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  1. Thank you for sharing! I love your zodiac kittens and I've been soo waiting for the Virgo Kitten! I can't wait to get started.
  2. This sounds like it might be what you're looking for. It works up fast and fits like a skullcap. It is one of my favorite simple hat patterns. http://crochetme.com/the-professional
  3. I think Oren is adorable. I like how he matches the burp cloths! Very cute! I think the set would make a wonderful baby gift.
  4. Patiently waiting for the Virgo kitten!
  5. http://www.******/crochet/baspur.html Here's a link I marked to work up one day. No photos but it matches a description of a dish soap bottle doll bassinet purse my grandmother made for me when I was little (early 70's). Does anyone remember those? I'll bet you could use another kind of bottle but the dish soap bottle is oval so it looks a little more like a bassinet. If I finally get around to that part of my projects to do list, I'll post a photo.
  6. http://www.******/crochet/baspur.html Here's a link I marked to work up one day. No photos but it matches a description of a dish soap bottle doll bassinet purse my grandmother made for me when I was little (early 70's). Does anyone remember those? I'll bet you could use another kind of bottle but the dish soap bottle is oval so it looks a little more like a bassinet. If I finally get around to that part of my projects to do list, I'll post a photo.
  7. I am partial to the Long Open Shawl. I've been working on one in between other projects. Mine is with Simply Soft but that Lily Chin yarn is yummy. I'll bet it works up very nice! http://www.******/crochet/lonopesha.html
  8. Looks just like him! Very authentic, great job!
  9. I found this one on Crochet Pattern Central. http://*****************/web/20000510141442/http://www.cei.net/~vchisam/groovy/v-14.html It looks like it would work up pretty fast and doesn't look like a sack when you get all done. Definitely have to line it or wear a full slip under. check out more at http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com
  10. One year I made this apple with cutie worm finger puppet for my son's teacher. She thought it was adorable! http://crochetme.com/2005_Oct_Nov/pattern_apple.html
  11. How adorable! I like the pieces together as a set and the hole in the blanket idea. Car seats are a challenge for blanketed babies! Congratulations on your upcoming grandbabies!
  12. Wow! I love this. Too bad I can't pull off a top like that. Congratulations!
  13. While I've never done a ripple myself, I do think that I like the ones done with stripes. People have provided some good ideas with trying out stripe patterns. I thought that I would share a link I found along my web travels. It generates random stripe patterns based on colors you select and the stripe widths. Once you put those in and hit generate you get a display and a written list of colors and rows in order. Best part is, you can refresh your screen over and over until you get a pattern you like! I love it! http://www.kissyourshadow.com/stripe_maker.php Have fun!
  14. I've admired this pattern a few times during my web travels. Haven't tried it yet. It seems like this would fit your request. www.e-patternscentral.com Look for Tangerine and Kumquat Twins
  15. My Grandmothers taught me when I was about 9. My Mother's mother was crocheting baby layettes then and thirty years later she still makes the same layettes! My Father's mother made granny square blankets. I am lucky enough to have one of each and I can make my own.
  16. Thanks Darski, I fiddled forever with that! I figured it out, thanks to your note!
  17. RhymeswOrange

    lilacs

    You've inspired my tralee. I thought it was quite a shame that there wasn't a crochet lilac pattern so I made one. I posted in free original patterns, here: http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?p=1315964#post1315964 Enjoy! Now I can have lilacs in North Carolina. I'm off to make more!
