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plumpossum
« on: November 19, 2007 04:51:47 AM »

OK, so I inherited three crocheted afghans from my dear great grandma.  I have had these things forever.  They have been ridiculously loved.  They also have been ridiculously abused.  All 3 have large holes in them.  One afghan I know is granny squares, and the other two, I believe, are hairpin stitch? lace?  They are basically long hole-y rows, with solid rows running along them.  Anyway, all of them are in desperate need of repair.

The dilemma is that I am a knitter.  I can crochet a chain.  That's it.  But I'm willing to learn so that I can fix these things.

I'm hoping to find a website or even a book I could borrow from the library that is a visual guide to crochet stitches.  I'd like to have photographs or a video show me what exactly is going on with these afghans so I can repair them (two of the holes are in cream colored acrylic, and one of the holes is in black acrylic- at least that part will be easy).  The way the holes run, I could easily just weave in a length of yarn and call it a day, but I'd like to make it look the way it is supposed to, you know?  Especially because the worst of the holes is roughly four feet long. 

So does anyone have any suggestions for super dumbed down step by step websites or books that would show me a.) a plethora of stitches b.) how to do them?

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bel0314
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2007 11:56:14 AM »

crochetpatterncentral.com has compiled a bunch of stitches: http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/instruction_directory.php

There's even a "how to repair crochet" link you might find useful.

I hope this helps!
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plumpossum
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2007 01:39:58 PM »

YES! perfect.  And it was hairpin stitch.  I even remember my grandma using that funky hairpin needle device.  Brilliant!

Thanks a million.
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