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brendizzle [userpic]
i made an afghan
by brendizzle (cowboypants)
at February 2nd, 2006 (10:33 am)

im a little bit proud about it, only because its my first one and i like the way it turned out.

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Fernanda [userpic]
Amusingly evil crochet toys
by Fernanda (phonemonkey)
at January 27th, 2006 (06:03 pm)

http://www.yumlum.com/galleries/knitwear/knitwear_art.htm

I know that it says 'knitting' (or rather 'kintting') at the top of the page, but I'm sure that at least some of them (the dead cat, the tiger with the severed arm, and the impaled teddy bear) are crocheted - they look like sc to me.

Wyndfire [userpic]
For AZ yarn-addicts...
by Wyndfire (wyndfire)
at January 26th, 2006 (05:16 pm)

Check out this link: http://www.skfs.org/

I am not affiliated in any way to this show... I just want to get the word out! Hopefully, with good attendance, we will get more fiber-related shows, etc in AZ.

Mods, if not appropriate please feel free to delete.

Cheers!

eos_girl [userpic]
quick and easy patterns?
by eos_girl (eos_girl)
at January 26th, 2006 (01:26 pm)

im looking for some quick crochet patterns. something i can wip up in an hour or two....
i have lots of yarn (no fun fur though) so stuff in worsted weight,......

thx!

Opal Turtle [userpic]
Beads
by Opal Turtle (opalturtle)
at January 26th, 2006 (02:34 pm)

Quick! Anybody know good places (online or otherwise) to buy cheap beading/jewelry making stuff? We're thinking of fundraising ideas for the MS Walk and the Cancer Walk. Making and selling jewelry was one of our ideas. But it'll only work if we can find stuff for little cost.

(crossposted)

. [userpic]
Hey y'all... [FYI]
by . (kimothy)
at January 24th, 2006 (12:08 am)
blah

current mood: blah

If you need any info off crochet, now might be the time to do it. It's been undeleted, at least for the time being. Comments are gone, so if you need info from them, you're pretty much SOL. Also, since everyone was removed from member status, if you need something that was posted Friends Only, you probably won't be able to see it.

But if you need links to patterns or patterns that were posted on crochet only, or if you have entries in your memories section that you want to print out, you really might want to cater over and get that done ASAP.




Oh, just so you know... I'm not the maintainer over there. I just noticed crochet's status while doing some maintenance on my flist.

Laurie [userpic]
a little crochet story
by Laurie (lauriemk)
at January 18th, 2006 (10:42 pm)

I only recently learned to crochet, and have not put a lot of time into it until the last three months.  So far I have finished only a scarf and a hat, but now I am working on a purse made of granny squares, using this pattern. 

Anyway, I was excited about starting the bag and had all the yarn and everything, and discovered I did not have an E hook!  So I had to run out at 7:00 tonight to Michael's and buy one.  Now I have three rows of one square done!  yay! 

My boyfriend thought I was crazy to run out all of a sudden for a crochet hook, but I NEEDED it. 



i whine a lot [userpic]
true hook sizes
by i whine a lot (_cioccolato_)
at January 15th, 2006 (01:23 pm)

is there an end-all be-all set of guidelines for hook sizes? or at least one that is accepted largely by crochet people?
b/c i'm using a pattern that calls for "size 0/6(3.50mm)" which doesnt match the new susan bates hooks i got for christmas - where size 0 is 2.55mm, and size 7 is 1.5mm (i dont have a 6). so then i found a thing on annie's attic: http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/content.html?content_id=220
so i'm like, what IS the "right" set of sizes?

*edited to delete my other question that i found the answer to: The lower the number, the thicker the thread.

letmebeyoursong [userpic]
Happy MOD entry.
by letmebeyoursong (letmebeyoursong)
at January 11th, 2006 (02:50 pm)

Okay, kids, now that the holidays are over and we're all recovering (or finishing up those IOUs), I wanted to kick things back into gear again.

Ideas for community activities:
*Memories-builders (post your favorite _____ pattern, yarn discussions, how much do you charge per item when selling, etc.)
*Projects of the Month (by item, pattern, design-your-own, even by color or yarn!)
*Crochet-alongs
*Share your worst crochet disaster
*Recycled Yarn finds and projects

What else?

