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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Vintage Craft Projects / Re: Giant Crochet Robot! on: April 25, 2009 10:39:33 AM
I want to make that!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I give up! New here how to search for certain patterns? on: April 12, 2009 09:28:14 PM
I second Ravelry- it is amazing for finding patterns because you can find patterns from pretty much every site and ones other ravelry users have come up with.

On the main crochet page here on craftster there is a tutorial thread where they put all the patterns that have been posted in the forums. I cannot remember if there is one for fingerless gloves or not though.

Also yarn websites usually have a lot of free patterns. Lionbrand.com has a ton- (most of which can also be found on ravelry)
3  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 4/1/09 - Macrame is Back-rame! on: April 01, 2009 09:15:45 AM
EEEEEEEEEE! I just love macrame. I have a ton of plants sitting around just begging to be hung and now, thanks to macrame.net, I have found my motivation.

Thank you macrame.net.
4  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 30 ENTRIES / Re: Hermit Crab Cozy on: March 30, 2009 02:16:27 PM
that is really cute and i love that your crab's name is chicken especially since I have a cat named chicken!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: (tattoo hiding) wrist cuff on: March 29, 2009 07:52:19 PM
I have made a few wrist cuffs and my buddy who taught me crochet makes them all the time.  I think they are cute.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Star Guild Opportunity Quilt (image heavy) on: March 28, 2009 07:20:18 PM
That is amazing. I cannot even wrap my head around how you did that so perfectly and intricately. Absolutely amazing.
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Difference in needle sizes? And looking for instructions to make beanie on: March 28, 2009 02:37:19 PM
No problem at all. I am pretty new at it myself. You should also get The Happy Hooker book. Everyone that I know who crochets pretty much taught themselves from that book.
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Maybe this is more of a vent... on: March 27, 2009 04:58:27 PM
That is really annoying. I don't think shipping should ever be based on price. It should be based on weight or size because that is how postage works. If you want to add insurance that is another thing but basic shipping costs have nothing to do with the price of an item. If you want more money raise the price of the item, don't be sneaky.

Deb- which eye site has the real shipping costs. I need to order some because all I can find around here are basic black ones.

9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Difference in needle sizes? And looking for instructions to make beanie on: March 27, 2009 04:51:02 PM
It works the same as knitting- bigger hook equals looser stitches and bigger final product. You can test the difference between two hooks by making a swatch, just like with knitting- it can vary from person to person because of your tension and a host of other variables.

Also, most of the time you can use the same size hook (in mm) as the knitting needle recommendation. Go smaller for tighter stitches, larger for looser ones. Most worsted weight recommend 5.5 but I usually use a smaller one- I mainly make little stuffed things though.

If you aren't already, you should join ravelry.com- they have lots of great tips and free projects, but it takes about 5 days to get your membership information. Also lionbrand.com also has a ton of free patterns. You just need to sign up but it is instant.
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Squidbillies on: March 27, 2009 03:57:52 PM
Amazing! I was actually thinking about adapting an octopus pattern to make squidbillies but they probably wouldn't turn out this awesome. I love this show. This really needs to be completed with all the characters. If you do Krystal make sure you get her front butt just right.

"She was my dream, my muse. A vision suitable for the wide-screen format. I can still taste her fist against my face. The sweet sugary sweat from a lifetime of diabetes."
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