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REVERSE SINGLE CROCHET (a/k/a CRAB STITCH)
A reverse single crochet is worked from left to right; whereas a regular single crochet stitch is worked from right to left. Insert your hook into the stitch or space indicated, then yarn over and pull up a loop. (You should have two loops on your hook.) Yarn over and draw through both of the loops on your hook. This stitch takes a bit of practice but the outcome is well worth the effort.
Here’s a video demonstrating the stitch:
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I am making the No Sew Towel Holder 1 and have struggled some with the directions and knowing what is meant. I think I have figured out most of it. I am down to the "FLAP." How do I "Reattach yarn to the unworked loop of first sc on R1 of handle?" I do not know how to do R1 directions. Can you help me?
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The Flap is just the little fanned out portion that folds down onto the front of the topper.
Hold the handle (the long slim piece) with the short end up, reattach the yarn in the unworked loop of the first single crochet on that end. R1 is worked into the unworked loops along the short edge of the very first row you did for the Handle. Once you attach the yarn, work one single crochet in each of the first three stitches, then make 2 chains, then work a single crochet in each of the last three stitches.
This isn't an error, but I can't find a way to understand in row 13 ** Dc in sp bet same dc and the next dc. I don't understand where the "sp" is between the two dcs. I was going to skip that except it occurs every other stitch.
I'm trying to make some of these hats for my grand children to wear in our pool, making them out of plarn from my grocery bags.
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What a wonderful idea... to make these using Plarn.
Working into a space between the same dc and the next dc just means you work into the hole directly between those two stitches instead of directly into one of the stitches.
I have a question about Joanne's Preemie Hat crochet pattern. I think there may be a typo in ROUND 6.
It reads: Ch3, dc in each cluster, (got that part, then it continues) dc and chain 1 space around (36 dc).
Does that mean to dc and ch1 in each space around?
I keep trying different thing but end up pulling the hat out and starting over. Hope you can help me!
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Begin Round 6 with 3 chains.
Then you work one double crochet in each cluster... a double crochet in each double crochet and a double crochet in each chain-1 space. When you finish you should have 36 double crochet stitches.
I would like to make this blanket for my expected nephew. I am confused on how to begin this blanket. Your pattern does not say how many I am to chain first. It just says to chain 4 then make 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc. Can you please clear this up for me?
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This afghan is worked from the center outward.
It begins with 4 chains.
Re: Crocheted Dish Towel Topper - Base Row
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A friend want me to learn how to do this. So I want to thank you for showing me how to do this. :-)
RE: How to Crochet - Ruffled Edge
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I'm new into crocheting, so I'll need a little clarification... Did you do 2 DCs in the first stitch (the same as where you chained 3), and then 3 DCs in every stitch? Lovely project!
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Yes Jayden. The three chains at the beginning will count as one double crochet, making a total of three double crochets in the first stitch. Thanks for asking!
Re: How to Crochet - How to Find the Center Strand of Yarn in a Skein and How to Untangle Yarn
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Bernat is the absolute worst for finding the end and tangling as it pulls out. I always have to pull the whole center out.
I love the yarn for baby stuff but hate working with it. UGH!
sometimes a pattern puts instruction for crochet in parantesis, with simbols... and after it there is more instructions .. its confusing. is it just an explanation for the parantesis instructions?or is it more instructions.,
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Asterisks, parentheses, brackets and other symbols are used in crochet patterns to specify
a set of instructions that will be repeated later on in the pattern. Setting off instructions in this manner helps keep the pattern language as short as possible.
Is there a particular set of instructions that is confusing to you?
Re: How to Crochet - Single Crochet Puff Stitch (SC PS)
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Very nicely explained!
Thank you for sharing your ideas of how to do the border too.
I found and am doing the Dog Bandanna found her on your site.
I am now doing Row 5 repeats it says to continue till I have one ch 2 sp. The row 5 repeat must have an error as repeating it is not getting my rows smaller in order to get down to having only one ch 2 space left. Is there an error or am I just not seeing this right. Thanks for any help so I can complete the pattern.
Mary in Toronto
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The Band is made first, then you reattach the yarn in the 20th stitch from where you fastened off. For R4 do this:
Chain 1, then work a single crochet in the same stitch.
(Chain 2, skip the next single crochet. Single crochet in the next single crochet.)
Repeat what is in parentheses across until you have 20 stitches left at the end of the band... leave those not worked.
For R5 do this:
Chain 1, turn.
Single crochet in the next chain 2 space (work into the hole beneath the two chains)
(chain 2, single crochet in the next chain 2 space)
Repeat what is in parentheses across Row 4.
Single crochet in the last single crochet.
Now repeat Row 5 until there is only one chain 2 space left.
Note: There should be fewer stitches after each new row and that’s what will make the bandana come to a point.
Chain 1, turn. Work a single crochet, one chain and another single crochet in the chain 2 space.
Slip stitch in the next stitch and fasten off.
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