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INCOMPLETE DOUBLE CROCHET
Double Crochet is a normal double crochet stitch worked without
completing the very last step.
Yarn over and
insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated.
Yarn over and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook.)
Yarn over and draw through 2 of the loops. (2 loops on hook.)
Anytime a stitch
is listed as "incomplete" work the stitch as usual but omit the
very last step.
Stitch Idea, Courtesy of Lynne.
I was wondering if you know what an incomplete double crochet is and how do I do this stitch. I'd appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks and have a great day.
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
of knitting and crochet facts"
I wind leftover
yarn into balls and store it in plastic stacking drawers.
I store cotton yarn in one drawer; acrylic in another drawer and other yarn fibers in another drawer. This makes it easier to locate the colors and types of yarn I need because they are organized in the same place.
Scrap Yarn Ideas ...
do you have number 84?
76. I crochet
balls the size of baseballs and stuff lightly for my grandchildren
to play with in the house. They really like bright colors. Purple
is the favorite so far.
I don't always have the plastic eyes on hand when I'm crocheting
a new stuffed animal for my grandchildren so I dip into my scrap
yarn pieces and embroider eyes. I can make them any color I choose.
I'm not sure how to do it but crocheting a small piece to wrap around
the part of your eyeglasses that lies on the bridge of your nose
seems like a good idea if your glasses like to slide down.
Instead of wearing a chain on your eyeglasses, why not crochet a
Crochet 2 chains of yarn (8" - 10" long) and attatch one to each
end of your eyeglasses and then tie the ends together in the back
of your head in a bow. This could be done in different colors to
match your outfit, or your school colors, or in holiday colors such
as green for St. Patricks Day, pink and red for Valentines Day....etc.
I haven't tried it because I just thought of it. Let your imagination
Give you're scrap yarn to someone who loves to crochet but can hardly
ever afford new yarn. And maybe just give them some new yarn and
keep the old for yourself.
Swap some of your scrap yarn with a friend who needs the color of
yarn you have. Your friend just might have the color of yarn you
83. I don't think I saw where anyone was making flowers. Even a tiny bit of yarn would make a forget me not. These could be put on almost anything. A lap afghan would be awesome for a rest home. I'm going to make pansies for my next package. Thank you for your web sight. I found all the ideas awesome. love Anna
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Re: Filet Alphabet Patterns
I am looking
for a pattern and hope you can help.
I need a 7 inch square with worsted weight yarn and I hook.
I was hoping to find an easy one for a simple filet B pattern.
Do you know of anything like that?
Thank you! Christa
page contains a filet pattern for the letter "B" along with links
to the rest of the alphabet.
Hope you can
use this pattern.
I don't think it will workout to the size you wanted if you use worsted weight yarn though.
You might be
able to use my pattern for a Row Count "B" Coaster and work extra
edging rounds to achieve the size you want:
I just found your website yesterday and am having a lot of fun exploring. It is easy to get around on your site. I know I will come back often. Jan
this for my little cousin's birthday gift last month! Turned out
GREAT! She loved it.
Hello, I've done some crocheting and i'm having problems understanding your pattern.. Please, help.what does fasten off mean and with the heel 1: With RS facing, working in bl's only. Reattach yarn in the center stitch on RS of sole. I know that Rs is right side but not sure about bl, and this is the heel also..R5: Ch1, turn. Sc in 1st st. (Ch1, sk next sc, sc in next sc) around. I'm not sure what sk means.. if you could please help i would be grateful..Tammie
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what does fasten off mean and with the heel 1: With RS facing, working in bl's only. Reattach yarn in the center stitch on RS of sole. I know that Rs is right side but not sure about bl,
BL is the abbreviation for back loop. To begin the heel, you reattach the yarn 7 stitches back from the original fasten off point. Then you work in the back loops only... making single crochet stitches around to the same point on the opposite side of the bootie. You should have 19 singles when finished with Row 1.
and this is the heel also.. R5: Ch1, turn. Sc in 1st st. (Ch1, sk next sc, sc in next sc) around. I'm not sure what sk means.
Sk is the abbreviation for skip.
For round 5 you do the following:
Chain 4 and
Now, Slip stitch in the same stitch.
Now, Slip stitch in the stitch on other end of same round.
