Clever Crocheted Accessories book review

Brett Bara has pulled together some really interesting crocheted accessories, clever you may even say, with her latest book Clever Crocheted Accessories (Interweave Press 2012). And just in time for the holiday gift giving season! Well played Ms. Bara, well played!  

Clever Crocheted Accessories

Brett asked me to submit a design for this book and I was eager to jump right on it. She wanted me to do a necklace and since I'm kinda obsessed with crocheted jewelry right now (I'm teaching a class on it at STITCHES West in February if you're interested click here: Crochet Jewelry Class With Drew) I jumped right on the chance. 

The concept was to use key rings connected then crochet over them. Here is what it looked like before the crocheting had started:



And then after:



I very much like the variety of projects that Brett pulled together for this book, and for once the title really does convey what is throughout the book because these designs are indeed clever. Here are a few of my favorites (click for biggy view):



The all-star roster of designers includes Robyn Chachula, Doris Chan, Mari Lynn Patrick, Regina Gonzalez, Linda Permann, Kristin Omdahl, Ellen Gormley, Cal Patch, Pamela Wynne, Linda Cyr, and Vickie Howell.

This description by the publisher sums it up pretty well:

The ideal curator, Brett shares a first-rate lineup of projects. Whether you are a beginner or experienced crocheter, there is something for everyone: hats and caps, including a cloche, porkpie hat, and tam; scarves, shawls, and cowls, from chunky to drapey to snug; eye-catching mittens and arm warmers; delicate lace socks and cozy man-slippers; flirty bags; and sparkly jewelry. Each piece is designed with standout details so that even the simplest pattern has that “wow” factor by showcasing lust-worthy yarn, an unexpected technique, or a fun embellishment. Techniques you'll discover include Tunisian crochet, broomstick lace, and Bruges lace.

Click here for more information: Clever Crocheted Accessories edited by Brett Bara

Here are some accessory books that I've come up with:

 

Giveaway!

And because giveaways are just plain fun, the nice folks at Interweave Press have offered up a free copy of Clever Crocheted Accessories! So to enter, please leave a comment below telling me about the most clever thing that YOU ever crocheted! Be sure to enter your email addy so that I can contact you when you win! Hurry I will be selecting the winner via a random number generator on Friday, November 30th!

 

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  • 11/27/2012 10:57 AM Molly wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a grocery bag collector. I used a hair band for the ends to keep the bags in.
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    1. 11/29/2012 6:26 PM jenn wrote:
      i think the most clever thing ive made and continue to make for just about everyone i know or meet are my cowl hats. very easy very cute and i am often told clever.
      its a hat with a tie at the top that acts like a draw string when you pull the tube closed and tie it the tube becomes a cute ribbed hat with a bow on top. when you untie it and pull it over your head you can wear it around your neck as a cowl. you can also open it just enough for your hair style that day.
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  • 11/27/2012 10:57 AM Jill D. wrote:
    I think the most clever thing I ever crocheted was probably a Betty Boop doll I made several years ago. She was huge and came out looking pretty awesome. Unfortunately I sold her and never made another. Wish I still had that pattern.
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  • 11/27/2012 10:58 AM Vicki wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted? That's a tough one!! Probably clothes for a tiny stuffed monkey that was given to a colleague by our team at work.
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  • 11/27/2012 10:59 AM STEPHANIE NAMAKO wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted was a snowflake blanket for my son. I consider myself to be a beginner crocheter and I was proud of that blanket. Thanks for the free gift giveaway.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:01 AM Violet wrote:
    My brother is a big fan of the old movie Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes. It's a very silly movie. I crocheted a small basket full of tomatoes just for him and whenever he had company, he would throw them at his guests at random.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:01 AM SueB wrote:
    I don't think I would call what I did "clever" but once I created a Mother's Day greeting card using poster board, and flowers that I quilled. I then used pen and ink (real nib style pen dipped in ink) and wrote a message. Finally, I crocheted a frame for it using crochet cotton. I did this about 30+ years ago and my mom just gifted it back to me! I would love love love to win a copy of this book!!!!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:02 AM Kathy M wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was the Christmas ornament that I just gave away. It was done in my favorite organization's colors (blue and gold) and had two gold stripes around it signifying the organizations logo.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:02 AM MonicaW wrote:
    As a knitter turned recent crocheter - the most clever thing I crocheted was a sea urchin looking soap wrap.

    I took the Tangled Happy Star pattern from Ravelry, seamed up four of the points, tucked the soap inside, braided up the sides of the last point, and made a loop of the shower.

