Saturday, March 29, 2008

Ends of work curving up

Q. Aunty:
I am trying to crochet a blanket, single stitch(only stitch I know. The problem is, why is it starting to curve up at the end? The first time I did this, it turn into a beautiful(for first try) hand bag in which my daughter is using for diapers. How can I make it flat at he end? I shapes off round.

A. Hi! Hmmm, it sounds like you're doing one of these 2 things:

1. Crocheting in the very FIRST stitch after you turn your work around and chain one (which would cause you to have an extra stitch on each row you make, or

2. Crocheting more than once in any of your stitches going across (maybe even in your very last stitch). Try counting your stitches each row before you turn your work to start a new row.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Starting a New Color

First off, thanks for your wonderful, instructive videos!

My question is: when you reach the end of a row, and you want the next row to be a different color, do you tie off and then start with another slip knot with the new yarn? Or, what's the process? Thanks!


A. You're so welcome! My niece and I have really enjoyed doing these videos!

You ask a great question, and it sounds like you're on the right track. Yes, you do tie off your "finished" color, and then at the same place tie a little knot with the "new" color. Make sure and chain the appropriate number of stitches to start your new row. (1 chain for a single-crochet row, 3 chains for a double-crochet row.)

You will need to "hide" the "tail" from where you have started your new color. Crochet it into your "new color" crochet row when you have enough to work with.

Hope this helps!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Beginning slipknot

Q. Do you use the slipknot you started with to crochet once you've reached that end again?

A. Yes, you do.

Monday, March 10, 2008

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

New Videos on the way

Today I got around to making another set of videos. I tried to answer some of the questions that have already been asked. Let me know if I need to explain it more or if you have any suggestions.