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6/2/13 12:48 P

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Just go to Ravelry.com and sign up. If you like you can friend me there KJKeith. You can find many free patterns and tutorials there.

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3/17/13 7:43 P

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I want to tell you how proud I am to see you trying your hand at this. I know too many "girls" that wouldn't take the time to learn how to do this. It is too easy for them to buy something in place of the hand made one. They have no concept of hand made gifts.! I also agree with and earlier entry. It is awesome that you are learning and no matter what your project will be awesome. You Go Girl!

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3/17/13 10:59 A

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magic rings are the BEST!! I use them all the time.

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3/17/13 10:58 A

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You chain a certain amount (did the pattern say?) then slip stitch to form a loop.

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3/12/13 11:39 P

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I crochet 5 years before I went to the thread to crochet

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3/12/13 9:40 P

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using the bigger yarn and hook is a great way to learn the stitches before going to the smaller sizes. My first doily was made from yarn.

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3/12/13 9:22 P

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dont worry about the size and what yarn you are using just have fun with it

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3/12/13 2:53 P

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Thank you all for your encouragement and help! Thats a good idea, I had actually checked into it a little, several months ago, I should do that. I'm proud of myself, I think I'm figuring it out. I get stuck and have to look on you tube or put it down, actually last night I couldn't sleep, got up and looked and reread pattern and then it mad sense! It's looking good, I'm almost done. Can't remember if I told you all this,because I'm on Ravelry too, but I'm doing the first one with regular yarn and a bigger hook, then I'll tackle a coaster with the "Sugar & Cream" yarn.

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3/11/13 11:41 P

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Can I ask a question please where do you live Here in New Jersey the library has crochet and knitting meeting where people help others for free and for friendship.. I know there are some churches that have woman get together for this also .. or should I say a few Churches where I live we do this we have groups here that anyone who wants to learn and needs help can go to .. besides the craft stores where you have to pay ,,,, wish I could help you

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3/11/13 10:52 P

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you just insert the hook between the 2 stitches below on the row they tell you pull up your yarn like normal and finish the single stitch. don't pull it too tight though.
this video may help you with the drop stitch.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hhZ5f-NRXY

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3/11/13 10:37 P

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Many things need blocking to get the right shape.
Also some people make chains that are larger than other people do, sometimes I had to start with a chain 2 instead of a chain 3 to get mine right before I learned to control my tension better.
I have an afghan that has 12 squares in it, each square came from a member of a crochet group I'm in. My fav. square is the one that is more round than square because it is the one made by a beginner and I know she did her best.
Just relax, you'll get the hang of it. Youtube has lots of help videos.
Remember even experts in crochet make mistakes and have to pull out their work.

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3/11/13 10:33 P

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I've done like a scarf, pot holder, just for pratice, than unraveled it. Cross stitch & shell stitch for pillows. Now I'm stuck again, I got the whole coaster done, now I'm to (round 4, 1DC into the next st, chain 2, skip one st), got this round figured out! So now it has little squares all around the outside edge, NOW it says (Round 5: 3 single crochet between each DC from previous row). I don't know how to do this, do I do this toward the inside of square or outside? I'm determined to do this, I know I can, just need someone to show me how.

Thanks for your help!

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3/11/13 9:22 P

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in the beginning dont worry if its a little off keep doing it ... you need to keep praticing I also start people with straight line like a dishcloth or scarf

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3/11/13 12:24 P

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Ok, now I'm more confused by last comment, sorry? I'm very new to this, I have been praticing stiches mostly. Thanks for the "magic ring" link,that helped, now I understand that and it looks pretty good! Learned something new "magic ring / adjustable ring", cool! Does anyone have access to Ravely? If you do, maybe someone can pull up the "very simple" first project I'm "trying" to do? It's a coaster, "Citrus Coaster", It actually looks pretty good "except" I forgot about the note right under "Finished Size". When I get to end of round it jigs up, instead of a nice even circle. So what I should do when I get to end of each round, I join with a slip stitch and than a chain 3, which counts as my 1st double crochet. Thank you all so much for your help, I really do appreciate it, maybe with you girls I will actually learn to crochet!

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3/10/13 11:20 P

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can I suggest you use a marker and mark your first stitch and keep moving it for each row

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3/10/13 9:09 P

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there is more than one way to make the beginning crochet loop, one is to make a certain number of chains then join at the end to make a loop.
another way is to make what they call the magic loop. The following link will help you with that one.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

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3/10/13 8:08 P

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I'm starting to make my first coaster, don't understand the following,

Set up: Create a loop with the yarn and crochet 12 DC into it. (12 st) Pull yarn tail tight.

I don't get how you create a loop, Is it talking about the loop you start crocheting with?

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