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11  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My Hole-tastic Sweater with pattern on: June 29, 2009 04:07:36 PM

I have action shot but they are not on my computer right now, maybe I'll add some tomorrow.
Its getting hot and I hate the heat but Im not willing to give up my handmade sweaters, so whats a girl to do? Make a summer sweater of course. I love wearing handmade things and showing off what I've made. This is a super simple sweater; I made it in 2 hours while watching my son, a friends daughter and watching dress my nest with a Q size hook and less the 1 skein of super saver. It is an instant gratification type of sweater. Its great for short attention spans and to make in between larger projects. I feel productive after finishing this project, I know have the ambition to finish my larger projects and can make my non-crafty neighbor jealous. It is super stretchy, so size is not a big issue, my widest area is 37 and it will stretch a lot more, there is no shaping except for the sleeve and no counting so it is great for doing while watching TV. So if you want to make all your non-crafty neighbors and friends jealous here is what you need;


1 skein of worsted weight yarn a little more then 200 yards (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Zebra)

Size Q crochet hook

Yarn needle

From the bottom up

Cast on 50 or enough that it will comfortably fit around the widest part of your body or hips join with slip stitch try not to twist but it is not a big deal if it is, mine was and it turned out fine, no one will ever know

Chain 1 *double crochet in next, chain 1 repeat from * around without joining rounds until it is desired length make sure to try on

When desired length, in any random point, chain 15 or more or less for arm hole so that it comfortably fits around your upper arm, be sure to try it on again

Continue pattern in next stitch and half way around

Repeat arm hole and continue pattern around until you have made one full round after you make second arm hole

When you are on the second round of arm hole decrease 2 stitches on each sleeve, basically just skip on space twice on each side.

Do this for 2 rounds for a total of 8 decreases

For the next round dc in each chain 1 space without the chain 1 between each double crochet

End off and weave in ends

Now wear your new holey sweater, show it off and starting making all your friends jealous.
This is also on my blog below, please do not sell this pattern or anything made from this pattern and if you do make I would love to see pictures.

NOTE: some yarns do not stretch as well as red heart, one example is vannas choice, I made the exact same top with it and it is a lot smaller with a lot less stretch, its still stretchy just less so you may have to make a bigger size if using a yarn like that one, you may want to try it on a few time while you make it and if you have any question feel free to ask.ENJOY
12  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Summer Traveling Tea Towel Swap Gallery on: May 13, 2009 12:27:36 PM
Post your towel goodies

red - please contact me asap

1. tattooedcrafter (ready for feedback)
2. snarkypants (ready for feedback)
3. mindboggld (ready for feedback)
4. lylmousy (ready for feedback) received
5. mlookyloo1 (ready for feedback) received
6. Anya Kase (ready for feedback)received
7. Ma Rut (ready for feedback) received
8. SugarySweet has fiorinda (Last towel)
9. fiorinda (ready for feedback)
10. tsubomi_chan has snarkypants and tattooedcrafter
11. iheartzb waiting for towel(ready for feedback)received

I might have a few issues with keeping this up if your status isn't right please tell me Grin

Confirmed Angels
Mindboggld angeling for Snarkypants
Fiorinda angeling for tattooedcrafter
Snarkypants angeling for Fiorinda
13  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Gifts for an amry man in korea on: May 12, 2009 07:07:26 PM
I'm sending my hubbys best friend who has become a good friend of mine a care package, hes in the army and stationed in korea. We are pretty much all he has so I want to make it super special and let him know we miss him and care about him. Does anyone have any ideas?
14  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Summer Traveling Tea Towel Swap Closed on: April 26, 2009 01:34:38 PM
Swap name: Summer Traveling Tea Towel Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: tattooedcrafter
Sign-up date range: 4/26-5/10
Date to send item by: tbd

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 20

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? YES
If so, which country? USA

Age requirement? 13

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 13 years old: YES
- Participant lives in the United States: YES
   - If yes, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

Basically, a set amount of people sign up. Everyone will buy a tea towel or large flour towel of thin appropriate fabric. Then we send the tea towel in a circular fashion to everyone who has signed up or everyone in your group. In the end, you will get your original tea towel back with about 10 different pictures from all over the country. If there are 20 people who sign up there will be 2 groups of 10 if there are less there will be less in each group or one group. depending on how many people sign up.

In simple terms: A B and C sign up:
A > B > C > A (finished towel)
B > C > A > B (finished towel)
C > A > B > C (finished towel)

-You will have 1 week to work on and send out your tea towel and every tea towel you get in the process of this swap, that is one week from the day you receive.
-Please on send thin light colors fabric.
-Please stay in good communication it is very important.
-The first sendouts will be announced after all spaces have been filled.
-Having a camera is not a required, but it is nice to be  able to take pictures of what you have done.

