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    Crochet Pictures/Projects Shared Here

    I'm starting this topic but forgive me if it's already here. I couldn't find it. :{

    I love to see what others have done, giving me inspiration and ideas especially about color combinations. I seem to be color challenged! Yep, beige on beige seems to be my favorite.

    Here's a little baby blanket I recently did. I found the granny pattern on youtube by Marinella marfu6A (sorry I can't find the link but she has lots of patterns on youtube). I wanted to use up some leftovers of some #3 DK weight yarn and this pattern helped. It really reduced my bits and pieces. I used the baby yellow color to tie it all together as well as to join the squares.

    The join I used was Lyza Walters (youtube) She doesn't speak but her video is very clear. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/229754018479914771/

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    I liked this pattern because I don't like holes or a lacy look for babies or children. I'm a worry wort I guess and I think of those tiny fingers getting caught up in a blanket. This made a pretty solid piece of fabric so I was happy with it.

    My preferred method of joining is to join strips first and then join the strips to each other. I really like this join because it makes the back look good too and once you get the hang of it (rhythm) it goes pretty quickly. It's a good solid join for a blanket that may be handled a bit roughly, like a child might.

    Here is the front, the back and a close-up. The border is a simple DC all the way around. It is being donated to a Native American Tribe which is where most of my knitting and crocheting goes these days.

    I hope that others will share their work with us here in this one spot.


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    #2
    Wow! This is spectacular.
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    • susanwayne
      susanwayne commented
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      If you are referring to my baby blanket, no, I wouldn't call it spectacular, but it is a great use of scraps and I think it is pretty. When I see what others have done or are doing, I'm almost embarrassed to put anything of mine up here. But I want to encourage more use of this site and getting to know each other and the types of things we are doing.

      Selfishly, I also want to learn and I find that youtube and potentially this site, can help me improve.

      I thank you for your comment and look forward to seeing what you have been up to...handiwork, of course! :]

    • FreedomLover
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      I still think it's pretty spectacular, I don't crochet and love the stitches in blankets. It is a great use of scraps as well because it doesn't look like that's what it is.

    #3
    This is beautiful! :-)

    I was working on this and finished it last week. Not nearly as colorful, but good. :-)

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    Knitting is happening here! ❤️

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    • FreedomLover
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      I love this.

    #4
    What pretty colors! I think you and I are on the same page for crochet holes in baby blankets. They just don't belong there sometimes. I get requests from new Mom's and some of them specifically ask for no holes.

    Whoever gets this blanket is going to be snuggly warm this winter!

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      #5
      Char Great job! It's very striking in it's simplicity. I don't mean that it wasnt an effort to make, but the pattern and colors you used make it a real standout. What join did you use? Was this the one you only had a few days to complete? or you had to finish before starting a new one that you had to finish within days. I can't find the other thread where you let us know about it, but I seem to remember.
      Thanks for sharing it Char.
      I hope that others share their work as well.
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      • Char
        Char commented
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        I did this one in 10 days - I put down the other one to start this one. I am sorely behind on that one. :-) I used the join you shared for your bee hive blanket :-). It is my new go-to!

        Thank you for the compliments!

      #6
      FreedomLover Thanks for the compliment.

      Are you a knitter? Like so many others of my generation, I'm an equal opportunity crafter; kntting, crocheting, needlepoint, rug hooking, yarn dying, embroidering, quilting, sewing, etc. I seem to go in and out of interests with crocheting my go to of the moment. That doesn't mean I don't scout Pinterest for new ideas in other crafts just in case I want to get into those again.

      I have so much yarn and yarn scraps that I am always looking for ways to use them up. I don't really like to do the same pattern over and over again, even the same technique, hence so many leftovers. That being said, I think I have enough to do another one of these and I may just do that next...after finishing the C2C that is half way done.

      I knit/crochet mainly for donation these days as my kids are grown, my grandkids on their way and everyone has what they want already.

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      • FreedomLover
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        Yes, knitting is my go to hobby, I also quilt, make project bags and totes, and recently learned to weave.

      #7
      Ah knitting. I do love to do that as well. Weaving? Admire it a lot, but one I've never tried unless you count those potholders we all made as kids on that metal loom. :}

      Some day....
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      • FreedomLover
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        Until recently I thought I'd need a floor loom or table loom to weave and they're way outside of my budget, when I heard portable loom I thought of those same potholders. Thanks to Fiberkind I became aware of the rigid heddle loom and am having fun learning how to weave with it.

