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About Laraine

  • Birthday 06/17/1946

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    Crocheting, Pastel Painting, Reading
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    love to make afghans
  • Crocheting since...
    30 years
  1. go to youtube.com and type in blanket stitch. you will see several videos of how to make it.
  2. I am one that doesn't trust the magic ring and always do it the old fashioned way. I thought I would add this link for you to see just how it's made. The first lesson is the older way. I hope this helps.
  3. Could this be the pattern? https://mypicot.com/1014.html
  4. Laraine

    Stitch ID

    Isn't it the popcorn stitch?
  5. It looks to be a paid pattern from the UK. https://www.enfys.me.uk/patterns/crochet-patterns-for-christmas.htm
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Similar http://www.dailycrochet.com/video-tutorial-amazing-crochet-leaf-stitch-cowl-thatll-make-everyone-ask-whered-ya-get-that/
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Thanks Sylvia. I have bought some, but still working on another afghan. I'm a slow crocheter and don't have a lot of time to do it. I feel it's better than Red Heart Super Saver, but it's not as soft as Red Heart Soft. So far of all the yarn I have bought in the past year, I am having fun with Stylecraft Special DK yarn. Love it.
  14. Gay, Impeccable is very nice, but it's only 4 1/2 ounces per skein, where ILTY is 7 oz. for close to the same price. I would buy the 12.00 yarns if I could afford them
  15. I've heard more than once that their ILTY Cotton is super. I'll have to try it. I did buy some ILTY for a future project. It was on sale for 3.66 but still, after the tax and shipping costs, it was expensive. I'm willing to pay more when I can afford to buy. It is 7 ounces of soft goodness. Red Heart's With Love is similar, but not quite as nice. Hobby Lobby really should have free shipping days every once in a while. They would sell tons.
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