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Submitted by Marie Richards
If a pattern says:
"multiple of 6, plus 3"
This means that you can make your foundation chain divisible by 6 then add 3
more chains to begin the pattern. For example... you could make the
foundation chain 12+3 ; 18+3 ; 24+3, etc the 3 more chains are to make your
pattern come out even. Now you begin the stitches for your first row.
The decrease dishcloth pattern is worked in multiples of 3+2... so you could make the foundation chain 6+2, 9+2, 30+2, 90+2... you work the first number of chains and then add the extra 2 chains to make the pattern balance out correctly.
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
HOW TO DO A STARTING CHAIN
SINGLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
HALF DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
DOUBLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
TRIPLE CROCHET (click here for instructions)
If you tend to crochet tighter on the foundation row of an afghan making that end narrower,
try crocheting the foundation row with a hook that is one size larger, then switch to the next size lower to finish the project.
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I want you to know that you have the best stitch descriptions I have ever seen. I am blind and rely totally on the written instructions rather than instructions and photos. Your stitch explanations are consistently accurate, detailed and thorough. I have a question about starting rows. Everyone seems to think that people just take this for granted, I suppose. Anyway, say you make a swatch of 12 stitches across and 12 rows down. For single crochet, I believe that I chain 13, begin in the second chain from hook and work across to the last chain. In the last chain, I do a sc, chain 1, then turn. Then, to begin the next row, I insert my hook in the first little space between stitches to make the first stitch, right? That means that I will then have a completed stitch bump, plus the bump from the turning chain from the previous row. Or, do I skip the first space between stitches and begin the row in the second space, or stitch?
Now, for double crochet, for my little 12 stitch 12 row swatch, I believe that I chain 14, and begin in the third chain from hook and work dc across the row. Then, I chain 2 and turn. Then, to begin the next row, do I insert my hook into the first space between the stitches, thereby, having a stitch bump and a turning chain bump at the beginning of the row, or do I skip the first stitch space and begin in the second.
In other words, where exactly, do you begin rows? I know that I should know this. I have been crocheting for many years. I have never had a good crochet teacher, though. The only person who showed me how to crochet is my husband, who learned in order to teach me. I had always been told as a child that blind people can't crochet, and I believed it. But when I was in my early 20's, I wanted to try to learn anyway. Now that I am 51, have raised 6 children and have crocheted for a long time, I wish that I could sit down with another crocheter like you and have a really good crochet session to iron out little pesky points like this! Thanks again for all of your help. Again, yours is the page that I turn to when I really want to know how to do a stitch.
Thank you so much for such a nice compliment.
Gloria Tracy appeared on Aleene's Creative Living TV Show once and
she said you should always place your first stitch in the space at the base
of the beginning chain for a new row. I use her method when making single crochet stitches.
But, with longer stitches like the double crochet I try to line up my stitches.
The doubles look like little fence posts and as long as I have one on top of the other
I keep my stitch count and the row ends seem more even to me. This method is
a bit more difficult to do with shorter stitches (i.e. single and half double) because
the shorter stitches are more difficult visualize.
I think this is more of a trial and error type thing rather than an actual rule of crochet.
It's always best to count your stitches on each row to be sure that your count is correct so your
ends will work up evenly.
I came to this site because I was looking for a pattern for my sister. We both make doll's, doilies,afghans,and a few other thing's. But she just recently purchased some double sided crochet hooks, and she hasn't found a pattern for them. I seen your double sided afghan pattern and decided to give your site a try to find something more for her to do. So far it has been very enjoyable for me. Thank You very much for your free patterns.
OOH my what a great idea for the lids!! wow!!
Can you tell me how to do a db. crochet decrease, here is how the
Dc dec 2 tog, (ch2, dc dec 3 tog) across. its the pattern for the
decrease dishcloth on your website.
Help, i'm confused!!
<<<< my reply >>>>
>>>Dc dec 2 tog,
DOUBLE CROCHET DECREASE 2 STITCHES TOGETHER
Work a dc in the next stitch without completing the very last step (leave the last two loops on the hook), then dc in the next stitch without completing the last step. You should have three loops on the hook then yarn over and draw through all the loops. Decrease made.
