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creationsbycourtney

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About creationsbycourtney

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  • Birthday 09/11/1984

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  • Ravelry ID
    Creations By Court
  • Location
    Hope Mills, NC
  • Interests
    Crocheting, Sewing, Family
  • Occupation
    Licensed Psychologist
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    1992
  • Favorite things to crochet
    clothing and accessories
  • Favorite Hook
    Handmade
  1. The Braided Breeze Necklace + Belt is a quick project that only requires single crochet, chain, slip stitch and some counting. Start today and be able to wear it tomorrow with a dress, skirt, or even some skinny jeans. http://creationsbycourtney.com/2018/08/braided-breeze-necklace-free-crochet-pattern/
  2. Thank you tambab6259, jessicali and webpen! I will send the pattern to you each for testing. Sorry for the delay. It's been a hectic week of working. Check your emails late this evening or tomorrow morning. :-)
  3. Pattern Information Pattern Description: Terry Ann hat (tentative name) Pattern Style: Written Pattern Photo: Two pictures are included in the pattern Skill Level: advanced beginner Yarn/Material/Tools Required (specify which will supplied by designer and which by tester): Materials will be supplied by the tester. I used Louisa Harding Nerissa (100% cotton; 98yds) and less than 2 skeins. At least 196 yds in a weight-3 or dk weight yarn with a nice drape. Size I/9 (5.50mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Tester Information Number of Testers Needed: 3 Approximate Time Required to Complete Project: 3-6 hours depending on your speed Deadline: August 25, 2014 Tester Experience: I would prefer experienced crocheters that are good at pattern reading, and one advanced beginner to assess the clarity of the pattern. Tester Responsibilities: I will need testers to make note of grammatical errors, consistency of abbreviations and repeats. Testers will not have to use the exact same yarn as I found it in a clearance bin at a LYS :-) Any Special Software Requirements (Microsoft Word, pdf reader, etc.): pdf reader Compensation All testers will receive a free copy of the completed the pattern I have yet to figure out how to attach anything in a private message, but the pattern will be emailed to you. Please reply with your interest in testing this pattern and send me a message with your email. Thank you!
  4. Pattern Information Pattern Description: A quick project to use small amounts of yarn that will jazz up any outfit. You can use the same color throughout, but two coordinating colors show the details of the X the best Pattern Style (written, symbol chart, etc.): written Pattern Photo (optional): Completed bangle included in pattern Skill Level: easy to intermediate. Pattern tester needs to be familiar with front post stitches and double treble crochet Yarn/Material/Tools Required (specify which will supplied by designer and which by tester): small amount of worsted weight yarn. I would recommend using a stiffer yarn, if cotton is not being used. Soft acrylic is sufficient for testing, but it may fuzz and pill when wearing. Size j/10 hook or size needed to obtain completed size. Tester Information Number of Testers Needed: 3 Approximate Time Required to Complete Project: This bangle can be made within an hour or so, such as watching primetime television. Deadline: June 27, 2014 Tester Experience (do you want testers to have prior experience, submit references, etc.): Testers do not have to have prior testing experience, but familiarity with front post stitches and double treble crochet is required Tester Responsibilities (what exactly do you want testers to do and what information do you want them to supply to you): I would like a picture of the completed X Bangle that can be emailed to me (contact@creationsbycourtney.com) or shared in the community. If you decide to share on the Show and Tell area of the community, let me know which category you posted it to and that it was pattern testing for me. Also, send any corrections or suggestions in a direct message to me (creationsbycourtney). REPLY TO THIS POST IF INTERESTED IN TESTING, and please provide an email address to receive PDF copy of the pattern. Any Special Software Requirements (Microsoft Word, pdf reader, etc.): PDF reader (adobe for PCs or Mac, or preview for Mac) Compensation: Testers will receive a free copy of the final pattern. As stated on the pattern, items can be made and sold, as long as credit is given to Creations By Courtney, LLC
  5. Great job #1CrochetFan! Thank you again for testing my pattern!
