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Volume XV, Issue No. 21
November 15, 2012

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RE: unclosed slip knot stitch

I was looking at a pattern and it starts like this
"Make an unclosed slip knot and chain 12, turn."
I have never heard of an unclosed slip knot. Does anyone know how to do it?

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Make the slip knot like normal but don't tighten it.
If you are referring to this pattern:

when you are instructed to turn 180 degrees... this just means you will be working back up the opposite side of the foundation chain.

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How to Crochet - Crochet into Unworked Loops along Foundation Chain

Sometimes a pattern will instruct you to work stitches into a foundation chain
and then continue working stitches back up the opposite side of the foundation
chain. To do this you place the indicated stitches in the unworked loops of each
of the
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Subject: I have a question I can't find the answer for? maybe you can help me?

Not sure if this is going to go through? I have a crochet question and can't
find the answer (so far) on the web...

Could you possibly help me?
Nancy Corbin


<< reply >>

What's your question?


<< Nancy's Reply >>

thank you for responding!
I have crocheted before but not in a very long time. I'm working on an afghan and I'm done with the body and now working on the edging. The pattern says put 119 sc evenly spaced down the side...? The pattern didn't say crochet so many rows (in the body) only to end up with the body being 35 inches long (which mine is). How do I determine where to put the 119 sc evenly?


<< Lisa's Reply >>

I’ve seen instructions like this a lot myself and it used to be so confusing to me also.
Think of it this way... The area of the project that requires the stitches must first be divided into sections. Then it’s time for a little math. You need to know how many stitches you need to add per section. This isn't always exact... as in your project.

You mentioned that your project is 35 inches and you need to place those 119 stitches evenly across that area.
119 stitches divided by 35” = 3.4 stitches per inch
Since this isn't a whole number... you will need to adjust accordingly... placing 3 or 4 inches in each section.

When your 35 inch piece is divided into one inch sections... you can place 3 stitches in all of the odd numbered sections
and 4 stitches in all of the even numbered sections for a total of 122 stitches.
like this
18 sections have 3 stitches that will equal 54 stitches (18x3=54)
and 17 stitches have 4 stitches that will equal 68 stitches (17x4=68)
the total of 54 plus 68 is 122
To adjust this from 122 stitches to 119 stitches... evenly omit 3 stitches along the edge by dividing the 35 inch project into 3 sections and placing 3 stitches in a section that only required 4 in the center of each of those 3 sections.
(I hope this makes sense as it is difficult to explain in writing).


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I just wanted to say thanks for all the hard work you put into the site and the newsletters. And while my personal religious beliefs may not always agree with yours, I respect both your beliefs and your willingness to share them. I wonder, though, if you might not want to add the 11th Commandment as it is my favorite!

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
John 13:34 (Eng Standard).

Keep up the great work!


All really great but what does this mean? ch 2#, or what does this symbol mean in a crochet pattern - # ?

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Was this in one of my patterns?
If so, which pattern as it’s probably a typo.

Symbols are used to set apart a set of instructions that
will be repeated later on.


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