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  1. Hey all, I am working on my first ever written pattern. I've been doing crochet for about a month now. In my pattern it says: dc9, (dc2tog) 3 times, dc 9 (22) I understand how to double crochet and how to do a decrease stitch I just don't understand weather I do 9 dc then do 3 dc2tog then dc 9 again??? Thanks
  2. Hi, Im new here and I've been dealing with a pattern for a while trying to make a sweater for my soon to come baby girl in January. The pictures looked great so I decided to try to make it. This is the pattern link https://www.orchidloop.com/post/mila-sweater-free-pattern It starts like this: Setup Row Ch 38 (44,48,54,60) dc in 3rd ch from hook and the following 6 (7,8,9,10) sts. Create a v-st in the next st, dc in 2 (3,3,4,5) sts. Create a v-st in the next st, dc in 14 (16,18,20,22) sts. Create a v-st in the next st, dc in 2 (3,3,4,5) sts. Create a v-st in the next st, dc in the remaining 7 (8,9,10,11) sts. All good so far here, Im doing the newborn size and at the end of this first row after the chain I have 44 stitches, but then comes the trouble. Rows 2-5: Ch 2, dc in each st across creating a v-st in each ch-sp. 72 (78, 82, 88, 94) sts I've tried so many ways to get at the end 72 stitches..... It doesent make sense for me. There is somebody else with the same problem in the comments of the pattern. My thought is that I need to increase from 44 stitches to 72 stitches in 4 rows so that makes it 28 stitches in total divided by the rows its 7 stitches increase per row. I dont know how to get the 7 because there are 4 ch-sp where I have to add a v-st. For me it would make more sense to have an increase of 8 on each row, but 7? I dont know how to make that work... Is this something you can help me with? If so, I would really appretiate some guidance. Thanks!
  3. Hey guys! I am in desperate need of help with a throw I am attempting! The pattern is https://www.yarnspirations.com/gb/red-heart-top-o-the-mornin-throw/RHC0502-018501M.html but the bit I am struggling with is the mesh row: Dc, ch 1) mesh row: The A-colored layer is now in front of the B-colored foundation, work over the top of the B slip sts and into the A chains beneath as follows: ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), working in front of next A ch-1 space, dc in next ch, ch 1, working behind next A ch-1 space, dc in next ch, *ch 1, working in front of next A ch-1 space, dc in next ch, ch 1, working behind next A ch-1 space, dc in next ch; repeat from * across; drop loop from hook, turn—75 dc and 74 ch-1 spaces with B. I just can’t seem to get it right ☹️ Please, please can someone help?! Thank you so much in advance!! Sam xx
  4. Hello, I am a beginner crocheter and I would like to learn how to make my own patterns in Amigurumi. I’m interested in selling my work for others to enjoy. I want to make my own patterns in order to do so. While there ARE patterns that can be redistributed, I feel bad in making profit off other peoples patterns. So any help would be appreciated! Thank you!
  5. I’ve never done crotchet before and I am trying to do a dream catcher as someone got it for me for my birthday ! The instructions begin by saying “Ch 3 (in place of tr)”.. what does this mean ?!? I’ve googled everything I can and have no idea !!
  6. Hi there! I’m fairly new to crochet and currently trying to recreate a halter top from a movie (link to a reference photo here, https://images.app.goo.gl/mwyfpoeH5mtbmVuj6 ) But I’m making it completely freehand and I’ve gotten stuck on the part with the white chains that connects the top and the bottom part of the shirt. I have no idea what this is even called so I’ve had no luck trying to look it up. I am hoping someone here can tell me how to make this part or at least knows the name of what this is so I can try looking it up again. Thanks!
  7. Help! I’m a beginner doing a pattern from yarnspirations, the red heart vertical ridges crochet hat for him. The beginning of the pattern is clear, as I’m going back and forth doing scbl, mixing sc and sl st to start the rows. It appears like a rectangle despite the picture not looking that way, and the final instructions are confusing as they say after 13 rows: “Ch 1. 1 scbl in each sc to last sc. work across ends of Unworked sts from previous 13 rows: (1 scbl in next sc. 1 sc next sl st) 6 times. Turn. 37 sc”. Then I’m supposed to repeat another 13 rows plus that instruction. What does this mean? Can someone help me understand what to do in that last row?
