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  1. These appear to be color changes during the crochet process and not added later.
  2. Hello Socoro - or may I say "Coco" - and welcome to the absolute friendliest crochet site on the web! The people are all friendly and helpful here. My wife and I were living in La Mesa when we were looking for the perfect place to get married. We decided on The Little Chapel of the Roses in Bonita. It's a beautiful place.
  3. Oh my gosh! That's beautiful. I've GOT to try crocheting with wire.
  4. Jana, I, too, have been intimidated by the idea of crocheting with wire and have also bought the supplies to try it. Your beautiful bracelet hopefully will be my inspiration to try it myself.
  5. I posted the original bracelet with a simpler cable in my blog (link below).
  6. They're all very nice - I voted for the lavender with cream flower because of the nice contrast. Good Luck with the competition.
  7. :rofl :rofl Sorry - I just tried to picture ME catching up on all my projects... Thanks for the nice comment.
  8. CrochetDad

    Hat Help

    While it's true that the hat worked with increases until working all even rounds will most likely stretch to conform to the head after you put it on, if you want a truly rounded crown which will be rounded even OFF the head...work an even round now and then separated by a couple of increase rounds. In one of my patterns with a rounded crown, I work 3 even rounds between round 5 and 10 to give the hat an evenly rounded look. Of course it depends on the yarn and hook size on how many rounds until you work all even rounds. Hope this helps - and makes sense. Here's a link to a finished hat: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=93291
  9. Thanks, everyone. I really enjoy crocheting cables. It's deceptively simple but the effect is dramatic.
  10. I've been on a bracelet/cuff "kick" for a while now, so I thought I'd see if my wife would like one. Here's a crocheted cable cuff with a fancy button for decoration. Crocheted in #3 crochet thread with a 2.5 mm hook. For the clasp, I used ½ of a heart/bar toggle. Instead of the bar, I crocheted a loop to reduce the bulk of the clasp. This was actually my second attempt - the first attempt is viewable in my blog (link below)
  11. Debbie - great job - of course, you KNOW blue is my favorite color!
  12. Oh - I never thought of that! That seems a great way to get rid of the gap caused by changing from sc to fpdc. That's what I love about Crochetville - the learning never stops!
  13. No, it became one of my WIPs. I've used the Bavarian Crochet (a.k.a. wooleater) theme in other projects, though. I agree with a couple of people here - making this square into a rectangle will not give a smooth result. It would be better to start over with the proper length/width in mind at the start.
  14. I always watch the Super Bowl and a few playoff games. I'm a San Diego native and Chargers fan, but don't regularly watch football, only the post-season. Crochet while watching TV? Of course!
  15. CrochetDad

    Hi guys?

    I'm a male who crochets. Wait - I'm actually a crocheter that is a male. Crochet is my life at this point in my life. I wish I had started sooner, but I've been crocheting almost continuously for over 30 years, but I learned the basics from my grandmother when I was about 10 years old. That was almost 60 years ago. I'd rather crochet than chat, but I go through spells. This is one of them and I just happened to see this thread. My favorite projects are hats and afghans, but anything crocheted interests me. I love making things for my family and friends. Finding Crochetville was a blessing for me - such talented, friendly people here - of both genders. Anyway, sorry I didn't see this when it was first posted - I was too busy crocheting!
  16. If I understand the pattern that I found, when it's time to change back to the first color, change to the 4th color, then the 5th color, then the 1st color, and so on. Hope this helps.
  17. First, here's a nice article on crocheting in the round: http://www.innerchildcrochet.com/resources/how_to_design/working_in_the_round.html From what I get out of your question, you want to use the second method - that is, join each round. After the desired number of stitches is decided upon, join to the first stitch with a slip stitch (sl st), then, since you are using single crochet (sc), chain 1 and turn your work so you are crocheting back over the last stitches you just made. Your next sc will be in the last stitch of the first row. Continue across until you reach the beginning, and join with a sl st to the beginning of the round you just started - for each row (or round) you'll ch 1 at the beginning of the row and sc in the last st of the last round. When you get the desired height of fabric you want, use the hidden join method (http://pandacrochet.8m.com/hidden_ends.htm). I've used this method since I learned it a few years ago - sometimes I can't even find where I joined the last round. I hope this helps!
  18. Thanks everyone. I told my daughter about the nice responses. Both she AND my wife are pleased. My wife wore it to work today - I'll be getting a report when she gets home.
  19. Keep it! It's beautiful. We crocheters always seem to think of the other person before ourselves. Make another one if you want to give it away. This one is definitely on my list for my wife.
  20. Oh - very nice. Thanks for posting the back view also.
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