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1.  When do I get my Downloaded pattern?

Answer:  The Download comes in a separate email a few minutes after your Order is completed.  You just click to download the Instructions, the Graph and a Helpful Hints page.

2.  Are all the patterns Downloadable?

Answer:  No.  If it doesn't say Downloadable in the Title, the pattern is not set up to be a  download as yet.  I am currently trying to email every pattern in pdf format (after the order comes in) and have no problem doing that for you OR I can mail it if you prefer.  Let me know if you receive an attachment (keep your eye out for it) and prefer that it be mailed instead.  (Some pattern orders of 3 or more patterns, I usually mail and then send you an email offering to email 1 pattern that you might want to get started on right away).  Eventually I'd like to get all 500+ patterns set up as Downloads.

3.  Can I get the pattern Emailed to me instead of waiting for it to come in the mail?

Answer:  Sure, I will get it emailed to you in pdf format within 1 business day if you mention it with your order.

4.  Is there a graph pattern I can practice this type of crochet?

Answer:  Yes, go to the FREE PATTERNS page (in the header at the top of the web pages).  At the bottom of that free patterns page is a Preemie Heart graph for you to practice changing colors, crocheting right to left, then left to right, etc.  There is also a copy just below... You can even make some squares and turn it into an afghan.  Enjoy!

5.  I need to contact you with questions.  How do I do that?

mailto:janet@citiusa.com

 6.  How do I do this kind of crochet?

 They are all done in single crochet, changing colors as you go along. Drop one color, pull in the next. When you turn around to go back the other way, the right color is there waiting for you. Each square of the graph equals one single crochet.

You start at the bottom of the graph, right or left hand corner and read the graph from right to left one row, then left to right the next row. Be sure to chain 1 and turn at the end of each row of the graph and go back the other way.  (When finished with the graph portion,  you start the Outer Edging, by crocheting around and around the outside edge with bands of color, turning at the end of each row).

 
It seems hard, but really isn't.  The first time I did one of these, I crocheted the background color up until it turned into the character, then quit because I thought it was too hard.  But after about 3 months I picked it up again and was really mad at myself for giving up.  It was so easy.  Yes it's hard to read from right to left and then left to right, but pretty soon your brain learns to do it easily.  Force yourself to give it a try...  You know the expression, Just Do It!  Why don't you start by practicing on my Preemie Heart pattern attached below.  Good Luck, Have Fun & Enjoy!! 
 
Janet Jarosh 
CitiUSA for Crochet 
 

Free Preemie Heart Pattern...

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Design By Janet Jarosh ~ CitiUSA for Crochet 1/1/97

(Afghan adapted and crocheted by & picture provided by Karen Thomas of Colorado)

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(http://www.citiusa.com to see 500 more patterns)

Materials: Worsted-weight yarn 
Size I Hook

Note: You will need to wind the yarn for the color sections of this afghan into 3 balls. 2 White, 1 Pink. For best results, do not carry the white thru the pink.

CENTER (Start)
Row 1: With white, ch 35, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn.
 
Row 2-7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Changing Colors: To change colors in sc (pull new color through onto hook before sc is complete). ie: Begin sc as usual by putting hook into st, draw up loop, then pull in new color before completing the stitch).  
Row 8-36: Ch 1, sc in each st across changing colors according to graph, turn. Fasten off. 
Row 37: Join background color with sc in first st, sc in each st across, turn. 
Row 38-43: Repeat row 2. Do not turn or fasten off at end of last row.

OUTER EDGING: 
Rnd 1: Working around outer edge, ch 6, dc in same st. *(ch 1, skip next row, dc in end of next row) across to next corner st., ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st., ch1, skip next st, dc in next st) across to next corner st, ch 1*, (dc, ch3, dc) in next st: repeat between **, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-6, Do Not turn, fasten off.
 
Rnd 2: Join contrasting color with sc in any corner ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc) in same sp, sc in each st and in each ch-1 sp around with (sc, ch 3, sc) in each corner ch-3 sp, join with sl st in first sc, turn. 
Rnd 3-5: *Sc in first st and in each sc to corner ch 3 sp (sc, ch 3, sc), continue around*, join with sl st, TURN. Fasten off at end of last row. 
Rnd 6: Join background color with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp, (ch 6, dc) in same sp, ch 1, *(skip next st, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to next corner ch-3 sp*, [(dc, ch 3, dc) in next sp; repeat between**]; repeat between [] around, join, Do Not turn. 
Rnd 7-desired: With background color, working in established pattern, repeat rnds 2-5 thru desired width.

ATTACHING SQUARES TOGETHER: 
Matching sts of bottom edge of one Square to top edge of next Square, and working through both loops, whipstitch Squares together, forming 3 verticle strips of 3 squares each, beginning in center ch of first corner ch-3 and ending in center ch of next corner ch-3; whipstitch strips together in same manner, keeping bottom edges at same end.

EDGING: Attach yarn in any corner *Ch 3, 2 dc in same stitch, skip 2 sc, sl st in next sc, *repeat around, slip stitch into base of beginning ch 3 stitch.

For further information visit   http://www.citiusa.com, or write Janet Jarosh, 41363 Plumrose St., Hemet, CA 92544.
 
..."Please use this pattern to create beautiful afghans for your family and friends, to show your talents and share your love for them. Also share with others not so fortunate, who may be ill or traumatized in some way. Pass your talents and love along to someone else and you will be truly blessed".  Thank You & Happy Crocheting! Janet@CitiUSA.com

 

If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask...  

Thanks & Happy Crocheting!

Janet Jarosh

CitiUSA for Crochet

http://www.citiusa.com