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Old 05-19-2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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For my Travel Pillow, I am suppose to put the two pieces together using crochet techniques. The pattern says:

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Work a rnd of sc around the entire edge followed by two rnds of sl st. Fasten off.
I've never crocheted before so this is all going to be new to me. I'm thinking this says work a single crochet all around the edge. (I don't know how to do that yet, but I can look it up.) Then do two rounds of slip stitch. This is the part that I am confused about. If I'm just slipping the stitches what am I actually doing? How is that holding the two together? Am I just weaving the yarn through the two of them?

I'm so confused I'm not even sure if I am asking the right questions.
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:45 PM   #2
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From what I see, it will be the single crochet that holds the pieces together and then the slip stitch is just decoration/finishing.
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So do I start 3 rows in or do I SC along the edge and the two rows of Sl St will be added on to the outside?
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Old 05-19-2007, 02:50 PM   #4
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From what I'm reading you start the sc along the edges making sure to go under the stitches from both sides all the way around. When you get back to the beginning you will continue to go around (just as in knitting around) this time using slip stitch and do that all the way around twice. Then you'll be ready to weave in your tail after fastening the last slip stitch.

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Old 05-19-2007, 03:06 PM   #5
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go to www.nexstitch.com . This website has many free crochet videos. In the top left-hand corner of the page is the video button.
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A sl st in crochet isn't the same as a sl st in knitting - rather than just slipping the stitch unworked as in knitting, you are inserting the hook and drawing yarn through, kind of like pick up and knit, although you complete each stitch as you do it and always have just one loop on your hook when each st is done. It can be used as a seaming method, it leaves a nice chain on the edge of the work, but in this case I agree with Fraggle - the SC are connecting the pieces and the sl st are just a decorative edge to finish it off.
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Thanks! I'm going to go see if I can manage to finish this before my trip to Europe on Monday :D
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Thanks for your help everybody! I think I figured it out enough FO pictures should be coming shortly.
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