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« Reply #30 on: November 01, 2005 02:55:49 PM »

lurking....I'm so disappointed I missed this one. Damn school. I had an essay due the week that this one took place. Essays or not I'll be in for round 7. Great stuff you guys. Everything is amazing.
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« Reply #31 on: November 01, 2005 03:37:11 PM »

oh! i forgot, but my stuff came.  i thanked my partner already and i'll try to post pics ASAP!
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« Reply #32 on: November 01, 2005 04:36:39 PM »

kd received my package! feel free to post better pictures! (especially of the scarf, actually on you)

she said she wore a lot of black, and would like crocheted stuff, because she doesn't crochet. she would especially like a long skinny scarf that she could use as a belt.

so i sent her a scarf that's made up of a bunch of skinny scarves. she can wear them all together for warmth, or she could wear just a few, or a single piece. there's black, off white, and several shades of grey, all of different weights.



and she said she liked accessories that were shades of pink of blue, so i sent her some flowers with vintage buttons in the centre.


and i sent her a cuff. this was my first attempt crocheting with beads, and i made the cuff a teensy bit too big, so i strung clear elastic through it to make it smaller.


and i also sent her a simple little blue crocheted bookmark with a curlique on the end, but i didn't get a picture of it.
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« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2005 02:04:06 PM »

Yay for crochet!  The skinny scarves are really cute and I love the flowers.
Did you make up the pattern?  I was making some chain loop flowers for a craft sale, but I think yours are way cuter.
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« Reply #34 on: November 02, 2005 05:27:17 PM »

Here is what sporkx71 sent to me:



Three pretty pairs of earrings (the green ones go with a necklace that I got form another swap), and a Care Bear bookmark. Fun stuff! Thanks again, sporkx71!!
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« Reply #35 on: November 02, 2005 05:37:07 PM »

it's a variation on a zinnia pattern i found online a long time ago. i lost the pattern, so i just kinda make it up as i go along. the number of stitches really just depends on the weight of the yarn anyway.

crochet 3 or 4, slip stich them together to make a loop, then do single crochet into the loop. do as many single crochet as you need to fill the loop decently (if your yarn is really thin, you can do double crochet if you want. sometimes single crochet makes it hard to fit bigger buttons in later!) . slip stitch the last one to the top of the first one, to make it a closed circle.

chain three, then double crochet into the top of the next stitch. do 2 double crochet into the next stich, then one double crochet into the next. continue doing 1dc, 2dc all the way around. YOU ARE ONLY STITCHING IN THE BACK LOOP! don't stitch in the front! (again, depending on the weight of the yarn and how many single crochet's you did in the begining, you may need to change this. some yarns require you to do 2dc, 2dc, 1 dc, etc. you want your circle to lay flat, so do whichever sequence that will allow it to lie flat) when you get back to the beginning of the round, slip stitch to the top of your 3 chain.

you can stop now, or you do another round of double crochets. again, the number will change depending. most often, the 2nd round of dcs requires a 1dc, 2dc, 2dc sequence.

after you've made the flower as big as you want it (really, you could do this as many times as you like, and make a huge flower. a pillow maybe?), you start doing the loops. the number of chains per loop changes depending on how many rounds you did. i like to have the middle be 5 chainstitches, and it will change by 2, so if you did one round of dc, you would use 7 chainstitches on the outer edge, if you did two rounds of dc, your outer edge wil have 9 chainstitches. all the ones i sent had two rows of dc.

so let's pretend you did one round of dc. once you've done your slip stitch, chain 7. slip stitch to the front loop of the next stitch. chain 7, slip stitch to the front loop of the next stitch. continue this all the way around. when you get bvack to the one you started with, slip stitch back into the stitch, and chain one. (the single chain will let you move down a row without getting the flower mishmashed)

slip stitch in the front loop of the stitch below it (the single crochet you did around the loop). chain 5, slip stitch into the fron loop of the next stitch, continue all around. when you get back to where you started, slip stitch back into the first one. tie it off.

your flower is done! weave in the ends, then pick out a button and sew it on with regular thread, and sew on a pin back.

does that make any sense? if you want me to give you an exact pattern, let me know and i'll write down the pattern for one of the ones i sent. it just really depends on the yarn!

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« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2006 06:29:45 AM »

ooh...that's such a clever use for such a mod fabric! how did you guys did all these in a week? gosh.

I received yesterday from Sharla!  Here are the things she sent.
Pouch made with neat fabric:

Pretty pin and bracelets:


thanks again sharla!
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