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Title: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 13, 2014 10:33:45 AM
Hello fabulous crocheters!  I thought for 2014 we could have a Wool-Eater-Along.  For those of you who have not tried a Wool-Eater pattern yet, I think you will find it tons of fun. The Wool-Eater (aka Bavarian Stitch, Catherine Wheel w/Post Stitch, Wheel Stitch) is a great way to use up oddballs and destash (because who doesn't need a bit of destash every once in awhile).  You can use this pattern to create blankets, motifs, pillows, potholders, and more.  I hope you join me, I'll get pics up of my first-ever Wool-Eater blankie soon.  I can't wait to see everyone's color palettes and creations. ;D


by KarinvdB

Free Pattern & Tutorial Links
  • Wool Eater Instructions (http://sarahlondon.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/wool-eater-instructions/) by sarah london (written in Australian terminology)
  • Oblong Wool-Eater (http://sarahlondon.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/oblong-wool-eater-blanket.pdf) by sarah london (pdf & written in Australian terminology)
  • Wool Eater Blanket Tutorial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edVGSzaGhKc) by Sedruola Maruska Sedruola Maruska (youtube video)
  • Catherine’s Wheel Throw  (http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/catherine%E2%80%99s-wheel-throw)Crochet Pattern by Red Heart
  • Bavarian Crochet Stitch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x745ZeNbVFM) by Crochet Geek (youtube video)
  • Crochet Wheel Stitch Square- Catherine's Wheel  (http://www.crochetgeek.com/2009/06/crochet-wheel-stitch-square-catherines.html)by Crochet Geek (features chart of pattern)
  • Bavarian Crochet in Rows (http://crochetkitten.blogspot.com/2012/09/bavarian-crochet-in-rows.html) by Crochet Kitten
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Our Completed Wool-Eater Projects Links
--that1girl: Finding Nemo Wool-Eater (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430786.msg5152046#msg5152046)
--Solitaire: Red, White, Black 54" Wooleater (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430786.msg5157957#msg5157957)
--devilduck: Red Heart Aspen, Country Blue, Frosty Green, Buff, and Brown Wooleater (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430786.msg5176051#msg5176051)
--pinkleo: Baby Boy Wooleater (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430786.msg5179473#msg5179473)
--that1girl: Purple, Grey, and White Wooleater (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=430786.msg5182240#msg5182240)


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: mama24boyz on January 13, 2014 11:33:16 AM
I have had this blanket on my to do list forever! I may have to join in!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Lilibet on January 13, 2014 12:25:11 PM
I'm so keeping an eye on this!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 13, 2014 01:10:34 PM
I have had this blanket on my to do list forever! I may have to join in!
Oh, you got to try it!  I've had it my to-do list forever.  Then I decided to spend the winter destashing, and thought this would be the perfect project.  I'm sort of addicted to it now. ;D

I'm so keeping an eye on this!
We'll be here! ...oh, and I adore your avatar ;D


Title: ~*pinkleo's baby wooleater WIP*~
Post by: pinkleo on January 13, 2014 01:34:54 PM
Okay, here's mine as promised. ;D

My WIP Baby Blanket
13"x14.5" at this point





I'm using blues, greens, white baby yarn I had in stash...sport weight/dk...here's a pic
includes Bernat Baby Sport Ombre, Bernat Softee Baby Solids & Marls, Red Heart Soft Baby Solid, Red Heart Soft Baby Solid


And using G hook


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Kookaloo_Starr on January 13, 2014 02:23:34 PM
I love the look of this pattern and the colours you are using are lovely pinkleo  :)
Once I have sorted out my yarn and finished a wip or two I hope to be joining you all.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 13, 2014 02:40:13 PM
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 13, 2014 02:43:51 PM
Thank you for posting the links to this blanket!  How hard would you say the difficulty level is?


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: mama24boyz on January 13, 2014 02:56:34 PM
Pinkleo I love your blanket! I don't think it's a difficult pattern to do from what I've seen Ladybugsandbumblebees, but I think the rows are long to do, is that right Pinkleo? That's what's been putting me off of doing it anyways, but if I'm wrong I'll jump right in! I've even seen a longer version of this so it's not just square. I'll have to look for that one.

