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    Finishing a scarf with fan/ shells.

    It sounds like you're going to have to improvise. Your best option would be to add an extra final row to the scarf that would create a flat edge, not a scalloped one. For example: if your shell stitch pattern is made with dc, chain 3 at the beginning of the row (or the height of the shell) and the then perhaps working sc and chain stitches across the tops of the shells, so there is a straight line across for your final row. If there are gaps or non-shell sts between the shells, you may need to work taller sts between them, to fill in gaps if need be. Does that make sense? It's difficult to explain it without seeing what the stitch pattern looks like. Do you have a picture? Another option would be to add scallops to your flat end. Join your yarn at the edge and work a row of shell sts across to match the other end. In most cases though this would not look right because all the other shells are going the other way, but I would imagine there are certain stitch patterns out there where it may not be hugely noticable, especially in the more open and lacy shell patterns. Another idea, which may or may not sound appealing to you, is to attach large pompoms to each end.
  2. I'm looking for 1 or 2 people to test this pattern. It is based loosely on the tunisian technique so preferably those who are familiar with it. It looks hard but it's very easy to make. Unfortunately, it's sort of hard to explain on paper. Anyone??
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    Pseudo-Kimono CAL?

    I love this sweater! It's from the book Not Your Mama's Crochet. This book is in the mail for me so I'll be starting it as soon as it arrives. Anyone game?
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    Oven buddy

    About three weeks ago I was at a flea market and several vendors were selling these oven mitt things for 8 bucks!! So I sat down the other night crocheted my version......And it only cost me about 50 cents. I cant wait to do some baking!!!
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    Lacy Summer Purse

    Here's my latest purse I made a while back. I wanted a lacy, open stitch purse for summer. I used a stitch pattern from a vintage book and used basic metal rings for the handles. I finished it off with a creme colored lining. It was tricky doing the liner, it is definitely not perfect but it'll do. Thanks for looking.
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    Trying to design my own afghan

    You mean a design like this? The basic shape used for each side of the "cube" is an oblong diamond. Begin with a 1 sc (for the tip of the diamond), increase one st at beginning and end of row, every other row. Work until desire width of diamond. Then proceed to decrease 1 st beginning and end every other row until you're back to having 1 sc. Whip stitch the diamonds together. I'm not sure how the whip stitching will look on the raw edges of the diamond, so you may need to sc around the diamond before finishing it off. If you sc around, work 3sc in each corner to keep them pointed. As far as sizing: Make a test "cube" and measure it before making the afghan. For example, if you were wanting to use the design in the above picture and the test "cube" was 5"x5". Then the finished design on the afghan would be 35"x35" (not including the background, of course). I figured this because the bottom row of the pyramid is 7 cubes across (7x5=35) and the height of the pyramid is 7 cubes high. Now working the background and finishing the afghan in a square or rectangular shape seems a little tricky. You would need to make triangles (in the background color) to fill in the sides and bottom of the pyramid. So they will be straight and not zig-zagged. At first work along each side of the pyramid separately. Join yarn to one side, work across that side only. Turn. Decrease one st at beginning and end of row, every other row until you only have one st left. Repeat on the other side of the pyramid. Now the whole piece (pyramid and background) will be in a rectangular shape. Now you only need to work in the round, around the rectangle until the afghan is the desired size you want. Any characters you may want could be embroidered or maybe crocheted flat and then sewn on. Of course, the other option could be to use a basic graph. I think there are programs or sites online that will graph a picture for you. You can then use it as a guide line for the color work, although I'm not very sure if using a graph would be the best option because it's so geometrical. Definitely worth looking into though. I also see another way of making the design by working a ripple pattern. You may have to experiment first with this method but in the end a lot less sewing. Work a ripple pattern alternating the teal color and the gray color for several rows (look closely at the picture, you'll see a teal diamond and a gray diamond make a "V"). Then sew blue and yellow diamonds across. Repeat for next row of cubes. In designing, things sometimes aren't always as easy as they seem as when you thought them out ahead of time. The real test is actually doing it. This is sort of a very loose guide on what I think may work. Good luck.
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    Testers for blanket needed (Tunisian)*FOUND*

    Testers found. Thanks! Sent out PM's on when to expect it.
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    Testers for blanket needed (Tunisian)*FOUND*

    Thanks everyone! Just to clear a few things up... it is not a graph design. It is worked in the round. In the blanket in the photo I never even used an afghan hook, just a regular sized crochet hook. This is because it is done in segments and connected as you work it. Of course, the bigger the blanket got the more loops I had to handle on the hook but never so much so where I had to switch to an afghan hook. Also a note to those interested -- Due to it being sort of complicated to explain in a pattern, I can provide pictures if need be to help explain any parts that may be unclear. I know the pattern to ME makes sense, I just need to know how others interpret it and let me know of any confusing parts, if there are any.
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    Crab stitch

    Here's another video for right handers
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    Pastel Bico

    Very nice set! Your baby's eyes are GORGEOUS!
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    Pseudo-Kimono CAL?

    Actually it's not big on me. I know it kinda looks that way in the pic, but it is fitted around my torso. It must be the angle of the picture. This sweater is easily adjustable b/c it is a wrap design, and you can make it as fitted as you like by simply sewing the buttons on more to the side. My gauge matched the pattern but as I said in an earlier post, I had to go down to an F hook to match it, not the suggested H hook the pattern calls for. The pattern writer must be a tight crocheter. Just be sure to check gauge swatch and lightly block it for an accurate measurement. Good luck! .
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    Pseudo-Kimono CAL?

