Doing a bit of crochet

Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by rcperryls » Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:13 pm

That is lovely and I think you should take Wendy's challenge on. I know you will create something beautiful! Worth a try!

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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Mabel Figworthy » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:06 pm

I won't have any crochet time tonight, and probably none tomorrow either, but it's the monthly Craft At The Library meeting on Friday so I may be able to try it then.

For now, after a mini rose, here is a tiny rose :-)

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The original pattern specified worsted/aran wool with a 3.5mm hook, which is an unusual combination; I used the yarn I have, which is 4-ply, and which I usually work with a 4mm hook. So I tried that first, and found that the rose was very loose and lacked definition. Then I tried again with a 2.5mm hook, and the rose above was the result - much crisper in line. Here is a pic showing them both (I didn't do leaves for the larger ones) - exact same pattern, exact same yarn, the only difference was hook size!

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And to give you an idea of size, here are the mini and the tiny rose with a ruler:

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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by karen4bells » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:50 pm

:applesauce: :wub: so precious!
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by wendywombat » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:34 am

I like them, too!! :whoop: :whoop:

I think that you must have been born Extra Dextrous! Although I can do some crochet, my tension just sucks! :doh: I've tried making little things and they turn out HUGE!!

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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:19 pm

Right, library craft group this morning so I took some scraps of yellow and white wool with me to try out Wendy Wombat's suggestion. Unfortunately the only white yarn I have is off-white, so not very much contrast, but it'll give you an idea.

I first tried it as I described in my previous post, with two yellow scallops; then, because the yellow seemed to "bleed" from the centre too much, I tried another one with one yellow scallop. I think it's probably just a matter of taste which you prefer!

Two yellow scallops (not sure why there's a gap in one of the green leaves):

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One yellow scallop:

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Side by side:

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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by fccs » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:28 pm

I love your little flowers!!!

Many years ago I crocheted a flower afghan for my mom. She liked it but never used it - she was afraid of ruining it. (I know, right???) When she passed, with my sisters' blessings I repossessed the afghan.

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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by wendywombat » Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:19 pm

One or two yellow scallops......whatever! They look so pretty. Well done Mabel! :whoop:

I'm glad I set that challenge. :lol: You are a genius. :applesauce: What will you do with all these pretty flowers?
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Squirrel » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:01 pm

Both are really lovely Mabel but the one with 1 scallop is my choice - very delicate.
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Mabel Figworthy » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:40 pm

Thanks ladies :oops:
Wendy, I'm thinking of turning them into brooches, they're about the right size.
I did these with a slightly smaller hook than the pink version, and like the slightly tighter look.
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by rcperryls » Sat Dec 17, 2016 1:30 pm

:applesauce: :applesauce:
Mabel, those are so pretty and will make lovely broaches!

Debby, I love your afghan and am so glad that you are using it. Beautiful!

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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by Mabel Figworthy » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:30 pm

Debby I've only just seen the link to the pic of your afghan, it's gorgeous! It reminds me of poppies - really a remembrance afghan.
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Re: Doing a bit of crochet

by wendywombat » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:45 pm

Mabel Figworthy wrote:Debby I've only just seen the link to the pic of your afghan, it's gorgeous! It reminds me of poppies - really a remembrance afghan.


I've only just been able to pick this one up as well!

It's beautiful! It's a shame your mother didn't use it, but I'm sure she enjoyed owning it! As a result, it's still as lovely as when you first made it. :wub:
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