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About darski

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  • Birthday 04/19/1948


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    Niagara Region of Canada
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    This is it
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  • Favorite things to crochet
    hats and squares
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  1. darski

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    I did want to let y'all know what I have been up to. It took me 3 months to make the 2 stroller blankies and one dress (I had the first one made ages ago.) I am trying to decide if I should just donate all my yarn (and get about a million points in stashbusting) or if I should keep some in case I can crochet again. (In the old days, it would have taken me 3 days and not 3 months to do this bit 😢
  2. darski

    Chelsie - 18" doll - Image Intense

    it means dear grand daughter
  3. darski

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    I just wanted to let y'all know what is happening. At this point I have given up crochet and I can't see getting it back any time soon. I have some stuff I want to get together and send when I am up to it. I also have patterns that just need pics or some typing that I hope to be able to finish. It just about killed me when I had to quit sewing but this is harder somehow. will let you know if things change
  4. darski

    Sunny Days - 16" baby

    row 14: work around in sc/ch3/sk1Insert other media
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    Sunny Days - 16" baby

    I will upload the PDF again and see if that works. I will try to copy and paste the Word.doc The pics don't show up.-sorry sunny.pdf Sunny Days – 16” baby doll WW yarn in yellow and white – or choose your colours. 5.5mm hook 3dc group: 3dc in 1 st. Buttons and trims as you wish. Dress… w/ Yellow yarn and 5.5mm hook ch 27… Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, *dc in 1, 2dc in next* rep across. (38dc) Row 2: work across in sc/ch2/sk 1, end w/ sc in last.(18ch2, 20 sc) Row 3: dc in 2, 3dc in every ch 2 sp, dc in last. (57dc) Row 4: *sc in 1/ch2, sk1* rep across.(28ch2, 29sc) Row 5: dc in sc, 2dc in 5 ch2 sp, sk 5ch2 sp, dc in 9 ch2 spaces, sk 5 ch2 sp, 2dc in 4ch2 sp, dc in last. Row 6: dc across making 2 dec in the front. (36dc) Row 7: dc evenly and break off yellow. Att white. Row 8: dc in2, *3dc group in 1, dc in 3* rep across, dc in last dc. Row 9-11: dc in ea dc and 3dc group in middle dc of ea 3dc group. Join at row 9 and turn. Row 12: work around in sc/ch2/sk 1. At the end you have sc beside sc so work an ch2 and join. Slst into ch2 sp. Row 13: work 3dc in every ch2 space. Join and break off white. Att yellow… Row 14: Edges… Att white yarn at back left edge… Sc along left edge; Work along neck edge in sc/ch7 in ea st; Sc along right edge working button loops as you go. Break off. Hat… Join all rounds.. w/ yellow yarn and 5.5mm hook ch4… Row1: 11 dc in 4th ch from hook Row 2: 2dc in ea dc. (24dc) Row 3: *2dc in 1, dc in next* rep around(36dc) Row 4: flip over and work around in FPsc. Turn. Rows 5-8: work around in hdc making 1 random increase on ea round. (40dc at row 8) Row 9: *2FPhsc around 1, FPhdc around next* rep around (60 sts) Rows 10 – 12: hdc evenly. Break off yellow. Att white. Row 11: *sc in 1, ch3, sc in next, ch3, sk1* rep around. (or just work sc /ch3/sk1 if you prefer) Band… w/ white yarn ch 40 and join. Row 1: *dc in 2, sk 2 ch, tr in next, ch1, tr in 1st skipped st* rep around join and break off leaving a loooooong tail for sewing to hat. Stitch band in place. Ties àatt yarn as in pic… Ch 35 and slst back along ch. Secure and break off. I just tied the two ends securely and cut close to knot. I made the ties thicker for little hands but you could just do a chain alone for the tie. Flowers… make a variety of flowers and leaves and stitch in place. I heartily recommend this book for flowery bits: 99 Crochet Flowers https://www.amazon.ca/99-Crochet-Flowers-Awesome-Embellishing-ebook/dp/B00DR483TQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1524327431&sr=1-1&keywords=crochet+flowers Copyright: Darlene Cutler - 2018 I do not have a problem with people/groups using my patterns to make a little extra money by physically making them and selling the items they make. However, I do not permit the selling of my patterns for money. I have once given permission for a booklet to be made of them for a charitable sale and I may do so again *if I am asked* and if it is for a church, charity or school type group. But first you have to ask. Furthermore, If you choose to use my patterns as a money maker, I do not permit my images to be used for any advertizing of your work. You must make your own item and photograph that. These images are as much a part of my Web image as a designer as the patterns are and I reserve that use to myself alone. I'm not sure what is happening with Yahoo groups
  6. darski

    Rivulets - 18" doll

    then go with what your eyes see. if the pattern is wrong go with your mind.
  7. darski

    Rivulets - 18" doll

    Row 8 is the beginning of increase rows to make the skirt fuller. for each dc you will work 2 dc but you maintain the post stitches to continue the 'rivulets' motif.
  8. darski

    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    I'm just posting to say that I will be on hiatus until I am able to crochet again. it is such a struggle
  9. darski

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    found a new shawl type - I hope this catches on
  10. darski

    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    finally got here to post WTD= +2 YTD= +7
  11. darski

    2019 Stashbusting CAL

    I did finish a skein working on the dress to go with my doilyghan but it means I ran out of my Aran yarn - have to find another colour to finish the set. I have started on a dolly blankie that is semi mindless. Foto Friday: I have to decide if it is worth a -20 to replace my Aran yarn. I like to have it on hand decisions, decisions Ya know- if it is their intention to make emoticons so difficult to use that we just stop; it's working
  12. darski

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    the start of my first baby set for the year. It is to be a stroller set but I'm afraid it is too holey to be effective. it is def summer weight. I'm working on a dress/ pinafore and a hat.
  13. darski

    Boxing Day 2019 (any charity items)

    If you are looking for a totally kewl hat pattern try "Rockin the Cables"