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  1. Hi, I just finished crocheting my first infinity scarf. However, what's the best way to sew the ends together to make it look seemless? Thanks!
  2. Thanks! I actually have a lot of Vanna's Choice at home already, so I was hoping someone would suggest that one. Yay! I can't wait to start this project. Granny squares look like a lot of fun.
  3. I just bought a great book that has different granny square patterns. The author recommends using a DK weight wool yarn. However, she does say to use a yarn that you prefer as long as you stick with the same yarn throughout the entire project. I think I'm going to start making an afghan for our master bedroom. So, in your opinion what would be the best yarn to use for a granny square afghan? I'm fairly new to crocheting. Thank you.
  4. Hot glue! Excellent! I was thinking that I would have to sew them onto hats, blankets, etc. This makes things a little easier. Check out One and Two Company on Etsy.http://www.etsy.com/shop/oneandtwocompany?ref=shop_sugg I bought the hedgehog and the elephant pattern. If you "like" her Facebook page there is a free daschshund pattern that she will send you. It's super cute!
  5. Hi, I've bought a few crochet applique patterns on Etsy? They are adorable and fun to make. However, I don't know what to do with them once I make them. Frame them? Cards? What do you do with your crochet appliques? Thanks!
  6. Thanks for the replies. The appliques are want to frame aren't doilies or anything dainty. They are appliques that I've made with worsted weight yarn. I love the bright colors and thought they would make pretty wall art. KatyAllen - I love your album and I love how you framed the granny squares!
  7. Hi, I've been making a lot of appliques lately (i.e. flowers, hearts, butterflies, etc). I had the idea of framing several of them to make wall art. Does anyone have any tips on how to adhere the appliques to the mat? Regular glue? Glue dots? Should I use a shadow box frame or will a regular frame work? Thanks!
  8. Just a quick update: I attempted the hat with some LB thick and quick yarn that I had at home (not the recommended yarn for the pattern). OMG! It was such a huge fail. It turned out huge and awful. I'm going to definitely try again, though, this time with the correct yarn. Thanks for all of your tips!
  9. Thanks. Maybe it will make sense once I actually do it and see what it looks like. Is it easier to make a hat this way or just do it in a round? It's the Caramel Corn Hat (L0512) on LB.
  10. I found this super easy hat pattern on the LB website, but I'm having a hard time understanding and picturing the last part. The hat is made flat and then you stitch it together. Here's the pattern. I've highlighted in blue the part that I don't understand. Thanks! HAT Ch 30. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 29 sc. Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across. Repeat Row 2 until piece measures about 19 in. (48.5 cm) from beginning. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through ends of rows along one long edge and pull to gather for top of Hat. Knot securely. FINISHING Seam short sides of piece to make Hat. Weave in ends.
  11. I love knitpicks.com The color selection is amazing. I'm going to have to start a yarn budget. I could go crazy on that website. Thanks for the suggestion!
  12. Thanks! I'm going to check out all of those website. I'm still pretty new to crocheting. But, I think I want a cotton/cotton mix yarn. The acrylic is too fuzzy for the look I want. I want something smooth. I don't know about the weight either. I guess light, not too fine. I've only made scarves, so I've only used worsted weight yarn (LB Vanna's Choice). I have no idea what fingering, sock, and sport mean. How much is too much for yarn? I've only spend at most $3.00 for a skein at Michael's or JoAnns. I'm looking at yarn on Yarn.com and the cotton yarn runs anywhere from $3-$11. I can see how this can get expensive. Thanks!
  13. I'm experimenting crocheting around those plastic cabone rings. However, I'm having trouble finding the right yarn. My local Joann's and Michaels are very limited in their yarn selection. They have great yarns for crocheting scarves and such, but anything else is limited. First of all I'm loooking for vibrant colors. Is dyeing the only way I'll get the colors I'm looking for? Is embroidery thread the answer? Or are there online stores worth looking into that sell a variety of crochet yarns? Also, what is a good brand of cotton yarn? I experiemented with some scrap Vanna's Choice yarn I had at home and it just looked way too bulky and fuzzy on the ring. Thank you!
  14. Lately, I've been crocheting scarves from pattern I've found on Lionbrand. People have been asking me if I sell my scarves. Does anyone know if you can sell scarves made from pattern that aren't yours? If so, I think I might have something. Thanks!
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