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« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2008 10:08:16 AM »

Hurrah! We are all confused! I love it. Well, at least we are trying.
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« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2008 11:45:48 AM »

If you look down at the top of the last row you completed, they usually look like v's.
Maybe like this:

<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

So you would stick your hook into the middle of the stitch, going under the back loop only. Sometimes it's noted as "blo" for back loop only. That'll give you a horizontal rib/ridge across that row if you do it across the entire row.
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« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2008 05:08:35 PM »

If you look down at the top of the last row you completed, they usually look like v's.
Maybe like this:

<<<<<<<<<<<<<

As crazy at it may seem, that actually helped some. (I think!) I also found this website to be extremely helpful: http://www.worldknit.com/howto/howtocrochet/cbegtechniques/c_singlec.html

I just have/had no idea where I was supposed to insert my hook, if that makes sense. Anyway, does this look right?

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« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2008 06:44:10 PM »

yes! you've definitely got the stitches right! good job  Grin
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« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2008 08:48:32 PM »

I have a slightly stupid question. I've just picked up crochet again after about a 20yr haitus(and I'm only 29!) so getting back into the swing of things is a bit slow going. I picked an easy project to start, wrist warmers, which are basically a large square of hdc's and dc's that I need to fit together. Now, I can't really tell which side is the "right" side by looking at it, since they look the same to me. Does it really matter which side is out?
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« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2008 08:55:41 AM »

I have a slightly stupid question. I've just picked up crochet again after about a 20yr haitus(and I'm only 29!) so getting back into the swing of things is a bit slow going. I picked an easy project to start, wrist warmers, which are basically a large square of hdc's and dc's that I need to fit together. Now, I can't really tell which side is the "right" side by looking at it, since they look the same to me. Does it really matter which side is out?

I have been crocheting forever and it really doesn't matter with that because they are both the same! Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2008 09:00:56 AM »

As crazy at it may seem, that actually helped some. (I think!) I also found this website to be extremely helpful: http://www.worldknit.com/howto/howtocrochet/cbegtechniques/c_singlec.html

I just have/had no idea where I was supposed to insert my hook, if that makes sense. Anyway, does this look right?

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2392/2196647826_a7846973df.jpg

lymabeans - this looks terrific! your first little patch that you posted almost looked like reverse single crochet, it was very nice no matter what it is was beacuse your tension looks very good!      This just takes practice practice practice!    I am working on trying to do knitting now, I got the knit down but the purl is difficult. To me, purl is the devil!   Wink

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« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2008 09:45:06 AM »

I am working on trying to do knitting now, I got the knit down but the purl is difficult. To me, purl is the devil! 

Maybe this will help you:
My mom always told me to think of purling as the opposite of a knit stitch. Instead of the yarn in the back of the piece, you bring it to the front. Instead of bringing your needle through the bottom of the loop, you bring it down through the top. (if that last one made sense... hehe!)

Thanks so much for the kind words too!

Anyway, I've been a busy little craftster the last week.


Granny Squares!

However, I do get a chuckle when I compare my first square and my most recent square:



Whoops! Apparently my tension is working itself out.
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« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2008 10:03:58 AM »

Thanks for the tip, it does make sense.  Your squares look terrific, good job!
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« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2008 10:39:04 AM »

I am *so* happy I stumbled upon this thread!  I am in totally the same boat as everyone else, (especially Lymabeans!).  I am uber excited because my sc looks just like the second example you put up!  Yay us Smiley  I also have a curling problem, though, like SquirtleSquad, (what a name! lol! Luv it!).  I really thought that I was doing the chain st at the end, but maybe I didn't skip a stitch properly.  I thought that meant skipping the newly chained stitch.  Oooh, I can't wait to go try it again...
Thank you all!
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