I finished the jumper. Decided to put edging only on the bottom. Made hat to match. Waited a few days thinking I could find some buttons to match. Couldn't find any. My teenage granddaughter and her girlfriend liked it. We did try it on my three yr old grandson to check size etc. Looked really cute. Quickly got it off him before his father saw him with a jumper on. I am glad I finished it. Here are some photos.…Continue
I have a new blog post on what I am using as inspiration for my new, free crochet wrap bracelet pattern:
Spinning on my navajo spindle... this is to be my first singles yarn and have a crochet pattern in mind. I've heard that crochet counteracts the bias created by using unplied yarns... gonna test out that theory soon, and I'm hoping I've got enough twist that the single strand doesn't drift apart in mid-stitch.
But in the meantime, I've got 6 more ounces to spin, and both a crochet vest and a knitted vest in the works to keep me busy. Biggest problem is the heat. So not inspired by…Continue
Added by Kathleen Michelle on June 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Well, Bloomberg Business Week has also weighed in this morning on all the technical aspects of trademark protection and the USOC's letter to Ravelry. As other news sources have, they also failed to recognize that Ravelry is both knitting and crochet, but well, like every other newsy source that skipped us, they are piggy backing off the work of other papers instead of checking it out for themselves. If one news source says knitters and the letter from the USOC says knitters, then there’s no…Continue
Added by Julia Chambers on June 23, 2012 at 1:51pm — No Comments
OK, so I flung my response out there into the blogosphere as well, following up on what Laurie's already well-written, making my point to help represent crocheters in this and link back to CLF. The funnel must be working, 'cuz my stats show a lot of clicks. You can read my take on things here - I'm afraid I wasn't super nice and I'd like to point out, knitting once was an Olympic event:…Continue
Hi hookstars ... (totally love that appellation and am going to appropriate it for my own use here!) ... I just wanted to let you know about the TAFA organization in case you haven't heard about…Continue
Added by CrochetConcupiscence on June 20, 2012 at 6:59pm — No Comments
Thanks for the advice. I worked on one strap. Not sure if I will use a button. I couldn't find any buttons and the only ones that would match are the ones on the flower. I thought about putting trim around the top and around the straps. Not sure. I will see what looks okay.
Thank you for the advice to finish anyway. I have the tendency to stop and put things away in a bag if I am not happy with it. I also took your advice to make notes on what worked, what I…Continue
I'm working on a very special dress for one of my friends, it involves custom tarot cards, a skirt, and lots of crocheting. So far I have the panels made and today will start on crocheting "godets" I believe they are called or the flares in between the panels to make it look like a very full skirt. This is a fun project and yes I will post pictures when it's done.
Well howdy folks- get out your hooks and set a spell, take your shoes off, how 'bout a little sweet tea?
Not that kind of drawl! I mean I haven't had any hookin' time lately and I am feeling it! My sweetie has his own farm this year and I have been helping him every day after my landscaping job. By the time I get home it is after dark and usually I am so tired I can barely lift a hook, let alone be inspired to make something. The one project I have been picking up every once in a…Continue
Added by Sarah M. Crittenden on June 20, 2012 at 4:16am — No Comments
This is a copy of my most recent blog post on The Yarn Yogi Blog:
I am pleasantly surprised at my success at selling my crochet patterns on the internet. I listed my first pattern, Crochet X-Stitch Shrug on…Continue
Added by Boocoos on June 19, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments
I am using Bernat Softee Baby, main color - aqua, contrasting color Bernat Softee Baby - sweet'N Sunny.
Hook size G
Sc for top, cross st for skirt bottom. Will have three buttons in back. The flower is just pinned on for now. Here are some pictures. …Continue
I want to do this every few months, so let's start here now.
In ONE word describe crochet. Leave it in the comments…
Hi, I am new to Hookey. I joined yesterday. I wanted to write something, anything; but I was very sad and down from my visit with my mom. Yesterday was her birthday. She was 85. My mom didn't know who I was. She has Alzheimer's. My mom taught me how to crochet. She was my inspiration. She guided me on and encouraged me to continue. I inherited her love of crochet. I have all her crochet books and patterns which I cherish. I wish she didn't have Alzheimers so I could share crochet…Continue
Hi there! I'm an editor at Crochet Today!, and I also handle all of our social media. We offer lots of free patterns on our CT! website, and we'll be offering more: Once we get to 5000 likes on Facebook, we'll release a new bundle of five free patterns!
Want to help out? Like us on Facebook yourself (we post lots of fun crochet news, crochet-related humor, and stuff that makes you go "aww!" in addition…Continue
Added by Boocoos on June 14, 2012 at 11:59pm — No Comments
New here, and liking it! Plan to share post soon. Please visit my blog and see what you think.Continue
I apologize that my only blog post so far on Hookey is bad news! We just found out my husband has Lou Gherig's Disease (ALS). He is 48. I am in shock as the realization of what is in store for us dawns on me. I believe crochet and the crochet community will be a tremendous help to me as I go on this strange and awesome journey with my husband.
I am just so thrilled at the positive response from my nautical inspired summer tote bag! Between my own journal, Hookey and other craft sites it seems to be getting a lot of attention. I can't wait for people to try the pattern and post some of their finished work!
I've posted the pattern for free on my blog:
Admittedly, the "shape" isn't…Continue
Added by jennette reid on June 9, 2012 at 5:43am — No Comments