soleilmama that is awesome! You have totally inspired me to make one
*~ Crafting for Baby~* - Page 3
This is the site I used. It's really quite easy and definitely inexpensive. Make sure to post a pic if you finish one!
I was in a thrift store last week and I liberated a handmade crochet baby blanket. It seemed funny to me to buy something that somebody obviously made for someone else, but I just felt bad seeing it sit there, when it had obviously had so much work go into it. I should know, I'm usually the one who slaves over the blankets in the tiny yarn gauge for new babies. I really hope none of those blankies end up at the thrift store. But, after I give the gift, it's up to the recipient!
Anyway - I thought you ladies would understand. It's a beautiful blanket, a scrappy solid granny square one in lovely colors.
Ohhh love it Danielle!!
Rainyday- I ALWAYS feel so bad when I see handmade knit/crochet things at the thrift store. I literally see HOURS of time and EXPENSIVE yarn. I have a friend who will go and buy used blankets and then take them apart for the yarn. I just couldn't do that! I couldn't undo someone else's beautiful work.
We just got an old blanket that was DH's as a baby. It was crocheted and is still in excellent condition. I just love it!! Its little granny squares with a mother and baby owl on each.
Love the crafties!
I've been busy too.
A dress and shoes...
An embellished onesie to go with purchased skirt...
An embroidered onesie that has my actual 1968 travel trailer on it.
A new baby carrier with funky dogs
A newborn hat/booties set
I always put my projects up on my hobby blog, if anyone wants to see more pics. I'm not a big "hey go read my blog" person, but since this is a crafty thread and that is where I put my crafty pictures I'll include it.
I've almost got a few other things done that I can't wait to finish up and photograph! This is the only thing that's going to keep me from going nuts in the next 68 days or so.
Loving your all's projects, and great idea with the bleach-dye Moby! The after looks much more fun.
Ok, so I just taught myself to crochet recently, and I'm having issues that maybe you talented ladies can help me with :) Why does everything I make curve?? I'm trying to make a blanket but for some reason it's curving, and I can't figure out why! I unraveled this piece once before and started over, and it was looking better, but now its curving again. Any ideas why that might be happening?
Count your stitches after each row to make sure you're not accidentally adding stitches anywhere. It's sometimes hard to figure out where to put the first or last stitch on a row and you can end up with extras there. It could also be that you're not maintaining consistent tension/gauge throughout. Hope you figure it out!
Do you mean the edges aren't straight, or that the work is curling up? If the edges aren't straight, my thought was the same as slammerkin's, that you might be adding or subtracting stitches at the end or beginnings of rows, which is easy to do. I taught myself crochet, too, about six years ago, and I found that the book The Happy Hooker (funny title/good book) was really helpful. There are all kinds of illustrated directions in the beginning that lay out how to do stuff. Good luck!