I signed up to join the group as these are just the cutest dolls I've ever seen. Thanks for sharing your finishes. Happy crocheting...Judy :)
Thank you for sharing. Happy knitting...Judy :)
I would never have thought to use the Kitchener stitch, but then I'm not very good at it so probably wouldn't be something I would choose. It is a beautiful way to do it though. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy crocheting...Judy :)
kaixixang, that came out beautifully and I love the scallop edge. Thank you so much for sharing your finish. What method did you use to sew the squares together or did you join as you went? Thanks again for sharing. Enjoy your evening and happy crocheting...Judy :)
kaixixang, can't wait to see a finished picture. It looks beautiful. Happy crocheting...Judy :)
Thanks everyone, I did a swatch and started the blanket a few nights ago. It will go slow, mainly because I don't knit fast, but then it's not a race, but also I know I need to knit slower and concentrate more to keep tension almost uniform. I truly appreciate all the advice. Enjoy your day and happy knitting...Judy :)
Thank you for sharing the pattern, really pretty. Happy knitting...Judy :)
kaixixang love the colors on that one. What size did you make the squares (or what size hook did you use)?
Happy crocheting...Judy :)
Thanks Karen for sending the pattern. I've also gone back and put the link to it on the bottom of my copy. Happy crocheting..Judy :)
Wow another subject that has so many great answers. I did a swatch and have done the first two rows, yeah, not much but I've started. I got 5 stitches per inch and forgot to see how many rows per inch, but I wasn't as concerned with the length. I also went to a size 5 needed since I'm using #3 weight yarn as opposed to #2 as called for in the pattern. Pattern also said to us a size 4 needle and yarn label suggested a size 6. Knowing how I knit I knew to go in between the two when possible. Oh and I really like the look of the fabric in the stockinette stitch as I believe the pattern will show up pretty good and not be to loose. Since there wasn't that much of a difference in width, I just went with the cast on amount called for.
Again thank you guys so darn much, you're always ready to help. Now I hope to not bother you with questions, at least for a while as I'll be busy knitting or cross stitching. Happy knitting...Judy :)
Thank you knit4ES, we must have been typing at the same time. That's what I was looking for...the rule of thumb, for swatching. Guess I'll head out and do my swatch. Happy knitting...Judy :)
I don't normally worry about a blanket either, but this has hearts in it and yarnovers, so I want to make sure it comes out right. This pattern just tells you the 22 stitches and 20 rows =4" using size 4 needles, but I'm not sure what or how to swatch it.
I'm sorry to be bothering you again, but I'm having a senior moment. I'm getting ready to start the Heartfelt Baby Blankethttps://vidweb.aws.marketlive.com/willowyarns_vid/text/pattern_downloads/W00355.pdf
and my question is. How do I do the swatch to check my gauge? Do I knit it in the pattern? Do I knit the entire swatch? Do I do stockinette stitch for the entire swatch? Is there a rule of thumb for doing swatches?
Thanks in advance and hopefully I won't be asking questions for a while. Happy knitting...Judy :)
Thanks everyone for your kind words on the lapghan, it was definitely a fun stitch. Happy crocheting...Judy :)
First off I apologize because I can't remember who posted the link to the crocheted dream catcher square pattern. I fell in love with this pattern and decided to make it into a lapghan. Usually I put the board name of the KPer who posted it but somehow forgot to do that this time, please forgive me. Anyway, this was a fun lapghan to make and didn't take long as I crocheted one square each night and then put it together the next day. The flat seam method, which is what I used to put the squares together can be found here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u0JQckUVZc
Here is a picture of the entire lapghan and then a closeup so you can see the pattern. I probably should have blocked it a little larger to open up the design, maybe next time. Was happy with the color combination especially since I'm getting low on donated yarn and don't want to buy any until this is all used.
Thanks for letting me share, happy crocheting...Judy :)
Close up of Dream Catcher