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« on: June 15, 2009 04:01:07 PM »

So, in the first round of the Amazing Crochet Motif Swap (here's the gallery), MareMare suggested that we do it as a scavenger hunt, with categories that the motifs need to fit into. She suggested a few categories:


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Oh, and I totally hope this becomes a frequent swap, I just had an idea that it would be really cool to maybe combine it with the scavenger hunt type swap?? Where there are a couple categories to fulfill?

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1. 1 motif is a flower
2. 1 motif has at least 3 colors
3. 1 motif uses ____ stitch  (front post double crochet ,puff, double triple crochet, bouliion)
4. 1 motif is lacy
5. 1 motif is tiny (less than 3 inches)
6. 1 motif is worked _________ (diagonally, in the round, in rows)
7. sender's choice

Something like that? It's fun to randomly pick them all out, just thinking it might be fun to have a bit of a challenge too, especially if we did this every couple months? I had a blast and it totally fits into my schedule to have this kind of on the go project!

Anyone else interested? Do you have suggestions for any other themes?

Let's hear your ideas!
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2009 04:25:18 PM »

haha, I would probably do granny daughter for the tiny motif.

Unfortunately, no matter how you do this round I am out.  Waaay too much on my plate right now.  I'll have fun watching though.
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009 04:34:12 PM »

Hmmm... that's what you said on the last round Wink

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009 05:11:14 PM »

I'm totally in!  I'm going to put my thinking cap on and get back to you. ^_^
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009 07:33:46 PM »

I'm in! I'm glad craftaddchick reminded me I volunteered to organize 'cause I had spaced it lol! Also, do people have suggestions for the specific stiches? I love bobbles, or maybe a "trim" like crab stitch (aka reverse sc) or picot?
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2009 07:04:05 AM »

I have some ideas that could be considered to be on the "advanced" end of things, but I think that if we arranged it that you wouldn't *have* to do all of them then it would be ok.  Like, have a list of different things and have  requirement of at least 5 motifs, or something.

Anyhow, some ideas:

-broomstick lace
-tunisian crochet
-crochet-on-the-double
-hairpin lace
-a motif you've never made before / always wanted to try
-a motif made up of smaller motifs (I'm thinking Granny's Daughters or Yo-yos or the like)
- an asymmetrical motif


Er, ok, that's all I've got right now.  Just brainstorming ^_^
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2009 02:12:36 PM »

Ooooh! Good ideas, fantasticmio!

And, MareMare, I'm not sure if I've done bobbles, so that could be a fun one to stick in there.

How about an animal-themed motif? It wouldn't necessarily have to have an animal in it (like zebra striped or something). I love, love, love the frog motif that was made in the last round, and I'll be making one for myself, but other animal blocks could be fun, too!

I like the idea of choosing from a list of things. If there were a bunch of categories and we had to choose at least 5 (for example) could make it easier for any beginner crocheters.

I'll have to think of some other ideas...
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009 02:19:57 PM »

that sounds good, more choices than you have to do!
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2009 02:43:05 PM »

Here's another idea or two:

An "ethnic" motif. For example, I'm of Irish (25%), Scottish (25%), Lithuanian (25%), and Heinz 57 (25%... but probably a mix of English, Irish, Scottish and who knows what else... Gramps was from Maine from way back) descent. So, a shamrock, or a "plaid" motif, or a flag motif... or a ketchup bottle Wink

One done in complimentary colors? Or contrasting colors? I forget  how the color wheel works... Like orange/blue, red/green, yellow/purple. Or one that is done tone on tone (shades of pink, or shades of blue, etc.).
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« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009 09:51:23 AM »

You guys are making my head spin.  I think I see stars or something.

Hmmm... that's what you said on the last round Wink

Let the arm twisting begin!
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*sigh* But if you really do have to sit this round out, you will be missed...

Not a chance of twisting my arm this time, sorry.  I'm already at the edge of insanity, I don't want go over it.  Maybe if there is one in August or September.

I LOVE the idea of 10 or 15 items and then you pick 5 (*starts to think all scavenger hunts should be this way*)  That allows those of us who are infinite beginners a chance to participate (again, I won't be in this round, but maybe future ones).  Some of these stitches sound really scary. 

I am really going to have fun watching the gallery.
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