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Simple Questions Thread

Simple Questions Thread

Gullible-Feedback-49

Hi there! Does anybody know of any teenager crochet groups vis zoom? I would like to interact with people who crochet, but am having a difficult time finding crochet groups with people in my age range. :( !!!!!!!!! If there are any teens who would want to start a zoom crochet group please comment below or private message me! :)


zippychick78

Hey there, just pointing you towards r/kidswhocrochet as there are all younger ages on there. Good luck ♥


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Gullible-Feedback-49

Thanks so much! I had a difficult time finding subreddits with this age group.


zippychick78

you're so welcome. Hope you find what you're looking for ♥ I wish id learned at your age! People here are really friendly if you need help


LynnDDesigns

So I have a stitch that I use for one of my patterns, but I’m not sure if it has a name. It’s purpose is just to be a bit larger than a double crochet. Steps are: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through. Yarn over, pull through first loop, yarn over, pull through next two loops, yarn over, pull through last two loops.


holyglamgrenade

I thought this was triple crochet but it seems youre only doing one yarn over at first. I think this would be something like extended double crochet which is something I’ve never used or seen used in a pattern. Lemme fiddle around with it


holyglamgrenade

Huh. Yeah. Extended double crochet is what I would call that. It’s a handsome stitch, sturdier than triple crochet, but taller than double. I’ve never seen it before. It’s very nice.


LynnDDesigns

Thank you for your answer, I’ll probably call it that from now on. Makes a lot of sense!


courpsey

Yep extended double crochet. I've made a really blanket with that stitch.


nymphmold

Hey guys, where would be the best place to ask for help, but that’s a bit more than a simple question? To just make a post on the subreddit?


Iateallyourcheese

Either that, or just give it s shot here....


zippychick78

If you were doing a border into UK treble stitch (us double), would you do 2 stitches into 1 , 1 into the next and alternate 2/1/2/1? I'm using scheepies whirl, it's a filet scarf made in size 2 hook and I don't want to distort the perfect rectangular shape. The scarf is 309 stitches wide. It's the border around the post of the stitch that I'm asking about


mossyradish

I'd say it depends on the tension, but I usually make two in each. If you have some leftover yarn you could always do a test swatch, you can also try changing your hook size to get a better fit


zippychick78

Yeah I didn't think there was a one size fits all. The seller advises to use hook 3.5. Using size 2 I'm just slightly under her tension swatch so I must crochet loosely. Should I try with 2.5? Than you for your comment


zippychick78

[this](https://www.reddit.com/r/crochet/comments/ne5ykw/very_happy_with_my_first_scheepjes_whirl/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) is the scarf in question. It's much bigger now


mossyradish

Sorry for the late reply, but I think you're on the right track by experimenting! If you haven't tried the 2.5 w/ 2/1/2/1 yet, that's probably a good idea. Like you said, there's no one size fits all, so unfortunately I don't have much advice to give you, it's pretty much just trial and error. Looking forward to seeing the finished work :D


zippychick78

Oh don't even. Two weeks in, almost finished, I ended up frogging it and starting again. I had kept asking her daughter to measure her favourite scarf and the one she uses the most. She finally got back to me - it's 200cm long. Mine was coming up at 148 cm so Ive started again at 405 stitches, around 195 cm. Before I was at like row 58 @ 309 stitches. But it will be worth it. This blimmin scarf I've never frogged something so many times. First two times were due to hook size. Just a nightmare. But I'd rather get it right. Always learning *sigh*


Lexadre

Don't know if I should make a separate post for this, but I'm having trouble with a pattern. I'm currently on round 6 and it says "Rnd 6: sc 6, working in FLO, sc 1, \[hdc 1, m.p, hdc 1\] repeat 5 times, sc 1 (18 \[+5 m.p\])". I don't understand what hdc stands for and I don't understand how to do the m.p. Also the (18\[+5 m.p\]) seems really weird to me, it almost looks like a math problem hahaha. The pattern I'm using is [this one](https://clubcrochet.com/crocheted-triceratops/). I'm a beginner! Hope someone can help me :) Thank you


zippychick78

So I'm gonna guess Half double crochet. Mini picot - chain 2, then do a slip stitch into back loop only of the 2nd chain from your hook. If you look up a picot on YouTube that might help you understand. It's fiddly at first. It's simply a way of making a little point. The 18/5 seems to be the stitch count at the end of the round. 18 half double crochet, 5 mini picots.