And, in general, keep sharing those questions, pattern searches, and finished objects.

There's lots of other big posts or discussions we can have; there's a conversation going on over at punk_knitters about "why do you knit?", and it's kind of enlightening and interesting seeing why so many other people are involved in crafts. This community is certainly open to such discussions, so shoot away.

There might be a little bit of spamming in the recent upcoming month as we try to fill in the memories a bit, so get those comments ready, but I'm hoping the community will pick up as well, being 150 of us and all. So get to postin'!

____outxofxluck [userpic]
Crocheted Men's Underwear
by ____outxofxluck (____outxofxluck)
at January 10th, 2006 (12:36 am)

Alright... I'm seriously looking for a pattern to crochet men's underwear or a very simple pattern for men's short's that I could use as boxer shorts. A friend of mine was given me shit about crocheting while watching Golden Girls and his friend over heard. So he requested some underwear. He told me that if I could actually do it then he'd wear them at least once. I'm pretty much a beginner, only been doing this since April or so. But, I'm getting relatively decent at it. Learning new stitches and such. So if anyone knows where I can find a pattern, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I was hoping for a free pattern that I could just use with the yarn stash I have right now. But at this point I would be willing to pay for one. Money is tight, but it's all good. This is just a big joke between friends. So the pattern doesn't even have to be that nice or good looking. It been as ugly as ever. Doesn't matter. Just as long as it is for men's crocheted underwear. LoL.

Thank you to anyone for their help.

lisaizme [userpic]
In Search of: Caron 3/4 pound
by lisaizme (lisaizme)
at January 8th, 2006 (09:30 am)

I'm in search of Caron 3/4 pound yarn. color needed is Baby Rainbow Ombre dyelot # 45532. I'm partway through a baby blanket for ProjectLinus and ran out (The yarn was donated to me for charity work, so minimal snarking at me for not buying enough to begin with *grin*).

If anyone has some they'd be willing to part with, please contact me. I'd be willing to buy it or maybe we can work out a trade. Thanks.

P.S. If you'd like to see the blanket in question, there's a picture up at:
http://lisaizme.blogspot.com/2006/01/pictures-du-jour.html It's the 3rd & 4th pictures in the post. Thanks.

eos_girl [userpic]
by eos_girl (eos_girl)
at January 5th, 2006 (09:55 pm)

so i hit the jackpot. a lady on a local craft list was giving away some yarn, she said it was mostly acrylic and some cotton, so here i am thinking its just handcraft cotton, the stuff for dishcloths. well low and behold i got it home, and there is about 7 hanks (6 already wound into balls) of butterfly mercerized cotton. its from greece. This is the stuff that got me turned onto yarn when i was working at lewiscraft back in the day.

so each hank has about 125 grams, and 230 meters in it. its 22sts = 10cm on a 4mm.

now im not sure if i want to crochet or knit with it. Im better at crochet, but this is such nice stuff and would look great in something that is stocknit *sp?* but im a novice with knitting. I know enough to teach basic knit and purl stitches, and i have done ONE drop stich scarf, but nothing much more then that.
I am quite advanced in crochet, but i do like the look of knitting more.

so i am on my quest. I need a pattern. I was thinking something like a shrug, i know i have enough for that, but i am sure i dont have enough for more then that. I was also thinking mabey a skirt? but im not sure. ALSO im pluss sized. im a big girl. I fit a dress size 22 at the stores (dont want to ever measure myself) and im quite busty (DDD or DDDD depending) I would also like something that i could get some use out of. not something that i would just wear on special occasions.

so hit me up with the patterns!!!!

lisaizme [userpic]
Scarf-o-copia
by lisaizme (lisaizme)
at December 30th, 2005 (12:10 am)
tired

current mood: tired
current song: hum of the cpu

I've been making lots and lots of scarves.. same pattern, different colors. If you want to see pictures, they're on my blog at http://lisaizme.blogspot.com/2005/12/scarfocopia.html

Warning: lots of homespun and small amounts of furry yarns were used in the construction of these scarves. Those with phobias about these yarns.. do NOT click the link. :)

{edited for spelling. grrrr. it's scarves, not scarfs.)

