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I just want ed to let you know that I used your Ocean Tranquility Afghan pattern to make a shawl for my church's Prayer Shawl Ministry. What I really liked about the pattern was the multiple count so i could make it the proper size. It is a very pretty pattern and I will be using it again!
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I am working on your new Ocean Tranquility Afghan here in the uk. Our worsted is different from yours I think. I have a double knit which is supposed to be a light worsted, but wonder whether the size 4.5 is too big? Could you advise....I also am a bit unfamiliar with some of the wording. I have not done crochet for years and just need a bit of guidance. When you indicate *sk 3 ch, ch2,V st in next ch , sk 3ch, ch 2, dc in last ch 2* in row 1 , would it matter if I chained 2 and sk 3 ch first, or is this the same thing. I think I may be reading it a bit wrong. I feel a bit hopeless because I thought I was on a roll as I had completed a very large throw for my daughter's bed using the cluster stitch!! You make it sound so simple and I am determined to make it but wonder if you could clarify the wording a bit for me. Thanks very much for your help
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If you want to use a yarn like Red Super Saver, then 6 skeins should do it. I definitely recommend getting an extra skein, though, just in case! You can always return it, if you don't use the 7th skein. If you want to use Lion brand's Vanna's Choice you'll need 13 skeins (again, get an extra one!). All you have to do to figure out how many skeins you need, is take the yardage in any design & divid it by the yardage in an individual skein of yarn. Hope that helps!
I love your site and patterns and want to thank you for openly sharing them with us. I am brand new at crocheting so I would love it if you could help me understand the instructions for the largest version of the Ocean Tranquility Afghan. Would you please tell me how many skeins of yarn I would need to but and what kind of yarn, ie: Red heart super saver etc.? My biggest obstacle with any project I am interested in doing so far seems to be figuring out how much yarn I need. Thank you in advance for helping me.,
Howdy! I think the yarn you are using is lighter then what I used; my yarn was more of a heavy worsted. I'd find a hook & work a gauge that makes you happy, I like lacy afghans, while you may prefer a more denser fabric. The pattern is a multiple of 10 plus 2 (I think, I'm going from memory) so just add chains to the beginning if you think you need a wider fabric. As far as the skipping, then chaining - when I first started designing patterns I was writing it backwards... It actually means the same thing, but I think mentally, most people prefer to chain, then skip the stitches... Most patterns are written that way as well. Like I said, it was just a rookie designing mistake on my part & I now write my patterns more "standard".
Let me know if you have any more questions!!