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31  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: My Granny squares are unraveling...Oh! me! Oh! my! HELP! on: June 24, 2005 07:55:16 AM
Rather than tying knots (that always come undone!), try this yarn-change technique:


Then, leave ends long and crochet right over them. It's a much more secure way to go and with some practice, should work for granny squares.

Good luck!
32  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / cute dog sweater pattern? 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
33  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Alright, I HAVE to ask, I'm going mad. on: June 24, 2005 07:13:54 AM

This entire thread made me laugh so much, I've laughed up my morning coffee!  My grandma made those 'impaled Barbie" tp covers too!  As she really got into it, there were Theme Impaled Barbie TP covers--a little green dress and tam-o-sham for St. Pat's, a witch for Halloween, a Mrs. Claus, the list goes on!  Once, she even made a 'curtains' Scarlet of Gone with the Wind--that was our favorite, get it?-wind?!  Thanks for the memories, and the laughs!
34  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Pretty Posies Shawl on: June 24, 2005 06:48:42 AM
that's one of the best "stashbusters" I've ever seen! love it!
35  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Crocheted bag on: June 24, 2005 06:41:43 AM
you just learned THIS week?  great job!  really, really good for a second project--impressive!  I love the asymetrical flap.
36  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: super easy modern baskets on: June 23, 2005 09:34:50 PM

Thanks for the stiffening recipe!  I think that's the same method my Grandma used to make her crocheted snowflake ornaments, can't wait to try it!

37  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: a bright crocheted lion for the leos (and leo lovers!) on: June 21, 2005 01:06:59 PM
He's adorable! 
38  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: the 2 year wavy bedspread on: June 21, 2005 12:53:22 PM
well done!
39  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: The fruits of my crocheting obsession.... on: June 18, 2005 10:42:13 AM
I love the baby sweater--it looks almost like a mini-version of an adult shoulder-wrap? Is it worked continuously through the neck/front?

A pattern would be great if you can share. well done!
40  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: I love second-hand skeins! on: June 11, 2005 01:26:48 PM

thanks for the compliment, I just added the edging instructions above. If they are confusing, let me know--it's basically a 'Scallop Edging', you can find lots of instructions for this kind of thing in books and in online tutorials.

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