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« on: May 20, 2009 03:50:15 PM »

I am very new to crochet but have finished these 2 projects from Warm and Fuzzy Baby on Etsy and they were so easy and cool to do!


This is the beanie, pretty happy with it but seems a bit holey... as shown in 2nd pic


Lol he loves it and wears it everywhere, but was wondering if anyone knows how id change the holes... would it be my choice of yarn?



This is one of the completed booties, im so happy i finished them Smiley

But have a question re the side, as i would finish a round you could see where, does anyone know what im doing wrong to make this raised area?



It isnt very recognisable but I can see it lol. And want to make a pair for a friend expecting next month but want to see if i can fix that before i make some..

Thanks for looking Cheesy Comments or tips welcomed...
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009 05:29:39 PM »

Could you just embellish that with something?  Or maybe "embroider" a design in coordinating yarn?
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009 06:15:57 PM »

The raised part just looks like the seam they sew into the boots nowadays. Not sure exactly how it is coming out that way. Are you going in to round like amigurumi or are you finishing the round with a slipstitch? If you are using slipstitch then you might be leaving one part of the yarn out when you are hooking the needle through the very first stitch. Embarrassed It's happen to me before and it left small little stitches, but I didn't mind the look on a hat. That's the only advice I can give since I'm not sure exactly what method you've used.

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009 09:08:44 PM »

i'm no expert here, but if you get a thicker yarn for the hat then the holes will be smaller. also, you could use a different size crochet hook. but if you do this the hat will clearly be smaller, you could just add a few extra rounds and that may possibly even it out.
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009 09:20:29 PM »

sometimes the designer will have the holes like that because
that's how it worked out when they were designing and i've
noticed quite a few etsy sellers are doing their patterns this way.

your stitches are too loose and that will cause holes
i would
use a smaller size hook and/or
tighten up my  stitches
or a thicker yarn.

your joining loop is too loose and causes the lumps

here's a way to join that helps keep this from happening
when you are ready to join
drop loop from hook
insert hook from back to front in first stitch of round
hook the loop and pull it through
snug it up a bit
and chain one, sc in first stitch
if you are going to do a tall stitch like double crochet
after you join do the chain one and single crochet in the first stitch
then chain two this will count as your first stitch on the new round
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009 09:32:45 PM »

i just checked on etsy and the search box
turned up 0 for "Warm and Fuzzy Baby"
so i couldn't see what the items for sale looked like
it may well have been designed this way
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2009 12:08:49 AM »

Thanks to EVERYONE for your help!! Ill try some of those ideas next time i work up a bigger hat.

boogiedu - Thankyou so much for help on the joining stitches, ill try this with the next booties. Cheesy Ah where all the grannies when you need them... Thankfully there are sites like this... or id be sooo lost!! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2009 07:50:18 AM »

When crocheting in the round I usually place a marker than crochet in a spiral.. instead of joining then doing a ch-1 then on to the next row just crochet into the next spot and you will be crocheting in a spiral. You will not need to join/chain/start a new round as you will be working continuously in crochet stitches and avoiding the joining that causes the bump.
You use the marker to know where your round starts in case you need inc. and dec.
It might be hard to understand until you try it.
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