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11  Re: Looking for a Chemo Summer Hat in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by joybilee on: August 13, 2009 08:28:28 AM
here is a lovely hat i made for my g'ma when she was having chemo.

pattern: http://bythehook.blogdrive.com/archive/49.html (the site's full of lovely hats)

the hat i made:
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12  Re: Crocheting rounded ends? Also, how to make it split in two? in Crochet: Discussion and Questions by joybilee on: August 13, 2009 07:27:55 AM
when i want rounded ends i make the stitches at each end smaller, i.e. if you are you using DC make the last couple of stitches at each end HD & SC, with SC being the ending/begining stitches.  then for a smoother look finish your edges.

here is an example i made for a friend:

for the legs issue, i did some bunny ears (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314803.msg3623667#msg3623667) that were "split".  when you get to that end of the scarf just work one leg then slip stitch down the inside edge & across the bottom of the scarf till you get to where you want to start the 2nd leg & work it.

hope that helps.  if anything isn't clear PM me.
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13  fluffy uberlop:~) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by joybilee on: July 27, 2009 11:22:29 PM
my friend & i are both rabbit lovers, so for his b'day i made him a fluffy bunny with huge floppy ears.  he loved it! Grin  i tried to embroider him a little pink nose, but i apparently suck at that so he got a button nose instead. Roll Eyes  the yarn was some remnant yarn from my stash, so i'm not sure what it was.

thanks for looking! Wink
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14  i made a cupcake hat! in Crochet: Completed Projects by joybilee on: July 24, 2009 08:38:24 AM
it started out as an exercise in the puff stitch, but i ran out of the variegated yarn about halfway through, so it morphed into a cupcake with the yellow.  i added a heart on the side & a tassel "cherry" on top.  i also ribbed the yellow part to mimic the crenelations on a cupcake liner.  i noted a few changes i'd like to make next time i try it, but overall i'm very happy with it. Smiley

full shot (sorry i can't get better)

heart detail

cherry tassel detail

i'd love hear what you think about it:~)
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15  pink & black headband in Crochet: Completed Projects by joybilee on: July 07, 2009 07:42:16 PM
just finished a new headband of which i am extremely proud. Grin it's black & light pink redheart acrylic with a rhinestone button in the center of the flower. i used shell stitch for the band & the edging. the colors are washed out here & it's generally not a good pic, but you get the idea.  (my dc is out of order, so i'm down to using the web cam.)

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16  baby brogues & headband in Crochet: Completed Projects by joybilee on: February 14, 2008 08:01:07 PM
the shoes are the Baby Brogues from the book First Crochet. i freehanded the headband. they were crocheted with red heart soft baby in powder pink twinkle (i think, the label has been lost:~/) & that was combined with lion fun fur in white for the headband. they both use pink ribbon too.

you can't see it in the pics, but the headband was made with HDC & the ribbon is woven through the stitches & the ends tie together. that way it would fit no matter how big the baby's noggin was!

thanks for looking!  Kiss

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17  flirty stitch markers in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by joybilee on: February 14, 2008 07:49:17 PM
i'm hoping these count as trinkets.  best i could come up with for them.

they are pretty basic, but i thought they turned out so cute i wanted to share them!  imho, safety pins make the best stitch markers for crocheting, but i wanted to dress mine up a bit. at the craft store today i found some colored wiggly eyes with printed lashes & i knew they were perfect! i glued them back to back on embroidery floss hung from rust-proof safety pins & voila! sooooo cute! wish i could have gotten a better pic of them, but they would not cooperate. this is the cleanest i could get the pic. Cry

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18  dready tam for a bald guy & matching scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by joybilee on: February 03, 2008 10:53:12 PM
it's been more than a year since a friend asked me to make him a tam with a bill, & i finally did it! Grin  the day he came over i had just seen patchworkarmy's version (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22332.0) & thought it would be fun to make.

since it took so long & i had plenty of yarn, i threw in a matching scarf & a wrist cuff.  i made the wrist cuff after i took the pics, but it's made just like the scarf only sans tassels & much shorter, lol.

I used a mix of SC, HDC, & DC to get the stripes.  i think i used a K hook, but it might have been an H.  the yarns were Red Heart Aran Fleck, Caron Perfect Match Espresso, & some unlabeled camo yarn a friend gave me after frogging a scarf he gave up on.  the camo was a mid-project decision, but i love how it turned out.  i think it's what really makes it imho.  keeps it from being ho-hum.  he only told me he like earthy colors & wanted the hat big.  what's earthier than camoflage?

here's the hat & scarf (i stuffed the hat to show it's size when i sent him pics.)

here's a detail shot of the brim & band

aerial view of the hat - 12in diameter laid flat

& a detail of the scarf - 92in long! (not incl the masculine tassels)

the scarf was done with DC starting in the middle & working the fleck on either side, then trimming it with the camo in SC.  oh, i started & ended both fleck rows with HDC to round it out.

hope you like it! Cheesy

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19  Re: beginner/intermediate level Panta CAL? in Crochetalongs by joybilee on: February 03, 2008 01:42:07 AM

here's where i'm at so far, starting row 3.  needed a break & thought a WIP pic made a good excuse, lol.  i did this while watching tv & i'm not a very good direction follower Undecided so i had to rip the first row back a couple of times.  i think i also missed that first inc, that wasn't labeled inc, because i know i made my chain the right length, but do seem to be missing a stitch.  oh well, i've decided to run with it because i'm too lazy.  i do love how the yarn is working up.  i've had it for a couple of years waiting for the right project since i only had one skein & it was disc clearance color when i bought it.  so sad, it's beautiful!

ok, back to work i guess!

EDIT: ok, i finished the 3rd row & decided to just rip it back to the chain & do it over. Tongue
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20  Re: YOUR FAVORITE YARN???? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by joybilee on: December 28, 2006 10:39:56 PM
i fell in love with a rio de la plata yarn at my LYS, but i can only afford to visit it at the moment Cry  it is so soft & the colors are amazing!

they had a sample worked up & it was so soft & pretty. 


the color i really fell for is the classic blue violet red orange.

my favorite i've worked with so far is some fuzzy yarn (maybe mohair? or a faux version) i made my sister a scarf with a couple of years ago.  i have a small ball left, but the label is long since gone & i can't remember the brand or name Undecided  it is soft & fluffy, & worked up beautiful without being difficult (like some yarns named Homespun i won't mention...).

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