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  1. Jackmeister

    Doily question

    I’m still new to making doilys, this is my second one ever. I know most of the tension issues will be resolved in blocking, but it still looks weird.... Is it supposed to look this ruffled?
  2. Diagrams are getting hard to find. But for a pattern source I’d recommend Ravelry. You will need to register for an account, Its free and easy to use with a multitude of free patterns. There is an option when searching to only view the free patterns. If you have any issues with the instructions your in the right place for assistance. ☺️
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    Doily question

    Gotta learn somewhere 😉 thank you for the tips, I’ll try the extra pins. Tension is a lot more finicky in lace, and mine isn’t that consistent. I have a few more doilies requested by family .... we’ll see how they turn out. ☺️ I found blocking to not be that bad. I threw the doily in the wash to clean and dampen it, then stretched it from the center out for an even stretch. The trick is to walk away when it looks good.
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    Finished my first doily! So happy with the results. ☺️
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    Doily question

    It didn’t smooth out as much as I was hoping, but it still turned out pretty. ☺️
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    My second doily! ☺️
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    Doily question

    I’m just not used to the pre-blocked ruffles. That’s why I haven’t done doilys before. Thank you 😊
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    Reply issues

    I am new to crochetville and I was trying to provide some assistance to other villagers. But I can’t find the link to reply to posts that have 0 replies ... am I missing something?
  9. Jackmeister

    Foundation chain too tight?

    The neck line/collar looks good to me. (sometimes folding it in half makes a difference) 😉 The pattern image looks to have a little gathering at the beginning too. Blocking might help, but the weight of the dress itself should also smooth everything out.
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    Blocking blankets

    It is frustrating when you feel defeated by a pattern. I agree with Granny square, sometimes you have to put it down and come back to it. But that is also how we learn new techniques. If it was easy everyone would be doing it 😜
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    C2C tails

    I personally prefer to weave in the tails when they end, then crochet over them for added security to make sure they don’t come out. At the beginning you can weave them into the chain up stitches then over the top of the next row.
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    Tablecloth doily

    You may want to look up how to read crochet diagrams.
  13. Hello Crochetville! I am a self taught crochet enthusiast since high school. I have been making baby blankets, potholders, and amigurami critters for coworkers. I’ve recently started making doilies. I am excited to find a crochet community I can ask if I’m doing something correct! So much easier than trial and error 😉
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    Presenting ... another new person

    The tank is from a pattern, found it on Ravelry. 😊