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« on: October 11, 2005 04:36:48 PM »

ok, so ive realized that maybe learning to crochet from a quick telethon preview wasnt such a good idea... im a bit confused as how to do double and triple crochets. i learned that you:

-for double: at the end of the last row, ch 2,  y/o, insert in  2nd v, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2
-for triple: at the end of the last row, ch 3,  y/o x2, insert in  3rd v, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2, yo, pull through 2.

i also learned that the extra chains did not count as a stitch, but ive now been informed that they do, and that you chain 3 for double and start in 3rd or 4th (ive been told two different ways) v in, and that for triple you chain 4 and start in either 4th or 5th v in.

so... can anyone maybe clear this up a bit for me? it would really help me out! thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2005 06:24:25 PM »

Seems to me you have a really good handle on the double and treble crochet! Good job...(I couldn't do a treble forever until a friend helped me, I had read poorly worded directions LOL).

As for the chains...usually in a pattern it will say, ch 3 (counts as first double) so I always count it unless they say not to and this is the way i understand (even though i have been crocheting since i was 9, I am still 95% self taught and if I am wrong we will both learn something Cheesy) for double you start on the fourth ch and for treble its the fifth. Sometimes in patterns it will give you different directions, and if its a book or a mag they generally have an over view of the basic stitches and you can see how they generally expect you to do it in their patterns. I had a baby cardi pattern a friend passed along to me in which the directions were different then the way i generally hooked, and my stitch pattern never worked out number wise until i checked this very exact issue...after that my texture came out perfect and made an adorable sweater that made a great gift. Hope this helps you out Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2005 05:44:34 PM »

thanks for that!

ive been informed that http://www.stitchguide.com/ is a great site - and it is!

also, im still unsure of how many chain stitches i must do before starting a row of double or triple (treble) crochet...Huh
anybody else do any variations?
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2005 06:02:04 PM »

i'd love to help you but I can only to SC

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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2005 06:39:41 AM »

THIS is a nice site to learn the different stitches: http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa052398.htm This is where I keep referring back to!

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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2005 12:59:33 AM »

Let's say you want to make something that is 15 stitches or Vs wide in double crochet. You chain 15 then add 2 onto it. Then you start crocheting into the 3rd stitch from the hook or the original 15th chain. If you want to do a row of single...or at least start with a single...one chain. treble....3. So the chain corresponds to the size of the stitch Cheesy . Hope that helps.
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2005 03:13:12 PM »

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So the chain corresponds to the size of the stitch

ahh, thats what i thought and thats what ive always done, but i keep hearing that its wrong! oh dear..
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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2005 03:19:48 PM »

I have just begun crocheting again after a disaterous try in 6th grade.  I can highly recommend the "Complete Guide To Needlework" published by Reader's Digest.  I got an older version at the Goodwill for $1.49  WOO HOO!  and it has everything about everything in it.

So, am I better than 6th grade?  Marginally.....

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