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    Crochet, Knitting
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    Full-time student
  • Crocheting since...
    Since I was about 8 (1977)

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  1. I'm making a hat (84 sts) on dpn's and it's about to drive me bonkers because the stitches keep falling off the ends of the needles. This is only the 2nd time I've made a hat in the round, thereby avoiding a seam up the back. Would this be easier (or even feasible) on circular needles? I haven't done that before. It seems like circular needles would be too long for something as small as a hat, but I don't really know. I hope someone with more experience can point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance!
  2. Croshay

    Chemo Caps

    Thanks for the sites and tips!
  3. Croshay

    Chemo Caps

    I want to make some chemo-type hats for my MIL, who will be undergoing brain surgery next month for Parkinson's Disease. I've never made hats like this, so I don't know where to start. I think they'll need to be extra soft and warm, as her head will be bald and scarred, and the fall chill is here. Any input from others who have made similar items? Yarn type(s), pattern(s), etc.? Maybe even sewn hats from fleece? Thanks in advance! Croshay
  4. I really like this. I hope you'll show us a photo when you're finished.
  5. I chose Red Heart super saver for making an afghan - because of the availability of so many colors - but I find this yarn to be stiff and scratchy. What do you guys and gals use for good color choices with softness?
  6. These are the other 2 colors I'll use, Red Heart super saver in gold and carrot. I'll also use white, but there's no point in adding a graphic of that color.
  7. These are 3 of the colors I'll use...2 more to follow... These are Red Heart super saver yarn in turqua, shocking pink, and soft navy.
  8. These are the colors she has decided on now. I'm going to use yarn in colors as close to these as I can get, and I'm going to put white in between them somehow. Haven't decided yet on a pattern...
  9. The pattern uses 2 colors, but I might use it with more colors instead.
  10. It doesn't look hard to duplicate, if you can get a clear photo printed. I'd sure try that before paying the price on Etsy!
  11. Croshay

    crochet shawl

    I love the triangle-shaped ones...they cover your back better, so they're warmer.
  12. Thanks so much for the suggestions! There are 3 of those that I really like and I'm considering. What do you ladies think of this one? http://www.marymaxim.ca/books-patterns/free-patterns/free-afghan-crochet-pattern-1.html Maybe put the "lamb" (off-white) as the grid color or whatever it's called and do rows of the other colors; light blue, darker blue, green, and coral? Not sure if the colors would "pop" that way...the outline is not bold enough. I don't really want to switch to a white or black...but maybe an even darker blue? Thanks so much for helping me with my project!
  13. You could try google.com and do a search for "Lauri vintage crochet". I just tried it and several sites came up. HTH.
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