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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help reading a pattern... on: April 03, 2009 09:22:47 AM
DUHHHHHHHH  WOWOWOWOWOW.....I feel like an idiot.  It makes PERFECT sense now.  I am suffering from pregnancy brain and can't seem to process anything lately to the point where it makes sense.   Here I am thinking I have to make all these spaces which made NO sense and would totally explain why it looks the way it does.  I'll take another stab at it tonight and see what happens.  It really is a cute blanket and I would love to make it for my little man making his debut in June Smiley  Thanks again!!!  I love craftster!!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help reading a pattern... on: April 03, 2009 08:55:17 AM
So the "spaces" are really just kind of like a placeholder for a space in the next round then?  I do NOT in fact skip spaces?  That is what was throwing me off.  So when it says: Slip st to first ch-1 space, ch 3 I really end up with 4 chains?  And then start (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space ch 1?

Thank you so much for your help! 
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need help reading a pattern... on: April 03, 2009 06:52:53 AM
Found the pattern on Coats and Clark http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/Crochet/Projects/BabyChild/LW1806+Hexagon+Baby+Blanket.htm

Thanks again!!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Need help reading a pattern... on: April 03, 2009 06:50:40 AM
I took two classes at Joann's on how to crochet.  Both the 101 and 201 class...This past week I started on my own project, but am having a problem reading the pattern.  It is a hexagon baby blanket which is mostly DC, and bobbles.  I get through the first 2 rounds and then it starts to get all squished...and the blanket doesn't lay flat, and looks NOTHING like the picture.   I got it off the redheart.com website (and the pattern is in PDF so I couldn't provide you with a link).    Here are the first 3 rounds:

BLANKET
With A, ch 3, join with a slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in ring, ch 1, [2 dc in ring, ch 1] 5 times, join with a slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.  Easy enough to understand, and it came out perfect when I did it.

Round 2: Slip st to first ch-1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space, ch 1] 5 times, join with a slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.  Here is what is confusing, The beginning of round 2 says to slip stitch to first chain - 1 space, chain 3.  I just chained 3 after I slip stitched it to the first chain, then did the dc, ch 1, 2dc all in the same space....but what's up with the one space? Then it says in next chain, 1 space, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc.  Does that indicate that I need to add an extra space?

Round 3: Join B in first ch-1 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, ch 1, bobble in next ch-1 space, ch 1, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 space, ch 1, bobble in next ch-1 space, ch 1; repeat from * 4 times, join with a slip st in top of beginning ch-3.  Round 3 has this same space "stuff" which I can't figure out.

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG!!!???  Please help a beginner Smiley
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarn for bags? on: March 06, 2009 07:03:04 AM
Thanks everyone!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Yarn for bags? on: March 03, 2009 10:27:12 AM
I am a beginner with crochet so please excuse the possible ridiculous question.

I am confused as to what kind of yarn would be suitable for a bag?  A lot of the patterns don't indicate.  I would ASSUME it should be some kind of heavier weighted yarn, possibly in the acrylic family....BUT what brand would that be?   Huh
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crown Vetch infestation! on: August 01, 2008 09:33:55 AM
Crown vetch spreads vegetatively by underground roots or rhizomes and by seeds. These perennial roots primarily serve to anchor the plant and as a storage structure. Flowers emerge May through August and seeds will mature by September. Seeds remain viable in the soil for several years requiring consistent post treatment monitoring. 

Hand pulling of mature plants can be effective when controlling small initial infestations. Mowing plants in the flower bud stage for two or three consecutive years may reduce the vigor and control further spread. Plants should be cut before seeds mature and as low to the ground as possible. Impact to adjacent native plants should be minimized as much as possible.

So.....Cut the flowers off before September to stop it from re-seeding.  It will be a few years before it disappears forever!!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Re: deer repellent? on: July 23, 2008 11:20:27 AM
Liquid fence..........They sell it at Home Depot & Lowes.

I had a rabbit family feasting on my squash blossoms.  Sprayed in on, and it keeps them far away.  The person who recommended it had a deer issue much like yours.  He swore by it.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Soccer Hats on: October 05, 2007 06:30:54 AM
Oh how CUTE!!!  I love the soccer ball on top!!
10  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 21 ENTRIES / Re: High Rolling Real Estate Agent Ensemble - Monopoly - Every piece! on: October 05, 2007 05:05:01 AM
Wow....it must have taken forever to shred all that money!!

It looks awesome!
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