# Yarn Crafts and Arts!

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More pumpkins.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Thomas, here is a nice stitch pattern for a scarf.

Today's therapy pumpkin:

#### Thomas II

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Thomas, here is a nice stitch pattern for a scarf.

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Looks great.

How would a simple seed stitch look? It depends on the color too. If it ends being something like a tidal, I would not make it about the pattern, as it would be lost in the blending colors. Whatcha think?

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Yes, it would depend on what yarn you choose.

#### Thomas II

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Yes, it would depend on what yarn you choose.

This is going to take some time...but we have until next winter

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Yes, it would depend on what yarn you choose.

This is going to take some time...but we have until next winter

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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All my pumpkins, minus four - two adopted by niece, one taken apart to use for something else, and one lost somewhere in this room.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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I made some earrings of Tunisian crochet. Easy and fun.

Just ideas...

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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OOOOH pretty. I've seen similar work. It's a bit intricate for me. I can technically do it, but wouldn't enjoy the strain on my eyes. The brown earrings I made are about the smallest work I'll undertake these days.

#### Thomas II

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OOOOH pretty. I've seen similar work. It's a bit intricate for me. I can technically do it, but wouldn't enjoy the strain on my eyes. The brown earrings I made are about the smallest work I'll undertake these days.

I understand...Do you ever incorporate beads in your work?...Your earrings are great as they are, but the thought came up in conversation...

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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OOOOH pretty. I've seen similar work. It's a bit intricate for me. I can technically do it, but wouldn't enjoy the strain on my eyes. The brown earrings I made are about the smallest work I'll undertake these days.

I understand...Do you ever incorporate beads in your work?...Your earrings are great as they are, but the thought came up in conversation...

Yes, I do. In fact I'm planning to add a bead to the bottom of those earrings and haven't done it yet. I have beaded some amigurumi dolls, too, but I didn't like how they were turning out.

#### Rhea

##### Cyborg with a Tiara
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Love that stitch! What’s it called?

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Love that stitch! What’s it called?

Thanks! I don't know if it has a name. I just made up a sequence of basic stitches. I made up a bunch of different variations but this one looked the most distinctive. I could figure out the sequence if you want.

#### Rhea

##### Cyborg with a Tiara
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Love that stitch! What’s it called?

Thanks! I don't know if it has a name. I just made up a sequence of basic stitches. I made up a bunch of different variations but this one looked the most distinctive. I could figure out the sequence if you want.

I would love that if you have time. Is it a reach-down stitch that pulls from 2 rows below? Or alternating rows? It’s very lovely - I like it a lot.

#### Rhea

##### Cyborg with a Tiara
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What do you do with all your product, Floof? Do you sell in craft sales, Gift to family or make for self-use and unmake for therapy?

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Love that stitch! What’s it called?

Thanks! I don't know if it has a name. I just made up a sequence of basic stitches. I made up a bunch of different variations but this one looked the most distinctive. I could figure out the sequence if you want.

I would love that if you have time. Is it a reach-down stitch that pulls from 2 rows below? Or alternating rows? It’s very lovely - I like it a lot.

No problem. I remembered that I posted it in a crochet group so I just copied and pasted.

It's just knit, purl, and simple stitches.

Pattern: * 2 tks, tps, tss, repeat from *, offset by 1. If done in the round, cast on multiple of 4 then add 1 (or subtract 1) for the offset. If not in the round, count doesn't matter, just offset by 1 in each new row. Pattern colors will look different if not done in the round.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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What do you do with all your product, Floof? Do you sell in craft sales, Gift to family or make for self-use and unmake for therapy?

A few things I give away to family, mostly to my niece as she is always enthusiastic about the stuff I make and often just claims things and takes them home. Some friends have bought some cat butt coasters from me. Other than that, it's all just piled up around me.

#### Rhea

##### Cyborg with a Tiara
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A few things I give away to family, mostly to my niece as she is always enthusiastic about the stuff I make and often just claims things and takes them home. Some friends have bought some cat butt coasters from me. Other than that, it's all just piled up around me.

LOL.

Thank you for the pattern - I assume the t is for tunisian?

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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A few things I give away to family, mostly to my niece as she is always enthusiastic about the stuff I make and often just claims things and takes them home. Some friends have bought some cat butt coasters from me. Other than that, it's all just piled up around me.

LOL.

Thank you for the pattern - I assume the t is for tunisian?

Yep.

tss = tunisian simple stitch
tks = tunisian knit stitch
tps = tunisian purl stitch

#### gmbteach

##### Mrs Frizzle
What do you do with all your product, Floof? Do you sell in craft sales, Gift to family or make for self-use and unmake for therapy?

A few things I give away to family, mostly to my niece as she is always enthusiastic about the stuff I make and often just claims things and takes them home. Some friends have bought some cat butt coasters from me. Other than that, it's all just piled up around me.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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What do you do with all your product, Floof? Do you sell in craft sales, Gift to family or make for self-use and unmake for therapy?

A few things I give away to family, mostly to my niece as she is always enthusiastic about the stuff I make and often just claims things and takes them home. Some friends have bought some cat butt coasters from me. Other than that, it's all just piled up around me.

Only the pumpkins are my own original work.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Halfway there on the scrap pouf.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Now just gotta stuff it and stitch up the last few rounds on the top. I'm quite pleased with my first pouf. Going tomorrow to get more polyfil and hopefully I can find some foam sheets to line it and make it really tight and stay firm as well as to prevent polyfil from coming out of any spaces between stitches. Not too many of those, but once stretched out and stuffed, who knows.

