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1  Ballet-stye Toddler Dress in Crochet: Completed Projects by modkatie on: June 04, 2008 10:13:50 AM

Koigu KPM Merino wool in HOT, HOT Pink
size 3.5 hook
Ballerina Wrap Sweater pattern from Coats & Clark "Just Kids" pattern booklet, with an added skirt of joined "Willow" blocks from "200 Crochet Blocks" by Eaton.

I just finished this for my 3 year old niece, hope it fits!
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2  Silk Cami in Crochet: Completed Projects by modkatie on: June 07, 2006 11:04:42 PM

yarn: The Great Adirondack Yarn Co. Silk Delight/Cantalope (!!)
hook: 3mm
pattern: Crochet Magazine "Blackberry Camisole" March 2005

This one is all about the yarn! Hand dyed SILK, I just HAD to have it, especially for the colors. It was a birthday gift for a friend, and very well received. All silk is soooo slippery to work with, but the result was worth it.

I still have a skein left, need to find the perfect lacey scarf pattern so I can enjoy this yarn for myself. Any ideas?
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3  Cold Shoulders, modified in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by modkatie on: June 07, 2006 10:56:40 PM

yarn: Rowan Kidsilk Haze (mohair/silk) color: Elegance 577
hook: 3.25mm
pattern: Cold Shoulders with added rows (repeated row 12 an additional 12 times) and change in gauge, changed pom tie to ribbon.

I gifted this one, to a friend who lives in sunny California, because it's so lightwieght--almost a whisper in weight.  I'm sure she'll be able to wear it even on summer evenings. This mohair/silk yarn is like a pet----incredibly soft. Tricky sometimes to work with, but the overall effect is gorgeously soft and lucious.

The pattern is pretty simple, I can imagine already a number of different takes on it--a longer cape with arm slits, different looks with dramatic yarns and gauge and on and on...would love to see how other people have adapted it!

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4  short 'n' sweet bolero in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by modkatie on: April 19, 2006 10:32:46 AM

pattern: Stitch'n Bitch Crochet, the Happy Hooker 'short 'n' sweet bolero'
yarn: Rowan Wool/Cotton in color 964 'Still' (an indescribable mossy brown green)
hook: 3.5mm (to obtain gauge with substituted yarn, pattern called for 5mm)

I've finally made something for MYSELF!  Spring is still chilly here, so I think I'll get alot of use out of this little, lightwieght sweater.  The pattern is brilliant--all worked without seams, arms are worked on as you go! It's also a cinch to make it any length you like, even long sleeves could be easily done. And the yarn was well worth the splurge.

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5  Finally Finished! Great Big Doillie! in Crochet: Completed Projects by modkatie on: March 09, 2006 10:42:18 PM

 60" round table cloth, joined repeated motifs from a very old ('91) Crochet Home magazine pattern, in Ecru DMC Cotton Crochet Thread size 10, 2.5mm hook.

Finally, after six months, it's done!! I started this table cloth back last summer, when it was warm, and more pleasant to work with cotton thread than yarn.  Meant to be finished for Christmas, but an attack of 'crochet-shoulder' put me off schedule--I was able to complete in time though for Grandma to use it on her Easter table. She's the only one I could think of to appreciate the Giant Dollie look--even though I think it's pretty, it just wouldn't work in my own place. I loved doing it though---by the tenth motif (it took 55!) I had memorized the pattern and it was really rewarding to see it come together.  And VERY rewarding to finally finish! woo-hoo!
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6  Granny Square Toddler Sweater in Crochet: Completed Projects by modkatie on: March 09, 2006 10:22:04 PM

Granny Square Sweater from Candy Tots by Candi Jensen (minus fringe) in Brown Sheep's Lambs Pride Wool/Mohair in Wild Oak, Creme and Khaki (the 'Khaki' is really a pretty watery green), 3.5 mm hook

...This turned out pretty cute, but I won't be doing something with so much finishing/piecing together anytime soon, especially not in this small size!  Took longer to get it all together than to crochet the pieces. I love this yarn, it's so cushy to work with. I have lots left in the stash, working up a matching Big Granny Square blanket to go with as a gift--easy, no sewing together!
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7  mini capelet and hat in Crochet: Completed Projects by modkatie on: July 04, 2005 02:15:41 PM

pattern: version of 'Round the Capelet' http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/ponchos.php
hook: 5.5 mm
yarn: two strands held together of hand-dyed wool (sorry, unlabeled bargain bin find)

I just finished a mini version of this great, easy capelet pattern. The original, for adults, uses chunky yarn and a huge hook.  A smaller hook and two strands of finer yarn made up for this toddler version.  It was a bit of an experiment, but it worked! 

A basic hat pattern with an added trim (same as last row of capelet pattern) and an added bobble-flower on each and voila!

The hat looks huge compared to the capelet, but this kid's got a big pumpkin.
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8  cute dog sweater pattern? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by modkatie on: June 24, 2005 07:32:49 AM
Though it's tempting, I'm not looking for a dog-motif sweater pattern..I'm still just searching for a simple crocheted dog sweater..something not too-cutesy or a simple pattern I could manipulate.

Any suggestions?  Size not important--it's for a smallish (22lbs) dog, I can adjust size.


Here's pic of my sad, cold pup--we've moved to a much cooler climate, and even in the summer, she could use some added warmth--help the chilly dog!

Miss Ruby
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9  Re: Abundance of crochet thread in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by modkatie on: June 11, 2005 11:58:40 AM

pattern: version of classic roll brim style hat http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/ckc-rollBrimHat.html (add increase row before starting brim, add cluster/scallop edge)
yarn: various thrift-store finds of cotton thread (pink: size 10, yellow: two threads of size 20 together)
hook: 2.25mm

I'm still working my way through that bag of thrift-store thread! Here's the latest--a little 'Sunshine Hat' for a friend's little one. I have lots and lots of this thread left, even after all the baskets---seems I might never use it all up!!
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10  I love second-hand skeins! in Crochet: Completed Projects by modkatie on: June 11, 2005 11:43:48 AM

pattern: Grand Granny Square Afghan  http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/ccusa-grandGrannySquareAfghan.html (*with added edging)
yarn: extraordinary thrift store find! http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/home.php
hook: 6.5 mm

This isn't a super-special project by any means, but I was so excited by the yarn-find!  I found 5 skeins of gorgeous Classic Elite Italian Superwash Wool (three variegated, one each of solid green and aqua) for a grand total of $3 at the Goodwill!

It was just enough to make a newborn blanket version of the Grand Granny Square --love this pattern by the way, it's so quick and easy and changing colors and adding an interesting edging makes each one unique.

*Added edging: (Changing colors as you like) Slip Stitch in third chain of starting CH 3 to end Granny Square pattern, then start edging as follows:
Round 1: CH 1, turn. SC in each stitch to corner, SC CH1 SC in corner, repeat to end. Slip stitch to join in starting CH 1. CH 3, turn.
Round 2: Skip one stitch, SC in next stitch. *CH 3, skip one stitch, SC in next stitch*. Repeat to end. Slip stitch to join.
Round 3: 3 SC in first 3-Chain Space. 3 SC in each 3-Chain Space around. Slip Stitch to join and fasten off.
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