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Front Post Stitches – 4 ways to fix the dip!

I love using front post stitches!  They create such a cool effect.  Sometimes though, the pattern you’re using may cause the front post sittiches to dip in a bit along the edge.  I’m going to show you 4 ways to overcome the dip and have nice straight edges!

Front Post Stitches – what to do about that dip?

I’m going to use an example from my new pattern Killarney Cross.  It’s a relatively simple pattern with the main feature being the cross shape on each square.  That cross is made by the use of front post stitches.

Here’s what it can look like if you just do normal front post stitches without doing anything. It might not happen for you, it will depend on your crochet style. This will tend to happen more if you are a tight crocheter like me. I did exaggerate it a bit here for demonstration purposes. You can see what I mean about the dip I am sure.  Any of the four fixes below will help you go from dipped to straight edges.

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FRAN Mystery CAL Part 5 – Kim

Hi folks!

Are you ready for the big sister? She’s really big!


The last of our squares is KIM.  Kim is Kindly, Impressive and Mesmerising and very very big – 9 small sisters = one Kim.  The stitches and techniques we’ll use to make KIM are the same as we’ve used in all the little sisters so there is nothing new to learn – you’ve got this! She’ll just take some time (and yarn!)

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Crochet Bags Tutorial

Hi folks 🙂

I love using up left over bits of yarn.  In the last year or so, I have made a few bags with my leftovers and I thought you’d like to know how I do it.


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The Secret Crochet Circle Formula (and how to tweak it)

Hi folks 🙂

Do you love making circles like me?  It’s fun and easy once you know the secret formula.

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Squaring the Circle Crochet Pattern Tutorial

Hi folks 🙂

I love squaring the circle – turning crochet circles into squares.  It’s always so much fun.

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My Yarn Winder and I broke up.

Hi folks 🙂

I was given an electric yarn winder a while back. You can read about how much I initially loved it here.

yarn winder

My ex

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