Learn to crochet?

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  1. Carol

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    @SueTayBon love your Christmas Tree (y)
    @davanne lovely to see you posting :D Exciting news lovely to have a new baby in the family.
    @Anthea M lovely blanket, think it must have been made for you.
    @snailtrailer good to see your little group is still going :) I'm crocheting a waistcoat but still work in progress it's in free style crochet did not know about it until @Shrimp told me so did a bit of googling, it suits me because their are no real rules.
     
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    I can't believe I'm back making poppies again. October 22nd newsletter from grandchildren's school says they've decided to cover the phone box outside the school with poppies do could families make some and send them in by November 7th. Great intention but lacking in the planning department. New felting wool arrived this morning so I'm stabbing away at it.
     
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    Glad you’ve found the freestyle crochet, it’s great fun ‘cos as you say no rules, just follow your ideas.
     
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  4. snailtrailer

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    @Carol Yes I'm pleased with the Crochet thread going to 100 pages. I hope soon to be posting pictures of my crochet throw which I started in order to use up tapestry threads. It has been neglected while I have been preparing work for my Big C classes but is gradually getting joined together.

    @davanne Thrilled to hear about the new baby in the family and that the crochet hook will be busy again.
    @Ven re yarn eaters. Have you tried using double threads of machine cones - they seem to go on forever. If you see them in charity shops test them first by snapping the yarn and if it breaks too easily, leave it alone. Love the slippers, they look cosy.
    @Anthea M You lucky girl - you've got a good buy there, in lovely colours.
     
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    Lovely to hear from you Anne. Hope you well.
     
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  6. Puddleduck

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    Not finished yet but it has taken 2 of us most of the day to get this far. The camouflage netting we were promised did not appear so I have attached every poppy to either ribbon or bootlace webbing then attached that in turn to a support network of a fabric (a cap over the memorial) and canes. IMG_0923.JPG IMG_0925.JPG
     
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    IMG_20181107_194505.jpg I've been Sewing the poppies I crocheted onto the army net a friend brought me. Pleased with it. Its a shame sure dont live closer Helen @Puddleduck you could gave had my netting.
     
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    After all the poppies I had crochet I had forgotten how to make them and had to utube the pattern again lol couldn't believe it forgot it. I need to do da few more to fill some gaps
     
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    thought you would be able to do them in your sleep!!
    Loving your poppy display! Have you put a picture on Martins ( Funflairs )thread?
     
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    I thought i would have remembered to Anthea but was having a complete mental block lol. I thought I'd put one on Martins when it's outside on display. X
     
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    @Puddleduck Having seen Kate's poppy display on camouflague netting I can see how the spaces are filled with 'leaves' and you could get away with fewer poppies but I imagine the hundreds of poppies you have would have covered the leaves anyway:LOL: Brilliant job Helen (and friend) and pleased to have been a very small part of it. Our neighbouring village memorials are gradually putting their displays up - nothing in our village tho':(
     
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    1810 poppies at the moment of which 658 will be going on the horse :) Haven't started to decorate the horse yet but the saddle is covered and ready to put in place.

    The village wreath looks amazing.
     
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    Do you think I could make another 108 poppies in the next two days to take the total to 1918???? I have felt and buttons and a hot glue gun with glue sticks so could make them really quickly I think :)

    That is sort of a joke btw.
     
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    Hi Funsters here is my latest crochet creation.I have knitted for years but could not crochet until I was kindly taught at this years Lincolnshire M/H show by Angela Mrs @Badknee. WP_20181109_20_26_23_Pro.jpg
     
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    Well done Carol ,for a beginner taught by a new crocheter @Mrs Badknee who was taught by @Hils and Glenns you have done amazing!!
     
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    1918 poppies now in place :) No I did not make all the additional poppies but neighbours arrived with contributions.

    Here is our horse, some as the poppies were being placed and some when it was complete. IMG_0941.JPG IMG_0940.JPG IMG_0943.JPG IMG_0939.JPG IMG_0936.JPG IMG_0937.JPG
     
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    Love that this thread has woken up again :) The remembrance displays are great.

    I got a bit tired I If Christmas deccies so at the moment my two projects are a granny square poncho for my MIL as she liked the one I made for myself and asked for one. Just need to get it finished in time to post from Portugal. Also I am making a squidgy blanket for the cool nights, I am just picking up the odd ball or two of purple or pink wool when I see some and doing it now and again.

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    This is getting SPOOKY.

    Close to the new millennium, how many stitches will be dropped ??????
     
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    I'm a volunteer on the UK Hand Knitting (and crochet) stand at Harrogate K&S this year, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Come and say "Hello" if you are attending :)
     
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