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    Crocheted Cube - What to Put Inside?

    I'd like to make a set of large "baby blocks" or cubes that display letters and/or numbers. I'd like to crochet each side of the cube a different color...and the letters/numbers in contrasting colors. Should I try to find fiberfill cubes, maybe 9 x 9 or 12 x 12 and then crochet separate squares for each side? Then I would probably sew them onto or around the cube...but what makes the sides stay in place? I can see exactly what a I want in my head, but can't get it "translated" into words for a pattern. Can anyone help me organize this project? Are there templates for these letters/numbers in the size of want? Does anyone know of a pattern for this kind of project? Thanks. Diane
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    What exactly is the web site Ravelry?

    Ravelry is worth the 3 day wait...it's just plain fun. Their search engine is wonderful and the project and yarn organizers are great. The groups are a blast and quite frankly, I find it a little easier to maneuver around than Crochetville...no offense to anyone. I do both, but have more fun at Ravelry because I don't wind up reading posts from 3 years ago or (with all due respect) have to slog through all the quotes and smiley faces. Just my personal preference...don't mean to insult anyone. I truly enjoy both sites though.
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    squares from 200 crochet blocks

    Great work. Thanks for sharing. I'm working on a sampler afghan with 63 squares. I'm changing the colors around so I don't feel like I'm in a rut.
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    2nd Attempt at a past creation!!

    Exquisite...the "second go" is very calming.
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    Huge Rose Camo 8 point Round Ripple!

  6. My current project is to learn the 63 "easy" to crochet pattern stitches from the Leisure Arts booklet...they're 7-in squares that can be put together to make a throw, lapghan, etc. I've only been crocheting for 6 weeks and I've been teaching myself from various sites on the internet. Whew, it's quite a project.
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    Hi, I'm new from Orland Park, IL

    Hi and welcome. I'm located in a suburb north of Chicago and I've been crocheting for only 6 weeks. This is a great site. Enjoy.
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    Some crochet Direction help.

    Instructive slide show...is there any way to slow it down for us crochet "newbies?" Thanks for posting it.
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    My "Chapeaus" Afghan

    What a unique way to say thank you to a person who helps your mother. You do beautiful work.
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    Puppy Pattern To Be Published

    Congrats! They're adorable. You must feel so proud to have your work published in a magazine. We're all proud of you too. It's good that your talent is being recognized. Enjoy the glow.
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    Granny Squares Bedspread

    I'm new to this and was just browsing the archives. This is such a bold colored afghan. It makes me smile. Great work. You've motivated me.
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    latest afghan finished!

    Happy colors and will really spice up the usually dreary college living conditions...very impressed that you're working on x-mas afghans in July.
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    Simple Times Afghan

    Exquisite stitching...I'm new to all this and your beautiful work encourages me. Thanks.
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    Cat square

    Thanks, got it. It's a little overwhelming to maneuver around this site, so thanks for your help. Diane
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    Simple Times Afghan

    Beautiful afghan...like the simple border.