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The queue is empty! Things are so busy right now, but you know I’ll get up and at ‘em as soon as I can!

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Replies: WIP Wednesday August 27, 2014

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omgpunkerdoodle answered: An anthro hippo for a co-worker.
Neat!

doctorloki40 answered: In the planning stages for the 12th Doctor :D
Great!! I hope you have some great ideas!

ohyarnit said: Still working on the ripple afghan for my mom. I got the lovely done. Well, kinda. I decide it looked and worked better as a toy with a blanket that looks like a pond.
How awesome!

feverfewm answered: Still on that wedding shawl, and not really happy with it. Seems to become quite heavy. :/
That tends to happen. I hope you end up happy with it regardless!

"I’m having one of those days where everything annoys me. So I think I"ll just spend time with my yarn."

"I’m having one of those days where everything annoys me. So I think I"ll just spend time with my yarn."

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"I don’t like being told what to do unless I"m following a crochet pattern."

drwhocrochetalongblog:

Today’s WIP is this Baby Diamonds Blanket, which is a free pattern from Red Heart. I’m using Impeccable yarn in Lavender, Amethyst, and Soft Rose (I think) and an I hook. 
After completing some time consuming projects lately, I’m thinking of just stopping at Lovey size for this one (4 squares plus a border for probably around 28 inches square) but we’ll see. 

I’d get bored with a C2C, so I will definitely try this pattern if I ever want to attempt it!

drwhocrochetalongblog:

Today’s WIP is this Baby Diamonds Blanket, which is a free pattern from Red Heart. I’m using Impeccable yarn in Lavender, Amethyst, and Soft Rose (I think) and an I hook. 

After completing some time consuming projects lately, I’m thinking of just stopping at Lovey size for this one (4 squares plus a border for probably around 28 inches square) but we’ll see. 

I’d get bored with a C2C, so I will definitely try this pattern if I ever want to attempt it!

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africanandvegan said: Hey, I hope you're having a great Thursday! I'm working on a star appliqué for a lapghan. I've already finished the lapghan and I started the star last night. It's going to be at least 15 inches wide and I'm crocheting the circle part first. I have 3 rounds so far and I'm not sure if I can continue adding rounds until I get the desired size and make the star tips. I've never made a star before. Please advice. Thanks.

Hey there!
If I’m understanding correctly, of course you can continue adding rounds until you get your desired size of body for your star. Just make sure you’re increasing evenly to keep your star piece flat! 

I’m also not exactly sure what kind of star you’re making, but the super star baby afghan (just a starghan) can be used as an applique, and it works up easily after the first few rounds. You can check it out (written pattern, chart, and video) here: http://thecrochetcrowd.com/super-star-afghan-2/
But if that’s not the style you’re looking for for you star, then don’t worry about it!

It may also be helpful for you to check out other star applique patterns to see how they are made and constructed. Even if you don’t find one for the size you’re wanting to make, it may give you a better idea on how to make your star. These two patterns stick out most to me, for some reason:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/small-five-point-star
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/star-applique-3

But feel free to check out the Star Applique Ravelry Search:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/search#photo=yes&craft=crochet&query=star%20&availability=free&view=captioned_thumbs&sort=best&pc=applique

Good luck!!!

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Mini Roundup: Horror Icons

Halloween is creeping upon us, and I’m in the mood for some slasher/horror movies! Here’s a mini roundup of some horror icons you might recognize, plus a bonus of some paid patterns you can get!

1. Pennywise the Dancing Clown by Kerstin Batz
 (Stephen King’s IT)
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2. Pinhead Pincushion by Dawn Hamlin (Clive Barker’s Hellraiser)
Photo © knitloaf
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3. Sam Hain by Anna Novitzky (Trick ‘r Treat)
Photo © Anna Novitzky
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4. Billy by Kerstin Batz (Saw franchise)
Photo © Kerstin Batz
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5. Freddy Krueger Ornament by Amy Blevins (Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street)
Photo © Amy Blevins
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BONUS PATTERNS
6. Jason Voorhees Amigurumi by Tiffany Wilson (Friday the 13th)
Price: $5.00
Photo © Tiffany Wilson
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7. Scream or Scary Movie by Sabrina Boscolo (aka Ghostface)
Price: €2.50 EUR
Photo by samarara 
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8. Hannibal Lecter Inspired Amigurumi by Melissa Prange
Price: $3.50
Photo © Melissa Prange
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lalael replied to your post: Thank you for dropping by The Crafty …

If only it worked so easily. Mine did not turn out quite so pretty and did not fit very well :-/ just need more practice I suppose.

Yeah I’m assuming it’s supposed to be like a cuff? I haven’t tried it, but I still want to. :)

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