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roastdmallow:
crochetcrochet
crochetcrochet
crochet crochet!
Sun, Mar. 30th, 2014 04:45 pm
Two finished projects and one unfinished one.

Long post!
But I wanted to share some projects.

First a couple photos of an in-progress scrap-ghan.
I'm using the stars from Simple Crocheting Star Tablecloth but working in columns 3 stars wide to slowly create a parallelogram shaped afghan. I'm working with 5 colors at a time replacing colors when I don't have enough for a whole star. So far I haven't run out of black but I just started my last ball.
The bottom left corner in the picture is the working side.
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I wanted a bit of instant gratification so I a version of the Daisy Chain Necklace from Simple Crocheting.
It took me 4 hours working on it on and off (I was at work so there were many interruptions with the whole doing-my-job-thing).
I modified the method to avoid sewing on lots of little motifs. The leaves start and end in the same place and the flowers nearly do so I made them as I made the chain. First I used the suggested number of each motif to draw out how I wanted them to alternate and decided that I wanted to chain 23 in between each. I started with a flower chained 23, then chained the 13 needed for a leaf and made the leaf, chained 23, then the 4 needed for the next flower (slst into the 4th chain from the hook to make the loop) and so on. Did this until it was as long as I wanted.
Photo on 2014-03-30 at 15.40
I think blocking it so that the flowers and leaves all lay flat would be a good idea.
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A friend bought me 7 skeins of Cascade Yarns Venezia as a gift (color "bear").
Since the yarn is wool and silk I wanted to use it for a wearable but it's on the thick end of worsted-weight. I had tried making the Titan Top from Convertible Crochet but the yarn was too think for it, it came out heavy and I didn't think i'd wear it so I took it apart. After looking for wearables that use bulky or super bulky yarn I found this cute little cape here. The "button" is actually a clip on earring for picture purposes; I still have to find a button for it.
I did modify it a little bit. After doing a swatch to gauge I decided I wanted a looser texture and moved up a hook size or two. I also wanted it a touch longer and added 5 stitches to the length and on every other row I made the two last stitches double crochets so it flared out a tiny bit more at the bottom.
I actually did about 3/4 of it in one afternoon and evening and finished it the next morning. Came together a lot faster than I would have guessed.
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sallycandance
sallycandance
Sun, Mar. 30th, 2014 10:10 pm (UTC)

I love the daisy chain necklace - and it's the perfect season, too!

The cape is beautiful. How does it fasten? In the back? Or do you slip it over the head?


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roastdmallow
roastdmallow
roastdmallow
Mon, Mar. 31st, 2014 04:08 pm (UTC)

It goes over the head more like a poncho really. But I don't like ponchos for the most part and don't want to call it that.


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sallycandance
sallycandance
Tue, Apr. 1st, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)

Well, you made it, so you can call it whatever you want to ^.^ The word poncho makes me think of sou'esters, too. And rain.


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altamira16
altamira16
Altamira
Mon, Mar. 31st, 2014 12:48 am (UTC)

The cape is lovely.


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