. ch 5. sl st to close. 2. ch 1. [2 sc in 1 st] x5. sl st to close. 3. ch 1. [1 sc, 2 sc in 1 st] x5. sl st to close. 4. ch 1. [2 sc, 2 sc in 1 st] x5. sl st to close. 5. ch 1. [3 sc, 2 sc in 1 st] x5. sl st to close. 6. ch 1. [4 sc, 2 sc in 1 st] x5. sl st to close. 7. ch 1. [5 sc, 2 sc in 1 st] x5. sl st to close. 8-13. ch 1. 34 sc. sl st to close. 14. ch 1. [5 sc, sc2tog] x5. sl st to close. 15. ch 1. [4 sc, sc2tog] x5. sl st to close. 16. ch 1. [3 sc, sc2tog] x5. sl st to close. 17. ch 1. [2 sc, sc2tog] x5. sl st to close. 18. ch 1. [1 sc, sc2tog] x5. sl st to close. 19. ch 1. [sc2tog] x5. sl st to close. 20. tie off and finish.
  13. AsheSkyler

    TD Creations gone?

    I've read somewhere that Paypal doesn't respect digital transactions, so if there was a dispute the seller would ALWAYS be on the losing end regardless if they were actually in the right or not. They probably either read that too, or had the misfortune of getting scammed in a method like that, so now they provide a solid physical product so it won't happen to them again.
  14. AsheSkyler

    make your own mannaquin heads

    Definitely cool. Surely they'd be durable, and be a great base for either a doll head or to simply doll up. I'd probably put crazy long eyelashes on mine.
  15. AsheSkyler

    Naruto Inspired afghan

    Pretty cool! Never watched it, but I figure it's just a matter of time before my husband picks it up.
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