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Anybody Crochet?

Discussion in 'DIY - Do-It-Yourself Projects, Construction, Etc.' started by Calista, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Feb 3, 2018
    Calista

    Calista Lovin' The Homestead

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    I didn't find a thread on crochet and wondered if there are any other crochet fanatics out there.

    As a child many moons ago, I was bugging my poor grandma who was babysitting me, so she sat me down with some yarn and a crochet hook and said, here's how you make a chain. Fast forward a bunch of decades and I'm still chaining away and starting (and mostly finishing) new, challenging patterns all the time. (Everybody I know already has at least one of my hats and scarves.) I find the craft endlessly fascinating and it's a good substitute for one of THOSE days...

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    I'm currently drooling over a pattern I REALLY want to do but, unfortunately, it's in Russian. Google Translator had a nervous breakdown with all those stitch abbreviations and couldn't help me:

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    Please share any crochet patterns or projects you like. P.S. I do not knit since I am all thumbs trying to manipulate two sticks with no hooks on the ends, heh.
     
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    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

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    I don't but would love to learn! My 5 year old takes fiber arts classes but they don't crochet, unfortunately.
     
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    Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Almost Self-Reliant

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    my wife loves it. She has never made anything like that rug tho. That's amazing!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    In an earlier life I crocheted a LOT....until Carpal Tunnel Syndrome set in. I've made several afghans, lots of scarves, hats, Christmas ornaments and even cute little Christmas trees that you would slip down over a Styrofoam cone. For years I'd make an afghan or two every winter and give them as gifts. Wish I could still do it....maybe if I go really slow and don't do too much at a time I could actually start creating again.
     
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    Calista

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    Hey, advertise on your local Craigslist for a crochet teacher and you might just make a connection where you could learn with your daughter!
     
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    Calista

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    Yes, try a skein of soft bulky yarn and a P hook with just single crochet stitches. You never know...good luck.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Well I could get her teacher to teach us. She just focuses more on knitting, because that's what people are into at the moment. I'll learn someday.... When I have time!
     
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    sumi

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    I was taught to crochet by a lovely old lady when I was quite young. I never took it up though. I knitted for years, stopped, then started sewing (quilts only). I love crocheted things though!
     
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    milkmansdaughter

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    I know how, and have made scarves, pillows, and other projects, including a green, stuffed dinosaur for my son when he was little. But I haven't done any for years.
     
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    Calista

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    Just for grins, here's some of the projects I'll be tackling this year:

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    SQUARE BLANKET

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    LED LIGHT COIL RUG

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    When I get bored with one project, I set it aside and pick up another. With enough to-do's in the pipeline, I should stay busy for awhile!
     

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