>>>(ch2, dc dec 3 tog) across.
DOUBLE CROCHET DECREASE 3 STITCHES TOGETHER
Work a dc in the next stitch without completing the very last step (leave the last two loops on the hook). Work a dc in the next stitch without completing the very last step (you should have three loops on the hook), then dc in the next stitch without completing the last step. You should have four loops on the hook then yarn over and draw through all the loops. Decrease made.
<<< joanne's reply >>>
Thanks so much, you are definitly the best friend a person could have when it
comes to crocheting!!! I love the crochetnmore newsletter!! Joni
I live in Minneapolis and bookmarked your site because, because, because
you obviously love the Lord and you care about people's souls above
all. And I love your patterns. Am looking forward to trying a bunch of
God bless you, Lisa, and thanks bunches and bunches for granting
permission. I know the Lord will bless you for that.
I will send all my students (when I get them) to your site.
Just found your site-it's great. Jesus IS COMING SOON! Praise His Holy name.
I have visited your site and i like what i see. I hope you update your patterns regularly. I love to knit and crochet. I usually do baby items most. Keep up the good work.
Revisited your website this afternoon. Just wanted to let you know that the enjoyment and excitement did not diminish, since I hadn't visited your site for quite some time.
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By Cylinda Mathews
My personal pet peeve is to find an error at the very end of
a big pattern. About 6 years ago, I chose a lovely tablecloth
pattern from either a Magic or Decorative Crochet magazine
to make for my mom. On the last two rnds, after months of
working on this cloth, I found an error. Because these patterns
are in symbol crochet, and the edge of the cloth was hidden in
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THINGS OVERHEARD ON NOAH'S ARK
"Did anyone think about bringing a couple of umbrellas?"
"Hey, there are more than two flies in here!"
"Wasn't someone supposed to put two shovels on board?"
"OK, who's the wise-guy who brought the mosquitoes on board?"
"Help! I need some Pepto for the elephants, QUICK!"
"Don't Make Me Pull This Ark Over And Come Back There!"
"No Ham, you cannot eat the Pig!"
"And whatever you do, DO NOT pull this plug out."
"Are We There Yet?"
What is the best way to communicate with a fish?
Drop it a line.
Where do you find the most fish?
Between the head and the tail.
Why are dolphins cleverer than humans?
Within 3 hours they can train a man to stand at the
side of a pool and feed them fish.
The man was in no shape to drive, so he wisely left his car parked and walked
home. As he was walking unsteadily along, he was stopped by a policeman.
"What are you doing out here at 2 A.M.?" said the officer.
"I'm going to a lecture," the man said.
"And who is going to give a lecture at this hour?" the cop asked.
"My wife," said the man.
John and Nancy were married for 40 years and decided they wanted to renew
their vows and planned a second wedding. They were discussing the details
with their friends. Nancy wasn't going to wear a traditional bridal gown and
she started describing the dress she was planning to wear. One of her friends
asked what color shoes she had to go with the dress. Nancy replied, "Silver."
At that point, her husband chimed in, "Yep silver...to match her hair."
Shooting a glaring look at John's bald spot, Nancy's friend said, "So John, I
guess you are going barefoot."
** THIS TOWN IS SO SMALL... **
The City Jail is called amoeba, because it only has one cell.
Main Street - one block long - dead ends in both directions.
McDonalds only has one Golden Arch.
The phone book has only one page.
The 7-11 is a 3&1/2 - 5&1/2.
The New Year's baby was born in October.
The ZIP code is a fraction.
The city limits signs are both on the same post.
Second Street is in the next town over.
There's no place to go that you shouldn't.
A "Night on the Town" takes only 11 minutes.
The mayor had to annex property to eat a foot-long
A one dollar bill met a 20 dollar bill and said, "Hey, where've
you been? I haven't seen you around here much."
The twenty answered, "I've been hanging out at the casinos,
went on a cruise and did the rounds of the ship, back to the
United States for awhile, went to a couple of baseball games,
to the mall, that kind of stuff. How about you?"
The one dollar bill said, "You know, same old stuff, church,
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