Saturday, January 28, 2012

Crocheters: I Need Your Help!

I want to make these.


I seriously want these so bad. Really bad. I saw them on tumblr,of course, and of course, the original poster didn't include any sources or anything. However, I don't think an original source would tell me how to make them!

I'm pretty sure I can figure out the general idea of making a crocheted pair of these. What I need from my genius yarncrafting friends is: what YARNS and OTHER TECHNIQUES should I use while trying to recreate these? Any tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated! They are so cute and fluffy and perfectly messy and ... the outfit to go with them is pretty mint, too. Thanks everyone!

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  1. Those are lovely!
    From what I can tell they have knitted ribbing at the top and bottom, and garter stitch in the middle, probably knitted on DPNs or magic loop. They had to have been done on HUGE needles too.
    Not sure how it would translate to crochet, though...? :-/ Maybe someone else has more expertise on that! Good luck!!
    - Mandi (www.lifeinbeta.com)

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    1. Thanks for the comment and help! It totally helps me out :) Maybe I can find a talented knitter who could whip up a pair for me in the meantime? :)

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  2. They are ribbed at the top and bottom, and garter stitch in the middle. They do look like they are knitted on rather large needles. I would suggest going to a craft store and find wacky novelty yarns. Whoever made these also looks like they used home spun yarn...thick and thin type.

    They would be fairly easy to recreate in knitting. A basice knowledge of knitting would be required. :-) I have no idea how it would look crocheted. I think the key is the yarns chosen.

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    1. I'm afraid to knit! It looks so hard. ;) Thanks for your help!

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  3. They almost look like they were done on a knitting loom. Some of the leg warmers I have made KIND of look like that.

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  4. THEY'RE SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!!!

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  5. I would prob knit them flat and then sew them up the sides- leaving the tails of yarn. This would be very easy/basic knitting. The yarn choices are fantastic!

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    1. The yarn is the kicker -- so fluffy & pretty!

      Is it easy to learn to knit? I'm so intimidated!

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    2. I taught myself how to crochet & knit! You'll be fine :) I think they turned out great btw

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  6. I absolutely love this combination of yarns!! I don't know how to knit though.. :-)

    www.missmarielouise.com

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  7. Have you ever shopped (On Etsy for example) for handspun handdyed yarn? Thick and thin? Super chunky? Slubby? You will love.

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    1. I don't know where to start! It's a whole world I don't understand. Once I found yarn that I loved on Etsy but it was $90 :(

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