I finished with the pattern, and even though I used a larger hook (but only one size larger) it's still 2 inches shy of 12"...how can so many people be having the same problem?
I'll have to do 2 more rounds of double crochet to get it to the right size, and then I'll re-do my separating chains (I'm going to use a tapestry needle for them). But, I'm going to wait until tomorrow...it is time to switch gears and work on something else
I am through Round 7 on the February square! I ran into a teeny bit of trouble because of the fudging I had to do on Round 5 (since I was too lazy to look up yellowduckies alternate directions, I winged it and caused a minor, but not catastrophic problem for myself). Then, I forgot to chain 2 between the sets of trebles in 3 of the corners on Round 6. So, it isn't perfect.
But, the biggest problem I'm having is with the surface chains. No matter how many times I do them, and how loosely I try to do them, they are still too tight! Does anyone have any suggestions for this? I'm willing to re-do them again, but I don't want to keep running into the same problem. I thought that I read that someone else had a similar problem, but now I can't find the post...
ETA: Okay, I have a solution that should work (thanks, Kookaloo!). Hopefully, since I bailed on the concert I was supposed to attend, I can finish my square tonight. Thanks to all of the folks who offered up advice!
Well, I decided to start the February square tonight. I didn't like the slip-stitching and thought I knew what I was doing to avoid it. It worked well until Round 5. So, one of my sets of trebles has a chain 4 as the start of the group. Hopefully, when I fill in the rest of the way, it won't look too bad. I should have looked up yellowduckie's modifications sooner than I did Next time
I started Round 6, but my headache is preventing me from getting anywhere with it. Based on what folks have said, I decided to wait until another day to tackle it. Kookaloo, I may be calling upon you yet!
I live in an area that usually gets a lot of snow whenever we have a storm. It's a weird little pocket that gets hammered, when areas just to the south and east get much less. And, once in a while, where I work, just 25 miles north, gets less as well. So, where I live might have a snow day, but where I work might not. So, I have to shovel out and drive on really lousy roads for about half of my drive. Kind of stinks when that happens.
And, as for your sewing machine parts "lesson," if you can show that you know all of the parts, maybe you could work on something independently while everyone else is learning?
Thanks so much Kookaloo_Starr & Angelbearmom! It's encouraging that I guessed right!
I should have asked the same question! Instead, I struggled to put it into the chain...I hate crocheting into chains! Even when I use a bigger hook to make the chain, they still end up too tight
The latest posted squares look great! I will be able to work on my February square during vacation in a week and a half. I'm itching to crochet right now! Hmmm...I could sneak in a couple of rounds...maybe
We may have a snow day tomorrow. We're only expecting a few inches of snow in the morning, but it is supposed to come on a 1/2" thick layer of ice, which will fall a bit earlier. If so, I'm parking my fanny in front of the sewing machine and stitching away. I could have the whole day, too, because if school is canceled, a reception from 4-6 (I need to attend and also take photos) and the spelling bee from 6:30-8 (I'm a judge) will both be postponed. Otherwise, I can't craft until Sunday...