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  1. My goodness, you have outdone yourself. Thank you. I went to that site. There was mention of a faroese shawl. I have a crochet pattern for one and if I thought that crocheting something by just following a pattern was all there was to it - well, I was wrong. I could not do it. There are easier faroese type shawls, but they are not the real thing.
  2. I know that there is a book available (maybe more than one) on the basic ideas behind all the various styles of knitted shawls. Does anyone here know of similar instructions for crocheted shawls of different types and shapes? I am looking for basic anatomy, which we would then use as a general guide when designing a shawl. Many thanks.
  3. I've crocheted a couple of dishcloths from Cot Lin, which consists of mostly cotton + some linen. Works fine. Knitpicks even mentions that this yarn is suitable for such projects. https://www.knitpicks.com/yarn/cotlin/c/5420162
  4. Are you sure these weren't machine-made? 😜 Just joking! Your mini-doilies are priceless.
  5. Horsy

    Prayer Shawl

    Thanks to all of you for answering my question.
  6. Horsy

    Prayer Shawl

    That is an absolutely lovely shawl. Also, I am not clear on the idea of a "prayer" shawl. Could you please explain what they are? I thought you could pray in any kind of a shawl. Is this something you wear on your head?
  7. Horsy

    Flora Doily

    Holycow. This is just a treasure!
  8. There are hundreds of beautiful baby garments not unlike the ones in the photos. I would stop struggling to interpret it, but that is just my way when I can't figure a pattern out. When a teenager, I did crochet a nice little jacket/top for a baby-to-be and had no difficulty with the pattern. Once in a while, I do come across a professionally designed pattern in a booklet or magazine which from my viewpoint is hopeless to interpret. So, I just keep on looking. That's just me, though. I see you are a stick-to-it-ive sort! 😉
  9. Horsy

    Cat Bus

    I did crochet a Totoro stuffed toy, about 14 inches long for the GS and he says he still has it and proudly displays it. Wonderful! Wish you had a photo of it to show us. I think if I crocheted a Totoro toy that would be easier and just as cute as the Cat Bus. I crocheted a large rabbit years ago during the First Phase of My Crochet Life and was amazed at how much work it was.
  10. Horsy

    Cat Bus

    Hi, kids. I do believe that some crochet patterns are available. I wanted to see if any of you have made this project. He's supposed to have 12 legs, but all the crochet versions I've seen on google images have fewer than that. It appears to be a fairly challenging effort so needed some encouragement from anyone here. By the way, the cat bus is a good cat, not angry at all. It's just the way he sometimes looks. Thanks to both of you for your replies. @Reni. You sure don't have to be a child to love the Totoro film. I could watch it over and over. If I made one of these for my adult son, I know he'd love it.
  11. Horsy

    Cat Bus

    Has anyone here every crocheted the lovable Cat Bus (from the Japanese movie My Neighbor Totoro)? Thanx. https://media.comicbook.com/2020/01/catbus-1202402-1280x0.jpeg
  12. You can pick out the extra chains later, they won't unravel from the knot end. Wish I'd known that!!!
  13. @nhundt. You're welcome! Good luck with your project. 😃
  14. I love your cute Christmas coasters! Is the edging something with a bit of sparkly metallic yarn?
  15. Thank you so much for the T-shirt suggestion and your drawings. 😊 I am going to take a crack at this when my 3 other projects are done. (I am one of those folks who loves having a bunch ofthings on the go...I truly hope I am not the only one here who is "that way".)
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