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« on: October 21, 2006 06:41:59 AM »

This morning I put the "bitch" in Stitch n' Bitch!

I was 3 rounds into the Fluffy Bunny slippers when I realized I did not have the correct number of stitches all around. So I started unravelling, meaning to go back a step. Unfortunately I could not distinguish where one round ended and the next began! I wound up almost unravelling it completely!

Does anyone have any tips on how to keep track of your rows when crocheting in a circle/oval? Maybe a stitch marker in the last slipstitch? I'd be grateful for any advice!

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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2006 07:16:21 AM »

Yeah, anytime I've ever had to do stuff in a round, I put a stitch marker in the space where I would eventually do a slipstitch. It helps a lot.

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2006 07:19:41 AM »

i usually use a safety pin to mark the beginning of a round or row it seems to help me out.I can understand where you are coming from, i was making frou frou and the measurements just weren't coming out so i had to frog it too! I really wanted to make it oh well maybe later on.
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2006 01:01:37 PM »

I always have to use stitch markers whenever I crochet in rounds, especially projects where you don't turn after each round.  I just put a stitch marker in the slip stitch.  I use saftey pins, but they also make special crochet markers that can be slid on and off the stitches with ease.

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2006 12:15:00 PM »

i'm working on bedfellows which are designed in the round as spirals. i'm using a short piece of yarn (in a contrasting color) as a stitch marker. when i get to the marker i pull it out and place it over my next stitch. check page 23 in happy hooker where stitch markers are described.
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2006 09:49:54 PM »

I had the same problem with the inside (top) sole -- I'm pretty sure I found mistakes.  There were several rounds where the number of stitches you were instructed to make did not match the number of stitiches given at the end of the round's instructions -- basically the instructions didnt make enough stitches.  But I didnt see any corrections on the top/inside sole in the errata. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2006 06:40:19 AM »

I had that same problem, Jenn, as did someone else who posted on craftster about it. After the upper sole though, the pattern (plus errata) are correct

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2006 07:42:22 PM »

damn your eyes -- yeah, you're right, I didn't have any problems after that.  Except now I can't find the embroidery thread I bought for the nose.  I can find the buttons, but no pink embroidery thread. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2015 07:17:44 PM »

I have a sinking feeling that this might go on blind eyes and deaf ears, but here goes!

I'm having issues with the slipper top. I've frogged it so many times my boyfriend looks at me like I'm crazy to be starting over again. I'm on my, I think fourth or fifth attempt of it, and I just am not picturing what the piece is supposed to look like. At the end of each row, when it tells you to "turn - x sc," does that mean that you go back the way you just came, or continue in the round, just "turn" the piece slightly? I'm just extremely perplexed.

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« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2016 06:08:55 PM »

Yes, this pattern is baffling and riddled with mistakes. If it helps (and if you haven't pitched them out the window from frustration), the foundation row is the center part of the slipper top and you crochet outward from there, if that makes sense. So you begin in the middle and are crocheting back and forth, making a long "U" shape. The bottom of the "U" becomes the curved front portion of the slipper and the flat edge is where you'd have the foot opening. Hope that helps!

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