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crochet contest: the designs – part 2

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today’s presentation shows you more details. i do not know if crocheters always realize that their two hands together with a hook and yarn create fabric. that they do, you can clearly see on the pictures of the participants. some crocheted fabrics are so beautiful that it is unfortunate that you can not buy it in a store to make clothes or other creations out of it. the problem is that you can cut and work with knitted fabrics and little or not with crocheted. knitted fabrics can be machine-made, crocheted not.

 

in order of sign up:

 

> paula castro – portuguese

paula is an enthusiastic and for the contest she made two of her cowls in variation 1 of the stitch pattern. she has tried the effects of larger and smaller hooks. i think paula’s work looks neat and the blue stripe gives the cowls some extra panache.

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http://paulacastrocrafts.blogspot.com/2012/01/apresentacao-de-trabalho-concurso.html

 

> jill stockton – british

jill has made a cushion cover in a beautiful gray shade with creamy shade decorations in variation 1. the embellishments she also made in the same variation. you can find the pattern on jill’s blog.

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http://www.stocki.blogspot.com/2012/01/crochet-competition-entry-at-last.html

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> donatella mestriner – italian

donatella shows a stunning design. she figured out how she could make such a cowl and let us see how she did it so we can make it too. lovely use of colors! variation 1.

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http://inspirationrealisation.blogspot.com/2011/12/crochet-chain-link-scarf.html

 

> kathryn vercillo – american

kathryn had crocheted a thin but warm scarf made of yarn she carefully chose. she had used variation 2 and the result is interesting and not average. on her website you can find a step-by-step tutorial. 

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http://www.crochetconcupiscence.com/2012/01/my-crochet-specific-stitch-contest-scarf/

 

> laurinda reddig – american

laurinda’s shawl is a beautiful elongated triangle that you can wear multiple ways. she has used variation 3 of the stitch pattern and a selfstriping yarn in watercolors

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http://rememberingrowan.blogspot.com/2012/01/10-ways-to-wear-sharf-shawl-scarf-in.html

 

> lindy kaden – american 

lindy has created a scarf that i think is versatile. she has used variations 1 and 3 of the stitch pattern giving her scarf also more than one texture. well considered project! lindy describes on her blog how she made it.

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http://lindy-whoami.blogspot.com/2012/01/about-crochet-chsc-project.html

 

> emily – american 

emily also has created a versatile scarf in variation 1. she made a ruffle row by making 3 stitches in every stitch, clever, and the end result is very nice. also emily describes on her blog how she crocheted it.

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http://domesticdeadline.blogspot.com/2012/01/beat-winter-blues-crocheting.html

 

> rachel petersen – american 

rachel has made a neck kerchief in variation 1. on her picture you can clearly see what a beautiful structure you can create with just simple single crochets and chains. her cat is also happy with it. you can find her basic pattern on her blog.

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http://roadtogrinnell.blogspot.com/2012/01/country-rose-neck-kerchief.html

 

> rene – american

rene’s cushion cover has not an average look and that is – i think – a good thing. she used two variations: 1 and 2. she has solved the problems she encountered in a creative way. 

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http://momdaughterextraordinairecrafters.blogspot.com/2012/01/crochet-contest.html

 

> sarah – american 

sarah’s scarf is elegant and very useable. on the photo her yarn looks a bit like a detail of a wicker basket. she has used variation 1 and her pattern is available on her blog.

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http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2012/01/things-to-make-big-button-scarf-and.html

 

> ashlee – american 

keeping your hands warm and still be able to work or type! ashley has made two pairs (!) of her nice and wearable mittens. pattern can be found on the website.

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http://imtopsyturvy.com/crochet-fingerless-gloves/

 

> lindsay – american 

lindsay has made a great cowl! it is wearable and it has a chic and classic look. she has written down her pattern for you.

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http://curtnlinds.blogspot.com/2012/01/get-hooked-lovely-lace-button-cowl.html

 

> felicia – american

felicia has crocheted a long narrow scarf that is very stretchy. you can find the pattern on her website.

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http://allthingsfee.blogspot.nl

thank you all for your hard work and creativity! tomorrow more about the contest.

see also part 1 of the presentation

 

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