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    Thank you. I've been crocheting since I was 4, I am now 42. Taught myself from a book mother gave me, The Better Homes and Gardens Book of Needlecraft, she showed. Me how to start, and few of the basic stitches so I could get how it worked, then gave me the book, which I still have. I've recently joined Helen's Hookaholics on Facebook and found her amazing patterns, learned a lot about the different stitches and stitch placement from her group, I'm looking forward to what I can learn from this group. Here is a picture of my current WIP, Mandala Madness pattern by Helen Shrimpton, crystalsandcrochet.com worked using Caron Cakes in Rainbow Sprinkles.
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    I posted some pics here yesterday and they seem to have disappeared. I show the "window" against both dark and light backgrounds I hope Redeemed Goods can get a pretty penny for this as the multi-picture frame cost me a good bit
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    That's always fun, Pam! I got a Mary Maxim one, but so far have just ordered non-yarn items. But I'm sure there's some yarn in my future, too.
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    You need to ask your requester what they expect. I doubt it's yarn of any type. You want something very flat, thin and 'not squishy'. When 'tablecloth' and 'crochet' are mentioned in the same sentence, it normally means doily thread and tiny motifs, or could be a solid piece in filet perhaps, but still tiny thread. Miles and miles of doily thread (literaly, until recently Red Heart used to sell balls of crochet thread that had more yardage than a mile; I've gone thru about 1.5 of them making doilies....over several years....but I would never make myself, or offer to make someone else, a tablecloth. It's a HUGE project.) You can run down to Walmart and get a fabric tablecloth for....arbitrarily picking the biggest size for the first one that came up in a search, 60"x102"...$17.88. It would take $17.88 several times over just for the thread you'd need. Heck, I'd charge more than $17.88 just to add a narrow-ish thread lace edging around an existing tablecloth that size, would be 9 yards of lace edging--of course they might have a smaller table, but ...! And if by some odd chance they said, for example, that a tablecloth made out of Read Heart Super Saver is OK...You wouldn't be able to buy the yarn to cover a table for that amount. And we haven't mentioned the cost of your labor... ...I brought up the Walmart example because people gauge 'value' at what they can pay retail for a similar-use item, which is often less than a crafter's material, let alone time. [edit, I should add, I BOUGHT myself a "lace" tablecloth at Walmart maybe 15-ish years ago, I'm remembering it was about $15 - not a vinyl one, a machine knitted 'fake crochet filet' style. I just looked, they still have similar ones online for about the same price]
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    worked with alot of yarn this week between nests and my small yarn ball scarves wtd + 23 ytd + 54
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    Katy love the blanket. You do such a good job putting the colors together. Mary Jo the drum deck is new this year and houses the big drum that they used to wheel onto the field for pregame. Last Sun's game drum honoree was Clark Hunt and Tony Dipardo Spirit Leader was Paul Rudd just like last year's AFC championship game. They use different people every game generally former Chiefs player, Royals players, or special guests. Not sure about Rudd's dad. I did a search and his dad passed in 2008 and was a vice president at TWA. He might have been one of the many in the past to have done it. Another day with snow. It alternated between snowing really hard and rain multiple times today.
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    Welcome to the 'ville! The only reason I could think of to fasten off would be if it had you starting again without turning (to keep the same side facing), but it would have spelled that out. I agree the 'fasten off' doesn't belong there--as a double-check, the same lace pattern in the cap doesn't mention fastening off.
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    Here is the completed baby surprise sweater.
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    Sp is abbreviation for space. A chain space is the space you create whenever you make a chain between other stitches. The part in italics is just a review of what you've done in the row. what is the title of the book, and name of this shawl?
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    A great project, filled with texture, that uses just one skein! https://thoresbycottage.com/2019/12/16/frosted-glass-cowl-one-skein-crochet-cowl-pattern/
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    Such beautiful yarn and cute hats! Those are going to be so loved at the nursery.
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    23 beanies for the NICU. Used lightweight colorful yarn for some, called KAI.
