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How to Crochet: Writing on Single Crochet Fabric with Slip Stitches
Use this technique to write or draw on single crochet fabric.
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Re: Error in Hanging Dish Towel
Lisa I have a confused problem. I realize it's me, though. I'm fine through row 21 and row 22. My subsequent rows get wider and wider. How many stitches should I have after row22?
Thank you for any help you can provide,
Thank you again,
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I didn't note the number of stitches at that point in the pattern.
However, I did have another viewer with issues at this point in the pattern.
When you made the 2 chains at the end of Row 21 and turned to begin row 22, did you work a double crochet, two chains and single crochet in the next chain 2 space?
You should have the same number of shells on each row for the rest of the length of the towel. (A shell is 2dc, ch2, sc all in one chain space) The shells are only worked in the chain-2 spaces on each row and there is only one chain-2 space in each shell.
Please let me know if this helps.
Crochet website - Gauge
Hi. Am I overlooking a page on your website about gauge? I'm get a
consistent gauge, but I'm struggling with it not being too tight and how
to count stitches and rows. I would love some general tips, but
especially some pictures with how to count stitches and ROWS! No one
talks about poor rows.
Thank you the helpful site.
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While I have addressed this question privately with viewers I do not have a
page devoted to explaining gauge. Hopefully I can add this information to
the website in the future.
If the gauge reference says “in pattern” you need to make a gauge swatch
using the stitches
called for in the pattern in order to measure correctly.
Gauge refers to the measurement of stitches and rows contained in a stitch
pattern sample. Always begin your gauge swatch with the recommended hook
size and yarn then adjust the hook size as needed. Be sure to make your
swatch large enough to get a proper measurement.
To measure the stitch gauge... lay the ruler horizontally across the work.
Row gauge... lay the ruler vertically across the work.
The measurements of your gauge swatch lets you know if your gauge meets what
is recommended for your pattern. If it doesn't measure up like the pattern
says then you should adjust your hook size accordingly...
too many stitches in your measurement... switch to a larger hook too few
stitches... switch to a smaller hook.
Keep in mind... if your project isn't for a garment or an item that needs to
be the approximate suggested size in the pattern instructions... then
checking the gauge isn't as critical.
Helpful gauge information:
Hope this helps.
Can you tell me how to
“chain 1 sc in each st across and in top of chain 3; turn
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Make one chain, then work one single crochet in each stitch across the row.
At the end of the row, the 3 chains you made earlier should look like a double crochet. Work one last single crochet in the top chain of that chain 3.
How to Crochet - Puff Stitch Baby Hat - Rounds 5-7
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What kind of yarn did you use?
Bernat Baby Coordinates
How to Crochet - Linked Treble Crochet Stitch
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Great instructions, yarn and needle used are PERFECT.
Thank you so much.
Re: Towel topper
Love your video for the towel topper but the volume is so low can hardly here it. Is there another
Sent from my iPad
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Thank you so much.
I'm sorry about the volume on this video series.
I do not have a new series available at this time but hope to record a new one soon.
There is no error. Somehow I am having a problem of my own about what part to leave open on booty. Thank you.
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Finishing on the bootie is done by folding the finished piece with the ends of the rows together and sewing the corresponding stitches together. Leave the top open.
Some find the top opening a bit snug, if your individual tension makes the top seem snug then do not stitch the front of the top of the bootie.
Re: Barbie cloak
In your instructions, "Rows 2-6: Sc in bl of each sc. Ch 1, turn," what does bl mean. I don't recognize it as a familiar abbreviation.
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Bl is the abbreviation for Back Loop.
Each crochet stitch has two loops along the top edge.
The front loop is the loop closest to you.
The back loop is the loop farthest from you.
Unless a pattern specifically to work in the front or back loop
you would work into both of the top loops of the stitch.
This video might help:
Your doll bikini looks adorable. My granddaughter wants one for her doll. She has a baby alive and also an American Girl size doll. Could you please tell me the measurements of the finished bikini? I’m not sure how big the baby born doll is. I think it’s smaller than the baby alive.
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I made the bikini pattern several years ago and didn’t think to include actual measurements. I have found information online suggesting that Baby Born and American Girl dolls are similar in size. I’ve never had a Baby Alive but I believe it may be a bit larger than Baby Born.
You might alter the size of this pattern by changing the hook size.
It might help to have the doll available for fitting.
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