  8. I am working on a wrap and I am really stuck. I’m working ARAN TOGGLE Wrap i can not figure out what I am suppose to do. I’m confused Shape back neck Row 39: Work Row 3 on next 70 sts, turn. Row 40-44: Working on 70 sts only for Back, repeat Rows 2-3. Do not fasten off. RiGHT FROnT Row 1: Skip next 32 sts along Row 38. Join second ball of yarn in next st, ch 1, sc in next st, hdc in next st, *Bpdc in next st, Fpdc in next st; repeat from * across to last st; Bpdc around ch-2, turn – 46 sts (including the ch-1). Rows 2, 4 and 6: Work as established to last 2 sts before hdc, hdc in next st, sc in next st, turn. Rows 3, 5 and 7: Slip st in sc, sc in hdc, hdc in next st, work as established across, turn – 38 sts including the slip st. Fasten off. LEFT FROnT Ch 39. (Note: if you work into the “bumps” on the wrong side of the ch instead of into the front of the ch, you can ch 38 here and ch 4 instead of 5 on Rows 3 and 5.) Row 1 (WS): Slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in each of the next 34 ch, turn – 38 sts. Rows 2 and 4: Ch 2, skip first st, *Fpdc in next dc, Bpdc in next dc; repeat from * to last st before hdc, Fpdc in next st, Bpdc in hdc, Fpdc in sc, hdc in next slip st, sc in last slip st, turn. Rows 3 and 5: Ch 4 5, slip st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, Fpdc in next sc, Bpdc in next hdc, *Fpdc in next st, Bpdc in next st, Repeat from * across, turn. Row 6: Ch 2, skip first st, *Fpdc in next dc, Bpdc in next dc; repeat from * to last st before hdc, Fpdc in next st, Bpdc in hdc, Fpdc in sc, hdc in next slip st, sc in last slip st,– 46 sts. Fasten off. LEFT SiDE Return to Row 44 of Back Neck to work across all sts and join for Left Side. Row 45: Work as established for 70 sts, ch 32, Fpdc in sc, Bpdc in hdc, *Fpdc in next st, Bpdc in next st; repeat from * across; turn. Row 46: Work as established, working dc in each ch, across, turn – 148 sts. Place marker after 74th st for center of Shoulder. Row 47: Ch 2, skip first st, *Bpdc in next st, Fpdc in next st; repeat from * across to last st; Bpdc around ch-2, turn. Row 48: Ch 2, skip first st, *Fpdc in next st, Bpdc in next st; repeat from * across to last st; Fpdc around ch-2, turn. Row 49: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn. Row 50: Ch 3 (count as dc), skip first st, dc in next st, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, dc in each skipped st working behind tr just made; repeat from * to marker for Front, [skip next st, dc in next 3 sts, working in front of 3 dc just made, tr in skipped st] to last 2 sts, dc in 2 sts for Back, turn. Row 51: Ch 3, skip first st, dc in next st, [skip next st, dc in each of next 3 dc, working behind 3 dc just made, tr in skipped st] across to marker for Back, [skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, dc in each of the 3 sts skipped in front of the tr just made] to last 2 sts, dc in 2 dc, turn. Row 52: Ch 3 (count as dc), skip first st, dc in each st across, turn. Row 53(WS): Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, *bobble in next st, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from *, to last 2 sts, bobble in next st, sc in top of beginning ch, turn. Row 54: Ch 3 (count as dc), skip first st, dc in each st across, turn. Row 55: Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, *bobble in next st, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * across, turn. Rows 56-59: Repeat Rows 52-55. Rows 60-61: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn. Rows 62-63: Repeat Rows 50-51. Row 64: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn. Row 65: Ch 3, skip first st, dc in each st, turn. Row 66: Ch 2, skip first st, *Fpdc in next st, Bpdc in next st; repeat from * across to last st; Fpdc around ch-2, turn. Row 67: Ch 2, skip first st, *Bpdc in next st, Fpdc in next st; repeat from * across to last st; Bpdc around ch-2, turn. Row 68-83: Repeat Rows 66-67. Fasten off. FiniSHinG neckband Row 1: With wrong side facing, join yarn to front edge of Left Front and work in sc evenly around front edge, Back neck and Right Front edge, turn. Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, turn. Round 5 (buttonhole Row): Work in sc to beginning of neck shaping on Right Front edge, ch 3, skip next 3 sc, sc in each of next 5 sc, ch 3, skip next 3 sc, sc to the end, turn to work along bottom edge and sc evenly around bottom and side edges, join with a slip st to first st. Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a slip st to first st. Round 7: Work reverse sc in each st around join with a slip st to first st. Fasten off. Sew buttons opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends. For more ideas & inspiration — www.redheart.com www.coatsandclark.com
  9. Hi! I started crocheting just under a week ago, I can make squares using a double crochet (UK) but really want to make granny squares. I've tried following a few different tutorials and mine ends up circular instead of a square, and those gaps it's meant to have aren't prominent enough so it just looks like a weird circle. I'm pretty sure I've followed the tutorial right and can't think of what I'm doing wrong, I don't know enough about it to be able to think of what the issue could be. Also I'm left handed if that makes any difference to anyones advice (the tutorials I watched were for left handed also so that's not the issue) Thanks in advance!
