Are your patterns C2C (Corner to Corner)?
NO….. None of my patterns have been designed using that technique.
I like detail in my work. Some patterns require a LOT of detail, that is why I choose to do the traditional horizontal design.
I realize that a lot of designers are doing the C2C, but I am not one of them.
What size hook do you recommend?
I have always used the H hook to crochet and design my afghans and patterns.
My grandmother taught me to crochet with the H hook, and to this day, it is her hooks that I still use.
What type of yarn do you recommend?
I always recommend using Red Heart yarns. Red Heart yarns comes in Super Saver and Super Saver Jumbo sizes. These are the yarns that I have used to crochet and design all of my patterns.
What is your return/refund policy?
Due to the nature of my work, all of my patterns are downloadable files. You cannot return them.
You will also need the Adobe reader to view the pattern graphs and instruction sheet. You can get the reader for free from the Adobe website.
How will I know what colors to use?
Each pattern comes with a list of colors needed and the amounts you will need of each color.
How long does it take to receive my pattern?
As soon as your payment is processed, you will be able to download your files immediately after the payment processes.. Please check your email within the following 24-36 hours if you aren’t able to download the files. I understand a lot of customers purchase using their phones. I check all orders and if I see that you have not downloaded, I do send out those files to you. They will be sent within 24-36 hours after your purchase.
What size are the patterns when they are printed?
The photo graph prints out on 4 pages.
The counted graph could be from 3 to 6 pages.
There is a one page instruction sheet.
What type of payments do you accept?
You may pay with PayPal or with your credit/debit card.
How do I carry yarn thru my afghan?
As you see in the photo, with a lot of your designs when the same color is separated a small distance by another color, you may be able to carry your yarn thru your work.
You will do your normal HDC, and when you insert the hook to pull thru a loop, go UNDER the color you are carrying thru and pull thru your yarn.
How do I change colors?
In this photo, you are changing from white to black. Crochet up to the last white stitch. Leaving the last 3 loops on your hook you will pull thru the black thru ALL 3 of those loops on the hook. You will then DROP the white and pick up the black.
Continue using the black until you need to change to the gray. To change from the black to the gray, you will follow the same procedure.
Changing colors will become easier the more you do it, practice makes perfect!
After you pull the black thru the last 3 loops of white on your hook, this is what your hook should look like.
Please DO NOT CUT your yarn after doing this if you are going to be using the white on the next row. The only time that you should cut your yarn off of your afghan is when you are finished with that section of color.
By cutting your yarn, you are taking away from the integrity of your work and it will come apart. You want your work to last….
How are your patterns different?
Many creators will send you just a photo graph with colors and at times symbols representing each color. I take it a step further.
Do you want to spend most of your time counting all those little squares? I don’t and I don’t want you to have to do that either.
You will receive two graphs for a pattern.
As in this photo, the top graph is the pre-counted graph. The bottom graph is the photo graph.
You will receive both graphs. I always include the photo graph for you to use as a reference to compare your work to as you are completing your rows.
All of my patterns have been tested using Red Heart yarns. I am in no way connected to the Red Heart company and they are NOT a sponsor of anything that I do. I just prefer the ‘feel’ of their yarns. Once you have completed your project, I recommend washing on gentle cycle with twice the amount of fabric softener that you would normally use. Put in dryer on gentle or air dry. Your blankets will come out so soft!
In each pattern I will list the colors for that particular pattern and the size skein. I use and recommend the Red Heart Super Saver skeins.
The “Regular size” is the normal Super Saver skein. The ‘Jumbo size” is the Super Saver Jumbo skein.
I am often told….. “I can’t find the color I need” HELP!
Red Heart has a huge selection of colors for all of your projects. Here is their color lists and specific ID number for each color. While we may not always be able to find the exact color we need in our local craft store, we can order them online.