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31  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone know how to or where I can find a pattern to crochet this? on: September 01, 2012 12:04:13 PM
It's hard to tell in the photo, but the granny squares appear to be linked together at the back post of the dcs and at the ch spaces, perhaps by sc or chain stitches on the inside.  You can sort of see the gaps between front ridges of the dc, indicating that they are separate.  If you're looking for something more secure but still provides a similar look as in the photo, try the continuous join method.

Additionally, the lacy stitching at the neckline and hem look like a shell stitch.  Here are some shell stitch variations from About.com.
32  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: I'll embroider that origami! on: August 31, 2012 10:12:23 AM
Beautiful.  I'd love to hang this in my home!
33  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Peacock/Horse/Great Dane DIY Wedding Gift? on: August 31, 2012 09:50:39 AM
OP, what are your skills?  How much time do you have?

Maybe draw a picture of her pets all together?  Then, underneath write "The (her new last name) Family".  That would be really nice as a personalized gift.

This is a nice idea, but the OP should make sure that her instructor is going to change her name.
34  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet in Fiction (Movies, TV, Books) on: August 21, 2012 09:14:17 AM
Sorry for the multiple posts in a row, but I hope it's OK since some time has elapsed between each.  It appears crochet is in fashion right now.  Style blog Refinery29 recommends 15 crochet items.  All at pretty high prices--could be good inspiration for our own projects!
35  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Sunrise Sunset Baby Blanket on: August 20, 2012 04:16:02 AM
I made this for a friend who had a baby girl.  It's made up of motifs from Coats and Clark's Sunrise Sunset afghan pattern.  It's approximately 3' by 4'.  The yarns used were Caron Simply Soft in White, Soft Pink, and Orchid. 

I added a white border of dc with corners of 3 ch to make each of the squares larger and to keep the finished product light-looking.  The motifs are attached with slip stitches through the back loop only, leaving the front loops defined.  The border is made up of sc rows of the three colors with 3 sc in the corners. 

After weaving the tails, I used a dot of Aleene's OK to Wash It fabric glue to secure the ends.

Thanks for looking.

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Close up with edging

36  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Circles to Square-Type Afghan on: August 20, 2012 02:39:39 AM
I made this for a friend's wedding.  It's a king size version of Lion Brand's Circles to Square afghan, using Caron Simply Soft in White, Bone, and Dark Sage.  I chose those colors because green is in my friend and her husband's decor.  The approximate dimensions are about 110" by 100".

The original pattern has three motifs--small, medium, and large.  I made a bunch of only the small and medium motifs and pieced them together in the alternating pattern below.  The motifs are attached with slip stitches through the back loop only, leaving the front loops defined.  The border is made up of sc rows of the three colors with 3 sc in the corners. 

After weaving the tails, I used a dot of Aleene's OK to Wash It fabric glue to secure the ends.

Here's a funny anecdote about the gift.  I was meeting my friend for dinner and was planning on giving it to her then.  I underestimated how heavy it would be and as I was walking to the subway, the gift bag in which I was carrying the blanket broke under its weight.  I had to rush back to my place to get another container in order to make it to dinner on time.  The only thing suitable that I had was the kind of cardboard box used to store reams of copy paper.  Hence, her wedding gift was given to her unwrapped in and in an Office Depot box.  Classy!  Thankfully, she liked the blanket and overlooked the packaging.

Thanks for looking.

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37  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Waldo's Puzzle Baby Blanket on: August 20, 2012 01:57:28 AM
I made this for a friend's son.  It's 12 squares of Waldo's Puzzle made with Caron Simply Soft in White (or equivalent mill ends) and some rainbow pastel yarn I had in my stash from so long ago, I don't know what type it is.  The total dimensions are approximately 3' by 4'.

The middle interlocking rings are made of the pastel yarn and the remainder of the squares are white.  The squares are attached with slip stitches through the back loop only, leaving the front loops defined.  I added a three-row border: 1) sc all around with 3 sc in the corners, 2) sc, ch 1, sc, with 3 sc in the corners, and 3) repeat row 1.  I wove a long chain of the pastel thread through the gaps of the second row.  I originally wanted to add a full sc row of the pastel, but I didn't have enough and I really wanted to use up all the pastel yarn (gotta bust that stash!).  It ended up working--the weaving had a really nice effect.

After weaving the tails, I used a dot of Aleene's OK to Wash It fabric to secure the ends.

Thanks for looking.

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Close up with borders and edging:

38  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: choosing the right size hook for tarn (t-shirt yarn) - Is there a tarn guide? on: August 20, 2012 12:49:30 AM
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Shirts come in different thickness and will affect the outcome.

For this reason, I doubt you'll find standard answers.  I haven't done T-shirt yarn myself, but based on my reading, I think a J hook might work.  Good luck.
39  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do you work from the skein or a ball? on: August 18, 2012 01:23:57 AM
So, if you wind it into a ball, do you pull from the center or outside? Do you still get the yucky collapsible yarn mess if you pull from the middle of the ball?

I pull from the outside.
40  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Do you work from the skein or a ball? on: August 11, 2012 06:49:10 PM
I start from the skein, but as the skein starts to shrink, sometimes it collapses on itself and gets tangled.  At that point, I'll take a few minutes to unwind and ball the remaining yarn.
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