  10. So, I am in the middle of making a wrap. This is my second one of the same pattern. The first was perfect. Thus, I figured I had it down and could crochet along without paying attention. Well, after creating about 60 rows I finally layed it out and saw that I screwed up and added too many bobbles on the 8th and 9th rows and then added more on the 10-12th rows. Who knows why, but thankfully the rest of the rows are all correct. So, now instead of being a huge rectangle it bulks up in the areas were stitches were added and, of course, wants to curve. Its not possible to frog it since the wrap contains a lot of intricate stitches and I'm too far along. Believe me I will never do something this stupid again. It's taken at least 100 hours to get where I am. The exact stitch is sc, 5 dc, sc into a row of sc. Can I just cut out the added stitches and shorten the areas were those additional bobbles are located? If so, what is the best method? Thank you!
  11. Madianna

    Pattern help

    Hi, so im stuck on a pattern i purchased. Row 1: Ch 18, starting in 2nd BB (Back Bump the loop under your V in a ch) hdc 1 across, ch 2, turn. (17) Row 2: Begin working in BLO hdc 1 in 1st 15sts, hdc inc in the nxt5sts, hdc 1 in the last 15sts, ch 2, turn. (40) I dont understand how to do this?
  12. Hey there, I can’t replicate a mistake I made and I hope I’ll find some help around here I’m a beginner and I’m pretty lost. I tried to do a half color change with single crochets, but apparently I did something wrong as there’s a gap between the two colors. My first color was brown, then U changed it to yellow by doing a faulty half color switch while crocheting in rounds. Now, on the outside there’s a gap between the last brown and the first yellow row. You can’t see through, but you can pull the outer half apart and create a gap showing the inner half. Furthermore, it looks like you can see the “V”-Stitches on the outside of the last brown row. So I don’t think that I accidentally only crocheted into the front of back loop, but I’m not sure. Do you have any idea what went wrong? I enclosed some pictures of the gap (it’s between the yellow and brown outer row I like the gap for this project and I’d like to replicate it. Any guesses are welcome Thank you in advance for your help. Greetings from Germany Izzie
  13. So, I am making a baby shirt and trying to get started on the sleeves. I joined the yarn under the armpit and Row 1 says ch1 hdc in same st, hdc in next at, make a hdc along the side bar of the hdc... I have never heard of anything other than the side bar stitch but I’m not sure that’s what they’re talking about? The pattern is worded pretty odd in some places and it mentions side bar of the hdc a couple times but with no explanation.. Anyone have any opinions??
  14. 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!
  15. My pattern states 122 chain, but that is not a low loose neck for a poncho. Can I just make longer and make sure the two points are opposite each other?
  16. Hi everyone! I've been learning how to crochet whilst on maternity leave and am now crocheting clothes for a few of my friends/family and making a little bit of extra money! I'm completely self taught from you tube tutorials and I have made a dress for my daughter who is 2. I have now had an order for the same dress but for a larger size. How do I adapt the pattern to fit the new size? So for example if I chain 52 to begin for an age 2 how do I work out how many chains to start with for an age 4 for example? Sorry if it's confusing I think I'm also confusing myself 🙈
  17. Hi everyone, I’m trying to figure out how to make a bag out of spaghetti yarn (t shirt yarn). Every way I’ve tried it’s just not turning out smooth without holes. I’ve tried using a smaller hook size but it turns out very stiff then I tried using the correct 15mm size hook but it turned out with a lot of holes from the hook size. Am I using the wrong yarn or am I just not doing this correctly. Any help would be great please. Thank you!
