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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: making flat circles on: May 10, 2008 06:32:19 PM
Here is some help for crocheting circles:

http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/learn-to-crochet.html
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Problem with Anarchy Hat on: May 09, 2008 06:31:11 PM
You are very welcome.
 Good luck on your projects!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Problem with Anarchy Hat on: May 08, 2008 09:32:38 PM
Check this link. Hope it will help to solve your problem:

http://www.hook-and-hype.de/?page_id=100
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Designing Patterns and Sizing??? on: May 08, 2008 09:18:53 PM
To have a GOOD pattern means that pattern has to be designed according to the measurements of your body. You don't really need a full scale pattern, but even a small sketch has to have YOUR measurements on it. Here is how to do it:

http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/make-a-sweater.html


Method of "proportional adjustment" of your pattern for someone will work if another person's body is no more then 1-2 sizes greater/smaller than yours. It is not that crucial if a garment has a lot of "freedom". It allows you to play more with your adjustments. While a decent looking and  tight fitting garment requires a well designed pattern.

But , as usually, there are some short cuts. For example, to use a drop-shoulder pattern
http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/sweater-pattern.html

For different sizes of the set-in sleeves sweater calculations similar to those on the page given above have to be made. That's why when you see a pattern for the garment where a whole chain of dimensions for different sizes are given, you should be confident that proper calculation were made before to use it.

If a pattern were designed using proportions only, the only place it deserves is a trash can.






5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: sewing a zipper into something crocheted? on: May 01, 2008 05:37:21 PM
It was my pleasure to help!!!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: sewing a zipper into something crocheted? on: April 30, 2008 01:03:15 PM
It is easier to show than to explain.Smiley But I'll try to
describe a few ideas.

1.The most neat look your zipper will have if you use a sewing machine
to attach it. ( don't make stitches  of your seam either too short or
too long. Somewhere in between.) This is the best way of doing it.
Especially  if sweater was crocheted of pretty fine yarn with small hook.

2. In case your crochet fabric is not thin, you can use  a backstitch
to attach a zipper. It looks pretty much like machine stitching. Here
is a video tutorial for you to watch how a backstitch  should  be done.

http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/10/embroidery-stitch-video-tutorial_24.html

 3. Which ever way you choose, your zipper has to be covered from both
sides with crochet fabric to look neat. The only visible part of it
will be a narrow strip with "tooth" on it.

4. To cover it from both sides you have to crochet an additional strip
of the same yarn like your sweater. It has to be long enough to hide
a zipper. In other words a zipper has to be sewing in BETWEEN two
layers of crochet fabric.

Not a bad idea is to use a smaller size hook for doing this.
It would be even better if you could use  half of strands of your yarn
to make  that additional strip thinner.

 
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: i must make this! any ideas on a pattern? indian motif bikini on: April 22, 2008 07:24:10 AM
The megziewoodles's idea will work, but be sure you create some volume making booby bits parts. Otherwise , it won't be functional and will look like a fig-leaf. Flexibility of crochet fabric won't help too
 much to make it look right.

There are a couple possible ways of making this.

1. Create type of dart using increases while you crochet them. Darts won"t be noticeable being an organic part of pineapple pattern.

2. Make booby bits parts flat, but connecting them to the lower part make small plies on them along the bottom line where you connect them to a lower part.  Once again, making it accurate and neat, you won't spoil general impression. It is an easier variant.

But actually, everything depends on the size of your body. It will look nice if you have a boy type body. If you are on the heavier side, it will take more imagination and work to make it fit you. But everything is possible.
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: Amigurumi Cockroach?? on: April 20, 2008 11:18:28 AM
Yes, this will work. Just take proportions from that picture and make it the size you would like to.

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I'm totally besotted with them! They'll live about another 6 years or so, and the two girls will have about 20 babies each in about three years. Eventually they'll be about 6 inches long.

Keep an eye on your pets! javascript:void(0);Smiley Fortunately you have three more years to find them a shelter!
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: Amigurumi Cockroach?? on: April 19, 2008 06:52:14 AM
Could you, please post a picture of your pets?
I didn't see Amigurumi Cockroaches, but I did find some sweaters for you. Sorry ...for them javascript:void(0);
Smiley
At the bottom of this page:
http://for-ua.com/fun/2006/05/20/010005.html
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Doll hair on: April 04, 2008 11:32:15 AM
Here are very cute dolls for your inspiration:
http://www.sgddik.de/nelli_2003/frame_ru/index_ru.html

And two more simple techniques for making doll hair:

For straight hair:
http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/girl-sweater.html

For curly hair:
http://www.smart-knit-crocheting.com/crochet-scarf.html



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