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« on: March 08, 2004 04:00:46 PM »

After reading the thread on Chocotaco's fabulous scarf, I decided to try my hand at crochet.  The problem is that now I'm addicted!  Here's some initial experiments:

My first attempt at Chocotaco's flower pattern, a little messed up:
http://www.leisureagency.org/Images/flowerpin2.jpg

A more successful flower pin.  Both flowers were made using #10 thread and a #7 steel hook.
http://www.leisureagency.org/Images/flowerpin1.jpg

My new monogrammed wristband!  I used the Tunisian stitch, which sounds fancier than it is and makes a sort of basketweave pattern.  The yarn is wool/mohair.  I think I'll try cotton yarn next for a lighter-weight wristband.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2004 10:24:57 PM »

Im feeling your flower pins.  nice  work.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2004 01:48:24 AM »

excellent results, i wouldn't have believed it that these are your first crocheted flowers.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2004 05:36:46 AM »

Thanks, you guys!  Now if I can just train myself not to hold the crochet hook in a deathgrip, I'll be able to work for more than an hour without hurting myself.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2004 12:02:33 PM »

Girl! My friend showed me how to crochet and I have cursed her everyday since! I live and breathe it now, it oozes from every pore. Whatever you do, stay away from eBay...-Joey

PS- BEAUTIFUL work Hilatron by the way.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2004 07:45:24 PM »

whoa whoa whoa

explain this tunisian stitch to me!

I knit, sew, craft, and crochet like a mad woman, but am not up on all of the wonders of crochet.

love the look.

and the wrist band!

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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2004 11:55:11 PM »

the flowers are hothothot! Smiley

i'm interested in the tunisian stitch, too!  all i can crochet right now is flowers and granny squares.
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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2004 10:26:50 AM »

Hmm.  Well, I looked online for instructions, and it seems that what my book calls Tunisian stitch is pretty similar to the Afghan stitch.  So much for me and my fancy names!

Tunisian:
http://www.Stitchguide.com/stitches/crochet/stitch_pages/cro_tunisian_tss.html

Afghan:
http://www.Stitchguide.com/stitches/crochet/stitch_pages/cro_afghanstitch.html

Anyway, it's super-easy.  For the wristband, I did a chain of 13, which became 12 stitches in the 2nd and following rows.  This is the width of the band.  Then I just kept going until the band was long enough to go around my wrist.  I then decreased one stitch on each side for three rows, so the band tapered to a dull point, so I could close it with just one snap.

The lettering is done with crochet embroidery, which is basically done by pulling a loop of contrasting yarn up from the back of the fabric, inserting the hook through an adjacent stitch, pulling up another loop of the contrasting yarn, and pulling that loop through the first loop.  This makes one chain stitch.  Then just keep going until you've made your letter.  With some experimentation, you should be able to make whatever shapes you want with this method.  Let me know if these instructions make any sense!
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2004 10:53:11 AM »

I highly recommend getting Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet. It has stitches I didn't even know existed! Great for crcochet addicts!
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2004 11:20:05 AM »

Oh yeah, my bible of crochet: Donna Kooler's Encyclopedia of Crochet.  Everyone should OWN a copy!  i don't know what i would do without mine.
and those flowers rock.  i need to make some for my Fiber Arts final!
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