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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2020, 12:15:01 PM »

I knit and I'd love to learn crochet but ever time I try I have huge tension issues and my stitches end up all different sizes.  Tension is also my biggest problem when knitting, well casting on for knitting and I did manage to find a few cast on's that I can get right and not super tight.  Before I moved last year I got rid of my whole yarn stash as it was mostly random balls I'd picked up here there with no projects in mind.  I'm working on researching for my next projects...goals for the rest of the year is a top down sweater (probably raglan) and my first pair of socks.  Blanket squares and baby beanies are my go to boredom projects as they're great for donating to hospitals and charities.

Oh_Caroline, I had the tension problems for a while too, and the only solution is practice I guess. I also practiced with a bit thicker yarns, that helped a bit. I have the problem with knitting, and I guess it's because I never do it often enough.

I am right now doing blankets in the quarantine.They are easy enough for me not to have to concentrate a lot (soI can do it while watching TV or helping my daughter with homework!) and they calm me up. I already promised one to my uncle, but it is really a simple on. It will take a while because it is big!
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« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2020, 12:19:06 PM »

Do you have a favourite crochet hook?

I bought a beautiful wooden hook (Furls) but I couldn't get used to it, I always get it stuck in my yarn!  Blink In the end I'm still using my Clover aluminium hook which I think works the best for me.
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« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2020, 01:56:40 PM »

A few years ago, in between jobs, I decided to participate in octopuses crochet / knitting for neonatal children (the Dutch version). Since I cannot crochet, I went for knitting. But I didn't get any further than a test body, I couldn't get the tentacles together. Unfortunately I did not understand the translated description (Swedish -> Dutch) and I was unable to progress online. Enough clips about crochet, but not a knitting variant.

https://www.youtube.com/w...Octo%20Project%20pattern.


That is a shame!You know you said you like the amigurumi, me too, I love them. But I had a similar problem to your octopus with an attempt at a lamb I way doing for my daughter.I knitted all the pieces nicely and then when I was supposed to put it all together I couldn't get the instructions right and I ended up improvising and felt so frustrated.  I finished it, but it is more or less.... Cry

I didn't even managed to knit the tentacles. For a long time only a part, including a knitting needle, was lying around at my knitting stuff. Last year I have pulled it out and kept the used thread.

A former sport friend of mine did a lot of crochet. As she also has a lot of waiting time in the hospital (ever so week she is getting an IV with regard to her allergies) she does a lot of crochet there. There was even hospital staff providing her with requests  Wink Grin She started with amiguri, and from there on the project size increased. The last time I have heard of here (>1,5 year ago) she was crochetting for an order.  To make an animal cover for a stool

Something like this:


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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2020, 02:16:05 PM »

This is so sweet!!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2020, 02:28:17 PM »

In Dutch there are several booklets with patterns for these animal covers. Besides that you can also order crochet kits to make some of them.

Part 1:
https://www.bol.com/nl/p/...1KgAg7EAQYAiABEgL0s_D_BwE


Part 2:
https://www.bol.com/nl/p/...NOA.1_7_8.10.ProductImage


Part 3:
https://www.bol.com/nl/p/...BuA.1_7_8.10.ProductImage


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« Reply #20 on: June 15, 2020, 02:31:46 PM »

I absolutely love that!!!!!!!!

I'll look for it! I often buy from dutch shops because I live this Scheepjes yarn.
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« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2020, 02:37:48 PM »

I wanted to show mine, but I'm not sure how to post  my images here... sorry... Cry
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2020, 03:36:24 PM »

I wanted to show mine, but I'm not sure how to post  my images here... sorry... Cry

You have 2 options:

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- if  you finalize your post, the picture(s) should be visible.


Second:
- Similar to option one. But instead of clicking the picture button, you can type the[/img] and [img] marks yourself.

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« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2020, 06:01:50 PM »

https://hosting.photobuck...ges/i/ccloh2/IMG_0656.JPG

https://hosting.photobuck...s/i/ccloh2/IMG_0655_2.JPG


I thought the first one looked a bit like ET (the arms!) Grin I thought I made it correctly, but I'm not sure....
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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2020, 06:22:57 PM »

I wanted to show mine, but I'm not sure how to post  my images here... sorry... Cry

You have 2 options:

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- copy your picture address
- click the 'picture button'; visible above the wink emoij (in between the globe and the multi color flash symbol)
- paste the copied picture addres in between the two items you get from the picture button.
- if  you finalize your post, the picture(s) should be visible.


Second:
- Similar to option one. But instead of clicking the picture button, you can type the[/img] and [img] marks yourself.

Somewhere in the item about the board there are more explainations about posting images on this board.


Many thanks, Principessa. I hope it works!!
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« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2020, 09:39:48 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: June 16, 2020, 02:52:29 AM »

Crocheter, knitter and weaver. Currently crocheting a openwork number called sand and shells. Knitting a simple sweater, and have nothing but dreams on the looms at present. Will be weaving a table runner or placemats for a great niece's upcoming wedding.

I have a very large yarn stash that goes back over twenty years. Like Karma, I give a lot of my stuff away.

I find weaving fantastic! I did quilts for a long time, and in my quilt group there's a lady who does loving things and she made a demonstration for us.

How do you keep track of your yarn? I bought a notebook now to write some of it down. I sometimes see a pattern, get excited , buy the yarn. But then I don't do it right away for some reason and one day I find a bunch of yarn I can't remember anymore what I intended to do with it.  Confused Crazy I feel absolutely dumb then!


I once tried to inventory my stash, and gave up. I keep a notebook on all my weaving projects with detailed notes and often jot ideas down for future projects with a certain yarn. I've also got weaving design software  so sometimes there is even a paper tucked in with the pattern I mean to use. Sometimes that paper is with the yarn itself.

For knitting or crocheting projects if I have a pattern it's stored with the yarn.

Generally speaking if it's skeined, its for knitting or crochet. Weaving requires a lot of yarn so that's usually on a cone or cylinder.

I've got some yarn that I've not decided what I want to do with just yet. That's okay too!

If you can't remember what you originally planned, you get the chance to imagine a new and maybe better project.

I quilt too, though not as much as I work with yarn.

OC it can be frustrating to work out the tension and gauge for different yarns. Hang in there and try with different sizes of hooks.

 Principessa those animal stool cover are adorable!
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« Reply #27 on: June 16, 2020, 12:40:43 PM »

I love crochet. I have done a C2C blanket for my son, I need to check if I find any pictures of it.
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« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2020, 01:25:05 AM »

Crocheter here!  Messing around with copying a dress I saw on a video...

Wow! Please show when you are done. Smiley

It's this dress for a doll.

https://youtu.be/hChLDtVbdHw?t=171
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« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2020, 02:30:44 AM »

Crochet a Christmas tree skirt   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/234539093083881769
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