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    Life is good! I used the toaster to make my usual peanut butter toast this morning. Started washing clothes. Wi-Fi and land line phone still aren't working and there's lots of clean up to do but having power back makes it all look manageable. LOL
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    Thank you for letting me join. I love crocheting, knitting and plastic canvas. My main one is crocheting. I go to craft sales with my sister who loves to knit. Our Facebook page is 2 Sisters Crochet and Knitting. Here are some of the things that we crochet and knit.
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    Moving slow this morning. Ground is white but streets and sidewalks are clear. I did not step outside into the stuff Sat and Sun. Dh used dial a ride yesterday to take him to the church on campus. Our church cancelled. This morning he took dial a ride to a class he signed up for. I took advantage of my stay in time to catch up on laundry. Mary Jo did you survive football this weekend? I thought my heart was going to stop a few times Sun afternoon. We get to dream another week.
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    Hello all, I am a 22 year old female from the UK who is new to crochet. I took it up approx a month ago, I really enjoy it and would like to dedicate more of my time to it. As I do not know anyone who crochets or there are no accessible local crochet&knitting groups around me I may be asking for some of your help from time to time. Thank you in advance. Hellsbellswells
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    I've tried to learn how to crochet a few times before but only just really begun figuring it out. I want to be able to make simple clothes for my daughter's dolls and one or two things for around the house. I find it very relaxing. I hope I can also eventually give something back 😀
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    Finally, a FO for the new year! Agnes by Zoya Matyushenko AL #10 in Mint Green 1.5 mm Hook It's a free pattern, but only available through her Facebook Group
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    We had a little too much spring weather this morning. Woke up at 4:30 with horrendous winds and rain then the power went off. Running on the generator now. We have some fairly minor roof damage on the front and DH's tower and antennas ended up on the bedroom roof. A huge tree in DS's yard was uprooted and totalled at least two vehicles. Lots of trees down around town. But the good news is no one was hurt. I'm ready for a nap now but I've got the grands while they work on clean up. Hope everyone stays safe in this wild weather!
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    New here. Right now I'm working on creating nests and pouches for the wildlife rescued in Australia. Here's a few things I've made, 2 nests and a joey pouch.
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    Yesterday the egg shell broke and I found a little penguin 🐧 Later, another one appeared... 🐧🐧 They are still sleepy, but ready to travel with us Don't ask me WHY penguins - I just had to make them. The pattern for the bigger one is by Katerina Gushchina and I found it on Amiguroom Toys site. I made the small one on my own.
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    Hi Welcome to Crochetville from the Gulf Coast of Florida. Grab your yarn and hooks, put your feet up and sit a spell. We are always so glad to see and meet new friends.
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    (2 DC, DC3) is usually shorthand for make 2 dc in one stitch of previous row or round. Make one dc in each of next 3 stitches of previous row or round. Then you continue this sequence to end of row or round or to next set of instructions. (2DC, DC4) would be make 2dc in one stitch of previous row/round. Make one dc in each of next 4 stitches of previous row/round. Continue sequence.
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    Beautiful!! That's adorable....❤️ I LOVE this! Also....too cute! That's a lot of tight crocheting - how have you hands held up? I'm continually impressed by the talent on the ville....and you ladies are so skilled. I'm sure everyone who receives your handiwork truly cherish all of it.
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    Thanks! Hopefully I'll have positives next week!
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    My sil has been so down after returning to their home in last few months post hurricane/mold repairs. She’s had to deal with additional damage by the restoration team (and theft). Over 100 items thus far ruined and some just not replaceable because of improper handling. Washing and drying items that were dry clean only. I’m making her a bobble scarf for an olive color jacket she has. Her fave scarf was ruined,so hope my replacement brings a smile to her face.
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    Those are really cute outfits.