      #8
      Came across this a while back. Always wanted to try. Maybe if this quarantine lasts much longer, I just might.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO18...index=29&t=89s

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        #9
        I also always lave too much leftover yarn as I tend to buy more than I need. A few early projects where I underestimated causes me to get extra now. I also tend to start with a general idea and revise it as I go which is hard to estimate.

        I sometimes make a matching pillow. This one has a teal back with a two button envelope flap. I forgot to get a picture of the back though.

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        #10
        pinesprairie Thank you so much! I still like yours and I appreciate the link to the pattern. Not sure if I can use it for a scrappy look as it may just look too messy, but I'll give it a try. As to the second one? I kind of want something with harder edges, no rounded parts, but for another time, I've saved it as at least it's not a flower center.

        Yes, you are right about my preferring free patterns though. I admire those who take the time to devise, develop and then write down a pattern, but for me, I'd rather invest in the yarn which is costly enough these days. I tend to only make a pattern one time so the investment for the pattern adds to the total cost of just that one item. I wouldn't even mind if you were allowed to pass the pattern on to someone else, but alas, you are not so there you are.

        Maybe a designer could put the caveat in that if you are making something for donation, then it's okay to share. Guess not though and I can understand and respect that.

        Thanks again for digging out your pattern for me. I'll let you know how it goes.
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          #11
          susanwayne I saw a previous post about how nice everyone's work is here. Please. please don't feel like yours is "not good enough" or something. I felt (still do) that way about posting my things as well as I'm very far from an expert amongst all these real experts. But I finally realized that people here just appreciate what others make and they really are about helping or encouraging or supporting other crafters. I finally got over my aversion and am not as hesitant to post. So post away, we love to see what you make!

          I also have an idea that may or may not work for you I've learned scrappy doesn't always have to mean looking scrappy. I'll try to escribe it well enough.

          I lay out all my scraps and organize them from least to most. Divide each color into 4 equal parts. Start with the least amount color and use it on the smallest rounds.

          When the amount can no longer make a full round, I start doing this (hopefully you can see it). It's still scrappy but looks organized and I can use up fairly small scraps that way.

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          It does take a little more planning and you certainly have more ends, but it can look planned instead of scrappy. It also takes more time so it all depends on whether you have a deadline or not.

          And I'm excited to see what your next blanket will look like, please do post a pic!.

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          • Char
            Char commented
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            Lol pinesprairie - yup - you have your posting and crafting mojo going!

          • CherylDeeCrochet
            CherylDeeCrochet commented
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            This is brilliant! So glad I found this thread and this sketch! You've really got my creative juices flowing now. Thanks for sharing.

          #12
          pinesprairie I love that idea! It would work for when I have parts of skeins left over but not for the odd little balls I usually have. Great sketch of what you mean. It could even be done as a Ten Stitch I think, either knit or crochet.

          Can't thank you enough for posting this, in thought and in deed (your sketch.) Now I have to re-think my leftovers.

          Great group we have here, don't you think? So willing to think about issues for others and offer helpful information.
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          • Char
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            The group warms my heart for sure. 🥰🥰

            I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

          • pinesprairie
            pinesprairie commented
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            susanwayne, you are welcome. People's willingness to actually help with things is part of what makes this such a great place to be!

          #13
          My lapghan now waiting for winter.

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          • pinesprairie
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            That's a good little trick DJM, I hadn't thought of that. I don't care for the holes in C2C but in addition to the "no holes" version, just might give this a try. I usually have to go up a couple sizes as I crochet tight but using the recommended would work.

            I really like the way this looks (waaarrrm!)

          • knitter131
            knitter131 commented
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            DJM it's very pretty - I need to try this stitch again with a smaller hook. But I also need to try the "no hole" version 😊😊

          • FreedomLover
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            This is really lovely and will brighten a dreary winter day.

          #14
          I'll toss in my two cents. I am working on a blanket right now doing C2C method but using HDC rather than DC. It makes for a tighter fabric and allows for better detailing. I think I read/saw someplace where you can also do this technique with the linen stitch but I don't think you could use it for a graphgan.
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          • DJM
            DJM commented
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            Great idea, thanks.

          • pinesprairie
            pinesprairie commented
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            Thanks, I like that one too. I like C2C because it's fast so will give it another go!

          #15
          susanwayne I found the other pattern I was thinking of.

          https://lookatwhatimade.net/crafts/y...nghan-pattern/

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