# Yarn Crafts and Arts!

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#### mansiparekh

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i love arts and crafts. many people prefer them when their free time. its a creativity activity.

##### Loony Running The Asylum
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i love arts and crafts. many people prefer them when their free time. its a creativity activity.

Hi Mansiparekh. Welcome to the board.

Why don't you stop by The Lounge and tell us about yourself. It's always nice to have new people here.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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A few recent completions. A scarf (xmas present), some coasters, a basket, and an afghan.

#### Rhea

##### Cyborg with a Tiara
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Hey floof, where do you get your tunisian hooks?
I didn’t want to do Amazon.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Hey floof, where do you get your tunisian hooks?
I didn’t want to do Amazon.

I got them from Amazon. The chain craft stores don't carry them. I've looked for them in Michael's, AC Moore, JoAnn's and Walmart. I don't know why they haven't gotten the memo that Tunisian crochet is a thing. Michael's online had only one set and for some ungodly reason it was $150!!! I got mine on amazon for about$5, a whole set of I think 12 hooks, each with its own cable.

If you can find wood hooks, you could drill a hole in the end and string yarn through it with a large bead on the end.

#### Rhea

##### Cyborg with a Tiara
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While browsing for tunisian hooks, I saw this granny sqwuare pattern. I love it.

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#### Rhea

##### Cyborg with a Tiara
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You know - that would be outstanding material for me to make a shower caddy for my kid at college....

How do you join? Just twist like wool or knot together?

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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You know - that would be outstanding material for me to make a shower caddy for my kid at college....

How do you join? Just twist like wool or knot together?

I do both with what I'm working on in the photo, but there's no knotting, just looping together and twisting. Here's the tutorial I learned from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLCAiWBUNg4

This time I wanted a twisted cord, but you can also attach the loops and work with it as-is without twisting into cord, which is way faster and easier, like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1kg2Z_wCIo

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#### Rhea

##### Cyborg with a Tiara
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I do think I’ll stay with my original plan, which is fabricating out of plastic mesh - that way there aren’t nooks and crannies to hold the mold.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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I do think I’ll stay with my original plan, which is fabricating out of plastic mesh - that way there aren’t nooks and crannies to hold the mold.

Agree, and it's not the most sturdy material even spun and would probably fall apart a lot quicker than plastic mesh. These bags are fine to make totes out of and stuff like that, but something that's going to be getting wet all the time, probably not.

#### rousseau

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Apologies to Rhea, I acted selfishly and unilaterally changed the thread title to reflect the common usage of 'Arts and Crafts'. If you feel it in your heart I encourage you to change it back to 'Crafts and Arts', but at least for this short time before then all was right in the world.

#### Rhea

##### Cyborg with a Tiara
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Um, sorry, no-can-do rousseau. Gonna have to change it back. Nobody puts a corner on baby.

I don’t know how to change a thread title, [MENTION=63]rousseau[/MENTION] so I’ll need you to make the fix. It really was intentional and for a purpose.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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I've been working on a bootie pattern while waiting for the yarn for my other project to arrive. I think I'm about to finalize the pattern. Here's my prototypes so far. They're made of ugly yarn because I don't want to use up nice yarn on experiments.

I'll have to get back to this project later as my yarn has arrived.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Finished the first pair of socks I've ever made. And they fit!

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Szweet!

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Finished my throw and pattern.

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Plarn tote.

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Nice!!

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#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Latest tote in progress. Cotton yarn and lining, some recycled/reclaimed materials. How perfect is that fabric for the lining? These are materials I already had on hand. I'm really liking how this one is turning out.

##### Loony Running The Asylum
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Gramma's been busy.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Finished the striped tote. It's a big one. I put the phone there to show the size.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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She's weaving a sound wave of Bitch Better Have My Money, and doing a beautiful job of it!

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Slouchy beanie for my niece for xmas.

#### Thomas II

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Slouchy beanie for my niece for xmas.

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Could you show how it fits from different perspectives ?

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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It fits like this one (not mine, found with google search):

This one is knitted, not crochet, but very similar pattern.

##### Loony Running The Asylum
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Looks kinda' hipster.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Looks kinda' hipster.
Definitely. My nieces are pretty hipsterish hippies.

#### Angry Floof

##### Tricksy Leftits
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Finished the second slouchy.

Next hat will be more earthy nature colors.