Aaah! I've had to rip out my pod creature three times! The first thing was way too big. Also, I didn't understand why the back of the thing (the "Front" in the pattern) is crocheted as a flap. Now I'm just crocheting it together as I go, with a slip stitch into the side every row. I will post a picture if it's ever finished...
Single crochet and double crochet are different stitches. Double crochet means you wind the yarn around the hook once before you insert the hook in the stitch from the previous row. Then you wind around and pull through like single crochet. But then you have two more wind-and-pull steps instead of one (like with single crochet or sc). You can tell what lookds like doube crochet (dc) because the vertical part of the stitch is taller.
Panda, the pattern we're talking about is in The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller.
I have concluded that the gods are conspiring against me. After far too long, I finally had a sheet of vinyl perfectly cut and perfectly perforated. You know, it's not a good idea to walk around with a small clear piece of vinyl around a messy house while one is doing the mommy multi-tasking thing. Yep, I can't find it. And my house is a giant mess; it's like a needle in a haystack to find it at this point. Well, at least I have more vinyl.
Here's the thing. I bought a hole punch marked 3/16. Spent three whole dollars on it. It's huge, much bigger than the holes on the page. I should have actually measured the thing before buying the hole punch, since the paper template is clearly labeled "actual size". It's 1/16 of an inch. I either have to get back to a craft store soon, or my husband was going to plug in a power tool and drill the darn thing. I have a new iPod in an old broken JamJacket from the old iPod, so I really want to make this project!
Hi everyone. So in the book 24-Hour Crochet Projects, there's a doily project that calls for bedspread-weight crochet thread. It doesn't give an example of a brand used, and I have no idea what bedspread-weight means. Does anyone know? I don't know if I want to make the doilies or not. I'm just annoyed that there's information in a book that I can't figure out. Someone please appease my obsessive need to be all-knowing!