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  1. MadreBug

    Yarn Winders

    I'm wanting to get a yarn winder. My budget is very strict. Do any of you have suggestions on non-budget busting winders? I'm hoping for one that will make larger cakes as I have a couple of pound skeins. I know that's asking a lot but thought I'd try. I figure one of you lovely crocheters might be able to help me out
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    Yarn Winders

    Avon Lady, Do you know what brand yours is?
  3. Charity Baby Hat I'm whipping this together for my friends new baby. This is probably a silly question with an obvious answer. At the end it just says FO. So, do I fold up 3 or 4 rows (or more), then whip stitch the top? TIA April
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    FO question for baby hat pattern

    Thank you. I looked again and realized the end of the pattern continues farther down to create the brim.
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    To Encourage Everyone in Making Gifts for 2018

    I didn't think about how warm it would turn out. I just hope it's not TOO warm and he gets plenty of chance to wear it. We're in North Texas and it doesn't get very cold all that often.
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    To Encourage Everyone in Making Gifts for 2018

    I finally finished my dad's hat. It was a ton of fun but a booger. I had to frog rounds a few times after crocheting too late and missing stitches.
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    Hello from Texas

    HI! My name's April. I live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. I just started teaching myself to crochet a couple of weeks ago using a book and some YouTube. I've made a couple of hats and some flowers and jewelry wraps. I'M IN LOVE! I'm struggling with getting the right gauge. Typically, I stitch to tightly. It's quite frustrating and I'm trying to figure out how to fix it. I love finding new patterns. I'm currently working on a ribbed hat that has a braided effect for my 16 year old son. I was so worried about it being too small that I went up a hook size and tried to loosen my stitches. Now, I'm afraid it may be too big. *Fingers crossed* that it turns out okay. I look forward to meeting other crochet lovers and learning tips and tricks from y'all.
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    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    WTD- 0; YTD- +4
  9. I'm really confused about row 5 on the following pattern. It says "working behind the posts just made, FPtrc in the last 2 skipped stitches". How in the world do I do that? I can't make it work. When I yarn over the holiday doesn't want to go behind the other posts. https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Hats/Celtic-Dream-Crochet-Beanie-Pattern
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    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    WTD- +1
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    To Encourage Everyone in Making Gifts for 2018

    I finished my son's hat and scarf. They were both so much fun. Now, on to my dad's hat.
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    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    WTD- +3
  13. So, I taught myself to crochet I'm mid-December. I've done a couple of projects and tend to stitch tightly (I'm working on that). I made a hat for my 16 year old son with some yarn I had stated around the house. I'm pretty sure it's acrylic. In an attempt to have it not turn out too small, I went up a hook size and tried to loosen my stitches. All that's left is to single crochet around the brim to finish it. Sadly, it looks as though it will be just a tad bit. Is there any way to shrink it or are we stuck with the size since it's acrylic? TIA- April
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    Newbie hat size question

    Here's the finished product. I offered to make it longer but apparently he likes the length.
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    Newbie hat size question

    Granny Square, thank you SO much! That information will be invaluable in the future. Luckily, he got home and tried it on and it fits perfectly for him! I'm so relieved. It's not the prettiest hat but it was fun to make and he likes it. I'll get a pic up somewhere as soon as I can.
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    Do you like charts more or less?

    Do you have any specific apps to suggest? Or what to search? I'm interested in checking this out.
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    2018 Stashbusting CAL

    Please, add me.
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    To Encourage Everyone in Making Gifts for 2018

    Brand new to crocheting. So, my list is simple and small for now. I will update as I go. 1. Working on a hat and scarf for my 16 year old DONE 2. A hat and scarf for my dad 3. An afghan for my mother with various granny squares 4. Hat for baby Johhnnie
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