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A crochet question.

New postby lendube on Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:33 pm

I know how to crochet but I don't do much and I'm not very accomplished so a question. My neighbor is moving in a couple of months. I've enjoyed having her as a neighbor and I'd like to give her a going away gift. She crochets a lot. Not terribly fancy but she really enjoys it. She has a couple of grandkids and she's my age. Any suggestions as to what to get her? I bet she has the basics but is there something special she might not buy for herself? She doesn't have a lot of money.
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Re: A crochet question.

New postby bridesmom on Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:38 pm

Feel like making her a really nice crochet hook holder? Like a knitting needle case but smaller. Since she's a crafty person, I bet she'd really like something you made.
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Re: A crochet question.

New postby LeapFrog Libby on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:01 am

I saw instructions for a hook pouch a while back . It folded in thirds and closed with a buttonhole and button. The nice part of it was when opened out the tubes were not only stitched for about 4 inches but there was also a flap at the top also with the stitching, which kept the hooks from slipping out of the tubes since the top part was not left with the hook hanging out.. I hope this is clear to you. It took me just a little while to make . with 2 rectangles also a piece of batting, binding for edge, and a button..
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Re: A crochet question.

New postby lendube on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:18 am

Hmmmm, :think: I do like that idea. I'm wondering if she might have one already. She does sew too. I like the idea of a flap over the top. I've made both a crochet hook holder and knitting needle holder without a flap and yes, the needles do fall out.
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Re: A crochet question.

New postby Bama on Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:01 am

I agree, a handmade crochet hook holder would make a great gift, even if she already has something like that. Handmade ones are much nicer. :applause: Or how about a tote bag to hold her projects?
When I read your post I thought about DH's aunt who loves to crochet. When we went to her 90th birthday party, the gift she acted the most excited about was a bag of yarn. :D
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Re: A crochet question.

New postby lendube on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:42 pm

I was also thinking about a good supply of yarn. Or maybe some wooden hooks. I love my bamboo knitting needles. But I just don't know what she has. :think:
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Re: A crochet question.

New postby bridesmom on Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:18 pm

A tote bag would be nice cause she could use it for projects or for other stuff too. I have a really cute pattern for one that uses 5" squares, actually you can use whatever size squares you want, it just comes out bigger or smaller.
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Re: A crochet question.

New postby lendube on Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:43 am

Oh, I like that idea. May I have the pattern please? I can make it from stash and put a few skeins of yarn in it. :idea: She's a hippy chick, you know, Grateful Dead, tie dyes, etc. She'd like a bag like that. :D
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Re: A crochet question.

New postby Bama on Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:11 pm

It would be really pretty with batik fabrics Lennie. Ohhhhh.... or vintage sheets from the thrift store. :D
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Re: A crochet question.

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