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« on: November 14, 2011 09:39:24 PM »

I currently have three projects in the mill, only one worth showing so far...Its my mom's Christmas present, an afghan.  Sadly, I've tried and tried and tried to find a granny square I like enough to crochet but honestly, I can't...But I did find this wavy pattern: http://bit.ly/tC6Kra
I followed the first part of the pattern but then the start of row 2, I just really didn't understand what the fifth thing meant...It also never specified if I cut my yarn or not!  I know I'm not a pro crocheter or anything but I would expect better instructions all the same....Oh well, I like it better than a normal square but I do eventually wanna do a square thing, just need to find the perfect square first...
But this is what I've got after starting at 11 AM to 12 AM:
http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt171/RazyCal/Phone%20Pictures/IMG_20111115_001700.jpg
Its not really that long, its 38 inches long...
Here is a picture to show more detail:
http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt171/RazyCal/Phone%20Pictures/IMG_20111115_002321.jpg

My other projects are a plushie of my dog and a Doctor Who cyberman beanie...The dog is needing a bit of development since the book I won from dogster.com (Ami Pups 2) doesn't have a bulldog.  The cyberman beanie is also a creation I'm slowly working out in my mind...I think it will be awesome once I get it totally envisioned in my mind.  Its a basic beanie and I gotta just add the cyberman do-dads...Hehehe I love being a crafty geek!
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2011 11:02:09 PM »

Question for my crafty friends: I'm making the side circles for my cyberman beanie.  This might seem like a stupid question but do I have to keep increasing on the circle to get it bigger?  I mean, can I just single crochet through the rest of it and it will increase? Also, on this layer I'm on 2sc and then 4sc in the next 4...Its starting to get a bit wrinkley on the sides...Any suggestions?
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011 02:51:53 AM »

Let's see...

For the blanket: cut the yarn after you've done two rows with it (except only do one row to star... just like you've done in your pic).  As for the "fifth" thing.... no idea. It seems like really awkward instructions to me. Basically, when doing a row in a new colour, you either start with two sc or with two tr, whichever is opposite the previous colour.  Where it gets fun, is, for sc, do a 1ch turning chain and don't count it as a stitch, and for the tr, do a 4ch turning chain and do count it as a stitch.


For the circles: if you don't keep increasing on each round you will end up with a sort of cylinder or bowl. If you do too many increases, it will ruffle.

The general rule of thumb for a sc circle is to have 6 sc inthe first round, 12 in the next, 18 in the next, and so on, adding 6 extra sc on each successive round. Also, after about round four you're going to want to stop stacking the increases on top of one another, or your circle will look more like a hexagon.
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011 12:06:56 AM »

Ok, day two of Christmas afghan, current standing, 11 3/4 rows (nearly done with the current beige one):
http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt171/RazyCal/Phone%20Pictures/IMG_20111116_021840.jpg

fantasticmio: Would you suggest a different kind of circle that would be easier? I'm not sure if you are familiar with Doctor Who or not but this is a cyberman: http://th07.deviantart.net/fs50/PRE/i/2009/285/4/d/Cyberman_by_DarkAngelDTB.jpg
The circle is for the siding on the head, needing a flat circle that makes a slight edge when its large enough.  What circle do you think would be best for this?
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011 02:35:58 AM »

Make a circle as I described above, increasing on every round until it is as wide as you need it, then do a few rounds with no increases at all to give it that 3D effect. You'll probably have to stuff them a bit to get the shape right.
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2011 10:28:25 PM »

Thanks so much fantasticmio! I will certainly give it a try!

I haven't been able to work much since I last posted, had homework and what not but I got a lot done yesterday and today and here we are so far:
http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt171/RazyCal/Phone%20Pictures/IMG_20111120_010751.jpg
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