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Odatcrafts

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  • Real Name
    Helen
  • Ravelry ID
    Madfruit
  • Biography
    I learned how to crochet by reading online tutorials when I was on bedrest waiting for our twins to be born. I have 3 children who are always asking for new projects so I don't get bored much :) I am interested in unique ideas and enjoy writing patterns because watching an idea come to life and then being able to show others how to do it is very fulfilling.
  • Location
    Seabrook, Tx
  • Occupation
    Accounts payable by day, crochet by night
  • How long have you been crocheting?
    2008
  • Favorite things to crochet
    unique non-traditional styles and kid's items
  • Favorite Hook
    Wood

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    Great White Shark blanket

    Thanks everyone ! It was a lot of fun, but I also had to frog it several times to get it right lol. I didn't count the hours that I worked on it, but I started it in August and just finished it in between work and kids stuff. I am a slow crocheter though and was trying to write down the steps and take pictures as I did it.
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    My All angles throw

    I really like the colors that you chose.
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    Great White Shark blanket

    My nephew loves sharks so I came up with this great white shark blanket for him. I wanted to make it detailed because he would pay attention to that. He just got it in the mail and has been pretending to eat his sister in her mermaid tail hehe:) Aunt spoiling mission - Complete !
  4. This pattern is for a great white shark blanket, in the cocoon style, that will fit most kids. The finished size ends up being about 4 1/2 feet from the tip of the nose to the end of the tail. This project is worked mostly in single crochet, involves sewing pieces together with a whip stitch and does take some time to complete it but it is worth the effort in the end because you get a detailed, more realistic looking shark. The pattern is written in American english terms and comes with a second document that includes a photo guide. The photo guide is not a step by step photo tutorial but it does include lots of pictures that show how each piece should progress throughout the pattern, what the finished pieces look like and how they should be assembled. I suggest buying 27 oz of the grey yarn, 20 oz of the white, and a small amount of burgundy. If you have any questions about the pattern, please contact me and I will be happy to help. ​The pattern is available for purchase at: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/great-white-shark-blanket
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    flying monster spagettie beanie

    Thank you to everyone for helping and being so kind! Thank you also to Nana for posting her finished test, didn't she do a great job ?! And Amy I appreciate your help as well and understand that you have a life too Wow college! I bet that was an adventure in itself and then to see a serious wreck too.. I will definitely be sending good thoughts to those affected, to your son, you and to everyone in this group for being so amazing! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Helen
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    flying monster spagettie beanie

    Please do not download this pattern. I worked really hard to write it and have it available for sale in Ravelry. It was posted by mistake here. Nana was very sweet and tested it for me. She meant to post a picture of the one that she finished. Admin Note from Amy: The pattern in question has been removed from the post. Thanks to everyone for being so understanding of the mistake that happened, and not downloading/keeping copies of the patterns. Villagers are wonderful people!
  7. Pattern Information Pattern Description: Flying Spaghetti Monster Hat/Beanie Pattern Style: Written with pictures Pattern Photo (optional): Skill Level: Intermediate Yarn/Material/Tools Required: 4 colors of Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Crochet hook size F/5 3.75MM, Yarn needle, Poly-fill and small pieces of pantyhose. I am not able to provide these materials so the tester would need to have them or get them. Colors other than the ones I used in the pattern can be used but the type of yarn needs to match for sizing purposes. Tester Information Number of Testers Needed: 3 Approximate Time Required to Complete Project: This project took me about 3 nights to finish. Deadline: I would like to have reviews back by 8/20 but am flexible if more time is needed. Tester Experience: Testing experience is not needed Tester Responsibilities: I would like for the tester to work through the pattern and make notes about any errors that are found such as stitch counts, abbreviations, spelling, grammar etc... Also make sure that everything makes sense and if not provide opinions or suggestions about how things could be better. I would also like to know if the gauge provided the correct size when finished. The pattern is in PDF format. Compensation I will provide a free copy of the finished pattern.
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    my minion hats!

    Very nice ! My kids want them now too lol.
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    Ruffle scarfs...not just for humans

    Cute Idea
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    Leeping deer afghan

    I saw this deer pattern on Pinterest and thought it might be a fun project to try with the tapestry crochet technique. I made it for my Dad who is a very tall man. The blanket ended up being more than 6 feet long. It is now a permanent part of his recliner . I think tapestry crochet is very fun and can't wait to start another blanket.
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    Spiderman web blanket

    My son wanted a spiderman web blanket but he couldn't decide if he liked only blue and red, so we changed it a little using a multicolored yarn instead. I got the pattern from Ravelry, it is originally called Superhero dream catcher afghan by Gail E and Wendy G Gamble-Hogsten. It was really fun working on this with my son
  12. I have a new pattern available for this crocheted knight's helmet that fits most average sized adults. The face shield is adjustable and removable. I originally designed it for my brother who wanted a unique looking beanie to wear when he rides his bike on long distances. He likes that this one keeps his face warm too and when he goes to his classes he can put the face shield up and out of the way. When I decided to start writing patterns I wanted to include pictures of the steps along with the instructions because I am a visual learner and sometimes find just written instructions hard to follow. Hopefully this pattern will be the start of many more to come. It is available in the following places for only $2.50. www.etsy.com/shop/Odatcrafts www.ravelry.com/people/helodat
  13. I have a new pattern available for this crocheted knight's helmet that fits most average sized adults. The face shield is adjustable and removable. I originally designed it for my brother who wanted a unique looking beanie to wear when he rides his bike on long distances. He likes that this one keeps his face warm too and when he goes to his classes he can put the face shield up and out of the way. When I decided to start writing patterns I wanted to include pictures of the steps along with the instructions because I am a visual learner and sometimes find just written instructions hard to follow. Hopefully this pattern will be the start of many more to come. It is available in the following places for only $2.50. www.etsy.com/shop/Odatcrafts www.ravelry.com/people/helodat
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