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31  Re: Crochet Olympics Official Thread... in Crochetalongs by dntysgrplm on: February 13, 2006 08:11:50 AM
Well, ladies, I never thought in a million years that this would happen, but I'm done.  I started during the opening ceremonies on Friday and finished during pairs figure skating on Saturday.  I thought I'd picked a challenging project -- to design and crochet a toddler's halter top, something I'd never done before, but I guess the kids just napped a lot and let me work.  Here's the finished product:

The straps cross in the back and thread through the top of the beige part, then through the bottom, then tie.  I'll try to get a pic of my little girl wearing it, but she wasn't awake when I left for work this morning.  In case you're wondering the yarn is a wool/angora blend, which I might dip dye in blue Kool-Aid to get a pink/purple/blue fade going on. 

I think I'll start another project today, and I suppose my new challenge is to see how many projects I can get done in 16 days. 
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32  Re: Betty Purse in Crochet: Completed Projects by dntysgrplm on: January 31, 2006 08:44:24 AM
Thanks everyone! I'm going to try to answer some questions:

What a great purse! I really like that stitch.  I don't think I've seen it before...do you think you could tell me how it's done?
The stitch is called a seed stitch.  It's worked over an even number of chains, plus one turning chain.  Example (6 chains, plus 1 turning chain).  Do a single crochet into the first chain stitch, then a double crochet, then a single, then a double until you're at the end of the row.  The turn with one turning chain and start over, single, double, single, double, so that you're working one double crochet into every single crochet and one single crochet into every double crochet. 

Pretty!  I like the colors, the style, and the stitch.  Okay, so I'd love the pattern!  LOL
The pattern I made up as I went, but I'll make an attempt to get it written down to share.  It may take a few days. 

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33  Betty Purse in Crochet: Completed Projects by dntysgrplm on: January 30, 2006 12:57:53 PM
I designed and crocheted this little beauty over the last week or so:

I decided not to line it because the stitch is pretty sturdy and I used a small hook, so I got a pretty tight fabric. Here's a picture of the inside:

Close-up of seed stitch:
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34  Re: Men's Scarf Patterns? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by dntysgrplm on: September 15, 2005 12:36:04 PM
I made my man a hooded scarf last year.  He picked out the yarn, a medium green homespun, and I did the whole thing in single crochet.  No fringe on the end, so it was plain and manly enough, I guess.  I didn't use a pattern, but if you're interested I can tell you how I figured out how long/deep to make the hood and how long to make the sides.  Here's some pics:

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35  Reupholstered Ottoman with Dotted Fabric in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by dntysgrplm on: August 22, 2005 08:03:20 AM
Long-time lurker, first-time poster (at least to housewares)

Here's an ottoman that I recovered this weekend.  It's all part of a larger room re-do project. 

Here's the ottoman with the slipcover I made three or fours years ago.  It's not too bad, but doesn't go with the new room idea.  Also the fringe started coming off and everday I sweep up tiny little pieces of gold string:

Here's whats underneath the slipcover (eww):

Here's the ottoman with the new fabric on it.  I basically ripped off the skirt and used a matt knife to cut off the old upholstery on the cushion.  I used the same foam, because it was in decent condition and just stuck it back down with some spray adhesive.  The I covered the whole thing with an old comforter (for more body) and stapled that to the bottom.  Then cut the other fabric and stapled that on over the old comforter. 

And  here's a close up of the fabric, which shows the color a little better.  I got enough fabric to also make four 18" square pillows for the couch.  I really like the way this turned out. 

Let me know what you think!
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36  hooded scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by dntysgrplm on: November 28, 2004 11:14:10 AM
Here's a present I made for my husband.  He hates wearing hats in the winter and then complains that his ears are cold, so I made him a hooded scarf.  I didn't use a pattern or anything, just kind of made it up, but if anyone is interested, I can tell you how I did it. 

Here it is layed out on the table, you can see how the hood part is wider that the scarf part:

here it is again on the table, with the hood part kind of opened up:

Now I'm wearing it:

Here's the side view, it's really hard to take a picture of the side of your head:

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37  scrapbook pages in Scrapbooking: Completed Projects by dntysgrplm on: November 28, 2004 11:07:16 AM
I've been lurking around here for a while, but this is my first actual post, due in part to the fact that my camera has been broken and I just decided to buy a new one.   

here are some of my favorite scrapbook pages.  I guess I should say that this is a scrapbook of pictures of my daughter, who is now 16 months old.   If anyone is interested in how I did stuff, just say so and I'll let you know.  Comments are appreciated. 

Fall page:

Quiet Contemplation:

Spring Page:

Family Vacation:
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