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Crochet isn't for grandma anymore. It's taken on a whole dimension of textures, styles and freeform fun! Pour yourself a cup and pull up a chair for crochet comraderie.
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Jan. 13th, 2013 @ 01:48 pm hello!
This seems like a really really awesome community but I see that it hasn't been active for almost two years? Any possibility this community will ever become revived?

I just learned to crochet. Its been such a fun ride so far, I love it! Ive learned how to make scarves, hats, just beginning to make mittens, but I can't follow a pattern to save my soul :( I just try out different things on my own and eventually figure out how it fits together.

Anyway, sad this community is dead. I started a meme for those of you who are tired of finding really awesome but totally dead communities, like this one. check it out! :)
blackandred
thespacequeen:
Feb. 20th, 2011 @ 01:14 pm The Yarn Project, & Recovery
Hey Everyone. I posted this in another community, I belong to. I thought I would post it here, as it says how yarn has helped me.

Ever since I started my blog, back on June 9, I have come to it, to discuss my two year adventure, with The Yarn Project. I mean, that was the whole point, of my blog. I was using it, to record every little thing about my time with yarn. But, I have used it for another purpose. In my blog, I find myself speaking of my recovery quite a bit. I will often start a post, by writing about walking around. I will write when I have bad days, where I fall. I will write of good days...where my ankles don't give out. I will write of my dreams of, one day, being able to walk just like everyone else.
My blog is a blog about yarn...but it is also about my recovery.
And today, while I was looming away (creating a washcloth), I started thinking about the 'deeper' levels, of The Yarn Project. You know...Why I started it, and everything.
I started my project, because I was recovering from a surgery. TV had become boring, and I needed something to do. I needed to occupy my time. I needed something, apart from pain, to focus on.
And now, I realize how special my blog (and my Project) are.
I needed The Yarn Project.
It has given me the ability to write about my recovery. It has allowed me the opportunity to use yarn as a metaphor, for everything else. (Because, dang it. If I can learn to crochet, loom knit, and knit, then I can learn to walk!)
Before starting The Yarn Project, I had tried to write another blog. I tried to write a blog, about my recovery. But, I couldn't. The feelings I had, about my surgery, and my recovery...They just would not flow onto the page. That is, until I started this blog, and this Project.
Through my Project, I am learning new talents, which I love (even though they often stress me out.) And, I have finally found a way, to write about my recovery.
I am so thankful, for The Yarn Project.
I just thought I would write that out.
acrylic, caron, red heart, yarn, fiber
theyarnproject:
Jan. 17th, 2011 @ 05:11 pm Hey There
Hi everyone. My name is Michael. I am new to this community. Just thought I would post a little message, and say "HI!"
acrylic, caron, red heart, yarn, fiber
theyarnproject:
Dec. 16th, 2008 @ 08:13 am Book Question
Has anyone used or heard anything about this book?

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Get-Your-Crochet-On/Afya-Ibomu/e/9781561588503/?itm=6

I saw this book in the store the other day...or week, and I wanted to get it and make my boyfriend something to go over his dreads. But then I got pulled away and when I got back to it a coworker had put it away.

I'm curious if anyone has any good reviews or warnings about it.
sushi panda
nervanakitten:
Apr. 26th, 2008 @ 10:34 am News from the home front.

I am almost finished with that afghan and I am one skein short of yarn.  I have used 14 more ounces of yarn than the pattern called for and I followed the pattern. This is a real issue.  I had to special order the yarn.  I ordered extra. It isn’t going to be enough.  I have only one more row on the boarder to go before I am finished.  If I had the yarn I needed, I would be finished by Wednesday.  Oh well.  I will order one more skein and finish it later.  I am very pleased with how this afghan is turning out.  It is lovely.  I enjoyed doing it. It has been a very satisfying project.

 

Next I am going to work on some fun things for ME. 

 

This has been a strange spring.  Actually, we haven’t had a spring at all.  The grass is green,   The flowers have bloomed.  The trees have tiny leaves.  It is cold.  I ran the heater last night.  I will run the heater today and tomorrow. It is the end of April and I HAVE TO RUN THE HEAT!!!!!  That just doesn’t happen in this part of the world.  I am sick to death of cold weather. 

 

pool  book
starchaser57:
Sep. 11th, 2007 @ 09:26 am Lace crochet
I want to do some lace crochet. I see lots of mercerised cotton in the stores. I think that stuff is good for doilies. I am not sure what to use to make some very nice, fine lace though.
bohemianvegan:
Mar. 10th, 2007 @ 01:15 pm Crochet Tips!
Thrifty Baby Blankets
With your leftover balls of baby yarn, crochet 4" squares in single crochet. Use white baby yarn to single-crochet around each square. When you have enough squares, make a carriage blanket or baby shawl.

Baby Gifts
Wrap baby gifts in receiving blankets instead of wrapping paper.

Personalized Afghans
In the lower right-hand corner of a baby afghan, embroider the baby's name and date of birth.

Sweet-Smelling Afghans
When packing away crocheted baby afghans for later use as gifts, place a sheet of dryer fabric softener in with the afghan. It will smell fresh when opened weeks or months later.
pool  book
starchaser57:
Jan. 25th, 2007 @ 11:11 am Great patterns and a contest
We, the girls at work and I, are at it again. I bought a crochet magazine, Family Circle Easy Crochet, Spring 2007 and found some information about some fun crochet patterns. They are on line for free downloading. I think many of you will like them.

These are patterns for making things for the home: pillows, afghans, rugs, and the like. There are three different patterns for baskets. There are also patterns for totes and washcloths and slippers.

As a bonus there is a contest for which you can sign up to win 800.00 in yarn, enough to complete all of the projects in this promotion.

We are excited about the baskets made from Jiffy Peaches and Cream cotton yarn. Check out the following link.

http://www.bernat.com/home/
pool  book
starchaser57:
Jan. 1st, 2007 @ 11:59 pm in need of some kind of fringe, prefferably lacy...
Making a 'shrug' for the g/f (yes, I am a 27 year old male that can crochet, and I taught MYSELF a little less than a year ago). Here is the website with pictures: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60040.html
note, I used a slightly smaller hook so I increased the starting chain by 5 to 47.
mini seph
gcl_iii:
Jan. 1st, 2007 @ 04:04 pm a new beastie with LOADS of wool!
hello! my name is danie and, obviously i am new to this community. i have been crochetting for about seven years now and it has been limited to blankets, scarves and hats for that time. recently though, i have learned about Japanese Amigurumi and have fallen in love. i bought some books off of the internet. obviously, if you have looked at the photo, i do not speak the language they are in. i can imagine if i study them well enough i could get the hang of it, but my concern is that i am still feeling a bit less-than-confidant in making things that do not go in continuous lines and make flat things. well, what i am asking for here is if any of you lovlies have any links or recipes for crochet patterns that i can make creatures from. i just want to have the general idea for making a head, body, arms... things in general.

it would be grately appreciated!


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starbutcher: