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  1. There are (at least) six (6) ways to hold the crochet hook.

    Know Your Hands - 6 Popular Crochet Holds

    1. OVERHAND - the butter knife hold.

    2. OVERHAND - the saber hold.

    3. OVERHAND - the piano claw or cupped hold

    4. UNDERHAND - the pencil grip
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    Hey, those hats are cute. Looks like a lot of...

    Hey, those hats are cute. Looks like a lot of work adding the features to the basic caps.

    Me, I am working on a pair of mitts and a short cape (ie, capelet).
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    $38 for such a large shawl - and made with mohair...

    $38 for such a large shawl - and made with mohair yet? What the hey.
  4. Nice little dress! I think it's great you could...

    Nice little dress! I think it's great you could do an entire project by watching instrs on youtube. I know I can't. I have to have the printed instructions on paper in front of me.
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    Is Aero and Boye manufacture by the same maker of...

    Is Aero and Boye manufacture by the same maker of both hooks?

    Sorry, but I don't know. I wish I had a little, easy-to-use digital camera so I could photograph & post my weird 5.50 mm Aero...
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    It's fun reading about hooks - one of my...

    It's fun reading about hooks - one of my favourite topics.

    Re pointed vs rounded tips on hooks: If you want really, really pointed, there is the Kollage brand. I have one. I bought it even...
  7. #2 seems easier. I never liked the standard way...

    #2 seems easier. I never liked the standard way of doing the magic circle. What do you think?
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    Thanks for reply. Not necessarily an Uncle...

    Thanks for reply. Not necessarily an Uncle Scrooge or Donald Duck hat, but any kind of project, maybe just a figurine/toy. I am looking for something realistic in appearance.

    @Jean Marie. Tks...
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    Hey, I'm a Duck fan. If someone would please...

    Hey, I'm a Duck fan. If someone would please design an Uncle Scrooge or Donald inspired hat, I'd be so happy.
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    If anyone here uses the pencil hold, then any...

    If anyone here uses the pencil hold, then any hook with a flattened area (thumb rest) is not the best for us. What I did with those hooks was fabricate a round handle out of clay. Lotsa fun to do. ...
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    Not sure what you mean, Spou. You don't dec2tog...

    Not sure what you mean, Spou. You don't dec2tog in the last chain, but rather into the last DC from the previous row.
  12. Thread: Lovely motifs

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    Just beautiful. But what do we do if we can't...

    Just beautiful. But what do we do if we can't read symbol patterns?
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    @Jean Marie. Straight edges in double crochet...

    @Jean Marie.

    Straight edges in double crochet every time - YouTube

    The above video, by Tuula Maaria, illustrates another method (which I use): if you are doing a DC project, all you have to...
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    I love those butterflies and the dragon fly as...

    I love those butterflies and the dragon fly as well.
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    Is a 12 year old supposed to sound, and be able...

    Is a 12 year old supposed to sound, and be able to emote, like a grown woman? Just asking.
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    Your purse (finished at last!) turned out...

    Your purse (finished at last!) turned out beautiful.
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    I thought that Spoula's explanations made things...

    I thought that Spoula's explanations made things a bit more clear for a beginner. Amccusker is new to crochet.
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    Re the dropped shoulder of the above sweater. ...

    Re the dropped shoulder of the above sweater.

    I rarely see a crocheted sweater or cardigan with set-in sleeves. Once in a while, a raglan. But almost always it's a drop shoulder type. Has...
  19. Thread: A simple shawl.

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    @KarlaAnn. Many thanks. :)

    @KarlaAnn. Many thanks. :)
  20. A trebble stitch is longer then the dc and sc and...

    A trebble stitch is longer then the dc and sc and I think by doing it her way the trebble won't be to high above the other stitches.

    That may be, but why would she say for us to do whatever...
  21. Thread: A simple shawl.

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    Hi. The shawl is quite large the way I made it,...

    Hi. The shawl is quite large the way I made it, and Cotton Fair makes for a drapey, stretchy fabric. It is the kind of pattern where you can just keep on going til it is the size you want. Best...
  22. No, I've never seen a triple done that way,...

    No, I've never seen a triple done that way, either. She does say that her method is different and we should do it "whichever way you're comfortable". I can't see the point. Why reinvent the...
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    There's lots of colour choice there, for sure.

    There's lots of colour choice there, for sure.
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    How about fingering-weight yarn made of 75%...

    How about fingering-weight yarn made of 75% cotton + 25% acrylic? That sounds ideal to me. It's not much heavier than certain weights of thread. I can't see thread being comfy for a child's...
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    Depends on how thick a yarn you want. If you are...

    Depends on how thick a yarn you want. If you are willing to go to DK, here is something beautiful, but you may not want the colour changes. I just love Plymouth yarns, no garbage here!

    Plymouth...
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