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391  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / "Black Neon" Neck Hugger Scarf on: November 07, 2005 12:15:50 PM
I had some yummy thick chenille yarn to play around with and came up with this:




It has a black chenille strap hidden inside on one end to tuck in the other end so you can wear it snug around your neck or just as a loose neck scarf.
392  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Attach crocheted object to keyring? on: November 07, 2005 12:10:16 PM
I do it a few different ways.  When I crochet something to be attached to an earring or key ring, I just do a couple of single crochets through the piece and the keyring.  Or you could chain stitch until it's as long as you want, put it through the ring, and attach it back to the item.
393  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to crochet two pieces together? on: November 07, 2005 06:39:51 AM
Couldn't you just overlap the seam where you want to join the pieces and slip stitch the seam?
394  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Your favorite crochet tip... on: November 06, 2005 07:54:23 AM
This isn't my tip, but it really works.  I saw it on some morning news show where they were interviewing the winner of the fastest crocheter contest somewhere.  She used cooking spray to grease her crochet hook.  I spray a little on a paper towel and then polish my crochet hook with it.  It works on plastic and aluminum hooks.
395  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: What's your best crochet book? on: November 06, 2005 07:47:15 AM
I love the Encyclopedia of Crochet by Donna Kooler.  It's great for inspiration.  I don't usually by pattern books because I like free form, but this book was definitely worth the money.  It doesn't have too many patterns but more instruction on the different types of crochet and lots and lots of different stitches and techniques.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1574862820/002-4067001-4239227?v=glance&n=283155&s=books&v=glance
396  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to crochet two pieces together? on: November 06, 2005 07:35:40 AM
This is really easy to do. 

Hold the two pieces together with wrong sides facing each other. 
Slide your hook through the first crochet stitch on the first piece, slide it through the first stitch on the second piece, yarn over, pull the yarn through, and complete a single crochet stitch.  Repeat. 

This makes a slightly raised line of crochet stitches.
397  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Crafty But Stupid: YOUR CRAFT RELATED INJURIES HERE! on: November 06, 2005 07:25:53 AM
Just a few minutes ago I stepped on a long sewing needle and an inch of it was in the bottom of my foot.  The worst part was pulling it out.  At least I got an update on my tetanus shot a few months ago (cut my arm on a piece of glass and had to get stitches).  It really hurts!  Hope it stops hurting soon.  At least it isn't bleeding anymore. 

My mom had the same thing happen, but the needle went through a bone in her foot and she had to have surgery to get it out.  I'm gonna go count my blessings now...
398  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Honest opinions wanted on my Etsy store Please on: November 05, 2005 06:57:08 AM
Unfortunately Etsy doesn't let stores have different categories yet, but I've added which ones are adult size and which are for dolls.  Thanks so much for the feedback!
399  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Honest opinions wanted on my Etsy store Please on: November 05, 2005 06:18:26 AM
Thank you.  I never thought of that.
400  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crocheted Hats on: November 04, 2005 07:49:10 PM
Thanks so much.  I thought since they weren't selling maybe people just didn't like them.
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