  6. Pattern Information Pattern Description: Braided Bracelet Pattern Style (written, symbol chart, etc.): written with two pictures Pattern Photo (optional): two pictures are included in the pattern Skill Level: Beginner/Easy (only need to know how to chain, single crochet and slip stitch Yarn/Material/Tools Required: Size 3 cotton thread (one ball), Size 0/3.25mm Steel hook, any two 1/2" shank buttons. All materials need to be provided by the tester Tester Information Number of Testers Needed: 3 Approximate Time Required to Complete Project: This bracelet was completed in one evening, so at 3-4 hours. Deadline: April 26, 2014 Tester Experience: You do not have to have previous testing experience, as long as you have pattern reading experience, and can make clear notes. Tester Responsibilities: I would like testers to be capable of making notes/suggestions/changes for any mistakes as you work through the pattern, and send a picture of the completed bracelet. Any Special Software Requirements (Microsoft Word, pdf reader, etc.): pdf reader Compensation I can provide you will a free copy of the final pattern Thank you! Please reply or send a private message if you are interested, and I can send you the pattern.
  7. Thank you Tampa Doll, cshort and kraftynkrazy!!
  8. This is an original design that I made for a custom order. Her toddler loves the Rhino Song, so his rhino is purple :-) Please leave comments about the rhino. It's my first original design stuffed animal. It's a lot easier making animals from patterns, but I thoroughly enjoyed the creative process and challenge.
  9. Anyone in the Fayetteville area? The one place I used to visit for knit and crochet nights closed in Fayetteville to focus in their location in Whiteville. It would be great to meet with a few others to crochet and chat :-)
  10. Thank you for the recommendations. After looking at the examples and the included stitch diagram, I frogged my swatch and started over. It's looking so much better :-)
  11. Sounds like a great idea. If you know how to join as you go, it may speed up the process a little bit. You may be able to complete a search for JayGo (join-as-you-go). There may even be an example of it on crochetme.com Courtney
  12. To add to the great advice that's already posted, if you have an iPhone or other tablet phone, consider the Crocet Handy app. It's a great app for $0.99 or $1.99 that allows you to input the gauge (sc, hdc or dc and how many stitches per inch (yarn weight)) for the project (lapghan/blanket) and it tells you how many yards of yarn you need. Knowing how many yards will help in determining whether you have enough yarn for the width that you come up. There is nothing more frustrating than running out of yarn towards the end of a project, and you can't find anymore yarn in the same color. When changing colors, I prefer to lay the new color on top the previous row at the last 4 or 5 stitches, and crochet over it to the end of the row. When you get to the last stitch, say in sc, pick up the new color after you have two loops on the hook, and complete the sc with the new color. You can cut the first color, and crochet over the tail with the new color as you begin the row. http://www.crochetcabana.com/tutorials/join-new-yarn.htm This is a link with lots of explanation and some pictures. Hope this helps Courtney
  13. Hi everyone! I am working on the Rugged Vest pattern by Robyn Chachula, and need some assistance. The pattern uses the spike stitch which I know how to do, but my problem is with working the spike stitch each row and the edges. I have started a gauge swatch, and it's quite a bit wider than it should be and the edges are making an interesting arc shape. I am having a hard time ensuring that I am placing my hook two row below to make the spike stitch. Has anyone used this pattern and have some advice on making the edges even and hook placement? Thanks the pattern can be found on redheart.com
  14. Thanks you everyone for your replies. I will definitely keep watching my wish list on Amamzon since most of my pennies goes to my bundle of joy (7 weeks old :-) ). And bulky was a poor word choice. I thought I had read in a CrochetMe email or somewhere else talking about a way to make decreases look neater. I can't recall because I tend to read a lot about crochet and looking at patterns (forever lengthening my to-do list) Thanks Momcrochets for the pattern link. I'll take a look at it, and maybe start a new WIP this weekend to add to the other WIPs :-)
  15. Has anyone tried making an original garment or used a pattern that does not use increases or decreases for the shaping? There is a pattern book by Mary Jane Hall that has been on my Amazon wish list forever that uses this technique. I would like to try a pattern or get some advice before purchasing the book for just 3 patterns that use the technique of different stitches for shaping. Or can anyone tell me/direct me to a tutorial of making increases and decreases that are not bulky in the traditional sense?
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