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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: That one blanket you always go back to on: January 28, 2019 09:49:22 PM
I dont tend to make many, but have made a couple of these and love the look of them. The second one I had to reduce the size a lil as I was using a discontinued skein from someone else. So its size is adjustable.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: T-shirt yarn less-than-successful attempt on: April 21, 2018 12:12:52 PM
Just note that the Martha Stewart one has changeable pieces that you can make a small square with and its not as bulky to hold. Would try to hit it on a day like today when JoAnns has a 60% off coupon!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: T-shirt yarn less-than-successful attempt on: April 20, 2018 09:00:05 PM
A class I took over the weekend touched on using different fabrics in a project. She said to switch hook sizes as you switched fabrics, if necessary. Up for a smaller fabric, down for a larger. Or even increase the stiches since youre doing a round.

As for your hands hurting, you may want to try this. Ive been working on the homeless mats using plarn and it was killing my hands even with my hook already being an ergonomic hook, I just added this on top of it. http://www.loomahat.com/how-to-make-a-grip-for-your-hook/

I will tell ya, its getting harder to find the rainbow loom bands in varied colors now. I had to order some. Stores are phasing them out.
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Help: In The Loop Made by Me Learn to knit kit (missing patterns) on: April 01, 2018 10:21:47 PM
Purchased one of these kits second-hand over the weekend and it was without the patterns shown on the box. Has anyone on here possibly purchased the same kit and have the patterns?

5  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Organizing pattern and PDFs on: April 01, 2018 10:17:44 PM
What if you keep a photo of the pattern inserted into a spreadsheet as a thumbnail style and then underneath each one type the location and name of the file plus whatever other info you wanted to have at a glance? Then you can just add to it each time you purchase/obtain one from whatever source??? Maybe keep them in groups of hats, gloves, etc so that you can find it quicker on the list.

That all being said, I need to work on my entire set-up!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet slipper pattern for little girl? on: October 26, 2017 11:15:44 PM
Guess you could try a normal store just carrying your sock and stuffing in your purse! Might get some weird looks, but it could suffice!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your favorite crochet tip... on: October 26, 2017 12:14:53 PM
I was asked to create a hat for my best friend. She selected a hat she likes. I started on one in a test with some yarn I had already (vs what I need to go to the store to get for what she wants) when I hit the part of the instruction with the dreaded reverse single crochet. At least for me, its dreaded. As I said in a post I created about this darn thing in asking advice, Ive already had to learn left-handed with all right-handed instructors.

I started sharing my question with a friend from my crochet group. During the discussion, I decided to send her photos of a totally different hat I made last winter with a reverse single crochet band. Once I pulled the original pattern photo and ran out to take a pic of the hat I made (oh and pardon my styrofoam head, my models are awaiting a shampoo!) and put them side-by-side, I thought it wasnt so bad.

So anyway, the tip - after that too-long-winded lead-in is that if you turn the project upside down from how you have been working on it and crochet the direction youre used to then you have an easier reverse single crochet, right?

Ive only had to do it the one time. Kinda hoping it works the same on this next one! Im using the Homespun yarn and just seeing the stitches is difficult!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Reverse Single Crochet on: October 26, 2017 12:00:06 PM
I was going to delete this thread, after discussing it with a friend and pulling the original pattern and my first attempt at the reverse single crochet. I realized that it wasnt so bad.

Now, I DID NOT do it the proper way. But after seeing it side-by-side I realized I didnt screw it up too badly.  I may put this in the Tips for those that may just find it impossible so there is a work around. I think its kinda obvious, but some might not.

First pic is an edited copy from Caron. Kinda obvious. Then my version. (I wasnt crazy about their bow, so I went with a flower!). The band is the part that was to be done in reverse single crochet. My version just involved turning the hat upside down from the way I had been working it and basically going backwards.

Disclaimer: I rushed out to take a photo. The lighting stinks, but it was better than inside. It was just taken as a quick shot to show to a friend, but since were amongst friends here, here it is.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Reverse Single Crochet on: October 26, 2017 08:38:47 AM
First off, Im left-handed so Ive gotten through that little issue while learning to crochet (August 2016). Ive just come across a pattern, for a hat that a friend wants me to make for her, with Reverse Single Crochet.

I know what it is and how its supposed to work, but Im still having trouble with it. On another hat I made last winter, I just flipped the hat upside down and worked it the way I was accustomed to which to me seemed acceptable. But of course that was for me and this new one is for my best friend.

So what Im asking is, is doing it the way Ibe done it acceptable and essentially right???  Is there a trick for learning this awkward stitch?
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet slipper pattern for little girl? on: October 26, 2017 08:29:39 AM
Could you maybe find a cheap pair of shoes at thrift along with childs socks. Put the sock into the shoe and then stuff it until you get the size needed and use that as your model to try as you go? You know the crocheted piece will adjust a little anyway, but that may at least give you a guide to work through it???
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