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  1. 54 minutes ago, Granny Square said:

    If you read the instructions under 'wrist cuff' section, it is full of 'dc2tog'.  If for some reason you want it even tighter, you might have to work out a way to add even more decreases in an evenly placed, logical way.

    I didn't even see the cuff section!  I wasn't ready to start seaming, so didn't even look in that section 🤦‍♀️

    Thank you!


  2. Hello,

    I'm working on Yarnspiration's Caron Adult's Crochet V-Neck Cardigan.

    This is all it says for attaching the sleeves:

    "Sew in sleeves, placing rows above markers along unworked sts of Front and Back to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams."

    I can't figure out what that means - "placing rows above markers along unworked sts".  Also, the top edge of the sleeves aren't as large as the armhole area, so I guess I have to stretch to make it fit.  I'm not quite sure how to work around the corners. 🤔

    I'm so happy with how this is turning out, and I could sure use some help in finishing up.  Thank you in advance!!



  3. 31 minutes ago, ReniC said:

    The blocking method I use is quite simple:

    I always wash a blanket. First in cold water with baby detergent or Woolite and a fabric softener for baby. Then, put in dryer on low until it's just the slightest bit damp. Lay it flat on first a plastic tablecloth, then a bedsheet or large towel on a bed, pin down to shape with quilters non-rusting straight pins and let dry completely. It usually only takes a few hours to dry. That's it, turns out perfect every time and is soft and clean.

    Thank you!!!

  4. Thank you!!!  This is a great explanation, I really appreciate it!  I'm not going to block it after all now :-)

    1 hour ago, redrosesdz said:

    The answer is yes and no.  Let me explain.  :)

    Most big brand name acrylic yarn, like the Bernat baby yarn that you used, is machine washable and dryer safe.  The more you wash and dry them, the softer and more flexible they become.  They lay flatter when they become more flexible.  When I'm doing a gift, I wash and dry it at least once.  Sometimes a couple of times.  This usually fixes the laying flat issues. 

    Nothing fixes straight corners or edges.  It's the nature of crochet.  Crochet stitches are slanted.  Edges appear straight because we turn it over each row.  The slant from a row is canceled by slanting the opposite direction on the next row.  However, this makes it impossible to match up corners exactly.  Wavy ripples compound the issue.  When it's in use, you can't see it.  When you fold it, just match the edges and let the corners be slightly off.  You can add a round of sc edging to make the edges and corners appear straighter.  However with your striped pattern, I wouldn't do it, unless you did 2 rounds of edging ... one in each color.

    You can block acrylic yarn, but it only holds until the next time it's washed and dried.  I did this for a long time when gifting, until I realized that washing and drying multiple times worked better. 


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  5. I'm working on the Bernat Wavy Ripple Blanket, using Bernat Baby Coordinates (acrylic).


    It looks ok, but the edges are definitely not straight, and the wavy ripples don't really lay flat.  When finished, I think I should block the blanket.  I have a general idea of how to do this, but could use some direction.  Is blocking even something that can be done on this type of yarn?

    Thank you very much!!


  6. Hello!  I found a pattern for some adorable baby sandals/booties, but the pattern doesn't give instructions for the soles, just a diagram.  Can anyone tell me if I have interpreted it correctly?

    Round 1:
    ch 13, hdc in 3rd chain from hook, 9hdc, 6hdc in next chain, 9hdc, 5hdc in chain with 1st hdc, sl st (not sure exactly where to sl st).  30 stitches.

    Round 2:
    ch 1 (should it be ch 2 because of hdc?), 10 hdc, 2hdc (5 times), 10 hdc, 2hdc (5 times), sl st (again, not sure where).  40 stitches.

    Round 3:
    ch 1 (again, should it be ch 2?), 10 hdc, *2hdc, hdc* (*5 times), 10hdc, *2hdc, hdc* (*5 times), sl st.  50 stitches.

    I made 1 sole, and the length is almost 5".  The pattern says it should be about 4".  I'm using Lily Sugar 'n Cream, and an "F-3.75" hook.  They call for 3.5 which I don't have at the moment.  I don't think the .25" larger hook would account for the longer length though, would it?  I'm crocheting pretty tightly too.  These are for a baby due in July, should I try to get them smaller?  I'm not sure about sizes :)

    Thank you for any help you can give me!




  7. Yes, that is the same pattern!  You are absolutely correct with your interpretation, thank you so much.  I just couldn't seem to get past the Row 16 duplicating...LOL

    Thank you :yay

    I think the pattern is the same as this one?  (I didn't want to sign up to another site)



    The pattern is same for all sizes thru row 15.  After that, I agree with you, this next part made me blink a few times, but it does make sense.


