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I've asked for how to join a round row without a line showing where the join is

I made a rectangular shaped granny square afghan. I have noticed that when I do anything with a granny square pattern, the square always slants to the right. What in the world am I doing wrong?

I have the pattern for the july 4th afghan. The blue square has a white star crocheted in the square. I don't know how to enter the one stitch of white and then go on with the blue. Can you explain how it is done

I really appreciate such high-quality videos. Easy to see, hear, and enjoy. Thanks. Nancy in NW PA

I would like to know if there is a simple way to change colors without a bunch of yarn left to weave in later. And where is the best place to start a new color? In the corner or in the middle? Thanks

I have a question. I need instructions on how to do sc2togtbl or single crochet 2stitches together through back loops only

did'nt get your answer how to sew 5sided squares

I'm trying to make a rectangle couch cover but it keeps curving. I'm on row 6 and instead of a rectangle it looks like a large arch!! What am I doing wrong?

I,m wondering if you are missing the last stitch at the end of your rows. Usually a new row is started with a chain. When you get to the end of a row your last stitch is in the top of that chain. It may look like you've done the last stitch but the chain is usually stretched out & it's easy to miss it as it will look like part of the edge. Hope this is the answer & it helps. I had the same problem when I first started crocheting so I hope this your problem.

@donnalowdermilk45 0329169, We suggest also posting your question on AllFreeCrochet's Facebook site, as well! Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/AllFreeCrochet --Editor of AllFreeCrochet

How to I increase a pattern size. I have a pattern for a 37 x 38 afgan and I want to make it wider

I have a class that I am teaching and in the crochet class I have a lady who is crocheting a back loop that I have never seen before, it is really neat and is forming a rib like pattern, but I need to know what the correct way to crochet in a back loop and I could not find anything on your site. Can you help me out so I can let my students know. I have sent them to your site to get help with things during the times they are not in class, but this time I could not find anything about this topic on your site. Thanks so much for all your past help

I am just beginning to crochet and I have trouble turning on a straight edge, like an afgan or scarf. I end up with a scallop and have trouble edging in single crochet. How can I make a straight turn?

Read the suggestion I gave brangelo6461 above. It may also be your problem.

WHAT IS A LONG DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH

I was given an afghan to repair... there are rows of single crochet missing in the middle. I pulled out one end (about 24 inches or rows) and will simply re-do them... but then I found another spot, near the beginning. And I certainly don't want to pull out the whole thing... So, I pulled out the torn stitches. I can single crochet to fill in the row, but how do I connect it to the row above? Currently it's soaking in the washer over-night... it was full of dog/cat hair and smelly. The man wants it repaired before his mother (who made it) comes to visit. = )

I found a beautiful afygan to crochet for our Church Group but am having a terrible time with frontpost and backpost double crochet stitches. I have always been a knitter but thought I would try something different. I am 83 years old and recently widowed. The afygan I am trying to do was made by vounteers for the Hospice Unit where my husband died. They give you the afygan as a gift after he passes away. It is on the back of my sofa and it really tempts me to keep trying. Pattern only has 4 rows and then repeat them. How stupid can I be????????

You aren't stupid, ma'am. Just practice, and you will get it. I know it get frustrating, but stick with it!

if i am almost through with a queen sized afghan, dc, and tied knots in yarn when i changed colors or added new skein to color, how can I secure it so it doesn't come undone. I just now learnt the correct way to weave the yarn into the stitches to secure it. I only have about 25 more rows to go, then I'm done. If you can come up with instructions for going around the whole afghan with some fancy needle work that will fix it, I would be really grateful. I am left-handed also and I'm just starting to try to read patterns/books and understand them as a lefty. It's hard! I try the mirror thing, but I dunno :P

Help! I was given some 5 sided granny squares. I would love to make them into an afghan. I can not figure out how to join them.

I wan to ask same question

I need help doing a Alternate Puff stitch please help I can't keep if from fanning

can anyone give me directions for doing an Dch (double chain) stitch? It is used to make an open pattern on the end of the afgan, I am making. I had never heard of this stitch. Thank you. Mary Lulu

I am some what new at chrochet and I am half way through an afghan. I just found a flaw and I'm not sure how to fix ot. About three inches from tne bottom my afghan started to seperate and I don't know if I should continue the seperation and just recrochet the bottom three inches or is there a way to mend them back together. So stuck!

Good Morning, I have been trying to make a pixie hat in the round. The hat I can do, but the long tail is what I am having trouble with. Of course it is worked in the round. That I also am okay with. The problem I am having is when I change colors of yarn, the last stitch of the previous row and the first stitch of the new row are not lining up evenly. Could you give me a suggestion as to how I can make this look more uniform when changing colors. Thanks

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