A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News from Internet Brands:
Closing the Craftster Community on December 19, 2019.
Read the details here.
Total Members: 318,835
Currently Running With Scissors:
304 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 12 13 [14]
131  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern Search: HOODED poncho on: September 26, 2004 04:13:11 AM
You searched all night too?  Thanks!, I think you are right---the measurements for that hood could be the key (knitted or not!).  Instead of being frustrated, I think I'll use this as an opportunity for creating my own pattern--especially as I'm wanting a button or zip closure as well.  So, poncho from one pattern with as-yet-unknown invented closure, hood size and shape from another pattern....I'm off to cobble something together...the Frankenstein's Monster Hooded Poncho sounds as good a name as any!


132  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern Search: HOODED poncho on: September 26, 2004 01:19:40 AM
Close, but no cigar. Knit is no good for me (yet).  Still searching....
133  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: First Scarf: Bag it or Finish it? on: September 26, 2004 01:14:18 AM
I would undo it and start again---you'd be suprised how quickly it goes and how much you've improved ---keep a bit of the original to compare. It's gut-wrenching at first, but when you see the improvement and have a scarf that you will use --and proudly --I think you'll be much happier. 

and GREAT WORK teaching yourself!!  Well done!

134  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern Search: HOODED poncho on: September 24, 2004 02:00:59 AM
Update: Ok, I've done some online searching and found any number of hooded capes, but for infants only.  I've even made a hooded wrap for a baby myself, and I think I could work out a pattern using the same structure/idea sized up, but I'd rather not.  So, still seeking that elusive Adult hooded cape/poncho/wrap pattern---any ideas out there?

(I'd go to the library or local shop, except that I'm currently in Europe and my foreign language skills don't 'translate' to patterns yet---online is my only option at the moment, and my online time is limited too, so I really appreciate everyone's help--suggestions and pattern offerings in the past have been wonderful!).

Thanks much!
135  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Crochet moron needs help... on: September 24, 2004 01:34:15 AM
Re: tension and gauge tip:  Over time, I've noticed that I crochet too tight some times, too loosely at others---it often depends on my mood and the atmosphere of where I'm working.  So, I've devised a system - I keep  multiple projects going, one that requires tighter, closely-packed stitches and one or more others that call for a looser, soft tension.  When I'm anxious or tense, I work it out on tight little stitches and as I relax---and here's the important part, especially for large lengths of fabric such as scarves where gauge/tension changes really show---STOP working on that project, pack it away and pick up the other, ready to maintain a nice loose rhythm on the other project.

In lieu of that, I also often warm up first with a bit of spare yarn, which is also a nice way to build up a stitch swatch library.

Good luck!
p.s. The starting chain still gets me sometimes---but I have a friend who's outstanding at it--I hand her yarn and hook all the time: "Chain 150 please!"  No shame in having someone else get you going when you're a beginner! 
136  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Pattern Search: HOODED poncho/CAPE on: September 23, 2004 01:02:54 PM
Looking for a hooded poncho crochet pattern: something I can make up in warm and thick cuddly wool (moving to cold climate soon) with a hood to put up over my head, something that wraps around with a button closure would be nice (so as not to muss up my 'do!)--so, I guess it's actually a CAPE that I'm looking for, maybe?  (intermediate skill level)

137  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: need crochet Alligator/Crocodile stuffed toy pattern on: September 22, 2004 01:19:06 AM
Will do!
138  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: need crochet Alligator/Crocodile stuffed toy pattern on: September 18, 2004 09:11:50 AM
Super!!  Thank you so much, that is just what I was looking for!

139  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Baby Blankets on: September 16, 2004 05:22:32 AM
I just finished a baby blanket for my first niece, due this winter!  Funny enough, I used sage green too--also in a very simple double crochet (as I'm a beginner and wanted to not make any errors either nor do anything too frilly).  After a few dozen rows, the solid sage green started too look too plain---so I did a few varied and random-sized horizontal stripes in a soft white which made the green really POP.  No pics, sorry, but it turned out great, hit of the baby shower.

Now working on this one: http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/lionbrand/index.fcgi?page=http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/cpl-bafg.html, in a washable terry for after-bath, been told by friends with babies that it's a nice item to have from around the six month age to two years--easier than a robe, cozier than a towel.

good luck! 
140  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / need crochet Alligator/Crocodile stuffed toy pattern on: September 16, 2004 05:10:25 AM
Looking for crocheted, stuffed toy pattern for an Alligator or Crocodile (or something that can be adjusted to look like one)...anyone know of a source? (any skill level)

Pages: 1 ... 12 13 [14]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search
Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics

Latest Blog Articles
Meal Prep Monday: Black Eyed Pea and Squash Soup
Craftster Featured Projects - Dedicated to the People Who Made It
Tute Tuesday: Paper Tree

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands