Learn to crochet?

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  1. Janine

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    Thanks, Kate - I'm trying to get my head round how to get all the shops on board...
     
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    Don't they have some sort of group or committee ?
     
  3. Ven

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    Morning all, this threads a bit quiet at the moment. Wishing all that are unwell or caring for others that aren’t good wishes and hugs.

    I’ve been trying to make the shrug for my sister and has stumbled after completing the initial square. However much I try I cannot make head nor tail of the diagram and instructions! I think I may have to call on a crochet expert when I find one. Consequently my cross stitch is getting another airing.

    HAve a good Wednesday all x
     
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    We're all busy, busy, busy or hiding from the heat with no energy to do anything, I think.

    My cannot-be-bothered levels are sky-high at the moment.

    Can you do a link to the instructions and maybe one of us can see if there's an error with the pattern - it has been known!
     
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    Thanks Janine - here goes. I’ve screen grabbed the relevant bits, hope it makes sense.
    I do not want to start until I know what I’m doing as the yarn is 100% wool and as you know it’s a pain to unravel :)
     

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    Bit confusing where the join is from one row to the next - is that where you're stuck?
     
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    Sorry @Ven I can't be of any help technically, I'm a complete novice, but just posted so you know you're not alone.

    I've almost finished my (very amateur) second panel of my purple blanket. Done two panels the same and will make a middle section that's different. That's in case I run out of wool and have to buy something totally different (y)

    It'll either look OK or be a complete "dog's breakfast" :LOL::LOL:. A few more weeks (months) will tell!!!
     
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    Hi Janine, I will give a sensible answer tomorrow when the football Cider has worn off ;)

    @jumartoo i’m Sure everyone else will think it’s a lot less of a dogs breakfast than you do :) I look forward to seeing it. I think I’ve posted a few things that that look likes a cats breakfast at least x
     
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    4F0C88B0-9DE0-48DD-8C1D-C63F6F1C5605.png Yes @Janine i have finished the initial square to the required size but can’t make head nor tail of how to start the first side. I understand I’ve got to work one row up and down I think but do not get how you do the 3 parts of the diagram A.2 a b c

    The pic above is the square diagram I have attempted to follow.
     
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    :Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:

    I'm on the ferry to Norway and there are some really talented crocheting ladies on here. I've put mine away :LOL:. The lady next to me is doing a white lacy runner with thin thread and a tiny hook :cry::cry:.
     
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    Oh no, you got performance anxiety ;)

    Some of the fine lacy stuff is beautiful but it must be so fiddly.
     
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    No more difficult that what we do with bulky yarn ...... just smaller and grows slower :)

    Unless I can see a photo of the finished garment or "look with my hands" I can't really help with the pattern.

    Is the photo of the crochet what you have already done - it looks really good.

    I am making a "thing" to replace my old cardi and the pattern is full of errors.
     
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    My "thing" is a shrug type garment as well and I am looking at the make up part of it in case that will help you.

    Mine will be made from small squares which are joined to make a big square.

    The big square is then folded in half to make a rectangle with one long side and the two short sides open. Each of the short sides are sewn (or crocheted) together from the long open end of the rectangle to 8 inches from the top (closed long end) of the rectangle. (It will look like a flapless bag with holes in the sides :) )

    These open ends form the armhole openings.

    You then need to crochet in rounds around the armhole openings to form the cuffs according to your pattern, and then round the third opening which forms the fronts, back and neck.

    Hope I have not confused you even more. I have a feeling this is one of those things that is very difficult to describe but easy to do once you have seen it.
     
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    CFCDB7F0-9B71-4AE5-8FE7-4A669352C799.png 2A9A0437-5D49-4650-8B45-EC77EB7246FF.png Hmmm @Puddleduck I wonder whether I’ll be better trying to wing it from the pictures. I only started crocheting in January and these diagrams can be so confusing if it’s not a round.

    The pics here are what it should look like in theory.
     
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    QUOTE="Ven, post: 2920510, member: 3693"] View attachment 243110 View attachment 243111 Hmmm @Puddleduck I wonder whether I’ll be better trying to wing it from the pictures. I only started crocheting in January and these diagrams can be so confusing if it’s not a round.

    The pics here are what it should look like in theory.[/QUOTE]


    LOVE it, LOVE the design ... AND ... LOVE the colour.

    It's on my bucket list NOW ...

    Ranks highly as well.


    That'll make sure I live a long life :LOL:. It has to stand in line!
     
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    LOVE it, LOVE the design ... AND ... LOVE the colour.

    It's on my bucket list NOW ...

    Ranks highly as well.


    That'll make sure I live a long life :LOL:. It has to stand in line![/QUOTE]

    That’s what I thought, not sure if it’s going to resemble this in any way though by the time I finish it ;)
     
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    Parked up with some friends this week and she leant me her lovely striped crocheted blanket which she made using the Attic 24 blog.

    Just one stitch and I am now wondering if I can learn to crochet so I can make one for myself. :LOL:
     
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    One stitch sounds like my type of crocheting!!!
    Do you want your hooks back?!!!:LOL:
     
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    One stitch , makes it sound so simple o_O

    No I feel those hooks had your name on them with the purple case :) they look so lovely displayed even if you never use them :LOL:
     
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    They've been on their holibobs to France but remained in the case ! (The lazy things!:LOL:)
     
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