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larudden
06-19-2007, 09:43 AM
I figured we needed to grow this group, so here's a place to show off what's on your hook!

I learned to crochet when I was in the 7th grade (a looooooong time ago!) but have always just made easy stuff.

I checked out Cozy Crochet from the library and I love it. Here's a pic of the Cozy Kercief I'm currently working on. Peaches and Creme cotton.
Blessings,
Leslie

robynbird
06-19-2007, 10:44 AM
Here are a couple of my finished objects

http://dailyjoy.net/Crochet/Michael3.jpg

http://dailyjoy.net/Crochet/marketbag.JPG

And a WIP - a quilt-ghan

http://dailyjoy.net/Crochet/quiltghan2.jpg

larudden
06-19-2007, 11:38 AM
Neato Robyn! Love your stuff! Gosh, I've always been extremely frightened of pictures in knitting and crochet. I get anxiety just thinking about a chart!

I want to make a market bag, darn it! I bought a huge thing of cotton when Michael's had their sale last week so, hopefully, it'll be a bag one of these days.

Oooh, and that quilted looking piece is so nice.

Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,

Friskums
06-19-2007, 11:50 AM
Wow robynbird, those are really impressive! :shock: :inlove:

robynbird
06-19-2007, 12:01 PM
Thanks. The one with Michael on it was my first time making something with a chart and it's a little sloppy. The quilt one is just little granny squares sewn together.

robynbird
06-19-2007, 12:02 PM
Leslie, your kerchief is really nice! I just got the SnB Happy Hooker and plan to make the fat bottom bag soon. :)

marykz
06-19-2007, 12:19 PM
Lion brand's website has an easy crochet market bag that uses the regular cotton. (I'll try to take a pic later) I made mine out of cotton ease and it was fun! Here's a sample of my potholder/dishcloth insanity.... (watermelon, and lemon)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/221/522240202_1282b918f7_m_d.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/234/522240210_2e141005e4_t_d.jpg

and doll dress from Bella Bambina

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/249/514599525_62eb979824_m_d.jpg
I've done this pattern in 3 different yarns and lenghts for the doll- this one in blue, a slightly shorter one as a swing top in a baby blanket multi, and a bolero type length in pink/orange (fiesta bolero!)

I'm in a dishcloth mania with the crochet right now... I have a book from Leisure Arts Kitchen Crochet in Cotton, and one with The Big Book of Dishcloths- 99 designs to crochet.

rebecca
06-19-2007, 12:23 PM
Everything is lovely! I've wanted to learn to crochet, even bought a kit, then as I took the hook out and began to read directions I decided that I could be knitting, LOL! Although, I do have a great dvd with crochet sts on it, so, one day when I really decide I must do more than crochet a border I have a reference!

aineepooh1
06-19-2007, 01:36 PM
:inlove::inlove:the bags~ I just :heart: SnC b/c it's such a good, basic, everyday, functional cotton that you can use for anything~!:cheering:

cftwo
06-19-2007, 03:05 PM
I just finished this - crocheted body with knit edging. It was fun, but the crochet stitches shrunk up so much that even though I did the 3X size I will need to really stretch it out when I finally block it.

http://pic15.picturetrail.com/VOL589/3927808/13502296/259014178.jpg

robynbird
06-19-2007, 03:33 PM
Marykz and cftwo - those are really great!

aineepooh1
06-19-2007, 03:36 PM
:inlove::inlove::inlove::inlove:
Looks GREAT for summer.. Hope it blocks well for you~!:cheering:

marykz
06-19-2007, 03:36 PM
CFTWO- what a cute shrug/ cardi! is it a type of shell stitch?

larudden
06-19-2007, 05:36 PM
ooooooh, pretty.....................:sun:

AnaK
06-19-2007, 10:25 PM
This was my last crochet project. stitch pattern was from old magazine. Bag shape was just made up.
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1305/572255970_8847233d2f.jpg

robynbird
06-19-2007, 11:27 PM
That's really pretty Ana!

Gracielen
06-20-2007, 11:43 AM
Heres one i just did about a month ago...its 67" :ick: ,my DH claimed this one.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/pnuts100/Picture004.jpg

This is one im still working on that is an old pattern that has lots of mistakes so im having to rewrite as i go.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/pnuts100/Picture005.jpg

Jenelle
06-20-2007, 12:14 PM
That blue afghan. :inlove:

Everyone has lovely crochet FO's! Makes me want to pull out my hooks and start crocheting again. :teehee:

Braden
06-20-2007, 07:45 PM
I don't have any WIP's, but here are some afghans I've made.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1069/577759847_b976019a3e.jpg (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1069/577759847_b976019a3e.jpg)

The 2 on the back of the chair are just big granny squares. One has a 2-round ruffle edging, and the other one has a 3 round lace scallop edging.

I like crocheting to a certain extent. I think it's better for afghans than knitting, for one, because you can make nice afghan designs, and it's faster. The downside is that it uses way more yarn than knitting, and it makes my wrists hurt to work for long periods of time.

marykz
06-21-2007, 08:33 AM
Shay and Conti- those are great blankets!

