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Topic: National Crochet Month (NatCroMo) March 2010  (Read 4201 times)
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« on: March 01, 2010 07:11:25 AM »

March is National Crochet Month, so let's celebrate all things crochet!
(It's also National Craft Month)

Some ideas to get your started:

- If you don't already crochet, you could learn!
- If you already know how to crochet, you could learn a new technique
   (Here's a link to Patterns and Tutorials hosted here on Craftster)
- Crochet in public
- Teach a friend how to crochet
- Design/write your own pattern
- Crochet, at least a little bit, every day
- Join a Crochet-A-Long
- Post a tutorial on Craftster showing how to make something, or to do a specific technique


Don't forget to post any projects you made this month on the Completed Projects board (and post a link to it in this thread so we can all ooh and ah over it!)
And check out this gem: Your Favorite Crochet Tip
Share any crochet spottings with us, or just generally wax on about how much you love to crochet.

If you have more fun ideas to celebrate NatCroMo, please share them here!

This thread needs a picture of something that's traditionally associated with crochet, and so here is a crocheted granny square made of thread!
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2010 07:28:50 AM »

I'll get us started:

Today I wore my green skull-and-crochet-hooks t-shirt I got from the Craftster store (Check out this thread for details: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291547.0 ) and I started crocheting a Coke bottle cozy on my subway ride in to work (I'll finish it at lunch, I think!)

I have more yarn in my bag, and I think I'll make a Granny Square on my way home.

I'm hoping to post at least one tutorial this month (and maybe 2!), and to update the stickies here on the Crochet board.  (So, now would be a good time to add your Craftster-hosted patterns and tutorials to this thread!)

And if I have time, I'm going to try to design some motifs.  ^_^

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2010 03:45:24 PM »

I started a small crochet group at lunch on Fridays with a couple of my students and another teacher. I'm working on a scarf from a pattern I threw together last night. If it comes out well, I'll post the scarf and the pattern!
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2010 03:50:46 PM »

That's an awesome idea!  I should see if anyone at my work wants to form a crochet group.  Conincing them all to take their lunch breaks at the same time might take some doing, but it's certainly a possibility. ^_^


Another idea I didn't think of earlier:  look into joining a crochet guild!  I joined one back in November, and it's been fantastic.  I taught them how to make a crochet-on-the-double hat at the last meeting; the next meeting will be about a charity project we're working on; and I think the next one will be a lesson on hairpin lace.  I'm glad I joined!
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2010 05:54:18 PM »

hrmm... I have a hook... I have yarn... I think I need to learn to crochet!
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010 06:01:15 PM »

No time like the present!
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010 09:30:57 AM »

I just spent part of my lunch hour experimenting with stitch height!

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010 12:50:06 PM »

I'll have to see if there is a local crochet guild around me- I never thought of joining one. And, jungrrl, you should defintely give crochet a try! Once you get the basics down, it's really a lot of fun Wink

fantasticmio, it's interesting how simply changing the stitch height can change the "texture" of the work. Have you ever done any scrumbling (I think it's called that anyway)? There was a scrumble-along once on Craftster and I meant to join, but was too caught up in other things.  It'd be fun to make one and give it to a child for a sort of "tactile blanket."
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010 01:43:56 PM »

There was a free-form-along.  I got about halfway through it before I had to stop (stupid life getting in the way!).  It was an interesting introduction to the technique, and I've always meant to try it again.  I'll add it to my to-do list this month!
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010 04:10:14 PM »

The free-form/scrumble thing is a good way to learn/practice stitches, too. If I had time in my schedule this month, I'd give it a go. But, it'll have to wait for a bit...
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