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  1. Hello, I started teaching myself crochet back in April. I've really enjoyed making wearables and decorations. I find it relaxing, meditative to sit quietly and work on a project. I don't have any friends who practice crochet. Hoping to learn from and talk with others who share the interest. I am really proud of a mosaic cardigan/sweater I finished a few weeks ago. I didn't use a full pattern but picked designs I liked from other pieces to make it. Would have adjusted how it sits on my shoulders. I like the overall slouchy loose fit. Very cozy! What are your favorite resources in print or online to give you inspiration? Instagram Profile
  2. Currently making a basic sweater with double crochets making up most of the pattern. I have read so many contradicting articles that say the turning chain for a DC row should either be 2 or 3 chains. I do not know which number of chains is best for my crocheting. Any tips? Thanks!
  3. I'm new to crochet and have only done very basic things so far! I've been making an amigurumi dinosaur and have got to a section that has got me so so confused! As part of the instructions for the head it says: Work only 35sc. Leave the last 7 stitches unworked. Move stitch marker to last stitch in this row. This will be the new beginning of each row. Can anyone help please? 😩 Thanks!
  4. Im currently in the process of crocheting a dress that is made in one piece. Ive already finished crocheting the top of the bodice and the two sleeves. The next part of the pattern is crocheting the neck border. The instructions say: "With right side of back facing, skip on last rnd of bodice after right sleeve next 14 dc. Attach yarn to next dc." I've interpreted that as looking at my piece with the back facing me (so right sleeve on my right, left sleeve on my left), working on the back piece, and counting from the right sleeve 14 dc's towards the middle then crocheting towards the left sleeve. I've tried a couple of times doing this method, but it doesnt seem right when i read the rest of the instructions. Any help is appreciated. Thank you
  5. following this video: At 9:09 in the video she ties it off and cuts the yarn but then still has her yarn to continue working so I don't know what she cut, watching it it looks like she somehow suddenly has 2 pieces of yarn and I don't understand :I if anyone can help explain what happens in those few seconds i would greatly appreciate it!!! Thank you
  6. I am new to crochet and I found this adorable llama that I've been working on for a few days now, I'm at a road block and I need help. The round I'm on says this, "Ch 14, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in next 12 ch, sc in next 18 sc, sc in the next 12 sc - 44 sc" I have no clue what to do after the sc in the 12 chains that I made, where does the 18 sc come from? Does anyone understand this? Please help 😥
  7. So, I’m what I’d call an “advanced beginning” with a lot of tenacity... I’ve been trying to make a beanie from a pattern which calls for a Celtic weave stitch. Ive watched some YouTube tutorials and I THOUGHT I understood how it works but I keep ending up with a bit of a mess. Im mostly struggling with the back post portion of the stitch which starts on row 3. (No real issues with row 2 front post). I don’t know if my tension is an issue but the project just doesn’t lie very flat as soon as I’ve completed row 3. I’m also struggling to know where to enter for the back post stitch for stitches 1 & 2. Do I move the 3 & 4 stitches out of the way to the left or right? I’ve just started with a sample piece to figure it out before I do the beanie. Sorry if I’ve not explained this very well, just hoping that someone out there is well-practiced in this stitch and can give me some pointers or advice for avoiding certain common mistakes? I’m desperate to get it - I hate the idea of just abandoning it! thanks in advance!
  8. So I’m pretty new to crochet and I’m attempting to make a blanket for my grandma. I’ve fallen in love with this specific pattern, the only issue is the instructions for the granny squares are pretty vague and hard for me to comprehend. Can anyone give me a hand? I’ve pretty much only gotten so far as a slip stitch on my hook... https://www.michaels.com/caron-simply-soft-on-the-plus-side-afghan-crochet/B_47481.html?productsource=projects
  9. Laurabhspt

