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Crochet / Knitting Info, Questions, Problems, Etc.
March 23, 2012
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Katz56
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prayingpup said
I’m just curious . . . anyone here work with “plarn”?  I got lucky and stopped at a Dierbergs last summer.  The older gentleman who was bagging my groceries was so sweet.  I was so excited to get PINK grocery bags and I told him what I did with them (crochet shopping bags) and he slipped in enough bags with my groceries to make 6 bags!  What a sweetie!  Any of you had experience with plarn?

I’ve never used it, but am interested.  I have saved plastic bags, but not tried it.  Would love to know if its harder than regular crochet to do or how it works up.  Seen lots of videos on youtube though.

March 23, 2012
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I also endorse Bobwilson123, I haven’t used the other one and I’ll have to look her up too!

I have tried to work with ‘plarn’ from bags and found it a bit awkward, but definitely doable, but I’m sure just like everything else, I’m sure it gets better with practice!

Companies are starting to make plarn which is more like regular yarn… I have only seen it on line, never felt it in person though. *shrugs* probably nice for purses and things like beach bags etc etc I suppose.

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March 23, 2012
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The crochet hook doesnt slide as easily, and it is tough to get it through the loops, but it does work, think about what your normal sitch is and then double it, atleast that is how it has worked for me.

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March 26, 2012
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Hi everyone!  Someone here was asking about patterns, have you found “Ravelry” yet?  It’s a great site that has knitting and crochet patterns (both free and for sale).  I believe they have Irish Crochet patterns there.  Hope this helps!

April 16, 2012
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I am having touble finishing anything lately! I have 11 granny squares for an afgan that needs 110, one practice baby bootie (which is the cutest thing ever), and an almost done plant hanger! I feel like I have ADD with crochet! I will finish the plant hanger today, I promise. I wanted to learn to do them to make some for mother’s day, but the directions were like 3 pages long, so I just went by the picture and kind of made my own thing (which isn’t as cool as the picture). Like a giant triangle with straps, my husband said it looked like I was making thong underwear. It was funny.

April 16, 2012
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I’m so there with you stacylee!  I have at least 5 UFOs in my yarn basket!  (Un-Finished-Objects)  No thong underwear though! 

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April 16, 2012
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We need a “Finish It” party !  I’m as guilty as the rest with UFO’s.  Matter of fact, I’m bored with all those and really want to start something new, but guilt won’t allow it !  I have to finish a pair of mittens, a Christmas stocking and an afghan.  So NOT in the mood to touch any of those!

April 16, 2012
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Where to begin.  Hmmmm.  Let’s see.  Knitting an afghan, crocheting a baby blanket, and 4, count them 4 needlework projects sitting in their respective baskets and I am planning to start embroidering linen napkins, plus it is time to get really going on the garden.  I think I will take a nap!shame-on-you

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April 18, 2012
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granny-slipper.jpgImage EnlargerOkay, I feel so much better. I finished the plant hanger and started another one, plus I read through all the directions and found out what I did wrong on the first one! I think I will use the granny squares I have now and make slippers out of them and let the giant granny square afghan wait until fall. Have you seen the slippers?!? They are adorable! Oh, and I finished my hot water bottle cover, small projects are so much more fun with the instant gratification, but I really want that giant blanket. I think you should all mail me  1 six inch granny square and then I will have enough for a blanket! (P.S. I got this picture from Google Images for Granny square slippers search)

August 24, 2012
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A friend at work is looking for a pattern/instructions for scarves she made several years ago.  She got the pattern from the Carol Duvall show, and we have found references to the link, but nothing shows up.  So…. I’m appealing to my fellow chickens for help.

It is for a scarf that is worked with 3 strands of yarn.  You make it to half of the desired length, and then stretch to double it.  She says it works up quickly and makes a very lacey looking scarf.

As I said, the link we found to the HGTV site doesn’t give us anything, so does anyone on here have a working link or instructions?

Sure appreciate any help.

August 27, 2012
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I tried to find it for you, checked a ton of the Carol Duvall shows but no luck here either. Sorry.

I’m looking for a pattern that was given to me (handwritten) 30 years ago, for a scarf and beret.

It was worked with 2 strands of yarn with a N or P size crochet hook.  The beret was worked in the round.  This set worked up very quickly and made great gifts!  If anyone has it, I would greatly appreciate it!

August 27, 2012
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Thanks for trying Miss Pat!  My friend found an unfinished one in her “stash” and hopes that she’ll be able to figure out how to re-create them.  If anyone ever runs across this pattern however, please share—it’s become a quest for the both of us now!     knight

October 19, 2012
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I have at least 4 WIP  (work(s) in progress) only 2 truly active though… You? 

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October 19, 2012
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I’m making the “how to crochet an easy pony tail holder” it’s a tutorial on you tube. Found patterns for headbands with crochet flowers there also. Need to finish up grill mitts (found On Lionbrand site) made with 3 strands of yarn. Also have some pretty yarn to crochet a cowl. Got lots of lily sugar n cream cotton for more potholders,cloths & face scrubbies.

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October 19, 2012
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Leahld22, I just got the big fat hair bands to do the ponytail holders on youtube. Thought i would use simply soft yarn but seems I gave it all away   grrr what kind of yarn are you using?

October 20, 2012
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I used lily sugar & cream cotton,it ruffles & holds ous shape well. I made some white,pink, & a varigated white,green,purple & aqua. They are so cute & work up quick.

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October 23, 2012
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Just as a note because I’m not making these myself, (though maybe I should be!) my mom made me several of those scrunchies out of crocheting thread instead of yarn and I wore the HECK out of them!  She scored a bunch of spools of it at a Goodwill store, and they were all nice because they stayed in my hair really well but my favorite was the one that had subtle sparkles in the thread and the ones made from the sparkly thread also sold really well at craft sales.  She was looking for more like it even new but that was back before the internet so we never did get any more of that kind.

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October 25, 2012
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I just finished knitting a purse for my daughter.  I started off like I was making a scarf about 1/2 the normal length and a little wider and tight stitching. I folded it a little less than half over and sewed the sides then turned inside out then folded over the remaining top piece. I then braided a long shoulder strap and attached it to the sides of the purse.

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October 25, 2012
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Hey Salamander, I did the same kind of thing for a little kid backpack, but it is so floppy! Does that bother you about the purse? I think next time I’ll double the yarn to try to make it stiffer. I did a beret like this once and it was pretty stiff and sturdy. By the way, how did you attach your braids?

October 29, 2012
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Stacylee I used a stiffer poly blend yarn so it is not floppy at all. I just used a yarn needle and sewed the braides on the sides, just a few quick stitches.  What type of yarn did you use for the backpack?

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