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Kayla Jackson

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    bags, afghans
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  1. Kayla Jackson

    Crochet Shawl with pockets pattern

    My dad is having back surgery because of a tumor on his spine/back and I want to make him a prayer shawl with pockets so he can hold all the small things that he would need and not have to get up to get them. I’d like the pattern to be free or inexpensive, not a scarf, and either be manly or be able to adapt for a man. (I did see one topic about this here, but it was from 2016 and all the links people gave are broken.)
  2. Kayla Jackson

    Curved sampler runner should be straight

    Okay, the granny rows were 3 dc, skip 2, 3dc. Multiple of odd forked cluster stitch: any number, +2 for base chain (brown, just started) Multiple of herringbone double crochet: again, any number, +2 for base chain. (Yellow) Multiple of offset v stitch: 3 sts, +1 (add 3 for base chain) (burgundy) (regular dc v stitch is multiple of 2) Multiple of granny stripe: 3 sts, +2 (green) The table runner should be 84” long and 16” wide. What do you think the math should be? Obviously, I did it wrong- I’m not a crochet beginner, but apparently I am appallingly bad at the math for making my own pattern! 🙄🤯 oh, and 66 was just a number I calculated based on the multiples but we know my math was off so feel free to substitute whatever number works best with the stitches and size of the project. Or should I just find two more “any number” stitches in my book and do those instead of the v and granny? Or how about using the same stitch all through and just changing colors? What’s your opinion?
  3. I’m making my mom a table runner for Mother’s Day, and it’s in a stitch sampler style, using granny rows, the v stitch, herringbone double crochet, and odd forked cluster stitches. However, it’s curving dramatically, and I’m not sure if it’s because I have so many different stitches, if I am adding stitches, starting with the wrong number of stitches, or if my starting chain was too tight. Or maybe something else entirely. I’m not a beginner, and usually my work doesn’t go all rainbow on me... but I’m not sure what I should do. Did I maybe do the math wrong at the beginning? If I am not using compatible stitches, could you suggest which ones to use?
  4. Kayla Jackson

    Wavy Ripple vs. sharp chevron

    Maybe I think it’s modern ‘cuz chevrons are coming back lately lol while ripples/waves just remind me of the 70s and all those afghans made in the ugly colors of the decade.
  5. Kayla Jackson

    Wavy Ripple vs. sharp chevron

    How do you crochet sharp chevrons and not wavy ripples when you crochet a blanket? (Chevron in the first pics, ripple in the last one) Is it how many stitches you add between increases and decreases, the increases or decreases themselves, or what? I like the sharp chevrons, not so much the ripples, because the chevrons seem more modern, while the ripples are more retro. Maybe it’s just me I'm new to ripple/chevron crocheting and wanted to crochet a blanket, but also make sure I do it right lol. So I wanted to make sure I get chevrons and not ripples.
  6. Kayla Jackson

    Wavy Ripple vs. sharp chevron

    How do you crochet sharp chevrons and not wavy ripples when you crochet a blanket? (Chevron in the last pics, ripple in the first one) Is it how many stitches you add between increases and decreases, the increases or decreases themselves, or what? I like the sharp chevrons, not so much the ripples, because the chevrons seem more modern, while the ripples are more retro. Maybe it’s just me I'm new to ripple/chevron crocheting and wanted to crochet a blanket, but also make sure I do it right lol. So I wanted to make sure I get chevrons and not ripples.
  7. I'm very good at following other people's patterns (in fact, I have won a number of awards at the ND state fair) but this is the first time I've made my own pattern. Okay, so here are the stats: Name: Colorado Larksfoot/Ombre Blanket Size: 50 x 60 Stitch: Larksfoot/Icicle Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland (251 yds/skein, according to lion brand website) Colors: purple, blue, green, and brown (in that order) in an ombre colorway, having (hopefully) three shades of each color from dark to light. Hook: H. I did a test with some leftover heartland from another project, and found that I prefer this hook one or two sizes down from the yarn's suggested hook as I crochet pretty loosely and don't want the blanket to be too holey. Note: I also want to put some sort of border on it, not sure what color or border yet. Suggestions would be helpful. Now, I'm trying to figure out these things: 1. Number of skeins in each shade to buy (including border) 2. Number of rows in each shade 3. Type and color of the border It's my first time designing my own pattern so I'm not sure how to calculate #1 & 2. I'm also not sure what kind of border looks good with this stitch or what color to do it in. Can someone help me, please?
  8. Kayla Jackson

    What to crochet with this yarn?

    Granny Square, I bought 4 skeins of each color. I was thinking about 1 project using both colors.
  9. I recently bought this (http://www.yarnspirations.com/yarn/bargello.html) yarn from Joann's in the coral and the teal, and I love it, but can't figure out what to do with it. I don't want to make cowls and hand warmers because it's summertime, and my favorite things to make are blankets and bags. Anybody have a pattern and/or suggestion?
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