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Subject: crochet
Date Posted: 6/12/2009 11:05 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/12/2009 11:08 PM ET
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Well I haven't had much luck finding crocheters to talk with so maybe there are those of you who would like to trade patterns?

Subject: patterns
Date Posted: 6/13/2009 7:43 PM ET
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I was about to post for the same reason...i was also looking for old crochet magazines.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 1:20 AM ET
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I have some very old crochet magazines.  Pm me if you are interested and I can give you the dates and titles.  :-)

MJ

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 1:24 AM ET
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Sing me to sleep? 

Subject: A crocheter here!
Date Posted: 10/21/2009 4:23 PM ET
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Hi, Funny that I should go on this for the first time this afternoon and this morning I got my crochet yarns out, my books, etc.

 

Spent too much time trying to find a simple pattern for a heart.  I had one and thought I had copied it but cannot find it.  I played around with it and can get by on memory but it is not as streamlined looking as the ones completed per the simple pattern.

 

I wonder if anyone can give me an idea where I might find a good, heavy and durable rug yarn.  Thanks and have a good one!  Tome

Date Posted: 11/29/2009 11:46 PM ET
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I sent you a personal message!

Date Posted: 1/11/2010 12:03 AM ET
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I have a bag of older crochet magazines.  If you are interested PM me and I will get them out and give you titles on dates.  Vicky

Date Posted: 1/11/2010 11:13 PM ET
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I'm actually trying to teach myself crochet and was wondering if anyone knew of any good beginner books to recommend.  My sister is great at it but goes to school & works, and has no time for lessons right now.  She gave me some books, but I don't understand a word of them, and I thought maybe there was something out there more suited to know-nothing beginners.

Subject: Hello
Date Posted: 1/13/2010 9:20 PM ET
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 been crocheting for a very long time. It sadness me to see more Knitting stuff out in the world then crochet. I have found many patterns on line that can be printed. Also some books. SO if you looking for a patern give me a yell I might have it or help you find it..

 

 

ana

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 11:08 AM ET
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Hello all! I prefer to crochet than knit although I haven't done it for some time now. I'm hoping that since everything old becomes new again, maybe crocheting will come back in style.

Kim - I know that there are some good picture books for learning to crochet - just can't think of the titles right now.
 I'll try to find them online and post the titles :)

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 4:47 PM ET
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I hadn't crocheted since the 70s.  I saw the cute crocheted fashion scarves and thought, "I can easily do that."  So 3 scarves later, DD wants me to make her socks.  Anyone have any great sock patterns?  I saw a paperback of sock patterns but it was $18 and I'll probably only make one pair.  Don't want to spend $18 on something I will only use once ....  And the on-line patterns, some are really hard to understand!!! 

I'd also like to find out where there are blogs with lots of great info and links to patterns.  Has anyone found anything like that?

12 Hours later: Crocheted my very first sock and am pleased with it.  Takes a lot of yarn, so I have to go buy more for the mate, but I am excited about the ease and quickness and result.



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Subject: CROCHETING AFGHANS/LAPGHANS/SQUARES FOR OTHER PBS'ers
Date Posted: 2/17/2010 12:47 AM ET
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I just discovered the "share and care" forum here, and there's a really sweet lady there - April G. (tailyanker) - who's making afghans for other PBS'ers in need. She has requested help over the last few months, and I didn't see even one reply offering to help. I thought I'd try to stir up some interest in other threads. If you crochet or knit afghans or "lapghans" or are just willing to crochet some squares that someone could put together into an afghan that would be awesome. She has already made several for people going through tough times, and she's just had heart surgery herself. Please go check it out and let her know if you're willing to help. I can't handle afghans, but I know I could crochet squares! And it would be a great way to use up those yarn ends too... Come on, who's going to join me in helping out???

Date Posted: 2/17/2010 7:58 AM ET
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I wish I could, but I need lessons first:P I can sew, quilt, embroider all day long, but no matter how many videos I watch, I can't seem to pick up crochet. My biggest problem is with holding the yarn. I do a lot of detailed jewelry making, so I know it's not my hands, but I never feel in control of the yarn when I'm trying to crochet.

Date Posted: 2/17/2010 8:52 AM ET
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Kim: I've crocheted for years and often feel the same way. Depending on the needle and yarn type, I can feel more or less in control of the yarn flowing through my hands/fingers. There are many ways to hold the yarn and no way is "right." Find something that works for you. With that in mind, I suggest you try a basic acrylic yarn and the needle size to match. When that feels most comfortable to you, then graduate to a more challenging yarn/needle combo.

Two projects ago, I tried a stretchy sock yarn - (fine"width" /weight) andI was frustrated! It was definitely harder to work with! But the product came our beautifully after blocking!

Date Posted: 2/18/2010 11:20 AM ET
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Thanks for the advice:) I will try that out, maybe something bigger & a less elastic yarn than what I have would be better to start with.

Date Posted: 2/21/2010 12:10 AM ET
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I've been knitting off and on for years and it really hurts my hands. I have problems with the finger bones in my palm grinding and holding two needles and a thing of yarn was tricky. So I've started crocheting. I still have to be careful about my hands, but it's much easier. I picked it up a lot quicker too because of my knitting background. A lot of the terminology and theories are similar. I've been working on making amigurumi dolls and I have to say that they're a whole lot of fun to make. And they're pretty quick too. I like being able to make a finished product in just 2 hours.

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 9:45 AM ET
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You can buy craft gloves to make your hands feel better. Also for people hunting patterns just Google what type of free pattern you want. Specify knit or crochet & have your printer ready. More than you will ever use.

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 10:56 PM ET
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Anyone have any suggestions for a Crochet-focused magazine subscription: which magazines are best? wich are not worthwhile? (I'm asking for a subscription for Mother's Day!)