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191  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Bride of Frankenstein Afghan on: October 21, 2008 09:26:35 AM
Hi teacup!
Here's a photo of the back of my John Lennon afghan before I wove the ends in...
(please click on it to enlarge the photo)....

Now, see how the tunisian stitch makes a sort of "dash" in the back that goes along each row like this
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Well, I weave the loose ends in by using a yarn needle and threading the loose end into the same colored yarn by going up under one dash and down the next dash etc. until the loose yarn is used up. If you leave enough yarn to weave in, you shouldn't have to worry about it coming unravelled.

I know it sounds like a horrible chore but it's actually fun because you don't really have to think too much while doing it. LOL!

Sometimes, when there isn't enough of the same color of yarn to weave into the back, you may have to weave it into a different color. For example, the A Human Being afghan...(Please click to enlarge)...

Well, there wasn't much white for me to weave the white loose ends into the back so, sometimes I had to weave them into the black "dashes". But it's ok because you are only weaving underneath that one "dash" stitch and it does not show up on the front of the afghan. See?

Those white loose ends of yarn woven in don't show on the front.

Hope that helps explain things!

192  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Eye Ball Door Knob Cover - With Pattern. on: October 18, 2008 07:09:27 AM
This is really neat!
I don't have round doorknobs either, just the handle kind.
But I had an idea to prevent slipping.
What if you wrapped a rubberband or two around the knob before you put the cover on?
Then the crocheted cover would have something to grip onto, (if it wasn't extremely tight like your's is). Just an idea.
ANYWAY, it's very cool! Great job!
193  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Bride of Frankenstein Afghan on: October 14, 2008 01:02:30 PM
I used this stencil I got from a stenciling site...

and uploaded that photo to the knitpro graph making page at microrevolt here...


For the grid size I checked off the third box, (XL (120w x 160h)
and kept the stitch size as it is,  (Needlepoint, Cross Stitch, Crochet (1:1)

Then I printed out the new graph. I changed it somewhat, (like I didn't want her white streaks to go completely around her whole hair; just the sides).

You can use a cabled afghan hook or, if you know how to single crochet and change colors, you can do it that way too. (But that single crochet way will be much more difficult as you will have to keep flipping over your afghan after each row and read the graph left-to-right then right-to-left etc. Plus, with color changes, it becomes really tricky to single crochet and have yarn ends hanging on both sides of the afghan as you stitch.

I much prefer the tunisian (afghan) stitch as the front side of the blanket faces you at all times and you always read the graph the same direction for every row.

Thanks everyone for saying such nice things!  Grin
194  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Bride of Frankenstein Afghan on: October 12, 2008 02:41:51 PM
Just in time for Halloween, I've finished the Bride of Frankenstein afghan.
(Please click on pics to embigger).<---(Too many Simpson shows). LOL!

This is Elsa Lancaster as Frankenstein's Bride.
It is tunisian crocheted with a size J cabled hook.
I made her as a companion afghan to my Frankenstein afghan from last year.

Here's the happy couple together. Aren't they a pair to die for? LOL!

Oh, and here's the yuchy back. There's always someone who wants to see the back.

Anyway, Happy Halloween everybody!!!!

195  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: "Frogger" Tapestry Bag! on: September 16, 2008 09:20:43 AM
This is so cool!! Love the frog and the pink one makes it even more awesome!
Great job!
196  NEWS AND DISCUSSION ABOUT CRAFTSTER / Latest News / Re: 8/4/08 - Craftster's got new digs! on: August 05, 2008 07:58:38 AM
It's taking a really long time for my pages to completely appear. The background comes fast but then I have to wait awhile for the "middle parts" with all the forum links to appear.
I have a Mac computer using Safari.
I have cable not dial up.
197  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Autism Awareness Puzzle Piece Poncho**NEW**Puzzle Scarf added!!** on: July 26, 2008 06:03:05 AM
 I made a scarf with the same pattern and wanted to add some photos of it here too.
I used sugar n cream all cotton yarn so it's bulky and toasty.

My son is modeling it for me. It's made the same tunisian stitch way following the graph only this time I only made it 4 puzzle pieces wide and 16 puzzle pieces long. This way you join the sides and they match up in back where the joining seam is.

This is a front and back shot. (Sorry the back shot is over-exposed). I wanted to show the seam. Just make sure you use the correct matching colors while working on it so when you join the sides, the end puzzle pieces will match in color.
198  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: My Bunny! With Embroidered Face! on: July 15, 2008 09:01:32 AM
Those ears are adorable! Very cute!  Grin
199  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Sesame Street--Ladybugs' Picnic! on: July 11, 2008 01:15:02 PM
She is adorable!
I have three boys, 21, 19, & 17 years old and I still break out singing that song!

LOL! (Some Sesame Street songs you can just never get out of your head and they will stay with you forever!!!) (Not that that's bad either).

What a great idea to crochet one of the ladybugs!   Grin
200  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: granny square bag on: July 08, 2008 08:05:38 PM
I love this bag!!!
Super-awesome!!!! Grin
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