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Purrrrr-jects - Crochet, knitting and crafting projects

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by JaimeandBree, May 6, 2015.


  1. JaimeandBree

    JaimeandBree PetForums VIP

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    As we've just been discussing on the Cats in Hats thread some of you might remember that last year there were a number of threads on the go relating to crochet and knitting projects we were all working on.

    I thought it might be a nice idea to have one thread where people can share any crafty projects they're working on, whether novice like me or super talented as so many of you are. If they're cat related great, if not we still want to see them!

    Jaime is helping me choose my next project and then we'll get cracking on something (he's a big help...:rolleyes:)

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    Also if anyone would like to make and sell anything to raise money for the rescues we also have @huckybuck 's Cat Crafters thread for taking commissions :D

    http://www.petforums.co.uk/threads/cat-crafters.376378/

    EDIT:-

    I am updating this post to include a UK/US conversion chart, as I know a lot of you have been teaching yourselves from Youtube videos which are mostly in US terminology and it may be useful to have a handy reference if you pick up and UK pattern, and vice versa for those of us who have been using UK patterns.

    The yarn weights also includes Australian weights.

    If anyone has any other hints or tips they think it would be useful to add to this post please let me know :)


    Further edit:- the forum won't let me post it in quite the right formatso here is a link to the chart as well! http://www.lovecrochet.com/crochet-conversion-tables/

    Crochet Hook Size

    Metric (UK)

    2.25
    2.75 mm
    3.25 mm
    3.50 mm
    3.75 mm
    4.00 mm
    4.50 mm
    5.00 mm
    5.50 mm
    6.00 mm
    6.50 mm
    8.00 mm
    9.00 mm
    10.00 mm
    12.00 mm
    15.00 mm
    16.00 mm
    19.00 mm
    20.00 mm


    Corresponding US sizes

    B-1
    C-2
    D-3
    E-4
    F-5
    G-6
    7
    H-8
    I-9
    J-10
    K-10.5
    L-11
    M-13
    N-15
    P-16
    P/Q
    Q
    S
    S

    Steel Crochet Hook Size

    Metric (UK)

    0.50 mm
    0.60 mm
    0.75 mm
    0.85 mm
    1.00 mm
    1.10 mm
    1.25 mm
    1.50 mm
    1.65 mm
    1.75 mm
    1.90 mm
    2.00 mm

    Corresponding US steel hook sizes
    18
    16
    14
    13
    12
    11
    10
    8
    7
    6
    5
    4

    Yarn Weights and Required Hook Sizes

    UK_________ US_________ AUS __________Hook Size

    Lace_______1 Ply_________2 Ply _________1.50-2.25 mm
    Fingering___ 2 Ply________ 3 Ply ________ 2.25-3.50 mm
    Sport_______4 Ply________ 5 Ply_________3.50-4.50 mm
    DK_________DK__________8 Ply_________ 4.50-5.50 mm
    Worsted ____Aran________10 Ply_________5.50-6.50 mm
    Chunky_____Bulky________12 Ply_________6.50-9.00 mm
    Super Chunky -Super Bulky - 14 Ply_________9.00 mm (and above)


    Crochet Terminology


    British

    Double Crochet
    Treble
    Half Treble
    Double Treble
    Triple Treble
    Miss

    Correpsonding US terminology

    Single Crochet
    Double Crochet
    Half Double Crochet
    Treble
    Double Treble
    Skip


    Information taken from LoveCrochet.com so hopefully it is correct but if anyone spots a mistake or has anything to add please let me know!
     
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  2. JaimeandBree

    JaimeandBree PetForums VIP

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    P.S @idris we are expecting a picture of Mischief in a hat on his new bed very soon!:D
     
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    Cookies mum PetForums Member

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    I made these for a friend

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    Aw, very cute, are they stuffed with catnip?:)
     
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    Cookies mum PetForums Member

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    Made almost 50 of these this year for my sisters wedding!

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    JaimeandBree PetForums VIP

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    Oh wow those look lovely!
     
