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Forum: Crochet! 01-02-2014, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Caz
I'm guessing it would be quite difficult to have...

I'm guessing it would be quite difficult to have neat results on such a small scale. Both of the items I've made have looked quite sloppy for the first few rows, but as they get bigger, the...
Forum: Crochet! 12-20-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By Caz
Thanks for the praise everyone. Based on your...

Thanks for the praise everyone.



Based on your very helpful comments, I'm thinking hook shape may be a large part of the problem. It's possible that tightness of the yarn overs was an issue within...
Forum: Crochet! 12-20-2013, 04:59 AM
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Views: 1,379
Posted By Caz
I hadn't thought of that. I normally think of...

I hadn't thought of that. I normally think of blocking as a way to reduce asymmetries on a larger scale. I just ironed it and then starched it. As I ironed it, I actually stretched it out a little...
Forum: How-to Questions 12-20-2013, 12:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,114
Posted By Caz
When you're starting out, it's easy to...

When you're starting out, it's easy to accidentally forget to bring the yarn back to the front/back, so it's possible you did that, even if you were being careful. After some practice, it becomes...
Forum: Crochet! 12-19-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,379
Posted By Caz
Second doily and some questions.

Just wanted to show off my second finished work and also ask a couple of questions.

http://i41.tinypic.com/210iz4j.jpg
Using:
milford satin 2-ply perle no.5 and a 2.0mm hook

Original pattern:...
Forum: Crochet! 12-13-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By Caz
Thanks guys The diagrams were pretty...

Thanks guys



The diagrams were pretty intimidating at first. I actually wasn't sure I'd be able to follow it, but I started at the start and figured I'd ask for help when I got stuck, but once I...
Forum: Crochet! 12-11-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By Caz
Hi GrumpyGramma, The thread is Milford Soft...

Hi GrumpyGramma,

The thread is Milford Soft 3-ply (4-ply equivalent) in soft lavender.

Thanks for the advice and encouragement :)
Forum: Crochet! 12-11-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By Caz
First attempt

Hi everyone,

So I have decided to learn to crochet and wanted to try making doilies. I bought a large (5mm) hook and some worsted weight thread to practice with, and did a few rows of each type of...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-09-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Caz
Thanks salmonmac. I actually tried the one-row...

Thanks salmonmac. I actually tried the one-row buttonhole, but I couldn't get it to work. I ended up just using the one that's in the pattern, which is a 2-row 'simple' buttonhole. i.e. cast off two...
Forum: What'cha Knittin'? 12-09-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By Caz
FO - Baby Cardigan

I thought in the interest of getting involved in the community I would post a pic of the cardigan I just finished up. I started this about 10 years ago and never got around to finishing it. I set...
Forum: General Knitting 12-05-2013, 11:20 PM
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Posted By Caz
Thanks GrumpyGramma :)

Thanks GrumpyGramma :)
Forum: General Knitting 12-05-2013, 10:17 PM
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Posted By Caz
Hello, I thought I'd sign up and introduce...

Hello, I thought I'd sign up and introduce myself. I'm not sure how much I will use these forums because there are so many great tutorials on youtube and elsewhere to help with any problems, but it...
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