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« on: June 28, 2006 06:14:43 PM »

Ok, I have never even touched a crochet hook till the day before ysterday. My best friend from MS sent me the Teach Yourself to Crochet kit by Boyle for my birthday, and I got it set in my brain that I want to make one of my swap partners a crocheted ciggy cozy. After I FINALLY figured out how to get the stitches right ( I kept winding up with a triangle shaped piece, each row kept getting smaller and I didnt know why heh) I have THIS...



Now Im stumped. How do I go on? Like I said, Ive never done this before ever.. Do I keep going till I get a long piece, then sew it up on one side and then do a bottom and flap? Or, do I made seperate sides and bottom and flap, then sew them together? Any advice will be mucho appreciated! Also, as simple as you can, bc I dont know any real terms, but, I do have my handy book here to help me out heh. I just REALLY want to do this!! Thanks!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006 06:20:17 PM »

What I would do would be make a long piece, and fold it in half, then make the sides.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006 06:37:07 PM »

I would also make one long piece and then make the sides. CONGRATULATIONS, on what you have done, it is excellent for a beginner. You have done well!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006 06:43:22 PM »

I would also make one long piece and then make the sides. CONGRATULATIONS, on what you have done, it is excellent for a beginner. You have done well!!!!

thanks! I guess I need to start over then? Because the piece I have now, is like perfect size for a front for a reg box of cigs. If I kept going, it'd wind up too "fat". I guess I'll do the long way, make a seperate front/back, sides and bottom. Anyone know a relatively easy way to attach them all together? or would I just kinda "sew" them together by hand like I would fabric?
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2006 07:48:02 PM »

My great grandmother taught me to crochet many years ago, but I hated it because all my edges were wavy -- the width kept getting longer and shorter.  But I recently relearned using Happy Hooker and I am enjoying it, because it really nicely explained what I was doing wrong: the Turning Chain!!!  My great grandmother never mentioned it (being nearly 90 it was lucky she remembered the different stitches).  But the book really explained exactly how many chains to do and whether to stitch immediately after or skip a stitch, and whether to make a stitch in the row above it in the tc or not.  It's different for the different stitiches, and it really makes a huge difference.  I can now crochet a long strip that is the same width, top and bottom! 

Maybe re-read that section of the book you're using, or find another book/website that makes it clearer for you. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2006 09:58:04 PM »

based on what you have heres what i'd do

crochet a few more rows so it covers the front and sides of a cig box, then make another piece for the bottom, back, and flap

so you'd have 2 pieces in total

remeber to add like an extra row for sewing room

 Smiley you're doing great for a beginer
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006 08:01:57 AM »

a great site for infor is crochet.About.com - you can search finishing techniques there

sewing the pieces together as you would clothing will work also!

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