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About Minty-Goodness

  • Birthday 02/14/1980

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    Southern Ontario, Canada
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    Since 2016
  1. Thanks for replying. I attached two pictures. The pink top is the one I made and you can see how I did the sleeves in it. The second one is of a Brazilian talkshow host. From the link you posted, the sleeves do look like they are the set-in type. I do have a pattern for the top but it's not a complete pattern. It's a chart only for the back piece so I had to use pictures to see how the front is done but I cannot find anything on how the sleeves were made. I hope that there won't be any math involved for figuring this out because I was never good with math. Here is a link to the pattern.
  2. I don't know if I'm posting this in the right section but I'm having problems trying to make the sleeves of this top. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-i1ZJoGlim-o/Uv9Y1WtxcEI/AAAAAAAAJ34/CrPwzHo4rxA/s1600/blusa+ana+foto.jpg I have made this top before but I just crocheted the sleeves on and it looks different from this one. The one I made, the sleeves come straight out instead of gradually moving down the top like most long sleeve tops do. I'm making another one and I'd like to make the arms like the one in picture. Can anyone tell me how I can do this?
  3. Someone had suggested to me to try to use two strands of the same yarn and see how the gauge turns out although Doris has a second version of this pattern available to buy and I just might give it a try. I've been crocheting since February so I'm still new. As for which part of the hook I use, I always slide the yarn down onto the shaft. Even when I first started, that's what I did because if I didn't, the yarn would fall off the hook. My tension used to be really tight where I would sometimes struggle to insert the hook into the stitch but since I started using different hooks, it's improved greatly. Now for most patterns, I can get the gauge with the recommended hook. That's interesting about going up or down a size and trying to adjust the pattern to your gauge. What I don't get with this pattern though is that unlike other patterns where the starting foundation row/chain increases with each size, this one stays the same for all sizes. :/
  4. Oops! I forgot to mention that. It's 100% acrylic.
  5. I'm using a brand called Factor Mill Ends. I bought a 1 lb bag of it today. It's a worsted weight yarn that looks a bit similar to the Bernat Super Value. When I was tinkering around with the gauge, I used a 6.5mm hook and the neckline would've been a bit snug around the neck.
  6. Thanks for the links. I think I'm a "rider". Here's the pattern. I love the look of this top but I just can't get the gauge. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cats-cradle-lace-topper
  7. I've come across a few of Doris Chan's patterns but I seem to struggle with the gauges. My tension is tight although it's improved since I changed my crochet hooks but no matter how loose I make the stitches, I cannot get her gauges right. How does a person fit 10 sc and 4 rows into 4 inches with a 6mm hook?! I'd have to use an 8mm hook or even larger to get her gauges and even then I'd have to make the stitches so loose that crocheting the garment wouldn't even feel comfortable for me not to mention that it would look like crap. Has anyone else had these problems with her patterns before?
  8. Hi everyone. I had bought some yarn that I thought was DK yarn(3), but it turns out it's sport(2) yarn. The weight wasn't on the label. Now I have this yarn and so I thought I'd make a baby cardigan or two out of it but I'm having such a hard time trying to find simple patterns for yarn in this weight category. Everything I come across is for DK or worsted yarn. Can anyone direct me to some simple patterns for this yarn type? Thank you!
  9. Hi everyone! I found this cute skirt that I want to make but I'm having a problem figuring out the gauge. Open Work Skirt using Caron Simply Soft Shadows; no link available on current website It's worked from the top down and the first part is worked in rows and then it's connected with a slip stitch and the rest is in the round. The gauge of the pattern is worked in the round. How to I make this gauge? I've only ever made things where the gauge is in rows. Thanks!
  10. Hello! I started crocheting in February but it's something I've been wanting to learn since I was little. I've made quite a few things so far but I still have a lot of questions as there is so much to learn!
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