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So for once in like, a billion years, I actually crochetted something and finished it. I'm very happy with how it turned out and I really needed a hanger for this plant since I'm trying to expand my bathroom collection (and will probably need to move some inside for the winter).

Finishing this hanger snowballed into a few things, like finally drilling some holes in this pot to be able to put the pothos in it and then after that I had to put in the effort to drill a hook into the ceiling. Overall I'm extremely pleased with how it all went.

Here's a link the ravelry project I made for this which details the materials used and links to the pattern: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/star0rice/monstera-leaf-plant-hanger


star-rice reblogged star-rice

@lina

So I finally got around to testing doing a double color piece with thermal crochet and? For the most part? It worked pretty much how I was expecting.

This was done with a tiny yarn and a 2.75mm hook, so your milage Will likely vary depending on what yarns you use (this test piece is like 2in x 2in big), but honestly the more no important thing I figured out is that how you carry your yarn (if you carry your yarn) matters.

I prefer carrying the second color with me instead of doing a hard cut every row because I absolutely loath weaving in ends and will avoid it at all costs. On the test piece the back color does through a lot less on the top 3-4 rows (I think it's best visible looking at the blue side. You can see the grey being carried from stitch to stitch). This is because I changed from laying it over the front and crocheting over top of it with the opposing color to laying it across the back and crocheting over itself on the reverse pass. I can elaborate more on that if anyone's interested.


star-rice -

@lina

Yeah, I've never understood what parts of what crochet guidelines belong to American or english crochet language. It's an enigma to me, so I usually just wing everything with whatever references or resources I can put together.

Thermal, though, was definately one that text couldn't help with. I needed a video tutorial for the basic way this stitch operates. I used this one: https://youtu.be/2wFxhgU4oIc

The biggest tip I can offer for keeping consistent with the stitch is to either straight up count or very specifically look for the ridges created by the "top V of a stitch" since you need the leftover one from the previous row and one from the row you're primarily working on. If, on the bag I'm working on, I had missed any of those ridges, they'd be very glaring since the stitch in the end looks so militantly uniform.


@lina

So I finally got around to testing doing a double color piece with thermal crochet and? For the most part? It worked pretty much how I was expecting.

This was done with a tiny yarn and a 2.75mm hook, so your milage Will likely vary depending on what yarns you use (this test piece is like 2in x 2in big), but honestly the more no important thing I figured out is that how you carry your yarn (if you carry your yarn) matters.

I prefer carrying the second color with me instead of doing a hard cut every row because I absolutely loath weaving in ends and will avoid it at all costs. On the test piece the back color does through a lot less on the top 3-4 rows (I think it's best visible looking at the blue side. You can see the grey being carried from stitch to stitch). This is because I changed from laying it over the front and crocheting over top of it with the opposing color to laying it across the back and crocheting over itself on the reverse pass. I can elaborate more on that if anyone's interested.


star-rice reblogged star-rice

I haven't really posted a whole lot about my fiddlings with thermal stitch, especially in round, but it's definitely wild. It's made this relatively stiff, thick fabric and I'm loving it.

I thought it good enough to try a yarn ball bag which I've been needing for a while. Ideally I think if want like a yarn ball cage or something i can set down and not worry about my yarn ball bouncing onto the floor, but I wanted to try this first while getting some experience with the workings of thermal stitch. I might try starching it to see how stiff I can get this fucker. We'll see.

One future project I wanna fuck with is, because of how thermal is structured, you can crochet with two colors and have one side of the fabric be one color and the other side be another. So I do wanna see how that works out eventually, but I'm slightly fixating on this bag.


star-rice -

@lina

okay. So I haven't tested it yet, but theoretically yes. Just given how this stitch presents and works, it should be entirely possible.


I haven't really posted a whole lot about my fiddlings with thermal stitch, especially in round, but it's definitely wild. It's made this relatively stiff, thick fabric and I'm loving it.

I thought it good enough to try a yarn ball bag which I've been needing for a while. Ideally I think if want like a yarn ball cage or something i can set down and not worry about my yarn ball bouncing onto the floor, but I wanted to try this first while getting some experience with the workings of thermal stitch. I might try starching it to see how stiff I can get this fucker. We'll see.

One future project I wanna fuck with is, because of how thermal is structured, you can crochet with two colors and have one side of the fabric be one color and the other side be another. So I do wanna see how that works out eventually, but I'm slightly fixating on this bag.


