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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: HELP! Missing page on: April 19, 2009 02:44:29 PM
If no one has it, they do on Amazon, and give an option of "looking inside". One says "surprise me" with a random page.
 I don't know what they odds are, or how long it might take, but you never know you might be able to see (and print out) the page you need.
 Maybe a library has it, too and you could photocopy the page.
  Good luck!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Need Help Deciding Design for Charity Bag, Please Help on: April 13, 2009 12:33:33 PM
 I love the colors
 I like the one gear (I thought it was a flower!) in the middle. The two of them together do look like gears and like they should be together (if gears)
 Does it have any way of holding it closed, a zipper or snap?
 If it was for me, I'd like the strap longer (I like shoulder bag idea).
 I don't know why anyone wouldn't bid on it, handmade stuff is valuable,unique and not everyone can make it!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: STITCH HELP!!!!!!! on: April 09, 2009 05:20:05 PM
I just tried it before coming on and seeing the pictures.

I did just what it said, but it isn't clear which way you go back and dc in the skipped stitches.

I tried it both ways. LIke going back to the first skipped on- 1, 2, 3.

Also doing the one next to the tr ch first like 3, 2, 1

 I thought doing it that way was the way they mean, it makes kind of a bump, cross over pattern.
 Though the way discribed and pictured here looks good, too.

 They should be more clear what they mean by going back and dc in the skipped stitches.

  I would think if you don't care about the pattern, the "bumps" on it, you could just do 3 dcs then a trc, and forget the going back part.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: STITCH HELP!!!!!!! on: April 09, 2009 02:02:45 PM

 I never did anything like that, what happens when you just do what it says?
 I don't know how to do something AFTER you have moved on. If it doesn't say like ch 1 or 3 and TURN.
 I'm trying to picture it.
 Not much help, but I can join you in something like this. Sometimes I read something over and it seems like it must be clear, but it isn't.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I found it! on: April 09, 2009 08:22:03 AM
 Thanks for the dye info

 We have RIT dye, or used to, I haven't looked for it in a very long time.

 It used to come in packets but then was in bottles.

 I'm thinking bottles might be good, could pour out a little at a time.

  And what would I need for colors? Red, blue, yellow?

  Seems like just about every color could be made from these.

  I really don't know what I'm doing, but with the internet I should be able to find out SOME, and have to start somewhere.

   There are ways to dye with natural  things too? Like blueberrys, cranberries, etc?

   I don't know if I'm that into it yet, but it must make for nice (organic) shades.

  And, organic, and "green" (natural things) seems to be in now. Maybe always was.

   I like the idea of "simple".

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Opinions on best way to crochet this? on: April 09, 2009 08:13:41 AM

  This is wonderful!

   I have a huge cone of cotton string I bought, that is too big for what I wanted, and didn't know what to do with it. It might just work for this.

  I wonder if it has to have the buttons (like for weight)?

  For crochet I was thinking of double crochet with a big hook (I would try J first or K)

  Since the string I have is rather heavy, dc might be better than sc.  But, lighter yarn/sring sc might work. You don't want them TOO see through.

    As to string in hardware stores, I didn't look in many, but ones I did try seemed to have small balls of twine, coated stuff. Too heavy.

   I bought online (cones) first 16 ply which is heavy, and then 2 ply (which is too fine and light) but just got 6 ply cotton string (in a cone, 8000' feet) which is good for what I want.

   I think it would be good for curtains, too.

   I'm wondering if a garden supply store (or dept) might be the best place to look for just plain cotton string?

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I found it! on: April 09, 2009 07:52:21 AM
 For almost 2 months I've been looking for the right kind of crochet "string". That wasn't SO expensive I couldn't afford enough to make one top from it. I've been buying small amounts (to see what it's like- or course then if it works I don't have enough to make anything) and spending a lot of money on this.
  I finally decided there must be just plain cotton string that would work. so, I bought several "cones" of this. Hard to tell in pictures what it's like and I didn't know anything about ply, etc. (I do now know 16 ply is much too heavy!)
  Yesterday I got a big cone (8000 feet)of white cotton 6 ply string. And it's perfect!
   I can use G or H hook with it, and it's soft but not too soft. To make shells and lace-look stuff.
   I have several patterns that call for DMC or DK crochet thread (like I got SENSO, which is something like $3.99 a ball, plus shipping, and I bought 2 balls, to see what it was like, and the patterns call for more)
   Not to be cheap, but I think "string" is less (and can get more at a time, like a cone) just because it's called "string" and not crochet thread/cotton or yarn (LOL)
   Also, since it's 100% cotton, I'm thinking it could be dyed. (in a way it's kind of a gimmick, maybe crocheted tops from STRING? simple, organic, earthy?)
    I found a website about dying cotton yarn, using PAAS Easter egg dye. Though you can only buy this in season. The samples were so pretty. Tye dye and various shades, making varigated. Wrap it around something, and dip it in, various colors, so it will be varigated when used.
    Im going out Sunday (EAster) so will look, maybe I can find it on sale.
    Now, I have to do something with all the boxes piled around! I have boxes with yarn/cotton, boxes with books, boxes with all my crochet hooks. Papers, trying to keep track of what works (or might) with what. Printed out patterns.
    Organization has never been one of my strong points... and now I have to actually DO something with all this.
    The string I got was $12.99 (plus UPS shipping) and came to  $20.05.
    I'd like to be able to find it for less, or maybe somewhere I could get it without shipping.
    I wonder if all cotton 6 ply string is the same?
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: I think this top is so cute on: April 07, 2009 04:52:25 PM

 I put it in google and only came with the original blog, and posts from someone making it who got bogged down (apparently it's made in two pieces and sewn together? I don't know why, with crochet you can just pick up and do it directly. LIke the lace part around the bottom)

 Now I'm wondering if it's KNIT?
 I put "crochet patterns lacey tops" (or camisoles, or something) in google, so I just asumed it was crochet.

  It is adorable and I can picture it over a shirt.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / I think this top is so cute on: April 07, 2009 08:29:19 AM
 But, I can't find any pattern for making it.

 It was on a blog and called
 "Surplus Bodice Camisole_elann Callista"

  I think I would make a long chain insead of the ribbon.

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Lots of FREE crochet patterns that are actually cute! on: April 07, 2009 07:28:47 AM

 Of course now I won't get any boring housework done AGAIN today, but that's not your fault (LOL)
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