IMPORTANT: I need you to seriously consider this swap before joining. This is a LONG swap, taking 3-4 months. You must be willing to give it your full attention for that full amount of time. Also, you must be financially capable of sending out 10 or so padded envelopes. (Even though it's only around $1.50, sending 10 times can add up.) If you're unsure of ANYTHING, watch the swap and gallery to determine if you want to sign up for the next round.

I understand if life gets in your way. I will be willing to extend the sendouts ONE WEEK. The way this swap is formed, having a set of parameters will keep things running smoothly.

Signups are on a first come, first serve basis. ONLY 20 ARE ALLOWED.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap Summer Traveling Tea Towel Swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Confirm that are at least 13 years old (yes/no)
Do you want your tea towel a specific theme?
What style of things do you like?
What colors do you like?
What do you hate?
do you want your towel decorative or useful?
what craftiness can you add to the towels?
Are you a smoker?
Do you own pets?
Do you have a severe allergy to pet dander or smoke?
Is there anything else you want the group members to know?


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

1. tattooedcrafter
2. snarkypants
3. mindboggld
4. lylmousy
5. mlookyloo1
6. Anya Kase
7. Ma Rut
8. SugarySweet
9. fiorinda
10. tsubomi_chan
11. iheartzb

15  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Summer Traveling Tea Towel Swap???? on: April 09, 2009 04:06:56 PM
Would anyone be up for a summer traveling tea towel swap?HuhHuh?
16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Christmas Stocking Swap Round 4 gallery on: November 07, 2008 05:56:24 PM
original thread  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=268923.0

Green - Sent
Blue- Received
Purple - Sent and Received
Red - Contact your organizer
Strikethrough - Feedback Left

Group #1:  tattooedcrafter
fluffypants <--->rissarox
Dolly Mix <--->baa-me-chick
staceysews <---> carrieme
seeuudee <--->blue-eyed-red-veined
FruityLoops <---> maasive
bonzablue <--->Molliemoo2883
Linnybelle <--->Dra
Craftastrophe <--->jeneration pink
SevsOnlyGirl <---> TwistedTruth
missapril <---> klum78
GatorWrangler <---> zigg13pra

Group #2: alteredmommy
Lady Hope <---> nicolatte
alteredmommy <---> DropDeadSuzie
mimiw <---> Homerof2
edel <---> zuliblu
fusbdgt <---> AromaRageST
Colorfuldayz <---> TAOJ
gebah <---> dragonslair
jMi <---> teachingjonah
arcadian green <---> tattooedcrafter
Lucinda879 <---> ravenwcatz
ohmyword <---> RedMenace
17  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Gift for an ederly neighbor on: October 31, 2008 09:47:01 AM
A neighbor of mine who just turned 80 gave me a ton of knitting needles that were her daughters that recently passed away and I wanted to knit her a Christmas gift, it get very cold where we live and I want it to be a relatively quick project, something to make her smile, I was thinking maybe a winter wear set or something but I'm having a brain block. I could really use some help and she really deserves it. links to cute project would be super helpful  Grin
18  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / geek swap angel found on: October 18, 2008 02:14:14 PM
Swap Name:the great geek swap
Original Thread link:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=242891.0
Gallery thread link:https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=254563.new#new
# of Flakers:1
jancolas partner flaked on her she lives in the US
Are you a geek, loser or nerd? I'm a geek and a nerd, natch
What Kind? I'm a film and tv geek, a video game geek, a comic book geek... etc...
What crafts can you do? I sew and paint, mostly
what would you like to receive? Hmm.  I could really use a lunch bag type thing with some sweet geekery on it.  Or a Nano (the old kind) cozy with room for earbuds.  I also like coasters, magnets, other fun decorative things, anything i can wear that isn't too embarassing Wink
what wouldn't you like to receive? Nothing too big that isn't functional - I have an overstuffed apartment.  And I don't have pierced ears so no earrings.
what are you favorite colors?  Blues greens and reds
Favorite patterns?  don't have one
measurement if comfortable: I'm a 6 in most mall stores
19  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / Great geek swap found on: October 02, 2008 07:43:57 PM
Found our angel, thanks ledleeaf
20  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Discussion and Questions / I need some decrotive advice on: September 04, 2008 02:57:04 PM
I working on these 4"x6" pictures all with crafty quotes to hang above my sewing machine, there will be between 16-20 they are cross stitched, I can't really embroider very well, I thought about leaving them as is or doing something different on each one but i don't like the idea.

I need something to fill in the blank space, something I can do on all of them just in different colors, I want the to look semi uniform that why I want to same thing on each one. I could really use some help please. Huh
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