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Can anyone crochet?

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:47 pm

I am not talented in this department and need some help? we have about a 345 days till we go back again and winter is coming up. Would any one be interesting in helping me with a project? I want to make this dress for our playa wedding next year and can not make these pieces that are crocheted. Would anyone be willing to help?

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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby Ratty » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:05 pm

You can buy cotton lace. It's not necessary to hand crochet that.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:14 pm

hey ratty you sew alot right? what do you think the fabric is? looks like linen you think? im going to look and see if i can find that pattern in cotton lace. if you happen to see it anywhere please let me know.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby AntiM » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:20 pm

I have that lace on several pillow cases. Very generic, if it is still being made. Probably. Not inexpensive.

The fabric looks to be a cotton, definitely not linen. Lawn perhaps.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby AntiM » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:24 pm

Raschel lace

http://www.ebay.com/itm/0116-1-2-Flat-R ... 565wt_1037

The amount of lace in that dress is a lot more than 6 yards. Hanging ruffles off of lace is tricky.
And the pintucks in the bodice, yikes. Do you have a pattern or just the picture? Not a dress I'd want to tackle and I can sew. Best of luck.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:27 pm

looking on etsy and have no been able to find any lace that looks even close to it :(
that lace looks like it might be pretty danty to be able to hold up the fabric. but the pattern it pretty spot on.
nope no pattern. the only thing i am worried about is the bodice. i have never been the greatest about sewing them with out a pattern. but im sure i can find a pattern and make it work. im well in the boob area so it is a bit harder. the gathering im not worried about. im pretty good about that kind of stuff.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:32 pm

oh snap dharama trading has the thick stuff. might have to suck it up and not go with that pattern. this stuff looks good. i like 46,30 and 42. what do you think?
http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/3999675-aa.shtml
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby AntiM » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:34 pm

I've also seen it called cluny lace. You need to figure out how many yards and try for a single lot so it all matches. I got mine on ebay decades ago.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby AntiM » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:36 pm

The skirt is gathers, made the way the ruffles are and set in tiers. The bodice is pintucks, each one sewed. Very different from gathers, although you could do it that way too.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby AntiM » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:38 pm

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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:48 pm

you dont think that is fabric with the pin tucks sewed prior?
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby AntiM » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:59 pm

The tucks are sewn into the pieces, then the pieces sewn into the bodice. You could substitute a fabric with texture perhaps.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby Bob » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:19 pm

Crikey, just get a couple yards of lace fabric and use it as an airbrush stencil for bodypaint.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby CornMan » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:25 pm

I'd like to have one of these crocheted up:

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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby maladroit » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:18 am

I think she's asking for crochet, not crotchety.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby wh..sh » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:26 pm

I have no useful tips, but damn, that dress is gorgeous!
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby maryanimal » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:51 pm

I would love yo learn how to crochet as well as knit. Which is the easier of the two to learn?
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby Ratty » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:51 pm

Crochet is easier. You can start with just a straight stitch and pick up others as you learn. If you have spare time it's a great thing to know.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby maryanimal » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:14 pm

Thanks ratty! I ll go to Walmart or Joanna this week and pick up a beginners book.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby Ratty » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:16 pm

When you're learning, use at least medium sized yarn, (and crochet hook). Nothing too small. A $1.99 pamphlet will teach you.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby delle » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:07 pm

As will the internet. I learned last year just using free "how-to" internet videos for some basic moves.... starting with a hat that started off WAY too small and then I hadn't a clue how to finish

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which of course inspired my absolute favorite playa top

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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby maryanimal » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:50 pm

delle wrote:As will the internet. I learned last year just using free "how-to" internet videos for some basic moves.... starting with a hat that started off WAY too small and then I hadn't a clue how to finish

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which of course inspired my absolute favorite playa top

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And I really have to say.... If I can do it ANYONE can do it

I loved that playa top! What size needle should I start with?
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby Ratty » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:05 pm

Right now I can only find one crochet hook and it says 'G'. It's a nice medium size for learning. I never liked doing small stitches.
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby jkisha » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:18 pm

Hey! Don't you have to get a playa divorce before you can have another playa wedding?' :shock: I can't imagine you'd do something so unoriginal at BM as marrying the same person twice. :shock: :D
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby tattoogoddess » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:39 pm

lol well it is happening :) I need to get on it and get my dress started!
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Re: Can anyone crochet?

Postby aserendipity » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:45 am

the fabric comes puckered and is a cotton ( you could of course do it yourself by gathering up the tucks and wash and dry them while fastened into tucks
I do that and it works well..just also did it on a silk skirt I made
Also I really think the dress would have a far more flowing style if you put the inserted lacey portions in vertical rather than horizontal
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