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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hi!!! Does anyone else knit? I got a pattern book recently called Pat Projects because it was the only place I could find the below pattern,it's supposed to be a giant mouse-skin rug. I haven't added the whiskers yet but I think it came out okay. I can send a copy of the pattern to anyone who might want it, it's a super easy project

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 04:03 PM
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Great job!


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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 02:33 AM
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that's really cute!
I don't knit but I crochet. I've crocheted a few cat toys that the cats really enjoy. Sure beats buying them at the pet store.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 11:30 AM
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I knit socks and scarves and crochet baby blankets


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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-18-2012, 08:55 PM
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I knit and crochet. I had an afghan that Petey loves. I say "had" because it is now his bed. I had to crochet myself a new afghan for the cold winter nights on the couch.
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This is beautiful!! I knit and crochet, and gave my kitty a few crochet toys and blankies, which he loves!
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 05:37 PM
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That's a really cute 'rug'. I don't knit, but I do crochet. Since we got Silas, I have made him two squids, which he really likes a lot, and a teeny tiny lobster. All free patterns online. He drags the squids around by the yarn braid at the top of the head, and he is so funny to watch--this little kitten pulling his toy around. He is a character!
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This is probably a dumb question but what the heck is the difference between knitting and crocheting?? My grandma used to crochet and that rug looks a little like something she would make... I always wanted to learn but it hurt my brain trying to watch her do it Very cute rug by the way!


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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 02:14 AM
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I think this article gives a pretty good overview of the differences
What is the Difference Between Knit and Crochet?

Knit fabric has more stretch and elasticity to it, so I think it's better for garments & sweaters. Crochet is a bit more bulky, but since it's worked one stitch at a time, you can get some interesting shapes and motifs with it. Both crafts work well for things like hats, scarves and blankets.
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My mom used to crochet and she showed me the very basic stitch so I at least know how to do that. However, I'd like to learn how to really crochet. Any suggestions/recommendations on where I can look for directions? Thanks!

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