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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: New to crochet and need some advice on: December 07, 2012 11:55:47 PM
Do you want the ears to serve as a pillow cover? Will you want to take the pillows out in order to be able to easily wash them? If so, maybe you could crochet the entire blanket, ears and all, as one large piece. Then, you could crochet the back of the pillow cover and crochet the two separate pieces of the pillow cover together, leaving an opening where the actual pillow would slide in that could be buttoned closed. If you did that, you could easily adjust the shape of the back of the pillow cover to suit whichever shape you need the ears to be.

Does that make sense, or did I just muddle up your whole question?
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bath and Beauty Challenge 3: Autumn or Winter ENTER NOW! on: November 29, 2012 01:47:00 AM
Maybe I'll hop in on your next challenge. It sounds like fun!
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Bath and Beauty Challenge 3: Autumn or Winter ENTER NOW! on: November 25, 2012 03:18:20 PM
Hi! This sounds fun! Can anyone enter, or do we need an invite to join?
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does anyone here do freeform crochet? on: November 21, 2012 11:54:56 PM
I'm working on an afghan without using a pattern. Is that kind of what you mean?

I'm hoping it turns out how I want it to, but I guess only time will tell! Smiley
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Yarn threads unraveling on: November 21, 2012 11:44:10 PM
I am using acrylic yarn, and quite honestly, I hope it's just a strange yarn issue. This is because I'm not sure I have enough sanity left to unball the yarn and roll it again. My most hated part of crocheting and knitting is balling yarn! However, the idea that I could be crocheting from the wrong end of the yarn is absolutely an interesting idea, and it does seem to make sense. I crochet strangely; I insert my hook in from the back of the stitch instead of from the front of the stitch (as if I'm purling in knitting). Some crafty friends of mine keep trying to help me fix my crocheting method, but for some reason, anytime I insert the hook into the front of the stitch, my pattern comes out with the wrong side facing me. So the idea that this is causing my yarn to act as if it's spun "backwards" does make sense.

Maybe once I've completed this section of my project, I'll see what can be done about both my crocheting style and my yarn issues.

Until then, I'll just try to hang onto the small shred of sanity I have remaining!

Thanks for the help, fellow craftsters!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Yarn threads unraveling on: November 19, 2012 01:25:46 PM
Hi all,

I have a strange problem with my current crochet project. While crocheting, my yarn began to twist and unravel as I worked. I've tried re-twisting it together and twirling it around my finger to keep the strings held tightly together, but this only results in the yarn becoming more unraveled lower down.

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. Normally, I'm a knitter, and I've never had this problem on a knitting project. This seems to always happen when I crochet though. The yarn I'm using for my current project is slowly but surely becoming impossible to work with.

Does anyone have suggestions for me?

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