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About MaryPat

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    I credit crochet with saving my life.
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    Many many places
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    Crocheting, of course!
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    sweaters, jewelry, afghans, doilies
  1. I used software called K-G Chart that was free at the time. You import your image, tell it how many colors to use. I believe it triggers off DMC colors, but it will tell you how many pixels of each color you'll need. For me, each pixel is an SC, so I generally take some worsted weight yarn and estimate how many stitches in a yard of yarn by just doing maybe 10 rows or 10 stitches. Add in extra yarn for end cutting. I have loads of ends in a graphghan. I think if you end up buying extra, places like Michael's will take back the extra whole skeins you may have purchased. https://www.iktsoft.net/kgchart-en/kgchart/
  2. I've been making Barbie clothes for my granddaughter
  3. Just thought I'd add to this topic. I'm on a desktop using Windows 8.1 and IE 11. Copy and Paste isn't working. If I reply by using Quote, nothing quotes.
  4. MaryPat


    One of the reasons a graphghan narrows is that there are fewer color changes going on typically near the top. If you've made it using acrylic, you can permanently change it with steam blocking. Pin (or use blocking wires) the picture to the size you need. I use my own bed for something this large or a piece of the carpeted floor. Get a piece of white cloth and soak in cold water. Wring it out. Place on picture. With a hot (linen hot) iron, place the iron on top of the cold press cloth. When dry, pick up the iron and move it to another spot. I usually count to 10. The acrylic will be killed permanently into the new shape. As for the ends, you can put a backing to cover the ends or weave them in.
  5. I'm a bit confused because the last ripple I made I noticed that the ends would have slotted right into each other. Do you think that's a unique character of using a granny ripple?
  6. Someone on Ravelry made a version http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alf Here's some graphgans http://www.cuddleup-creations.net/Alf-Standing-Crochet-Pattern_p_432.html
  7. By join, do you mean more of a cowl? For a ripple, the starting and ending ends will have points and valleys that will "notch" into each other. Once you're finished, make the two ends meet and with needle and yarn and join them invisibly. See this youtube:
  8. Go ahead and turn it. I think it would be cute with a striped border as well.
  9. I hadn't looked at Maggie's Crochet for a long time. Just discovered they're selling Lizbeth's Handy Hands in size 3. I love their crochet cotton.
  10. It was an accident. I was trying to figure out how to photograph it and pinned it to the blinds in my office. I can't take glare so I've got huge sheets of quilting plastic on my windows that makes the light turn muted. I was surprised and happy how this allowed the shawl to emerge as the center of attention.
  11. It's called Emergence and I don't know why the designed named it so.
  12. I won some of her designs in a Crochetville auction a long time ago and am in awe of her ability to shape the critters and give them personality.
  13. Finally finished this. The base is a ripple granny (from Project Linus) of 3 shades of blue, hoping to look like wavy water. The lizards and turtles are a pattern designed by Crochetroo (although it's actually a crocodile and not a lizard). The dragonflies are one of MyPicot's motifs. I steam blocked the points to kill the dark blue acrylic into a permanent point at the ends.
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