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« on: September 06, 2005 08:25:20 PM »

ok...this will show how new I am at crocheting.....

when crocheting a tam do you start from the middle outwards, or outwards and then move in..... Embarrassed

i'm sorry if this is an incredibly incredibly silly question but I just woke up this morning and decided I should learn how to crochet.

and i better get cracking because winter is around the corner...
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2005 04:15:42 AM »

You could probably do it either way.  I think most patterns would start from the centre though. 

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2005 04:58:44 AM »

i always start from the center and work out.  i've done a few things the other way, and trust me, it's not nearly as fun.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2005 06:54:15 AM »

Probably the best thing is to go outwards (and for all head wear), but it always depends on the person Wink

I've tried a few going inwards and they ended up funny-looking, and didn't enjoy it as much.
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2005 11:17:55 AM »

great...i don't feel as stupid since you can do it either way.

thanks for the links heatherann!  (thats my big sisters name by the way!!)

Ok, i formed my center ring...but then on my 3rd row the tam started to bunch up....into a little cupped shape.

What am I doing wrong??

and what does hdc mean?? and *?  i have no clue as to how to read this secret crochet code!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2005 11:51:26 AM »

Ok, i formed my center ring...but then on my 3rd row the tam started to bunch up....into a little cupped shape.
if you don't want it to have that shape, you need more increases. Don't worry, patterns sometimes aren't right (or maybe you changed the tightness of the stitches, or the yarn, or the hooks)), it's just a practise thing Wink
 or maybe that's the way that's supposed to look.

and what does hdc mean?? and *?  i have no clue as to how to read this secret crochet code!!

hdc is half-double crochet

* means that you should repeat everything that's inside * and *
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2005 11:52:43 AM »

What you have to do so it stays flat is increase. What pattern are you following?

HDC is half double crochet. Yarn over (2 loops), pull up a loop from the next stitch (3 loops), pull the yarn through all the loops on the hook (now you have 1 loop).

* means to repeat the pattern from the first star to the second as many times as stated in the pattern.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2005 04:46:27 PM »

keep in mind that i don't know what an increase is.... Embarrassed

is that when you put two hdc's (or whatever stich u are using) into one loop??

ahhhh.....i'm like one of the three blind mice....except stupid!  Huh
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2005 05:49:30 PM »

You're not stupid... it takes time. I know from experience... I was taught from a righty but I am a lefty. Try learning crochet backwards at age 8  Wink.

Increase... exactly what you said. you just do two HDC in the same stitch:

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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2005 12:15:26 AM »

ok...atleast i was doing something right!
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