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GingerFoxx

No effin' whey!
This afternoon, I want to finish that off-white poncho I have 95% finished from a couple weeks ago. The way the pattern reads is you create the rectangle which is the body of the poncho with the bottom lacy border (which is the point where I am at). Before you fasten off, you sew a couple of seams to create the arm and neck holes. I might try to do that with a single crochet stitch instead of sewng with a yarn needle. Then you crochet the last little bit of lace border around the sleeve holes, fasten off, and add a few decorative buttons along the shoulder seam (which I still need to buy). Hopefully I will have pictures of that to share soon.
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
Here are the scarves I made in the past week. This first one will be gifted to my boyfriend's grandfather sometime during the holiday season:
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It may be difficult to see with this navy color yarn, but the pattern is very simple. You make a chain the length you want the scarf to be. The first row is all double crochet. Then you do several rows of double crochet through the back loops only to get that ribbing. Then you do a row alternating between front and back post double crochet stitches all the way across, then several more rows of double crochet through the back loops and so on until you reach the proper width. Then you finish with a row of regular double crochet using both loops.

This next scarf will be gifted to my father the next time I see him:
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It's just a classic corner-to-corner- stitch, like that massive scrap afghan I made earlier this year at the start of my crochet journey. I used a larger size hook than the last time, so this went so much faster. I decided to use several shades of blue, and I think that in combination with the diagonal structure of the pattern itself made for a nice visual effect.
Those are fabulous, GingerFoxx! Great job!!
 

GingerFoxx

No effin' whey!
I made these neck warmers for my boyfriend over the past few days. Cold weather is creeping in and recently shaved off his beard (Finally!) so I felt obligated to keep his face warm. These were both crocheted in the round, using the same pattern: A round of double crochet, followed by alternating 2 double crochet stitches with 2 front post double crochet stitches in every subsequent round. I used a size I-9 hook and 76 stitches for approximately 20 rounds. The only difference is the first one used a super chunky yarn and I did not have a larger size hook, which would have been more ideal. They can be worn as is and pulled up over the face, or folded over to just cover the neck. Very versatile!
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PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
I made these neck warmers for my boyfriend over the past few days. Cold weather is creeping in and recently shaved off his beard (Finally!) so I felt obligated to keep his face warm. These were both crocheted in the round, using the same pattern: A round of double crochet, followed by alternating 2 double crochet stitches with 2 front post double crochet stitches in every subsequent round. I used a size I-9 hook and 76 stitches for approximately 20 rounds. The only difference is the first one used a super chunky yarn and I did not have a larger size hook, which would have been more ideal. They can be worn as is and pulled up over the face, or folded over to just cover the neck. Very versatile!
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Love those, along with the colors. Great job!!
 

GingerFoxx

No effin' whey!
So when I got to the border section of the pattern for that neckwarmer tutorial I posted, I didn't like how it was laying. Perhaps the stitches were too close together or something, but it was turning out ruffly and not laying smoothly. I decided to go rogue and create my own simple border. Here's what I came up with:
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It fits comfortably and not too snugly over my head, and it's just right for keeping out the chilly air that can creep in around your jacket collar. I don't know if I will keep it for me though, or find it a new home, either as a gift or for sale. Either way, I am pleased with the result.
 

GingerFoxx

No effin' whey!
For my next project, I am going to be re-making the solid granny square blanket I crocheted a bunch of red and black and two-tone squares for earlier this year. I was having insomnia last night, so I spent an hour single crocheting half a dozen squares together. I realized the variation in size between the squares is going to make it either look very disproportionate, or require me to re-do a bunch of the initial squares I made when I was first learning.

I decided, since my skills have progressed so much since I began that project back in February, I prefer to re-use the same yarn for a different style of blanket. I bookmarked a bunch of options to look at later today. He wanted something unique, so I might try a cool plaid pattern or something in a shape other than rectangular. The intention is for the blanket to be a throw-size he can keep in his car and use as a movie theater blanket. So it can be a irregular in size and shape. Stay tuned for what I decide on.
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
So when I got to the border section of the pattern for that neckwarmer tutorial I posted, I didn't like how it was laying. Perhaps the stitches were too close together or something, but it was turning out ruffly and not laying smoothly. I decided to go rogue and create my own simple border. Here's what I came up with:
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It fits comfortably and not too snugly over my head, and it's just right for keeping out the chilly air that can creep in around your jacket collar. I don't know if I will keep it for me though, or find it a new home, either as a gift or for sale. Either way, I am pleased with the result.
I actually like your border better than the original. Well done!