Conti- my mom was having problems with her wrists too when crocheting- she eventually changed how she holds the hook and now points it downward rather than up. she says it has helped a lot. She's making the most amazing Babette blanket- I hope to get a pic soon. (all in Koigu!)

Braden
06-21-2007, 11:35 AM
Thanks! I was playing around with the way I hold the hook last night, and I usually hold it like a pencil, but when I hold it with the head pointing upward, it doesn't hurt as much.

A crochet blanket in Koigu?! Your mom must be loaded!

Stiney
06-21-2007, 11:53 AM
Shay, that blue afghan! :passedout:

I have a ripple afghan in similar shades of blue that my Grandma made and I :heart: it. But the star pattern is just fabulous!

marykz
06-21-2007, 02:56 PM
A crochet blanket in Koigu?! Your mom must be loaded!
:roflhard:
and very determined!!! it is the prettiest, softest, most amazing WIP I've ever seen. I didn't even ASK her how much its costing total. I just hope to inherit it someday!!!!! :pray::pray:

Braden
06-21-2007, 03:36 PM
I'm sure it's nice! I've never even thought about crocheting a blanket with a knitting yarn, only a wool blend, like the ripple in my photo. That's made with Plymouth Encore. The other 2 are made with Red Heart (tweed and supersaver, from left to right), which I wouldn't even think about knitting with.

Any chance you could snag a pic of her work?

marykz
06-21-2007, 06:00 PM
Any chance you could snag a pic of her work?

I'm going to try to get her to lay out all the squares to see if I can get a pic. I'll see her Sunday.....

Braden
06-21-2007, 06:44 PM
Great! Give her my best!

Gracielen
06-21-2007, 08:55 PM
Thanks everyone :muah:

Conti
I love the granny square one that you made out of sage mary yarn....very pretty.

Braden
06-21-2007, 10:39 PM
Thanks, but the colorway is actually "Watercolor" :wink:

salos
06-22-2007, 09:07 AM
This is an afghan I made using the Lace Medallion pattern by Priscilla Hewitt.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h3/salos/crochet/NewChair.jpg

Here's the pattern: http://hometown.aol.com/crochetalong/lacemedsq.html

mwedzi
06-23-2007, 03:38 AM
ContiKnitter, go to Flickr and type search for babette afghan. There is a group on Flickr dedicated to this, but I can't remember the name. It's a beautiful blanket that was originally shown in pattern in Koigu. That's some money, I tell you what.

Shay, I love your round and star ripples. I wanna make one, too.

aineepooh1
06-23-2007, 03:12 PM
Shay~:passedout::passedout:what a beautiful aghan~ WOW~!
How did you keep the points on the afghan. I have been making baby blankets and went to crochetville.org for help b/c my corneres were becoming round.. So I 5hdc in each corner ( the pattern was hdc).. it was big help.. the corners starightened up nicely..
BUT wow... how did you put such geometrical desgins in your afghan?:clink:

Karrying Kolor
06-23-2007, 10:24 PM
This is my first Tunisian stitch piece and definitely my first cross stitch effort but both turned out to be easier to navigate than I imagined.

I picked up the initial pattern which is for a tote bag from the April/May issue of Crochet Today magazine...Since I'm more a backpack kind of gal, I adjusted the body of the bag for I-cord shoulder straps and cinch for the top of the bag.

If nothing else, it will make a great knit/crochet project bag.

I wish this was a better picture but hopefully you'll get the general idea! :waving:

http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q204/Felexia1/EMBROIDEREDTUNISIANBACKPACK.jpg

Braden
06-24-2007, 02:22 AM
Thanks, Nikki, I'll do that!

Gracielen
06-24-2007, 04:19 PM
Shay~:passedout::passedout:what a beautiful aghan~ WOW~!
How did you keep the points on the afghan. I have been making baby blankets and went to crochetville.org for help b/c my corneres were becoming round.. So I 5hdc in each corner ( the pattern was hdc).. it was big help.. the corners starightened up nicely..
BUT wow... how did you put such geometrical desgins in your afghan?:clink:

Thanks so much...i followed this pattern (http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/angelcrafts/patterns/roundripple.html) and then just did 6 rows of each color.I used 3 colors and 3 skeins of each,then just kept going till i ran out.

cftwo
06-25-2007, 10:43 AM
CFTWO- what a cute shrug/ cardi! is it a type of shell stitch?

It's more of a filet crochet type stitch - three dcs, 3 ch, 3dc, 3 ch (with shaping along the edges). The design is at www.stitchdiva.com. I want to make it for me now!

baxjul
06-25-2007, 07:52 PM
I don't have a picture right now, I'll post one tomorrow, I'm working on a purse at the moment!

Braden
06-28-2007, 01:23 AM
Shay, I started that afghan earlier tonight! The yarns I'm using are Red Heart Aran, Caron 1 pound Soft Sage, and Caron 1 pound country rose. I'm just doing 4 rows of each color on an H hook.

