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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Felted Valentine's Tote on: February 05, 2009 08:59:56 AM
I hope I can post pictures now.  I'm up to 10 posts..

Anyhoo...   I just finished this tote this morning.  Wove in the ends while watching Headline News at 5am.

Hit the Washer at about 8am and was in pictures a few minutes later.



I got the idea from the "Stitch to Win" contest winners squares at www.redheart.com, using the December square designed by Michelle Taylor.

I made an oval base using regular crochet and I think a J hook.  Might have been a K, but either way, a fairly loose sc base.  I used a size N (Bernat aero) Tunisian Hook.

The square is based on 42 stitches across.  I planned to make this in Tunisian, stitching each side separately, then seaming it.. so I made my base to come out at 46 stitches per side.. so there were an extra two stitches on each side of the square.

I also did 10 rows of TKS (tunisian knit stitch) before I started the heart pattern and 10 rows afterwards.

I used two full skeins of Lionbrand wool in the red.  I really could've used a 3rd skein, but didn't have any more in the same dyelot.  As it was, I had to make the handles in hotpink.

There's lots more pictures and more details on my blog.  Direct link is:

http://lisaizme.blogspot.com/2009/02/showing-off-valentine-tote.html

2  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: A super slick moogle's first post. on: February 05, 2009 08:46:51 AM
I love moogle's too.. great job.  Smiley
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Super Ruffly Blanket of DOOM!! on: February 05, 2009 08:45:23 AM
Very pretty.  I'm sure she'll love it.
4  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2009 12" Squares- February on: February 05, 2009 02:22:39 AM
re: size of squares.

I'm doing CAL over at Ravelry and haven't officially joined the one here, but am also doing the craftster squares. 

Only one of mine has come out to exactly 12".. so what I'm going to do is border the other ones with a rnd (or two) of sc or hdc in the color I'm using to join.  Hopefully that will sort of "frame" the squares and bring them all up to size at the same time.

Thinking of that.. the one that came out to 12" I think I'll need to go back and redo the last rnd as hdc so I have room to add a rnd in my joining color.. LOL
5  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2009 12" Squares- February on: February 04, 2009 06:25:26 AM
Verra Verra pretty Lyndi
6  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2009 12" Squares- February on: February 03, 2009 09:18:29 AM
I finally went and checked and the almost identical square is in a book is called "Contest Favorite Afghan Squares" and the one that is so similar to this one is #27 in the book and designed by Collen Gilbert.   The only real difference is the one in the book only goes to 8".

So not the same designer at all.  Strange that the heart that begins the square can be identical, and yet be claimed by two different designers.
7  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2009 12" Squares- February on: February 02, 2009 01:58:10 PM
Thinking about this square.. I have a book titled "Award Winning Granny Squares" (or something similar) that has an 8" square in it that has almost this same square.  I've made it several times and recognize the combination of stitches.

I'll have to go and see if they are designed/claimed by the same person. 
8  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2009 12" Squares- February on: February 02, 2009 08:54:20 AM
Thanks. 

Found the January square.. never made a pic till today.. lol.

I'd normally just add to above post, but since I need to accumulate 10.. ya'll get another post from me..

here it 'tis for now http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Lisaizme/esthers-square
9  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: 2009 12" Squares- February on: February 02, 2009 07:58:59 AM
Here's my feb. square:

Hmmm.. I"m still at under 10 posts, so you'll have to go here to see mine http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Lisaizme/center-heart-square.  Sorry bout that.

I'm using Red Heart Plush.. not a great yarn for stitch definition, but very cozy and cuddly.

not sure where my Jan square's pic is.  Off to find it.

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Celt's Vintage Crochet has closed on: December 04, 2008 07:47:58 PM
um, ya'll do know about the internet archive right?  You can still get the patterns there, just plug in the old url.  Sometimes pictures don't get saved, but text almost always does.

www.archive.org
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