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  1. 20GT

    Yarns worth?

    Hi my mom crochets. We have recently moved her into our house becausedshe is in the beginning stages of dementia. She has amassed alot of yarn and I mean a lot. People have given it to her or she has inherented or bought it. We want to sell it and use the money to buy yarn as needed because nowsshe is home based at my house but is visiting relatives alot. How do I price it?
  2. Just wanted to ask what is a good yarn for crocheting hats!! I used vannas choice but was wondering what else I should try. Wool maybe but what brand? Thanks!!!
  3. Pattern Information Pattern Description: Crocheted Cable stitch headband/headwrap Pattern Style (written, symbol chart, etc.): written with photographs Pattern Photo (optional): yes Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate Yarn/Material/Tools Required : cotton yarn, tapestry/yarn needle and 3 pearl type beads (supplied by testers) Tester Information Number of Testers Needed: 3 Approximate Time Required to Complete Project: 2 hours Deadline: August 6, 2014 but is flexible Tester Experience (do you want testers to have prior experience, submit references, etc.): Experienced crocheters and inexperienced especially since it is a beginner pattern Tester Responsibilities :Test pattern (written instructions) for errors, grammar, punctuation, ambiguous wording, ease of use, and provide input/feedback. THis is my first written pattern. • Test sizing and provide feedback. Please do not make adjustments or changes without discussing with the designer first. • Please create project page for posting FO photos and linking to pattern page when available Any Special Software Requirements (Microsoft Word, pdf reader, etc.): Microsoft word Compensation Please specify what compensation you are offering to pattern testers: Free copy of pattern
  4. This is more of a yarn-related question. I like to write and do reviews for books and movies, but recently, I thought I would review some yarn, but I really wasn't sure what I should talk about besides color and texture. So, my question is, what aspects of the yarn should be talked about in a yarn review? Here's a link to my review (as you can see, it's not very detailed). Any help and feedback would be appreciated! http://www.sleepyhollowstreet.com/2015/06/camelot-dyeworks-review.html
  5. Hi! I'm new here and would like to ask for your help. I ordered "tshirt yarn" from an online seller since zpagetti is too expensive for me and I am just starting with crocheting. I figured I didn't want to spend too much on a beginner project so I decided to buy a cheaper version online. When I got the package, this is what I got (see photo). I am not sure if this will work with the "pouf" project that I wanted to do and if it doesn't, what I am I going to do with 1.5kgs worth of this material. I cannot return it anymore. Any suggestions? Has anyone worked with this type of material before? TIA!
  6. [ Hi all, Just today took a pic of a Yarn ball wreath I finished up today!! I think it turned out sooo cute, can't wait to hang it up for the season, lol....Hope you like it, I had plans on making a couple more, but we'll see!! Its not as easy as it may at first look to be, lol...enjoy!!
  7. My name is Marie. I live in New York State not too far from Niagara Falls. Here is a bit about me: In January 2013 I decided to look at New Year's as a way to discover myself. I decided that I really wanted to find out what interested me and what I was good at. I always considered myself not creative. So my discover began So the first thing I did was I signed up for a Wilton Method Course 1: Decorating Basics. It was held in February 2013. I LOVED it! I looked as forward to the last class as I did the first. It was so much fun baking and decorating. The next thing I did was sign up for a basic sewing class this took place in March 2013. See in 2012 My Love bought me a sewing machine and I was feeling guilt from not using it. I took the course and have been sewing ever since. Since then I have made stethoscope covers, pillow cases, curtains, chair covering and Toddler Pillows. In June 2013 My Love bought me a digital camera. I LOVE it! My favorite pictures are of nature. I am obsessed with clouds and textures. July 2013 In July I woke up one day and decided I need to start a blog. Why? Something new I guess. Actually when I was younger I wrote poetry and wanted to be a reporter. I also considered writing a book when I was a teenager but there ere was no one to support me in this endeavor so I did as I was told and went into other things. I still want to write in some way. So a Blog seemed like a good idea. continued to discover myself through the next 9 months. Still searching for something. In April 2014 I discovered crocheting. I purchased a book, explored you tube and joined a local knitting and crocheting group. Within a short period of time I fell in love It is now my passion. I am completely and totally obsessed!!! I am always up for challenging myself and there is always room for more friends in my life. I came upon this site by chance as I was searching for somewhere other than Facebook and Ravelry to connect with other crocheters
  8. Hi all, well I am on cloud nine for sure today, friend of mine, stopped at a garage sale in the area, called me, and asked me if i needed any more yarn, as this gal we both know, up the street, has about 4 bins she is selling of her mom's, whose in a nursing home now, and is just wanting to get rid of it....I jumped on it, get it get it, Ill pay you whatever you pay for it!!!( i wasn't even dressed yet, and didn't want it to get away, by the time i got there, lol) Needless to say, she got it all, and I mean all, for are you ready, 15 bucks.... .There is at least I dunno how many skeins of red heart, some caron, some vanna, some impeccable, a few sports and or baby yarn skein, and even a bakers dozen (13) of sugar and cream cotton, not to mention numerous balls , some big, some small!! I have just finished the inventory, and just thinking 3 bucks for the yarn skeins alone, not counting the cotton, sportz, a few baby, and some balls, big and small, I am new owner of 350.00 worth of yarn, if you had to buy it in the stores today, and that is a low estimate..!! wow, can't belive it, so Im walking on air!!!!!!!!!! what a deal, what a friend, what a good garage sale!!!!!!!!!!! Im just overwhelmed and so pleased, I had so much fun going through it, took me 3 hours, and some minutes, lol but got most of it sorted, and found homes on shelves, and in baskets, and such, wow, Im good with yarn, for a whilte!!!!!!! once in a while, I tell ya......lol once in a while, the Yarn Gods are smiling down on us all! oh and on my work table, another two crates full of skeins, and one of balls, sheesh! here's a pic, before I went through it ALL....
