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Post stitches are made using basic crochet stitches (sc, hdc, dc, tr, etc).
The stitch is called a "post stitch" because of the placement of the stitch.
FRONT POST STITCH
Insert hook from the front side from right to left around post of st on previous row, complete the indicated stitch.
BACK POST STITCH
Insert hook from the back side from right to left around post of st on previous row, complete the indicated stitch.
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do you have a baby hat pattern?
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Our most popular baby hat pattern is the Puff Stitch Baby Hat:
I have a bootee pattern that says to dc in nt 9chs I don't know what nt stands for...perhaps you could enlighten me. Thanks
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I believe the designer has used “nt” as an abbreviation for “next”.
Therefore your instructions would be to work one double crochet
in the next 9 chains.
Hope this helps.
I am new to crochet and am working on a pair of baby booties. The pattern uses the terms single chain decrease, double chain decrease and half double chain decrease. Are these the same as single CROCHET decrease, double CROCHET decrease and half double CROCHET decrease?
Also, do you have utube videos that show these decrease stitches?
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I believe you are correct about these stitches.
Here are links to videos for each:
Single Crochet Decrease:
Double Crochet Decrease:
Half Double Crochet Decrease
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How do you do a left and right triple cluster?
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There are variations of the cluster stitch but basically it means there is more than one stitch clustered together. As an example: If you were doing a 3 double crochet cluster you would do each double crochet without completing the last step (you would have 2 loops on the hook after the first dc, 3 loops on the hook after the second dc and 4 loops on the hook when all three dcs are completed. Then you yarn over and draw through all of the loops. That is what "Clusters" the stitch.
For a triple cluster, you would work triple crochet stitches and cluster them together at the end. I don’t recall seeing a “left” or “right” cluster stitch.
Hope this helps.
I am working on your adorable Puff Stitch Baby Hat. I see two rows of Puff Stitches in the picture but only R18 instructs to make the Puff Stitches. Is there another row of Puff Stitches between your R20 and R21?
M. Jeanne Lee
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There is only one row of puff stitches in this pattern.
The texture you see is due to the front and back post stitches on R21.
When the pattern says to work right to left,then left to right...do you turn your work? I'm trying to do the adv afghan....
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This depends on a number of factors.
Does your pattern include a graph or is it a written pattern?
Is the pattern regular crochet or tunisian crochet?
In regular crochet stitches are normally worked from right to left
with the exception of specialty stitches such as the reverse single crochet.
Is this pattern online?
I'm working on a pattern ( Pretty Crochet Doily) and one of the abbreviations in the instructions is ss. It's not slip stitch. I've been doing crochet for 40 years and I've never seen this one before. Do you know what it might be? The pattern is by Bernat. Any help you can give me would be much appreciated.
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Even though this pattern contains the abbreviation “sl st” for a slip stitch,
I believe “ss” is also used for a slip stitch.
I am using this pattern and have a question about the 2nd ruffle. The instructions say to start in the unused loop at the base of the 1st Ruffle. Are you indicating to use the front loop. If so, are you inserting the hook from the bottom up through to the top or are you inserting the hook from the top down through to the bottom in the front loop.
Thank you for your assistance.
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For the second ruffle I hold the afghan with the edge away from me, working into the unworked loop of each stitch from the bottom up.
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Has anyone made this afghan with a dark color yarn? I'm thinking of doing this in a darker color but wondered if the letters would stand out as well as they do with a lighter color yarn.
Lora de Lacey
I've only seen this afghan made using baby pastels or neutrals. If the definition of the puff stitch isn't clearly visible on the intended yarn color I would not use it unless I did all puff stitches in a contrasting color.
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