I continue to get hits for my blog post last year about developing this pattern and have received contacts looking for the pattern. This post is just to update and make sure everyone knows that yes, this pattern is available. I don’t know why Google is picking up my old blog post and not any of my more recent ones here or on my regular crochet blog at http://AberrantCrochet.wordpress.com.
You can find this pattern for a crochet spider web and several OOAK ready made spider webs in my store at: http://PixieWorx.etsy.com (finished goods) and http://AberrantCrochet.etsy.com (patterns, hooks, yarn, supplies).
This pattern is completely adjustable, allowing you to extend it to the size you want, up to about 6 feet in diameter. It is also unique in that it can also be used to create a spider web to wear for a costume. You can read more about this pattern and its requirements here: http://etsy.com/listing/82366585/6-foot-spider-web-crochet-pattern.
Christmas Spider Web
I am also working on a crochet pattern for a 15-20 foot spider web for serious outdoor use. It is an advanced pattern using reinforcing stitches there are currently no yarn standards for (hence the delay in its offering). This design is to help produce an incredibly strong web for lots of stress, use and abuse outdoors in trees, etc.. (Things that often wear fibers out.) If you are interested in the more fortified giant spider web pattern, contact me directly.
Etsy Sale from EtsyHookers Crochet Team! 20% off anything in my shop, 5-11pm tonight! http://www.etsy.com/shop/PixieWorx
Red Czech glass 6-Pointed Star Flower Choker - Comfortable Fine Crocheted Jewelry - Exclusive Aberrant Crochet Original Design
I am participating in Red Hot Hooker Night (meaning CROCHET y’all) on Etsy tonight – Wednesday April 28th from 5-11 pm CT.
Flaming Crochet Hook Bag for CLF Book
Gothic Turquoise Crochet Necklace
There will be a lot of sales in the RHHN category and I’m personally offering 20% off anything in my Etsy shop from 5-11pm only.
Not a Joiner - Outrageous Ski Hat
I just picked up the last of my designs from consignment and want to make room for new designs coming out this year.
I’ll be working on loading more into my shop today in preparation for the sale. Working on the photos now. Most of my work are OOAKs, so if you like something get it while you can.
The official RHHN announcement doesn’t go out until tonight, but figured I’d share with my friends in advance so you can plan.
Modified Railroad Choker with Sun Motif - Czech Glass
"Sun Cherries" Squiggle Hat
Help me ring in the new and let your friends know?
Max the Goblin
The Bubblegum Goblin
Spirit Jumpers get discounts for their Spirit Jumps.
"Vail" Ski Hat with a Squiggle
Contact me directly if you are interested in something for a Spirit Jump.
Again, the sale doesn’t begin until tonight: 5 – 11pm CT!
This was a question asked on one of the crochet forums I’m on. Thought I’d share my response here. Feel free to add your input in the comments to help others!
I would say that what yarn you use depends on project and attitude actually. I know everyone has an opinion and there are various camps of thought. But my take is more of a unifier of worlds. I’m a true Libran – I dislike division.
You can crochet with anything. Seriously. And I’ve done it. I’ve mixed all sorts of fibers (some thigns not even considered “fiber”) and broken most taboos out there. And what I haven’t broken yet, I will endeavor to before I die. You can’t focus on being able to see. This is the eternal quip between my grandmothers and I. “But grandma, if you really know how to crochet, you don’t have to see your stitches, right?” It’s our private little laugh between us. But it’s true. I’ve used lots of stuff people didn’t think you could crochet with. But I also find that people get in a rut with fibers because they only use one type of hook or tool. Hooks can make an incredible difference in the variety of things you can create. Certain ones are better for certain things.
Only once have I come across a fiber that I felt was the spawn of satan and that I refused to try again and actually threw it away. Something called whirly-gig. And the monstrosity was difficult to use because it falls apart. Shouldn’t have been called yarn! In my experience, as long as it doesn’t fall apart, it can be crocheted!
