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1  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Scrap yarn blanket on: March 13, 2007 07:32:42 PM
staysha! WOOT!! it looks great. i think your idea of joining groups together as you go is nice... you can actually see your progress and admire your hard work as you go. keep on keepin' on...
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: completed scrap afghan project--now with tute on page 3 on: February 16, 2007 05:14:47 AM
rina you're right, weaving in the ends was a pain! but, weaving in ends is also mindless--perfect to do while chit-chatting at a craft-together.
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: completed scrap afghan project on: February 16, 2007 05:08:59 AM
here's the tutorial:

to make granny hexagon:
chain 5, join with slip stitch to form ring.

ROUND 1
CH 3, counts as first DC. *CH 1; 2 DC in center of ring.*
repeat from * to * 4 times.
CH 1; 1 DC in center of ring. join with SL ST
(12 DC in round 1.)

ROUND 2
chain 3, counts as first DC. CH 1.
*2 DC; CH 1; 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1*
repeat from * to * 4 times.
2 DC; CH 1; 1 DC in next CH1-space. join with SL ST.
(24 DC in round 2.)

ROUND 3
chain 3, counts as first DC. 1 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1.
*2 DC; CH 1; 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1. 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1*
repeat from * to * 4 times.
2 DC; CH 1; 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1. join with SL ST.
(36 DC in round 3.)

ROUND 4
2 SL ST over to next CH1-space. chain 3, counts as first DC. 1 DC in that CH1-space. CH 1.
*2 DC; CH 1; 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1. 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1. 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1.*
repeat from * to * 4 times.
2 DC; CH 1; 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1. 2 DC in next CH1-space. CH 1. join with SL ST.
bind off.
(48 DC in round 4.)

optional 5th round
if i were to start this process over again, i would add the following 5th round before binding off:

ROUND 5
join black yarn. CH 1. 1 SC between each DC and in each CH1-space around hexagon. work 2 SC in the CH1-space of each corner. at end of round join with SL ST. bind off.


to join hexagons:
select hexagon A and hexagon B. place them wrong sides together, matching up corners.

join black yarn. SC one side of hexagons together. DO NOT fasten off.

select hexagon C. place it wrong side together with hexagon A at corner. SC together.

continue in this manner around remaining sides of hexagon A. you'll have a flower-like shape. fasten off.

SC "petals" together and add more hexagons by SC together along edges.


as you join hexagons i recommend weaving ends under as you go. otherwise you'll have a whole bunch of loose yarns on underside of afghan that get knotted and jumbled togehter. push the yarn ends to wrong side of afghan and weave them in along black seams.
4  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Scrap yarn blanket on: February 16, 2007 05:06:24 AM
M_hatter can ya do BOTH? i bet it would look sweet to have a hex granny afghan trimmed in yo-yos!! (or some variation of that...)
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: my version of dipees and wipees on: February 15, 2007 05:59:37 PM
joslin: if you want, i can post the measurements of this bag. but, since you have ready access to dipers and those wipee thing-a-ma-bobs, it might be easier for you to make your own pattern. this was a total shot in the dark for me.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: completed scrap afghan project on: February 15, 2007 05:57:05 PM
thanks everybody!! i was inspired to make this afghan by a post on this very board! i found an old post by myrlegacy. her afghan totally made me want to make my own!! her afghan actually made me sign up for a craftster account... until then i was only a lurker!

here are some answers to your questions:

how long did it take and how many hexagons:
i started making the hexagons in nov 05. i worked diligently for a couple months. then i took a break. picked back up late spring/early summer. there are 142 in all. i started joining them this fall--with a goal to have the project complete by the end of 2006. guess what i was doing on new year's eve?? the last bits of edging.

ambervacation: if you know how to crochet you can TOTALLY do this... i can post my method for making the hexagons if you'd like.

knit_north: if you can knit, i'm sure you can crochet. give it a go! (i need to learn how to knit.)
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / my version of dipees and wipees on: February 14, 2007 06:38:41 PM
several years ago my coworker gave me 2 sets of well worn 70s sheets. she'd grown up with them and lived with them for literally decades. during a move she wanted to pare down her stuff. she gave me the sheets to craft with.

fast forward to 2007. she is mom to a 2-year-old AND has another bun in the oven. she commissioned a little bag to carry a few dipers and a packet of wipes. (i had never seen such a bag, nor did i know you could purchase wipes in a pocket-sized container.) now she has PART of those beloved sheets back... albeit in a brand new format. i wasn't the inventor of this design. there's a whole company who makes these cute "dipees and wipees" bags.

 
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / completed scrap afghan project--now with tute on page 3 on: February 14, 2007 06:23:42 PM
wheee, i'm finally done. thanks to all on the scrap afghan crochet thread who kept me going with the kind words and compliments.





tutorial:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=152655.msg1520571#msg1520571
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Confession: I am an Afghan Whore **lovely pictures** on: February 14, 2007 06:20:05 PM
chillsession: your squares are really fun. love those big ole grannies!
juniper: keep rockin the yo yos.
momkat: what a lucky family you have--that you are in the midst of making afghans for your stepkids and sons!!!
10  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Scrap yarn blanket on: February 14, 2007 06:15:31 PM
milobo-- i heart your family of cool colors.

staysha-- i FINALLY got some shots of my FINISHED piece... will post momentarily...

and, here's the new thread i started for the completed scrap afghans!!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=152655.0
feel free to add your own completed afghans to the mix.
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