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nickelbarapasaurus Mon 06-Aug-12 12:24:29

I'll link this in the latest Blanket thread smile

Post your Woolly Hugs here smile

nickelbarapasaurus Mon 06-Aug-12 12:25:10

Here are mine for expat and giraffes. smile

Somersaults Mon 06-Aug-12 18:15:19

How do you get photos in your post like that Nickel? I've taken some photos so I will try and post them later.

PurplePidjin Mon 06-Aug-12 18:50:26

Mine smile

mumofjust1 Mon 06-Aug-12 18:51:48

They're lovely! How on earth do you make them?

PurplePidjin Mon 06-Aug-12 18:53:30

It says

Image: Choose File

Under the message box for me (blackberry playbook)

Somersaults Mon 06-Aug-12 19:12:57

Aha! I see it but it's greyed out because I'm on the iPad.

Somersaults Mon 06-Aug-12 19:15:34

I thought I was getting to be ok at crochet after my few days at it ut these other squares are just amazing! Reminds me that I've got a looooooong way to go yet. I've done my first crochet flower now though which I think came out well.

PurplePidjin Mon 06-Aug-12 19:35:20

Nickel and i have both been going for years! Once you get the hang of tensioning and understand the basic stitches, you're away. Pistey learned picot and quadruples today grin

Somersaults Mon 06-Aug-12 20:32:59

I need one to one lessons but you all live far away sad

I know what chains, singles, doubles and triples are, and I know what slip stitch is when it's joining two ends together but not what it is otherwise! I've managed to do quite a nice flower [proud] and a granny square but that's about it. The straight crocheting isn't going great so I might be back to knitting for 3girlies' squares.

Somersaults Mon 06-Aug-12 20:42:24

Ok due to iPad not allowing photo uploads here are my squares for expat and giraffe. And here is my first granny square attempt. I think it came out ok seeing as though the pattern kept telling me to do some slip stitches at the end of every round which I just ignored because I didn't know what they were!

PurplePidjin Mon 06-Aug-12 20:44:18

Where are you, Somersaults? Sounds like you've mastered the basics smile

Slip stitch just means - yarn through, yarn over, back through both the stitch and the loop on the hook.

PurplePidjin Mon 06-Aug-12 20:46:13

They're amazing, Somersaults! Your crochet tension is lovely and even

Somersaults Mon 06-Aug-12 22:10:54

Thank you blush

And so now I don't get why I would slip stitch at the end of a round? The last cluster of dcs isn't at a corner which is where the pattern seemed to want me to start the next round so somehow I think they were supposed to get me back to the corner but I didn't get it so I just turned the work and began my next round going the opposite way in the middle of a side. Probably not at all how it should be done but it seemd to work so I stuck with it!

Oh, moment of possible clarity... Is a slip stitch just a chain? I can't picture it in my head. I know what you want me to do from your description perfectly, but can't imagine a chain ow without actually doing it. I think a slip stitch has an extra 'wrap' of the yarn compared to a chain. This is why. Need one to one! I need someone to ask these questions to who can actually show me what they mean and what to do. I think I must be a visual learner.

I'm Manchester way, there didn't seem to be anyone in my direction on the blanket meet up thread sad

Somersaults Mon 06-Aug-12 22:11:32

And if slip stich is just a chain, then why dont't they just say chain?

PurplePidjin Mon 06-Aug-12 22:15:50

Actually, i do the same. There's two ways, you've found the other one!

A slip stitch is a chain that goes through another stitch. You need it to finish a round, otherwise you'd end up with a lumpy spiral!

Somersaults Mon 06-Aug-12 23:03:56

I'm getting there but by bit in my understanding. I'm enjoying trying out pretty little things having abandoned straight crochet for now (boring and unsuccessful). Here is my latest, the little star that Pistey linked to somewhere. It took a few attempts to figure out what the pattern meant at the corners and I'm not convinced I've done it exactly right but I made it look quite like the picture so I'm pleased.

Primrose123 Mon 06-Aug-12 23:05:56

These are my squares (hope this works!)


Somersaults Mon 06-Aug-12 23:32:45

It works and they are gorgeous! I'm having crafting envy. Love love love your beautiful flowers and hearts, and your textured squares are stunning.

LackaDAISYcal Mon 06-Aug-12 23:47:24

Somersaults, there are a few of us over t'other side of the big hill, if you fancy a trip to Leeds smile

My phone isn't giving me an option to upload photos sad

Primrose123 Mon 06-Aug-12 23:56:06

Thanks Somersaults!

I like your little star. Do you have a link to the pattern?

NeitherShreddedNorSmug Tue 07-Aug-12 00:21:28

these are the instructions for Somersaults' star.

Yani Tue 07-Aug-12 00:33:50

Some lovely squares. They look lovely.
I just wish I knew what you are talking about....lumpy spirals .... the mind boggles!! confused

PurplePidjin Tue 07-Aug-12 07:14:56

We came up with a better star pattern over coffee yesterday. Here's the MNStar...

Ch4 sl st to join
10dc in ring, sl st to join
#Ch3, sk next st, dc in next st# 5 times
#Dc, tc, extc, tc, dc in loop, dc in st# 5 times
#Dc in next 2 sts (up the hill), picot in extc, dc in next 2 sts (down the hill) sl st in next st (bottom of the Valley)# 5 times
Finish off and sew in pesky ends


PurplePidjin Tue 07-Aug-12 08:28:43

For MrsY's dd

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