WIP WEDNESDAY Replies: August 20, 2014

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ohyarnit said: Purple ripple afghan for my mother for Christmas.
Ooh, sounds pretty!

doctorloki40 answered: Thinking of making a flower crown. Could be good, could be terrible lol. We’ll see! :D
Good luck! I hope it turns out how you imagine!

jennymay9 said: 2 hats ( one for me just need to add a brim amd one for my boyfriend), a continuos granny square throw (just need to finish up the boarder), and a shrug(ran out of yarn gasp! Waiting for more yarn to come in the mail)
Wow! Lots of stuff! I’m waiting for more yarn to come, too. I ran out while testing a basket. It’s always the worst. :(

keantha answered: Crocheting a star for the center of a blanket..SO close to being done it hurts >.<
I hope you’ve finished by now! I bet it looks great!

kirkdoestumble said: A corner-to-corner blanket, a granny square blanket, a dragon-scale bag (abc-knitting-patterns.c…), a Deadpool amigurumi, and some look-a-like amigurumi dolls. I really need to finish one project before starting another. Hahaha
It’s the curse of the yarn artists!

I’m so excited that I *finally* got pictures of the “Day Long Vest” pattern I tested for Katy of KT and the Squid. The pattern works up quickly, even in the plus sizes! (2X is shown.) I’m considering moving my button a little lower, since the stitch used in the pattern creates buttonholes on its own, there’s no right or wrong area to place it!! 

You can snag the pattern - Girls, Womens, and Plus Sizes for $4 each, or get the ebook - all 3 patterns for just $9!

KT and the Squid:
Website: www.ktandthesquid.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KTandtheSquid
Etsy: www.ktandthesquid.etsy.com
Ravelry: www.ravelry.com/designers/kt-and-the-squid
Craftsy: www.craftsy.com/user/557391/pattern-store

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Making an I Cord


I cords are a knitted tube that has many different uses. From purse handles and belts to bracelets and scarves, this tube is very versatile and can be used for many different things. Check out I Cords on Google Images. Are you wondering why I’m talking about a knitted tube on a crochet blog? Because it’s very easy to replicate with crochet, that’s why!

Chain 3. Insert your hook in the second chain from your hook, and draw up a loop. (Loop #2 made. There should be two loops on your hook.) Insert your hook into the last chain, and draw up a loop. (Loop #3 made. There should be 3 loops on your hook.)
imageConsecutive Rows:
The next part can be a little tricky. Take loops #2 and #3 off your hook, and hold on to them so they don’t come loose. (It is very important that you hold on to them!)
imageYarn over, and draw through loop #1. (1 chain made, 1 loop on hook.) Insert hook into loop #2.
imageYarn over, and draw through loop #2 only. (2nd chain made, 2 loops on hook.) 

Insert hook into loop #3. Yarn over, and draw through loop #3 only. (3rd chain made, 3 loops on hook.) 

Repeat the Consecutive Row instruction until your cord reaches your desired length. To finish off, yarn over, and pull through all three loops. The good thing about this is, you could do this with two loops, or four loops, and theoretically even more than that, but it isn’t really practical to hold too many loops!


Giveaway - Jellitarts and Bubbly Suds

Jellitarts and Bubbly Suds is having a facebook giveaway! Here’s your chance to win some great prizes! Prizes include:

Check out the prize album on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.682162835194562.1073741835.625104217567091&type=1

Make sure you’re a fan of Jellitarts and Bubbly Suds, and enter the giveaway here: https://www.facebook.com/jellitartsandbubblysuds?sk=app_228910107186452

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What are you working on? What’s on your hooks?

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Amigurumi Help?


If you are a fellow amigurumi maker, would you be as so kind to help me in my quest? If you know the answer to this question please chat with me!

The amigurumi I made have too small of holes (har har har) to push safety eyes through. So, I would like to embroider them on using what I found to be called “The Satin Stitch”. Thing is, I cannot find any tutorials on how to satin stitch on finished amigurumi for the life of me. It’s possible, I have seen and done the best research to my ability. No tutorials though. Would somebody help me in my search?? OR, if you know how to go about this and would like to teach me, I would love to be your student! I’ve been searching for weeks. Please help me loving people of Tumblr. I will be so thankful!


Hey there! I found a tutorial in eyes at Mochimochi land. She is adding eyes to a knitted amigurumi, but you could use the same concept on a crocheted amigurumi. (Satin Stitch eyes are the last on the list.)

It seems fairly straightforward. If you want to watch a video of the satin stitch on some cloth, check out this video:

I hope this helps!

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Ravelry Roundup: Bavarian Crochet

The Bavarian Crochet Stitch is probably most known for the wool eater blanket, so here’s a roundup of that and others to get your creative juices flowing!

1. The Wool Eater Blanket by Sarah London
Photo by crochet86

2. Bavarian Square by Wendy Van Craen
Photo © Wendy Van Craen

3. Bavarian Crochet in Rows by Crochet Kitten
Photo © Crochet Kitten

4. Bavarian Square Blanket by Giselle Planas de Kamiche
Photo © Giselle Planas de Kamiche

5. Bavarian Butterfly by Angela Maria
Photo © Angela Maria

6. Oblong Wool Eater by Sarah London
Photo © missallen

7. Bavarian Crochet in the Round by Crochet Kitten
Photo © Crochet Kitten

8. Square Wheel Stitch - Catherine’s Wheel by Teresa Richardson
Photo © Qrtne

9. Manta tejida en bavarian crochet con rosas rococo by Esperanza Rosas
Photo © Tejiendo Peru

10. Fall Comfort Throw by Shari White
Photo © Coats & Clark

Replies: WIP Wednesday August 13th, 2014

Original Post

dodiabla answered: Guardians of the Galaxy’s Groot. More like, 10 of them. Damn you, Etsy
Woohoo! I haven’t seen GotG, but I’ve been seeing all these crocheted Groots all over the place, and I kinda want to make one for myself!

 answered: I’m working on a blanket! It’s gold and turquoise zigzags 5 rows dc each running longways with 1 row brown inbetween
Ooh! Sounds nice!

raiinquintessa reblogged this from juststitched and added: Making a baby blanket for my lil niece
www yay!

lalael answered: Finished all the squares for the crib blanket I’m making! Now to join and border!
You did a great job!

doctorloki40 answered: The tail end of the fox scarf! The end is in sight lol :P
Ahhhhh! I’m so excited for you!

knitdirtyeatclean said: Just started an infinity scarf with soft gray yarn. I have been mostly crocheting lately so knitting feels odd
Ah, I understand. Like when I work a huge project in extended single crochet, then going back to single crochet feels weird as heck!

 answered: Baby turtle set and working on my instructor certification work!

 answered: A ripple baby blanket for a friend.
High five!

 answered: cat toy, just need a firtree cone to put inside
Lucky cat!

 said: A Piplup for an art trade with a friend, the keychain critters, and the blanket part of the lovely I talked about on here a few weeks ago.
Awesome! I’d love to see some pics, especially of that lovey!


Like this is what I mean with this CSC stitch, when I just do it it curls because the ‘ch’ side seems much tighter than the ‘sc’ side, even though I don’t feel like I’m changing the pressure on it? 

When I pull it out it straightens (don’t mind the slight curl in mine tho I accidentally flipped the stitches haha) and the tightness seems to even out, but… ?? I can’t imagine that’s how the stitch is supposed to be made :/

Does this help you any?

If not, try looking up video tutorials. Chainless Single Crochet is the same as Foundation Single Crochet (or sometimes incorrectly called “Foundationless” Single Crochet)

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