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December 6th, 2005 - LJ Crochet Community Archive — LiveJournal

About December 6th, 2005

My first hat! 12:26 am
YAY! I made my first hat (this is also my first post)! It's really simple but I'm very happy with how it's turned out!

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Current Mood: excitedexcited

04:50 am
I have a question on how to alter a shawl pattern. This pattern:

I'm using black red heart light and lofty yarn, and I switched from using the half double crochets in the pattern to just double crochets, since it's easier and faster. Now, I already did this for my white shawl, and it's really nice and long, but it isn't wide enough. I was thinking about putting a chain after 6 double crochets in each side of each row to help add width. The pattern for this will read something like:

Skip ch-1 space, 2 dc into next dc, 1 dc into each of next 4 dc, ch 1, repeat 1 dc in each dc until 5 from end, ch 1, 1 dc into next 4 dc, 2 dc into next dc, ch 1, dc into ch-4 space, ch 4, turn

I don't know how well it will work. Will it fall right? Will it add enough width? I want my shawl to completely cover my arms so the top three feet need to be pretty wide, but I don't want it to end up 7 feet tall to do that. Will simply adding 2 chains to each row be enough to balance out switching the half double crochets for double crochets? Does this even make sense?

Thanks for any help you have for me.

hedgehog hat 07:59 am

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it turned out rather cute. it was such an overwhelming undertaking.

Non-fuzzy yarn? 08:20 am
I suspect I already know the answer to this question, but maybe I'll get lucky, right? :)

My winter coat has velcro closures down the front of it, which means that anything fuzzy that goes anywhere near the front of the coat gets attacked, and attached. I know I'm going to need a scarf to go with it this winter, and I'd like to make a scarf. But I'm afraid that just about any yarn I can think of to use is gonna stick to the velcro and get mangled over the course of a few days, let alone the whole winter.

Can anyone recommend a yarn that is sufficiently non-fuzzy non-mangle-able that the velcro would leave it alone? Bonus points if it comes in black, light gray, and/or a slightly muted red.

Failing that, I'll just get a non-fuzzy fleece scarf. But my friends were teasing me the other night because half of them were wearing hats I've made, and I was wearing a store-bought one. So I want to make a scarf and hat set, if I can.
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Current Music: "Length of Love" by Interpol

Single point chevron 01:28 pm

I was wondering . . about the zig zag stitches, is it possible to just have one point? The scarf would look like this >>>>>>>>>> on its side.

With the zig zag, usually there are more points and 3 stitches are taken off or added on each row. With one point, I would just be adding. How do I compensate?


Crocheting stripes? 06:27 pm
I'm trying to make the Americana scarf from Lion Brand's website for my grandmother for Christmas. I haven't done much crocheting, and this one requires crocheting long stripes of red and white, working right side and wrong side. I started with a red stripe, joined the white at the end and dropped the red like the pattern says, and started to double crochet, but I've been getting what I guess is the "back" of the double crochet stitches on the right side of my work... I am not sure if that's very clear. The stitches on the new white row don't look right; they look like pretty double crochets, but on the wrong side, where there are "backs" of the red stitches. On the right side, there is a row of pretty red double crochets, and "backs" of the white stitches. Am I doing this right? Do I just do a plain double crochet every row (which is what I've been doing)? Or do I have to do something differently? I crochet left-handed; does that have anything to do with it? Thanks!

new things 07:57 pm
fat 2 faced kittyclick for larger
Fat 2 faced kitty, he was a custom order

tasmanian monkey 2click for larger
Tasmanian Monkey 2
he's for sale on my etsy shop
more pics of him can be seen there.

09:51 pm
My Uncle gave me an afghan to repair. My Great Grandmother crocheted this afghan a gazillion years ago and since I'm the only one in the family that knows how to crochet it was given to me to try to fix. The yarn has been determined to be wool and it has a couple moth holes in it. The one I have pictured is rather large, perhaps about 2 inches square, I'm trying to come up with the best and most asthetically pleasing way to repair this and all I can think of is to single crochet a border around the hole to keep it from unraveling. The ultimate fix would obviously be a matching patch but I'm finding it difficult to imagine that i'll be able to match 50 year old wool at a guage that I don't know if I can hit in an afghan that's also slightly felted.

anyway here's the pictues if any of you have any advice I'd be most grateful.

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