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Old 11-29-2012, 08:43 PM   #261
 
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Alien ballerina, too cute. Great job
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:57 AM   #262
 
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My grandmothers taught me to crochet but I rarely did it so I forgot how. Later as a teen, I bought the "I Taught Myself How to Crochet" book at Roses department store (anyone remember Roses???) and relearned.

Here is a blanket I finished this morning for the daughter my brother and his wife are expecting in January. It's a basic pink grannie square with a pink, fushia, and brown border. I am not into pink, even for my girls, but I know my SIL will love it
Gosh yes, I'm from a small town and Roses always had a special place in my heart. The one in my hometown is raggedy as hell but it's been there since it was first built....has been there since at least 1970 when I was born. And has managed to survive Walmart killing the town. Needs SERIOUS renovations or a new building, tho.

A new one was just built in my "other hometown" (about 10 mins away; my grandma lives there so I practically lived there too) after the old one was closed decades ago. I was very happy and pleasantly surprised to see it come back bc Walmart killed both towns.....I'm happy to see new Roses being built.




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Old 11-30-2012, 08:11 PM   #263
 
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Okay, I just finished the baby hat. It is a simple beanie/tobaggon with a lace heart motif that is around hat just above the bottom ribbing. There are 5 lace hearts. For the top, I did what I call a starfish decrease pattern. It makes for a lumpy, soft fit with a pretty swirl pattern in the crown that I think looks like a starfish. Sometimes I do a star pattern, but that will probably be in the "next" one. I just have to get the hat, blankie, and alien ballerina all bagged up and ready to go tomorrow. I am so relieved to be finished with it!
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:35 AM   #264
 
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last baby shower project:

quilted cat pillow/toy: I drew out the pattern but then decided the cat was too skinny and adjusted for that when I cut it out. I think it turned out well for a last minute project (baby shower at 2pm today!)
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:31 PM   #265
 
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Thread crochet "wheels" pattern I've started back working on in these times of stress. I hope to make a table runner.



Also, I need advice. Can any crocheter here help me with the following:

1) Super easy child's hat pattern using super bulky yarn?

2) Either a pattern or ideas for crocheting a child-sized scarf using the same yarn?

I have 4 balls of Lion Brand Landscapes....yarn is very chunky. I kind of wanted to make something quickly enough to finish by Christmas.

There's a beginner pattern on the wrapper for a knit scarf but I'm not sure I have the right needles and not willing to buy any right now. Many thanks to whoever can help me out.


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Old 12-01-2012, 02:42 PM   #266
 
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Forgot this one:

This afghan is so old, I don't even remember when I started it. The small blocks are individual granny squares until I got so sick of sewing them together that I went back to just plain crocheting.

Now I'm unhappy bc last year I bought a skein of yarn to work on it, but it's not as snowy white as the original white I used. Sort of a beige cast. I'm torn between using the ugly yarn or trying to find some of a purer white.

Detail of the variegated purple/teal colored yarn:



Whole afghan:



It's smaller IRL; too big to be a pillow, but too small to be a throw. I'm so tempted to give it to someone who'll finish it.


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Old 12-01-2012, 03:24 PM   #267
 
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Dang I shoulda been posting over here! I finished a scarf Ima make into a scoodie today. Posted in the TNISIIDY. I wana make a big blanket one day

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Also, I need advice. Can any crocheter here help me with the following:

1) Super easy child's hat pattern using super bulky yarn?

2) Either a pattern or ideas for crocheting a child-sized scarf using the same yarn?

I have 4 balls of Lion Brand Landscapes....yarn is very chunky. I kind of wanted to make something quickly enough to finish by Christmas.

There's a beginner pattern on the wrapper for a knit scarf but I'm not sure I have the right needles and not willing to buy any right now. Many thanks to whoever can help me out.


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What size crochet hooks and knitting needles do you have? Do you want to knit or crochet the hat & scarf? That will help me narrow down which patterns would work for you.

Those crocheted wheels are LOVELY!!!
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Also, I need advice. Can any crocheter here help me with the following:

1) Super easy child's hat pattern using super bulky yarn?

