Sunday, December 4, 2011

the Crochet Doctor is in

I've been in Seoul, South Korea for 3 months now. As with any international move, there has been emotional ups and downs, but my one constant "up" is crochet. If a crochet hook is in my hand then a smile is on my lips. 

A highlight of my day has been playing crochet doctor for a member of Crochet Connection of Chicago, a Crochet Guild of America chapter. It is something I can actually do from 6500 miles away. This was the question:

"I'm working on a scarf but I'm having some difficulty with the pattern. I'm a bit of a newbie and was hoping someone could help me out. Here's the pattern:

"Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, dc in next ch, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, sk next ch, dc in next 2 ch; rep from * across to last ch, dc in last ch - 4 pattern reps at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, sk first 4 dc, *(3 dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 space, sk next 4 dc; rep from * across to last 3 dc, sk last 3 dc, 3 dc in turning ch.

"I have row 1 done but I'm not sure what it means with the '4 pattern reps at the end of this row'
What messes me up is row 2. It says 'sk first 4 dc' but I'm lost as to what to do. I understand what it's saying but still lost. Any help? Thanks!"

This was my response:
It got me thinking of many others who need some help on their crochet projects. With the holiday season now in full swing, maybe that is you. If I could be of any help, please email me at tashchgo {at} yahoo {dot} com. The Crochet Doctor is in!