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soorawn
« on: November 30, 2010 10:28:56 AM »

I love this section.  You all show so many ideas about what to crochet, and so original!  I have been practising a little and I've just made my first crocheted item.  I am very happy, it looks good and feels better in use!  It's a pair of moccasin shoes whose pattern I found in Ravelry.  I skipped the fringe, but still they look very good to me.



They're very comfy and warm, exactly what I wanted.  One thing that usually puts me off about crochet is that the fabric you get tends to be too firm to my liking.  But hey, that's perfect for items such as this one, or bags, or many others that I don't care to knit (knitted bags feel too floppy to me, and I don't like it when the bag begins to stretch until it touches the floor!  I'm definitely going to make some room for crocheting in my life.  Besides, now I'll be able to make those beautiful amigurumi!
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010 10:34:45 AM »

Very lovely slippers!

You're right, crochet does lend itself well to things that require a firm fabric!  What many folks don't realize, though, is that crochet doesn't always have to be so firm... usually just going up a hook size or two will loosen things up to make a beautiful, flow-y fabric. The type of stitch you use matters, too! ^_^
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010 11:08:03 AM »

Mmmm, thanks for the tip.  Although I haven't crocheted much (nearly nothing), I've grown up seeing tiny hooks and pearl cotton together.  I might experiment with mohair-like laceweight and big hooks and see what happens...
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010 11:43:23 AM »

I hope you post the results!
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2010 12:52:53 PM »

Those are great!  Well done and a great first shot at slippers!  I agree with fantasticmio - it's all about how tight your stitches are and what kind of yarn you use.  I love Caron Simply Soft and Lion Homespun because they are incredibly soft.  Ooh I look forward to seeing more of what you do! Smiley
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