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Tension is a term used in reference to how even/uniform your stitches are when you crochet.
When you make a series of chain stitches with an even tension the chain will have uniform stitches which look really nice and even. If your tension is off the chain stitches do not look even. The stitches may look different in size and/or orientation. The stitches may not lie flat and could look twisted. Crocheting a swatch using the yarn you need for a project can help you even out your tension and make your project much more enjoyable.
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If you intend to crochet that pattern again someday...
photocopy the pattern and keep it in a 3-ring binder.
This way all of your favorite patterns are readily accesible in one place.
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Re: Dog Sweater
I made your easy dog sweater.
I used the Adjust for my dog Leo.
He tried to eat it then he stood up and was being very playful.
I think he likes it.
He is my first small dog and he shivers a lot.
So I wanted to say Thank you and Leo will be styling in no time.
Next matching leg warmers!
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Thank you for sharing!
I have included your photo of Leo in The Dog House:
in hopes of encouraging others to make sweaters for their
RE: How to Crochet - How to Find the Center Strand of Yarn in a Skein and How to Untangle Yarn
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I never knew that skeins had a center if there was no end sticking out or an indicator on the label.
RE: How to Crochet - Join with a slip stitch to form a ring.
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THANK YOU!!! I probably watched a few of your video's more than a year ago. I picked up a crochet hook for the first time since I first crocheted a blanket for the baby I was expecting 26 years earlier. I made the same blanket for my granddaughter last year before she was born, but this time I got some help on part of it because I wanted it to be perfect. I was pretty happy with that. Now, more than a year later, I picked up a hook again and I'm working on a new project. I've been trying to remember where to put my hook through when it says "Ch 4, join with slip st to form a ring." I thought that maybe it meant to try and get the hook through that initial slip stitch but it didn't seem right. I don't want to say how many times I have pulled out stitches but now I can hopefully get beyond round 2. Thanks again!
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You're very welcome. Glad the video helped. Happy crocheting!
I had a question about the bridal hankie. When working on rows 2 & 3 of the border, it seems like the top & bottom lacy part lay flatter than the sides. Is this normal? I did the 1st row as listed where you sc then 3 ch, skip a stitch, then sc. Is this correct or did I misinterpret the pattern??
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It's been quite a few years since I made this pattern.
I don't recall any part of the edging looking different.
What does it mean when pattern says dc in next ch 4 space?
Is it one stitch or one in each chain 4?
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This means you work one double crochet stitch into the hole
beneath the next 4 chains.
I just started crocheting again my Grandmother tonight me in my twenties but I did more crosstitching. Now I can't do as much crosstitching so I'm trying to get back into crocheting and I can not make sense of the directions. Why can't they make them a little more simple. If I see something I like I kinda make up my own pattern, I would love to do more but I am a visual learner not a book learner. Any ideas?
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The language of crochet is not as difficult to learn as one might think.
Check out our Beginner's Guide:
which includes video tutorials to help get you started.
Feel free to email me with any questions.
Good Morning, I am trying to make this pattern for a co-worker’s baby. I have not used two colors before. I am having a hard time trying to figure it out. I did carry the yarn but it works on the wrong side. It is a cute pattern. ?? Thanks
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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 the top of the stitches 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.
I love it! It's quick and easy. I'll be making them for me, my friends and shelter dogs. If you don't mind, I'll probably sell some to take care of the dogs I rescue.
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My pattern says. (I have ended first row in DC then chAin, one turn) now , my question
It's says that the chain one is a DC then I'm to do *raised DC, Dc1* do this to the chain one turn.
Do I go in around and out on the second DC then skip the third DC and do the DC hen on the next DC is in around and out.etc? Thank you
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Normally when working in double crochet stitches the designer will have you
make 3 chains before you turn to begin the next row. Therefore, I have a couple of questions:
1) Is this pattern written in American terms, and;
2) Is this pattern online?
I need to see the pattern language as written to give a proper answer.
My best suggestion is that I would like to see the video of how to crochet this Easter Afghan Square.
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Thank you for your suggestion.
I will add this to my list of future videos.
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This is about my Father In Law, James Hamblin.
We asked for and received prayer from many of our crochet family after his accident and during his recovery process. For those who do not know, James fell in October causing multiple injuries which took months to overcome. He is home now and doing well.
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Humor provides us with a valuable tool for
maintaining an inner strength in the midst
of outer turmoil. - Brian Deery
During our church's worship service, the pastor invites
all the young children to join him near the altar for
the "Children's Moments Sermon."
One day, with seven small children in attendance, he spoke
about the ingredients required to make up a church, using
a chocolate-chip cookie as an example.