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    The sweater is packaged and ready to mail. I thought I might finish the last pink ball on the lap throw, but there's been too much other stuff to do. I got a little crochet time in and finished that ball. WTD +4 YTD +4
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    Welp Walmart had mandala sparkle on clearance for a dollar.... so WTD -6
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    Diana, those hats are really nice! Mona, from your list I'm guessing you're already starting on that big list!! Great start, ladies!
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    2 are gifts and one for charity. 2nd charity hat nearly complete
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    Hello, My name is Ellie. I am a 37 year old Vegan crochet designer that lives in Glasgow Scotland. I am originally from Birmingham England. I moved up to Glasgow in May 2019 after my divorce. I love the outdoors and the countryside. I love walking over the hills and finding beautiful places where I can sit and crochet. The colours of the countryside are my inspiration for my designs. I also love listening to music. Elton John, Tom Jones, Chris Rea being amongst my favourites. I like the older music. If there is anything else that you are wanting to know please feel free to ask me. I am looking forward to getting to know you all and sharing ideas with you all.
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    That makes me tired just thinking about it. LOL I've tried to inventory mine twice over the years and never got all the way through it either time. Once I tried listing it in a notebook, then I took pictures and put it on ravelry but either way I would forget to adjust the list when I used something. Mine is somewhat divided into boxes of different brands with most of the baby on one shelf and most of the cotton on another.
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    Wow! Just wow! Krys that is awful. He definitely should not be delivering the mail. I hope he gets replaced very soon.
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    Welcome to the ville! Sorry to say I have no clue, but it looks interesting with that 'V' look. There are several variations of single crochet, split single crochet is not 'your' stitch but might interest you https://brianakdesigns.com/split-single-crochet-round-flat/
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    Well, I think I am rested..... this year was such a strange Christmas year....I saw each of the kids ... but not all together like we usually do.... the last to come was our youngest and his wife on Christmas Eve... I swear Chris kept looking out the door every 5 minutes! but they showed up and we had nachos and watched National Lampoons Christmas vacation.... Christmas day we went to MIL's for breakfast.. MJ, I love that shirt ( and the glasses).... Sandra..... you just told on yourself in your last post..... no one originally from NC calls soda "pop"....... where are you from originally? Did I thank ya'll for the cards...? Probably not... but I will now... they are all up and make me smile when I pass by them.... ratdog... I did some of those snowglobes this year but for me even with blocking they curled so I didn't pass then out... any of us exciting folks doing anything for New Years? We usually these years toast each other at 7:00 our time ( 12:00 Greenich mean time) and call it good!
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    Yeah it was a strange ending to the article. That was my Mom they wrote about in the article. When I get frustrated with my charity projects I remember that something is always better than nothing. When we make and donate it is something that wouldn't have been donated otherwise. We all have more productive years than other years, but each time we do something it is better than when deciding what we do is too little and doing nothing. I'll be moving over to the new thread. This thread inspires me all year but it is always most important when I hit points where no project will seem to work, my hands feel like crochet is torture, or I feel overwhelmed with trying to complete the number of items I'd like to complete vs the reality of what my hands can do. This group always helps me appreciate the value of what I can do, not what I feel I should do and for that I'm always grateful.
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    Thanks for letting me join. I'm 73 and have been crocheting for over 40 years. I took a hiatus from crocheting about 6 years ago when we moved across the country and all my yarn has been in time-out. I gave away several large totes when we moved but it was for a worthy cause so I don't feel bad about it. I started quilting about 18 years ago but last year I was burned out on it and quit. Then I got out my cross stitch and have been stitching samplers ever since. Last week, I decided to get my crochet back out and found I had a partial afghan done so I've been working on it. I'm on the hunt for Vanna White's Choice yarn, which I understand has been discontinued. I'm glad to be back to crocheting. I'm in NW AZ so we get cooler weather in the winter so crocheting will be for the winter months for me.
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    I have three snow globes done (except for adding hangers). I have to sew buttons on 6 more amd make one more for some extra buttons I found. They are about 4 inches high 3 inches wide
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    Here are the pictures of the nests ( that I realized I hadn't posted yet ) and some scarves that I did for the homeless
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    Aztec Wishes the place we donate all the doll stuff to made the local newspaper here.
