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Old 07-22-2011, 12:38 AM   #1
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WIP: Lilac sweater with white flowers. Crochet vs sewing on shoulders?
Hi again,

here is what I am working on, will be ready soon.




In my other thread about sweaters I mentioned that I prefer to crochet pieces together rather then sew. Here is why -- no gap on the right side, no bulky seam on the wrong side. If anyone is interested, I can provide more detailed instructions. It came to me accidentally, so I wonder if anyone else does it this way? (Sorry about colour variations -- was trying to make it look real and butchered each one in a different way)




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Old 07-22-2011, 02:03 AM   #2
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Can't wait to see it all done!

I haven't crochet anything together. I tend to make things as seamless as I can. I have done some random crochet, but not for seams.

It looks really nice! Another little girl sweater?
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Old 07-22-2011, 02:12 AM   #3
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thanks!

I am with you on as little seams as possible but sometimes you just have to have them

Yep, the 'reuse' kind of thing or as it's nicely put here 'repurpose' It seems that most of the time it all starts with the yarn and everything else follows
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:13 AM   #4
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Oh my gosh that is so adorable. I love all purple colors so I am prejudiced. I need to learn how to crochet more than a single crochet. Wonderful idea
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:24 AM   #5
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That is going to be adorable. It's a beautiful color and beautiful work, again.
Agreed, the less seaming, the better but I'm interested in how you crochet the pieces together.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:36 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by nonny2t View Post
I need to learn how to crochet more than a single crochet. Wonderful idea
LOL, no you don't! It is a single crochet stitch

1) put two pieces of a garment together, right sides facing each other.
2) align the edge stitches
3 grab your work yarn that you used to cast off and make one starting loop (like beginning of a chain stitch)
3) insert the hook trough both edge stitches on one side, grab the yarn on the other side. now you have two stitches on the hook. grab the yarn that is still on the other side and pull through both loops. rinse, repeat

now, before I make pictures or a video...

just in case, if it's not clear what 'the other side' is. imagine front and back of a sweater, for example, facing each other and making 'a wall'. if you hold it vertically, you are on one side of the wall, you go through the wall with your hook to grab the yarn that hangs on the other side. then you go over the top of the wall to grab the yarn and pull through both loops to form a seam 'on top' of the wall.
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to salmonmac:

I just looked at your response to stitching pieces with 3 needle bind off and a matress stitch in a different thread and realized that I know nothing

I tried them both and I love them! So neat! But I do come from a different knitting planet so I try to resolve issues others simply don't have... Still digesting it. Apparently, people do things differently on the other side of the ocean
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I haven't started garments yet but I make toys sometimes...I imagine this would work for seaming the larger ones? I don't know how to crochet but this seems fairly easy.
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I love this sweater, I have several granddaughters and they would love this! I, for one, would love the instructions for crocheting seams! I hate to sew seams, and I have a few things all done except for the seaming! Are you on Ravelry? I am booklady on Ravelry if you would like to personal message me.

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Originally Posted by Ginnyb View Post
I love this sweater, I have several granddaughters and they would love this! I, for one, would love the instructions for crocheting seams! I hate to sew seams, and I have a few things all done except for the seaming! Are you on Ravelry? I am booklady on Ravelry if you would like to personal message me.

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