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Crochet Progress

I started working on my hdc. This project is using both hdc and sc

7.5.14 Update: I frogged this last night. It was a practice piece and the more I looked at it and worked on it the more I realize I do not like hdc at this time. I have moved on to another stitch.

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Paisley Scarf Becomes Paisley Bag

Recently it came to my attention that I have yet to make something for my best friend. I have made numerous things for some of her children.

So I decided to make a scarf out of some fabric I had purchased on clearance at Hobby Lobby awhile back. Only to discover I hated it as a scarf. What to do with a 42 inch tube of fabric.

In under an hour I created this bag! I intend to use it as my crochet project bag.

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I had decided to make a headband as my first project. Sounds easy enough right….well I discovered I was using the wrong size hook and misplaced the pattern. I tried on the headband to discover it was too wide for my liking. A co worker suggested a scarf. So that is how my headband because a scarf. This took 1 skein to complete. I LOVE  it wonky parts and all!

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I couldn’t resist when I saw this! Totally using this for my first project…possibly starting it tonight. All depends on what time I get home from Girls Dinner!

I decided moments ago on what my 1st project is to be. I am going to make a pair of hand warmers. I ran into this idea  by looking at Purl Bee’s website:

http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2011/2/13/whits-knits-crocheted-striped-hand-warmers.html

This week I taught myself how to do a foundation chain and how to single crochet. I have to admit I am pretty darn impressed with myself. I am planning on starting this project tonight. Now to go upstairs and see what kind of yarn I have in the house. 

So now that I am getting into crocheting I was wondering where you buy your yarn at. I have a JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby nearby. I was considering looking online but that could be a tad overwhelming so that is why I am asking.

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While at Hobby Lobby this weekend I picked up 2 yards of this fleece. My Love had requested a blanket. Easy. Sure. I got this.
This is now day 2 of the blanket project.
Let’s recap
Day 1: upper thread brakes twice, lower thread brakes once, stitching gets wonky, wonky stitches removed, stitches go wonky (again), stitches removed (again).
Day 2: rethreading machine, start with new needle, realize the problem is the selected stitch, change stitches (I will fix it so no one will tell), realize I can not hide the stitches and be happy with how it looks, cut off all sewing that took place thus far. So now I have slightly under 2 yards of fabric and will start again tomorrow.
Despite all this I am enjoying myself.

I used one pant leg and part of the bottom hem off the other leg to make this bag.

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This is where the bag now lives. Inside are all the plastic bags that seemed to take over this closet…you know the ones from the grocery store, Target and Wal-Mart. I am so proud of this great idea that came to me!!

Today I decided to make a pair of fleece lined mittens. I just finished sewing the first one to discover…..There is no way in the world anyone older than a year old could get their hands in the mitten…. Guess it is back to the beginning…. So thought I had this….dang it

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I wanted to do a trial run on the piggy toy bag. This is the perfect size for me. Of the bags I have made this is by far my favorite. However too small for a toy bag. Back to the thinking board.

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So I was in need of some thread and ended up with these items plus a Dritz Bobbin Box. I just love that it was under $16 for all this.  I am excited that I found the perfect size hoop. It is for a thread catcher I have been wanting to make.


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