CountryMouse [userpic]
Intro etc.
by CountryMouse (countrymouse)
at December 29th, 2005 (06:17 am)
hopeful

current mood: hopeful

Hi! I just found out, uh, the place where I used to hang out (crochet) is gone. Anyway. I used to post sporadically there.

But this looks like it might be the place to be moving to. :-)

I have been crocheting off and on for 20+ (or more? I forget) years. However, I still consider myself an advanced beginner, as I have never made a sweater. I consider clothing construction to be at *least* intermediate if not more. :-P

I am sooo behind in posting pics of my FO's on my website. ::sigh:: And actually I have not been doing much needlework since before I got sick in November. I was afraid to touch any projects for some time; then I got sidetracked by videogames. :-P

Anyway, very good to be here!

Annilita [userpic]
Crochet Case Hunt
by Annilita (annilita)
at December 27th, 2005 (02:31 pm)

So, I'm coming to you guys hoping you can help me.

I'm in a search for a new crochet case, because the fasteners for mine died and cannot be repair. The problem is that I can't find what I am looking for, and googling has turned up nothing. I know, however, that there are people who make them, and perhaps someone out there in LJ land knows someone who makes something like I am looking for.

What I would like is a case that will hold a complete set of hooks, including steel hooks. (At least 16 spaces, 18 would be nice.) I'd like for them each to have their own space, rather than having to put 2-3 in a space, because it seems to me that it would be not just easier to find the right size, but also they wouldn't move around and possibly fall out if there were spots more-or-less the proper size for the hooks. I'd also like a flap to go over the top of the hooks to hold them in place.

I'm also hoping to find one that has a pocket or two to hold scissors, stitch markers, a needle, etc, that zips or otherwise closes securely.

Preferably one that is made with a cute fabric. (i.e. not quilted, not hard, not leather. Fabric in some sort of cute or unusual print.) I know there is a pattern out there to crochet your own case, but that's not really the look I'm going for.

I can find a lot of cases that have some of these criterion, but not one that has them all. I like the Lantern Moon cases, but not that the hook spaces are so wide. I like the Ashland Sky kind, but there's not enough hook space, and the space for notions isn't completely sealed off. Suggestions?

(X-posted a couple of places, because there is not crochet anymore.)

looking for a special yarn..
by deanurse (deanurse)
at December 26th, 2005 (11:41 am)

i have one more little toddler dress to make. i love patons grace mercerized cotton because of the way it holds it stitches and the gage. i even enjoy tahki cotton classics for the same reasons even though it has a slightly larger gage. now i dont want to repeat colors so i am looking for another brand that has a varigated mercerized cotton like the above brands in a similiar gage. any suggestions?? thanks dea

ACM [userpic]
by ACM (ladyceleste)
at December 24th, 2005 (05:24 pm)

I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday...

...and remind you to share pictures of those great holiday projects!!!

I like Bugs. [userpic]
Stupid Question of the Day
by I like Bugs. (jlygrnmigt)
at December 23rd, 2005 (02:01 pm)

Ok, so I'm having chain issues, of all things. One would think I'd be past that.

My chain always twists like crazy unless I have a crazy tight grip on it, which then tightens every loop. If I let it twist then uncurl it later, it always has a couple of huge loops that weren't there when it was all curly. caz_mc, this is why I don't do hats from the brim up :)

For an example, I'm making the cowl from crochetme.com and I chained 169 with a d hook and fingering weight yarn, with the deathgrip because this had to be joined into an untwisted loop. About a quarter of the way through the first row of the pattern, i felt like slipping over my head just to see how it fit. It did fit over my head, but just barely.

so I chained 169 with the same yarn and an F hook. Stupid thing was exactly the same size. I ended up just adding enough to the chain for 2 more pattern repeats, but of course it looks funny because it's tight as hell. I'm thinking this will be a birthday gift for my grandma, and she's getting a book on tape for xmas. I can't give her crappy stuff because, while she didn't teach me, we have crocheted together and she was so excited that I had started.

What on earth am I doing wrong here?

