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  1. Hello, It's really nice to meet everyone who shares my passion for crochet! I have been crocheting since I was 9 years old. For the past several years I have considered myself a "binge crocheter." As a single mom and middle school teacher, crochet time has been a luxury. It wasn't until I had been crocheting for 34 years off-and-on that the global pandemic led me to branch out creatively to try new and different crochet stitches, styles, and project types and I realized how much I really enjoy growing my skills, stitch-types, and diversifying the types of projects I tackle. I have always crocheted projects to give away, in the past, but recently have been commissioned by others who have received my work as gifts to create projects that they could then gift. I have considered taking my crochet more seriously and have discovered that fiber art is an international social media topic and crochet is my specialty therein. I guess if Dr. Seuss got to sum up my passion, he would say, "She turns strings, into things!" I am trying to get myself from a place where I "binge crochet" and dive in deeply, only to have to set things aside, to a place where crochet can fill a bigger part of my life on a regular basis. That may mean making samples, selling products, designing and writing patterns, starting a blog... I have not decided, yet, but I am looking for my next step. I enjoy seeing the wonderful creations on reddit and ravelry already, so I thought this would be a wonderful place to enjoy supporting others' creations and sharing my own. Hook in Hand = Gratitude in my Heart. Nice to meet you! Jessica Barwa
  2. Has anybody seen the latest catalog featuring “Sidonia” afghan. (Cover and page 9) Patchwork design. Curious if it’s a vintage pattern. Is there a pattern like it out there? eta searched around didn’t find similar. I really like the colors in the kit sooo will order
  3. Hi everyone, I just joined this forum hoping to help my mother in law find what she is looking for. When I met her last Christmas, she told me that she was looking for an Afghan crochet hook in size N, O or P with the length of 15 inches minimum (20 inches is better). I looked everywhere that I can think of and finally found a person on Etsy that makes it in 13 inches long, and he told me that's the longest he can go. So my question is, has anyone seen such a super long Afghan crochet hook? My mother-in-law's 83rd birthday party is coming up in March, and I wanted to surprise her with the hook she wanted. Any help or suggestion as to where to go look would be wonderful. Thank you!
  4. Saw in older crochet magazine. Used two colors. Started with ten chains, cut yarn, return to beginning, sc in first ten increase ten. Can't remember more. Any help?
  5. Crochet meets weaving lapghan pattern has tips pics color pattern had fun making it it’s versable thick and warm 😊https://ravel.me/brickle-lapghan
  6. So I’m pretty new to crochet and I’m attempting to make a blanket for my grandma. I’ve fallen in love with this specific pattern, the only issue is the instructions for the granny squares are pretty vague and hard for me to comprehend. Can anyone give me a hand? I’ve pretty much only gotten so far as a slip stitch on my hook... https://www.michaels.com/caron-simply-soft-on-the-plus-side-afghan-crochet/B_47481.html?productsource=projects
  7. Hello! I am very new to crocheting. I have been a knitter for the last 30 years. My mom has always preferred to crochet. She is going to be 80 soon. After a recent hospitalization, we decided to make a quilt together with my 14yo daughter. After looking for a while, we came upon Ellen Gormley's triangle pattern found here: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/triangles-afghan The pattern calls for 3 colors. However, I found a picture (attached) that shows the same pattern but using 6 colors. The pattern also specifies worsted weight, 5.0mm needle. Both my mom and I have tried to do practice triangles. And they are not coming out like the pictures. 1. The holes in ours are way larger than the holes in these pics. The hole comes from creating a ch3 followed by a 2dc. I tried decreasing it to ch2 instead but the holes are still too big. 2. I'm thinking tha worsted weight yarn may be too heavy for what was used to create the red and blue blankets. I would LOVE to get your help for: 1. How to make the holes smaller. 2. What kind of weight yarn may have been used in the 2 pics. This blanket is special for us. I would love us 3 to create something beautiful as well as the memories to go with it. Thank you for your help! Sofia
  8. Hello crochet friends I really love this pattern and its great for using up left over balls of yarn, Looks great in thin or thick stripes Here is the written pattern http://www.bobwilson123.org/afghans--granny-squares.html I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I did making it
  9. I've been working on this afghan for several months and gave it to my daughter on Thanksgiving, she loved it. I found the pattern here https://chaosandchopsuey.wordpress.com/2016/10/31/gilmore-girls-graphgan-cal-starts/
  10. A friend of my daughter's had asked me, she's only 10 , if I would make her baby brother who was 16 months a blanket! She asked for Blue! Well I thought yeah no worries, that's not a problem and I decided to create a letter M in the throw! A little bit of personalisation! I can't share the photo with the little boy, as it's not my own child, but I've been told that he won't let go of it!
  11. One night last month, a good friend, who is also my neighbour seen something and tagged me in it and asked me to give it a try! So I bought the yarn to make the project and matched the yarn colours up as close the ones in the photo! I had made 20 skulls, and put a granny square border around them to make the squares.. In the photo, the blanket, had looked like the squares were all sewn together, but I find personally crocheting them together is a lot neater and tidier! See the photos for the finished product and it was finally nice to have someone appreciate my work, she loves it! P.S this was my first time I'd ever crocheted a skull, or managed to crochet them into squares! So used to just making granny solid squares!
  12. I've done simple ripple afghans in the past but wanted to make a Ripple Baby Afghan that I have from an old book of patterns, New Crochet Basics, 12 Designs for Beginners, by Leisure Arts.1989 The first 2 instructions are as follows: __________________________________________ With CC ch5, join with slip st to form a ring. Rnd 1: Ch3, (YO, insert hook in ring and pull up a loop) twice, YO and draw through all 5 loops on hook, ch 2, *(YO, insert hook in ring and pull up a loop) 3 times, YO and draw through all 7 loops on hook, ch 2; repeat from * 6 times more; join with slip st to first st: 8 ch-2 sps. __________________________________ I don't understand what I'm supposed to do after the bolded part. When it says insert hook in ring am I really not supposed to be inserting the hook through any of the loops? I tried to do that and it looked okay for the first time I did it but it says to do it twice. And the second time I ch 3 and inserted hook in ring, it didn't look right to me. And when it says to draw though all 5 loops on hook, does it mean the original 5 chs? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Judi
  13. Hi everyone. I have started the Peppermint Throw. If anyone would like to do a CAL with this, I am currently at 12/30 on the small ones and 1/42 on large ones (rounds 1-10). I hope you all will join me! Peppermint Throw from Red Heart http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/peppermint-throw-and-pillow using Mikey's video from the Crochet Crowd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdEyAozyBFs.
  14. This one if for my niece. I didn't love the picture, I didn't find it clear enough if that makes sense. But she loved it so I am surprising her for Christmas. I worked like a bunny to get it done in time. Now I really am moving on to Phantom! LOL It's all single crochet and I used an H Hook and Red Heart Supersaver which I love. Once you wash it it becomes super soft.
  15. I know I've seen this before but was looking for ideas about what to do with my carefully curated yarn collection that is taking over my closet and garage. So what is your favorite stashbusting scrap afghan?
  16. This project began it's life as my 2015 North Carolina State Fair project. Without going into all the sad details, I did not finish it in 2015. I cried for about 15 minutes when I realized it wasn't going to happen, and then I dried my tears and went out to dinner with my husband and son and rechristened the project my 2016 North Carolina State Fair project. Now I am 26 days out from the deadline with more work than I would like to have left to do, but it is looking -- as long as I don't get sick or break anything and as long as every one in my family doesn't get sick or break anything -- like I will probably finish in time for the high noon deadline of October 10. But I don't like the whole probably aspect of it. Here is where I am with the project as of September 13, and here is one of the motifs:
  17. Here is a cute little guy that I made as a test crochet. I love the c2c graphs, they go so much faster. Pattern is available at c2cgraphs.com
  18. Hello, I am looking for tips on how to keep my Afghan folded and easy to work on once it gets long and heavy. The project I am working on is very large, 90 inches wide and about 30 inches long so far. I am having trouble keeping it under control while working. Are there some kind of clips I can use to help keep it folded smaller so it is easier to turn? Thank you!