Eta, duh, guess it should have checked your links! You already have that one linked. Sorry, :)


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 13, 2014 02:57:10 PM
I love the look of this pattern and the colours you are using are lovely pinkleo  :)
Once I have sorted out my yarn and finished a wip or two I hope to be joining you all.
Thanks & fantastic! ;D

Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.
awww... thanks ;D
Thank you for posting the links to this blanket!  How hard would you say the difficulty level is?
No prob.  And on difficulty, it's not that bad.  Most difficult bit is back-post, triple crochet decrease; with a little practice, I know anyone can do it.  Once you get the basics down, you are just repeating.  I always point peeps towards the videos; they are a tremendous help. ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 13, 2014 02:59:56 PM
Pinkleo I love your blanket! I don't think it's a difficult pattern to do from what I've seen Ladybugsandbumblebees, but I think the rows are long to do, is that right Pinkleo? That's what's been putting me off of doing it anyways, but if I'm wrong I'll jump right in! I've even seen a longer version of this so it's not just square. I'll have to look for that one.
THANKS! ;D Yes, you are correct.  I would compare it to doing a granny square, but the triple crochets make it seem to go faster.

The Oblong Version (http://sarahlondon.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/oblong-wool-eater-blanket.pdf) link has the longer version you might be looking for.

And if one didn't want to do a big wooleater (doing the larger around & arounds), you could make smaller version as squares, and then join them up...like a granny square afghan. ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: stillatthetop on January 13, 2014 04:45:33 PM
Wow. What a neat stitch, pinkleo. I really love all of you yarn people here. That one you are working on sure looks warm and cuddly. Great job! I love those softy threads for baby stuff. Very cute the looks on the faces when they snuggle up in them.

~T

Ooops. Love the color pattern, too.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: mama24boyz on January 13, 2014 07:53:36 PM
Well Pinkleo, it's all your fault. I MAY have spent an hour browsing ravelry projects of the wooleater and I MAYhave spent even more time on ointerestdoing the same thing  ::)  but I've got a plan and colours picked out I my head, just gotta go get them! I know this is supposed to be a stash buster but I don't have all the right colours, oooohhhhhhh...I will be stash busting a greeny color that I've had for years!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 13, 2014 08:40:50 PM
Wow. What a neat stitch, pinkleo. I really love all of you yarn people here. That one you are working on sure looks warm and cuddly....
Thanks! ;D

Well Pinkleo, it's all your fault. I MAY have spent an hour browsing ravelry projects of the wooleater and I MAYhave spent even more time on ointerestdoing the same thing  ::)  but I've got a plan and colours picked out I my head, just gotta go get them! I know this is supposed to be a stash buster but I don't have all the right colours, oooohhhhhhh...I will be stash busting a greeny color that I've had for years!
MUAHAHAHA!!! 8)  ...you are not alone; I spend way too much time browsing ravelry galleries and pinterest.  I can't wait to see your plan & colors. ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Ednarb on January 14, 2014 01:47:52 PM
I'm in! I started one of these a long time ago, and it's been hibernating too long. I just hope I can pull together all the stash yarn I have in a pleasing color arrangement. Here's where I left off:



Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 14, 2014 01:55:50 PM
@Ednarb: YAY!  I'm happy your joining us.  I love your colors so far ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on January 15, 2014 03:59:07 AM
i'll join . im going to be making this for my newest nephew. my sister said his room is going to be done up in finding nemo (https://www.facebook.com/PixarFindingNemo/photos_stream). and the colors of the room are going to be orange, blue and turquoise .

im using a very yarns that i already have. im not a fan of orange so i only have like 50 yards of it, i love the color black so im out of it. lucky for me jo-anns is having a 50% off yarn sale today. I got a baby blanket from the goodwill for a 1$ with all the white i need.I'll have to find something to do with the other parts of it.

