Doing a bit of crochet

Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Serinde » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:50 pm

The butterfly brooches are so cute and I think they work well in either contrasting or toning colours. Wonder what making the "wings" from a variegated yarn would look like... :thinks:
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Rosheen » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:45 pm

Wow, little treasures of art. Very beautiful! :applesauce:
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Mabel Figworthy » Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:58 pm

Serinde wrote:Wonder what making the "wings" from a variegated yarn would look like... :thinks:

now don't do this to me - I am virtuously trying to stitch these from my very limited stash!
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by karen4bells » Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:49 pm

Very dainty and pretty!!
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:33 am

I like mini things. So what would happen if I tried to make my mini butterfly even mini-er? Here is one in 4-ply (what I've been using so far) and one in crochet cotton (not sure what size). Same pattern, quite a difference :-)

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(Also much more fiddly...)
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by rcperryls » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:19 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce: I love these. I'm thinking that they would make such lovely stocking stuffers. Where did you say you found that pattern? I have a lot of leftover yarn from my long ago years of crocheting. I think

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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:19 pm

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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by rcperryls » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:32 pm

Thank you Mabel. I might have a go at this, if I can remember how to do any of it. I think a quick tutorial will get me up to speed. Maybe. :oops:

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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Lulu22 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:47 pm

What lovely crochet projects and so neatly done :applesauce:

I have tried to crochet and last year I thought I'd try again, but like knitting I find the instructions hard to understand, I did manage to crochet a red flower, petals were a little uneven I must admit, well actually it was bad, my other half being rather optimistic about my progress bought me a star wars crochet kit.. :shock: I had to give it to my mum to do, thankfully she's great at crochet and I got three Star Wars figures to hang on my Christmas tree :)
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Mabel Figworthy » Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:54 pm

That made me giggle Lulu - I can't imagine crocheting anything as complex as a Star Wars figure!

Carole, this pattern is so easy to follow and remember that I had it off by heart after two butterflies, so if anything is going to get you back into it this is the project.
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Squirrel » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:55 pm

How elegantly beautiful is that small one Mabel, it is gorgeous. Very tempting indeed. mmmmm "no I must finish some of these card motifs first"
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:10 pm

Oops

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They obviously don't work in fluffy thread :lol:
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Squirrel » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:55 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: He is gorgeous. Do it iwith white outside and peachy in the middle and you have Santa.
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Purple Patsy » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:15 am

Took me a wee while to work out it wasn't a mutant chick. :oops:

I think save the fluffy wool for the caterpillars. :D
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Serinde » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:03 am

:lol: :applesauce: :applesauce: :lol: Sorry Mabel. :lol:
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by kingfisher68 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:13 am

More pretty mini makes Mabel. The fluffy yarn will look good used for caterpillars. :applesauce: :applesauce:
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:11 pm

Finished a few deadline stitching projects, so it's time for a bit of crochet again :-)

Why I keep working my trial pieces in inappropriate colours when I have actually got the colours the project calls for I'm not absolutely sure :thinks: it may be that I want to keep those new colours for when I know that I like the project, and am starting it in earnest?

Anyway, I found several patterns for little Christmas wreath ornaments; one I really really liked but it needs some plastic rings which I didn't have in my stash (they have now been ordered) and a smaller one which also looked fun so I thought I'd try that first.

Please imagine this done in green, with the yarn sewn through it and tied into a bow red, and the beads gold :-)

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Now I didn't like the way the bow came out on this; it may be because my yarn was rather crumpled but it looks messy. I did like the running stitch, though, so I kept that and ditched the bow for the moment:

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I'd also found two patterns for mini bows, so I tried them both; the larger one needed some tweaking:

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Then tried them on the wreath to see if they'd make a good substitute for the original bow. The larger of the two, though attractive in shape, is just too chunky:

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Alhough it might just work if I use slip stitch for the tails instead of double crochet (UK) / single crochet (US).

The tiny bow seems about right, but I don't like its shape quite so much as the other one:

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I think I do now need to crochet these in the right colours to see if they look good enough to give as Christmas ornaments to the ladies in my stitching group (in lieu of cards).

Will also let you know how I get on with the one based on the plastic rings, when they come in!

Oh, by the way, the hanging loop on this test wreath is far too short because I fastened off and then remembered I hadn't done the loop, so I had to unpick my fastening off and work as many chains as I could with the cut off end... :doh:
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:59 pm

:thinks: just thinking - do you think this would work in brown as a gingerbread biscuit?
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by rcperryls » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:31 pm

Real gingerbread? Or a gingerbread colored yarn?

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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Mabel Figworthy » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:46 pm

I don't think I'll try crocheting with real gingerbread :shock: !

No, I meant gingerbread-coloured yarn, and decorate it with other coloured yarns and beads in the style of a gingerbread biscuit :-)
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