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    Cookies mum PetForums Member

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    Aw, very cute, are they stuffed with catnip?:)



    No, they had kinder egg cases in them with baking beans onside, just 1 or two in each
     
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    They are fab, I'm especially loving the octopus . I think I've gone octopus mad of late. The things for your sisters wedding are very lush. :Happy
     
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    My cats in hats book has arrived (its lovely you should feel very proud of your kitties) and I'm just looking at the Santa paws christmas crochet one, I will be honest it just looks like Egyptian hieroglyphs to me. If anyone can help me just get going with the way it's written please, I would be oober happy.
    I have done crochet from patterns before but now seeing this I think I was using patterns for numpties specially made for peeps like me i.e. crochet numpties.o_O
     
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    huckybuck Feline Forum Fashionista

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    oliviarussian Meeoow!

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    Expert!!!!!!!!!! You're having a laugh! :Woot I'm jack of all trades master of none, I get bored easily so don't have the staying power to become an expert at anything:D
     
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    huckybuck Feline Forum Fashionista

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    (Still playing my "similar thread game" and am blown away by @Shosh posting a thread on knitting last year!!! Is she wanting to try out new surgery techniques?????)
     
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    JaimeandBree PetForums VIP

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    All patterns look like Greek to me, I'hm about to try and decipher one to start a new project! When I made the blankie for J&B I didn't use a pattern just did rows of treble crochet :confused:

    My local wool shop does classes I'm thinking about going to one they teach you to read patterns and things like increases and decreases which I've never attempted :)
     
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    I think I've got it now, I guess I just needed to get my hook going


    @JaimeandBree kindly emailed me the cat basket pattern today so I've ordered some t-shirt yarn
    512AKeJw9pL._SY90_.jpg 51MdNxYKHaL._SY180_.jpg to make a start on that one as well. So yesterday I had no projects and today I've got lots :D
    I didn't mean to attach my green practice at the hat lol
     

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    JaimeandBree PetForums VIP

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    Oooh check you with your fancy triangles!:D

    I'm going to have to step up my game because I'm going to be really jealous one you do the basket :p
     
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    I've had to amend that post I didn't realise I'd attached that practice picture
     
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    I'm finding my enforced retirement is allowing me to do all the fab things I wanted to try. I haven't mastered crochet yet but I've added knitting and sewing to my jewellery making. I am currently working on little felt cats using the fur from the girls that we get from grooming. It's quite slow as needle felting takes a lot of fur.bive also started beading again so I'm hoping that when I make nice clothes then I will do some beadwork to embellish.

    I've even got hubby at it and he is working with metal clay and epoxy clay and making some nice things. He's also learning enamelling so we are a busy wee house. I was making a pattern adjustment and Skye decided I needed help.
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    JaimeandBree PetForums VIP

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    Skye:- "Is it for me mum?!"

    P.S lovely to see you back Mudgekin :)
     
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    huckybuck Feline Forum Fashionista

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    Oh just look at Skye!!! She is sooo beautiful! :Kiss:Kiss
    We don't see anywhere near enough pics of your babies Auntie M!!

    I really want to start crafting again this year - the crochet has to be on hold until Little H is a bit bigger though or it would be a complete nightmare. He has a thing for fabric and clothes and tries to bite/pull/run off with any in his vicinity so sewing would be out too.
    ATM photography is about all I can get away with but as he gets older hopefully that will change!

    I went through a phase of collecting fur when grooming to send off to be made into a scarf or something, but because I share brushes I ended up with dirty grey colour (a mix of brown tabby and silver tabby). I'm happy to do it again though if you need extra fur :Cat and will try to keep the colours separate. I will be so interested in your needle felted cats. There is a lady on ebay who does stunning ones but they are just so expensive!!
     
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  20. sarahecp

    sarahecp Crazy Cat Lady of Bucks

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    You talented bunch :) :) I love hand made things :)

    I was at the back of the queue when they were handing out crafty talent :D

    I can knit but just old plain and pearl and cannot read patterns, haven't picked up knitting needles for many years.

    The only things I've made for my boys are a few old socks filled with catnip then tied in a knot to keep the catnip in :D

    Looking forward to seeing all your lovely handmade bits :)
     
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