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By Catherine Hirst

Get it correct the 1st time! Calamity-Free Crochet is a entire, quick-reference consultant for either new and complex crocheters. It provides easy-to-follow recommendation on instruments and fabrics, troubleshooting counsel, and step by step strategies. What do you do in the event that your stitches continue twisting? What occurs if you've counted your stitches incorrectly? How do you alternative yarns, and what do you do in case your border doesn't lie flat? prepared by way of the phases in a undertaking, Calamity-Free Crochet offers cross-references among sections and lays out the simplest perform the way to assist you via each step of the crochet process.

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For a tight braid, cut the lengths two times the length needed. For a loose braid, cut the length 13/4 times the desired length. Decide how many cords you will need for the desired finished thickness. Cut the cords three times the desired length of the twisted cord. 1. Hold all the strands together and tie A B a knot at an end. Attach the knotted end to the hook, nail, or doorknob. ) C 2. Stand at the end and begin twisting Left to right: A tightly braided cord heavily decorated with beads and freshwater pearls.

Decorate it with beads, buttons, and silk ribbon embroidery. Detail of embellished ribbons Embellishments Galore 47 Ribbon Ruffle Flowers Silk ribbons make wonderful ruffle flowers. Choose ribbons 3/8˝–1/2˝ wide and cut the length to about 3˝. I use Hanah Silk bias ribbon for these. 1. Run a gathering stitch down the center of the ribbon (A). 2. Pull the thread to gather the ribbon at the knotted end (B). Ruth’s Ruched Ribbons Ruth Stonely, from Brisbane, Australia, was my dear friend and a wonderful fiber artist.

The center cord is braided and the one on the right is a twisted cord. Note the differences in width. 52 The Crazy Quilt Handbook, Revised 3rd Edition the cord until it kinks up when given slack. When the cords are in a very tight twist, grasp the cord in the center and slide a hand down at short intervals. 3. Untie the knotted end and tie all the loose ends together. Buttons Buttons add texture and dimension to crazy quilt projects. Save them for the final layer, as they add bulk and weight. Look for buttons at antique shops, garage sales, secondhand shops, and fabric shops.

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