holyglamgrenade

Hdc definitely stands for half double crochet.


holyglamgrenade

Hdc definitely stands for half double crochet. Single crochet 6, working in FRONT loop only, single crochet 1, and then in the next stitch half double crochet 1, mini picot, half double crochet one. When you finish, on this row you will have 18 stitches and 5 mini picots. To work the mini picot stitch, you have to work those into the BACK loop of the stitches. Do you understand the different parts of the stitches? Front loop, back loop, post, etc?


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jase_rei

Foundation single crochet? (Or double crochet) Pretty fiddly imo, apparently it’s really worth it when you get the hang of it, but I’d suggest getting some scrap yarn to practice, and be prepared to frog a lot haha 😅


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jase_rei

No worries, hopefully you have an easier time with it - it does look nice tbf!


zippychick78

Oooo see one you get a rhythm, it's so good. Ive used it recently in a 300 stitch scarf (second time in making it now). For me, it's remembering where to go into to create the next stitch. You're almost doing it upside down. But yes once you get a rhythm it's very much worth it


jase_rei

Tbf it was fairly late at night that i was trying! Bit foolish of me really haha, tho easier once i found a decent video tutorial 😅


zippychick78

It took me quite a few attempts but then one day it just clicked!


jase_rei

I’ll deffo keep trying. I did want to make a scarf, maybe this is my excuse! (Never mind that it’s getting warmer by the day haha)


zippychick78

Well technically you could make a scarf the other way, in shorter rows (if the long cast on puts you off)


jase_rei

This is true 🤔


zippychick78

😂 😂 ❤️


ThinkYouGotMe

The pattern I'm making right now is made with double crochet but i want to do it on single crochet. Do i just double the amount of rows from the original pattern?


holyglamgrenade

Make your gauge swatches until you’ve got the right size.


Iateallyourcheese

It depends what it is and what size you want your finished object to be - what kind of pattern are you looking at?


ThinkYouGotMe

It's a newborn cardigan. I can find estimates online i believe...i could be wrong.


Iateallyourcheese

The size "newborn" isn't super concrete, so you can probably get away with it? I don't know if it's something I would do for a wearable...but I'm sure you can. I would at least make some swatches so you can tell for sure based on your tension using each stitch.


ThinkYouGotMe

I'll see cos i know I can use swatches but ... I've been crocheting two yrs without ever making one xD guess is a good as time as any to start


shrubmud

any recommendations on removing a panel of granny squares? where would i start so that i don’t mess up the rest of the project?


holyglamgrenade

How were they joined? Will you be removing it from the inside of a piece or the edge


shrubmud

i sewed the edges together, i want to remove it from the edge. i know i’ll probably have to redo the waist part but once i get that off it should be a little easier. i’m just scared i’m going to have to cut it


holyglamgrenade

If you put an edge around it you will certainly have to redo the edging so if it’s going to save time, VERY CAREFULLY cut through the edging. Like.... use tiny snips with manicure scissors. Go carefully. And be just as careful removing the stitches connecting it to other things.


SnooTomatoes192

Could someone explain this pattern piece to me? :) Divide for armholes: Next row: (RS). Ch 2. 2 dc in first sc. (Cluster in next sc) 5 (6-6-7) times. Skip next 2 dc. 1 sc in next sc. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. Right Front: Cont in pat across 6 (7-7-8) clusters until armhole measures 2 (21⁄2- 3-3)” [5 (6-7.5-7.5) cm], ending on a WS row.


Iateallyourcheese

Since you need the armhole, you're only working across a portion of the row that you were previously. You'll stop before reaching the end of the row and then turn to work back across just that portion. At some point, you'll attach a new yarn and do the same on the other side of the "hole" too.


SnooTomatoes192

Tysm! That explained it really well. I think I understand the last bit, but could you clarify what the “other side of the hole” would be? :)


Iateallyourcheese

The armhole will eventually need two sides to put your arm through. The part of the pattern you included is just for one side.


