Friday, January 30, 2009

Snowflake #4


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Finished this today.
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It's done in Size 10 thread,
Size 8 steel hook.
Made up the pattern myself.
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If I had worked with a size 8 hook or something that small recently I could have made 2, I wanted to. And then I messed up and had to frog (rip, take out) the last row because I messed up and it would have been too noticeable (maybe). I like making these. They're quick and easy.
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I was cleaning out my drawer at work and found a white box these will fit in to store them. It's tall enough to hold a lot, maybe all. Or at least until I need to find something else.
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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Heart Doily

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This was a WIP that I had in my work desk drawer forever. That's why it's off white, I think it's suppose to be white (haven't washed it yet) but just got dusty. :blush: okay a :big blush: ;)

I used a size B hook. that's what was with it.
Size 10 thread.
I don't know what pattern started the doily, but I was up to the top of the hearts. I don't even know if they were suppose to be hearts, but I think working on valentine stuff made me think they did, so I did the top of the hearts in a dc dec and just made it up as I went along on that round and the rounds after. I couldn't think of an edging, tried 2, then just did a sc around the chain loops.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

From Riohnna at http://mytangledthreads.blogspot.com/
I couldn't figure out how to comment on her blog to thank her, I'm sure there's a way and maybe I can figure it out. So I will say a thank you here.

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So now I can think of a few I visit and I want to send this award to the following fellow bloggers:
Of course Beck's Crochet Blog (HP items too) . I love seeing her work. She does a lot of picture type crochet where she does pictures or graphs in afghans and bags.

Crafty Ashley , she just had a baby, just moved before having the baby and has more kids and a husband, so she hasn't updated lately, but she does great crochet work.

Lesalicious AKA Lesa blog is a great one. She does crocheting and sewing. Has a cute little girl she gets to make things for.



Usually I visit blogs that are listed on other's blogs. I like it when it specifies if it's crochet, as that is what I mainly look for. I also like to read the ones on Crochetville under the post "Have you updated your blog today", since people post there when they've updated and I can read current blogs. So if I didn't nominate you but I've visited and commented, it's because I can't remember all of them :blush: . If you notice I haven't updated my side of blogs I visit. I just like to surf and read and visit various blogs.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

January Scarf


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Since I finished this one first, here is the January scarf. Yes I have another I just need to fasten off and weave in ends and that will be my February scarf.

This one I just made up the pattern. I started with DC and then decided that was too boring so I changed it on the 3rd row by doing the (3 dc in one st, sc), that shell pattern . Then the last 2 rows are dc to make it even.

Yarn: ww yarn, about 6 oz
Hook: 6mm plastic

Monday, January 26, 2009

Snowflake #3


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I did snowflake #3 last night. I made up the pattern and wrote it down so I did it a second time to follow what I wrote, but really didn't... I think I need to try it again later to see if I wrote it right. So I have 2 snowflakes, but I think I'll only count them as #3 because I want to make more and I may not be able to make one sometimes, just like this last week.

Size 10 thread
Size 2 hook.
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Sweetheart Ripple Progress & Correcting Mistakes


 
 
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This is where I'm at so far. Not the best photo, but better then the other one I took... yes my shadow with my cellphone and hands in it LOL. I have 13 hearts going up this. I took it with more of the ripple this time.

I edited the last post to explain how I did the hearts (http://debbia1.blogspot.com/2009/01/sweetheart-ripple-afghan-started.html ).

Correcting Mistakes on this:

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On the crochetville post someone mentioned missing a stitch or having an extra one. Usually I can catch them going from the point or hill to the valley. Well I missed this one while I was doing the fptrc-sc stitches, where my hook is. See above the hook. There's one extra stitch. So on the row above it, I caught the extra stitch. So I just did a sc dec. And it doesn't effect any other hearts or rows as you can tell.
 

 
 
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

5 Mini Pink Hearts

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5 more hearts. Made with pink worsted weight yarn, probably Red Heart (no label). Size G hook. Again I used the heart from the baby hat in Crochet World Feb 2009. This was the entire heart with the boarder.

She's not sure if she wants more, but we'll see.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Sweetheart Ripple Afghan Started

I started the afghan from the Crochet World Feb 2009 magazine. {it's available online at e-patterns as a download}.
Close up of first few rows
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I'm using Red Heart, Cherry Red and Soft White. Size H hook.