I think i will get started on it today. and take pictures of my yarn after i get back from the store

 


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Trekky on January 15, 2014 04:18:49 AM
What a lovely pattern, it looks so textured & warm.  I shall add this on to my (long) to-do list!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 15, 2014 06:52:36 AM
i'll join . im going to be making this for my newest nephew. my sister said his room is going to be done up in finding nemo (https://www.facebook.com/PixarFindingNemo/photos_stream). and the colors of the room are going to be orange, blue and turquoise .
...I think i will get started on it today. and take pictures of my yarn after i get back from the store
YAY!  So happy to have you.  Love your inspiration; can't wait to see your palette. ;D

What a lovely pattern, it looks so textured & warm.  I shall add this on to my (long) to-do list!
I hear ya'!  My crafty to-do list is soooooooo long! ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: krissy-poo on January 15, 2014 10:21:43 AM
Ohhhh I want to play! I just got a set of Knitter's Pride Symfonie Rose hooks and this will be a perfect way to start breaking them in....not to mention stash is starting to over-run my house. I'm going to finish my Tree of Life afghan probably the next week or so, then I will be on board. Might try to do mine in rows instead of rounds though, I prefer that over center-out blankets.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on January 15, 2014 10:48:20 AM


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 15, 2014 01:05:31 PM
Ohhhh I want to play! I just got a set of Knitter's Pride Symfonie Rose hooks and this will be a perfect way to start breaking them in....not to mention stash is starting to over-run my house. I'm going to finish my Tree of Life afghan probably the next week or so, then I will be on board. Might try to do mine in rows instead of rounds though, I prefer that over center-out blankets.
Oh, what a wondrous set of hooks!  Please post your Tree of Life, I would love to see it.  And rows sounds fantastic....for anyone wanting to do rows here's a Free Pattern Link (http://crochetkitten.blogspot.com/2012/09/bavarian-crochet-in-rows.html); I'll add it to the first page, first post list. ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 15, 2014 01:08:03 PM
@that1girl: Great palette, love the oranges you chose


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on January 17, 2014 02:38:17 PM
im doing my blanket in four small squares in the middle. then i think i will do blues around them



Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Lilibet on January 18, 2014 03:29:25 AM
Looking good!

Seriously, I have to do this. Just kick me, so that I can finish my stacking toy and snood!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: krissy-poo on January 18, 2014 04:41:04 AM
Silly question, but is Australian terminology the same as UK? I'm used to American terminology or not using patterns and just winging it...


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: nisforneville on January 18, 2014 05:55:05 PM
I've been wanting to try this pattern for a while. Maybe I will try some dishcloths first. Looking forward to seeing what everyone does!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: nisforneville on January 18, 2014 08:33:42 PM
Ok, I finished a dish cloth, and now I think I want to make a blanket.



Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on January 19, 2014 09:34:56 AM


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: nisforneville on January 19, 2014 01:49:00 PM
Started my afghan, oblong shape. Working with an H hook. I'm sticking to three colors.



Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on January 19, 2014 10:22:29 PM
I've been working on one of these for a while now ... So far it's 44 inches across. I'll be finishing it off at about 60 inches square. Here is an in-progress shot. I'm doing mine in red/black/white for my best friend.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Lilibet on January 20, 2014 02:12:24 AM
Oh wow, what a great blankets so far! I'm jealous!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on January 20, 2014 04:17:21 AM
loving it Solitaire


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on January 20, 2014 10:37:48 AM
While I'm not ready to jump in just yet, I would like to use up some baby yarn I have to make a baby blanket (or two... or more...) to keep on hand for the inevitable baby showers that happen at work (4 this year!). I'm always stumped with how big a baby blanket needs to be. I don't want to make a gigantic one, but something that is a decent size.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 20, 2014 04:08:05 PM
@that1girl: Yours is looking fantastic!  ...you are making me want to do a wooleater-modular ghan. ;D

@Lilibet: :::kick::: 8)

Silly question, but is Australian terminology the same as UK? I'm used to American terminology or not using patterns and just winging it...
Yes...Here's a quick conversion info (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=67287.msg635635#msg635635) to help you out:
US chain(ch)=UK chain(ch)
US single crochet(sc)=UK double crochet(dc)
US double crochet(dc)=UK treble(tr)
US half double crochet(hdc)=UK half treble(htr)
US triple crochet(trc)=UK double treble(dtr)
US slip stitch(sl st)=UK slip stitch(sl st)

@nisforneville: love the dishcloth ;D...I really should work up a few because my cotton stash is out of control!  And HOORAY for starting your ooblong ghan...love the blues

@Solitaire: Lucky friend...your wooleater is looking grand! 