  9. Good Morning! I was just wondering does anyone know of any Crochet, yarn, knitting expos conventions anything in California Oregon or Washington? Any help would help. Thanks Jen
  10. I wanted to take a moment of ya'lls time and ask that you go "like" and check out my facebook page!!! I sell a variety of custom crochet items! Off the Chain Hook Store http://www,facebook.com/offthechainhook I offer a large selection of crochet goods at a reasonable price. I can meet you locally (Baton Rouge and Ascension area), or I can ship to anywhere in the US. You can message me to customize your order, and let me know exactly what you are looking for. I will do my very best to recreate your idea! I do request that I receive payment via cash or pay-pal before I start on your order. Orders are processed in order of which they are received, unless otherwise specified. Rush orders will be charged accordingly. I use First Class USPS to ship all my orders, unless I am requested otherwise. In that case, customers are charged accordingly. I do not accept refunds, but store credit only within 30 days of purchase. If there is something wrong with your item, bring it to me or ship it back and I will replace your order with another sized item, or another item altogether! I do not replace items that have been damaged through the washing machine or dryer, or any other personal negligence. Please feel free to contact me through facebook, or through my Etsy shop!! I love answering questions. Keep in mind that I can create a wide variety of items in multiple sizes (More than what is listed on my Etsy store). Hats, purses, shirts, diaper covers, scarves, dresses, kindle and nook e-reader covers, headbands, character hats, Halloween masks, Santa hats, decorations, and MORE!
  11. Hi! I am going to Portland OR this weekend. Are there any yarn shops you can recommend? I've looked up places on yelp. What are/ is your fave? Thanks for your help!
  12. Hi! I am going to Portland OR this weekend. Are there any yarn shops you can recommend? I've looked up places on yelp. What are/ is your fave? Thanks for your help!
  13. Hi. I am in search of Yarn Bee Debut yarn, Blush color. I started a project and REALLY want to finish it with this yarn. I bought it at Hobby Lobby but it being discontinued. If you have any and would like to sell or trade it, please let me know. Blessings.
  14. Forgot to post this work in progress (Groot from "Guardians of the Galaxy"). He's probably one of the most difficult figures I've ever tried to re-create, and I find myself putting way more detail than I probably should for an amigurumi
  15. Hi everyone! I'm new to the forum, and to crocheting in general (I'm self-taught through the magic of YouTube videos) and have been crocheting for about 2 or 3 years now; I have a background in sculpture so that's kind of helped I just wanted to share a few of my latest and favorite creations (Slimer from Ghostbusters, a bonsai tree, an iris, and the Jersey Devil {based off of the famous 1909 sketch}): None of these are pattern-based (I free-hand everything, and base my work off of photographs of the objects I'm creating), but if there's enough interest in anything I do, I would consider taking the time to work out the patterns. Hope you all like them
  16. bbgrl

    Sparkly-type yarn?

    Hi Everyone, I'm hoping you can help me. I've started making what i call repunzel hats for a group of sick girls at my church that don't have much hair or have lost their hair due to chemo for the winter. The hats have long blonde braids on each said as well as a crown and i'm letting each girl choose her crown color. Now here's my problem. I have checked my Local Joanns and Walmart for some sparkly yarn for the crown they have purple and silver and blue and pink but no gold. and of course one of the girls wants a gold crown. I'm scared to order any online because i don't know if it's for sure what i want. Can you recomend any certain yarns for me or colors. I do not and will not go to hobby lobby it is not an option Thank you in advance!!
