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A little while back I bought some safety eyes for use on amigurumi projects and I finally got to use them on something. So here's a preview of a piece I'm working on, and I must say, already I know I'm gonna be in love with this thing.


An Anonymous user asked:

I saw you had some crochet stuff, specifically thermal stitch around here... yes! I LOVE the thermal stitch, just found my loop scarf I made with the thermal stitch back in the 2019 "polar vortex" or whatever, but yeah, c r o c h e t !

God, I really am loving thermal. My only gripe with it is that it works up so very slowly. But I'll be damned if it doesn't make a very very fabulous fabric. I want to make everything from bags to blankets out of it. A comforter out of thermal would be heaven. And a bag out of it would be durable as all living sin.


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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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@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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Absolutely addicted to crocheting little bags in bleeding moss stitch with superfine weight yarn and a 2.75mm hook.


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Comfort activity


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@coffee its Lion Brand, Summer Nights series. The color is called "treasure island". I found it at Wal-Mart and impulse bought it. I thought it was pretty too. It came in like 4 different colors too. I usually don't like yarns with a bit of sparkle in it, but this looked pretty and doesn't feel bad at all (usually the tinsel or whatever is too rough for my liking.)


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Absolutely addicted to crocheting little bags in bleeding moss stitch with superfine weight yarn and a 2.75mm hook.


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Comfort activity


Absolutely addicted to crocheting little bags in bleeding moss stitch with superfine weight yarn and a 2.75mm hook.


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it is not often that I do creative/crafty things. I have been working on this shawl though and I'm so pleased by my progress so far.


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update!!


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Fuck yeah! Is it going to be those three colors repeating all the way down?


Lots of blue. Dirty desk


I was just trying to take a picture of the shame cowl I've been working on and realized that not only do I have a lot of blue on my desk, but I had a lot of similar blues on my desk and it would make a pretty neat photo.


I'm very much stuck between "I can only crochet at work" and "a larger project I want to start is not only big but will require a lot of attention, trial/error and modification, ie something only suitable for home".

I'm big excited to one day soon have a living room with furniture that I would feel comfortable on since my problem presently is that crochetting in bed is a back pain nightmare and crochetting at my computer is both ineffective and uncomfortable (and I usually will only if I have a pattern best accessed from my desktop instead of my phone).

I miss having a chair that would attempt to eat me while I grow more and more absorbed in my project and the furniture.


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).


I'm starting to run out of miscelleous places to shove the few stuffed animals I own. I hate them ending up on the floor or shoved under papers in my desk so I figured I'd crochet up a small net so they can hammock up in the corner of my room to keep the spiders company.

I'm running out of orange though, haven't decided if I'll pick up white or brown next.


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