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#1 of 10 Old 03-30-2010, 03:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just curious if anyone else in our DDC likes to crochet?

It's kind of like sewing for me...I did it some when I was younger, but hadn't picked it up in a long while. I just got my hook out a few days ago and picked up some wool yarn at Joanns.

I'm making at wool sleep sack/cocoon thing and am about 1/3 of the way done with it! I would love to make a little hat for the bean as well, but I have no idea how. I'm mostly self-taught, so I have no idea how to read a pattern or do more than just the basic stitch. Anyone know of baby hat instructions that use crocheting lingo?

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I haven't learned how to crochet, but I do knit. On ravelry.com I did a quick search in the pattern browser for crochet baby hats and there are quite a few to choose from, and free ones, too. Maybe you'll have some luck there.

Make sure you post pics of your crocheted cocoon!

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Yeah I was going to suggest Ravelry! I mostly knit (-er spin tons of yarn for work but thats a whole other thing!) but when I do crochet I don't use patterns either. I do more of a "free-form" thing.
For doing free form though you'd need some kind of measurements.. I've been trying to find a good source of measurements for NB/3-6 month/6-12 month heads for sewn bonnets and I cannot find ANYTHING online! Its nuts!
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I do free form too. I found a little tutorial video online that I used to get the hat started, and then am just kind of seeing what I make. I found the measurements for the average head circumference of newborn heads and am making sure I make it that big. We'll see what comes of this!

The cocoon is proving to be super-easy, just time consuming. I'm making it 20 inches around and 20 inches long. I'll put a little drawstring at the top and bottom to keep it on her. It's hot pink! I love girly stuff!

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Yeah I was going to suggest Ravelry! I mostly knit (-er spin tons of yarn for work but thats a whole other thing!) but when I do crochet I don't use patterns either. I do more of a "free-form" thing.
For doing free form though you'd need some kind of measurements.. I've been trying to find a good source of measurements for NB/3-6 month/6-12 month heads for sewn bonnets and I cannot find ANYTHING online! Its nuts!

Maybe see if there's one for sale on etsy that tells you the dimensions???

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I am just learning. I made a cute little green hat this weekend without a pattern, just kinda guessing and backing up when it wasn't working so well. Basically I know like 3 stitches, and then when I want something different I go online and look for a video or set of pictures that show me how to do something (I can't for the life of me keep how to do decreases in my head so everytime I start my first row of decreases I have to go look it up!)

I love the idea of doing a sleep sack in crochet - I may have to make that my next project - I have a metric TON of yarn thanks to my sister and my Knifty Knitter loom obsession of two winters back.

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Yep, I'm a crocheter as well, my first love. Learned to knit a few years ago. I recently made a pale yellow baby blanket (crochet), it is cute. Then found out we are having a boy, so am now putting on a frilly edge, using camouflage yarn. I'll post a photo when done.

I like the idea of making a cocoon for the babe, that would be a fun project. Although, I would probably end up knitting it, since that art form uses less yarn then crocheting.

I second Ravelry as a good source of free patterns and inspiration, gonna head over there and check it out- look for some cute hat patterns. Anyone figure out the NB dimensions yet?

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I crocheted a ton of hats and blankets for DD1. I have some books and then for anything else, I just googled what I was looking for. I'll have to check out Ravelry.

I need to get going on something for DD2 so that she doesn't feel shafted when she's older.

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I'm trying to get back into crocheting. Last time I've done it was when I was 14ish and I'm 32 now.

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I made a baby bootie! It's so tiny and cute! I figured out how to read a pattern after finding a good tutorial site online. The pattern is off ravelry (thanks for the site). I'm hoping to make a few other little things for her once I get to the store to buy more yarn.

In case anyone is interested:

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Booties

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