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Hi to all! The name's J Linz and I guess you can say that I'm in between beginner and intermediate as far as crocheting goes! I completely forgot that I created a profile back in June; my interests are starting to overlap each other as far as projects. 

I started crocheting about ten years ago but never took the time to hone the skill down until six months ago. I've completed about four or five small projects that I'm proud of but it made me realize that I have a lot of room to grow!

I tracked this site down due to my hunt for specific patterns; I wasn't a fan of paying someone a ridiculous price for a pattern (I have no problem paying someone for their work, though). I think I've created two patterns so far, one definite; once I start working on them, I will gladly share them!  


Pretty much everything took forever, but understand, we made a lot of tablecloths, bedspreads, etc. from crochet cotton back then. Wink
Maybe it was stiffer, I guess I worked with it so much that I didn't notice. Of course, it had to be ironed after washing, like most of our clothes.

I've finished the Simply Soft Light in the tks, and I'll post them together with the Herrschner's when I finish them all.

Hello, and welcome.

In general, the grid is one stitch for each square. It's geared for single crochet or tunisian, so (for instance) if you were to use a double crochet, the proportions would be a bit off.

Hope that helps a little. Smile

I posted one FREE beading pattern for Kindle for today...grab it before it's gone!  (Note: you do not need to have an actual Kindle.  If you have a smartphone, you can download a Kindle reader app for FREE...if all you have is a PC, you can download to your PC...and I believe there may also be a way now of completely bypassing any kind of reader app to read directly online - though please don't quote me on that, as I'm not sure.  I find the PC reader to be quite decent for pattern content...since I don't own a Kindle, I can't say how well it works...but I would think a smaller screen would make patterns kind of difficult to read.)

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Trust me, I've used the inline hooks, and at least with the steel ones, it's a lot harder to catch that thread.  Frown  When I used to do a lot of mini/amigurumi type stuff, I purposely switched to Boye in utter frustration.  The inline design didn't bother me quite as much with yarn...for some reason, that caught okay, but the thread was a totally different animal.

I was lucky enough to get a Boye set of steel hooks years ago, though I had to replace a size 0 hook because there was a size 6 in its place.  I guess the notations were too close to see when they were being packaged!  I made absolutely sure to replace Boye with Boye, and now I'm glad I did, because once I realized the inline design wasn't working out, I had a lovely Boye set to work with!

I never thought of that issue of beginners using the neck to make the stitches too tight.  It makes sense, though.  After all, beginners have no point of reference...we at least have had practice and know what not to do!

I'm pretty sure the double-ended hooks that were flooded were Susan Bates and were definitely inline.  Tongue Out  But nothing I can do to get them back again, anyway.  I'll have to keep my eyes open for the Boye double-ended hooks!
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