If it helps, I can take some pics.

eos_girl [userpic]
by eos_girl (eos_girl)
at December 23rd, 2005 (12:38 am)

im trying to dye a scarf using wilton food dye. and it wont seam to stick. im trying to make a purple, but it will only pick up the pink. I have added vintager and i boiled it on the stove for a half hour, nothing, then i did it in the microwave, setting it for 2mins about 5 times. still nothing.....

I also tried to make another scarf brown, but no luck, its coming out a salmon pink instead....

im using alpaca in fingering weight...

any help would greatly be appreciated!

Nezumi's Art Journal [userpic]
New Community
by Nezumi's Art Journal (nezchan)
at December 22nd, 2005 (11:09 pm)
relaxed

current mood: relaxed
current song: Ben Folds Five - Still Fighting It

I hope this isn't against any rules, but I'd like to let everyone know about a community I just started, art_crochet. As the name all too obviously says, it's dedicated to the art side of crochet, rather than the traditional or strictly utilitarian side. The idea is to have a common space for people who want to create new and different things with their hooks, and go in a different direction from the scarves and afghans we all know so well.

This isn't intended as competition with other communities, quite the opposite. I encourage cross-posting, and I hope that the members of my community will also be part of several others. It's intended primarily as a meeting place, and a venue to widen the exposure of artists working with our beloved craft.

In any case, I welcome everyone to come check it out. Again, the community is art_crochet. I'll be happy to see you there.

Books, and not-so-free patterns.
by arcangelmadder (arcangelmadder)
at December 22nd, 2005 (08:25 pm)

Where do you go to buy your patterns? Or, what books do you use?


* Cool Crochet by Melissa Leapman Nothing Beats buying in bulk, Cool bulk. (4 1/2 stars out of 5)




*All ratings are based on Amazon.com, and the links lead there for ease of use. The moderators of Crotcheters do not actually support the views and opinions on the website.

ACM [userpic]
Update!
by ACM (ladyceleste)
at December 22nd, 2005 (08:57 pm)

We already have over 50 members! It's very exciting.

Keep an eye on the rules/info page for the next few week or two as we're in flux and adapting things. If you have any ideas, please comment on the first post with such ideas so we can make them work; I think I've changed the info page about 25 times today already!

I'm working on an idea to have multiple moderators/maintainers, maybe in charge of particular categories; I already have a few names in list of people who would like to be mods/maintenance, but will take more. I've thrown arcangelmadder in for "tags and layout" for the time being, likely against their will. Tee hee.

We would like to use tags to have it organized from the start, so anyone who posts for the next few weeks will likely have to go back and edit their posts appropriately once we figure out that system.

Nothing will be really completely set up or finalized in the community until after the New Year, since many of us are on some holiday or another, so get those suggestions in and discussions going so we can make this a community for everybody. I'd like to keep the comm. as open as possible, so let's keep it happy and fun. Thanks for jumping in with the posts right away!

Happy Cro(t)cheting and Holidays!
~LC, Mod-type person

. [userpic]
Super Mario Bros star?
by . (it_seems_so)
at December 22nd, 2005 (02:28 pm)
hopeful

current mood: hopeful

Awhile back, somone posted the mario star pattern in the other crochet journal. I didn't have the chance to copy/paste before it was deleted. I was wondering if one of you might have it/know it. I wanna make rearview mirror star thingies (Boy, I'm eloquent!).

Thanks so much. I hope this community gains momentum! Thanks for creating it.

by arcangelmadder (arcangelmadder)
at December 22nd, 2005 (02:40 pm)

I think it would be a good start to this community to make a post listing people's favorite places for free patterns as to avoid the usual asking for free pattern posts.

Crochet Pattern Central Basic to itermediate Pattens for young to old.
By The Hook More Advanced Patterns.
Crochet Me A monthly Zine.
Country Cottage Crochet Patterns From Womb to Grave!
Crochet Links If you have time to toddle around, here's a site of links. Some won't work, but that's the fun of surfing the web!
Martha's Crochet Links A little Hard to read but tons of links.

I will add to the post as people reply.

bag for book
by skamamawa (skamamawa)
at December 22nd, 2005 (09:56 am)

here's a bag I did for the book I'm working on. It's supposed to be a very simple design geared towards 9 and up.

bag

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