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    Please send me a pm if you find any errors. Enjoy!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Heart Stricken Square Copyright to champygirl February 21, 2011 Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn in 2 contrasting colors (Color A and Color B) Size H hook (5.00mm) Yarn needle (to weave in ends) Finish Size: 6”h x 6”w inches Different Stitches: Triple Treble Crochet (TTC)- Yarn over 4 times, insert hook in specified st, yarn over, pull up a loop, [yarn over, pull thru 2 loops] Do this 5 times. Directions: Rnd 1: With Color A ch2, 8 sc in 2nd chain from hook, join with sl st to first sc. (8sc) Rnd 2: Ch2, 1 dc in same st as joining, 3 dc in back loop only of next st, [1 dc in next st, 3 dc in back loop only of next st] Do this 3 times, join with sl st to first dc. (16dc) (Beginning ch2 does not count as dc) Rnd 3: Sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch3, (2 dc, ch3, 3 dc) all in same st, [ch1, skip next 3 sts, (3 dc, ch3, 3 dc) all in next st] Do this 3 times, ch1, skip next st, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. (24dc, 4-ch1 spaces, 4-ch3 spaces) (Beginning ch3 counts as dc) Finish off Color A. Note: On Rnd 2 when you worked some of the stitches in back loops only this left some of the front loops free. You should have four front loops left free from working Rnd 2. You’ll work TTC into those front loops. Rnd 4: Join Color B with sl st to first ch3 space created on Rnd 3, ch3, (2 dc, ch3, 3 dc) all in same ch3 space, ch1, skip next 3 sts, 1 TTC in first front loop (left free from working Rnd 2) 1 dc in next ch1 space, 1 TTC in next front loop (left free from working Rnd 2), ch1, skip next 3 sts, (3 dc, ch3, 3 dc) all in next ch3 space, [ch1, skip next 3 sts, 1 TTC in same front loop as last TTC, 1 dc in next ch1 space, 1 TTC in next front loop (left free from working Rnd 2), ch1, skip next 3 sts, (3 dc, ch3, 3 dc) all in next ch3 space] Do this 2 times, ch1, skip next 3 sts, 1 TTC in same front loop as last TTC, 1 dc in next ch1 space, 1 TTC in same front loop as first TTC is worked into, ch1, skip next 3 sts, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. (28dc, 8 TTC, 8-ch1 space, 4-ch3 spaces) (Beginning ch3 counts as dc) Rnd 5: Sl st in each of the next 2 sts, sl st in next ch3 space, ch3, (2 dc, ch3, 3 dc) all in same ch3 space, [ch1, skip next 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch1 space, ch1, skip next 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch1 space, ch1, skip next 3 sts, (3 dc, ch3, 3 dc) all in next ch3 space] Do this 3 times, ch1, skip next 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch1 space, ch1, skip next 3 sts, 3 dc in next ch1 space, ch1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. (48dc, 12-ch1 spaces, 4-ch3 spaces) (Beginning Ch3 counts as dc) Finish off Color B. Rnd 6: Join Color A with sl st to any ch3 space, ch1, (2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc) all in same ch3 space, {*1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, [1 hdc in next ch1 space, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts] Do this 3 times* (2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc) all in next ch3 space} Do this 3 times, Repeat from * to * once, join with sl st to first hdc. (76 hdc, 4-ch2 spaces) Finish off and weave in ends. Enjoy!!!! Copyright to Amelia Beebe AKA champygirl February 21, 2011. Do not claim this pattern as your own and do not sell the pattern. It is free for a reason. Do not copy and paste pattern to another website, please use a link. You can do whatever you want with the finish item you make. You can sell the finish item, or make it for charity, or make it as a gift. Whatever floats your boat. If you do sell the item online, do not use my photo, make your own and take a picture of that.
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