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He is such a little stinker!

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« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2008 10:40:55 AM »

Curling is normal most of the time, as soon as you get some weight to it it will flatten out. Smiley

« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2008 06:53:23 AM »

Love this thread, I've been trying to learn using some books that I was sent in a swap supplemented with googling random questions that come up, but I have yet to turn out something that looks like SC...I think I'm getting the directions right, but it doesn't look it yet. I'll keep trying though and I'm so glad I have this thread to check up on too! I can't wait till I have something I can take a picture of to show you all! Haha.

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« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2008 08:12:23 PM »

I have yet to turn out something that looks like SC...

I feel your pain. TRUST ME! haha. Although, as soon as I got it, it seemed like the whole world of crocheting opened to me. I'm serious! I saw lights and heard music. People were even ooooing and ahhhing!!!

....okay. So that might be a slight exaggeration, but I was able to understand a whole lot more almost immediately.  Goodluck!

Anyway, I've basically just been crocheting the same simple granny square pattern and sewing them together. I'm hoping to make a big blanket to use up all my acrylic stash! I feel just so darn accomplished with myself right now.  Cheesy

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« Reply #43 on: January 29, 2008 01:57:44 PM »

wow, I'm just learning! Like this past weekend I got a hook and some cheap yarn and googled instructions! I just felt crafty after discovering this website!! but mine doesn't look like that photograph, I don't think? I think I'm making a scarf b/c it's about scarf width and I'm just going along with a single stitch (single crochet, uhm whichever it's called??). But mine looks more solid and not so holey? I have no idea if I'm doing this right. It wook me a few rows to realize I was getting narrower and narrower b/c I wasn't making that extra chain at the end after I stuck my hook through all the chains.

So you do just stick it though each top loopy on the row, am I doing it right??

 I feel so ripped off when everyone tell's me "oh yeah, tee hee, my mother tought me how!!" I want to try to make an amigurumi guy, my lil girl would love it I'm sure! She also wants me to make her a rug for her doll??? and a hat for her. Anyone have any good hat instructions that are super easy?Huh
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« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2008 09:25:13 AM »

Hi Summerdae!

I made an entire little bunny with what I thought was a normal single crochet.  Turns out I was only putting my hook in the front of the loop, instead of under the entire loop.  It still looked cute!  But after practicing a bit more, I see the error of my ways!  I then moved on to double then triple crochet.  My triple practice piece looked like a trapazoid!  I still haven't figured how to turn it properly, but I didn't like it as much, so lost interest in the triple.

So your wording reminded me of how I did it the first time.  I stuck the hook "through each top loop on the row".  But I was only putting it under one strand.  Now I realize I needed to put the hook , not through each loop, but under each loop, ie: the hook goes under two strands.  You may be doing this, and if so, you are way ahead of me and yay Summerdae!  Sometimes it's hard to explain things with words.  My mom doesn't know how to crochet either, and I also was taught by the internet!

Congrats on learning with us!  I have learned that it's very, very addictive.  Especially after you figure out the square patterns  Wink
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2008 04:13:15 PM »

I am literally working on crocheting for the first time, and it's hard not to get jealous of how good others are on this board. Smiley I hope I can crochet that well in the future.

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