Crochet Cheat Sheet

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Crochet Cheat Sheet

Postby KatGoldLIN » 23 Feb 2012, 21:39

If you were to get a crochet cheat sheet as part of a course, what would you want on it?

So far I have uk/us translations of stitches, UK/US hook sizes, yarn weights and how to substitue yarns by doubling

I don't necessarily want skills on it, but more reference stuff that you don't want to have to look around for.
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Re: Crochet Cheat Sheet

Postby PerpetualMadness » 23 Feb 2012, 21:41

Hook size comparisons (uk/us/metric/numbered).
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Re: Crochet Cheat Sheet

Postby ches » 24 Feb 2012, 01:23

I'm a WAAAAAAAAY beginner, but I would want an image of the various stitches.
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Re: Crochet Cheat Sheet

Postby Turtle'sMammy » 24 Feb 2012, 02:57

Increases for working in the round:
sc = 6
hdc = 8
dc = 12
tr = 18
would have saved me a lot of trouble last week.
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Re: Crochet Cheat Sheet

Postby KatGoldLIN » 24 Feb 2012, 06:12

Thanks All. PM - Ihave the hook sizes.

Ches- I will see what images are available for free use.

Turtle'sMammy wrote:Increases for working in the round:
sc = 6
hdc = 8
dc = 12
tr = 18
would have saved me a lot of trouble last week.


I've never seen this before...I hav always worked on the principle that to get a flat circle you can start with any number of stitches, but need to increase by an even number each round...
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Re: Crochet Cheat Sheet

Postby PerpetualMadness » 24 Feb 2012, 06:23

Sorry, I had missed that you'd already included hook sizes. Although I'd still want all of them, not just uk/us. I have some older hooks from my mum that are numbered and I have to look up what they are. Every. Sodding. Time.
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Re: Crochet Cheat Sheet

Postby Turtle'sMammy » 24 Feb 2012, 14:54

katgold wrote:
Turtle'sMammy wrote:Increases for working in the round:
sc = 6
hdc = 8
dc = 12
tr = 18
would have saved me a lot of trouble last week.


I've never seen this before...I hav always worked on the principle that to get a flat circle you can start with any number of stitches, but need to increase by an even number each round...


I don't know, I tried to do a flat circle last week, following instructions on attic 24 (http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/croch ... ircle.html) and it turned out an insane ruffled mess that I had to unravel and start again.
Beyond the square: Crochet Motifs says this happens because the ratio of width to height doesn't match the ratio of increases being made, and the farther out you get, the worse your mistake looks.
So I started again with 12 dc and I have a fabulously flat giant circle, but I need more yarn.
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Re: Crochet Cheat Sheet

Postby KatGoldLIN » 24 Feb 2012, 16:15

oooh, will have to look into that more. It makes sense, but just never heard of it.

PM- I didn't know there were other numbered crochet hooks. I am *such* and American sometimes :oops
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Re: Crochet Cheat Sheet

Postby CherryPop » 24 Feb 2012, 16:40

This sounds great btw kat, it sounds like just the sort of thing to have in a WIP bag!
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Re: Crochet Cheat Sheet

Postby KatGoldLIN » 24 Feb 2012, 16:56

CherryPie wrote:This sounds great btw kat, it sounds like just the sort of thing to have in a WIP bag!


that is the idea! I made the a4 this time, but next time I am going to try to get them a5.
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