#### gmbteach

##### Mrs Frizzle
Now just gotta stuff it and stitch up the last few rounds on the top. I'm quite pleased with my first pouf. Going tomorrow to get more polyfil and hopefully I can find some foam sheets to line it and make it really tight and stay firm as well as to prevent polyfil from coming out of any spaces between stitches. Not too many of those, but once stretched out and stuffed, who knows.

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Noice!

Just ideas...

#### Rhea

##### Cyborg with a Tiara
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as well as to prevent polyfil from coming out of any spaces between stitches. Not too many of those, but once stretched out and stuffed, who knows.
Sounds like a job for a zippered pillowcase cover, $2.99 Love the pattern! #### Angry Floof ##### Tricksy Leftits Staff member as well as to prevent polyfil from coming out of any spaces between stitches. Not too many of those, but once stretched out and stuffed, who knows. Sounds like a job for a zippered pillowcase cover,$2.99

Love the pattern!

Do they have those covers in giant ball shapes? Anyway, I can make some for free in a few minutes. I just have to make sure I get the size just right.

#### Rhea

##### Cyborg with a Tiara
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as well as to prevent polyfil from coming out of any spaces between stitches. Not too many of those, but once stretched out and stuffed, who knows.
Sounds like a job for a zippered pillowcase cover, \$2.99

Love the pattern!

Do they have those covers in giant ball shapes? Anyway, I can make some for free in a few minutes. I just have to make sure I get the size just right.

Would it be a problem if it was the wrong shape, as long as it was too big?
If you need gianter than a pillow cover case there is
- King pillow cover
- Body pillow cover
- twin bed cover

Though free is good, but I find altering pillow protectors is wicked easy and cheap and you end up with a zipper so you can wash and add more fill later. Or whatever other purpose you can use the zipper for.

Did I ever tell you how I used pillow protectors and pop-up wire laundry baskets to make foldable and interchangeable protest signs? They were (are) SWEEET!

I am the Queen of repurposing everyday objects into cheap life hacks.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Do they have those covers in giant ball shapes? Anyway, I can make some for free in a few minutes. I just have to make sure I get the size just right.

Would it be a problem if it was the wrong shape, as long as it was too big?
If you need gianter than a pillow cover case there is
- King pillow cover
- Body pillow cover
- twin bed cover
Yes, it would be a problem. My poufs are round. I don't want a liner that's bunched up where the corners are.

Though free is good, but I find altering pillow protectors is wicked easy and cheap and you end up with a zipper so you can wash and add more fill later. Or whatever other purpose you can use the zipper for.
I don't know why I would want a zippered liner when the outside of the pouf is not zippered and can't be opened to get to the zipper of the liner. But maybe I'll think up a pouf 2.0 design that does open in order to remove it for cleaning. Not that ambitious at the moment, though. My plan is to use sheets to make a simple ball shape, which is easier for me than altering a rectangle into a ball. But that's a good option.
Did I ever tell you how I used pillow protectors and pop-up wire laundry baskets to make foldable and interchangeable protest signs? They were (are) SWEEET!

I am the Queen of repurposing everyday objects into cheap life hacks.
That is an outstanding idea. I have some of those types of laundry baskets. I see how that would work great for a changeable sign. Brilliant!

#### gmbteach

##### Mrs Frizzle
Do they have those covers in giant ball shapes? Anyway, I can make some for free in a few minutes. I just have to make sure I get the size just right.

Would it be a problem if it was the wrong shape, as long as it was too big?
If you need gianter than a pillow cover case there is
- King pillow cover
- Body pillow cover
- twin bed cover

Though free is good, but I find altering pillow protectors is wicked easy and cheap and you end up with a zipper so you can wash and add more fill later. Or whatever other purpose you can use the zipper for.

Did I ever tell you how I used pillow protectors and pop-up wire laundry baskets to make foldable and interchangeable protest signs? They were (are) SWEEET!

I am the Queen of repurposing everyday objects into cheap life hacks.

You are clever!

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#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Latest handbag. Just have to attach the handles (currently attached with green yarn) and sew up a lining with a pocket. I'll be making that out of a thrift store skirt.

#### gmbteach

##### Mrs Frizzle
Latest handbag. Just have to attach the handles (currently attached with green yarn) and sew up a lining with a pocket. I'll be making that out of a thrift store skirt.

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Nice!

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Pics from my crochet and knitting projects for the last year and a half. I removed some duplicates, but it's still multiple photos per project but still a lot more work than I thought I'd done in this amount of time.

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#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Thought I'd share my plying experiment. Both of these swatches are the same yarn (shown on the left) but each plied with a different color thread. The top one is plied with two strands of black cotton crochet thread and the one underneath is plied with two strands of crochet thread in color natural. What a difference!

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#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Another plying project. This triangular scarf is made from 3 plies of cotton crochet thread (2 white, 1 natural) and one strand of lightweight blended yarn of wool, rayon, and acrylic.

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#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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These squares will be a baby blanket once I complete 14 more of them, sew them together, and then stitch on a border.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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I can't decide on a border. Here are my choices.

Here's the partially completed afghan for context.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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I chose A, neat and tailored look.

Haven't gotten around to blocking, but otherwise this baby blanket is done. The skewing is expected because I work the squares in a spiral method instead of ending each round and stitching up to the next row. It's easier stitching and I block regardless of how straight something looks. I really enjoyed working on this.

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#### gmbteach

##### Mrs Frizzle
Floof, I finally gave the cat butts to my brother and SIL for their wedding, and they love them.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Floof, I finally gave the cat butts to my brother and SIL for their wedding, and they love them.