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About LadiBug329

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  • Birthday 03/29/1966

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    Laurel, DE
  • Hobbies
    Crochet, Beading, sewing, sitting 'round a campfire
  • Favorite projects
    grannys, flower squares, scarves, purses, round ripples
  • Crocheting since...
    2008 - but learned as a young child from my granny

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  1. Well I thought so, but it didn't look right. My beginning stitching start in the right place so I will end the row and start the new row in the right place.
  2. Okay, I'm stuck. I did row 10....I'm confused on row 11 where to stitch, and row 12 seems confusing too...any advice? See link for pattern under NOTES for rows 10-12, I can't seem to paste it here. www.ravelry.com/projects/chitweed/crochet-dahlia-squares-pattern
  3. I went to Hobby Lobby and got what colors I needed. Decided since most of what I had already was ILTY I would stick with that throughout. Almost finished the "square" last night too. Each row so far is a color change, and alot of tails to weave in. I think once the initial square is done, I will do at least 2 rows of each color, and different stitch for each color. I think its going to be a "see how it goes" afghan.
  4. Yep, I saved that one on my pinterest board. I like how there's a row of color in the next set of the previous color. (hmmm did that make sense?) I like round ripples...I have a few that are in bags not finished.
  5. It will most likely end up being whatever size it is when I get bored with it. Probably closer to a lap size. I have more unfinished blankets than I haven't finished because I get bored working on 1 project...picked my hooks up about 12 years ago...and have only finished 3 blankets. Probably 7-8 that are bagged and more that got frogged for the yarn. I am hoping with so many stitch changes boredom will come much later. I came home and searched all my yarn stashes. Not going to start tonite afterall since I don't have the shade of brown I need, or the shade of blue...so I will visit Michaels bo
  6. Yes, she is quite creative. I like her style and use of different colors and stitches. More like a sampler style of work.
  7. Yes, I have that problem and usually turn the work every couple rows when working granny squares. Was also thinking the granny stitch on a few rows and/or the v-stitch would help it not ruffle or curl so much. I'm going to pull from my yarn stash and work on this tonight...goal to get the whole square done, then work out whether to use Vs or Grannys, and when to use stitches from the original square. I was checking out her ravelry projects and she has some really nice pieces in her project file. She had a shawl that had alot of neat stitches as a border...one was a fan style
  8. I saw this on Pinterest today... http://www.ravelry.com/projects/SewKnotNormal/rainbow-ripple-baby-blanket-4
  9. Here's a good reference for hat sizes. http://thecrochetcrowd.com/crochet-hat-sizes-reference-guide/ For infants, it really depends on how big the baby is. My newest grandson was born early and weighed a little over 5 lbs....for his hats, I did 3 rows in the round in hdc increases, and then 1 row without increases to see how big it would be. If it didn't "look" big enough, I would add another row of increases, but maybe not every 4th stitch...maybe every 8th stitch. It depends on the weight of your yarn, your hook, and how tight/loose you crochet. I crochet tight, and I used a G hook
  10. I want to adapt this pattern as a square blanket. Its from Ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/projects/chitweed/crochet-dahlia-squares-pattern which this is an adaptation of this square, also on ravelry http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crochet-dahlia-squares-pattern I need advice...do I continue the pattern with different rows as different stitches, or should I add the "true" granny stitch in a few rows before starting this pattern of stitches over again? I am planning to use this same color scheme too. I don't want it to be too heavy or get wonky. Thanks for your advice
  11. Thank you for the info! I really like the Baby Bee Hushabye...its acrylic and cotton - and really soft. ILTY is 100% acrylic and softer than RHSS but has many more color options than Hushabye. I already gifted the baby blanket made with Caron Cakes...assumed it was 100% acrylic...I didn't read the label. It was washed and dried before gifting, with no shrinkage. Hopefully no reactions to it. I know as a mom (25 years ago) all the blankets I had were square or rectangle. That was before the infant carriers and strollers being a must have for moms. I was thinking of a round r
  12. I need an opinion.... I am getting ready to make a baby blanket for a shower gift - its a girl. Which would be a better useful blanket...a round ripple or square/rectangle? If round, what size would you recommend? And approx how many ounces / grams of yarn would be needed? (Thinking about Baby Bee Hushabye or I Love This Yarn because they are so soft. No LYS near me) I just made a rectangle in a ripple pattern...36x42 for a baby boy, and it used approx 18 ounces (2-1/2 balls of Caron Cakes). Its a bit big for an infant, but a good size for the crib and naps once the baby gets bigg
  13. I'm still holding out hope he will!!
  14. Also, the one he custom made for me...well, my grandson found it and somehow broke it. I have glued it back together but not sure how long it will hold. It is my most used hook.
  15. I've been to his blog, but it doesn't have anything recent. And there is not an email address. I have also sent a message from here with no response yet. Thank you for your help!
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