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post #101 of 126
Been lurking...

Taught my self to crochet last winter then dropped it when the weather improved. Now I would like to learn to make those cute circular hats with the little roll for my dds and soakers for the tiny one. Anyone have a favorite hat pattern?
post #102 of 126
Hi all! I taught myself to crochet from a booklet earlier this year. So far I've made 3 baby blankets and am currently working on dish cloths as teacher gifts from my kids. What's everyone else working on?

operamommy
mom to 2 : : and hoping for number 3
post #103 of 126
Welcome! Right now I am working on hats! Got a great deal on yarn from Joanns.com 5 skeins 1 free and 20% off!
post #104 of 126
Hi all - joining you if you don't mind!

I've been crocheting off and on since I was about 8 and my grandmother taught me how. I taught myself how to knit last week and I still feel really awkward at that!

I've only made blankets. One for my sister to fit a king-size bed, one for a queen size bed and all the rest were throw size or baby blankets. I have an online photo album showing them, but the site is down right now. I'll post it later!

I'm just so excited to have found this thread. I have several free patterns that I found for crocheting soakers and maybe one for longies...I'll have to look. I just printed them out, but if somebody wants them, I saved them on my computer at home and can send them. I'll look when I get home and let you know what exactly I have.

I got most of my stitch patterns from ebay or the library though. Haven't found too many online yet!
post #105 of 126
I seem to be doing a lot of hats at the moment too.

Speaking of hats and crochet, does anyone know of a pattern out there for a crochted multi pointed ski hat pattern? I can find them for knit but not crochet.
post #106 of 126
Okay, I got the album to work......

http://share.shutterfly.com/osi.jsp?i=EegOGLNqxZtXXA

(Can you tell I'm excited to even 'talk' to other crocheters?)
post #107 of 126
Hello! When I was pregnant with my now 6-year-old, a friend bought me a book on how to teach yourself to crochet. I made a bunch of granny squares but did not put them together.

About a year later, I put those squares together and started crocheting again. I've been going strong since. I love making doilies, but am right now working up some ponchos and capes.
post #108 of 126
Great lookin' blankets, squintzz! If you want to pass along any crochet patterns for soakers, etc. I'd love to have them. I noticed you live in Indiana; we're getting ready to move back there! We currently live just outside of Louisville (from IN originally) and will be moving into our new house in Southern Indiana in a little under two weeks.

Oh, and how's this for awesome everyone? I got a belated birthday gift last week from my mil's mom. In addition to a couple of crochet/quilting books there was also a bundle of steel crochet hooks wrapped up in a rubber band in the package. She explained that they belonged to her own mother - dh's great-grandmother, who is deceased. I'll cherish those hooks every time I use them.

operamommy, mom to 2 : : and hoping for number 3 soon!
post #109 of 126
Operamommy - I'll send them to you tonight when I get home........
post #110 of 126
thought I'd bump this thread up as I get ready to start my first project of the year (haven't decided exactly what yet and I must go yarn shopping of course :LOL)

what's everyone else working on?
post #111 of 126
I'm working on a baby girl dress that was too cute to resist making - it's a Coats and Clark pattern called All Dressed Up.

We don't know if we are expecting a girl or a boy but I do know someone expecting a girl in March so if it doesn't get used for us it can go to her!

Kitty
post #112 of 126
I am actually still recovering from the crazy holiday crafting. No hooks for another week or so ...

But 2005's WIMs are:

Wool Mittens & Hats for dh & ds
Slippers for family
Tunisian Stitch Sampler Afghan in primary colors for ds (started before Thanksgiving but haven't touched it since)
Wrap or Poncho for me
Baby gift for boss
And my usual slew of chemo hats for Yale Ped. Oncology
post #113 of 126
Sigh ~ I am still finishing out 2004. LOL I need to finish the teacher gifts and hats I am making.

For 2005 I am working on a baby blanket for a friend who is having a girl. And then I will do few items to catch myself up for the year! LOL
post #114 of 126
I just started crocheting at Thanksgiving and I'm hooked! Haha, no pun intended. :LOL Here are some pictures of what I've done recently:

http://home.comcast.net/~tomndeb8/alecblanket.jpg (This is for my 3-year old, who looked so sad when I would say I was working on a blanket for the new baby.)

http://home.comcast.net/~tomndeb8/babyblanket1.jpg
http://home.comcast.net/~tomndeb8/babyblanket2.jpg
These are both for the new baby. I didn't make them wide enough and the first one is wonky on the edges, but it was the first thing I made so I didn't care. Now I know what I did wrong so it won't happen again.

I have a question--I have read several places that when you change colors or come to the end of a skein and start a new one that you shouldn't knot, you should just incorporate the new skein into a stitch and weave in the ends later. Well, I tried that with Alec's blanket and all my ends are coming loose. It took at least 3 hours to weave all those ends in (it's a big blanket!), so I'm pretty upset to think that it might just fall apart. My mom has been crocheting for 30 years and always knots her yarn. Which is the correct way and does it also depend on the type of yarn and stitch you're using?
post #115 of 126
Lovely blankets!!
I'm working on a purple scarf for my mom now (she's into the "when I'm old I'll wear purple" thing) and some washcloths to go with soap for a swap. Then a poncho is next and a baby blanket for a friend. And finally a shawl for myself! Imagine actually doing something for myself-oh my! :LOL
Ann
post #116 of 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwinMom
I just started crocheting at Thanksgiving and I'm hooked! Haha, no pun intended.

I have a question--I have read several places that when you change colors or come to the end of a skein and start a new one that you shouldn't knot, you should just incorporate the new skein into a stitch and weave in the ends later. Well, I tried that with Alec's blanket and all my ends are coming loose. It took at least 3 hours to weave all those ends in (it's a big blanket!), so I'm pretty upset to think that it might just fall apart. My mom has been crocheting for 30 years and always knots her yarn. Which is the correct way and does it also depend on the type of yarn and stitch you're using?
Ok What I do is as I am starting the new (and old) end I crochet them into the stitch. This seems to hold it a TON beter for me. Also when you weave in, make sure you aren't just weaving it on one side, you want a back and forth (or front to back) pattern.

Try this link http://www.crochet.org/lessons/lessonr/rd102ab.html
HTH
post #117 of 126
I'm making some baby hats and booties to donate to a hospital in someone's name. After I'm done with them, I'm going to make myself a poncho. Maybe. I'm not decided, :LOL
post #118 of 126
I'm currently finishing up a set of potholders and a dishcloth for a newly-married friend. After that I should get back to the baby blanket that I'm making for a family member. I'm not that enthused about it though, because it's the exact same color as the kitchen set I've been working on. Don't you hate it when you have to see the same color over and over and over?

I need to make a hat for my son (already made one for dd) but I'm having trouble finding a pattern for one that doesn't involve a pom pom. He's 9, and isn't having that.

What I'd really like to do is make a shawl for myself. I found a great pattern for one - it's just having the time to start!

operamommy
post #119 of 126
operamommy don't know if your ds will like it, but check this hat pattern out!
www.modeknit.com/feature_crochet_part2.html
post #120 of 126

Hi hookers!

Just found this thread. I'm Dee and I've been crocheting on and off since I was 6 or 7 maybe? My grandmother taught me. I pretty much stick to baby blankets b/c I am too impatient to work with patterns. : :LOL I used to know all the stiches, but have long since forgotten them. I usually just make something up as I go along and hope it comes out looking good. I've been lucky so far, heh. The last blanket I started (for DD) is still not done yet and she's 2 1/2. I'll finish it, some day.
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