I find most yarns do not meet people’s expectations because they approach it either with preconceived notions or one hook fits all approach. And that’s OK. Specialization is important too. Let the fibers speak to you and you’ll figure out how they best like to be used. It’s like anything in life, you learn how it works. All fibers have a personality of sorts and a way they “prefer” to be handled. All you do is just figure that out.
I say take the fear and hesitation out of it and just let go. Get some paint and splash it on that canvas and see what you get.
Setting: I’m working on my latest hat design one night, trying to get all my notes down and actually record the creative process. So, I’m trying the hat on, trying to make sure the shape of the bill is just right and just about ready to make the final snip to tie off. Dear hubby is multitasking – recommending a yellow flower for the side while wailing on the new Fender he just bought. And my dear daughter (11 at the time) is fondling the yarn balls I just snipped free from the hat I’m finishing.
“Oh, I just love this yarn,” my daughter sighs, handling the shimmery lilac one. “That’s mohair,” I say, never missing a moment to teach. All these years she’s always heard me talking about one fiber or another.
But this time, she paused long.
And then my super genius 6th grade but high-school level science whiz tells me, “Ummm Mom, I don’t know what a Mo is……”
So that’s where I stop and nearly choke laughing!
To make matters worse, without skipping a strum, my dear hubby chimes in dryly, “Oh you know honey,” he says to our daughter. “From the Three Stooges. The guy with the hair chopped off in the front. Mo-hair.”
We had a fun thread awhile back at The Crochet Liberation Front group on www.Ravelry.com (a crochet and knit community) about possible Crochet Movie Titles.
These are the ones I came up with – reposted here for your enjoyment! Feel free to participate and add yourself to the fun in the comments!
How to Lose a Hook in 10 Minutes
Last of the Mohair
Hot Yarn and Cold Feet
The Accidental Crocheter
What About Bullion?
Bullion 5 (Babylon 5)
Balls of Furry
Attack of the Zombie Fiber Hookers (John suggested that one!)
101 Things to Do with a Naughty Skein (another John contribution!)
The Cable-Stitch Guy
Cast Away the Sticks!
Chronicles of Intarsia (a technique in crochet)
Cirque du Filet
Clash of the Tritons (a shell stitch)
Code Name: Decrease
Cables Under Fire
The Craft (Hey I like it!)
The Hidden Lives of the CLF
Crazy Shell Dundee
Weaving in Ends
Cross Trebles Make Hidden Dragon
Saving Popcorn Stitch
Star Stitch Troopers
Herringbone and the Half-Close Stitch
The Stitch-hiker’s Guide to the Marquerite (a star stitch)
House of Flying Picots
The Coffee Stain (I know I’m not the only one who has spilled coffee on a project!)
Tapestry C and the Hook of Destiny
That Darn Cat (need I say more?)
Basic Crochet 2: Risk Addiction
The Back Loop Killers
OK I had some fun with this…..!
Filed under crochet, Humor
If you are thinking about selling handmade or vintage, you might want to give Zibbet a look. And if you’re like me and sell on Etsy and have noticed that it seems to be over-saturated, just like eBay became, then you might be interested in trying something at an earlier level – before they get too big for their britches down the road.
I’m picky, but Zibbet impressed me enough this morning to sign up and the basic store is completely free of all fees eBay and Etsy would charge. And it was very simple process to set up, I’d say even a little easier to put a listing together than Etsy is. You do have to have a Paypal account though.
The premium store package allows for unlimited listing and customization. You can try it free with promocode “FREETRIAL.”
Anway, if it helps anyone, especially right now with the holidays – pass the info link on: http://www.zibbet.com/AberrantCrochet/sell.
Added content: Hey – also, I found out they have a referral program. If seven folks sign up for a store through my link, I can get a free premium account. You can too! I don’t know how long the referral offer is good for, so if you’re interested, get it done!