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About Laraine

  • Birthday 06/17/1946


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    Crocheting, Pastel Painting, Reading
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  • How long have you been crocheting?
    30 years
  • Favorite things to crochet
    love to make afghans
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  1. Laraine

    baby afghan pattern

    I'm thinking the pattern you described is the seed stitch. You can google it and find videos. If that's not it, let me know and I'll try to help you find what you're looking for.
  2. Laraine

    Crochet Shawl with pockets pattern

    I can think of a couple of ways to make pockets. One it to make the cowl extra long, fold up the ends and sew them up on the wrong side and flip them open to the right side. The other way is to make your cowl. Make 2 squares or oblongs using the same pattern for each side and sew those on.
  3. Laraine

    Looking for Pattern

    Similar http://www.dailycrochet.com/video-tutorial-amazing-crochet-leaf-stitch-cowl-thatll-make-everyone-ask-whered-ya-get-that/
  4. Laraine

    Slipper Pattern Substitute

    Hi Reni, I'm not sure if this will do for you as it's a pattern for either large size child or small size adult. It's worth a look I guess :) http://kaleidesigns.com/crochet/patterns/archive/sock001.html
  5. Laraine

    help with yarn

    DK is double knit. It's between sport and baby yarn in weight. I buy DK all the time from woolwarehouse.com Their prices are reasonable and their shipping costs are as well. I don't know where you live, but in the US we don't have DK readily available. Here is a link to the yarn you are looking for. http://www.woolwarehouse.co.uk/yarn?brand_name=20863
  6. Laraine

    Does anyone know the name of this pattern?

    Sorry so late in responding. I'm very happy it's what you were looking for.
  7. Laraine

    Does anyone know the name of this pattern?

    It's called Willow and is in this book. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/listing/2671422072906?r=1&kpid=2671422072906&cm_mmc=GooglePLA-_-Book_15To24-_-Q000000633-_-2671422072906
  8. Laraine

    amount of yarn needed

    Ah, that's what it is Caron 1 pounders! Hi Bailey4 from MA from me in MA
  9. Laraine

    amount of yarn needed

    16 ounces of each color. It's really not clear is it? One Pound (812 yards of each of the 4 colors.) It looks like light weight yarn, but I don't know of any that comes in one pound so it must be worsted weight, especially if it uses a size K needle.
  10. Laraine

    "I Love This Yarn" like or no?

    I did end up buying the two, the Dakota varigated, and the Peacock. In fact, I just started on the blanket yesterday. You're right, the peacock IS gorgeous!! I'm making my grandson a c to c with it, so it should work up pretty quickly. Loving the combination. I would buy in store as well but the closest one to me is just a bit too far away to make the trip worthwhile.
  11. Laraine

    "I Love This Yarn" like or no?

    Have you tried a DK weight yarn Iannoe? It's nice for a change and there are several brands that carry it. It's an inbetween yarn. Between worsted and sport. I made a blanket for my granddaughter and I loved working with it. It's more time consuming, but I needed a change as well. My next project is with Lion Brand Heartland yarn. It's super soft and a dream to work with. A little more pricey than ILTY, but I always wait for sales!! BTW, I did buy some ILTY last year. I made a baby blanket and have stashed away more colors for future use. It is very nice.
  12. Laraine

    a different afghan

    I think this one is very pretty, and is a beginner afghan. http://www.crochetville.com/community/files/file/115-ocean-tranquility-afghan/
  13. Laraine

    Looking for angel figure shawl pattern

    Couldn't find any shawls, but did find 2 blankets. http://www.momsloveofcrochet.com/HeavenlyAngelsAfghan.html http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/angel-baby-afghan-2 Possibly, you could convert them to a shawl.
  14. Laraine

    hug shawl

    Here is one "hug shawl" http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/wc-hug-shawl.html another http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/basketweave-fiber-hug-shawl http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/perfect-hug-shawl---xs-to-5x
  15. Laraine

    wheel chair capes

    Here are a few to look over. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/caplet-2 http://suzies-yarnie-stuff.blogspot.com/2010/07/ripple-capelet.html http://melpdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/01/free-chunky-capelet-crochet-pattern.html http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60728AD.html http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/capelet