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August 30, 2012

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RE: help with placing markers

I am trying to follow a pattern and i am very confused - first round is sc across and do not join (I am doing a cocoon) place marker which I did.

Rnd 2 sc in both loops of next sc (sc in front loop of next sc, sc in back loop across to marked sc (so I am guessing this is to the end) then it says 2 sc in both loops of each next 2 sc, move marker to second sc of 4 sc just made, (sc in front loop only of next sc, sc in back only of next sc) across to last sc, 2 sc in both loops of last. My question is is round 2 actually 2 rows but considered 1 round.
Please help
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The language for this pattern is a bit confusing. I have broken down the instructions into sections preceded by “>>>” and following is my interpretation.


>>> I am trying to follow a pattern and i am very confused - first round is sc
>>> across and do not join (I am doing a cocoon) place marker which I did.

     Since this pattern is written in "rounds"... were you instructed to "join" the actual foundation chains to form a ring and then asked to not join the first stitches?

>>>Rnd 2 sc in both loops of next sc

     For Round 2 you work a single crochet in both loops of the next stitch (I'm guessing this is the next stitch to the left of the marker and you will be working in a continuous round).

>>> (sc in front loop of next sc, sc in back loop across to marked sc
(so I am guessing this is to the end)

     This instruction seems to be missing a closing parenthesis which can alter the look of the pattern. This is how I interpret this:
Single crochet in the front loop of the next single crochet
Single crochet in the back loop of each remaining stitch across up to the marked single crochet (This should be the end since your marker was placed in the last stitch on Round 1)

>>> then it says 2 sc in both loops of each next 2 sc, move marker
to second sc of 4 sc just made,

     Now work 2 single crochets in both loops of the next 2 single crochets.... then move your marker to the second single of those 4 stitches you just made.

>>> (sc in front loop only of next sc, sc in back only of next sc) across to last sc,

     Single crochet in the front loop only of the next single crochet.
Single crochet in the back loop only of the next single crochet.
Now repeat that across to the last single crochet.

>>> 2 sc in both loops of last.

     Work 2 single crochet stitches in both loops of the last stitch.

>>> My question is is round 2 actually 2 rows but considered 1 round.

     This does sound like two rounds written into one.














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Re: Read A Pattern

I'm fairly new to crochet and have never used z pattern before. I fir figure out most of whet you've said; but I have s set of instructions that I cant decipher. This is how they read "Ch 1 sc in first 24 ch, [2dc in next ch] 1 (1,2) times, 3 dc in next ch, [2 Dc in next ch] 1 (1,2) times, sc in last 24 ch; join with sl to first sc; TURN-55 sta.

I understand the left part its the part with the parenthesis and brackets plus the numbers following them that is losing me. Please help.
M Wales

<< reply >>

This part of pattern deciphering is easy once you get the hang of it.
I’ve listed your instructions in sections preceded by “>>>”, followed
by an explanation of that instruction.

>>> "Ch 1 sc in first 24 ch,

Do this:

work a single crochet in each of the first 24 chains

>>> [2dc in next ch] 1 (1,2) times,

Do this:

[work 2 double crochets in the next chain]
Now, the instruction after the brackets and within parentheses
depends on the size you are making.... “1, (1,2)”.
The pattern is listing three sizes so if you pick the first size
you do that one time. “1, (1,2)”,
if you picked the second size you do that one time, “1, (1,2)”,
and if you chose the larger size you do that twice “1, (1,2)”.

>>> 3 dc in next ch, [2 Dc in next ch] 1 (1,2) times,

Do this:

work 3 double crochets in the next chain
[work 2 double crochets in the next chain]
Same as before... repeat this the number of times according to the size you chose to make.

>>> sc in last 24 ch; join with sl to first sc; TURN-55 sta.

Do this:

Single crochet in each of the last 24 chains.
Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet you made.
You should have 55 stitches when finished.


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Re: Appliquéd Bubble Wrap Crochet Blanket


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Re: Puffs_All_Over_Baby_Hat

Hi I was wondering if u have the video ,of how to make the puffs all over baby hat ,from the beginning step by step .thank you

<< reply >>

I'm sorry but I haven't made a video for this pattern.
I will add that to my to-do list.

I do have a link on the pattern page showing how to do the
single crochet puff stitch which is in that pattern.
Feel free to write if you have further questions.

Subject: Ribbed edge granny baby afghan

I just have a question regarding this pattern.
It says in the beginning to chain 4. Is this correct?
Any help you can give is greatly appreciated. :)

Thank you,
Lisa S.

<< reply >>

Yes, that is correct... the pattern is worked from the center outward.