@craftADDchick:  I'm working my up in baby yarn, and I'm lovin' the results.  It's not too heavy, has an interesting design, and not too holey for a baby.  For my baby gift ghan, I'm going for a finished size of 35"x37".


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on January 20, 2014 04:26:14 PM
Thanks, pinkleo! I made a blanket last year (no pattern...just the lovely linen stitch) and someone looked at it and said, "That's as big as you're making it?" Which is why I never gave it to the intended recipient :( I do have another person to send it to, and I won't be there when they open it, in case they make a similar remark :) I guess I should measure it to see how far off I was!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 20, 2014 05:13:27 PM
Thanks, pinkleo! I made a blanket last year (no pattern...just the lovely linen stitch) and someone looked at it and said, "That's as big as you're making it?" Which is why I never gave it to the intended recipient :( I do have another person to send it to, and I won't be there when they open it, in case they make a similar remark :) I guess I should measure it to see how far off I was!
First, ove the linen stitch; it's what my 2013 sky ghan is worked up in.

I think for baby ghans you can be a variety of sizes...small ones work for strollers and car seats, larger ones are fab for sleeping or playmats.

And I know the worry-worm of giving handmade gifties, but never let that stop you...handmade gifts are always the BEST!!! ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on January 20, 2014 05:38:09 PM
Thanks, pinkleo! I made a blanket last year (no pattern...just the lovely linen stitch) and someone looked at it and said, "That's as big as you're making it?" Which is why I never gave it to the intended recipient :( I do have another person to send it to, and I won't be there when they open it, in case they make a similar remark :) I guess I should measure it to see how far off I was!
First, ove the linen stitch; it's what my 2013 sky ghan is worked up in.

I think for baby ghans you can be a variety of sizes...small ones work for strollers and car seats, larger ones are fab for sleeping or playmats.

And I know the worry-worm of giving handmade gifties, but never let that stop you...handmade gifts are always the BEST!!! ;D

You are right! Thanks for the reminder! :D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 20, 2014 07:40:58 PM
You are right! Thanks for the reminder! :D
((HUGS)) :-* ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on January 20, 2014 11:25:45 PM
Thanks everyone :) Once I finish this one .. I have about 7.5 rounds left to go ... I'll be collecting yarn to make one for my fiance and myself ... I'm just not sure of the color theme for that one yet. I'm thinking either purples/greens ... or Seahawks colors! (Since he, the kids and I are all huge fans!)

CraftADDchick ... I worry about sizing all the time ... I usually shoot for between 35/40" for baby afghans.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Lilibet on January 21, 2014 01:44:43 AM
Say girls, what's the best yarn to use for this? I have a variety of very old yarn, thanks to my gran. Some of it is cotton, the other is cannot find out. Sort of fluffy, and dreadfully thin. It seems to me that I have to use a bulkier yarn for this, or am I wrong?


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 21, 2014 03:31:46 AM
I gave in...the stitches looked to complicated for me to bother with, but the fact that the blankets come out so beautiful, along with the fact that I have a lot of yarn to de-stash...I just printed to row pattern and the in the round pattern.

Now I just need time to try it! :P


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on January 21, 2014 09:30:56 AM
I wouldn't mix the old and new yarn. i know when ever people give me old yarn its rougher then newer acrylics. I wouldn't mix hand wash and machine wash. you could mix the thick and thin yarns, but it might make your blanket pull in oddly,which drove me crazy, but some people love that look.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on January 21, 2014 11:57:04 AM
Say girls, what's the best yarn to use for this? I have a variety of very old yarn, thanks to my gran. Some of it is cotton, the other is cannot find out. Sort of fluffy, and dreadfully thin. It seems to me that I have to use a bulkier yarn for this, or am I wrong?

Lilibet - I am using just regular worsted acrylic yarn for mine! Caron Pounders were my choice for this.

I gave in...the stitches looked to complicated for me to bother with, but the fact that the blankets come out so beautiful, along with the fact that I have a lot of yarn to de-stash...I just printed to row pattern and the in the round pattern.

