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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: kinda new to crocheting on: April 13, 2013 04:11:49 AM
It means you chain 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24 (etc.) and add 9 more chains to make 13, 17, 21, 25, or 33.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: unfinished projects on: February 02, 2009 04:05:37 PM
I have a ripple afghan (to fit a queen-sized bed) I've been working on for about six years.  I am supremely sick of the sight of the thing, but I will finish it someday.

3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: 'Roseanne' Crocheted Afghan on: December 21, 2008 04:48:58 PM
Yep, I made my first granny square when I was 6 years old.  I had a broken leg and needed something to keep me busy.  For several years I had the best blanketed dolls in the county. 
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: 'Roseanne' Crocheted Afghan on: December 20, 2008 12:38:28 PM
It's a granny square blanket, multi-colored squares with black borders.
The granny square is the first thing lots of crocheters learn.  Google granny square pattern and you'll find lots of them.  The hardest things about granny squares is joining all the bloody things when you're done.  It has a chain, double crochet (or treble if you're in the UK) and slip stitches.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: When did you learn to crochet? on: December 10, 2008 07:55:37 AM
When I was six years old, I broke my leg.  My Granny taught me to make granny squares.  I had the best blanketed dolls in town and then she moved me on to other motif patterns. (Since six year olds like instant gratification and want finished things pretty quick.)  By the time I was eight I had a finished thread crochet tablecloth for my Mother.  When was ten, she taught me how to crochet rag rugs.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: scrap of beauty afghan for new baby on: November 22, 2008 08:29:57 PM
Glad I could help.  I remembered the name because its on my (abusrdly long) list of patterns to make 'one of these days'.  That list i'll get started on if I ever get finished with my Christmas gift list (also absurdly long).

Congrats on the impending little one.

Gentle hugs,

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: scrap of beauty afghan for new baby on: November 22, 2008 03:01:48 PM

Is this anything like what you're looking for?
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking for a certain free pattern site on: November 02, 2008 07:29:58 PM
I thought it might be this one, but the color scheme doesn't fit.

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Yes this is a baby blanket on: November 01, 2008 07:29:54 PM
Studies show that what babies can see best and respond to best are bold primary colors and high-contrast geometric patterns.  Your blanket is on the cutting edge in infant development.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Which Hook Would They Have to Pry From Your Cold Dead Hands---Just For Fun on: October 28, 2008 05:24:21 PM
I tend to use an H a lot for some reason.

But the only one that I have a real sentimental attachment for is the cherrywood one that my father-in-law carved for me when I was still a newlywed.  I don't even know for sure what size it it, but it will always have a place of honor in my work basket.
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