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FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET (FPDC)
(a/k/a Front Raised Double Crochet)
Yarn over, insert hook from the front side
of the work right to left
around the post of the indicated stitch on a previous row;
yo and pull up a loop (3 lps on hook)
yo and draw through two lps (2 lps on hook)
yo and draw through two lps (1 lp on hook)
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Take time to learn terms and abbreviations for basic stitches
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Hello, sorry to bother. I have a mini schnauzer I am trying to crochet a sweater for. I am a beginner at crocheting so I haven't quite got the hang of reading pattern ‘language’. I was just wondering if you could explain this pattern a bit better.
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What part of the pattern is confusing to you?
The alteration instructions make this pattern suitable for any breed and
explains about adjusting the pattern to fit your dog.
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I don't really know how to interpret the hdc and follow through with all the instructions.
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You can find our Beginner’s Guide here:
which will help you learn the most basic stitches and guide
you to complete a swatch.
Crochet language is just a bunch of abbreviations used to shorten patterns.
Familiarize yourself with the abbreviations for the stitches required to make your pattern and go from there.
The Dog Sweater pattern uses three stitches... the chain, slip stitch and the half double crochet.
Information regarding each of these stitches is on the page listed above, including a few videos to help you along.
Hope this helps!
Please tell me how I slip st around the front and back of a double crochet ! I'm teaching my self , and I don't understand how to sl st around back of a double crochet or front of a double crochet! I'm doing the basket weave !
Thank you Colleen
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To slip stitch around the front or back of a double crochet you make the slip stitch around the post of the actual stitch. Think of each stitch resembling a fence post...
For the "front post"
Insert hook from the front side from right to left around post of the stitch
For the "back post"
Insert hook from the back side from right to left around post of the stitch
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Crochet Tip: When crocheting with dark colored yarn, work during the day or use a bright light to make seeing stitches easier.
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Lol....with my eyesight can't do dark colors at night....lol need daylight to see....lol
Or use light up crochet hooks!
Deborah KirkBiden Meyer Engle
Kind of a "no brainer"!
I put a white pillowcase across my lap when crocheting with dark colors.
I know it sounds weird but it helps.
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Re: How to Crochet - Ruffled Edge
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Thank you very much! Was very helpful! :)
Thank you for the lesson on ruffles. I put them on the edge of a shawl, and used the triple crochet stitch and the ruffles came out great! This is my first time attempting ruffles, I love the way it looks.
RE: How to Crochet: Writing on Single Crochet Fabric with Slip Stitches
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Thank-you I am making a baby blanket and now I can personalize it with the baby's name you are so creative!
Re: How to Crochet - Front Post Double Treble Crochet
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Thank you I was so confused by this in a stitch, I'm still a little confused by the pattern and wish there was a video for this granny square I'm trying to complete. I get the stitch now, it's just that I'm not sure where they want me to put it. I hope I can figure it out. Thanks again!
Thanks Lisa. They are very nice! God bless. Emmy
Wow, I just wanted to say I appreciated your testimony! Beautiful - and what a God-ordained idea to clean up your life before the baby was born. Wish I’d done that, but it’s okay because our God is a Restorer of paths to dwell in. My “baby” boy will be 30 this year. Our daughter is 27, and expecting a baby next year.
That is why I came across your site - the abc baby afghan! It is no accident that I came across it.
Anyway, thank you, and God bless you, and God bless America!
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