Thursday, June 14, 2012

~ Z ~

Z = zig zag

 
Well, that's it for the 'ABC's of Crochet'.  I enjoyed figuring out and finding things that would go with each letter.  I hope you enjoyed it too.  Now back to our regularly scheduled programs.  :) 
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18 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed it too. Thanks for taking the time to put it together every day.

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  2. It was fun to see all the things you came up with!

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  3. I really enjoyed the ABC of crochet Debi. Your too funny hehehe. I am still fanatic over a zigzag a ripple lol...

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  4. well done for figuring something for each letter Debi, I have enjoyed following this I was wondering what you would choose for Z I never even thought of zig zag :)

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  5. Your ABCs were fun, thanks for sharing!

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  6. I have enjoyed the ABC of crochet. I only caught the tail end of it but will go back and catch up what I missed!!! Love the zigzag! I am working on a ripple afghan for me looks something like that!!

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  7. I can't believe.. Yestarday night, my mother tried to make ripple crochet for a very long time.. At about 3:00 am she went to sleep with a big sorrow. She couln't make it... Now I showed your pattern to my mother, she is in shock and she will try to make your pattern by looking your very clear picture...
    I want to give you good news.. Now she thanks to you so so much and now she is saying best regards to you.. Thank you dear friend Debi...

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    1. Dear Beck - I am glad that the pattern helped your Mom. I don't know if you have YouTube there, but there are lots of instructional videos that your Mom can watch and learn the zig zag (more commonly known as the ripple) from. Here is a link for a pattern with a graph:

      http://crochet-mania.blogspot.com/2008/01/ripple-crochet-symbol-instructions.html

      Best regards to you and your Mom too. :)

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  8. I really, really want to learn how to zig zag... I get the pattern but am struggling with the turn to the next row and getting the right number of chains in the first row... any tips?

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    1. Hi Jessica. When I turn my piece for the next row, I slip stitch into the second stitch and then ch 3 (which will be stitch #1) to start my row. When I get to the very end of my piece I leave the last dc empty. I am decreasing a stitch on each end.

      But of course, most patterns are different in how they do the starting and ending. If you are working on a certain pattern, let me know which one it is so I can help you better.

      A tip that I use all the time when I work zig zags (ripples) is to always count my stitches as I'm working them.

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    2. I found a good pattern at http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/neat-ripple-pattern.html that I like... I guess I just have to play with it more... I will get it, I am stubborn that way.

      I plan of working up a cotton hand towel in the ripple pattern and then eventually I want to do an entire afghan in it... Someday...

      Thanks Again!

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    3. Hi again Jessica. That pattern actually belongs to Jan Eaton and is called 'soft waves' - it was published in 2006 in a book called '200 ripple stitch patterns". I have this book and will help you with any questions you might have.

      I worked a baby blankie with this pattern that I posted about on Mar. 21, 2011 - here's the link:

      http://hooksandyarns.blogspot.com/2011/03/3rd-baby-blankie-and-my-night-time.html

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  9. So much fun to go through the alphabet with you Debi and really enjoyed the pics of the things that you shared with us. Funny that zig zag (ripple) came up because that is what I am presently doing. Hope to get back to my posting again here in a few days. I have been so busy and missing friends.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  10. Thank you all very much ladies - I had fun doing it. :)

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  11. Great job making it thru the alphabet! I had fun reading!

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  12. Debi, I so enjoyed your "ABC's". I am going to miss seeing what was next although I am sure you will have wonderful new things to show us, as always. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings.

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  13. Challenges like this are fun! :D
    I kind of failed my last one big time, but still! ^.^

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