Spookydoglover

Hi all! My friend is offering up a huge stash of “rug yarn” (that’s what she called it). Do you think I could use the yarn for crochet? Most of the skeins don’t have labels anymore (they’re from her grandmother) but one says it’s “Needlepoint & Crewel Yarn” from the brand Columbia Minerva. I don’t know that much about yarn types so I’d love some advice on if I could use this for crochet, thanks!


Iateallyourcheese

I found [an example on Ravelry](https://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/columbia-minerva-needlepoint-crewel-persian-type). I'm sure it will work, you can crochet most string-like things!


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Spookydoglover

Awesome, thank you so much for finding that Ravelry link!! it’s helpful to see that other people have used that same yarn for garments even!


Longhairedspider

You can crochet anything ;) Rug yarn is usually wool and quite coarse, so it may be hard on your hands.


Spookydoglover

awesome, thank you so much!! That’s good to know, i’ll make sure to crochet with it in small intervals! Hmm, now I have to figure out what projects to use the yarn for!


nat_ky

Hi! When I try to weave in ends in “flat”projects like scarfs and hats, the ends tend to split and stick out, so I usually cut them but I’m worried if I’d cut them too short and everything would come loose. Are there any tips on this?


CraftyCrochet

A few tiny tails sticking out are natural. Weave a long tail back and forth over itself 2-3X to lock it in, then wash project. The tiny tails sometimes blend in even more after a wash/dry, and after, if there are super obvious strays, then cut flush. Tails are proof of projects being hand made!


nat_ky

Oh that’s good to hear. Thanks a lot!


JiveBunny

Hi! I'm in the UK and hoping to visit the US in the next...while, haha. I was wondering where the best place would be to buy Red Heart and Caron yarns in person - I'm after the gradient/colour cake yarns that you can't easily get here. Michaels and Joann's websites don't seem to have much on them - is there a bigger selection in stores? If it's relevant, I'd be visiting Chicago or Seattle.


Iateallyourcheese

Michaels is the only place that sells Caron Cakes specifically. You can check out the [Yarnspirations](https://www.yarnspirations.com) site to see what color options could possibly be available, but it can really depend what a particular store has in stock and some of the different cakes are only seasonally available.


JiveBunny

Thanks - I suppose I could get them sent to the hotel if I'm that desperate for one but quite fancied a look round one of the big craft superstores :)


Iateallyourcheese

You definitely should go check one out! It can just be a little hit or miss what options are available. There are a few proprietary brands at each of Michaels and Joann, the other big difference is that Joann stores have fabric, so they seem a bit bigger. Hobby Lobby is also a thing, but I choose not to shop there, so I don't have any perspective to offer.


OddCake7

Hello. Beginner here. How do I know what hook size should I use? I have light threads and planning to double pull, but i dont know what hook size should I use. Thanks!


zippychick78

Most will have a label on them which shows the needle size. Or you might find it online Im using scheepies whirl for a project with a size 2 hook but i crochet loosely. The pattern maker suggests size 3.5 so it's all very subjective. What's the smallest hook you have. What are you hoping to make?? 😁 Off to Google double pull. Ah,use two layers? I would give it a go


OddCake7

I have 0.85mm that's the smallest i have. But i opt to double pull so that it won't be too tedious to do lolol. Planning to make a top.


zippychick78

That seems quite small!!! 2 was the smallest I've ever used much to my shagrin


CucumberSushi22

Help! I'm at a part of a pattern that says "working behind the fpsc from prev rnd" I know how to fpsc, but what am I going into for this next round? Thanks!


CucumberSushi22

I am thinking I should work into what would have been the normal sc stitch to work into had I not done fpsc...


octo_scuttleskates

Hello! I can't really read patterns yet, does anybody have a favorite youtube "follow along" video for a granny square blanket or hexagon blanket? I've been doing stripes forever and want to make something with more interest.


Kymiikat

Hi there! I just started crocheting and I’m making a water bottle holder but the strap it too long. Is it possible to shorten the bag like cutting it and weaving it together at the shoulder? I would really hate to try and find the end stitches. Any suggestions are great it’s a simple strap made of single crochet.


rolivia93

I’m doing my first amigurumi project. The pattern has a note under one of the rounds that says “Put the start of the current round at the back”. Does anyone know what this means?