  17. Hi Everyone, I'm hoping you can help me. I've started making what i call repunzel hats for a group of sick girls at my church that don't have much hair or have lost their hair due to chemo for the winter. The hats have long blonde braids on each said as well as a crown and i'm letting each girl choose her crown color. Now here's my problem. I have checked my Local Joanns and Walmart for some sparkly yarn for the crown they have purple and silver and blue and pink but no gold. and of course one of the girls wants a gold crown. I'm scared to order any online because i don't know if it's for sure what i want. Can you recomend any certain yarns for me or colors. I do not and will not go to hobby lobby it is not an option Thank you in advance!!
  18. Starts June 21st, 2014 and if you can come by the shop, we will start at1 pm. Spring & summer is here and a nice crocheted shawl for those cool evenings or air condition spaces would be great to have, especially because you made it yourself! You can choose from two patterns: V-Stitch & Scallop Shawl: http://www.redheart.com/files/patterns/pdf/LC4100.pdf Lion Brand free pattern library: http://www.lionbrand.com/printablePatterns/WildFlowerShawl.pdf Both patterns are intermediate that with help most can do either of these patterns. I made a few changes (of course) when I made my V-stitch & scallop shawl. I used Bamtastic yarn from Plymouth (a nice bamboo & nylon mix which adds bounce to my shawl) and a "F" hook. It took three balls. This allowed me to shorten the number of rows needed for the body to 54 rows before adding my scallop trim. For the Wild Flower Shawl I used Saucon Sock from Kraemer Yarns. It's a cotton, acrylic & nylon sock yarn with about 231 yds per skein. The yarns are available at most local yarn shops. If needed they are available from my shop @ 856.669.1131. Because there is 430 yds per skein of Saucon Sock yarn I will half the skein for all colors (except black), and half the cost as well.
  19. I made a shawl to send to someone and washed in on the delicate cycle - made a mistake by drying it along with a previous load of washed items. The underwire worked its way out of a bra and got caught in the back of the dryer, twisting the other end into the shawl. Now I have this huge hump in the shawl that I can't flatten out. Is there any way to fix it? If not, I guess I'll keep this one for myself and make another to give away.
  20. I purchased some Red Heart Super Saver (which is my go-to yarn for charity afghans) in order to make a colorful rainbow afghan. The pattern calls for working in the back loop only throughout. I started with purple and before I had three rows completed, I frogged it. The yarn separates and splits so much that I'm going to use it for a pattern requiring inserting the hook through both loops. The remaining loop when working in the back loop shows the loose separated strands too much and makes the afghan look damaged. I'm really disappointed. I have been working with Caron One Pound skeins for most of my charity 'ghans lately and haven't bought Red Heart in a while. Did I get a bad skein or has something happened to Red Heart's quality?
  21. HI everyone!! I am new here - just signed up to take Kim Guzman's Pattern Grading Class!! Can't wait to take the class & play around in Crochetville to see what wonderful things I can find!! My name is Ann. I have been crocheting for over 30 years. I worked all my life, so I never had the time to make crochet a business, until I was fortunate enough to become a SAHM to my beautiful daughter in 2010. Now, I have my own website and I design & sell my own crochet patterns!! I would love for you all to stop by & say Hi!! Glamour4You Website: http://www.glamour-4-you.com FB: http://facebook.com/glamour4you.byann Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/glamour4you Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/annwilliams3/ I am a HUGE supporter of Handmade & LOVE to meet new ppl that have the same OBSESSION with yarn that I do!! LOVE to all!!!
