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WORKING IN ROW ENDS
Sometimes a pattern has you work rows of
stitches and then to form a border or edging
you are instructed to "work in the row ends". The row ends are the first & last stitches you did on each row. If the rows are single crochet stitches then the "end of the row" refers to making the required stitches around the first & last single crochet stitches on each row.
If the first & last stitches on the row are double crochet stitches you work around the post of the double crochet stitches. No matter what kind of stitch you are using you work around the actual stitch on the end of the row... not into the top of it.
The first photo in the following picture
shows a swatch turned on its side
with the ends of the rows on the top. I used a white cotton thread to work into the
row ends so you could see where the stitches go. The second photo shows the entire
piece with a border added. I worked one single crochet into each row end, one single
into each unworked loop of the foundation chain, one single in each row end up the opposite side, and one single in each stitch on the last row I had made. For each corner I worked 3 singles so the motif wouldn't curl up.
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When you need to embellish a crochet project that will be seen from both sides once you're finished with it... be sure to pay attention to both sides as you make the embellishments.
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Re: cable hat
I am desperately looking for a cabled hat to make for my 10 yr old nephew. I am looking for a crochet pattern. I had come across your cabled hat pattern and seen where it says adult woman size, do you think if it were in a brown that it would be fine for a boy's hat, or is the stitching too feminine looking?
Thank you for your help.
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I think the Cable Hat pattern would work fine for a boy or a girl.
Just check the head circumference and adjust accordingly... you can
change the hook and/or yarn size to adjust the size.
You can find several other cable hat patterns listed here:
Thanks for Doggie Sweater Pattern
Hi. I just wanted to thank you for the doggie sweater pattern. I noticed my dog shivering, so got right down to it. I'm very new to crocheting. This was my second project attempt, after doing a couple of dish towels, and I think it came out great. I didn't have to readjust the size much because it fit Pepper just fine.
I built it just as you describe but after a couple of days of wearing it, we noticed it would ride up his neck and down his body. The leg hole would spread apart so I had to craft a little hourglass piece (which taught me how to increase/decrease stitches) and slip stitch that betweet the legs to keep everything together. Now, its perfect! And the matching camouflage colours are just perfect for this male dog (didn't want anything too froo froo).
Here are a couple of pictures of the finished product. He's toasty warm now. Thanks again.
-SteveH (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
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Thank you so much for sharing your photos.
I have added Pepper to The Dog House:
I will also be including your email and photos in the current
issue of the CNM Newsletter which will be distributed as soon
as I can get it finished (running a bit behind schedule today).
I am crocheting the Row Count Christmas Tree Afghan Square, how do you do the tree, do you cut after you do the 4 single crochet and add 12 row of white. Do you cut the green or leave it alone? It doesn't look right to me.Please help me.
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Our video for the Row Count Purple Heart Coaster pattern shows how I
do color changes:
Color changes are the same in all of my row count patterns.
I never cut a color until I finish with it.
I carry the unused color along to the point where I will need it again for the next row,
then drop it so I can pick it up on the way back.
This is the beginning of a pattern and I have no idea as to what to do after chain 45.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch st across the row. (44 sl sts.)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st. (44 sl sts.)
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Once you make the 45 chain stitches....
For Row 1 you do this:
slip stitch in the second chain from the hook (do not count the chain that is on the hook)
slip stitch in each remaining chain across the row
you should have 44 slip stitches when you finish.
For Row 2 you do this:
chain 1, turn (this just means you turn the work over so you can work back into
the stitches you did on row 1)
Slip stitch in every stitch on Row 1.
you should have 44 slip stitches when you finish.
do you think you could come up with some designs for some book related ornaments for Christmas, like a Snitch from Harry Potter or the sign of the deathly Hallows?
Items like those are trademarked, therefore it is illegal to design them.
I found your pumpkin pencil toppers and made them for my son's third grade class for halloween- They all loved them and so did their parents. Thank you for posting the pattern!! I just started crocheting at the beginning of the year so I haven't quite figured out how to write my own patterns so I so appreciate you posting this.
Could u explain what does it mean to (dc, ch3,dc) in next ch-3
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(dc, ch3,dc) in next ch-3
means you do this:
Work one double crochet in the next chain 3 space
(crochet into the hole beneath the 3 chains)
work another double crochet into the same space.
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RE: How to Crochet the Crocodile Stitch: Video and Photo Tutorial - moogly
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That's great! Crocodile Stitch is so beautiful!
Craftybegonia Arts and Crafts
No errors, just a question. Do you have a pattern for this style hat for teens and adults? I absolutely love it and so does my teenage gdaughter. Thanks for sharing your pattern.
Have a super blessed day.
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Thanks for asking. I’m sorry to say I do not have an adult size pattern for a puff stitch hat. I will add this to my pattern list for future designs.
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