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« on: December 26, 2007 09:18:05 PM »

A crafty relative of mine gave me a couple of skeins of Lion Brand Thick & Quick chenille.  I've worked with it before, and my biggest complaint is that it doesn't really show the texture of the stitches very well.  Does anyone have inspiration or advice for this kind of yarn?  Stitches that are bold enough to show up?  (I realize that lacy or open stitches will be less monotonous, but I'd rather have stitches that make a solid fabric.)  Or should I just embrace The Fuzziness and plan on making something fairly uniform-looking?
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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007 08:40:40 AM »

I've used mine for hair for stuffed toys. I hate the lack of stretch so I don't use the stuff.
I have seen it used in hdc and it came out very nice. Perhaps a hdc ribbing? Or a nice DC mesh. That would accentuate the yarn and work up nicely.
I looked on ravelry and found a few projects crocheted with it to link for you:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29038267@N00/2134593226
Quote from this project"In desperation I grabbed some chenille and an M hook, and started going to town with the double-crochet. Just a few hours, and I finally had a FO object worthy of gifting. Smiley"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/78973337@N00/2116352179
Quote from this project"This yarn is good for crochet, but not for knitting -- worms! Entire cap took only 2 hours; fun and easy. Hdc in the round; 32 sts. and 11 rounds."
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16397584@N02/2051472134
Quote from this project"Size N hook. With chenille, ch 100. 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. Last ch 5 or 6 dc to turn work. 2 dc in other side of ch across. Sl st to top of ch 3 at beginning. Join fur in any st, do backwards sc in each dc around. Sl st to join.:"
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16397584@N02/2051472134
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8502192@N06/1622654110
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8502192@N06/1622653902

http://www.flickr.com/photos/83723635@N00/1509273494
Quote from Project"I found a pattern on CPC and modified it a bit to use the thicker yarn. It was a little big after wearing a time or two, so I added a band of elastic the row above the brim. It fits great and is really warm."
http://www.flickr.com/photos/72343158@N00/1400344530
Quote From Project"I made this blanket for my little girl, and she actually likes it!
I just wish I could afford 20 skeins of this yarn - I'd make myself a HUGE afghan of this soft and fuzzy and fluffy fiber. Too bad it sheds from all the ends I had to weave in." She used 6 skeins.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77902932@N00/97512176
quote from Project" Tested for Donnalynn at Crochetville early last year.
I made the button by hand using amazonite, Czech glass, seed beads, and lapis lazuli. Not quite my style, but it was a fun quicky project."

http://www.flickr.com/photos/63426938@N00/698586925

http://www.flickr.com/photos/58465809@N00/290127998
Quote" This was a lot more fun when I first made it.  Pretty isn't it?"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10169688@N06/1276886545
Done with  this free pattern:http://www.angelfire.com/journal2/donisfuff/croshawl.html
Quote from project:
"I love love love this pattern. It's hand candy and can be done without the pattern once you get to row 13 or so. I love how different yarns make the shawl look different. I've done this in 4 different yarns and all 4 look different."


Hope those give you some ideas!


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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2007 10:10:45 PM »

I think solid dc scarves look really nice in Chenille (also very warm and soft). Great for gifting. Wrist warmers or headbands might be nice, too. If you want something that really stands out, you may want to try crocheted around the posts. You can make ribbing this way, or even cables.

Here are some links to crocheting cables, as many people haven't heard of this technique:

http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa062798.htm
http://crochet.about.com/od/bytype/a/aranpatterns.htm
http://leisurearts.com/customer_care/search/item_detail.asp?item_num=3961&sort=title&page=1&rec_num=1&startRec=0&skill=KC&search=crochet%20cable%20stitches

The last link is to a Leisure Arts booklet. I've seen it a couple of times in Hobby Lobby, but you may be able to find it at you're local Wal-Mart.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2008 10:49:25 PM »

Not much stretch in the chenille yarn, either.  You could treat use it to make this knockoff design:  cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/clsu-pradaHat.html  I used suede when I tried it but chenille would work nicely, too. http://www.flickr.com/photos/moptopstumptown/79007113/in/set-155012/


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