What do you think?
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1398/644697833_263620f585.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/conti_knits/644697833/)

I really like the pattern, it's simple, but not boring. Just what I like in an afghan!

robynbird
06-28-2007, 10:43 AM
That's really nice Braden! I think I'm going to make one too. :)

Gracielen
06-28-2007, 12:28 PM
That looks great Braden,and i really like the colors you picked out.Its really a great pattern to do because its kind of mindless but fun....once it gets bigger the rows seem to take forever but i never get tired of making them.I have to get started on one for a wedding gift...im going to do it in white and heather....its always a big hit and they use them.

Cant wait to see it bigger.

Renoah
07-01-2007, 02:29 PM
This is Beth's star-shaped afghan (http://yarn-diva.blogspot.com/2006/03/free-star-shaped-afghan-pattern.html). It's my first crochet FO!!! I am enormously proud. :cheering:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1142/686057712_13cffa1367.jpg

salos
07-02-2007, 03:44 AM
Everyone's things look so nice. Renoah, that five pointed ghan is a delight. It reminds me of starfish and trips to the beach.

blueeyes28
07-02-2007, 06:50 AM
:drool:I love all these afghans I am making one now with granny squares but I am thinking about starting over and learning a new technique like the ripple or something!!Just what I need, thanks guys for tempting me to stray from my knitting cause I only have 5 projects going now I guess it's time to get the hook going too!!LOL:roflhard:

robynbird
07-03-2007, 03:39 PM
I just finished a round ripple for my neighbor. I just used some Caron One Pounder in off white color.

robynbird
07-03-2007, 03:41 PM
Renoah, great job!!

Karrying Kolor
07-05-2007, 12:30 PM
I'm working on a very basic shrug at the moment. Actually, it's finished by way of the pattern, but I would like to give it a cleaner edge.

It's made from Red Hearts mohair blend "Symphony" and is as light as a feather.

Any thoughts on a finish that won't take away from the airyness of the piece...I was thinking something decorative like a Picot, but it's a little tricky with the fuzzy nature of this yarn. It's texturally
treacherous when trying to correct a mistake. (knotting of the "have to cut it" kind!) and I'd hate to ruin the effort no matter how small.

Sigh, :think:, maybe I should I just let it be the simple piece that it is and finish with a basic SC...?

http://s137.photobucket.com/albums/q204/Felexia1/Mystic%20Purple%20Shrug/?action=view&current=MOHAIRSHRUG1.jpg

hydeemarie
07-08-2007, 10:50 PM
Shay, I started that afghan earlier tonight! The yarns I'm using are Red Heart Aran, Caron 1 pound Soft Sage, and Caron 1 pound country rose. I'm just doing 4 rows of each color on an H hook.

What do you think?
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1398/644697833_263620f585.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/conti_knits/644697833/)

I really like the pattern, it's simple, but not boring. Just what I like in an afghan!
Hey! omg that is cute cute cute! where did you get the pattern? I must make this! :pray:

sylvia
07-10-2007, 12:13 PM
oy you guys are to good for me
sylvia

debinoz
07-10-2007, 11:57 PM
I started a round ripple for my niece's baby shower. I showed my progress so far to her mother (my sister) and her only comment was, "Why would the baby need a giant doily?!" I refuse to e-mail her back!!!

hydeemarie
07-11-2007, 09:43 AM
Can someone please tell me the pattern for the round ripple afghan?:pout:

debinoz
07-11-2007, 01:01 PM
It's here:

http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/angelcrafts/patterns/roundripple.html

lissie
07-12-2007, 12:58 AM
I just started on Happy Hooker's Violet Beauregard using Shine Sport. Have only done a few rounds so far.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1061/776290380_a50a0b7bd9_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lispics/776290380/)

TxCynDoll
07-13-2007, 11:38 PM
here is my Old World Santa I am almost finished with and I'm still working on this...Strawberry Shortcake afghan...I haven't been able to find lt.peach so I placed an order yesterday so I could get started on cross stitching the doll...I have the book to crochet the matching doll too...but again needed the lt.peach...couldn't find it around my area at any of the stores...can't wait for my order to come in...It's for my gd.
http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa197/TxCynDoll/Santa.jpghttp://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa197/TxCynDoll/Santawip.jpghttp://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa197/TxCynDoll/ShylosAfghan.jpg

hydeemarie
07-15-2007, 08:36 PM
The snowman is already looking B-E-A-U-TIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!:muah: GL on the rest of him and your "Shortcake"!:thumbsup:

TxCynDoll
07-16-2007, 12:14 AM
That is not a snowman... LOL that is an old world SANTA... but thank you for you nice comment anyway...waiting on the yarn I just order to get started on Angel cake...she is the one in blue bibs. that is the one my granddaughter wanted, and I will crochet all the dolls for her...I only have two granddaughters, so I will make one for her too...

hydeemarie
07-16-2007, 04:49 PM
OmG! I can't believe that after looking at the pic like 50 times before I commented you, I actually wrote "snowman" instead of "Santa Clause"!!!!!!!!! Ah geeze! lol. :doh::rofling: