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Old 08-09-2005, 04:15 PM   #1
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Anyone here crochet?

Okay, I am, by every definition of the word, a "beginner". My step-grandmother taught me and my best friend how to crochet when we were 13 (And before you ask, yes, I'm a guy ) but I never really kept up with it. I could never follow those crazy patters LOL! ( * dc 2 st skip 1 st repeat from * )

Anyway, I've been picking up new patterns on About.com and just finished a baby blanket for my neices coming attraction



It's not fancy, just a single crochet with a 6 double crochet (dc) shell pattern for the border, 32" x 40" using 11 2.5oz skeins of Lion Jiffy Yarn in "Coral Gables" color and I knocked it out in 4 days but had a lot of fun with it.

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Old 08-09-2005, 04:20 PM   #2
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Oh wow that is very impressive!!! My mum could crochet beautifully but cause she died at 61 I nver got around to learning from her.
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Old 08-09-2005, 04:46 PM   #3
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Beautiful!

I know one stitch... I can repeat that one stitch over and over and over and
over. And when I'm done I have a large square that I can pass off as a blanket...but,
I can only fool people who love me awhole lot.
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Old 08-09-2005, 05:05 PM   #4
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Beautiful!

I know one stitch... I can repeat that one stitch over and over and over and
over. And when I'm done I have a large square that I can pass off as a blanket...but,
I can only fool people who love me awhole lot.
Seriously, that is all the "field" of that blanket is. A simple "Chain stitch" done over and over and over for 30 inches in one direction and 40 inches in the other.

The border is reeealy simple too. It's just a Double Crochet stitch done 6 times in the same hole which makes it "fan" out like a shell (called a 6 dc Shell Stitch). Close it with a single chain stitch in the next hole, then skip a hole and start the fan again



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Old 08-09-2005, 05:13 PM   #5
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very nice work Raven. I've tried to crochet a few times in the past but just don't have the hand cordination to pull the yarn tight enough to make the object look right. But I can do plastic canvas and I do a really nice job making things.
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Old 08-09-2005, 05:36 PM   #6
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Well, I'll give it a try next winter when
I get the yarn out again. I'd like to do something
a little fancier!!
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Old 08-09-2005, 05:43 PM   #7
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I learned to crochet when I was a child. My Greek nanny was a whiz at it. When my children were small, I did loads and loads of crochet - blankets, matinee jackets etc. But I haven't done any for many years.

Nice blanket!
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Old 08-09-2005, 06:20 PM   #8
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okay i don't know how to crochet though everyone else in my family can. raven for something simple is really is a pretty blanket.
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Old 08-10-2005, 02:18 AM   #9
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it's a beauty, raven. it will be a keepsake and a treasure for the baby and generations to come.
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:24 AM   #10
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I can crochet, but man, don't ask me to knit! I did a baby blanket that looks a whole lot like that one Raven. Right down to the colour yarn. LOL. I also do all my own dishcloths with cotton yarn. Simple pattern. I do one row single stitch one row double stitch then finish the edges just like that with the fan. 24 stitches with a #6 hook.
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:04 PM   #11
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I went to the pdswife school of crochet :) I can do a blanket, just, but nothing else really. I would like to learn to do it properly, I fancy some nice lacy shawls and jackets that are so fashionable at the moment. Since losing weight I have become a fashion queen!
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:39 PM   #12
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I used to crochet long, floor length sleeveless 'coats' in the very early 70s... think 60s flowerpower... I thought I was the bees' knees!
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Old 08-10-2005, 04:49 PM   #13
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My mum and my aunty used to crochet Barbie outfits in the 70s for my cousins and I. One camping holiday they made us a Barbie outfit per night!!
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Old 08-11-2005, 01:09 PM   #14
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I crocheted a bed spread years ago...took me 10 years..LOL..Itr was 4" squares..done in the popcorn stitch..when two were put togather they formed a diamond of the popcorn stiches..each one took 2 or 3 hours to make, I have about 1000 houres in it but have never used it. It's too danged heavy! Weighs about 20 pounds or so.

I have been making kitchen scrubbies out of 1/2 yard nylon net cut into 21/2 " strips. Gave them as gifts (freebies) to friends. I've made about 30 of them.

Now I wear a wrist and thumb brace on my left hand...when it feels better I'll be back at it again.(dummy that I am)
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