I'm looking for links/books/a place to start researching to find out more about the origin of afghan blankets.
I just ordered the yarn to knit a largish blanket of my own design. In thinking of a name for the pattern I got to wondering whether the word "afghan" as applied to blankets really had anything to do with Afghanistan. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion
on Nov 26, 2013 -
So, I learned how to do basic crochet last year, and of course launched into a couple of blanket projects...(I also made a few scarves for xmas last year, which were pretty well received).
Anyway, now that I am finally getting close to finishing the blankets, I'm wondering a few things. [more inside]
posted by PlantGoddess
on Oct 31, 2013 -
I have found other questions here about garter belts and garters, but those probably apply more to the flimsy-ass tights material than what I'm talking about. Yarnie folks who have done this, let me know what you'd recommend! [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon
on Jun 22, 2013 -
I enjoy making large, colourful crochet blankets. I have enough blankets but I don't want to give any more away or sell them. Apart from yarn bombing, in what artistic way can I use them? It can be for private or public display. This
is an example of what I make.
posted by drunkonthemoon
on Jan 23, 2013 -
My wife's grandmother is an amazingly talented seamstress who also crochets. She recently put out an all points bulletin request for projects, what do I need to know before I request a crocheted throw made out a material that might be outside her comfort zone and/or budget? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld
on Jan 12, 2013 -
HelpMeNameMyThingFilter: I need a name for a women's group I'm co-leading where we learn to knit, crochet, bake, can, garden, and quilt together. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by guster4lovers
on Apr 2, 2012 -
[Knitting/Crochet Filter] Help me find a great bag for my crochet projects and supplies. [more inside]
posted by Kimberly
on Sep 30, 2011 -
Crochet-filter: Can you tell me how to make the edging of an afghan not be bunched up and stupid-looking? [more inside]
posted by motsque
on Apr 19, 2011 -
What are you favorite crochet blogs? They can include knitting and other crafts but crochet should definitely have a main part. [more inside]
posted by kanata
on Jan 5, 2011 -
My partner's dad wants a floppy golf hat like the Three Stooges wear in this picture
. I need a pattern to either crochet or knit (preferably crochet) a men's hat like this--I think it's called a tam. Does anyone know of a good pattern or a reliable place online to search for men's hat patterns? [more inside]
posted by Tesseractive
on Dec 25, 2010 -
I'm pretty sure I have bed bugs. I've kept my considerable stash of knitting yarn next to my bed. Can I salvage it? [more inside]
posted by mishamashes
on Oct 1, 2010 -
I am looking for a source for filet crochet valances like this one.
Not looking for patterns, just finished items. I've seen these with a variety of figural shapes in kitchen windows all over Europe but can't find them the US.
posted by skidoom
on Sep 20, 2010 -
I'm trying to teach myself to knit/crochet and have found that one of the major barriers to learning is the yarn - acrylic yarn to be exact. It irritates my skin. [more inside]
posted by echolalia67
on Nov 18, 2009 -
Where do I buy aluminum or bamboo Tunisian (afghan) crochet hooks in Los Angeles? Alternatively, is there a reputable online source for them? I'm looking for something in the smaller sizes-- it's for a scarf, so no size-Q monster hooks. I've seen plastic ones here and there, but I'm tough on plastic hooks and would prefer to avoid them. Thanks!
posted by fairytale of los angeles
on Oct 4, 2009 -
MangaFilter: I know nothing about manga but my friend is a huge fan. I'm pretty handy with crochet, so I wanted to knit her a plushie (amigurumi
) of something manga-related. Here's
where you come in... [more inside]
posted by asras
on Sep 12, 2009 -
Items weighing less than 1lb that make you think "WOW that's cool!" or "GOT to buy that!" on first glance?
Catch: items already in your home or could do a bang-up job of creating in two weeks. [more inside]
posted by variella
on May 27, 2009 -
Does anyone remember an infomercial from the late 80s/early 90s that advertised a product that you could easily crochet "granny
" squares? I think the squares actually popped off this thing and then you could sew them together. I can't remember the name of the product!
posted by LiquidKarma
on Mar 13, 2009 -
Does anyone remember a crochet L'Eggs Elephant toy?
My wife makes crochet puppets and someone asked her to make a stuffed crochet elephant like the one they remember, but their description consisted of "It was blue with red trim." If you remember this toy, and have a gift for description, more details would be great!
Size? Sitting up/Standing on all 4s? Big floppy ears/Stiff shell ears? Where was the red trim? Sewn eyes/Button eyes?
posted by odragul
on Jan 15, 2009 -
Crochet filter: I can read and follow symbol patterns, but not so much with the written instructions. I need advice or, better yet, symbol-centric websites and books. [more inside]
posted by dogmom
on Sep 15, 2007 -