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Old 01-17-2007, 01:25 PM   #1
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single crochet around border?
I'm a fairly new knitter - just a few months in the making.
I've done my requisite dish cloth, countless scarves, two hand bags and an adorable little kid's sweater knitted in the round.
I've just started a sampler afghan and have (after many starts and unraveling fits) finished my first block. Each block calls for a single crochet border.

I don't have the foggiest idea how to crochet. When I look for "how to's" on the 'net I find info on making chains...many types of chains, but chains none the less.

My questions are:

1) does any one know of a resource showing me how to add a crochet border to an existing block?

2) how necessary is it to crochet a border? Could I fake it and go knit a border? Would it matter as long as every block has the same treatment so they look the same when attached together?


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Old 01-17-2007, 02:28 PM   #2
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The only crochet experience i have is working around a knitted piece. I was confused too, but i just decided to treat my knitted piece just like an existing row of croched stuff. stuck my hook in every stitch and did the single crochet thing. that's about all i know.

as for a knit border, i don't know. I've never added one of those to a blanket. actually, i've never made a blanket. my guess would be that it would leave ridge on the back side (from picking up the stitches) and that's why they have you do crochet.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:43 PM   #3
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http://www.hassdesign.com/StitchLegend/
http://learntocrochet.lionbrand.com/

Maybe these sites will help you
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:48 PM   #4
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i think you really want the crab stitch.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:49 PM   #5
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:51 PM   #6
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Thanks, Julie (the first one I read).

That was exactly what I needed to see.

I'll check out the other sites, too.
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i found this one: http://www.patons.biz/media/how_to/crochet.pdf
the crab stitch is at the bottom of page 1
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I have to do a picot edging on a my DD's jumper and I have no idea how to do that! The video link was just what I needed to learn what to do.
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