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tria
« on: July 28, 2006 12:49:29 PM »

Hi, all.  I'm new here.  I just started a crochet art project and am blogging about my progress here:

http://crochetbodyproject.blogspot.com

I know some crochet basics but am more or less learning how to do this as I go...

Are there any other crocheters out there making artsy-type stuff?  I have an artist friend here in Houston who does crochet artworks, and I'd love to find out what other folks are doing.

-Tria
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tria
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2006 09:39:33 AM »

Thanks to everyone who's dropped by so far!

I'm wondering whether anyone knows of a crochet pattern for a ski mask?  I'm sort of making this up as I go, and it would help to see what a basic pattern looks like.
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lucylost
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2006 10:52:57 PM »

Hi, good luck with your project - crochet is awesome for art since it can be shaped in so many 3-D ways and can be very free-form.

Here is a ski mask pattern: http://www.geocities.com/justauntb/skimask.html

I also suggest that you take a look at A New Look at Crochet: Using Basic Stitches to Create Modern Designs by Elyse and Mike Sommer (New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1975, ISBN 0517516071). The book concerns crochet artwork of the 1970s and give inspirational examples of creating garments (can be adapted to body shapes) out of free-form crochet pieces.

You can try this link to see if it's in a library near you: http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/wcpa/top3mset/1c4c6da58782209f.html

Good luck! I am not primarily a crocheter, but I have done a bit of "patternless" crochet before so  I think your project is really neat and will look for updates as you go along.

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tria
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2006 07:08:09 PM »

Thanks for the pattern and encouragement, Lucy!  I'll look into the book, too--it sounds right up my alley.
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