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  • Location
    Upstate South Carolina
  • Hobbies
    Crochet Hook Collecting; Crochet; Reading
  • Occupation
    Computer Software Specialist and Trainer
  • Favorite projects
    Potholders; Dish Cloths
  • Crocheting since...
    Too many years to count.
  1. From looking at the pattern, I think there is an error in how the pattern is written; Pattern reads: 1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). [3 dc. (Ch 2. 4 dc)] 3 times in ring. Ch 2. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. I think it should read 1st rnd: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 3 dc. (Ch 2. 4 dc)3 times in ring. Ch 2. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. So that you would have the chain three+3 double crochets and then 3 more 4 double crochets separated by a chain 2. Counting the chain 3 as a double crochet that would give you four sides of 4 double crochets separated by a chain two. Does this made sense? If you look at the picture it will give you an idea about where to put your hook and a way to compare your work to. Again, hang in there and keep trying.
  2. Verry nice. Thanks for the link to the pattern.
  3. I posted a new entry to my blog. This one is on large size crochet hooks. http://hooklady.blogspot.com
  4. Try this link for instructions http://breathenowsmile.blogspot.com/2010/03/washcloth-cupcake-instructions.html . Hope it hleps.
  5. This is cute http://www.craftstylish.com/item/54243/its-crazy-what-you-can-do-with-washcloths-cupcake-crocheted-washcloths .
  6. Next time you find such goodies that need a little tender loving care, try washing the hooks with dishwashing detergent and/or soaking them in alcohol before getting out the metal polish. You will be surprised at how much better the hooks will look and it will make the other cleaning efforts easier. This works for new hooks too. If you find them dragging, give them a bath and wax them good.
  7. After a year long hiatus, I added information about another collectible hook. My New Year's resolution is to do better in 2011.
  8. It's a Christmas miracle. The doily wanted to be back with you so it jumped into a box to be donated to a store it knew you shopped. Now it's home where it belongs, so maybe it wasn't the owner who didn't like the doily, it was the doily who didn't like the owner.
  9. I wrote some information on cleaning steel hooks in this thread http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=24111 . Your hook probably came from England and probably dates from the late 1800's to the early 1900's.
  10. This sounds about right. Crochet hook manufacturer's started stamping hooks with prices starting after World War II. Prior to the war, hooks were 5 cents after they started at 10 cents and went up from there. I haven't been able to find out exactly when they changed from price to price.
  11. hooklady

    Identify this?!

    I think it's the waffle weave technique. There is a book on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Waffle-Weave-Bobbie-Matela/dp/159012135X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1292286357&sr=1-1 . There are instuctions and info here http://www.crochetme.com/forums/p/28672/90134.aspx . There is a waffle weave stitch here http://digipicsphotography.wordpress.com/2009/05/02/crochet-waffle-stitch-dishclothwashcloth-tutorial/ Hope this helps.
  12. WOW! Both of the shawls are just beautiful. What wonderful gifts:c9'
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