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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: What to do with that errant curl? on: November 18, 2007 02:37:25 PM
You're probably holding the yarn too tightly. Or your hook is too small. Rip it out and try again! I'd try to loosen the yarn first, then change the hook size if it's still curling. But newbies (I'm counting myself, 3 months ago, in this group) tend to have a death grip on yarn, so that's probably it. Wink
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: any Ravelry Crocheters out there? on: October 22, 2007 06:12:48 PM
Just got my invite! woot! I'm the same name as here. Just spent 20 mins taking pictures of my stash but I can't find the stupid cable to transfer the pics.  Undecided
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: The Boyfriend Bag on: October 12, 2007 07:55:38 PM
wow, it's much bigger than I first thought, now that I look at the pic with the hook. I like!!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Origami pot holders on: October 12, 2007 07:50:09 PM
Ooooh, I really like that! Instead of closing up the middle, couldn't you leave it open as a little hand pouch? Presumably, you'd want to make sure not to use it on the really hot things, but I would think it would make a good way to grab stuff.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Weaving in ends and Changing Colours on: October 12, 2007 07:44:31 PM
wow that vid is awesome! I already bookmarked it and want to try her chain thing.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: stitch markers for crochet? on: September 19, 2007 04:50:42 PM
I don't remember where I saw it but somewhere there's a tut about making stitch markers out of those plastic covered paper clips. A lot of stuff pops up when you do a google search
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your favorite crochet tip... on: September 19, 2007 04:46:39 PM
Just quickly browsed through this thread but did not see this one. Begin your starting chain with a size larger needle than the pattern asked for then switch over to the right size needle when you need to crochet into the chain. It's so much easier to crochet into the chain!

I wish I had known this when I started my first afghan. The first row is curling a bit - nothing major, just enough to be slightly annoying though. 15 looong rows in, however, means I refuse to start over - I already had to rip out about 6 rows because I didn't like my color B. I'll get over it.
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crocheting Power Tool (Stitch Multiplier) on: September 13, 2007 10:37:32 AM
Oooooh this is cool! Can you ask him to come up with something to figure out how much yarn is needed for a project? Thats what I have trouble with!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Tension issues on: September 13, 2007 10:33:54 AM
I tend to put my finger on the loop that's on the hook because I find it easier to stabilize my right hand that way.

I do this too! I find it annoying that I do it because it disrupts the flow of stitches but I don't know how to stop it. I'm not one of those crocheters who can do a dc, for example, in one fluid motion.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your favorite crochet tip... on: September 06, 2007 08:28:15 PM
This may be something that everyone else in the world but me already knew, but I just recently saw on an episode of Uncommon Threads this life-changing tip - In order to work with two strands together, you do not, as I previously believed, need to have two balls of yarn. You can simply use the center strand and the outer strand together and work from the one ball.

Seriously, there was a huge light bulb that came on over my head when I saw this done.

I definitely just got the light bulb too. I just assumed I'd need two balls and I was saddened by that because I have a couple of big 12 oz skeins that I was considering for some patterns but they were those 2 strand patterns and I only have one skein.
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