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21  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Three "virus" shawls on: May 07, 2016 08:16:28 AM
Wait.....you taught yourself to crochet and made these in the process! AMAZING! I really like the cream one. It's beautiful and I could see wearing this with almost anything.

Thanks! More accurately, I got a book that teaches how to do the stitches and practiced the basic stitches a bit, and THEN decided to try to make something - there are video tutorials online that show you exactly how to make this, and I used one of them to help me through it. These three are much more even in their spacing and tension than the one I learned on! Smiley
22  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Little drawstring bags! on: May 06, 2016 10:03:56 AM
Great way to use up small bits of yarn!  They look like they would make nice sachets and soap bags/scrubbies too!
Good point re the sachets! I think you'd want to make them with more of an open stitch for soap bags, though . . . Will have to look into that! Smiley
23  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Three "virus" shawls on: May 06, 2016 08:40:04 AM
This is actually my favorite crochet shawl pattern!  lol, yes, horrible name!

I love how you did the first one...I have only made these using variegated yarns...it looks so festive!

Nice job...and this is also a quick pattern, isn't it!? Grin

Yes - nice and quick, though it took me a while to figure it out at first, as I was teaching myself to crochet at the same time!
They are gorgeous!  My favorites are the first and last ones.

Thanks! I agree. The wool one is nice, but I love having different colors in them. The wool was just something I found leftover from the days when I used to knit! I had skeins and skeins of it, so I figured I shouldn't let it go to waste!
24  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Little drawstring bags! on: May 06, 2016 08:37:37 AM
Thanks so much! Smiley
25  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Three "virus" shawls on: May 06, 2016 08:00:43 AM
This was the first patterned crochet project I tried - the "virus" shawl - horrible name for a lovely shawl! I found the free pattern on Ravelry, but it is all over the internet!

I made one for myself first, which is a bit wonky and I don't have picture of it (yet - will remedy that soon!), but here are the next three I made:

Being worn:

Mercerized cotton:

Cream colored wool:

And my favorite - variegated pink and green - the yarn is a combination of silk, cotton and some percentage of man-made fibers. It is SOOOO soft and pretty!

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
26  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Little drawstring bags! on: May 06, 2016 07:54:23 AM
Hi all!

I've been making these cute little crocheted drawstring bags recently. I think I found the pattern on Ravelry - not sure, but it was a free pattern that I found somewhere! Easy peasy!  Grin

First three out of regular cotton yarn:

And two more with mercerized cotton and ceram-colored wool:

And then a pic of all of them opened up:

Thanks for looking!
27  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: crocheted bowls using upcycled t-shirt yarn on: May 05, 2016 05:28:03 PM
Super cute idea!  I've done the rugs as well but the bowls is fun. 

It'd be a good way to make containers to hold my yarn!

I wonder if fabric stiffener would make it hold it's shape better?  How did the wire end up holding it up?
Hi! Sorry - didn't see this before now.
The wire works well, and it's relatively stiff. I used a 15mm hook, so I think if you used a somewhat smaller hook, your finished product would be stiffer than mine. I have also made a couple more a bit taller, but then decreased a round at the top to provide a narrowed opening - still plenty of room to get things in and out of, but it makes it hold its shape even without the wire.
28  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Linen stitch scarf 2 on: May 05, 2016 05:02:50 AM
Gorgeous! Almost makes me want to take up knitting again! Smiley
29  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Small zipper pouches for holding gift cards! on: May 03, 2016 07:05:15 PM
Thanks, all! Smiley
30  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Sixties style bag on: May 03, 2016 07:04:27 PM
Very nice! Love the fabric choice. Smiley
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