    General help

    Me again! Everyone was so helpful when I was making my bunny that I am back here again to ask for your help :-) im about to start a simple blanket, but the pattern will make a 2.4m x .8m blanket. I’d like it to be square. my question is, as it’s done in single crochet, with a chain of 50 and has just short of 100rows, is it as simple as doubling my chain length to 100 to make the chain length similar to the amount of rows? And if so, do I use double the yarn yardage or only 50% more? Thankyou in advance :-)
  10. Hi, me again! After people were so helpful yesterday on my increased I thought I’d ask about decreases today. pattern reads: *dec, 3dc, repeat from * to end (24sts) so I know I’m decreasing from 30stitches to 24, so a decrease of 6. However, I seem to be decreasing much more rapidly... I have read the pattern as: decrease to start, then 3 stitches, followed by another decrease. But this then decreases the round by 10 and not 6.... what am I doing wrong? Am I doing my actual decrease stitch wrong, or am I doing the decrease too soon? see picture for pattern, I’m on round 21, already completed 20 and despite doing it wrong I think I will leave it as is... thanks for any help guys! Visual is very useful for me :-)
  11. Hi, I’m new to this and New to crochet with patterns. I’m making a bunny for my nephews funeral so want to get this right. However, I’m stuck! I’m stitching double stitches in the round, and I’m fine with the pattern increases when it’s 2dc or less, but I’m not sure how to interpret it. I’m currently on round 8(finishing with 30sts), about to start round 9. But I’ve already done this on the body and this is where it started to lose shape so thought I would ask! most rows increase by 6, but it’s the bit that follows that confuses me, if some one can translate this to English for a beginner I’d be so grateful! Round 9: *inc,4dc, repeat from * to end (36sts) how do I do this?!!
  12. Hello, I am a newbie here. I came across an instruction that really confuses me. It says "Make 4 chain (double chain with a single chain)." and I cannot for the life of me figure out what this means. Is this just a double crochet stitch? Thanks in advance for your help.
  13. So I'm trying to follow this pattern to make this scarf, but I'm having trouble with the 3rd row. It says to rep from * once more, them from * to ** once. But I can't get the number of stitches to work out properly. I always seem to never have enough to do both, but it doesn't seem like the directions for row 1 and 2 make the amount of extra chains to have enough for the 3rd row's extra rep. Can someone please explain/help me with that? Also, at the end of each row, it says to do 2 dc/sc in last sc/dc. Is that the same chain that is a part of the "1 dc/sc in each of the next 4 ch?" So the last chain would have 3 dc/sc in them? Or is it that it's an empty chain that has 2 at the end. Thanks in advance for the help!
  14. *PATTERN ONLY* https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/562772356/crochet-pattern-for-our-slouchy-rainbow Another one of Jan's beautiful hats! We love the colour of this wool; it reinds us of the autumal colours of the leaves in the trees. The wool is soft and warm and is a lovely addition to a warm winter walk! We can't stop wearing this style and always recieve compliments on the unique appearance of this hat! You will need: a 5.5mm crochet hook, yarn needle, some polyester toy stuffing and a chunky yarn; I have used the following yarn: James C Brett Marble Chunky- colour MC7 What you'll recieve: -digital download with full making instructions to make this beautiful slouchy beanie hat -our thanks and gratitude Any queries don't hesitate to email us: designdivasjr@gmail.com
  15. My grandmother's aunt made this for her a long time ago. I want to make one for my mom but I'm not sure what these stitches are. The pattern looks complicated but I love it! I really just need the names of the stitches and I can easily look them up, but if someone wants to try to explain them to me I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!
  16. leamm

    Hello

    hello all, I started crocheting a few months ago so that I could make a sweater for my 3 year old granddaughter. completed with the help of a youtube video! Now I have moved on and need help reading patterns, so I am hoping to find help here!
  17. I am relatively new to crochet. My mom taught me when she came to visit last year. I have been trying several online patterns. Not very creative to make my own patterns yet.
  18. Hi, I'm new to crocheting and I'm trying out this baby blanket pattern. My pattern says at the end of row 1 to turn my work. And for the second row, "Row 2 – ch 1 {does not count as st}, 1 dc in first st, *skip 3 sts, 5 tr in next st {makes a shell}, skip 3 sts, 1 dc in next st; repeat from * to end". Does this mean I chain 4 for the treble, then an extra chain on top of that when beginning the next row? And when it says " 1 dc in the first stitch", does it mean the first stitch from the hook?
  19. Hey there... So I'm working on my first official project that requires reading a pattern. I've only been crocheting for a few months now... Anywho, I wanted a poncho so I picked the fairy tale poncho pattern (which is here: http://www.mooglyblog.com/fairy-tale-poncho/). It requires making 4 rectangles which you then put together. Well, I'm working on my first rectangle A and I can't help but feel like my rectangle is far too small for a poncho (for a human anyway lol). My work looks a LOT tighter than the online pictures, even though I'm following along with the exact same yarn weight and crochet hook size. Here is mine so far: (also attached to this thread if you can't see if here). I must admit, I do like to pull tight on the yarn after I yarn over... >.< I would appreciate any suggestions or tips! Should I just pull it all out and start over and go a lot looser...? Thank you!
  20. Last weekend I made myself a pincushion in a jar and it's been so useful I wrote the pattern down incase anyone else wanted to use it http://prettypotato.co.uk/2017/01/22/quick-project-pincushion-in-a-jar/ If anyone has any problems with pattern please tell me as this is the first pattern I've written
  21. Hi, all! I am new to crocheting I came across this bag from Christopher Kane and would really like to make the flowers to add on to my current plain bag. This is the bag: I have this flower from the top left done so far: I also tried the daisy flower but it did not turn out well: Would appreciate any guidance I can help to make my flowers better, especially for the daisy and the big red flower on the right. Thank you in advance!
  22. Hi all! I'm currently writing up a quick start guide for anyone who wishes to learn crochet linking to all the resources I found useful when I was teaching myself. I learned primarily from Bella Coco (youtube), Wiki how and Craftsy. I'd love to to hear all your favourite online resources for beginners so I can make this a really useful hub for anyone learning how to crochet. Where did you first learn the basics? Who are favourite youtubers and bloggers? Are there any books or other physical resource that have really helped you out? Thanks!
  23. I figure I must have learned it somewhere, but now I can't figure out what stitch it might be! I'm a beginner and I'm making a scarf for my mom. At the end of a row, I chain two and then turn the work (clockwise). I work into the third (?? I'm still working on that bit. But I work into the first v), yo & pull through the first stitch so I have two loops on the hook, yo and pull through two loops on the hook, repeat. The stitch is pretty at least! TIA for any help!
  24. Hi everyone! I just recently learned how to crochet, and I'm following what I thought was a fairly simple pattern. However, I can't figure out how to read it. Could someone please translate this first line for me so that I may be able to figure out the rest? Thanks so much! Here's the first line of my pattern: Ch28, 1hd in 3rd from hook, 1hdc in next 25 st, turn your work (26)
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