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Old 03-29-2012, 06:06 AM
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Anybody crochet?

Once again I am trying something new. Crochet. I want to make a simple doll diaper, but it calls for a decrease double crochet. I can't find anything on this stitch. can anyone help?
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:28 PM
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Good evening all!!

Coll, I can help. You wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook in the next stitch, draw up a thread...then you wrap the yarn over the hook, insert the hook in the next stitch, wrap the yarn over the hook and pull that last thread through all the loops on your hook. That makes your decrease.

Any problems, let me know. Norma
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:50 AM
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Thanks Norma. It seems no matter what "easy" pattern I choose, it has a stitch that I don't know how to do.
I have found crocheting to be relaxing.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:25 AM
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I only crochet enough to do an edging every so often and always have to get out my directions book. I do way better at knitting.
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Glad you found help. There is nothing more annoying than not getting a pattern. I do it all the time too! lol I love crocheting, taught myself, and am now trying to teach my dd. Let us know how the diaper come out!
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Good evening all!!

Coll, you are welcome. I learned to crochet from my grandmother. My mother was wonderful at doing stitches, not wonderful at explaining how she got there.

I learned to read patterns by just sitting with one I wanted to make, reading, and doing, and ripping out, and reading and doing again, and again, until what I saw in front of me, looked like the picture. My hands didn't seem to want to do what my mind was telling them to do, for what seemed like a long time.

Hope it worked out for you. Norma
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:41 PM
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I have never been good at following a patter, Im more one of look at the stitch and I can whip it up or look at a photo,and I can whip it up
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Good morning all!!

I learned to read a pattern by picking a stitch I had no idea how to do. I actually got an afghan kit with the "afghan stitch". I just opened it, read the directions, and went for it. And ripped it out, and did it again, over and over until I got it. It took me one full Saturday of doing this, to be able to read the pattern. Not easy, and I was ready to rip out my hair before I "got" it.

The picture helped, and so did the step-by-step photos, but it still took doing it again and again, until my brain kicked in.

Ever since that one, I can read any crochet pattern out there.

Hope this will help you, knowing that you can learn to read a pattern.

Take care all!! Norma
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:00 PM
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This is the best book for explaining stitches!
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Coll,

There are directions for all different kinds of stitches at these sites:

Learn How to Crochet, Learn How to Knit | Red Heart | Red Heart

Click here: Learn to Crochet: Lion Brand Yarn

Click here: Crochet Shawl Patterns | Crocheted Shawl Patterns | Free Crochet Patterns

Click here: Learning Center |

These are just a few that may help you learn new stitches. Hope they help.

And a little something for boys:

Click here: Little Frogs Crochet Pattern | FaveCrafts.com


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