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1  Flower corsage things in Crochet: Completed Projects by japananne on: July 12, 2008 07:59:28 AM
I'm on the committee of my local Residents' Assocation and we're getting geared up for our community Fayre Day that we organise that's held in August.  Last night I had the brainwave of crocheting some little corsage things and here are the first six:

I'm quite pleased with how they've turned out!  Smiley  But, more importantly, do you think anyone will actually want to buy them?!?    Huh
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2  Shirt to waistcoat - simple, but I'm a newbie and really chuffed with it!! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by japananne on: April 21, 2008 09:44:41 AM
So I started with this, which looks like a perfectly fine shirt, but there were sweat stains under the arms Shocked (eew!) which meant it couldn't be worn as a shirt anymore.....

So I decided to turn it into a waistcoat.  I intended to keep the pockets on it, but when I cut the sleeves off I had major pookling action at my boobs going on  Angry, like so

So the pockets had to go as I couldn't put darts in when they were there.  Anyone else wish they had slightly smaller boobs sometimes, just to make the sewing easier?!

And this is what I ended up with!

(I still need to fix one of the darts a bit)

What do you think?  I'm quite chuffed.  It's the first thing I've reconned that I'll actually wear Smiley
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3  First two hats :) in Crochet: Completed Projects by japananne on: January 20, 2008 09:44:43 AM
This is my first topic after lurking on the clothing and crochet boards for a couple of months.  I love this site!  I think I may be addicted....

Anyway, I have exams in a couple of weeks for my masters and what am I doing?  Studying??  No!!  Crocheting of course!  I'm a complete beginner, so please be kind..... Smiley

Hat number 1

This hat was entirely made up pattern-wise.  Just alternating rows of double and treble crochet.

And on my handy modelling box

The wool is super wiggly as I bought it in a charity shop and didn't realise it was from something that someone had ripped....which is fine, but it also meant it was actually lots of bits of wool knotted together - grrr

For hat number 2 I wanted a newsboy type hat with a brim and kind of followed this pattern
I chose this pattern as it was the first one I found in British rather than American terminology!  I ended up altering it a bit as I've no idea if the wool I was using was comparable to that in the pattern, I was definitely using the wrong size hook and didn't bother doing any gauge type measurements (I'm far too impatient)  So there's a couple more increasing and decreasing rows in mine.  I think I also made it inside out or something, but nevermind....

So a Saturday night of TV and crochet results in hat minus brim.  I almost nearly didn't put the brim on as I liked it this way too!  But I figured if I didn't like the brim I'd just take it off again.  It's actually cream on the top (see a later photo). 

And plus the brim

And from the top (before the brim went on, hadn't woven the tails in yet) to show the pretty triangles you get.

I'm quite pleased with my hat and I'm going to wear it tomorrow to keep me warm on the way to work Smiley

Comments welcome! Smiley
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