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    Do you crochet?

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    Hey, just looking for any other crocheters out there!

    I only like doing simple repetitive projects that I can do quickly. I make many, many crocheted dishcloths. I love using them because after a day of dishes I just toss them in the laundry basket.

    Some of my kin grow cotton and once, I twisted up several feet of "yarn" from the bolls after they harvested and I crocheted with that (just pulling out a bit of the fibers and twisting, pull and twist, and so on). I like knowing that if SHTF one day or if I'm in some kind of survival situation I have the ability to use cotton or other fibrous materials to make clothes, fabrics, nets, strong cord, or other useful items with this simple skill. I made a large laundry bag with a netted stitch (triple treble crochet, 4 chains, triple treble, 4 chains, etc) that would also work as a fishing net if the need ever arose.

    Do you crochet and what do you like to make?

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    No, I'm a total moron when it comes to any type of sewing, except for embroidery or crewelwork.

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    Oh I love hand embroidery! I taught myself a few years ago, then taught myself knitting (which I hate) and crochet. Don't do the embroidery so much anymore but it did make me money one time when I was embroidering a hand towel at work (YMCA) and a lady saw what I was doing and bought 3 of my hand towels right then and there for $30. I am bad at using a sewing machine though. Never done crewelwork.

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    I love crocheting but I never really made anything that was not skewed horridly and stuff. Enjoy the process once every few years, lol.
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    yep, love it when I have time. I prefer simple patterns I can do when it's cold outside and you huddle before the screen to catch up on television episodes.

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    I love to crochet doilies, which if large enough, would make awesome fishing nets. I don't actually USE the doilies -- I just like the discipline needed to create them according to an intricate pattern. My largest piece was made using an antique pattern for a window curtain -- it measures approx. 4 ft. x 4 ft.

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    I've been crocheting since I was about 8, I'm now 52. I don't do it as much as I used to but this spring I made a cute tank/vest. I love the way crochet is so flexible, I can redesign as I go. With the vest I first made it according to the pattern and then decided I didn't like the neck line so I just took it out and changed the design. I have no idea how to do that with knitting.

    I love all forms of hand work. Mostly I needle felt animal masks. I sell them at craft fairs or at the local art center. Here's a picture of my latest design of a Lynx:

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    My last crochet projects were: snowflakes, many, many snowflakes; an apple cover(to cushion an apple in my daughter's lunch bag-very cute, done in apple colors with an attached leaf); filet trim for pillowcases. I also like to knit(mostly socks), quilt, weave, and embroider.
    It is nice to know you can make stuff. I could do nets, or clothes for my tribe, make baskets to store food in, covers to keep us warm.

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    I crochet too. I taught myself when I was bored at home pregnant with my second baby. Its amazing what you can learn from youtube!

    Have you been over to www.ravelry.com ? Its my most favourite online place to be. Literally thousands of patterns to choose from, and many of them are free (I'm a tight arse so I love that).

    I'd love crochet directly from cotton fibres like that, sounds great fun - in NZ we don't grow cotton so I can't do that, however we do grow so pretty fancy wool! We use nothing but homemade dishcloths in our house, made with imported cotton or bamboo though.

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    i can crochet a mean single strand

    ...that's uneven

    but i'm half decent at cross stitching
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    yeah you are

    Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
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