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    Hi Everyone

    Hello from northern Indiana!
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    Pumpkin Express

    I love this...it looks fantastic!
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    Hello fellow crocheters

    Hello from northern Indiana!
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    Hi D Ho Folks

    Hello from northern Indiana! This really is a great group and is wonderful at helping out when needed!
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    A Jar of Cloths

    Such a great idea..Very nice
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    Shades of Blue Triangle Shawl-Vest

    What a great idea..I love this!
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    Dual Handled Recycled Tote

    I really like this! I have never crocheted with bags, have thought about it but never have. Is it difficult in any way? Just always wondered about whether the bags were stiff and not as easy to work with.
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    Double Crochet problem

    I agree, it's very easy to lose count in the round. I have always used bobby pins where I need to keep track of my rounds/stitches. Good luck, and YouTube videos are great if you get stuck.
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    I'm the Carolina hooker!

    Hello from northern Indiana!
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    introducing myself

    Hello from northern Indiana!
  11. That little sweater! This is all so lovely!
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    Hello from northern Indiana!
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    newbie here

    Hello from northern Indiana!
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    Just Joined

    Hello from northern Indiana!
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    Hello all! I was a part of this lovely community quite some time ago. Then life happened and I need to say no more I'm sure! I always loved the warmness and friendliness on here so decided to jump back in...looking forward to see what everyone has been up to!
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    C’Ville Tote Oct. 2017

    This is fantastic, and I agree, the name is perfect!
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    Substitute Yarn weight

    I personally don't like to use bulky yarn unless it is for a small project. When I substitute a smaller weight yarn, I make a swatch with a smaller hook for that yarn, then add stitches to get the right gauge, count how many stitches you added and round up one or down one if it isn't an even number. I think I know which blanket you are referring to, is it worked in the round? If so, just add the stitches to the beginning and end. For example, if you had to add 6 extra stitches to get the right gauge, then add 3 stitches to the beginning and 3 stitches to the end, following the pattern as it is written. Lets say round 3 calls for 10 sc (just throwing a number out there), then you would actually be crocheting 3 sc at the beginning, then the 10 sc for the pattern, then the 3 sc at the end. If it is a long pattern, sometimes I write the extra stitches in for each row to help. Keep notes as you go, so the second one will be much easier. Since you already bought the yarn you could try this for a few rounds and see if it works for you. As long as you have the same number of extra stitches added to the beginning and the end of each row/rnd, and follow the pattern it should work. Just remember that when you count your stitches after each round it will be different than the number given in the pattern, that's why I usually write my extra stitches down at the beginning and end of each line in the instructions, then write my new stitch total off to the side. Hope this helps and good luck!
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    Hello from northern Indiana!
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    Hello from Missouri

    Hello from northern Indiana!
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    Tina Kemp

    Hello from northern Indiana!
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    Ocean case

    Very nice, I love it!
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    BIG "Halloween Trio" - LIGHTED

    Thank you so much Krys...much appreciated!
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    Fall Wreath

    I love this did it take a long time to make? The pumpkins in the center add such a nice touch.