2) Either a pattern or ideas for crocheting a child-sized scarf using the same yarn?

I have 4 balls of Lion Brand Landscapes....yarn is very chunky. I kind of wanted to make something quickly enough to finish by Christmas.

There's a beginner pattern on the wrapper for a knit scarf but I'm not sure I have the right needles and not willing to buy any right now. Many thanks to whoever can help me out.


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What size crochet hooks and knitting needles do you have? Do you want to knit or crochet the hat & scarf? That will help me narrow down which patterns would work for you.

Those crocheted wheels are LOVELY!!!
Well, thanks! The pattern is scarily easy......the most advanced stitch you'll use is a triple crochet. I love how easy it is, yet looks so much more difficult.

The wheels work up in no time. It takes longer for me because of wrist pain since I take frequent rests. I haven't yet tried the "filler" pattern between wheels. A good fast crocheter could probably churn out a ton of these wheels.

Crocheted doily afghan - fully illustrated crochet pattern





Re: The hat/scarf-- I have hooks in just about every size, ranging from tiny for crochet thread all the way up to size P. The gauge stats on the yarn wrappers say size 13 knitting needles and size N crochet hook.

I have a bunch of sets of knitting needles but of course I don't have 13 straights....I always have every size except the pattern calls for. I have a 13 circular needle but it's too long or something. The scarf pattern on the wrapper states size 13 knitting needles. I tried a couple rows on my 13 circulars but it just wasn't working.

I would rather crochet the hat and scarf, since my skills kinda suck in knitting. Also, I find correcting knitting mistakes very hard.

I was gonna try single-crocheting back and forth until I got enough length for a scarf and put tassels, but the stitches look like they're "curving" or something.


ETA: I found this hat and might try it....? Then make a scarf to match it?
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:59 PM   #270
 
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You guys are so crafty I can't stand it! I'm so jealous. My mom knows how to crochet. One of these days I have to learn.

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Okay I'm on round 8 of the beanie I posted in that link.....I hope I don't run out of yarn (!!!)

Will post pic tomorrow.


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Old 12-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #272
 
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I made my first amigurumi!
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:13 PM   #273
 
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This is hat for D2. She found a photo on-line and requested this color combo. It will be her Christmas present from me. I had no pattern and didn't know either of the stitches so there was a lot of research and trial and error but I think it turned out well anyway.
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This is hat for D2. She found a photo on-line and requested this color combo. It will be her Christmas present from me. I had no pattern and didn't know either of the stitches so there was a lot of research and trial and error but I think it turned out well anyway.
Very cute! That's a great amount of slouch. Sometimes that can be hard. I like it
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:12 PM   #275
 
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Alien ballerina, too cute. Great job
Thanks!

My SIL (the mom-to-be) is obsessed with her! Just today she started writing a children's story staring the alien ballerina. She asked if I thought she should. I said YES!!!
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:09 PM   #276
 
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I decided I needed some last minute gifts for the ladies in my life. I cannot for the life of me read crochet patterns/instructions. I have some sort of block. When I am reading knitting patterns, I can see the texture and shapes in my head - not so with crochet patterns. So after fighting for HOURS yesterday trying to follow patterns to crochet snowflakes, I came up with my own pattern. These are too small to be tree ornaments, but they will become earrings. I picked a size 10 white thread that has a tiny sparkly filament in it. In the photo, you see the lumpy wads that they are as soon as I finish crocheting them as well as them pinned out for blocking into shape. I am pleased with how they turned out so far and I cannot wait to unpin them in the morning!!
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:53 AM   #277
 
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Those are very cute! I really want to try crochet with small hooks and thread.

Funny that I am much better with crochet pattern reading than knitting.

Here are a few recent projects.
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More recent things.
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An infinity scarf I made for myself.
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A beanie for a friend.
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A cowl for my BFF
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The first square of an afghan for my mom.

I've been crocheting non-stop for weeks and still have a huge list. Go me!
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:42 AM   #279
 
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You are really doing your thing!!! i am too lazy to count and read patterns, LOL. Great work
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:18 AM   #280
 
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I've been knitting little sockies to cover my toes since I cannot get a sock on over my cast.
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