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1  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Help with felt name book ideas! on: March 02, 2012 09:35:44 AM
Hi Crafters,

I am doing a felt name book for a friend's daughter and it has to be done by 4/30.  Her name is Gwendolyn but calls her Gwennie. I am not sure if I should do her full name or her nickname. I am leaning towards her nickname for time constraints and for the I - I really want to do ice cream! What are your thoughts on full vs. nickname?

Also - please give me some ideas for the letters. The only thing I really want to do is the ice cream, and that won't work if I do her full name.

2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Doily Re-Do!!! on: July 27, 2008 08:45:22 PM
I completed two of these gems last October, but I moved, then it was Christmas and then I started nursing school so I never got around to posting them.  I am on my 5 week summer break so I thought I'd share them now.

This pattern was my first big project.  At the time I had been crocheting less than 7 months.  My mom tried to teach me how to crochet when I was younger but I had zero interest, but then I started working with a lady who could make the most amazing things, and little ami stuffed animals, so I had to pick it up again.  I fell in love with this doily pattern when I saw it in the July 2007 Crochet Today Magazine and asked my Mom how difficult it would be.  She said that it was way out of my league (and maybe she was right!) but I just had to prove her wrong.

The photos were taken outside and not on my wall (obviously) and there are a few action shots of the blocking process (this was my frist time blocking something too! Every time I read "blocking" I was like, WTH are these people talking about? Now I know!).

I hope you like them!

Thanks for looking!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Circles and Bobble Squares from Lion Brand on: January 26, 2008 05:49:16 PM
Has anyone tried this block?


The first row of the pattern says:
Block 1 (top right) Foundation chain: Using yarn A, make a slip knot. Rnd 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc 7 times into the slip knot, join with a sl st in top of beg-ch-3-- 8 dc. Turn.

What does it mean by "make a slip knot"? 

I was thinking of doing a baby blanket with this block but I can't even get off the ground with it since I can't get past the slip knot.

Thanks for any (and all) help!

4  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Lil Monkey: emergency help needed!!!! on: March 15, 2007 07:53:44 AM
Okay, I admit.  I am a beginner crocheter.  For the life of me I can not figure out why I decided to make this blanket for my sister-in-law's shower THIS SATURDAY.  What possessed me to think I could make this blanket in 3.5 days?HuhHuh??

Anyway... Please help!  I am having troubles with the sock monkey face.  I can not figure out how to do it!  I have the errata from the book, but there doesn't seem to be any errors in this pattern, but every single time I do the first row/round/whatever it is I end up with 15 stitches.  I've redone it 20 times, and each time I get 15.  So, I brought it with me to work today to have a lady here who has crocheted since the nuns taught her in Catholic grade school help me out, and guess what?Huh She gets 15 too!  What are we missing? 

Last night I finished it anyway and the right ear is all wonky!  What could I be missing???

Crochet emergency 911!! Smiley

Update:  I finished the blanket with A LOT of help from a lady I work with (she made all 3 faces by winging it) and my mother (who joined all the squares for me since I have yet to do that, god bless her she was up until 1:30 am joining them, and then i was up until 4 doing the boarder).  I wrapped it and gave it to my SIL, and then asked for it back since I didn't have time to weave in the ends (which I HATE doing).  She loved it.  Once I finish, I'll post pictures.  I'm generally pleased with it, but I wish I could have figured out those faces.  Now that I'm not under pressure, I'll practice it a bit to try and figure it out.   Thank you all for your help!  I'll definitely reference this when I try those faces again.

Thanks in advance for your help-

5  CROCHET / Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller / Seja Set: Yarn substitution? on: November 04, 2006 11:37:23 AM
Hi All!

I am brand new to craftster and just began crocheting a few weeks ago.  My best friend just gave birth to her first child on Oct. 24th and i'm dying to make this set for her, but I can't find the yarn the pattern calls for anywhere.  Huh I've even looked online, but came up with nothing.  This is  probably because i'm so new to crafting with yarn.  Regardless, do you have any suggestons about what type of yarn would sub in well, or what online retailer would carry it?

11/06/06 Update:

I feel like such a goof!  Undecided  I totally missed the part where the yarn said it should be worsted weight.  I instead have sports weight and i'm more than 1/2 way done with the blanket.  I'm going to go ahead with the blanket, afterall we do live in Florida and it is just a stroller blanket... but now i'm concerned about the hat! Any suggestions about what to do to make this yarn work for the hat?? I don't even care if it is this same hat pattern as I was going to wing it becuase I don't like the braids for a boy. I was looking at the sock monkey hat, but now i'm all over the place.  Any help is MUCH appreciated!

Even newer update 11/6/06:

Found this pattern that calls for the sport weight: http://susan.kraus.net/pages/pattern5.html

Anyone have ideas for the blanket? Do you think it will be ok in the sport weight? Should I add a few rows??

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