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Posts posted by Happy-in-Red

  1. Crocheted a retro bag and lined it with some fun tie-die fabric.

    It's rather large-ish and perfect to tote around groceries or work stuff. But it's also great fun for the beach.

    You can read more about it here .


  2. Thanks all! Yes, the colours are a bit funky, but they seem to work. No idea about which number the colours have (I didn't save the wraps), but the Phildar website will be helpful enough!

  3. Hi everyone!


    I finally put my tutorial for a spring blanket online. It's made with flowers in squares and you can join as you go (yes, I am a lazy bugger, hehe).


    The structure is quite open, so this blanket does need a nice edge to really work. 


    Also, the squares realy benfit from wet blocking as they may be a bit 'wobbly' if you're a tight crocheter. I hook very losely, so no problems there.




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  4. She was my age, so I guess she didn't have a lot of experience with buying handmade stuff.


    I was talking to my husband yesterday and he said: oh, well... like you needed more projects ;-) (Too right!!)


    I'm just a little interested in how much she expected to pay for a 220 x 200 cm handmade 100% Merino blanket? I mean, had she done her homework, she knew it wasn't going to be a bargain. I checked my quoted price with similar items on Etsy and I still think I estimated a modest price.

  5. Thanx all, I knew I came to the right place for people to understand.


    I literally did a calculation for her, telling her: with X size you need Y weight of yarn, so that means XX balls of the yarn you've requested, this means the cost for the yarn alone would be XYZ and given that it will take ABC weeks to make this is the price.


    I must say, especially after reading your comments, that I am already over it. I've been lucky to also encounter people who understand the costs of handmade and ordered some things with me. People like this, I can really do without!

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  6. I'm no hero when it comes to crocheting amigurumis, but I've managed this elefunk for my niece. She's too little to even notice, But my sis was happy enough ;-)


    Isn't it a cutie pie?


    I've also blogged about this fella.



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  7. Someone contacted me if I wanted to crochet her a rippe stitch blanket for a King Size bed. Could I give her a quote.


    It had to be crocheted in Merino yarn.


    75% of what I quoted her was the expense of the yarn, not even the work I would have to put in (crocheting a King Size blanket will take about 6 weeks or so).


    She was outragious, as it was way too expensive etc etc.


    But seriously, what did she expect? That she could get a handmade, 100% Merino King Size blanket for €25?


    No point in this thread, just venting to some people who'll probably understand ;-)

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  8. Hi everyone!

    Last year my husband asked me to crochet him am warm hat for winter. I searched online for hours for a good pattern, but couldn't really find one that my husband would like. So what do you do? You start crocheting and come up with something suitable :-)


    Luckily, I kept track of what I was doing. So now I have the tutorial for this pattern in my blog!


    Check out: beanie pattern for a man.


    PS. For the last-minute Halloween crafters... I also have a crochet pumpkin pattern available :-) For FREE of course (duh).

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