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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.
Frag the Row
Dec. 5th, 2006 @ 06:34 pm Spider Stitch
Does anyone have the pattern to "spider stitch"?
Nov. 21st, 2006 @ 04:45 pm ....Pattern needed!?
Current Location: NYC

Hey guys! Thanks for the help with the bunny slippers. They came out....SO ADORABLE! I will post pictures soon. (I even modified them into dogs for a friend of mine, hee hee) Now, however, I am looking for a "brim beanie hat" much like the one adverted on croshaydesign.com, however the reason I am making my presents is lack of funds, meaning I do NOT HAVE 6 DOLLARS TO BUY A PATTERN. I think thats ridiculous anyway. If anyone has this hat pattern, or knows of another one, that would be uber awesome! Love to allk! And HAPPY THANKSGIVING

EDIT: Got one, thanks all!

music, its my life, drama, theater is life
Nov. 15th, 2006 @ 01:00 am Pattern Help
Does anyone have the Stich N Bicth Crochet The Happy Hooker book? I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to make the Fuzzy Bunny Slippers. Has anyone done this? My main issue is with the initial directions, I've tried three times and there's just no logistical way to follow the directions and end up with slippers.....

Am I just interpreting them wrong? Or would someone have a better Bunny Slipper pattern? They're an xmas gift....
Lenore fairy, Mad with power
Jul. 26th, 2006 @ 08:11 am Hi
Hi. I'm new. I was sent here from ghettoknit. I'm looking for a way to make this bag and I was told that jaynefury would be the best person to ask. I'm not really a crocheter (I haven't done it in so long I do think I'd remember how and I couldn't find my hooks if my life depended on it) so I was wondering if anyone here would be able to tell me how to convert it into something knittable.

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Thanks in advance. And, I'm sorry if this isn't allowed. I checked the rules and didn't find anything against it but I may have overlooked.
Jul. 11th, 2006 @ 03:40 pm Book Review - One Skein
I was more than a little disappointed in this book, actually. When a book claims to be full of one skein patterns to knit and crochet, I'm expecting at least a 60-40 split, you know? But no, apparently you can claim equal appeal if five (arguably seven) of your arguably 30 patterns are crochet. Even if the patterns in question can be found in six or ten free incarnations on the internet.(One of which is a 'bath mitt' aka 'folded rectangle.)

On the other hand, one of the other patterns is a scarf made of pompoms.

I am only bitter because I had high hopes! Thank goodness I borrowed it from the library first!
Jun. 29th, 2006 @ 12:46 am Stitch and Snack
Related to starchaser57's post, I just started a little crochet club within my department at work. We're tentatively calling it Stitch and Snack because we have one knitter in the group, and because we plan to do it during our lunch hour (although I'm hoping we'll rotate bringing snacks each week -- I'm going to set an example by bringing a cheese spread). (I hope that including the recipe below isn't too off-topic; I just thought someone might like to use it.)

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A co-worker jokingly suggested that we call the group Grannies In Training, but that would make us GITs! :)

My current project is a scarf. I'm trying to resist the urge to turn it into an afghan because I've found a pattern that I think I like better for the scarf recipient, but I'm trying to stay focused and not go buy yet more yarn!

I'm really looking forward to starting up. I think it's going to be a great way to share crochet knowledge and get to know my co-workers a little better.
color eye
Jun. 17th, 2006 @ 09:24 am (no subject)
I thought I would add just a little background to the “everyone in my office is making this” comments.

Three years ago I began working in an office with a very relaxed atmosphere. It pays vey well and has excellent benefits, but it does have very slow days some times. Some days we are so busy, we can’t find time to breath, but other days are very slow. We took up crocheting on those days. A co-worker of mine started bringing in her needlework projects, which inspired another co-worker of mine to think she would like to get a hobby. She had a good friend who was having her first baby, so she decided she wanted to make her a baby blanket. Could I teach her? I have been crocheting since I was a girl. My grandmother taught me. She now crochets all the time. Yes, I could and I did. The first co-worker who brought needlework to the office with her is now gone and another lady is here. We are a happy group. There are only four of us: three ladies and one guy. We get along very well. We all crochet.

Last year we all made those fun scarves for Christmas gifts. We made afghans and shawls and other things as Christmas gifts also. Lately as you can tell from the links I have been sharing, we have discovered dishcloths and the other things that cotton yarn is used for. Fun for all. Christmas gifts in the making again.

When I say the ladies at work and I are making this or that, we really are. LOL
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Jun. 14th, 2006 @ 02:13 pm beach bags or totes
I hope I am not annoying anyone with these kinds of posts, but I do like to share what I think are good ideas. My co workers and I are also crocheting the following beach totes. They are cute and very easy. Here’s the link. Picture at the link.

String Bag

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Jun. 10th, 2006 @ 10:03 pm Introducing Skully - A Cross-skull felted crocheted mini tote bag
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
So I have been envying the cute felted skull and cross-bones tote bag on Hello Yarn that is linked on punk_knitters. I decided to try to make a crocheted verision. For the bag I used Deneen's "Marvelous" Mini Tote Bag as a pattern reference for the bag and the chart from the mini skull tote on Hello Yarn. And this is my result
Before felting

After felting

As you can see my skull is a little crooked I guess that's what happens when you follow a knit chart? I like how this turned out and it was my first try, so I'm gonna try this again and work out the kinks
GRRR Buttercup
Jun. 8th, 2006 @ 01:49 pm Little Dress Dishcloth
My friends at work and I have been crocheting these little dress dishcloths. They are just as cute as they can be! Easy to do. One ball of the crochet cotton used for dishcloths will make two or three.
Check out this link. I think many of you will find this just plain fun. Picture at the link.


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