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VIEWER STITCH QUESTION
I'm sure you've been asked a thousand times, but can you tell me if I can use 2 strands of worsted weight yarn instead of 1 strand of bulky yarn? I have a load of worsted yarn, but no bulky and I' like to use it up. Thanks so much for you newsletter. I've been able to use sooo many of your patterns
It’s always a challenge to find patterns that call
for the exact type of yarn we have on hand.
As far as substituting yarns goes:
This page offers tips (even though they mention knitting)
on substituting yarn:
Sandra posted on the following page that you
can substitute two strands of worsted weight yarn for
one strand of bulky yarn:
However, in my experience, all worsted weight yarns
are not created equal. For example, Red Heart Worsted Weight
Yarn and Carol Simply Soft Worsted Weight Yarn vary in size...
I think Red Heart is thicker.
I recommend you take a look at the information on this page:
I think this will help you determine which size yarn
is appropriate for your project.
Keep in mind... if your project isn’t a wearable or an item that
needs to be a specific size then the gauge really doesn’t matter
that much. If the intended project is a wearable, I suggest you make
a gauge swatch to be sure the yarn you use will yield the correct
number of stitches.
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
encyclopedia of knitting and crochet facts"
Keep a small pocket calendar in your project bag.
Each time you finish a project, enter the project name on the date you finished it.
It will amaze you to look back at how much you accomplish over the course of a year.
Scrap Yarn Ideas ...
do you have number 84?
page is compilation of uses for scrap yarns:
SCRAP YARN IDEAS
If you have a use that's not listed email me!
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I'm really hoping you can help me. It seems that crocheting is a dying art in my circle of friends and I'm trying to make an afghan that resembles log cabin quilt squares for my boyfriend's upcoming birthday. I'm presently stuck on the instruction that tells me to, 'join with slip st in first ch-3 sp: 7 sc and 8 sps." It's the "7 sc and 8 sps" portion of the instructions that is confusing me.
Can you possibly be of any help? I appreciate your time.
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>>ch-3 sp: 7 sc and 8 sps
Once you join in the ch-3 space you should have
7 single crochet stitches and 8 spaces where you made one or more chains.
That is a reference to help you make sure you have the correct stitch
count up to that point.
I WOULD LIKE THE INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE
THE BABY’S ABC’S AFGHAN.
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The ABC Baby Blanket is a graphed pattern.
The graph is on the pattern page:
I have information on the following page on how to read a chart or graph:
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT PATTERN. I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO USE UP MY
LEFT OVER YARN AND THIS IS PERFECT. I RECEIVED YOUR PATTERN FROM
HOOKED ON CROCHET. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THIS SIMPLE PATTERN.
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You're very welcome Filomena... hope you enjoy the pattern.
I have many other free patterns available also... I just finished
one for a rug that only uses scraps... I used a lot of mine making
Hi from a beginner,
Just a quick comment and a question. I wish more people would explain the stitches a little more plainly like you just did in this page. It really is starting to make sense although I am still having problems, (my age I guess, ha,ha) I need to be able to see it done before I can actually learn it. My question is: Is there anyone who has actually made a video of all of the stitches and explained them?? I would quickly buy a copy of it. I would love to learn to know some things too, but can't understand the stitches either. I have the needles but can only do the beginning of knitting, (where it is the simple yarn over on the needle and you keep turning your needle and starting over on the other needle.) I don't know how to bind off or read a knit pattern, actually as I said before, I don't know how to read a crochet pattern either but I am determined to learn. Anyway, thanks for all the great information.
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I’m so glad you are determined to learn crocheting and knitting.
I’m sure there are videos you can purchase... but you can view
stitches on youtube for free. I know a lady named Theresa
has posted many crochet videos.
Knitting isn’t as difficult as it seems either... once you understand
where your yarn should be for either the knit or purl stitch.
I’m glad my Crochet Basics page has been helpful to you.
Email me anytime!
HELLO FROM ALASKA,
I NEED HELP WITH UNDERSTANDING A HAT PATTERN. I'M TRYING TO MAKE A HAT IN THE ROUND, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO DO (2 DOUBLE CROCHETS IN THE NEXT STITCH. I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A DOUBLE STITCH. DO I GO UNDER THE TWO STITCHES ( THE V IN THE STITCH, OR DO I SOMEHOW MAKE ANOTHER DOUBLE IN THE THE FIRST DOUBLE STITCH. COULD YOU SHOW ME HOW WITH A PICTURE. ALSO MY HAT IS TURNING INTO A BOWL TO SOON IS
MY TENSION TO TIGHT?
THANK YOU SO MUCH,
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If your instruction says to work 2 double crochets in the next stitch
you will work both stitches into the very next stitch... under both loops
of the stitch unless otherwise indicated.
Your tension shouldn't change the shape of the hat... only the size.
Is your hat pattern online?
I was wondering if you could use Red Heart Super saver for both colors? Also could you just continue and make 44 rows instead of making 2 separate pieces. I like the pattern and was looking for something for the Special Olympics. Thank you
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Yes you can use two colors of the same kind of yarn.
You can make one long panel but the pattern design
will be different on each side when worn.
The reason I made two panels was to keep the spiked
stitches facing the same way when worn.
I have not found a mistake but I am confused about the change from the first 60 rows and the chain 12. I have crochet for over 60 years and something just doesn't click here. I really want to make this item When it says to move marker to opposite side of this row. This is when I am not sure what to do. Any help you can give me would be good. My son broke his left ankle and needs a cover for it so he can work and keep it warm thank you Beverly
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For Round 61... fold the stocking flat and put the marker on the
end opposite where your hook is... this is to help you keep track
of where the heel is. Now make the 12 chains and continue that
Sorry to hear your son broke is left ankle... good job thinking to
cover it with a stocking!
RE: Frustrating Crocheting!
I have booked myself into a crochet course which starts in February, 2011.
Hopefully, then I will be able to understand...as I have bought a few different types of crochet books like, flowers, amigurumi etc..
In the meantime, apart from an assortment of hooks and yarn, would there be anything else I'd need to start me off?
Thanks for all your help,
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I hope you enjoy your crochet course.
Learning to crochet is easy if you start with the
very basic stitches.
I have many stitch abbreviations and instructions on
my Crochet Basics page:
You do not have to know all of them... the very basic
stitches are a chain, single crochet, half double crochet,
double crochet, treble crochet and slip stitch. If you learn
these you can make many nice crocheted items.
Do you have a certain pattern you would like to make?
HOW DO YOU GET ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS. I ONLY CAN PRINT THE PAGE SHOWING.
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You might copy and paste the information you want to print
into a word program and print it from there.
When you click to print a page, everything should print on that page
unless it is set up otherwise. My pattern pages are set up so you
have the option to only print the pattern... this saves ink by not printing
the ads we feature on the pages.
Just curious... which page did you want to print?
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