Re: Emma's_Baby_Booties

I made the sole of baby booties but i do not understand the heel part of the pattern.
Please Help!


<< reply >>

The Heel is worked in short rows... you begin Row 1 with the right side of the bootie facing you
and work into the back loops only. Reattach the yarn in the center stitch on the right side
of the sole... this is 7 stitches back from the point where you fastened off. Then you
work a single crochet in each stitch around the the same point on the opposite side which
should be 19 single crochet stitches.

The next rows are worked over those 19 stitches.

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I just learned to crochet this summer and I wanted to graduate to something beside baby blankets. I watched your video for a table runner and you explained it very clearly and it looks like that will be my next project.
In short THANKS!!

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Congrats on learning to crochet... Im glad my video was helpful.
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I've crocheted the Alphabet Blanket you have in your cover photo!
Several of them to be exact! One of my favorite baby gifts to make.
I even adapted it for numbers. Thank you for the great pattern!
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That's wonderful. I can't take credit for that pattern... I was given
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As a receiver of one of
Those blankies, I can attest to how
Beautiful it is & how
Much my daughter loves it.
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RE: Baby's ABCs Afghan


i love this pattern
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Has anyone done this one in a variegated yarn?
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BPDC) your link for you tube doesnt go to that video, can u fix that? thanks
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Subject: ABC blanket

I am thinking about making the ABC blanket for one of my staff members.
She is using bright colors......Does the ABC's show up in on darker colors very well?

Robin Harmon

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I've never used dark colors... only baby yarn for this pattern.
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I don't think I would go darker than that.


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RE: How to Crochet: Writing on Single Crochet Fabric with Slip Stitches



"thanks so much! i really did need this to "sign" my
blanket i made so noone can clame its theirs ;)"
Jennifer Cathleen Caleb

As I said in my previous note to you, I am very new to this beautiful art. Until today, I have never looked at your website, etc.. I am amazed at what I saw. You certainly are a gifted lady. My question may sound very insignificant but I am wanting so much to learn how to handle this issue and to expand my abilities with this craft. I have a long way to go!

Sincerely, Betty.

<< reply >>

Thank you so much for such a nice compliment Betty.
Is there a particular pattern you would like to make?
I’m happy to help you learn.


I purchased a pattern off the internet recently in which I made 77 circles in rainbow colours.

The circles now need to be joined into a blanket with scalloped edges but I have lost the original pattern and cannot find it anywhere.

The joining work looked like loops if I recall correctly.

Are you able to help please? I am sure I can work out what I want to do as soon as I know how to do a basic join of pre-made circles.

It is for my husband’s 40th birthday, which is only a month away, so I am becoming a bit anxious about completing it in time.

Warmest regards from a freezingly cold Cape Town

<< reply >>

You can find a pattern available for download (requires you to sign in) via this page:
which is comprised of circles with fill-in motifs. You might
make fill-ins and then join them all and add a border after that.

Can tell me how you made the circle motif or send me a photo of one of them?
Do you remember the exact name of the afghan?

Subject: Suggestion/Question

I am new with crocheting and I have a question regarding the turning stitch. I am trying to crochet a dish towel which starts at the top with just nine chains and then double crochet in each stitch across. I know you chain three stitches at the end, turn your work, and insert the needle in the fourth stitch. After about 3 or 4 rows, the turn stitch is a different size from the other stitches and makes the edge very uneven. How do I avoid this? Also, I am left handed. Thank you for any help you can give me.


<< reply >>

Hi Betty:

I apologize for taking so long to get to your emails... my sister passed away in June and I’ve
been behind ever since.

I know you finished the Hanging Dish Towel already, but for the future regarding uneven edges..
when you turn with double crochet stitches you normally chain 3 and turn.
However, if you want a straighter edge you can try making 2 chains instead and see
how that looks. Each crocheter’s tension is different and if something isn’t working for you
it’s okay to change it. Also, the fact that you are left handed shouldn’t make a difference.


Re: Stitch_Question- Hanging Dish Towel

Thank you so much for responding to my question. I just finished the Hanging
Dish Towel that I found on Crochet "N" More. I really like the pattern but I am confused about how it can hang from either a knob or handle on a cabinet, etc. It doesn't look to me like the buttons can hold it but maybe I am wrong. Should the buttons have a shank?

I have had many complaments on the pattern.
Thank you again, and may God bless you too.
It is very kind of you to share your patterns.


<< reply >>

The buttons should hold it fine... if your crochet tension makes
your buttons too loose you can use larger buttons. I’ve never
used buttons with a shank but those should work fine also.



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