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Crochet

GingerFoxx

No effin' whey!
Look what I just saw on Facebook.
It’s not crochet but funny how it popped up.
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I liked the cowl I made so much that I started searching YouTube for other crocheted cowl tutorials. My current mission is to make one for myself this week, using a lovely dark sage color yarn I had in my stockpile. I still haven't pinned down which pattern I will use though. There are so many cool designs out there.
 

silva

Addicted Poster
Location
Ohio, U.S.A
I want to make this afghan.
I watched him do the cross stitch but couldn't tell if he was picking up both of the top chain stitches, and if just one, which one? I really messed up a cowl because I tried playing with first the inner then outer...when I realized it was a mistake...too late!
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
I watched him do the cross stitch but couldn't tell if he was picking up both of the top chain stitches, and if just one, which one? I really messed up a cowl because I tried playing with first the inner then outer...when I realized it was a mistake...too late!
To me, it looked like he was picking up both loops of the top of the chain. I could see it when he went back to make the second double crochet of the cross stitch, to make the X.
 

shyvas

Deity
Forum Moderator
For those of you who both crochet and knit, what's the difference ?
I knit and have never attempted to crochet so have no idea
of why how the two techniques differ aside that you have 2 needles for knitting and a single crochet hook (?) for crochet.
Or perhaps, I am
wrong and you can also use several crochet hooks when doing crochet.:D
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
For those of you who both crochet and knit, what's the difference ?
I knit and have never attempted to crochet so have no idea
of why how the two techniques differ aside that you have 2 needles for knitting and a single crochet hook (?) for crochet.
Or perhaps, I am
wrong and you can also use several crochet hook when doing crochet.:D
I've not heard of a technique (though, you never know, it could be out there) of using more than one hook at a time in crochet. At times, crochet can work up a lot faster than knitting (though not always), especially with blankets, though when using large needles and double strands of yarn, a knitted blanket can work up quite quickly as well. You still need to use both hands in crochet, one to maintain tension of the yarn and one to use the hook.

I am fortunate to be able to do both. My grandmother almost exclusively crocheted, but my mom almost exclusively knits. It might be just a matter of preference, but my mom has a lot of trouble with crocheting and with patterns, but she can knit like nobody's business. My grandmother was just the opposite. She always said she could't really get the hang of knitting, but she did beautiful crochet work. So I'm lucky I got a little of both, as my mom taught me to knit and my grandmother taught me to crochet. :)
 

shyvas

Deity
Forum Moderator
I've not heard of a technique (though, you never know, it could be out there) of using more than one hook at a time in crochet. At times, crochet can work up a lot faster than knitting (though not always), especially with blankets, though when using large needles and double strands of yarn, a knitted blanket can work up quite quickly as well. You still need to use both hands in crochet, one to maintain tension of the yarn and one to use the hook.

I am fortunate to be able to do both. My grandmother almost exclusively crocheted, but my mom almost exclusively knits. It might be just a matter of preference, but my mom has a lot of trouble with crocheting and with patterns, but she can knit like nobody's business. My grandmother was just the opposite. She always said she could't really get the hang of knitting, but she did beautiful crochet work. So I'm lucky I got a little of both, as my mom taught me to knit and my grandmother taught me to crochet. :)
I may have got it wrong as I've seen knitting done with more than two needles. ;)
 

silva

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Location
Ohio, U.S.A
I learned to crochet at out library when I was little, they also had a knitting class. I just couldn't grasp the knack for knitting.
I have some heavy very soft black yarn and I don't know what to do! I'd like a hood with a cowl with a button to snug it
 

GingerFoxx

No effin' whey!
I learned to crochet at out library when I was little, they also had a knitting class. I just couldn't grasp the knack for knitting.
I have some heavy very soft black yarn and I don't know what to do! I'd like a hood with a cowl with a button to snug it
I recently bookmarked some YouTube tutorials for crocheted hooded cowls, if you need suggestions.
 

GingerFoxx

No effin' whey!
I started this poncho over the weekend and finished it up last night. It's the same pattern as the afghan I made for my mother's birthday a few months ago.
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I wore it to work for the first time today. I've already received several compliments.
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
Thanks to GingerFoxx, I'm doing the virus pattern shawl (I really like the Fiber Spider guy!). The yarn is a bit thick for this, I think, but I am still liking it. I think I might have to try to block it at some point. I've read that you can steam block acrylic yarn somehow. You just have to be careful about direct heat from the iron because it could melt the yarn.

ETA: The colors are actually more muted than what they appear like in this photo. It seems much brighter than it should be. :D I used Caron Big Cakes Cherry Compote.
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