Now I just need time to try it! :P
LadyBugsAndBumblebees - if you can do a triple crochet you can do this!! Once you get the pattern rows set in your brain, you won't need to look at the directions again, unless you put it down for long stretches of time. (like I did once in order to finish a Christmas gift)


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on January 21, 2014 02:17:21 PM
Thanks, Solitaire! And, I love your red/black/white combo! Very striking!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on January 25, 2014 09:45:32 PM
Updated progress shot ... Just took this photo about 5 minutes ago. I need to finish the white rounds and then do one more of the red and I'll be done!!



Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Lilibet on January 26, 2014 03:54:59 AM
Solitaire, it looks amazing! Is it a lot of work?

I'm about to start finishing some WIPs, so I can start this.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on January 26, 2014 07:40:56 AM
Wow, Solitaire! It looks fantastic! I wish I had a place in my house for that color scheme, because I love it!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: xyphir on January 26, 2014 11:07:47 AM
Ok, so the blanket I'm making, I ended up running out of the purple wool - I thought I had bought extra wool, but mustn't have - or I've already used it... but don't think so... who knows. Mysterious.
BUT... it did mean that I can start of this CAL!
Here is what I first attempted, but realised it was going to end up too big for a crib-blanket, so undid it and redid it with only four yoyos in the middle. Had some fun playing around first.
Haven't taken a photo of the new one, but this is my original one. Colors are out of whack because it was raining and I forgot to turn on the light etc blah blah.





Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on January 26, 2014 12:58:05 PM
So pretty, xyphir! Will you be using the variegated yarn throughout and matching it with solids?


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on January 26, 2014 03:48:51 PM
Solitaire, it looks amazing! Is it a lot of work?

I'm about to start finishing some WIPs, so I can start this.

Lilibet, it is a fair bit of work ... but once you get into the rhythm it goes fairly quickly. It's just like any other round or granny square afghan, the farther along you get, the longer it takes to complete each round. But it's definitely worth the work!!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on January 26, 2014 03:51:40 PM
xyphir love the colors you're using!! love love love purples of all sorts. CraftADDchick I'm loving the way this color scheme is turning out. I had originally thought to do it just red and black, but the white really makes it pop!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Helcura on January 27, 2014 12:27:44 AM
Pretty!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on January 28, 2014 12:25:15 PM
finished my blanket. i missed one of my corners so its a little slanted. its 29x 29







the yarns that i used
Caron Vickie Howell Sheep(ish),
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solids, Heathers & Twists ,
Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Solids & Heathers,
random thrift shop blanket yarn


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on January 28, 2014 05:48:13 PM
I love it, that1girl! And, I appreciate that you showed both sides... I don't think I've ever seen the "reverse" side of this pattern. I can't decide which side I like better! I really like the pops of orange and yellow in the center, too. Nicely done!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on January 28, 2014 10:18:15 PM
What a great afghan That1Girl!! Love the colors, perfect for a Finding Nemo theme!!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on January 29, 2014 10:18:46 AM
thanks guys


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: mama24boyz on January 29, 2014 10:20:52 AM
I'm a pretty quick crocheter, but really, that1girl, you put me to shame! You are so fast!  :D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: nisforneville on January 29, 2014 12:25:14 PM
I've put this project on hold while I made a star afghan, and now I have been busy working on craft swap projects.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on January 31, 2014 09:10:06 PM
@xyphir: love your beginning ;D

@that1girl: LOVE the way your blankie!  It turned out fabulous! 8)

Say girls, what's the best yarn to use for this? I have a variety of very old yarn, thanks to my gran. Some of it is cotton, the other is cannot find out. Sort of fluffy, and dreadfully thin. It seems to me that I have to use a bulkier yarn for this, or am I wrong?
I'm using sport-weight yarn for mine, and I've seen one in fingering.  The main thing is to stick with similar material (i.e. all wool, all cotton, or all acrylic) and similar weight (i.e. worsted, sport).

I gave in...the stitches looked to complicated for me to bother with, but the fact that the blankets come out so beautiful, along with the fact that I have a lot of yarn to de-stash...I just printed to row pattern and the in the round pattern.

