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Hey mamas!<br><br>
I'm trying to figure out how to crochet the button loops for the Swing Thing sweater for dd. The directions are:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Using the crochet hook, pick up both legs of the second stitch in from the edge (do not pick up one of the ridge stitches, but instead from the smooth V’s - see the picture at bottom left) Chain 10, then insert hook back into the same stitch you started in, but from the opposite direction (see picture in middle). Slip stitch to secure, cut the yarn and weave in the end.</td>
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I found a video online and figured out how to do the chain 10 part, but I'm not sure how to start it... How does the working yarn attach to the sweater? Then after I chain 10 what does "slip stitch to secure" mean?<br><br>
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did you look at the pics I have in the pattern? The first pic shows how you'll attach the yarn (that's the pick up both legs of the second stitch part - you're using the crochet hook to go under the second stitch in from the edge on the actual cardigan, nd once you pull a loop through, that will anchor the yarn to the cardigan.) then you'll do the chain to make the length for the loop, and then you'll insert the crochet hook back into that same stitch you started in on the cardigan, which will make the chain form a loop. you'll do the same motion as a chain stitch (that'sw the slip stitch - it's just called that because it's anchored in something else, not free standing like the chain).<br><br>
Sorry, is tha clear at all, LOL? You could always braid little loops and sew them on if hte crochet is freaking you out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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slip stitch is very simple: insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook once, and pull through.
 
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