  22. General Swap Requirements: Each swapper will send at least one package containing items in your partner's favorite color(s). *Minimum* package value must be at least $25, not including the price of postage. Items for this swap do not have to be crochet or fiber related, but all should fit the color theme(s) of your partners’ choosing. This is an exchange where getting to know your partner is very important!! The biggest part of having a fun exchange for both people involved is good communication. Email your partner at least once a week. Read their survey and ask questions. This swap is all about taking the time to combine your partner's favorite color(s) with items that they will love! It's like sending a big hug through the mail! Important Dates: Sign Ups: February 20 – February 28, 2014 at 8 p.m. EST Partners Assigned: March 1, 2014 by 5 p.m. EST Swap Dates: March 1 – April 16, 2014 Mailing Deadline: April 9, 2014 REMEMBER: Crochetville admin limits Villagers to *TWO* swaps at one time. If you are already signed up for two swaps, one must be completed before this swap starts for you to be eligible to swap. See the Swap Guidelines. A swap will count as completed if you have mailed your final package and delivery confirmation information shows your package has been received OR your swap partner has posted a thank-you in the swap thread. GUIDELINES Here are the rules. Please read them thoroughly and completely before signing up. 1. Please submit a survey (See 2nd post for Survey information) if you want to participate in this swap. Surveys should be emailed to the swap coordinator, tiffer93, at this email address: tiffer93 (AT) gmail (DOT) com. I will send you a confirmation email when I receive your survey, and your name will be added to the list of swappers posted below. Surveys can be submitted until: February 28, 2014 at 8 p.m.(EST). 2. It is not required that you answer all the questions on the survey (except for name, address, and C'ville nickname), but it is a good way for your partner to know your other preferences, favorite color, favorite genre of books, allergies, etc. 3. Partner assignments will be e-mailed to you by: March 1, 2014 at 5 p.m. Packages must be POSTMARKED by: April 9, 2014. Delivery Confirmation is required whenever it is available (all domestic packages), and the delivery confirmation number MUST be emailed to the swap coordinator. Please email the swap coordinator, tiffer93 (AT) gmail (DOT) com, when you receive your exchange partner's information so that I know you received it. All packages must be received by the end of the swap on: April 16, 2014. 4. By submitting a survey, you agree to follow the Swap Guidelines, as well as the General Forum Guidelines. **Please note — there is a new requirement for digital patterns** 5. E-mail the swap coordinator, tiffer93, at this email address: tiffer93 (AT) gmail (DOT) com, when you receive your partner information at the start of the swap, and when you send and receive your exchange item(s) so that I can record who has sent and received. 6. Please thank your partner for their thoughtfulness when you receive your swap package. It will make their day. A thank you MUST be posted on the swap thread, but you can post links to your blog for photos, etc., if you choose. A thank you is REQUIRED!! Please also thank your partner personally with a private email, as well as a post to the swap thread. The private thank-you lets your partner know that their package has been received, and the public thank-you lets the other swappers know what you received and adds to everyone’s enjoyment of the exchange. Both public and private thank-you’s are required. 7. Make sure your postage and receiver's address are correct before mailing. Mark your package with "Crochetville Favorite Color Swap". Do not forget delivery confirmation is required whenever it is available, and the delivery confirmation must be emailed to the swap coordinator. This is not only proof of mailing, but enables you to trace the package if it is lost in the mail. 8. If you have a problem with your partner or an item you receive, please DO NOT post complaints to the swap thread. Please PM or email the swap coordinator privately. 9. If your package is not postmarked by the POSTMARK BY date of April 9, 2014, you will be subject to the consequences listed in the Swap Guidelines. Please contact the swap coordinator BEFORE the mailing deadline passes if there is a problem. 10. Since we are an international group, everyone is more than welcome to participate. That means that your exchange partner may live across the world and packages may take longer to arrive and cost more to ship. Keep this in mind when mailing items. 11. Most importantly, have fun! Happy Swapping! PRIVACY INFORMATION The information you provide in your survey is provided to assigned swap partners. Information may also be provided to the Swap Coordinator Leader (DesertCrocheter) and Crochetville administration (AmyS and Donna) for the purposes of swap coordination only. With prior permission, survey information may also be shared with members sending “Angel” replacement packages, if necessary. SWAPPERS: Bailey4 Chrissyf jessicali kidge segi1974 sheryl926 tiffer93
  23. Howdy, im george im about 3-4 months into crocheting and love everything about it. Ive searched for this topic but wasn't able to find anything exactly like it, I was curious if anyone buys yarn online? If so where? Im interested in buying bulk amt. Of skeins for a king size blanket I just wanna get some cool yarn since its gonna be mine.
  24. How do you mark your balls to remember which manufacturer and specific color and weight? I have been winding the beginning yarn end around the info, but I have to wait until the whole ball is done in order to find out what to buy to match it (or unwind the ball). For instance, I have 3 different 'whites' ...
  25. I have been a fan and follower of this site on my mobile for the last year and enjoy the photographs of every one's work. I read a "how to crochet" book as a young teen and have been hooked ever since. My only crochet friend recently passed and I am anxious to connect to other people interested in crochet. I hope to learn and find answers to broaden my knowledge. I am the grandmother of 5 so have lately been working on items for them. I began crocheting exclusively with thread but have recently began creating more items in yarn. I have crocheted several blankets and wraps or shawls and now would like to learn to crochet sweaters, jackets, and other clothing items. So happy to be part of the forum.
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