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help me use up all my scrap yarn!!!

help me find patterns or ideas for awesome ways to use up leftover yarn! I'm particularly interested in projects that will combine different weights, fibers, and textures, without looking cheapy and amateur. caveats inside. [more inside]
posted by CookieNose on Jul 12, 2014 - 21 answers

I solemnly swear it's not a knitted jumper again!

What are your go-to craft projects for gift giving? What handmade goods do you like to receive? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on May 3, 2014 - 33 answers

What is this blanket pattern?

Crochet-filter: I love the pattern of this baby blanket: link 1 , link 2, and would very much like to make a sofa throw size of this. I've looked on Revelry and cannot find the pattern. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Feb 21, 2014 - 5 answers

Daveyyyy! Davey Crochet! (Get it? If you pronounce it phonetically...?)

I can crochet... sorta. I have made mittens and slippers and hats and scarves, I even made a Dispicible Me Minion hat and scarf for my step son (impressing the pants off of him), but they are all winged. I have no idea about stitches and I have no idea what I am actually doing. Things just seem to work out (so far). I want to learn how to crochet for real and make awesome things. (Or should I try knitting again?) [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Feb 19, 2014 - 21 answers

What do afghans from Afghanistan look like?

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 - 7 answers

In stitches...

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 - 14 answers

Granny Square scarf pattern

Metafilter, please help me find a pattern for this scarf. [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Sep 16, 2013 - 12 answers

Help me crochet and knit without patterns

I want to find pattern books that aren't written in pattern shorthand. [more inside]
posted by msali on Aug 19, 2013 - 12 answers

I just made knitted/crocheted leggings. How do I hold them up?

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 - 7 answers

Giant pieces of beautiful uselessness

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 - 15 answers

How to scope a grandma crochet blanket project?

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 - 30 answers

So many adorable tiny humans!

What should I knit or crochet as gifts for friends and family who are having babies? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Dec 12, 2012 - 32 answers

Name this crochet stitch!

Can you identify the crochet stitch in this item? [more inside]
posted by scuza on Dec 8, 2012 - 11 answers

A Knotty Issue

In all the talk about fast fashion and sweatshop labour, it's often been said that sequins can only be attached by hand, therefore someone needs to physically sew them onto a garment. But what about crochet? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jul 13, 2012 - 3 answers

Help me name my group!

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 - 26 answers

it seems like only baptised penguins deserve tiny sweaters

Crocheting for secular charity? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Feb 21, 2012 - 22 answers

Crochet me a new one!

What is your favorite esoteric/advanced crochet stitch or technique, and why should I learn it? [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe on Dec 5, 2011 - 7 answers

Need ideas for crochet projects

CrochetFilter: Please help me think of a few crochet projects I can give as Christmas gifts. [more inside]
posted by delicate_dahlias on Oct 6, 2011 - 23 answers

Plastic grocery bags are not cutting it.

[Knitting/Crochet Filter] Help me find a great bag for my crochet projects and supplies. [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on Sep 30, 2011 - 9 answers

Super durable yarn?

What kind of yarn is durable enough to use as a bicycle lock cozy? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Sep 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Crotchety Crocheter is Crotchety

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 - 12 answers

Crochet blogs?

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 - 8 answers

Where can I find a men's golf tam crochet or knit pattern?

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 - 4 answers

Yarn substitution

Yarn substitution: What information do I need to match on this yarn label when I am looking for a yarn to substitute for it? [more inside]
posted by toodles on Dec 3, 2010 - 22 answers

I have bed bugs. Can I salvage my knitting supplies?

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 - 16 answers

Crochet resources for the baffled beginner?

What's a great book or website for teaching yourself to crochet? [more inside]
posted by sculpin on Sep 21, 2010 - 16 answers

Filet crochet source

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 - 4 answers

The Happy Hooker - crochet yarn organization?

I'm taking a beginner's crochet course soon, with a view to going on to do amigurumi and maybe (much further down the line) trying a hand at knitting. What do you wish you knew when you started? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 18, 2010 - 29 answers

Knitted street art

The history of knitted cozies around bike racks... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jun 24, 2010 - 26 answers

The acrylic...it burns!

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 - 41 answers

Tunisian crochet hook sources?

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 - 10 answers

Stitch 'n' Bitch party of one? I hope not!

Can a novice in Boston turn casual crafting into a social outlet? [more inside]
posted by Diagonalize on Sep 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Manga Amigurumi

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 - 8 answers

Don't get me wrong, clotheslines are great, but help me make one AWESOME!

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 - 16 answers

Honor thy grandmama...

Crochet experts plz hope me figure out dis pattern... [more inside]
posted by eatdonuts on Apr 22, 2009 - 5 answers

Need help remembering a product from an old infomercial!

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 - 9 answers

Do you remember the L'Eggs Crochet Elephant

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? thanks:)
posted by odragul on Jan 15, 2009 - 4 answers

yarn

Where to buy yarn in NYC? [more inside]
posted by octomato on Nov 10, 2008 - 15 answers

What is my hard work really worth?

How much should I charge for a baby blanket I crocheted for an acquaintance? [more inside]
posted by purpletangerine on Oct 9, 2008 - 21 answers

The fuzzums! They're everywhere!

Can you recommend a yarn that won't make me feel sick? [more inside]
posted by giraffe on Jul 10, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me crochet without getting a headache

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 - 3 answers

How can I make these sandals, part deux

Followup to this question: where can I find a sturdy, inelastic fibre with which to make the uppers for a pair of flip flop sandals? [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Mar 27, 2006 - 8 answers

Knitting Projects

No more scarves or hats! Looking for non-hippydippy crochet or knitting projects. [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on Dec 15, 2004 - 32 answers

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