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Forum: Crochet! 06-21-2008, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,922
Posted By EssenceRose
I started out with a coaster

coasters are easy and small, but give you the basic stitches and make it easy to identify the height of each stitch as well. Look here http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/coasters.php for...
Forum: Crochet! 06-07-2008, 02:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,569
Posted By EssenceRose
Oh, my those are gorgeous!!!! Absolutely...

Oh, my those are gorgeous!!!! Absolutely adorable!! It must be the season for twins or something. I have two friends, one who just had twins and one who is expecting twins in December.
Forum: Crochet! 03-16-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By EssenceRose
The finished poncho

I had to make two of them, as the first one was only big enough to fit my daughter's doll :rofl: but I've finished! Thanks for the help from CraftyCaper. :) I'm quite happy with the way it turned...
Forum: Crochet! 03-11-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By EssenceRose
Thanks for that. I'll go look to see if there is...

Thanks for that. I'll go look to see if there is an errata for it... :)
Forum: Crochet! 03-11-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By EssenceRose
I can, but I'm useless at working out how to do...

I can, but I'm useless at working out how to do the rest of the pattern if I do that... The rest of it would be thrown off and I'd never know where to do my increases and decreases. :(
Forum: Crochet! 03-11-2008, 02:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
Posted By EssenceRose
That's awesome!!! :cheering:

That's awesome!!! :cheering:
Forum: Crochet! 03-11-2008, 01:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By EssenceRose
That will never fit over her head!!!

Hello, everyone. I am writing here… PLEADING with someone to help me figure this out. I’ve found a pattern for a gorgeous poncho to fit my 10 month old daughter. I bought the yarn and started it...
Forum: Crochet! 01-25-2008, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,162
Posted By EssenceRose
Don't fret!! I, too, used to be SO baffled by...

Don't fret!! I, too, used to be SO baffled by crochet patterns. I found knitting patterns easier to learn. But once you learn the abbreviations for everything in crochet, it does get easier.

My...
Forum: Crochet! 01-14-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,159
Posted By EssenceRose
I think you are very brave and very clever to go...

I think you are very brave and very clever to go it alone. :) I would never be able to do that. Welcome to the world of crochet!!

My first answer to your question would have been to check out or...
Forum: Crochet! 01-14-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,315
Posted By EssenceRose
Just a word of encouragement... I, too, felt the...

Just a word of encouragement... I, too, felt the way you do when I started to crochet -- and that is even after being taught when I was younger.

Practice makes perfect! I agree about making your...
Forum: Crochet! 01-03-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,080
Posted By EssenceRose
By George, I get it now!!! *smacks forehead...

By George, I get it now!!! *smacks forehead again* How silly of me! I sort of got it when it was explained, but seeing it done on the tutorial just made it click for me.

Thanks, everyone!...
Forum: Crochet! 01-03-2008, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,080
Posted By EssenceRose
*smacking forehead* I think I'm still a little...

*smacking forehead* I think I'm still a little bit confused. I'm using American terms/stitches -- but now that I think about it, I bought the calender with the patterns here in NZ. It never occured...
Forum: Crochet! 01-02-2008, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,080
Posted By EssenceRose
3 tr cluster?? Help, please.

Hi, all. I've been racking my brain over this, trying to figure out how to do this. I've attempted it twice, but I get it wrong somehow. So I was hoping somebody could explain to me (step by step)...
Forum: Crochet! 12-27-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By EssenceRose
365 days of crochet

I got a neat little calender! It's a crochet calender with 300 some odd patterns in it... How great is that!! 300 plus crochet patterns for $15!!

They also had a stitch n' bitch calender that I...
Forum: Crochet! 12-14-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By EssenceRose
Next year's Christmas Presents

I don't know why, but I just love these! I know what I'm making all my secret Santa's for Christmas next year. How CUTE!

http://www.crochetmemories.com/archive/december14.html
Forum: Crochet! 12-14-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,559
Posted By EssenceRose
that is great!! I've only done the fan bookmarks....

that is great!! I've only done the fan bookmarks. It looks like a lot of hard work and effort went into making that. Tell us more about that cool little system you have rigged up for holding the...
Forum: Crochet! 12-09-2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,879
Posted By EssenceRose
Oh that is BEAUTIFUL!!!! :cheering:

Oh that is BEAUTIFUL!!!! :cheering:
Forum: Crochet! 12-03-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,199
Posted By EssenceRose
those are gorgeous!!!

those are gorgeous!!!
Forum: Crochet! 11-20-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,626
Posted By EssenceRose
Hopefully this will help: HDC: Yarn over hook. ...

Hopefully this will help:

HDC: Yarn over hook.
Insert hook in the next stitch to be worked.
Yarn over hook.
Pull yarn through stitch.
Yarn over hook.
Pull yarn through all 3 loops on...
Forum: Crochet! 11-18-2007, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,101
Posted By EssenceRose
those are lovely! :cheering:

those are lovely! :cheering:
Forum: Crochet! 11-17-2007, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Poll: Wrap or Turn
Views: 2,326
Posted By EssenceRose
I turn more than wrap. Having said that, I don't...

I turn more than wrap. Having said that, I don't hold the working yarn so that it is wrapped over my fingers... The working yarn just hangs there and I kind of use my pinky finger to guide it up so...
Forum: Crochet! 11-17-2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,248
Posted By EssenceRose
Pam J, I was also a bit nervous about using such...

Pam J, I was also a bit nervous about using such a small hook and thread. I'd only ever crocheted with heavier stuff and bigger hooks before I tried this pattern.

Luckily, the pattern is so easy!...
Forum: Crochet! 11-11-2007, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,248
Posted By EssenceRose
I'm addicted to making them!

Ever since I made my first fan bookmark, I am now addicted to making them. I've made so many that I now have the pattern memorized and no longer need to refer back to it when making them. The...
Forum: Crochet! 11-08-2007, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,463
Posted By EssenceRose
personally, I would say that aiming for a blanket...

personally, I would say that aiming for a blanket is rather ambitious. It can be done, but it might be best to start smaller. Much smaller.

I started with swatches. Practice practice practice those...
Forum: Crochet! 11-02-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,057
Posted By EssenceRose
The constraints of society often baffle me. It...

The constraints of society often baffle me. It wasn't that long ago that men were the only ones that did the knitting... Women didn't start doing it until after the world war began, from memory. ...
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