I am making the virus poncho like the one you made with the green and white yarn. You keep finding all these awesome patterns, and I have been compelled to make them. :) I'm using a soft yarn in three colors: a light gray, a light pink/rose and a pale blue. I have the gray section almost done. I'm so tempted to keep it for myself, but I want to try to sell it. We'll see.
 

GingerFoxx

No effin' whey!
I chose this pattern to remake my boyfriend's red and black afghan squares:

It's a cool technique with the overlay... different from anything I have tried before and doesn't look too difficult. I am looking forward to the challenge/variety. I just need to buy a larger hook this weekend. The largest size I own is an I-9, and the comments on this pattern suggest 2 sizes larger than the recommended size printed on the yarn's label, so the fabric is loose enough to do the overlay.
 

GingerFoxx

No effin' whey!
Between now and when I get the larger hook I need for my afghan project, I want to make a winter hat for myself. I decided to keep the waffle stitch scarf I made a little while back, and I have enough yarn to make a matching hat, if I find the matching pattern. I have never made a hat before, but I know they tend to be good, quick beginner projects.
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
I chose this pattern to remake my boyfriend's red and black afghan squares:

It's a cool technique with the overlay... different from anything I have tried before and doesn't look too difficult. I am looking forward to the challenge/variety. I just need to buy a larger hook this weekend. The largest size I own is an I-9, and the comments on this pattern suggest 2 sizes larger than the recommended size printed on the yarn's label, so the fabric is loose enough to do the overlay.
That is really cool! *bookmarks video for future use :D*
 

GingerFoxx

No effin' whey!
I made both these hats yesterday:
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The one on the left I made to match the waffle stitch scarf I made a few months back, since I decided to keep that one for myself. Since that yarn is so lightweight, I used two strands, which also gave it a cool effect as far as the color changes. It turned out so nice and so warm that I offered to make a matching one for my boyfriend in the same color as his navy blue neck warmer. I'd guess each one took between 3 and 4 hours.
 

PTree15

Beach bum
Location
Connecticut
I made both these hats yesterday:
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The one on the left I made to match the waffle stitch scarf I made a few months back, since I decided to keep that one for myself. Since that yarn is so lightweight, I used two strands, which also gave it a cool effect as far as the color changes. It turned out so nice and so warm that I offered to make a matching one for my boyfriend in the same color as his navy blue neck warmer. I'd guess each one took between 3 and 4 hours.
Those are adorable. Great work!!
My virus stitch poncho is two-thirds done. I so love the colors and the pattern itself. If no one buys it at the craft fair I'm doing, I may just keep it for myself. I just love it! I will post a pic when it's done. :)
 

GingerFoxx

No effin' whey!
I finally bought some buttons last week, so yesterday before leaving for Thanksgiving dinner, I finally took some time to sew them onto the asymmetrical poncho and braided cowl I made a while back. Here are the finished products:

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The cowl actually looks a little darker in real life, but there was a lot of sunshine when I took that picture. It will be a gift for my boyfriend's grandmother, the next time we see her. The poncho I am keeping for myself.
 

GingerFoxx

No effin' whey!
I've made some really good progress these past couple of weeks on my boyfriend's buffalo plaid blanket that I posted the tutorial for previously. I have almost completely used up all of the old granny squares I recycled. Hopefully I will have that done in time for Christmas. Not that I have a hard deadline, and I don't even really celebrate Christmas, as such, but I have been promising him a blanket all year, so I don't want this project still in progress, come 2020. I might run out of the red yarn I am using, since I am doing double strands of it, and only single strand of the black. If so, I have another poncho pattern bookmarked that is different from either of the previous ones I have made. I might give that a try later today.
 
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