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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Big granny square issue - lost the end on: December 10, 2011 08:53:48 PM
So, I'm making some blankets as presents this year - so far they're both giant granny squares. I finished one that I began as a rectangle (with a long row at the beginning), and I really liked the shape of it at the end.
I started the second one as more of a square, so I added some rows on two of the sides later, to make it a bit more rectangular. Only, I somehow lost the end of the round in the process! Now I've been continuing along in the round, but I have no idea how to end smoothly.
Any suggestions for getting the end back/starting a new round again or somehow ending smoothly?
Thank you in advance!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / help with a Celtic Knot in crochet on: January 20, 2010 11:32:18 PM
So I've been asked to make some potholders as a gift for my cousin's upcoming wedding. Not a problem. I was looking through some of the woven looking squares, some with interlocking rings cause they want an irish/celtic themed thing.
Something like this http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/weaved-hotpad or these http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waldos-puzzle (sorry for ravelry links)

But now my aunt is not-so-lightly suggesting an irish knot - I think she's talking about the triangular sort of knot, as this is what is on my cousin's fiancee's ring. Like this guy:

So. I have NO idea how to crochet something like that. Any suggestions? Doesn't have to be for a potholder as I can make any square into one.
I prefer making the kind of potholder where I change colors to make an image, (like this, my first potholder: http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs049.snc3/13666_599629121423_15200110_34559907_584278_n.jpg ) rather than making a motif that's sewn to the top - though that may be the best option in this case.

So: Can anybody point me to some patterns for a triangular celtic knot square? Or even a celtic knot motif? I'd prefer free but when it comes down to it I'll pay or dig up a book, if anyone has a recommendation.

3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / a metroid - my first amigurumi on: March 02, 2009 09:22:57 AM
So, I taught myself to crochet a few weeks ago. I had way too much free time on my hands and needed something neat to fill it with, plus my sister was making really cool amigurumis. I managed a hat (with some difficulty), a skinny scarf, and a dishtowel, so far.
Anyway, I wanted to crochet a metroid from the game series of the same name for one of my friends for his birthday. I couldn't find any patterns or tutorials anywhere, so I decided to wing it. I only found two examples of crocheted metroids, one on here as a hat.
My biggest problem is that I don't know how to/have never crocheted a ball. So I made a sort of hat thing - starting with a ring of 30ish, increasing from there a bit, spiraling for awhile, and then decreasing until it closed up at the top - and sewed a circle to the bottom to close it up. It came out a little bit wonky because the circle was a little bigger than the hole turned out to be, but I think it's respectable for a first stuffed thing!

I included the veiny things because someone commented on one of the previous crocheted metroid things that it needed them, so I figured they must be integral. (I really never played the game myself :x ) I omitted the white background behind the red spots because my embroidery skills were definitely not up to it and I didn't have any felt or fabric.

The teeth were the hardest part, at least the big ones, because I really had no idea how to do them.

It's hard to tell, but the wonky is there!

Aaaand an action shot! The recipient seems to like it Smiley This picture came from him.
I don't know if my sorry excuse for a "pattern" is worth posting, but I semi-wrote something up just in case :p
I am pretty proud of it, I almost hate that I gave it away!
Thanks for looking!
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