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    Most of the time it's just best to work with one...

    Most of the time it's just best to work with one brand yarn per project (unless otherwise stated in the pattern), because trying to match up weights between brands is almost impossible!

    Bingo. I...
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    Many thanks for this beautiful coaster, and I am...

    Many thanks for this beautiful coaster, and I am going to whip up a few for the Christmas table, but I prefer Handicrafter, Kitchen cotton or Lily Sugar 'n' Cream for these sorts of projects. ...
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    Thanks for this pattern. This is a sweet little...

    Thanks for this pattern. This is a sweet little bow. :) The video is well done, too. Professional (not like some).

    Me, I would not be so quick to cut off the hanging threads at the end. They...
  4. Nice! Wish I had a child to crochet for.

    Nice! Wish I had a child to crochet for.
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    I just noticed your lovely snowflakes. Lucky...

    I just noticed your lovely snowflakes. Lucky folks who receive them.

    At present I'm trying to crochet stars and snowflakes for Christmas decorations but am having endless trouble. It seems that...
  6. I think I'd place her eyes a little higher up on...

    I think I'd place her eyes a little higher up on her face. :)
  7. I wonder how many people are willing to learn...

    I wonder how many people are willing to learn this and apply it.
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    There are dozens of amigurumi Llamas on ravelry,...

    There are dozens of amigurumi Llamas on ravelry, as follows:

    Ravelry - a knit and crochet community

    I'd head for something that doesn't take a roomful of geniuses to interpret.
  9. Thread: Fractal Doily

    by MeToo!
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    V. Nice. Unique, to be sure! I also like your...

    V. Nice. Unique, to be sure! I also like your thread holder. Is that home made or bought? I want one!
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    I started with a #10 hook AND #20 cotton thread....

    I started with a #10 hook AND #20 cotton thread. I didn't learn until later there was bigger hooks and yarn.

    Join the club! I was first taught to crochet when I was in my late teens by an older...
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    Different manufacturers tend to sometimes have...

    Different manufacturers tend to sometimes have different standards for what constitutes "lace weight" or "superfine", "worsted weight", DK weight, etc. etc.
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    Yes, I do like them. Foolishly, I usually look...

    Yes, I do like them. Foolishly, I usually look only at the usual topics at the top of the forum subjects instead of scrolling down. I've seen your vintage offerings only once or twice.
  13. Thread: Filet Crochet

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    Awwww, that is a cute little bear, isn't it. I...

    Awwww, that is a cute little bear, isn't it. I have a mind to attack that one myself, to see what I can do.
    The one on Lavender Chair is quite a bit larger.

    Filet Teddy Bear Blanket - The...
  14. Thread: Filet Crochet

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    I am interested in filet as well (just starting)...

    I am interested in filet as well (just starting) and found some written out patterns on Lavender Chair.

    You searched for filet - The Lavender Chair

    They do have a teddy bear pattern - is that...
  15. That is the cutest little set. About cutting the...

    That is the cutest little set. About cutting the yarn - you would have to do that to get a variety of colours when working a small project like that. Otherwise, the whole thing would be the same...
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    Regarding shrugs and cocoon jackets - I just...

    Regarding shrugs and cocoon jackets - I just don't get it. Most of them don't lie correctly at the back, especially the cocoons. They strike me as an invention to keep people crocheting at an easy,...
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    Beautiful but unfortunately out of my price...

    Beautiful but unfortunately out of my price range. If I won the lottery or found $350.00 on the street, blowing around, you can be sure I would order.

    I am so sorry about your financial...
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    I've tried quite a few sock patterns but never...

    I've tried quite a few sock patterns but never liked any of them and never bothered with making the second one.

    There is something about a crocheted sock that no matter how thin the yarn, you...
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    Well, if it gets cold and you can't find your...

    Well, if it gets cold and you can't find your mitts or gloves, you can just slip those on...;)
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    Nice to see a crocheted sweater or cardigan with...

    Nice to see a crocheted sweater or cardigan with raglan sleeves for a change. The majority of crocheted sweaters have the easy-to-do tho less attractive drop shoulder sleeves. Drop shoulders look...
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    @kl1000. Your red cloth is gorgeous. It seems...

    @kl1000. Your red cloth is gorgeous. It seems that most projects of this kind are usually in a neutral, light colour. But the effect with your choice of red is beautiful.
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    Just gorgeous!

    Just gorgeous!
  23. I tried her way and I was a mess and so was my...

    I tried her way and I was a mess and so was my project so I went back to my way.

    I know what you mean. I have tried and tried to do some version of the knife hold and it works for about 5...
  24. @Jean Marie. Thank you for those photos. As far...

    @Jean Marie. Thank you for those photos. As far as I can tell, I hold my hook like Ursula and Patricia Seaton. I really did not know there were so many variations of the basic pencil and knife...
  25. There are (at least) six (6) ways to hold the crochet hook.

    Know Your Hands - 6 Popular Crochet Holds

    1. OVERHAND - the butter knife hold.

    2. OVERHAND - the saber hold.

    3. OVERHAND - the piano claw or cupped hold

    4. UNDERHAND - the pencil grip
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