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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2010 06:18:29 AM »

Oh.  My.  Goodness.  I REALLY wish I would have seen this post when I first started teaching myself to crochet, because I've had to learn the hard way on SOOO many projects!  Like I made a scarf and many other things with just flo stitches (I had always wondered why they looked funny until I found out the proper way), and my amigurumi were always inside out, and I LOVE your way of crocheting in the base chain!  One thing that I would like help with is joining your base chain so you can start crocheting in a round.  I ALWAYS seem to mess that up!  I end up getting it more like a mobius strip no matter what I do!  But definitely an awesome and super informative post!
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2010 06:33:16 AM »

I made that same mistake when I learned to crochet!  It never occurred to me that something was wrong until I made my mom some Santa ornaments and his hat looked *really* weird and not at all like the grainy black-and-white picture I had.

It was so long ago that I don't remember how I finally figured out what I was doing wrong.  Since then, though, I've noticed a lot of projects with that error in them (although, the vast majority of them have looked just fine anyway... not like my Santas. lol).


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« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2010 03:58:12 AM »

Thank you so much for doing these tutorials fantasticmio!  They're really helpful!
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2011 04:00:39 AM »

I've been doing it wrong my whole life! I always thought you only went in thru the back loop of the V.  Embarrassed I always wondered why other people's projects didn't have those lines.
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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2011 04:42:02 AM »

Well, to be fair, you've been "doing it differently" your whole life. 

But!  You have a lifetime of experience with the back loop method, so now, whenever you are making something, you can make an informed choice about what method you'd like to use. ^_^

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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2011 11:40:29 AM »

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

This explains so much.

I am learning from youtube videos and they are missing these important details.

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