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  1. Both are beautiful! I am especially loving Möbius wraps lately, and I see that yours is by Doris Chan. Can you tell me where I might find that pattern? We're owing on a cruise in March, and this would be lovely for the dressy evenings.
  2. My niece would like me to teach her to crochet, and her goal is to make an Infinity Scarf. I have not made one before, and I see that some patterns call for a twist, like a Möbius, and others do not. Is there a reason for the twist? If worn doubled, does a scarf made with a twist lay better? And if you would like to suggest a pattern that's beautiful and still easy enough for learning, please do! Thank you so much for your help!
  3. That's very helpful. I will give it a try! Thanks again for your help.
  4. I would like to add a crocheted edging to a fleece blanket that came with a basic finished edge. Would it be better to crochet onto the finish that is already there? I'm wondering if my crocheted edge will pull on it over time and not be adequately close and secure to the blanket in the end if I do that. So maybe it would be better to remove the factory finish edge and then use the holes that are already poked for me? Next question: What looks best on fleece, considering its thickness...Yarn or thread? Thanks in advance for your help!
  5. The raspberry hat is my favorite. They are all so pretty, but that one is gorgeous!
  6. I have made Terry Kimbrough's Heartwarming Wrap twice, and both times it was for a christening. It is truly gorgeous, made with heart shaped puff stitches. You can make it in white, and add your pink touch by using pink ribbons for weaving in around the border. Here's what it looks like, and this link also lists the 3 publications it can be found in... http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/heartwarming-wrap
  7. Something like this? http://www.gourmetcrochet.com/index_files/Page5024.htm
  8. I have a pattern book titled "Crochet Dimensional Snowflakes" by JoAnn Maxwell (The Needlecraft Shop). It is GS-2157 at this link... http://www.treasuredheirloomscrochet.com/resale-christmas6.html They are not totally 3 dimensional, but they are more dimensional than flat, if that makes any sense. I crocheted and stiffened all 3 pieces (2 sides and one center) of the Love Knots design, and as instructed, "bent" the 2 side pieces in half when almost dry, while leaving the center piece to fully dry flat. Now, of course, the side pieces just want to stay folded in half. Putting the 3 pieces together, this is not what the photo looks like at all. Has anyone else made these? Did I misunderstand the finishing instructions? I think the photos in the book look more like they bent each "arm" of the snowflake side pieces upward while leaving the center wheel (basically the 1st couple of rounds) of the same piece flat. But that is not how the instructions read. I would appreciate any help!
  9. You may be able to use a pattern for a yarn wrap/stole, but use thread. That should narrow it to scarf width. If it works up from one end to the other, you can just keep going until it's adequate length.
  10. Would this work? I have always wanted to make this... http://marniemaclean.com/patterns/flamenco/index.html
  11. I recommend the Oasis Wrap...not exactly rectangular, but oval and very elegant and gorgeous! I have made 2 now, and they go quickly. http://www.naturallycaron.com/projects/oasis/oasis_1.html
  12. Teapot, do you remember what part frustrated you? I just started it, and although it isn't difficult for me, I am frustrated because the 2nd row of puffs do not pop to the same side as the 1st row of puffs. So it really isn't looking quite like the pattern photo. Both rows are supposed to pop to the same side and have a sort of cluster effect. Argh.
  13. I don't know if this one qualifies as easy, since I haven't yet made it, but it certainly is beautiful! http://marniemaclean.com/patterns/flamenco/index.html
  14. Thank you all for the ideas! I am waiting to see what she decides to try.
  15. My friend wants to learn to crochet, and she would like to make an afghan for her husband in time for Christmas. Can anyone suggest a pattern that is easy for her to learn on? Preferably something that won't be painstakingly long for her to work up.
  16. I hope you'll post a picture when you're done! I've wanted to make that for so long, but haven't gotten to it yet.
  17. I love this one... http://marniemaclean.com/patterns/flamenco/index.html You could also modify a shawl into a sarong...either a rectangular wrap or a triangular one placing the point off to one side when you wear it.
  18. Ack, I sure botched that! I remembered the diva part anyway. You'll always be Mamabeth to me. That first link was so gorgeous, very inspirational!! I was thinking you had a full pattern written up. No? Do you still sell your patterns, or have a blog?
  19. Mamabeth...her name on here is CrochetDiva I think? She has a fantastic pattern that she made for her girls and has for sale, I believe. I'll see if I can find a link for you...
  20. I just found that issue on Ebay... http://cgi.ebay.com/Hooked-On-Crochet-January-February-2000-79_W0QQitemZ260416248694QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ca2049b76&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116 If you look at the view of the back of the issue, you can see that this dress is definitely in there. Enjoy!
  21. You got a great price! I should probably just buy the book too, and give the poor library copy a break. I think I am about to make another one soon. That afghan makes for such a classic child's or baby's gift!
  22. Yes it's definitely in "In Love With Crochet." I have made a few of that pattern...had borrowed the book from the local library.
  23. Michaels Gram...Do a Google search for "Diznemom" and it is the first site that pops up. I think it was misspelled (missing an 'n') earlier in this thread, and that is maybe why you didn't get a google result for it. I was able to find it and locate the larger, more clear chart.
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