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l80magpie

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  1. After some futzing around and a lot of thinking, I decided what to do. In the picture, the coverlet isn't blocked. I still have some tweaking to do, but I'm happy with the edging. I also decided to make pillow shams. Yes, I'm insane.
  2. Thank you, Granny Square. If I tighten up the center of each square, I'll reduce the width/length by approximately 5 and 6 inches, respectively. That might do it. It's not too arduous a process, and I've worked on this too long--mentally and physically--to give up on it. It's a good thing I'm patient. Thanks again for your insights.
  3. LOL! I just realized everyone is Villager. My latest project/problem was just revealed at Home Crochet Help General Crochet Help Edging Help for Thread Crochet Coverlet if anyone's interested. l80
  4. If this is in the wrong place, please let me know. Here's the story: I started this *pattern* over 40 years ago. I don't remember where I got it, but I do remember it was supposed to be a canopy for a tester bed. I wanted it to be a coverlet. I never finished the original start. Fast-forward to June 2017, and a friend started a group that meets at our library to knit and crochet. I brought an example of my 40-year-old work, and we figured out the pattern. 621 squares and lots of seaming later, I started trying to figure out what kind of border this thread crochet coverlet needed. It's very poufy, and it needs a strong border to make it feel more stable. After trying various things, I decided that a relatively plain border would look best. I took off in single crochet, doing blo every third row and doing 3sc in each corner. I'm on row 17, and figured I'd go to 20 or 21, with the last three all being blo. Now I've misplaced my 1.25mm crochet hook and can't continue until I find or replace it. I figured that was a sign that I should ask for some advice. I know the item will have to be blocked, but I'm not sure that blocking will even out the poufy squares and the border that's tight, making the sides uneven in width and/or length. Suggestions welcome. Since the crochet hook I was using apparently grew legs and walked off, I'm not totally averse to (waaah!) ripping all the border out and starting over.
  5. Thanks, Tampa Doll and Villager. I used to live in the Florida Panhandle (and a few other places). Lots of things I miss, the heat I don't. Don't worry. There will be photos. I have a specific issue that I'm wrestling with. Now I have to go back to work--another project came in, but I'll be searching for my missing crochet hook after 6pm. l80
  6. Hello from dreary Tennessee today. I'm taking a break from work to look around for inspiration. I'll be back when I'm done to look around more. I'm retired/self-employed part-time and parent to three bottle-raised cats and two small dogs. Breast cancer survivor and klutz--looking forward to surgery to remove two of six screws in the ankle I broke being stupid back in January. Not an expert crocheter by any means, but I'm not afraid to try things, either. Except Tunisian. Haven't gotten up that much nerve yet.
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