(this forms a little hole on the top of the toe).
Chain 4, slip stitch in the same stitch.
When you finish
you should have two little loops,
one on each side of the toe where the tie string will go.
Hi there. Do
you have a trick to increase the size? i.e. for a 4 inch foot? Thanks!
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I've never tried to make this pattern larger but it would be fairly easy to increase the sole size... if you need it wider... begin with more chains and then to increase the length repeat Row 3 for more than Rows 4-11.
The rest of the pattern would be trickier. You will have to calculate how many stitches you have for the size sole you decide on and rework the rest of the pattern from there.
I would love to try to make these for my friends new baby... are you willing to send the pattern? thank you Anja
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I am so thankful to have found you.
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My name is Anna Jarrett and I live in Soldotna Alaska. I would like to share with you how God is going to use your web sight in our mission work here.
My husband and I work for Samaritan's Purse , (Franklin Graham). We have an office here with airplanes that we use in Alaska and Far East Russia. We have a staff of seven families.
Much of our work is building churches and youth centers in bush Alaska. The only way there is by air. It has been such rewarding work , meeting the needs of the pastors and their wives . There is so much to share on how hard it is but I will save that for another time.
In the last few years I have found that in the villages there are many pastors wives who crochet. The ladies at SP see the opportunity to use this as a ministry . Sending supplies so they can teach the other young girls. As they share the love of crochet, we pray they will see the love of God in that home and want that in their own lives. So one of our mission projects is to collect donated yarn and other supplies so these ladies will be able give these things away. So far God had provided everything we have ask him for.
Your web sight is going to be such a blessing to all of us. The winters are long and dark, so that is when we do most of our hand work. Supplies are very hard for them to get , books costing too much for postage. Especially when they live on very small salaries. So I am thanking God , that they can download patterns, find helpful hints and see what others are doing. Some of these villages have as few as 100 people and they are hundreds of miles away from the next village. With no roads. The only way is by air, snow machine and dog sleds.
Thank you again for your web sight. Isn't it awesome that God uses our talents to bless others? Doing something we really love. I would love to send you pictures and updates. Are you going to put your web sight on Face book.? That would be helpful to so many of the ladies here. God Bless, In him Anna Jarrett
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Our family is familiar with Samaritan's Purse... it is a wonderful organization.
I'm so glad that the information on the Crochet N More website is useful to you and your ministry. God is wonderful to give people talents through which they may help others. I would love to see photos and updates!
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I found this pattern on your web site and wanted to try it. It looks like it would really be pretty. I have just started crocheting in the last 3 or 4 months, so I am relatively new at this.
There is one part that I don't understand. Row 20 - can you please tell me what "2 dc in next ch 1 sp" means??? I don't understand the "ch 1 sp". Then later in the pattern there is a "2 dc in next ch 2 sp".
I would really appreciate your help. I think this will make a very pretty decorative wall hanging. I'm sure it will be so pretty that I will not want to use it. Thanks, Marie Hinnen
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Congratulations on learning the art of crochet.
Regarding Row 20 of the Hanging Dish Towel pattern:
"2dc in next ch 1 sp" means you work two double crochet stitches into the hole beneath the next chain stitch on the working row. Do not work into the chain itself.
"2dc in next
ch 2 sp" means you work two double crochets in the hole beneath
next two chains.
I want you to know that I left your site crochetnmore.com promptly because of the WSPA donation ad and the picture. It's horrible. I love animals and do what I can to help and don't like to be surprised with abuse pictures when I'm surfing the web for my hobby. You may consider getting rid of that one..or at least the picture. Thank you, Megan
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I think we have that problem fixed.
I don't like surprise ads either and that one ended up in the ad rotation.
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What is meant when the instructions tell you to sc, hdc around last dc of a row? I have never read a pattern that tells you to go around a stitch.
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To work stitches "around" stitches at the end of a row you actually work around the "post" of the stitch.
Imagine that a double crochet stitch looks like a fence post... work the indicated stitches (in this case 1 sc and 1 hdc) around the post of the stitch instead of into the stitch like we normally would.
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One Sunday morning when my son was about five years old, we were attending church in our community. It was common for the preacher to invite the children to the front of the church and have a small lesson before beginning the sermon. He would bring in an item they could find around the house and relate it to a teaching from the Bible.
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