He explained to the children that, as with a cookie
requiring ingredients such as sugar and eggs, the church
needed ingredients to make up the congregation.
Holding a cookie aloft, he asked, "If I took the chocolate
chips out of this cookie, what would I have?"
A shy six-year-old raised his hand. "Six less grams of fat,"
Our son Sam was a deejay at a university radio
station. During one shift, he ran through his
material faster than expected.
He asked listeners for requests, but no one phoned.
So Sam played a few more wild hard-rock numbers
and asked for calls after each one, but still no
Finally he got serious with his audience. "Okay,"
he said, "if I don't get any requests, I'll play
something my parents would like."
The phone rang immediately.
Doug Smith is on his deathbed and knows the end is near.
His nurse, and his wife, are with him.
He asks for 2 witnesses to be present and a camcorder
be in place to record his last wishes, and when all is ready
he begins to speak: My son, "Bernie, I want you to take the
Mayfair house. My daughter, Sybil, you take the apartments
over in the east end. My son, Jamie, I want you to take the
offices over in the City Centre. Sarah, my dear wife, please
take all the residential buildings on the banks of the river."
The nurse and witnesses are blown away as they did not realize
his extensive holdings, and as Doug slips away, the nurse says,
"Mrs. Smith, your husband must have been such a hard-working
man to have accumulated all this property".
Sarah replies, "Property ? .... He had paper routes!"
While walking through the woods one day, I was surprised to
hear a child's voice. I followed the sound, trying in vain to
understand the child's words. When I spotted a boy perched on
a rock, I realized why his words had made no sense: He was
repeating the alphabet.
"Why are you saying your ABC's so many times?" I asked him.
The child replied, "I'm saying my prayers."
I couldn't help but laugh. "Prayers? All I hear is the
Patiently the child explained, "Well, I don't know all the
words, so I give God the letters. He knows what I'm trying
"Peter!" his mother scolded. "There were two cup cakes in the
pantry this morning, but now there's only one! Do you have a
A long pause...
Then Peter replied, "It must have been too dark. I didn't see
the other one."
When my mother was 91, I took her to an ophthalmologist
for cataract surgery evaluation. She was blind in one eye,
couldn't hear well and used a walker. The doctor briskly
gave her a cursory examination.
At the end of the session, he held up three fingers, asking
Mother, "How many fingers do I have?"
"I hope you have five if you're going to operate on me!" she
He gave her his full attention.
Hailey is staring into the open fridge, just pondering
"Hey, honey - whatcha looking for?"
"Well, we have string cheese, applesauce, pears, apples,
lots of snacks in there. What can I get for you?"
"No, Mom. I meant an *un*-healthy snack."
Little Tony was so happy to see his grandmother that he ran
up and gave her a big hug.
"I'm so happy to see you, grandma. Now daddy will have to do
that trick he's been promising to do!"
His grandmother was curious. "What trick is that, sweetie?"
The little guy smiled at her, "I heard daddy tell mommy that
he would climb the walls if you came to visit us again!"
Little Johnny stared at his test paper.
The big red "F" stared back at him.
Freddie looked at his glum friend and asked, "Why did you get
such a low grade on that test?"
"Because of an absence," Johnny answered.
"You mean you were absent on the day of the test?" he questioned.
Little Johnny replied, "No, but the kid who sits next to me was."
A passenger on a Southwest flight says that he once faced a flight delay just before they boarded.
A flight attendant picked up the microphone and announced: "We're sorry for the delay.
The machine that normally rips the handles off your luggage is broken, so we're having to do it by hand.
We should be finished and on our way shortly."
Daniel, aged 4, returned from Sunday school with a new perspective on the Christmas story.
He had learned all about the wise men from the east who brought gifts to the baby Jesus.
Daniel was so excited he just had to tell his parents, "I learned in Sunday school today all about the very first Christmas.
There wasn't a Santa Claus way back then, so these three guys on camels had to deliver all the toys.
And Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer with his nose so bright wasn't there yet, so they had to have this big light in the sky to find their way around."
Because of an ear infection, my young son, Casey,
had to go to the pediatrician. I was impressed
with the way the doctor directed his comments and
questions to my son.
When he asked Casey, "Is there anything you are
Casey nodded and whispered in his ear.
Smiling, the pediatrician wrote out a prescription
and handed it to me.
Without looking at it, I tucked it into my purse.
Later, the pharmacist filled the order, remarking on
the unusual food drug interaction my son must have.
When he saw my puzzled expression, he showed me the
label on the bottle.
As per the doctor's instructions, it read:
"Do not take with broccoli."