Team Hooker - Welcome to the Hotel Crochetfornia

(977 Posts)
SoupDragon Sat 29-Sep-12 07:31:13

You can check in but you can never leave...

MNPlovesthesunshine Sun 28-Jul-13 22:44:11

Nice Soupy I have split dk to make appliqués but not used anything thinner than 4ply for projects so far.

AnyaKnowIt Thu 15-Aug-13 19:12:50

how are you getting on soupdragon? I'm making a dress in the size 10.

SoupDragon Thu 15-Aug-13 19:24:13

I made one motif but it was very fiddly! Not sure I can face making more smile

I have finished the blanket I started on holiday last summer though.

Rainbow ripple

with border showing

AnyaKnowIt Thu 15-Aug-13 19:29:17

that is lovely, how did you do the border?

SoupDragon Thu 15-Aug-13 20:23:52

Um...
In the grey, I straightened the ripple, then added a row of 1 DC ch 3 skip 3 stitches repeat. In the corners I think it was still DC, ch 3.

In the blue I did 4 TC in each 3 chain space all the way round. In the corners I did 4 TC, CH3 but with hindsight, this was too many stitches in the corner.

In white I did a "puff" between each group of 4 TC. A "puff" was 3TCs made leaving the last loop on the hook then YO and pull through the loops. The corners were Puff CH3 Puff

The last blue row was the same as the previous one but going through the top of the previous blue TCs and around the white CH3. In the corners it was just 4TC which gave a nice rounded corner (and was a nice surprise!)

finished off with a row of white crab stitch.

I am crap at patterns as I tend to just wing it!

AnyaKnowIt Thu 15-Aug-13 21:24:04

thanks, will try that <adds more to the list> OE I've finished this bloody dress!

AnyaKnowIt Thu 15-Aug-13 21:24:24

*once

ParkerTheThief Thu 15-Aug-13 23:12:34

Lovely ripple soupy.

SoupDragon Fri 16-Aug-13 08:07:02

Thank you smile I am more in love with it now that it's been washed! Whilst it was hibernating over winter (and it was a long winter!) it was used by the children with a stitch marker in one corner. It was a little grubby!

What dress are you making, Anya ?

AnyaKnowIt Fri 16-Aug-13 08:35:35
SoupDragon Fri 16-Aug-13 11:48:18

Lovely smile

and time consuming!

AnyaKnowIt Fri 16-Aug-13 14:37:07

yes especially when you do the top half too small and your toddler gets hold of it sad

its been thrown just a few times blush

SoupDragon Fri 16-Aug-13 14:53:52

Oh dear....!

AnyaKnowIt Fri 16-Aug-13 16:15:55

I am not going to give up

<swears under breath>

SoupDragon Fri 16-Aug-13 17:03:07

The gentle, delicate art of crochet grin

AnyaKnowIt Fri 16-Aug-13 20:06:09

oh yes grin

have used nearly 1000 yards of thread an all I've got to show is half a skirt and sore hands!

Kveta Sat 17-Aug-13 08:55:11

I think I need to join this support group for addicts. I taught myself to crochet last weekend, and have barely stopped since; DH is getting worried that our house will end up covered in granny squares and half made hats by the end of the month!

DS has just asked me to make him a scarf, and I'm part way through a hat for DD, and have run out of yarn for it. DH saw some amigurumi pictures I was looking at yesterday though, and has asked if I can try to make some of them, so I am trying to identify one that will work in white/red/blue, as those are the colours of yarn I have in the house! He has agreed to fund my addiction hobby if I can make some amigurumi grin

Why has it taken me so long to discover crochet though?!!

SoupDragon Sat 17-Aug-13 10:35:59

Never mind - you'll make up for lost time now
wink
[experience]

AnyaKnowIt Sat 17-Aug-13 10:57:34

I think your dh might regret that. my dp is moaning about me going to yarn shop this afternoon because I need more but he wants to know what's wrong with the two boxes full that's under the stairs.

I am taking did with me so he can watch the football so not sure what his problem is wink

SoupDragon Sat 17-Aug-13 11:28:34

[smug lone parent]

AnyaKnowIt Sat 17-Aug-13 12:53:32

grin

AnyaKnowIt Sat 17-Aug-13 18:29:22

well I went to the yarn shop and came out with more thread and a tatting shuttle, so looks like a night in front of you tube -and more swearing-

SoupDragon Sat 17-Aug-13 21:55:03

Tatting?

<<shakes head pityingly>>

AnyaKnowIt Sat 17-Aug-13 22:10:34

why? doesnt seem to be that bad

SoupDragon Sun 18-Aug-13 07:05:00

only because you're starting something else smile

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now