NEW TO CROCHET....REQUESTING HELP I am a relatively new crocheter. I've made blankets and scarves, you know, the easy stuff. Anyway, I came across a pattern on YouTube for a baby blanket that I love, but I'm having problems at the beginning of all places. They say to use a 4 weight yarn with a 4mm hook and 150 chains, which is supposed to come to measure about 36 inches. When I do it, it comes to about 46". I tried a 3.5mm hook and it only takes it down to about 44. This is the site: https...
Email issue Is anyone else having an issue with the email? Click on any link or photo and you ONLY get the main pattern. Hope tech support sees this and can help. There are lots of good patterns I want to try!
How do you knit the truffle stitch I have a cowl pattern that states to cast on a number of stitches, then the next row is knit the truffle stitch to the end and bind off. The pattern does not instruct on how this is done. It just assumes that the knitter already knows this stitch. I cannot seem to find any instruction on how to knit this stitch anywhere. I tried to contact the designer, but to no avail. Does anyone know how to knit this stitch? Thank you. Kathleen
Gnome granny square I got my email & it shows crochet gnome granny square, but when I click on it, it takes me to the child's shawl pattern. I tried going through the site but still can't find it. How do I find the crochet gnome granny square that is being shown in my email? Thank you.
Crochet envelope shorts I seen these envelope shorts on YouTube in Portuguese with no translation. Can someone help me find pattern in English or translate? https://youtu.be/J8x8q9R8n_U
Seeking crochet pattern for a grasshopper Hello fellow crafters! Working on those Christmas crafts??? I sure do love the smiles. I need some assistance please. I'm seeking a crochet pattern for a small grasshopper. Yes, I've looked online but those aren't what I'm looking for. Think of small Easter bunny size. I've look through several craft books at JoAnnes and Michael's. But coming up short. I tried to be creative and make my own...but I'm sure the child doesn't want a Frankenstein grasshopper. Really... So I'm reaching...
Magic Loop One "magic loop" This method is used, when you need to add just a few sts. You should pull one st in the middle of your work. Two "magic loops" This method is used, when there are few sts on the needles or you should knit 2 works at the same time. Pull the sts in the end of both knitting needles, dividing the work in 2 hallves - one on the knitting needles and another one on fishing line. Third way The most often used. Pull the full right side, all the sts are on the fishing line and left-hand needle,...
How to Sew Amigurumi Parts Photo Instructions You'll need: Needle with big eye; Pins; Scissors; Parts for amigurumi toy: eyes, nose, mouth etc. Instructions Before you start sewing, it's necessary to place all the details on their places by means of pins. It's necessary to understand how your final result will look like. Then, start sewing all the details in turn. Attach all the details on their places with pins.
How to Change Color of Yarn in Crochet You can start working with new yarn at any place, but it's better to make it at the end of row. For working with new color of yarn you need to crochet until there are 2 sts left on the crochet hook. Then, take the old yarn and "tail" (leave 15 cm to hide) of new yarn with 3 fingers of your right hand, which hold the crochet hook. Twist the yarn around your left hand fingers as usual and catch the yarn with the crochet hook, draw through these 2 sts on the crochet hook, finishing st this way. Then, you ne...
Jumper dress Does anyone have a pattern for a jumper dress, be it sewing, knit, or crochet?
How To Make Shorten Rows Shorten Rows With Yarn Overs Knit your work with stockinette stitch until you need to turn your work. After you turn your work to the wrong side, make yarn over and continue knitting to the end of stripe with purls. In the next right side row knit this yarn over and next st together as knit st. For making analogical actions, but from the wrong side, you need to go to the stated point, turn your work to the right side, make yarn over, then knit the row with knit sts to the end. Then, when you come t...
How to Form Edge of Work with Small Ripples This nice decorative edge is formed by means of work folding, which comes to forming double and thick edge of your work. When you start to form rippled edging, make cast on the needed quantity of sts with knitting needles. Then, knit some rows in order to get the needed length of bent end. After that, start to make base for ripples in the right side row. To make this, knit * 2 knit sts together and yarn over. Then, repeat this combination of sts to end of row. Next, continue knitting the bent end by ...
How To Clean Felt Everyday Care A few simple tips can help prevent the need to clean your felt items. Preventative care is always easier than washing it later, but spills and regular wear-and-tear do happen! Spot cleaning is an easy way to eliminate small stains. Take a soft cloth, wet it, and dab at the stain, using a tiny amount of delicate hand-washing detergent if it’s really bad. Gently cut away any loose fibers that are visible after spot cleaning. Extra Tip: If you get any surface lint, dirt, or fuzz on y...
What is Broaching Stitch There are two meanings of the term "broaching stitch". First meaning of this term symbolizes small part of yarn, which is located between two neighbouring sts. You can see it better if your work is located on two knitting needles. The broaching is located between edging sts, one of which is located on the left-hand needle, and another one on the right-hand needle. When the descriptions of work says, that you need to add one broaching chain, catch this part of work with right-hand needle and make new st w...
Cable Stitches Cast Cable stitches cast can perfectly replace classic one, moreover, it has a great plus - start work from the short end. You can make such cast either with 2, or 1 knitting needle and crochet hook. The edge isn't very elastic, you can use it for increasing sts, or cuts. Make 1 slip st. Put the end of yarn on your lap, wind the yarn around one or two fingers, taking the yarn from yourselves and a little bit left. Slip the ring from fingers very carefully, holding the place of yarns crossing with thumb, cat...