Now I just need time to try it! :P
YAY!  Happy to have you join us ;D

LadyBugsAndBumblebees - if you can do a triple crochet you can do this!! Once you get the pattern rows set in your brain, you won't need to look at the directions again, unless you put it down for long stretches of time.
And completely agree! ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: devilduck on February 03, 2014 08:46:41 PM
I started mine over the weekend and I really like working with this pattern. I'm going to make a blanket for my cousin who is getting married in March. I'm using Red Heart Aspen, Country Blue, Frosty Green, Buff, and Brown.
Here's what I have so far...



Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on February 03, 2014 10:44:42 PM
devilduck it's looking great! Love the colors together!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: stillatthetop on February 04, 2014 02:27:23 AM
devilduck...I love this pattern, too. And I love your colors. I need to learn how to do this one. It looks like fun.

~T


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on February 04, 2014 09:39:21 AM
@devilduck: I am in love with your color palette!  (making note of it for future)


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: devilduck on February 05, 2014 08:37:55 AM
devilduck it's looking great! Love the colors together!

Thanks! I'm loving the colors too!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: devilduck on February 05, 2014 08:41:04 AM
devilduck...I love this pattern, too. And I love your colors. I need to learn how to do this one. It looks like fun.

~T

Thanks, I love these colors too. It is a fun pattern, it took me a few tries to get the hang of it but now I'm moving along pretty fast!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: devilduck on February 05, 2014 08:43:04 AM
@devilduck: I am in love with your color palette!  (making note of it for future)

Thanks, I'm loving it too!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on February 08, 2014 10:51:39 AM
I finished mine last night!!! I just have a few ends to weave in, then I can give it to my friend! 18 rounds of color, 54 x 54 inches total!




Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on February 08, 2014 11:29:05 AM
Wow, Solitaire, it looks fantastic! And, even though I haven't  made it yet, one of the things I like about this pattern is how you don't need to add a border to make it look finished-the last round just does it!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on February 13, 2014 10:51:52 AM
my love gave me a jo-anns gift card for valentines day.I used part of it today



I got red heart with love colors lilac, eggshell, aubergine and red heart super saver grey heather. sadly they were out of the with love in gray


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on February 13, 2014 10:55:14 AM
Lovely color selection, that1girl! Did you only buy one of each color? I'm having trouble estimating how much yarn I'll use...


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on February 13, 2014 01:40:05 PM
yea i only got one of each


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on February 13, 2014 01:56:04 PM
yea i only got one of each

How big will you make it? Can't wait to see how it turns out, because I really love the colors!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on February 14, 2014 11:07:32 AM
im not sure how big it will turn out.i guess i can get more yarn if its to small


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on February 14, 2014 11:11:30 AM
im not sure how big it will turn out.i guess i can get more yarn if its to small

:) Or, you can give it to a baby :)


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on February 18, 2014 06:47:09 PM
@Solitaire: Your wooleater is fantastic!  Way to go!
@that1girl: What a fab Vday gift!  Love the selection of goodies you got, and love the color palette.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: krissy-poo on February 21, 2014 01:46:08 PM
they are all looking so good! Mine hasn't even been started yet....due to getting continuous requests for hats, the tree of life afghan I am currently working on, and all the stuff to do for my wedding in June (and my best friend's in August, which I'm in) I might get to start it in September :/


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on March 02, 2014 12:43:22 PM
Update on my Baby Wooleater: I've reached my 25th round!  Only 15 more to go ;D




Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: xyphir on March 02, 2014 01:33:27 PM
I keep starting this, but not enjoying how it is coming out. Maybe I'll start again, but with a single circle for the middle rather than the four circles.
Is anyone else having trouble with the post stitches and seeing the next color through the post? I keep having to pull down (up??) the wool to hide the stitch.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on March 02, 2014 01:57:11 PM
pinkleo, it's coming out great! I really, really like the color scheme!

And, xyphir, I haven't made one, yet, but it seems like the previous color shows through whenever a different color is used. You can see it on pinkleo's above. Is that what you mean? I always thought it was supposed to show.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on March 02, 2014 07:27:53 PM
Is anyone else having trouble with the post stitches and seeing the next color through the post? I keep having to pull down (up??) the wool to hide the stitch.
All the ones I've seen have the color showing through...I always found it as part of the charm, giving a nice transition between colors.  You could do this pattern without back post stitches.  You wouldn't have the ridges, but it would still be lovely.

