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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: yoyo afghan crochet picture heavy on: June 17, 2009 05:47:47 PM

I am playing with this block some more to see what other configurations I can come up with  I am kind of liking this but I am a little stuck as to how the next row works out I have torn it out 3 times already
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: yoyo afghan crochet picture heavy on: June 08, 2009 06:31:42 PM
first thank you for thinking it was clever.  As for changing colors that is done every round.  Some of mine have the same color every other round some are random.  If I have a lot of a color I use it every other round.  the blocks that I have very little of a color are differnt colors every row.  using the color with the least in the middle and so on.  Some of the striping is because some of the threads are variegated too.  those are actually blocks for a larger afghan those measure about a foot across the yoyo shapes in those afghan are the size of a dime.  But that is because I am using crochet thread and a steel size 6 hook you could use yarn and then those would be probably baby car seat size afghans.

hope that helps some
take care

Fantastic! My first response on seeing your pictures was HOLY COW! And then I peeked at your (awesomely detailed) tutorial, and realized how clever it is.

How hard is it to figure out the layout (to make striped "rounds" like yours)? And, how do you know when to change yarn colors? Or, are your afghans above just giant "blocks" where you used the same technique around and around?
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / yoyo afghan crochet picture heavy on: June 08, 2009 10:30:20 AM

I used my scraps of vintage size 10 and knit cro-sheen thread and size 6 steel crochet hook.  I am trying to use up all my vintage scraps at the moment as we are moving and downsizing and I have way to much stuff in my craft room as the next house is only half the size of this one.  

These are made using a continuous chain method so the entire block only has 11 threads to finish.  I made color changes every round to add variety to each block.  For a size reference the individual circles are the size of a USA dime.  But I could have used any yarn as long as the hook was the right size to keep tensions correct.

please ask questions happy to answer
been asked to post a tutorial there is one on my blog that shows how to do this technique only but you can modify easily it to make scarfs and head bands and things of that sort
4  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Winter Holidays / Re: REMOVING PERMANENT MARKER? on: November 12, 2008 01:07:46 PM
at our house we have dry erase boards and to clean them you use dry eraser board cleaner you can buy it at any office supply store.  But did you know it also gets rid of permanent marker yes there have been issuse found out the hard way.  Just spray on cup let sit on the stain for a few minutes and apply again as needed it usually takes less than three applications to get permanent marker off of things with this.
5  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: punch needle flowers on: August 31, 2008 02:16:26 PM
why not make your own patterns I do that all the time the patterns are usually very simple and basic so they are easy to creat your own
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Dragon dress: Garden Part 3 on: June 18, 2008 04:43:44 AM
I would like to see what the back looks like

update thanks in advance for any photos of the back
take care
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Selling Crafts on Etsy.com / Re: Do any smoker succeed on Etsy? on: April 14, 2008 04:30:57 AM
being a person that has an asthma attack just if a heavy smoker walks past me I would appreciate the warning.  yes I wouldn't buy the items but that is because I would end up having an asthma attack.  There are items I have unknowingly purchased that have smoke on them even after asking if they smoke and being told nope I don't but it came full of smoke and had to sit in my garage for three months before I could get near it and that is after I washed it.  Problem is people in their families do and they have become desensitized to it.  My brother was a huge smoker to the point where if I was with in 20 feet of his apartment I was ill very frustrating to not be able to visit your own family.  I can understand not wanting to put negative labels on things but health issues are real and no choice is involved with them you have bad health and can't help it.  People who smoke at some point they made a choice to have this habit they want the habit.  If I could make the choice not to be asthmatic I would but I don't have that luxury .
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Little girls dress for my baby girl on: March 09, 2008 03:00:54 PM
It is a cute dress.  I think it is great as your first piece of clothing.  I have made lot of dresses for my children nieces and friends and a few for sale in my store which are typically made in cotton if used for spring summer clothes and wool and acrylic for winter items.

 I think it might be better suited for a cooler holiday as she will melt in the thickness of yarn easter dresses usually are better in cotton so it can breath (unless you live in a real cold climate)   this looks more like acrylic which doesn't breath well.
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: lucky vest and matching handwarmers on: March 09, 2008 06:50:21 AM
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: A hex skirt from a vintage blanket imag heavy on: March 04, 2008 04:27:27 AM
thanks all it is very nice to hear all these nice things said about my projects I started a baby bonnet too using these hexes
you can see it at the below link it isn't done yet but there is enough there to get the idea
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