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Here's a close up (so I could use it as my cell phone wallpaper and my computer desktop wallpaper).
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As you can see I didn't follow the pattern exactly. Because what happened is I was making the pattern, the first row of FPTC-SC and couldn't see the hearts. I was confused. I then stopped and even did a bit of the second row of off white to see if I could see them better. Nope. I looked at the picture as closely as possible, looked at the instructions, frogged (ripped out) the 2 rows and crocheted some of the row again. Still couldn't see the hearts. I wondered if there was a mistake in the pattern. So I changed the pattern, did the fptc-sc one stitch off with an extra 2 sc in the valley part. This gave it a heart look in the valley section. Then I did that entire row. Then the second row. And then it dawned on me.... the hearts are worked from the top to the point in the "hill" part of the ripple. I turned the photo in the magazine upside down and there is how my crochet would have looked. Well they didn't say that in the magazine, anywhere, so I was confused. But I like mine better because now I have hearts going both ways, the afghan won't be upside down or if it is, it won't matter because the hearts go both ways! I like it much better.
HOW I DID IT
Someone asked on crochetville how I did it, so here are the instructions:
I don't have the pattern with me so let me see if I can write this by memory...

To begin the fptr-sc row, I did a sc decrease, *fptr-sc (rep twice), 2 sc, then the increase of 3 sc in one stitch. 2 sc, fptr-sc (rep twice), 1 sc, skip 2 sc, 1 sc, rep from * across, ending with sc dec in last 2 stitches.

Then I just did the ripple for 3 rows. Doing the way I did it was easy to do the ripple.
Debbi


CONTINUED HERE:
Sweetheart Ripple Progress & Correcting Mistakes

Sweetheart Ripple Finished ! the finished afghan!
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mini Hearts

My coworker asked for some crochet hearts. I made these.

These first 3 are from the free pattern from Crochet Today http://www.crochettoday.com/pdfs/CTJF08freepattern2hearts.pdf

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These aer from the new Crochet World, Feb 2009 issue. It's the one on the baby hat. The first smallest is without the boarder. The second is with the boarder, but used the same color. The last is one with a boarder I just made up. I wasn't sure what size she wanted.
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She wants about 9 more, she liked the one in the center in the second photo. That was the size she liked and the look she liked. That's good, they're easy.
I used Red Heart Yarn. Not sure of the exact color, it was left over without a label.
All done with a Size G hook.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Snowflake #2


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I was following a pattern (http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showpost.php?p=1576296&postcount=1 ) but I couldn't get the last round to work right, so I just made up my own. Plus it could have been my hook size. I was using a D hook because I couldn't find my hooks. I have a green pencil zipper bag with my hook in it... and can't find it. I was thinking of making a second one or getting ahead just in case, but I don't like the B hook with the size 10 thread, so I only made this one.

Thread: Size 10
Hook: B

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Doily


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I made this doily and finally finished it. It's from a Decorative Crochet magazine and I can't find it to put the info here... ugh and I want to find it because there were other doilies.

This one may be hard to reconize if you have the magazine because I didn't do the last few rounds because it was filet and I didn't like the way it joined. It is in the first of the magazine the back cover is a kind of a heart afghan with a teddy bear.
Just doing these rounds worked for me.

Size: about 10" in diameter
Yarn: Size 10
Hook: Size 2

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Heart Doily Runner Started

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Pattern: from decorative crochet jan 1996
Hook; size 2
Yarn: size 10

This is for the Valentine Day CAL over at Crochetville. The edging or boarder on this will not be filet. I didn't realize the very corner I have to fasten on for each point, but I do. Then there's one round boarder to finish it off. But it looks really nice.

Mine is going to be bigger then the one in the magazine because I'm using a much larger hook. But I'm glad about that.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Snowflake #1 for 2009

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Size 10 thread
Size 8 steel hook

About 3" in diameter.

Pattern: http://gardeners-ramblings.blogspot.com/search/label/snowflake [note: there are some mistakes. Round 2 you skip the first "dc in dc" because there is no dc from round 1... then in round 4, it didn't say what to do in the SC you did in round 3, so I just slip stitched, sc would also work I'm sure].

I like this snowflake. Very quick and easy to make.

Red, White and Blue Afghan

I was hoping to get a better photo then this close up, but couldn't before I gave it to my friend. This is her 2008 Christmas afghan.

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I couldn't decide what pattern to use and wha colors to use. I finally decided red, white and blue are the classic colors and doable. Then it was late (December allready) and so I decided to use 2 strands together. I did 4 rows of each color and a boarder in white. I used a size N hook. All double crochet.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Rose Bath Puff #2

Second try. This ones a little bitter with the 3rd round of pedals on one side.

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See http://debbia1.blogspot.com/2008/12/rose-bath-puff.html For more information on how I made this and the first one I made.
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