@craftADDchick Thanks! ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on March 03, 2014 11:11:33 AM
This is what the afghan would look like without the back post stitches ... Hope this helps.

http://www.yarnspirations.com/pattern/crochet/catherine-wheel-blanket


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on March 03, 2014 04:28:24 PM
I like both versions! Drat... now I have to choose...


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on March 08, 2014 04:07:31 AM

This is the project at the bottom of my pile because it doesnt have a due date


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on March 08, 2014 06:41:00 AM
Looking good, that1girl! Love how the colors look together!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on March 08, 2014 01:21:56 PM
Love those colors together That1Girl!!!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on March 10, 2014 06:58:43 PM
I'm lovin' the color combo too that1girl ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Lilibet on March 11, 2014 01:27:03 AM
I'm loving this topic, and I want to thank you gues for keeping me motivated indirectly. I'm currently finishing a stacking toy that I should have finished in September. Just can't wait to start this pattern!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: devilduck on March 14, 2014 11:06:54 AM
Here's my WIP so far. I'm almost done and I will be very happy to send it off soon.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on March 14, 2014 05:49:01 PM
devilduck, your ghan looks amazing and cozy :)


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on March 14, 2014 05:54:20 PM
devilduck, it looks fantastic! How big is it now?


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: devilduck on March 14, 2014 07:55:42 PM
devilduck, it looks fantastic! How big is it now?


Thanks! It's just about the size of the top of my (queen size) bed.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: devilduck on March 14, 2014 08:00:54 PM
devilduck, your ghan looks amazing and cozy :)


Thanks! It's very cozy and warm, it's been a little tough to work on it some days as the weather here is really warming up but whenever it cools down I get as much done as I can. : )


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on March 15, 2014 08:06:32 AM
devilduck that's awesome


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on March 15, 2014 09:46:08 AM
Devil duck OMG so gorgeous! Love, love, love the colors you chose!! I am planning on making one for my queen sized bed, I love that you did yours as a rectangle.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on March 16, 2014 10:24:46 AM
Wow, devilduck! That's a good sized blanket! Even more impressive that it's finished!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: devilduck on March 23, 2014 08:59:10 PM
I'm finally finished! I'm really happy with the way it turned out and that it's finished! Thanks for all the support and kind words I have received here, I appreciate it. It was great to participate in the CAL it really helped me to stay motivated to finish the blanket. In a couple of days it will be on its way to Oregon. Yeah!!










Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Lilibet on March 24, 2014 02:13:37 AM
Solitair, can you tell me what pattern you exactly used? It's the one that I want to use as well, but I get confused so easily.

And, uhm, can someone help me out with 'Australian' terminology? How different is it from UK or US terminology? I'm planning on starting this pattern in Germany (got my yarn ready) and I don't have any Inet access over there. I want to take all information with me, and be totally prepared.

Devilduck, you did an awesome job!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Solitaire on March 24, 2014 07:52:29 AM
DevilDuck-Love it!

Lilibet - I used these written instructions - http://sarahlondon.wordpress.com/2009/08/25/wool-eater-instructions/ along with this video showing the stitches - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x745ZeNbVFM. I hope that helps you out!

Here is a chart I found with US vs. UK/AUS terms, I hope it helps.  http://amysodyssey.wordpress.com/amygurumi/crochet-stitch-comparison-chart/


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on March 24, 2014 05:45:26 PM
devilduck, fantastic! Congrats on getting it finished! Time to start another? ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: devilduck on March 31, 2014 06:09:35 PM
devilduck, fantastic! Congrats on getting it finished! Time to start another? ;D

Thanks!! I'm not ready to start another Wool Eater yet, but I have a bunch of ideas for color schemes (an all neon one perhaps?) I've actually started working a Snape blanket for my friend's birthday.


Title: ~*pinkleo's baby boy wooleater*~
Post by: pinkleo on April 01, 2014 09:17:23 AM
I have finally finished my first wool-eater! ;D  I want to do another, but not in sport weight.



(pic taken last night, still needs a washing..I'll try to get better pics once the sun returns)


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on April 01, 2014 03:31:22 PM
Beautiful pinkleo (I mean, nutleo!)! How did you do the border? It looks nice and neat!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on April 01, 2014 04:42:01 PM
Beautiful pinkleo (I mean, nutleo!)! How did you do the border? It looks nice and neat!
Thanks! For border I did bottom of diamond, and then 2 rounds of sc. ;D


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on April 01, 2014 05:00:47 PM
Beautiful pinkleo (I mean, nutleo!)! How did you do the border? It looks nice and neat!
Thanks! For border I did bottom of diamond, and then 2 rounds of sc. ;D

Simple enough, thanks! Now, I just have to file the info away for future use :)


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on April 01, 2014 05:01:50 PM
devilduck, fantastic! Congrats on getting it finished! Time to start another? ;D

Thanks!! I'm not ready to start another Wool Eater yet, but I have a bunch of ideas for color schemes (an all neon one perhaps?) I've actually started working a Snape blanket for my friend's birthday.

LOL! I don't think I'd be ready to tackle another one right away, either. And, a Snape blanket sounds like you'll be pretty busy!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Lilibet on April 02, 2014 12:54:10 AM
Oh, that's so pretty! I love the (literally) cool colours.
Damn woman, but you made me doubt that the pattern that I want to use. You did use a different one, no? 


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on April 02, 2014 04:14:28 AM
beautiful blanket pinkleo


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on April 02, 2014 03:02:13 PM
Oh, that's so pretty! I love the (literally) cool colours.
Damn woman, but you made me doubt that the pattern that I want to use. You did use a different one, no? 
Thanks! ;D  I used the Learn to Do Bavarian Crochet (Annie's Attic: Crochet) by Jenny King (http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Bavarian-Crochet-Annies-Attic/dp/1596353163), Lullaby pattern.  It's the same basic pattern, using 2 diamonds for middle and sport-weight yarn.


:-* Thank you that1girl! ;D


Title: Re: ~*pinkleo's baby boy wooleater*~
Post by: devilduck on April 06, 2014 10:34:30 PM
I have finally finished my first wool-eater! ;D  I want to do another, but not in sport weight.


https://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/32775_01Apr14_SAM_1996.JPG
(pic taken last night, still needs a washing..I'll try to get better pics once the sun returns)

I love how your blanket turned out! The border is really nice, I'll have to try that the next time I tackle this pattern.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on April 07, 2014 04:13:53 PM
i finished my blanket. i decided not to buy more yarn for it. im just going to give it to my niece.







Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on April 07, 2014 04:29:28 PM
Lovely, that1girl! It looks like a nice lap blanket size, and the colors are just great!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: pinkleo on April 09, 2014 06:57:11 PM
that1girl, your wooleater is gorgeous...I'm in love with your colors.


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: that1girl on April 11, 2014 12:12:38 PM
thanks


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: devilduck on April 14, 2014 10:01:56 PM
I love your color palette! Your kitty seems to be pretty happy with the blanket too! : )


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Lilibet on April 20, 2014 02:33:19 AM
I started my blankie too!

I had a hard time, trying to start everything from scratch in Germany, without any Internet access. The Aussie pattern used double treble, the similar pattern from Simply Crochet (a British magazine, but I bought the Dutch version) used only treble. Not to mention the battle that I faced with the raised stitches... I settled on using just trebles, because I sort of dislike double trebles. And I cannot seem to crochet them neatly enough.

But, I did it, and I'm currently stitching round 8. Technically that's the last one of the given pattern, but it is so repetitive that I won't have any problems making it bigger and bigger.

I'm using the new DMC yarn btw, and so far, so good. A pic will follow soon!


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: Lilibet on April 20, 2014 07:15:51 AM
And quickly, my picture!

I have now finished the blue round, and am starting on another pink round. The colours are my sister's doing, although they are some of my favourites.

(http://s7.photobucket.com/user/ideliesje/media/Handwerken/2014-04-18135446_zps6904fbe0.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 2014 Wool-Eater-Along (pattern & tutorials links provided)
Post by: craftADDchick on April 20, 2014 09:32:22 AM
Lilibet, it's looking good! I really like the vibrant colors, too. And, kudos to you for working through such an "international" pattern!