Betty Atkins' Profile

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Here is a sample of the way I write patterns:

Ch 4, join with sl st to first stitch to form ring (Google ‘magic circle’ for the technique for making an alternative to the chain ring to start your hat. It is a matter of laying a circle of yarn with a long tail that you do your stitches in, then pull the tail to close … very easy to do, very difficult to explain)

Rd. 1, ch 3, 12 dc in ring, join with sl st to 1st dc, ignoring ch 3
Rd. 2, ch 3, 2dc in ea stitch around, join with sl st to 1st dc, ignoring ch 3
Rd. 3 fpdc in same space as ch3, *1 dc in next stitch, fpdc in same stitch as dc, cont from * around, join with sl st to 1st fpdc, ignoring ch 3
Rd. 4 ch 3, *fpdc in next 3 stitches, 1dc in space between posts, cont from * around,…

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  • Female
  • Born on July 23
  • Joined October 13, 2007

Favorite materials

yarn, leather, water colors

About

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Here is a sample of the way I write patterns:

Ch 4, join with sl st to first stitch to form ring (Google ‘magic circle’ for the technique for making an alternative to the chain ring to start your hat. It is a matter of laying a circle of yarn with a long tail that you do your stitches in, then pull the tail to close … very easy to do, very difficult to explain)

Rd. 1, ch 3, 12 dc in ring, join with sl st to 1st dc, ignoring ch 3
Rd. 2, ch 3, 2dc in ea stitch around, join with sl st to 1st dc, ignoring ch 3
Rd. 3 fpdc in same space as ch3, *1 dc in next stitch, fpdc in same stitch as dc, cont from * around, join with sl st to 1st fpdc, ignoring ch 3
Rd. 4 ch 3, *fpdc in next 3 stitches, 1dc in space between posts, cont from * around, join with sl st to 1st fpdc, ignoring ch 3
Rd 5. ch 2,* fpdc in next 3 fpdc’s, 1 hdc in next 2 spaces, cont from * around, join with sl st to 1st fpdc, ignoring ch 2
Rd. 6 ch 2, * fpdc in next 3 fpdc’s, 1 hdc in next 3 stitches (I will be in top of fpdc), cont from * around, join with sl st to 1st fpdc, ignoring ch 2
Rd. 7 ch 2, * fpdc in next 3 fpdc’s, 1 hdc in next 4 stitches, cont from * around, join with sl st to 1st fpdc, ignoring ch 2
Rd. 8 ch 2, * fpdc in next 3 fpdc’s, 1 hdc in next 5 stitches, cont from * around, join with sl st to 1st fpdc, ignoring ch 2
Rd. 9 ch 2, * fpdc in next 3 fpdc’s, 1 hdc in next 6 stitches, cont from * around,
I love to move old traditional designs and stitches to the 21st century.
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At this stage of my life, I realize that I have been on a journey. Yes, I have had lows and I have had highs. I have been in dark places, but many more bright places. Keeping in mind that valleys can be sunshiny places and the highest peaks can be stormy. As I reach the path towards the finish line, I need to share this. I have been blessed in being allowed to take the journey at all. I would not have missed it for all the gold in the world. The insights and lessons learned have come from every place I have been privileged to visit.

I am turning into a yarn snob the more I crochet. When I bought my first skein of recycled yarn I was a little worried about listing the finished product as made from recycled yarn. That didn't last long as I worked with the yarn. My imagination saw the original purchase, a back story and then saving the outgrown sweater. I loved that first hat so much I kept it for myself.

Another wonderful thing about recycled yarn is the feel. Much softer than new. And, you know, not another person on earth will ever have a hat, sweater, cowl or scarf like the one I just made!
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I live in California, but I'm a Texan through and through. My ancestors were 'Cowboys and Indians" and I grew up both!

I spent 20 something years designing homes along the Gulf Coast and on California's coasts. Now retired, but busy ... living life ... having fun ;-)

I have been on PC's since they came out (long time ago). Made my first website in 1993 or 94.

I have a chronic disability, so please be patient.

Visit my blog http://theoldhooker.blogspot.com/


I love hats.
One reason children look so adorable in hats is that the hat looks just a tad big for them. I strive for this look in my adult hats.

As I said constantly in the forums, before I started making my own, I love for my hats to be slightly oversized looking. It is so much more flattering to our faces, plus, the hat doesn't crush our hair flat. If I have a style, this is it.
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Visit http://theoldhooker.blogspot.com/2011/07/is-original-pattern-using-worsted.html for some tips in crocheting

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