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Resin dice commissions

princeofdoom -

I can make custom d6s and d20s now and I’m going to sell them for $20 US each. If you buy more than one, I’ll give a discount on each additional so if that’s something that interests you, talk to me about it. Unfortunately I can’t do full dice sets at this time but I am going to work on getting dice molds for d4s, d8s, d10s and d12s as soon as I’m able


Doing another bag~

Here's a quarter for size comparison:

The yarn is pretty tiny. I'm working with a 2.75mm hook in bleeding moss stitch, as usual.


crownedwithwisteria asked:

I would love to have a tutorial on the moss stitch sometime if you don't mind!! (and I'd love to learn how to do it in round too, your little bag is so cute and I really want to try to make one now!! XD)

Cool okay. So I realized when I started looking for an already written up tutorial for moss stitch, that what I refer to casually as 'moss stitch' is not the traditional moss stitch, but it does hinge heavily on the same principal.

So here's a very good demonstration of normal moss stitch done with single crochets:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF1A_w7U4s8 However, the moss stitch I do (and I cannot for the life of me find the original page I learned it from) I think was called bleeding moss stitch, and it was done with half double crochets and instead of just putting the stitch in the chain from the previous row, you put it in the stitch of the half double in the row below that. - The more I reread that sentence, the more I feel like its super confusing, so I figured i'd make a full on tutorial for this.


So, this version of moss starts off very similar:

After chaining out your foundation row, just alternate between chaining and putting single crochets in every other stitch.

Now, instead of putting single crochets in the spaces you left open on row one (as you would with traditional moss stitch) instead, put a half double crochet in the chains you skipped on the foundation row, filling in those gaps. Each row, like regular moss stitch, can't start or end with a chain, so instead put a single crochet there to make your edges neat.

The next row expands on the same established pattern, but shows off the other way to start and end the round as to correctly stagger the gaps and maintain neat edges. This time you're putting the half double crochets into the tops of the single crochets made in row 1. Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you're satisfied with the length of the piece.

To finish off the pattern and make it all nice and pretty and square, instead of chaining between half doubles, you'll want to put single crochets in the tops of the row 3s half double crochets.

The traditional moss pattern ends up feeling sort of lacey, especially if you do it with half double or double crochets. But this version is much sturdier and it actually comes out feeling like a fabric that you can use for just about anything. When I do my pot holders I always use bleeding moss, I've adapted it into bags (which, its gets crazy on those increases, lemme tell ya), literally anything that requires a square panel, I much prefer to put moss stitch on it because I love the texture and it can work up very cool patterns when used with a variegated yarn.


I have at least 3 balls of yarn (and various othe projects) in my back pack that I take with me everywhere I go every day of my life.

I cannot for the life of me recall when I last crocheted anything.


If there’s anything I’ve discoveredwith crochet, it’s that you’ve gotta make your own experiments and figure out for yourself what works best. Almost no one will have done what you’re doing with that stitch (or if they have, they certainly didn’t put it online).


guess who went to the yarn store........

it's me!!!!!!!!

i'm vv excited

didn't buy the cotton candy looking ones because i don't have enough money and didn't know what i would use it for

bought that last tweed looking one because dad keeps whining asking about me making him a christmas gift

(fucked up the last time i posted it. sorry)


star-rice -

I’m always infinitely mad that there aren’t any good (or close) yarn shops near me. So I must live vicariously through you. This shop sounds magical.


Another pattern courtesy of shitpostsampler on tumblr. This could technically be finished as is, but the embellishments give the design more character.

original pattern under the cut


star-rice reblogged star-rice

Finally was able to finish this! I was gonna post WIPs but I didn’t wanna spoil the surprise, just in case.

Its a late apartment warming gift for two of my best friends~

Pattern is courtesy of Shitpostsampler on tumblr. Had to change up the colors to match the floss I had.


star-rice -

Here's the original: https://i.imgur.com/hXG4V4P.png

And here's the color changed pattern: https://i.imgur.com/UVpZJyB.png


Finally was able to finish this! I was gonna post WIPs but I didn’t wanna spoil the surprise, just in case.

Its a late apartment warming gift for two of my best friends~

Pattern is courtesy of Shitpostsampler on tumblr. Had to change up the colors to match the floss I had.


My amazon purchase came in so now I won’t tangle up literally all of my yarn!!!


star-rice -

What am I looking at and how will this help?


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a cup of coffee to help with crocheting.


star-rice -

Now that I'm cross stitching and generally getting into more needle heavy crafts, I officially need one of these.


star-rice reblogged coffee
bluesargent -

ooh any knitters/crocheters here??


coffee -

i crochet and im trying to learn how to knit!


star-rice -

I also crochet! I wish I had any projects I could really show off, but it’s a huge passion of mine as well as a super important stim/coping mechanism.


star-rice reblogged fungus
fungus -

my newest yarn purchase! i have a problem

the color is called "seabreeze" and i got it at the farmer's market today. i think i'm going to make a hat, or a lacy scarf. it's only 250y so it'll need to be small

the stand i bought it from had a small child who showed me some very cute magic tricks


star-rice -

Big want...... What type of fiber is it?


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