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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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    hats and squares
  • Crocheting since...

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  1. I noticed this post. when you plant tomatoes it helps immensely to put cut up banana peels in the hole. You will get more tomatoes than you could imagine. There is also a mulch made of diced banana peel, coffee grounds (dried) and egg shells (broken) it's an amazing cure for tired soil
  2. I have finally posted a pattern for the outfit I finished in'18. I have another outfit called "Java" for the coffee but it needs a lot more work... maybe someday
  3. I made this outfit last year but I just couldn't take and process the pics. Well it is finally finished. I love this set but of course it has PINK in it. the PDF is here:straight.pdf For some reason Yahoo has stopped functioning for groups so people cannot get my stuff there anymore
  4. 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 😢
  5. 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
  6. row 14: work around in sc/ch3/sk1Insert other media
  7. 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
  8. then go with what your eyes see. if the pattern is wrong go with your mind.
  9. 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.
  10. I'm just posting to say that I will be on hiatus until I am able to crochet again. it is such a struggle
  11. found a new shawl type - I hope this catches on
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