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Avengers: Micro Crocheted Project

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Captain America/Steve Rogers

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Category Crocheting
Type Home Decor
Sizing Other
Style Traditional, Casual
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What materials did you use? Embroidery floss and a 1 mm hook.

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What are you most proud of? Learning a technique that I think I may have invented: 2 colors in a double crochet stitch, made to look like the stitches are all single crochet. However, if someone knows what this is called and how to do it better, PLEASE TELL ME!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be better than me! Improve on my techniques or use better ones (and then teach me how!) Here is some stuff I learned so far: 1) Strands must be carried across in the lower half, not the upper, or else you get segmenting every place you tie it. 2) My style of stitching is different with tiny string (as opposed to normal yarn); the lower half is longer, so I must pull it tighter to make it square. 3) DONT settle for colors that you have if you can avoid it (and I could have avoided it, but made the mistake anyway). 4) If multiple strands happen to end within a few stitches of each other, they can be tied together rather than tied off individually. 5) With this style of stitching, the project WILL have a back, and the back WILL be messy. Unless you take time to clean it up, but since mine aren't going anywhere, messy they shall stay. Single crochet is easier to hide tails and strands. 6) As with all multicolor projects, do not be afraid of tens of working strands but have a spool rack of some sort to keep them organized!

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Awesome!!!!

05/23/2012 Flag

Thank you! :D

05/23/2012 Flag

Wow gorgeous..I really want to learn hot to do all of this! Any suggestions

05/30/2012 Flag

So I just looked at your stuff, and I think you could get it pretty easily. It's just flat double crochet, and working with at LEAST 5 strings at a time, so you'll need lots of patience and a spool rack!

05/30/2012 Flag

ok gotcha.. I started on a tinkerbell blanket.. I'm actually using tunisian stitching instead of crochet. Thought it would give a cleaner edge.. but I love what you have done. Is there a technique you use for changing your images?

05/30/2012 Flag

Honestly I don't know anything about Tunisian, so if it does make cleaner edges, I'll go ahead and learn it! I'm not sure what you mean by changing images...do you mean changing colors, or attaching color patches together? I work them one whole row at a time, so I don't attach patches together...

05/31/2012 Flag

Wow, you are amazing! Are you working on a canvas? To me, it seems that if I wanted to do something like this, I would have to transfer/copy a photo on a canvas for needlepoint and then do it like needlepoint. How do you do this with crochet???

06/06/2012 Flag

It's a canvas of a sort...I put the picture under a grid in a 3D program (because I dont have space for extra papers), and then I work to scrunch my crochet stitches into the square Ive patterned them to be.

06/06/2012 Flag

You are great! This is awesome!~

07/27/2012 Flag

Wow, you are amazing! Are you working on a canvas? To me, it seems that if I wanted to do something like this, I would have to transfer/copy a photo on a canvas for needlepoint and then do it like needlepoint. How do you do this with crochet???

06/06/2012 Flag