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Desirae

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About Desirae

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  • Birthday 09/01/1980

A Few Things About Me

  • Short bio
    New to crocheting and looking to learn!
  • Location
    Sunny Florida
  • Hobbies
    knitting, sewing, crocheting, reading, and cooking
  • Occupation
    caregiver and student
  • Favorite hook type
    Wood
  • Favorite projects
    I'm starting an afghan and baby blanket!
  • Crocheting since...
    3 months
  1. I know that this post is forever old, but I just finished mine today and went looking for other comments on it. Mine turned out swirly as well, but I think I figured that out. The pattern says to crochet into the next stitch after the chain 2 when completing a round and then when joining rounds to crochet into the top of the chain2. This creates an offset so that each fpdc gets set to where the next stitch would be. If you want to straighten it (I like it swirly), you could play with either changing the join or crocheting into the same stitch as the chain 2 instead of the next stitch.
  2. Amita from the series Numb3rs wore this scarf in the episode The Running Man. Does anyone know what this pattern is or how to approximate it? To me, it kind of looks like a scallop with a row of dc in the middle, but I wanted to get a few professional opinions. Any advice is appreciated! Admin Edit: Removing messed-up link
  3. Desirae

    Wavy Hat

    I love it! Thanks!! I've been trying to figure out the math myself, but I can drive myself crazy doing stuff like that. Part of the problem is I'm guilty of craft ADD. I was working up the wavy increases, I'm trying to convert a round ripple afghan to a beanie because I don't care for the ski cap style available, and I'm working on a few special orders for a couple of different styles of flapper caps. I can't deal with one thing for more than an hour or so and I think it hinders me when I try to figure out detailed stuff.
  4. Yeah, people knit and crochet strange things all the time. Personally, I wouldn't consider the reusable tampons, but pads might be a different story. People do weird things with even everyday items though, I read a woman's blog where she discussed receiving a cotton knit or crochet washcloth from a friend and used it in her bathroom to wipe when she went #1. She'd rinse it and then hang it over her radiator. She did it to cut down on her tp usage, but um...ew. I can almost understand doing it, but then to post it on your blog where the person who gave it to you can see that you are using it as "green" toilet paper?!?!
  5. Desirae

    Wavy Hat

    Wow, LuvMaxine, those hats are great! I do think I could use a basic crown and then the wavy stitch without any problems. I've been sitting here charting increases and trying to get a round wavy pattern (like the round ripple afghans) for about 2 hours now! Magiccrochetfan, thanks for the Ska Mama link. I found that pattern as well and think it may have been the one I was thinking of. It has just been so long, I may have gotten the idea of the wavy pattern mixed up with it. If the plain crown doesn't work, I'll probably just buy it. I'll probably end up doing so anyway since I really like it! Also, I need to rent a small child...I mean get a kids mannequin head because I've got a big noggin and nothing to check my kids hats on (I'm making adult and child caps) !
  6. I may have missed the post, but it looks like the opening has been pushed back to 2013. I am committed right now to making caps for Vel's Kids, a cancer charity, but I will try to slip in butterflies whenever I get a chance!
  7. Jennawing's suggestion sounds similar to what I would reccomend. Crocheting all as one piece may give difficulty in getting the bird's wings through the slit. I'd recommend something like a backwards cardigan with a little strip of soft velcro up the back. Wing slits would be needed as well as an opening up the back. If you crochet in multiple pieces and slip stitch together, it should work well for you.
  8. Desirae

    Wavy Hat

    There is a wavy pattern which uses alternating rows of the following: sc hdc dc hdc sc or sc hdc dc tc dc hdc sc to create a waving pattern. I know there is a hat that uses this same pattern but I can't seem to find it. If anyone knows of a free or for sale pattern, please let me know! I'm making caps for cancer patients and need a little variety. I remember seeing this hat as a free version and would love to add it to the bunch I am making.
  9. Thanks everyone! I think I've chosen the colors I'll be using. I never thought that pretty baby shades of green would be so hard!
  10. It does look like a pineapple motif with mesh and a medallion formed by the four corners of each square. I've found a few motifs, one is a book for sale. You should check the craft dept. at your LYS and see if you can find any more. Here are some that I found that seemed like they may be close For Sale: http://www.ioffer.com/i/Pineapple-Squares-motifs-Vintage-Crochet-Patterns-Book-52101466 Free: http://www.crochetpatty.com/patterns/thread/pineapple_sq.html http://www.crochettreasures.com/freepatterns/free18.htm
  11. Here is a pattern from Lion Brand for a beret. All you would need to do is make the triangles that the pattern calls for larger. It has the number of triangles that you were looking for in your original post too. http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/40672AD.html?noImages=
  12. I've posted this in seeking patterns as well, but I really just want advice on whether this sounds like a cute idea or not. I have a friend who is expecting and I want to make her a few cute cocoons and swaddling sets. I'm already making a teddy bear cocoon for her and had the idea of turning her baby into a cabbage patch baby. My thought was to make a round baby blanket in shades of soft green and ruffle the edge. On my increases, I have considered using fpdc to create a ridged effect, like veins in a cabbage leaf. Either that, or I could go through afterward and embellish over the increases to create the vein pattern. To top it off, a cute ruffled matching hat. I think that once the blanket is wrapped around the baby and the hat put on, it would be a cute little package worthy of BabyLand General Hospital. If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on this, please let me know, I'd really appreciate it. If the pattern works out, I'll post it here.
  13. I have a friend who is expecting and I want to make her a few cute cocoons and swaddling sets. She is a photographer so when her baby outgrows the items, she can still use them in her work. I'm already making a teddy bear cocoon for her and had the idea of turning her baby into a cabbage patch baby. My thought was to make a round baby blanket in shades of soft green and ruffle the edge. On my increases, I have considered using fpdc to create a ridged effect, like veins in a cabbage leaf. Either that, or I could go through afterward and embellish over the increases to create the vein pattern. To top it off, a cute ruffled matching hat. I think that once the blanket is wrapped around the baby and the hat put on, it would be a cute little package worthy of BabyLand General Hospital. If anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on this, please let me know, I'd really appreciate it. If the pattern works out, I'll post it here.
  14. for the sling type one, you could double crochet a circle with enough stitches to wrap around the baby and once you got about 8-10 inches, stop joining your circle and start turning your work every row to create the slit. Once you've gotten the slit long enough, maybe 12-15 inches, start joining your rounds again and finish off. you could then drawstring the ends. You could also take the cocoon pattern posted above and make it longer then slip stitch the edges together leaving a slit in the center.
  15. Here is one of the bowl type ones. It is an easy pattern to manipulate if you want to make changes such as making it deeper or rounder. http://www.christinascrochethaven.me/Baby_Items/babycocoon.htm
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