  18. Hello, I'm currently working on a project I'd like to get done in time for Christmas. Though, I've managed to get stuck on a section of it. The pattern I'm using involves the pink triangles and the chart. It says we're suppose to increase using HDC and chains. However, when I start off by chaining three, and yarning over and HDCing into the first CH. Then continuing the pattern from there by chaining 3 turning my work and HDCing into the second stitch etc... I get big holes in my project. Which looks nothing like the pink triangles from the pattern. Honestly, I don't know what I'm doing wrong. How should I be doing this? Can anyone please help me?
  19. I was given this sample to make a baby blanket but I can’t figure out how to do the stitch. It seems like it’s an overlay but all connected. The pictures show both sides of the work. Does anyone have any ideas? Unfortunately the original crafter is not known. Thank you for your help!! Ann
  20. I’m trying to make a pattern that has a multicolor design (it’s a leopard gecko with a yellow top and a white belly) and instructions say to make a magic ring of 6 with 3 white stitches and two yellows. How on earth do I do this??? I can’t find any tutorial on how to make a two colored magic ring let alone make a round that the colors swap so frequently to maintain the solid colored underbelly look... does anyone have advice???
  21. My pattern states the following for a fan stitch: (dc{ch 2, dc-} 3 times) I’m reading this as: Dc, ch2, dc, ch2, dc, ch2, dc Is this right?
  22. Per your request I am introducing myself. I live in New Mexico and I first picked up a crochet hook at about 13 years old. This week I decided to pick up a crochet project I started several years back thinking I knew the stitch that I was using but was apparently wrong. 😞 Now I have about a yard of fabric completed and cannot continue. So I thought I would look for some assistance online and that led me to your site. Please let me know if you think you might be able assist. I am attaching a photo of the work I've done to see if you can tell what kind of stitch I was using. I wasn't using a "formal pattern or stitch". I just knew I would like an afghan for my living room and decided to crochet it myself with a simple stitch that I "thought" was a simple double crochet. Obviously that was incorrect since when I added a couple rows of double crochet it did not match my previous work. I have looked through a lot of crochet photographs and have found nothing similar in appearance to what I did previously. I really like, not only the appearance of the previous work but I love the soft drape of it and it feels exactly like what I wanted when I started the whole project. I have also ripped out several rows in an attempt to deconstruct what I was doing previously but I am just not experienced enough to figure it out. I would appreciate any help or guidance that can be provided. On the first photograph I have circled an area where there is a diagonal thread on the back side that creates a small opening. That opening is skipped and I was stitching into the next "opening/stitch". I'm pretty sure I was wrapping the thread over the hook and inserting it in the next stitch but from there I'm lost. Thank you, Patricia
  23. Hi folks! I am crocheting a pair of socks and am totally stuck at the heel! The pattern is driving me bonkers. Basically, it goes as follows: round 1: extended single crochet (exsc) in each stitch across 24 sts, work in established leg pattern across remaining instep stitches <— this makes no sense to me. There are 6 rounds in the leg pattern so how do I know what the “established leg pattern is”? How am i supposed to work that pattern in 24 remaining stitches? Does this make sense to anyone? I’ve attached pictures. Please help!
  24. Hello, I am crocheting a cape called “The Snow Charming cape. I am not a newbie at crocheting and usually don’t have a problem with a pattern. I am having difficulty understanding how parts are written.Row 3: Ch 2 dc in first stitch,[2 dc in next stitch, bpdc in next st] 11 times, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in last stitch; turn (37 st)This is actually how it is written. My problem is how to interpret the last part of the instructions. What do you do between the two dc in same stitch and the last dc? There are always stitches in between. I appreciate any suggestions.Sincerely Shirley McLain
  25. Hello all! I am not sure if someone can help me, but I hope so! I was asked (practically begged) to crochet a llama (last minute) for my niece got Christmas. How could I say no? So, the pattern I have is a free pattern from Red Heart. As I started I noticed that my counting and what the notes were, were completely different. For instance, row 17 calls for [8sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in next st]6 times-60 sc. The problem is that the math is wrong... 8 + 1 (2sc in ONE st) is 9 (not ten) and 9x6 is 54 not 60. So, do I make sure there is 60 total or do I just do the row pattern 6 times? Can someone please help before it drives me insane? lol Also, I tried contacting Red Heart to no avail. I am including the pattern just in case you need to see it. Thank you so much for any assistance!!! http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LM6195-Llama-No-Drama-Free-Crochet-Pattern.pdf
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