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mansonette
« on: May 12, 2007 06:21:52 AM »

I stumbled upon the most awesome website a while back.  www.monstercrochet.com  Well.  On this site there is a free pattern for a Psychotic Tomato/Eyeball.  I was so excited.  I bought everything that the pattern says to make the eyeball.  I started working on it yesterday...and it is really patchy.  The ones on the site look so dense and filled in.  Mine you can see through pretty much.  I am even making the stitches a little too tight.  What do you think I could do different?  Maybe doubling the thread?  It calls for #8 DMC crochet thread. 
Of course all of this is copyrighted.  I in no way am saying this is my idea.  I just want help following the free pattern. 

http://homepage.mac.com/jeffhaywood/craftsanity/assets/MCeyeballv4.pdf  Here's the free pattern...just from another source...but it is by the same lady at monstercrochet.com.

If anyone can suggest something different...THANKS! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2007 11:25:49 AM »

you could try using a smaller hook, maybe.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2007 03:57:50 PM »

I'm using the smallest hook the store had.  Is a size B/1 the smallest?
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2007 04:44:01 PM »

a B hook would not  be the smallest.  In the steel hooks, they get higher in number as they get smaller--my smallest steel hook is a 10.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2007 07:46:22 PM »

Can I ask how long you have been crocheting?  Have you ever crocheted with thing thread and small needles before?

Sometimes the tension is not as tight for beginners, or even people who are not used to using the small thread/hooks.

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2007 11:27:16 AM »

I have crocheted before, but not with this thread or this small of needle.  I just saw it and had to try.  I guess after this I will be able to say that I have...maybe not successfully though. 
Anyways.  Thanks so much for the needle size help also.  I will have to tighten it up even more that I thought I guess.  Well.  I'm off to try again. 
Thanks!!
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