Anyone CROCHET for a hobby?

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  1. I Am Blessed 24

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    I'm not sure if crocheting is actually a hobby or not, but I enjoy it.

    It is also practical, especially for Christmas and birthday presents, and warm afghans on a cool winter night while watching TV.

    I was just wondering if anyone had any pattern instructions, of a favorite crocheted item, they would like to share.

    I am crocheting sets of doilies to give for Christmas at the present time...

    I am looking for new patterns and the pattern books are VERY expensive now! :eek:
     
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    I crochet and I love it. I'm presently working on a crochet blanket of the American flag. I've done one for my Pastor and 2 for missionaries that came to visit us for revivals.
    Personally the activity calms meand relaxes me. Gives me a chance to sit.
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    Hi Jeanne!

    The American afghan sounds really neat. I made an Indian one with different designs in it, it was kind of hard because I had to work with 5 different colors (all attached).

    People think I'm crazy when I tell them that crocheting relaxes me. I'm so glad someone else feels that way! [​IMG]

    If you have any neat patterns for medium to large doilies and wouldn't mind printing them out. I would be glad to pay postage...we don't live that far apart.

    I sometimes go to Rochelle and meet my daughter to pick my grandson up. They live in Wisconsin. Rockford is just a little further I think.

    (Your hubby doesn't like me anymore. He found out I was a Cub fan) [​IMG]

    Blessings,
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    My 11 year old daughter crochets and knits and is very good at it. Right now,she is making a scarf with neat looking multicolored furry yarn and pink fur stuff...she is crocheting them together. It is really cute!

    She has also crocheted purses with beads. She makes really cute things! She designs them herself,not using any pattern or directions at all. I'm impressed!

    Molly
     
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    I love to crochet and knit, but haven't done so since I had my third. That's when I hung up my hooks and needles and am now saving them for the rocker and grandbabies. I have taught my daughters, though. My oldest loves to crochet, but actually prefers to cross stitch. She has a few projects going right now.
     
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    I crochet but I prefer delicate thread. I love filet crochet when it is done more finely than work done in Knit-Cro-Sheen.

    Sue,
    I used a pattern from the forties and made an afghan for my husband that is all single crochet but had a raised pattern diagonally every row. It is rows of colors, each pattern in it starts dark in the center and gradually out to light in various shades of the same color.


    I think I have crocheted the Indian blanket also. The one I did had the same pattern that forms rows of raised diamonds. Is that the one you mean?

    Oops, after reading these, I have a cross stitch nativity to finish and ..... nevermind [​IMG]
     
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    Molly,

    I love it when kids take an interest. I try to teach my granddaughter to crochet, she wants to learn to crochet in thread, she just can't keep still long enough. I love crocheted purses. I bet they are so cute and kids can be so creative, I love that about them.

    I am self taught but the one thing I can not figure out is tatting. I want to learn that, I could learn if I ever saw it done. I learn by watching. The step by step books just don't work for me but I think it is so pretty.
     
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    Elnora: I am self taught also. Some of those books can be very hard to read (at least for me).

    That forties afghan sounds really neat; but SINGLE crohet? My goodness, that must have taken YEARS to make! :eek:

    The Indian afghan that I made did not have a raised pattern. It was hard enough as it was! [​IMG]

    I made a Bible cover doing filet crochet. It had a dove on the front and a small cross on the binding.

    I think I have crocheted just about everything that can be crocheted at least once! ;)
     
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    Sue I had to ask the hubby how long it took. Having a senior moment there. He said it took about a month. :eek: It really isn't hard to raise the pattern just yo insert the hook in the stitch above, dc then single below. It is a variation of the popcorn stitch. That thing is heavy though. He loves it. I have patterns, though they may be what you already have.

    I tend to like detailed things so I have some intricate patterns. Give me an idea of what you might be interested in and I might have something for you. My sister crocheted a bible cover also.

    Which reminds me I have an aghan started that is water lillies on pads I need to finish. Love that one but it is not a simple one. Are you looking for thread or yarn patterns? I also have some cornucopia, fan and snowflake patterns. One snowflake I give as a gift looks like a spider web. I make those beaded spiders and give with "the legend of the Christmas spider".

    I like making thread crochet covers for jam jar covers. I thread them with the tiny silk ribbon cover jars and tie a bow to hold it on the jar and give as gifts. Orange marmalade, and huckleberry jam jars looks so pretty with those covers on them.

    Hey, I am looking for a thread pattern for tiny bears for tree ornaments. I cannot find a pattern.

    Can anyone tell from some of my artsy posts I have ADD? :D

    Anyway, give me some idea of what you want Sue and I will see what I can find for you.
     
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    Elnora: I found this site that sells books with Christmas ornaments to crochet and one of the books has a picture of a teddy bear on it.

    CLICK HERE

    I am so busy crocheting for Christmas right now, I don't have time to think about what I want to crochet AFTER Christmas. :confused:

    One pattern I would like to have is for a hat and scarf. I need to make 2-3 to wear on my job this winter.
     
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    Sue, I would willingly look out for crochet patterns for you, but I think the stitches are named differently over there. Would you find that confusing ?

    Blessings
    Sheila
     
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    Not if you translate for me. [​IMG]

    Seriously, I really appreciate you being willing to do that, but with the postage, it would be cheaper for me to just by them here. [​IMG]

    Out of curiosity; what are the names of some of the more regularly used stitches over there?

    Here are a few of the more commonly used ones here.

    Chain stitch
    Slip stitch
    Single crochet
    Double crochet
    Triple crochet
    Half-double crochet
     
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    Sue,

    Will see what I have and get back to you. The link didn't work, I will try again later, thanks for your efforts.
     
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    I love to crochet!!

    I found a site that has free patterns of all kinds, crochet, knit, cross stitch, tatting, etc.

    www.freepatterns.com
     
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    Gayla,

    Bless your heart. [​IMG] Thank you so much. [​IMG] I haven't found the little bear I was looking for yet but I could get sidetracked soooo easily on that site!

    Sue, there are if I remember right about 70 afghan patterns alone! Most easy and some very pretty ones. I haven't checked there for a hat or scarves yet but if you don't find what you want there let me know . I will still go through my patterns for you. I think everyone should check this site out.
     
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    Gayla: Thank you for that link! I have signed up and am waiting to receive my password! You can't get much better than free! [​IMG]

    Elnora: Sorry, I linked to the picture instead of the site! [​IMG]

    Here is a picture of the magazine with the teddy bear on the front. The correct link is below.

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    LINK
     
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    Thanks Sue,

    The first link was fine, the little bear is different that the white thread one I had in mind. Some little old ladies that live nearby in a big old craftsman style house have a Christmas bazzar every year to sell Christmas items. That is where I got this little bear for one of my sisters. She loves bears and angels.
    One lady makes bobbin lace and intricate paper cuttings. So much fun to go. Other ladies bring their crafts too. I haven't seen the little ornaments of crochet like that for some time.

    I will probably find the pattern someday at a yard sale or something. [​IMG]
     

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