  18. I've been thinking about tralee's request for a lilac pattern I saw in Seeking Patterns the other day and about the surprising lack of lilac patterns that can be found on the web for free or for sale! I grew up in New York where we always had lots of lilac bushes, but like lilac crochet patterns there are very few to zero lilac bushes here in North Carolina. In the end, I put my little brain to work, thinking, "I can do that!" Here is my take on the lilac in crochet. It is untested so use at your own risk. Feedback on errors would be appreciated. All in all not bad for my first original pattern! Photo here: http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll292/RhymeswOrange/Lilac5Web.jpg Lilac Pattern Worsted weight yarn in colors, lilac, green, brown Crochet hooks, size 5.00 mm (H) and size 4.00 mm (F) Floral wire (18 gauge) for twig/stem Tapestry needle Green floral tape Lilac Body - With lilac color and H hook Row 1 - 6 sc in ami ring, do not join, crochet in round. Row 2 - *Sc, 2sc in next sc*, repeat * to * around (9 sc) Row 3 - sc around (9 sc) Row 4 - sc around (9 sc) Row 5 - sc around (9 sc) Row 6 - *2 sc in next sc, sc *, repeat * to * around (14 sc) Row 7 - sc around (14 sc) Row 8 - sc around (14 sc) Row 9 - sc around (14 sc) Row 10 - *sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc* , repeat * to * around (18 sc) Row 11 - sc around (18 sc) Row 12 - sc around (18 sc) Row 13 - sc around (18 sc) Row 14 - sc around (18 sc) Row 15 - sc around (18 sc) Row 16 - sc around (18 sc) Row 17 - *sc, sc, sc, 2 sc in next sc *, repeat * to * around (22 sc) Row 18 - sc around (22 sc) Row 19 - sc around (22 sc) Row 20 - sc around (22 sc) Row 21 - sc2tog around (11 sc) Row 22 - sc2tog around, sl st in last sc, fasten off leaving a long tail to secure to stem. Flower - With lilac color and F hook *Slip stitch in any stitch near the ami ring start on the lilac body, ch 3 slipstitch in another stitch on the body, ch 3* repeat in a random meandering pattern over the entire lilac body being sure not to cross over stitches. (See photo below for meandering pattern.) Fasten off when body is covered and weave in ends. Leaf - Make 2, with green color and H hook Chain 12 Row 1 - Sl st in second chain from the hook, sc, hdc, dc, dc, tr, 3 tr in next stitch, 3 dc in next stitch, hdc, sc and chain 5 past the end. Row 2 - Turn and Sl st in second chain from the hook, sl st in next 4, continue stitching in the opposite side of the beginning chain hdc, 3 dc in next stitch, 3 tr in next stitch, dc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st. Fasten off. Preparing stem and attaching leaves. Wrap 2 pieces of floral wire together with floral tape. Bend a third piece of floral wire about 3 inches inches from one end at a about 45 degrees. This will be the offshoot twig. Hold one leaf stem on the end of this twig and attach by wrapping with floral tape. Hold the floral wire with leaf attached along side the first 2 pieces wrapped together, using floral tape wrap the three wires together beginning at the bend in the third wire. Attach the second leaf to stem about 3 inches below the bend using floral tape. Attaching the lilac body to stem. Using long tail from lilac body and tapestry needle, weave in and out of last 6 stitches to gather. Insert stem. Pull gathering together tightly around stem. Wrap stem with yarn tail. Wrap yarn tail and stem with floral tape to secure. Finishing stem. Using brown yarn, wrap stem to cover, overlapping the yarn end to secure. Once completed wrapping use tapestry needle to weave yarn end under and trim close.
  19. I've been noodling around with Simply Soft Brites with the Circles to Squares Afghan at Lionbrand. http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/70408AD.html It's rated easy so everyone could work the squares. You might use the different size squares to accomodate the different skill levels. (My thinking is that lower skilled crocheters may take longer, give them a smaller square to do.) You could have lots of fun with different dot colors. Unfortunately I don't have a photo of my work in progress, its going slow, I get bored. Have fun, be sure to post a photo when you're done. I would like to see. T
  20. Just PM'd you! Thanks Theresa
  21. It looked like a scarf I ran across on someone's blog awhile back. They pointed to Crochetroo's blog and said they just crocheted the bookmark with yarn and voila scarf. http://crochetroo.blogspot.com/2006/05/fan-bookmark.html I bookmarked the bookmark. Somedays it pays to be an e-Packrat! Hope this helps! Thanks Crochetroo too!
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