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  • Short bio
    been performing with traditional Hawaiian hula group since 2004
  • Location
    California - Central Coast
  • Hobbies
    Hula, crochet, quilting
  • Occupation
    legal secretary
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    clothing made with cotton or other natural fibers
  • Crocheting since...
  1. There are a lot of free purse patterns out there, here are a few... http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90136AD.html?noImages=&service=801&letterId=54847&r=1 http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/sanibel/sanibel.html http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/loopy-boho-bag http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=2234 http://noolieknits.typepad.com/noolieknits/haymarket_bag.html http://noolieknits.typepad.com/noolieknits/haymarket_bag.html
  2. How thick do you want the rope? For a thin rope, chain to the length needed, then slip stitch in each chain back to the beginning. For a thicker rope, use two strands of yarn and do the same. If you use 100% wool, you can felt it, too, just be sure to make it about twice as long as you need it. After felting, you can always cut it to the correct length.
  3. Here are some crochet bell patterns. I imagine you could put the crocheted bells over the empty creamer containers to help the bells maintain their shape. You might have to play around with different yarn weights to get a size bell that fits snuggly over the creamer containers. http://www.orble.com/free-fiveminute-christmas-bell-crochet-pattern/ http://www.allfreecrafts.com/crochet/christmas-bells.shtml
  4. Inside Crochet is a UK magazine that you can subscribe to digitally through Yudu.com.
  5. When washing, the wool might shrink, but the acrylic won't.
  6. I use a half double crochet stitch and an L hook.
  7. I have the Superior Crochet booklet. I'm working on Kristin Omdahl's motif cardigan, but put it aside to finish other projects. Very pretty projects - there are a couple in the booklet I'd like to make. http://doriseverydaycrochet.blogspot.com/2009/01/backstory-superior-crochet.html
  8. try looking on Ravelry too - there are lots of newboy hat patterns on there (some free)
  9. sherryzzz


    If the yarn is acrylic, it will most likely melt if you try to iron on a patch.
  10. You could use a regular worsted or sport weight yarn along with the homespun to give it more strength - though you'd have an extra bulky yarn and you'd still have the snagging problem to deal with....
  11. There are some cardigan patterns listed on Ravelry, as well as quite a few vests and a lot of pullovers: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cubana-cardigan http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mens-collage-cardigan http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wine-country-pullover http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rugged-vest
  12. I think the reason many designers put restrictions on their patterns is to prevent mass sales of the completed item by a manufacturer/retailer without acknowledgment or compensation to the designer. But, as said, if you'd like to make and sell the bags from the designer's pattern, you should contact the designer and ask permission.
  13. I loosen up my tension to almost nothing, and make sure to pull of each loop to the height of the first loop.
  14. I would go with a good quality cotton, like quilters cotton. You can make your lining double sided, so the right side of the fabric shows through from the front too. This basically entails making two complete linings, which you would then sew, right sides together, around the top - leaving a small opening for turning. The benefits of a double-sided lining is that it is sturdier and will hold up longer, and you dont have any raw edges at the top.
  15. I remember seeing a vest done side-to-side using two colors of yarn in the Catherine's Wheel stitch. I think it might have been in a magazine, but I can't remember which one and my internet searches haven't found it. Any help locating it would be appreciated! P.S. I think it may have been in Spanish....
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