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You can steam block afghan squares by placing a cloth over the square and steaming it with an iron. Do not press it... just work with the steam and then let the square lay flat until it cools. Be sure to use a cloth between the iron and the finished piece and be extra careful if you decide to block "acrylic" yarn items as it could melt if overheated. Some people block by just steaming over the piece without actually touching the iron to the project but if you decide to actually press the iron onto your project I suggest testing a scrap swatch first.
You can block
a crocheted piece by wetting it thoroughly.
Then remove the excess water (I like to spin it in the washer).
Shape the piece, pinning if needed, and then let it air dry.
NOTE: When pinning.. use rust free pins.
Here are pages
that explain blocking:
ILLUSTRATED BASIC CROCHET INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BEGINNER:
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Keep your yarn
labels with the corresponding skeins of yarn.
Even if you only have a small ball of yarn left over from a skein, it may be
all you need to finish a future project and having the label available will
help you identify the correct color.
Scrap Yarn Ideas ...
do you have number 84?
The following page is compilation
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Subject: Hi, Sweetie!! Orange dishcloth...
Just thinking about you, as I sit here & crochet my little fingers to the bone - HUGE GRIN!!
Not to brag - but to thank you further - I just wanted to share with you; a photo of the dishcloth that I created - with MANY thanks to YOU!! :-) It's a tad bit blurry, as my digital camera is palm sized & difficult to hold steady... however, you get the idea.
So appreciative of the loan of your imagination, as well as completely impressed with your reply emails!! With blessings from above, I find a sense of peace with your farewell, re: "God Bless". It's always refreshing to find another Christian in what seems to be a "God forsaken world", at times!!
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Thank you so much for the crochet instructions on the internet. I was looking for increase and decrease instructions. We are making crochet items for the holiday bazaar at church and I would like to do different things but I did not feel comfortable with the different stitches. I got on the internet and your site was the first one I looked at. You have so many different stitches that I have heard about but did not know how to do. Your instructions are so easy to follow! I am going to crochet a lot of new things and am so excited.
Thanks so much!!!
RE: How to do a stitch
I am on the last row of a doily and directions say to do 3ttd in 5th ch from hook. Can you please tell me how to do that stitch. Thank You for any help you can send my way. Rhoda N.
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3ttd is a stitch abbreviation I haven't heard of before.
Sometimes "tt" is used in place of "tr" for a triple or treble crochet but I haven't seen "ttd" used except in Knitting. TTD in knitting is a triple twisted drop stitch.
Is your doily pattern online?
My name is Lydia and I was looking for patterns to make and sell in October and saw your coaster. I was wondering if I could use the pattern and sell it to raise money for cancer reasearch. I would buy the yarn and make them and cancer research would get the profit I would not and I have a few places here I can sell them I just need you writen permission please and thank you.
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Yes... you may use any of my patterns to make items to sell. All I ask is my patterns not be sold or reposted to other websites. Thank you for asking and good luck.
RE: Read A Pattern
is having trouble understanding a crochet blanket pattern. It's
instructing her to chain 3 space, chain 5 loop or ch-3 sp ch-5 lp.
She's read the instructions numerous times. Please help.
Thanks so much. Julia Taylor
<< reply >>
When a pattern refers to a chain 3 space or a chain 5 loop you are normally instructed to work into the hole beneath the chains.
Send me the pattern language for that row and I'll be happy to explain it for her.
<< Julia's Reply >>
I've listed the pattern language below.
Ch1, sc in first dc, 5 dc in ch-3sp, *sc in ch-5lp, 5 dc in ch-3 sp; rep from * to last lp; sc in 3rd ch of beg lp; turn-22 groups of 5 dc.
Thanks so much
for helping with an explanation.
<< My Reply >>
work one single crochet in the first double crochet
work 5 double crochet stitches in the hole beneath the next 3 chains
(known as the ch-3 sp)
single crochet in the next chain 5 loop... (not sure why this is worded this way... but
a loop is the same as a space, it just has more chains)
work 5 double crochet stitches in the hole beneath the next 3 chains
Repeat the instructions
from the asterisk across the row until you get to the last loop
(I believe the loop should be a chain 5)
Work one single crochet in the third chain of the beginning loop (you should have made 5 chains to begin that row... work the single crochet into the center of the five chains)
When you finish you should have 22 groups of 5 double crochet stitches.
Hello What does
this mean? (SC in next st, 2 sc in next st around (15)
(SC in ea of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st around (20)
(SC in ea of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (25)
I have started
over twice and it just doesn't look right.
Those are instructions for rows 3-5 of a "bootie" pattern for adults.
Thank you for your assistance.
<< reply >>
>>>(SC in next st, 2 sc in next st around (15)
Single crochet in the next stitch. Work 2 single crochet stitches in the next stitch.
You're missing a closing parenthesis on this instruction... I believe there should be a closing parenthesis prior to the word "around". By adding the word "around" after a set of instructions contained in parentheses this means you do the instructions contained within the parentheses over and over all the way across the row/round. In this case you should have 15 single crochet stitches when you finish the row/round.
>>>(SC in ea of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st around (20)
is worked the same way.
Single crochet in each of the next two stitches. Work 2 single crochets in the next stitch. Repeat that all the way around and you should have 20 stitches when this row/round is finished.
>>>(SC in ea of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st) around (25)
is worked the same way.
Single crochet in each of the next three stitches. Work 2 single crochets in the next stitch. Repeat that all the way around and you should have 25 stitches when this row/round is finished.
I just stumbled across your website :) I would like to ask you a question about the free patterns that you post on the site. I know they are under copyright law, but what about the items made from the patterns? Do you allow them to be given as gifts and/or sold? I know some designers allow the giving and/or selling of items made from their patterns (not the patterns themselves) as long as the item is given/sold with a tag stating the URL. Thank you for your time! Alisha Amick
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You may use
any of my patterns to make items to give as gifts or to sell for
All I ask is my patterns not be sold or reposted to other websites.
I do appreciate you including the url to my website with each item made.
Thanks for asking!
Just wanted to say thank-you for posting the dishcloth pattern online for free. I'm trying to do-up a bunch to sell at a craft fair as a fund-raiser for a little boy with a brain tumor. I'm not a great crocheter so I needed a pattern that was simple, easy to follow, and (best of all) free! Best Regards, Sue
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