    For medium and large, repeat row 3 for rows 16-18

    For medium, repeat 15-22 consecutively

    For large, repeat 19-26 consecutively


    So if you have finished the above for your size, your last row for small is 15, for med is 22, for large is 26.  *


    The next instruction says, for all sizes, to repeat row 3 for rows 16-25(23-27,27-32)


    * notice the highlighted numbers above are the next stitch to act on for the 3 sizes.


    Hope this helps?

  8. The pattern is called "Slipper Boots" Design by Elsie Caddey, and the free pattern download can be found here:




    My question is on the second page and involves Rows 16-29.

    For Med & Large there are instructions for Rows 16-26.

    For All Sizes there are instructions for Rows 16-29.

    The row numbers are duplicated in the pattern, and I am very confused.  haha!


    Thank you for any help you can offer. 



  9. I'd ask the designer what she meant.  It's difficult to just guess, since part of the instructions are missing. 


    If I had to take a guess, based on looking at the mini pics under round 3, I'd guess that the popcorn stitches are skipping 2 tr and only adding 1 chain.  That would be a decrease of 24 stitches, which gets you to 51, not 40.  (Math: 75 - 3 (ch-3 & 2 skipped tr) = 72.  (72 / 3) = 24 pc + 24 ch.   ch-3 + 24 pc + 24 ch = 49 stitches.)  So, my guess would be wrong.

    I have sent her messages, hoping to hear from her soon.  Thought I'd post here too, just in case anyone has made this cowl.  Thank you for your guess!  It's kind of what I was thinking, but not correct, at least I don't think so!

  10. Hello!

    The pattern is called "
    Canyon Sunrise Cowl" Designed by Claire Martin and can be found on http://horizontaldesigns.blogspot.com/2013/10/free-crochet-pattern-ocean-sunrise-one.html#more.  I hope this the right way to post a pattern reference, her blog has this at the bottom, "You may link to it or re-blog it in it's entirety", so hopefully it's ok.


    Rounds 1 and 2 have 75 stitches, then round 3 ends up with only 40.  Some words seem to be missing from the end of the sentence for round 3.  What do you think should be after "working in the  (40)"?  Working in the...?


    -Round 3: Ch 2 - 2 dc - complete mini-popcorn stitch, ch 1, then mini-popcorn st around, always with a ch 1 in between each, working in the  (40)


    Also, round 4 doesn't say how many stitches i should end up with.  Anyone know?


    This is such a cute cowl pattern, I hope someone has made it, or can interpret for me.  Thank you!

  11. I started the Wavy Ripple Blanket pattern, found on Yarnspirations.  The pattern is written a little differently than I am used to, but I think my big question is how many sc should I end up with on every other row.  I start with 139 chain, but the first row is a dc in the 4th chain from hook.  Then there are a lot of skipped stitches, and 2 stitches in 1 stitch, I just want to be sure I am ending up with the correct number when the row is all sc.  That will be the way I can check to be sure the wavy pattern turns out the way it's supposed to...I think. 


    Thank you in advance for your help!

  12. Amy, thank you for being so kind about it!  I am sorry, I sure didn't even think of that, I should have known better.  I'm usually very aware of these things, I can assure you it won't happen again.


    I will definitely be back, I just found your website and think it's wonderful.  Thank you again for being so nice about.  I edited my original post, just in case anyone else has the same trouble with this pattern, they might find the help here.  Would you take a look and let me know if the way I have it now is ok?

  13. You do the chain with the yarn you were using then sl st to the other end of the row you just did and go by the pattern from there.You will have the vamp with a hole to put the foot throuh and working the sides around that.


    So the instructions should read: "sl st in  last first st of row 7 on Vamp"?  Brilliant!  I'm going with that and trust it will work.  Thank you so much sarisue :cheer

  14. Let me start by admitting that I  have made these before, but can't for the life of me remember how I did this one part. :confused

    The pattern is called "Ribbed Cuff Comfies" Designed by Ruth Shepherd and can be found on freepatterns.com.


    My problem is transitioning from row 7 of the Vamp to row 1 of the Side (and finishing row 1).

    The last line in the Vamp instructions says “At end of last row, do not fasten off.”

    First round in Sides section is ch 32. Is that ch 32 to be worked from the end of the vamp that I didn’t fasten off? Or do I start with a new piece of yarn? Neither way seems correct.


    If I am chaining from the end of the vamp, then how do I "sl st in last st of row 7 on Vamp"?  That would make a loop starting and ending it the same place, I'm sure that's not correct.


    If I start with a new piece of yarn, I can easily ch 32 then "sl st in last st of row 7 on Vamp", except there will still be the fact that I didn't fasten off yet.  But then I "sc in each ch across" which I am assuming means back up the chain, then I'm supposed to "sc in each st across row 7" which I can't do because I'm now 32 stitches away from the Vamp.


    Oh good grief!  I sure hope someone can help because this it driving me crazy...LOL   :thair



    Thank you!!!

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