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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: help me attach crochet trim on: December 11, 2008 09:10:00 PM
Thanks everyone for the great tutorials and suggestions.  I am going to do some reading, and see what I can manage. 
I guess I didn't mention that the fabric I'm using for the blanket is a sort of fuzzy fleece.  I tried poking through it with my smallest crochet hook... to no avail.  I did stop by the fabric store and bought some yarn darning needles that look like they might do the trick.... but first I'm gonna look through these links you were so good to share.  I'll be sure to post back with updates when I figure it out and finish the project. 
Thanks again
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / help me attach crochet trim on: December 11, 2008 09:29:08 AM
These are pictures of a washcloth from a towel set that was a wedding present. 

My husband's great aunt crocheted the edging.  I want to copy this style onto a baby blanket.  My trouble is that no instructions I can find cover how to attach the trim.  They all assume you are going to sew it on after you made it.  I know these pictures are a little fuzzy, but the trim on these towels was clearly crocheted directly onto the towel.  How do I do that?  Just keep a needle threaded ahead of the hook?  Obviously I would only need it for the first round to do the foundation chain.  Should I use a tiny hook instead and hope I can force it through the fabric? 
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Arrrrr Matey! A pirate's life for me. on: August 29, 2008 06:33:09 PM
I want to know about you dress form... is it made of duct tape?  Why?  How?  Does it fit your shape?  I think I want one.
4  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: Beauregard.....frankly my dear, I don't give a d**n...pic heavy on: August 05, 2008 06:25:38 PM
Gorgeous!  I am so excited to see mine when it's done!  I hope it's as great as yours.  Whats your source for bamboo yarn?
5  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: Violet Beauregard sizing help on: August 05, 2008 06:22:51 PM
Thank you so much!  I'm glad your skirt turned out great.  I would love to see pictures.  I think I am going to go with a combination of both suggestions.  My husband helped me work out the math to increase slightly more on each increase round.  So, I'm doing the first three rows following the pattern for L, and gradually increase to reach the XL measurements just above the scallops.  We'll see how that goes.  If after row 6 or so it doesn't look right, I can always just frog it all and try the XL from the beginning. 
I did work up a gauge swatch, but I get tired of trying so many, and I really don't want to use a smaller hook, so my gauge is already slightly larger than what the pattern calls for.  It will probably end up perfect with both solutions combined!   Smiley  I'll be sure to post pictures when I'm done. 
Thanks again.
6  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Violet Beauregard sizing help on: August 01, 2008 11:49:35 AM
I'm going to start my first wearables project, and I've already run into a snag.  How do I adjust for size?  This pattern has 5 options for size, which is super helpful; except my friend is between them!  She falls into the finished sizes for the waist L and hips XL.  Do I just make the whole skirt XL and hope she can simply gather more at the top with the drawstring?  Or do you have suggestions for how to go about increasing my increases even further? 
Here are the numbers just in case it helps.
Friend: waist 36", hips 48" 
Pattern: L waist 36", hips 44"    XL waist 40", hips 48"
I think I can accomplish either method, I just want to know what you lovely crafters think would work best.  Also, if I do change the increases...How much?  When?  HOW?
Thanks in advance
7  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: In Bloom with different flower detail on: July 31, 2008 11:23:53 AM
Great!  I made the Fit to be Tied version this month and have noticed it's a little floppy with a jersey lining.  Do you think the thicker material inside is the way to go for future projects, or should I try something like interfacing behind the lining material? 
8  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: "STAINED GLASS LOOK" Phat Bottom Bag. on: July 31, 2008 11:18:47 AM
I love the stripes idea!  It really adds some flare to an already awesome bag.  I dunno if the flower on the side is necessary though, it seems to get lost in the stripes.  Maybe a brighter flower in a different color?  Or something shiny?  Really well done.
9  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: Fat-bottomed bag...with owls? on: July 31, 2008 11:12:11 AM
Very cute idea!  I used a silk flower (because crocheted flowers just don't hold my attention at the moment).  I love the ladybug idea too!  This bag just invites unique decoration!
10  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Re: My Fat Bottom Bag on: July 31, 2008 11:06:58 AM
What a great idea to use tweed as a lining!  I usually stick to cotton or jersey, but I often find that I want something more substantial.  Do you feel like it stiffens the sides of the bag at all?
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