Intro with crochet ?'s
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|Thu, 02-23-2006 - 1:53pm|
Just a quick intro. I taught myself to crochet a couple of weeks ago. I live in the burbs of New Orleans, so this has been an amazing stress reliever. SO far, I have taught myself the slip stitch, single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochets. I even figured out how to make the x's with the double crochet. Even though I only started a couple of weeks ago, I have made 4 scarves, a hand towel, an afghan, a hat, and a baby blanket. What can I say, I have a lot of stress. LOL. I am currently working on a loopy bath rug and a plastic bag rug.
I am thinking about making myself a shirt, but I can't find a pattern that I like, so my big ? is....can I use a regular shirt as a pattern? I thought I would make it in worsted weight with single and double crochets worked in a h hook. and just go the sleeves built in really simple and squared off. So the whole design would be 2 pieces. The back would be very square and simple. The front I would make a v neck line by just decreasing 2 stitches on each side once I got to the correct area. Do you think this will work out nice? Any better ideas? The only patterns I could find in a style I liked had a pattern that was skip 2 loops, in next look stitch sc1, ch 1,dc repeat. The stitch looked nice, but I was definitely screwing it up. The piece looked awful.