    Here she is in all her glory. My shameless self-photo coupled with my mad Photoshop skills. Overall it was easy to make. I used a little over 12 balls. I'm pretty happy with it, it's not the most flattering piece of clothing but it will get some wear.
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    SnB:HH Fat Bottom Bag CAL

    I can't remember the name, I through away the label. I got it at a local yarn boutique, it's sort of self-striping, wool/acrylic blend. I also pimped it out with bright pink lining. Doesn't really match but it's all I could find at the time.
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    Pseudo-Kimono CAL?

    Here's what I have as of yesterday I'm making size medium. I have over half the corset done now, I should have it done by tomorrow. I still need to go out and get some buttons, I would like to get some wooden ones, if I can.
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    SnB:HH Fat Bottom Bag CAL

    I love everyone's bags! Just thought I'd share the one I made a while back.
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    Pseudo-Kimono CAL?

    Hey guys. I've started this sweater, I hadn't posted anything b/c I thought no one else really wanted to make it. I've got the main body part done and blocked and now I am working on the corset. I'm using Knit Picks Shine Sport in Creme. Also a word of warning: The pattern recommends a yarn substitute of a worsted weight alpaca blend. I went to the Knit Picks site and looked up the yarn it suggests and it is sport weight. I decided to use Shine Sport instead b/c it according to the label both yarns knit up to the same gauge and b/c it is way cheaper! I also want to point out the pattern calls for a H hook but I had to go down to a F hook to obtain gauge, and I do not consider myself a loose crocheter. So it's very important to make a gauge swatch, block it and then measure gauge. I also think I found an error in the pattern. On the last rows of the Left and Right Front panels you need to Chain 3, instead of chaining 5 so it will match the back. I can't wait to get this done, but first I have to get through these endless sc's first. I love the yarn, it's $2.49 a ball, it's a cotton blend and it has a nice drape perfect for the pattern. I haven't been taking progress pics but here is the yarn I'm using... I'll post more pics later.
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    Puff Stitch Purse

    Pretty bag, I really like how it is shaped!
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    Pseudo-Kimono CAL?

    The Barnes & Noble in my town did not carry this book. Neither did Border's, AC Moore, Micheal's, or Books-a-Million! Needless to say, I wasted a lot of gas for nothing. I ended up ordering it used from Amazon for $2.00.
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    Barrel Purse

    Warning: This pattern has not been tested. I've read it several times to double check it. If you find any part confusing please let me know and I will fix it. Purse measures 7†across bottom and 41/2†high. Materials: Purse handle 6†wide (your handle doesn’t necessarily have to be 6â€, but keep in mind that the width of your handle will be the width of the purse) Approx. 3.5 oz of worsted weight cotton (I used about 1 ½ skeins of Peaches N’ Cream) Small amount of white worsted weight Small amount of contrasting color for center of flower G Hook Side (make 2) With Color A Ch 4, join w/ sl st to form ring Round 1—Ch3, 11dc in ring, join w/ sl st to first ch-3 st, ch3 (12dc) Round 2—dc in same st as joining (2dc in next st) around, join w/ sl st to first ch-3 st, ch3 (24dc) Round 3—2dc in next st (dc in next st, 2dc in next st) around, join w/ sl st to first ch-3 st, ch3 (36dc) Round 4—dc in next st, 2dc in next st (dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st) around, join w/ sl st to first ch-3 st, ch3 (48dc) Round 5—dc in each of next 2 sts, 2dc in next st (dc in each of next 3 sts, 2dc in next st) around, join w/ sl st to first ch-3 st. finish off (60dc) Flower (make 2) With Color C Ch 4, join w/ sl st to form ring Round 1—Ch3, 9dc in ring,[switching to Color B in last stitch] join w/ sl st to first ch-3 st (10dc) Round 2—(Ch11, tr in 5th ch from hook and in next 6 chs, sk next st on Round 1, sl st in next st) around. Finish off (5 petals) Sew flowers to side pieces of purse. Position flower’s top petal directly at first ch-3 st of Round 5 on side piece. Body With Color A Ch 59 Row 1—sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch1, turn (58sc) Row 2—sc in each st across, ch1, turn Repeat Round 2 until piece measures 6†tall or the width of your handle. Do not finish off. Note: If you are wanting to crochet a closure (Example: chain loops) do so on Joining Round at the side of the body piece Joining Round--*With WS of side piece facing you, insert hook in next st of body piece and also in the last st of Round 5 on side piece, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull thru both loops on hook, continue single crocheting pieces together for the next 57 sts, ch1, sc evenly across side of body piece (purse opening), ch 1* With 2nd side piece repeat from * to* once more, join w/ sl st to first st of joining round. Finish off. Handle Strap (make 2 for each side of purse) With Color A Row 1—With RS of side facing you, join yarn w/ sl st in top of first ch-3 st of Round 5 on side piece, ch1, sc in same sp, sc in next unworked st, ch1, turn (2sc) Row 2—Sc in next 2 sts, ch1, turn Row 3-6—Repeat Row 2 Row 7—Sc in next 2 sts, finish off leaving yarn tail for sewing. Slip handle thru handle strap, fold handle strap down in half, sew down with yarn tail, finish off. Attach closure of your choice. (I used magnetic buttons)
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    Baby blanket

    Thanks for the compliments! The book is called Best of Terry Kimbrough Baby Afghans
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    Baby blanket

    I made this for a friend who is expecting soon. I got the pattern from a Terry Kimbrough book. I made it with worsted weight instead of sport weight to make the blanket bigger but it turned out alittle heavier than I wanted. The blanket has hearts on it made by post stitches but you can't really see them very well in the pictures b/c my camera is not very good. Thanks for looking!
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    Baby blanket

    The book is called The Best of Terry Kimbrough Baby Afghans, the blanket is titled Heartwarming Wrap.
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    New Babyblanket

    Pretty!! Great job!
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    a red horse for my daugther

    That's too cute!!
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