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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:17 am 
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you're not really grasping and pulling up either side of the v. you're putting the hook through the entire v and then pulling the other yarn through it. and yeah, it should be the whole v, not the little bump on the back. it actually took me forever to figure that out. for the first row, i always just do one of the loops on the v because even though the diagrams make it seem like it's possible to put the hook under both loops in the chain, it seems impossible to me!

Does that make sense?

Yep, that made perfect sense when I looked at the project again and made the stitches. Thanks!
I think I was confusing the bump on the back or a part of a different stitch as being part of the V and it threw me off.


I totally did that when I was starting to learn.


My friend who (re)taught me to crochet told me it didn't matter and I could do either! I cry foul!

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My nephew is moving into a new place and needed some things. My mom and I love the cotton dishcloths so I whipped up a few yesterday.

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My friend who (re)taught me to crochet told me it didn't matter and I could do either! I cry foul!


You can crochet through just one side of the V, but it's considered a different stitch and will create a looser fabric.

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cotton dishcloths.

so cute!
i have a few i made to test out some knit stitches (chinese waves!) and they are sooooo awesome to use in the kitchen.

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a great way to try new stitches! Obviously, I didn't, but that's excellent to keep in mind.

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deearess, those are lovely!

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deearess wrote:
a great way to try new stitches! Obviously, I didn't, but that's excellent to keep in mind.

it was more a way to use up the one lonely skein of Christmas peaches and cream or whatever it was that i got on clearance and couldn't bear to use... this way i get to see the nice yarn regularly...

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You know that moment when crochet patterns finally stop looking like a foreign language? Yeah, that finally happened for me.
Still in the practicing stitches stage. I picked up "The Happy Hooker"- AMAZING resource- and have been watching youtube vids. My first project is going to be catnip fortunate cookies- free pattern on Lion Brand website. http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80062AD.html
I'm a little overwhelmed by crocheting rounds, but practice makes perfect.

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I'm going to get the recipient to model these properly for me, but I couldn't wait to show off, its the second thing I finished and the first nice thing I made!

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Now that I understand crocheting I think I like it better than knitting.

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Those are cute. And you have my shower curtain.

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dakini wrote:
You know that moment when crochet patterns finally stop looking like a foreign language? Yeah, that finally happened for me.
Still in the practicing stitches stage. I picked up "The Happy Hooker"- AMAZING resource- and have been watching youtube vids. My first project is going to be catnip fortunate cookies- free pattern on Lion Brand website. http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80062AD.html
I'm a little overwhelmed by crocheting rounds, but practice makes perfect.


Rounds aren't bad once you get used to them! I actually learned in rounds. Just keep a stitch marker (safety pin or bent paper clip works!) on hand so you know when you get to the end of a round.

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Shy Mox, those are fantastic. I adore the color. So rich and vibrant.

Idji, thanks for the idea about stitch markers! I'll give that a try.

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Does anybody have a link to a pattern for a baby afghan that you think is just super-duper, better than all the rest?

eta: or hats/sweaters?

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For hats, if you can find this book in your library, i made about ten different hats from it, learned a whole bunch of new skills, and just had a field day with.
http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... CFwQ8wIwAA

my go-to baby afghan, unfortunately, is knit. but i did make a granny square one (inspired by some amazing crocheters here, ahem) using this
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library ... if-blanket
i used some super bright colors and it came out awesome.

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The library! I can't believe I never thought of that. They don't have that one, but looks like the do have some others.

I've done a blanket similar to the one you posted years ago. Thanks for that - it's a good design that I probably don't have anymore.

I also found this one - really cute :
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http://gardeners-ramblings.blogspot.com/2010/05/may-day-baby-blanket.html

ETA: sad that I don't know how to knit. My grandma's hands/eyes got too bad before she was able to teach me.

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I did it! I crocheted my first project. I chose a cat bed pattern that I purchased from etsy.
Big thanks to choirqueer and deearess for helping me with some questions I had!
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The pattern said after crocheting I could fold it into four different bed shapes but none of them worked, so it's just sort of a... bowl.. thing. Oh well! Still proud of it.

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That's wonderful! So proud of you, dakini

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dakini wrote:
I did it! I crocheted my first project. I chose a cat bed pattern that I purchased from etsy.
Big thanks to choirqueer and deearess for helping me with some questions I had!
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The pattern said after crocheting I could fold it into four different bed shapes but none of them worked, so it's just sort of a... bowl.. thing. Oh well! Still proud of it.


Nice!

There are a ton of free patterns here: http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/
and also on Ravelry! :)

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The pattern said after crocheting I could fold it into four different bed shapes but none of them worked, so it's just sort of a... bowl.. thing. Oh well! Still proud of it.


Aww your kittles seems to enjoy it regardless! So cute! :)

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I heard back from Caron about the no dye lot yarn not matching. They said that there are "batch" numbers on the back that I should match up. Ummm...how is that not a dye lot?

ETA: At least they have some explanation of how to make it easier to match next time. But would have been nice to know going in.

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A couple of my friends are getting married and their tastes border a little more on the minimalist/modern. What do you think of this pattern if I do it in black/greys/ivory/dark red? (Those are the colors of all the stuff on their registry)

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ETA: also tempted to do a giraffe pattern in black/grey or grey/ivory. There's a long standing habit of the groom sending me stuff with giraffes.

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Or if I could get this to translate into crochet...

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you can crochet log cabin!

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Crocheting is awesome! My mom's a boss at it- she does huge afghans with a pattern that looks like mountains. I am less good at it and opt for a straight row. I'm working on an afghan for a queen-sized bed now (though, unfortunately, I meant for it to be a lap blanket).


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