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11  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / DORMANT: Socks on: February 09, 2005 07:47:21 PM
Anyone want to do a sock crochetalong with me?  I've had this pattern picked out for awhile, but I've never made socks. Toe-up Socks  It's not an exact pattern directions, more of a, 'crochet until it's this big'  so it's directed winging it.  Or does someone have a better pattern?

Becky

PS I don't think that many people have participated in a crochetalong so I'll give you a brief description of how it works:
1.  We decide on a pattern
2. Everyone picks yarn, you post what yarn your going to use or wait until latter
3. As you crochet it, post if you have any problems with the pattern or would like offer suggestions
4. post pictures of your completed project and what yarn and variations you used
5. everyone oooos and awwws over your beautiful socks.
12  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Coolest Ear Flap HatPattern- Ever. on: January 23, 2005 08:44:05 PM
Ok, I've been looking for a decent ear flap hat pattern for awhile and just havent been able to find one that looks quite right.  Well, my search is over, i found the perfect pattern- http://www.hipvintagecrochet.com/bernathats.pdf  It's from the seventies so the directions are not entirely clear at times, but it's a simple design and it has striping! Yea!





13  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Tunisian Crochet Beanie on: January 23, 2005 08:31:07 PM
So I have become fascinated with Tunisian Crochet, but I couldn't find any patterns besides Afghans.  So I decided that a beanie would look really cool in Tunisian Crochet.  I used my basic hat pattern i use on most of my hats http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=18857.0 with some adjustments.  I still need to work on it a little because it ended up to bunchy at the top, but i think it was successful.

Me wearing it- it's a little big because i made it to fit a guy

close up of the front and the inside

look at the lovely bunching at the top!


Yea Tunisian Crochet!
14  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Non-descript Winter Animal Hat!-fixed picture on: November 30, 2004 12:08:47 PM
**Edit** i had no idea the picture was not cooperating, sorry, problem solved.

This is my third attempt to make a hat that fits my two year old brothers head.  For some reason I just couldnt get the sizing down. 
I used the craftyYarnCouncil hat patern at http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/projects/proj_helmet_1299.html and ears from a hooded lion blanket. 
I used a size J hook and the original pattern.
It isn't a specific animal, but kinda reminds me of a cross between a bee and a bear.

15  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Scarf, Hats and Sweater Jacket on: November 23, 2004 10:09:08 AM
Lately I have been crocheting like crazy because I've been so stressed out and it helps me relax.  So I decided to post some of my completed projects.
Scarf-my first scarf.  I've finished a scarf because i get to bored.  This pattern rocks.



Sweater Jacket- I made this a while ago, It was my first non-hat project. 





Hats- I make hats, tons of hats.  Hats everywhere.  I've made bunches.  They are so warm  They are all the same pattern, so i'll just post one,


The End
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Pop Can Purse With Tutorial on: November 22, 2004 09:21:35 PM
Pop Can Purse

This is my first completely original project. Yea!  I saw a pattern for crocheted beer can hats a while back and thought that would be awesome as a purse.  I now this is crochet, but the duck tape attempt didn't quite work out.  It's alot like the capri sun bags you see everywhere, but with cans.  The best thing is there are hundreds of different kinds of pop cans to choose from. Ok, here goes my explanation:


SIZE: 10 inches by 7 inches high by 3 inches deep

Materials:

  • 10 pop cans, rinsed and dry
    Scissors
    Paper hole punch
    Sport weight Yarn- Im not sure exactly how much, but it didnt seem to use very much of my 3oz. Skein.
    Size H crochet hook
    Sturdy Fabric- I used an old denim skirt
    Sewing machine

The Steps:

1.  Cut open the cans.  Take your scissors and carefully poke a hole in the ingredients list near the top, cut around the top, back down the other side of the can and around the bottom.  You now have a sheet of aluminum can.  Cut a straight line separating the two pictures.
Cut on the dotted lines


2.  Using your scissors, even up the edges of the cans so they are all relatively the same size.  Dont worry if they are slightly different sizes, in the end it wont matter.

3.  Now for the fun part, punching 304 holes! Whoohoo!  Now you really dont need to make your holes that close together, but stay inch away from the edge or else youll punch through the edge and ruin the can. Total of 16 holes in each can.  Do this to 19 squares.  See pictures below for explanation on steps to punching holes.

One hole in each corner


one hole in center of each side


two more holes on each side one between each corner and center.


4.  Now for the easy part, a crocheted border around each square.  Tie the yarn through a center hole.  Draw up a stitch then chain one, single crochet in same hole. Chain one. Two single crochets in next hole, chain on, three single crochets in corner chain one.  Continue around the square with two single crochet in each hole, three in the corners ending by slipstitching to beginning chain.


5.  Whipstitch the squares together using the same color yarn or a contrasting color into the following pattern(note- the side and bottom labels are just for reference):


6.  Now lay the cans as flat as possible and either trace around the cans onto the fabric or measure how big a piece you need.  Make the fabric 1-2 inches larger than you need.

7.  Now, using your handy dandy sewing machine, sew around the outside then down each space between the cans so everything is secure.  It will looked quilted.  This is necessary to keep the cans from becoming mutilated and bent, like my first purse using Squirt cans:


Inside of Purse:


8.  Trim the excess fabric off the edges then whipstitch up the edges to form a bag.  So now you have a bag.  Crochet a handle to fit your bag, slipstitch it on and Viola! Purse!


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