  19. Hey, all. I'm new to the forums. I found this 'cause I'm trying to find someplace that might be able to help me with reading a pattern I'm having a bit of trouble deciphering. I usually don't have issue with patterns but it's been so long since I used one and I've never done a ripple afghan before. I usually just do "straight" or granny square ones. Anyway, I've got this ripple afghan I'm going to make for my little girl's toddler bed for when it's time to move her from her crib. Just a little something special for her. But for the life of me I can't figure out what this pattern is asking me to do! Also, the pattern is written in US terminology, not the international if that makes any difference at all. So, first, I'm not sure how to create a gauge swatch on this one. That's the first issue. I can't figure out if my hook size is correct because of this. So I'm probably using the wrong hook to obtain my correct gauge. Next, in row one, at the beginning it says to dc in next ch, ch1, skip next ch twice, then dc, ch1 4 times in next chain. Do I skip a stitch before working 4 dc into the single space? I can't figure that out. And in row two (which is as far as I've ever gotten, I simply can't figure out what spaces it's telling me to work. So...basically, this entire pattern is completely hurting my head. I don't know why it just doesn't feel as clear as I think it could be. Or it's just been that long since I've seen a pattern that isn't just repetition row after row or round after round. So, thanks in advance for helping if you can. I know it's a lot to ask, I'd just really like to figure this pattern out instead of finding a different one.
  20. Hi everyone, i really need some advice, i have been practicing graphgans for a while now and i just cant seem to follow my pattern correctly, something somewhere just doesent add up and my picture looks backwards or something , when i am trying to do a graph pattern in the c2c stitch i am fine until i get to the maintenance rows and them i mess my colors up, i have no idea what i am doing wrong, does this happen to anyone else? any advice will be greatly appreciated thanks
  21. Dollygk

    Afghans

    Hello Crochetville-ers, I belong to a machine embroidery site and one of the women posted a picture of an afghan she had made, I LOVED it! The pattern was called Mile-a-minute and I searched online for patterns and found many..... During my next visit to the states I bought enough yarn to make four afghans for my four children. My son was flabergasted when he paid shipping for a medium sized box (from NY to Jeddah!) that arrived and contained only yarn..... he he My first afghan was finished before I left the states so I sent it to my son in Kuwait. Two more afghan's I've completed. Thanks for looking!!
  22. I am new to crocheting. I have only been crocheting since January of this year (2016). I started crocheting as a way to keep my mind active and off my oldest being gone and in the Navy and not being home during the day to do things together or on the rare night off, a girls night out! You see, in boot camp, they can't write home for 3 weeks!!! My first project was a baby blanket in c2c to learn stitches and then in March, I jumped into designing and starting this graphgan in April. It is 180 stitches wide and 270 tall. I am using HDC for the red letters and for the blanket in general. I rounded the anchor to "set it off" from the rest of the blanket, and will do the yellow/gold in front post stitch to "set it off" as well. For the border I'm thinking will be double crochet all the way around, in navy, and then I will crochet 2 strands of the gold together and weave them through the double crocheted navy every 2 stitches, maybe even add a single stitch of gold around the double crocheted navy. The first picture is the graphgan patter I designed myself for my daughter. I wanted something original and one of a kind to commemorate her joining the Navy and following her dreams. So I came up with that design. The second picture is my progress thus far after frogging it 5 times after 40 rows to try and get a straighter edge, which I figured out after was because I needed to chain 1 and turn, not chain 2 and turn like most videos and patterns say to do with a half double stitch, and after she decided she wanted the anchor a little more rounded to "set it off" more from the name which is block letters. I will attempt to do the small amount of gold in a front post stitch to set the chain off just a bit as there's not much gold. The reason for the colors in the graphgan is: the flag is red, white and blue and the navy colors are navy and gold. Since I am new to this I figured I'd post and show to see what everyone thought. Near the top of the letter "E" is where I changed to chain 1 turn and continue rather than the chain 2 turn and continue like the videos and everything I read about HDC said to do. I switched because it was "fanning" out and I needed to get it back into shape. Since that worked, I've stayed doing it.
  23. Finished this yesterday... All the info is on my blog HERE.
  24. Hello, I'm new to this community and am seeking some help. I discovered a wonderful afghan on a favorite show of mine. I would love to crochet it very badly but can't find a yarn that's similar enough to the colors that I need. The pattern I can figure out (unless anyone has any ideas on that as well) I've posted a cropped picture of the afghan. I'm sorry that it's a little blurry but you can get still see the colors. I would like to find something as close as possible because all put together it's perfect for me. Thanks!!!!
  25. We have three gorgeous ripple throws! They are the subject of our 3 Colorful Ways post for April. LW4810 Radiating Ripple Throw in Red Heart Super Saver yarn LW5208 6-Color Radiating Ripple Throw in Red Heart Classic yarn LW5220 5-Color Radiating Ripple Throw in Red Heart With Love yarn
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