    Looking forward to getting my crochet crafty on
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  • 11/27/2012 11:02 AM Jennifer Johnson wrote:
    My son kept losing his retainer case or sitting on it, so I crocheted him and Angry Bird Bomb pouch to carry it in, he can attach it to his back pack or belt/belt loop. No more hunting down the retainers!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:02 AM Wilhelmina Margalis wrote:
    I crocheted a troll or two for a bunting along with some mushrooms.....got to go look for it now.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:04 AM Cathy P. wrote:
    The most "clever" thing I crocheted was probably a pin cushion shaped like a coffee cup so I could leave it on the table next to where I do all my crocheting and it would blend in.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:05 AM Tara B. wrote:
    The most clever thing I have ever crocheted was Mario blanket for my nephew. It was solid color granny squares laid out to make Mario. I did not come up with the design, but it was so cute and he LOVES it! This book looks amazing!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:05 AM Sharon wrote:
    Clever, hmmmm.... At first I was going to put something practical here then I remembered the prosthetic leg I made for my Nellie Belle's (chihuahua) toy. That's pretty darned clever at least for me lol!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:05 AM Albertine wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted is an acoustic guitar and an acoustic cutaway guitar of my own design. I'm working on a teeny tiny one right now!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:06 AM Janice Elbert wrote:
    My most clever bit of crochet was making myself a sweater from no pattern! Amazingly enough, it ended up fitting me!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:07 AM Kathleen Barger-Harbert wrote:
    Clever Crochet: I had fun crocheting a lamb sweater for newborn zombie-sheep (reference the movie BLACK SHEEP)that would keep them calm... something they would like.... so I would be safe when I went out at night to check on them. Since I figured those lambs would be somewhat conflicted, I made it in pink (for brains) and green (for grass) . It was a challenge that I embraced easily since I raise sheep (regular sheep , not zombie sheep... but just in case).
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  • 11/27/2012 11:08 AM Janice Elbert wrote:
    My most clever bit of crochet was making myself a sweater from no pattern! Amazingly enough, it ended up fitting me!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:08 AM Flora Loobey wrote:
    I came up with a cute little pocket sized teddy bear - but I made a slight mistake on the first one. I forgot to give it a mouth. My daughter said to leave it that way because then she could tell it all her secrets and it would keep them since it couldn't talk. Every bear made with this pattern has no mouth and became known as "Secret Keeper Bears" (and yes, the pattern is floating around the webs someplace)
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  • 11/27/2012 11:08 AM Joanne Schaaf wrote:
    I crocheted a TARDIS dress and hat for a cosplay this past February. It was my own pattern and was labor intensive, but the result was alot of fun!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:08 AM June MacGregor wrote:
    I guess the most clever thing I ever crocheted was an afghan that I designed. It was a Texas flag that was the exact legal proportions.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:09 AM roadshow wrote:
    i had no idea i was being clever when i crocheted a slip stitch scarf, but experienced crocheters told me at the time that it was brilliant. go figure.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:09 AM Christina wrote:
    I have only crocheted a few things so far. I think the most clever was a door pull for my father in law. He is in a wheelchair and wanted a string to use. Instead I made a thing crocheted rope with a handle for him to be able to open and shut the door without it breaking.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:11 AM Maria Nobile wrote:
    I have made several coffee cup toilet paper holders and one time a tea cup with tea bag, now I am making a tea set with food for my grand daughter
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  • 11/27/2012 11:12 AM Gail Hogsten wrote:
    I guess the "most clever" thing I ever crocheted was way back in 1972. We were sort of broke, with two kids to buy Christmas gifts for. So I crocheted and sold enough Willy Warmers (yes, they are exactly what you think they are) to finance a great Christmas for our children.

    I even offered to make custom fit ones, providing the man brought his wife with him to oversee the fittings. No takers on that. LOLOL!

    I wonder how many of them are still in existance~
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    1. 11/27/2012 12:38 PM Debby Jeffries wrote:
      gee, I miss the 70s!!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:14 AM Toni Williams wrote:
    Not sure I've ever done anything really clever, unless it's the gazillion paperclip ice skates when I was MUCH younger! Loved making those things.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:15 AM patricia wrote:
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter! So far I would guess the most clever items I have crocheted have been different variations of baby hats.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:15 AM Christal Friend wrote:
    A jungle baby blanket for my great nephew with the animal face crocheted appliques sewn on or maybe my son's Spongebob totebag.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:16 AM Mary Lou Moiger wrote:
    Every year I make Kahlua to give as gifts. Last year I modified a pattern for a wine bag so that I could have pretty crocheted bags for the bottles of Kahlua.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:16 AM Marolee Smith wrote:
    a huge afghan with circus cage wagons you made and attached, and animals that you could put into the cages and take out to play with. Nicest thing was it was a joint effort with my mom shortly after we knitters had learned to crochet
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  • 11/27/2012 11:16 AM Sue wrote:
    Working on a hairpin lace project now. Will see how clever I am in a few weeks...I hope!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:17 AM Karey wrote:
    Most clever? Hmmm...maybe the sushi pillow I made! It turned out really cute!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:19 AM Margaret Stevenson wrote:
    The most clever things I ever crocheted and I crochet them still, are pinwheel potholders.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:19 AM Rosaria wrote:
    The clever thing that I crocheted is a doily made with white stretch cotton! It was one of may first... I was not good, but, thanks to the elasticized cotton, it was perfect! ) And so, it is, after... so many years!!! ^_^
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  • 11/27/2012 11:20 AM Trish Atwell wrote:
    love these ideas. My most creative gift was A crocheted necklace and the pendant was a gutter hook for Christmas lights, very simple to do, It made a really neat swirl design and my girlfriend loved it
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  • 11/27/2012 11:22 AM Debbie wrote:
    This is a hard one. I guess the "most clever" would be clothes for a cupie doll.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:23 AM Gloria Patterson wrote:
    The most clever thing I made was bottomless sandals, when I was a teenager. Now I see them all over! I could have been a contender!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:24 AM Janet wrote:
    When I was younger with really long hair, I would crochet a lock in front on each side. Sometimes it would hang, sometimes I'd pull it back. Yeah- I was a hippie. Still am, but the long hair is gone.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:24 AM Lisa Goldberg wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a beer cozy with a heart.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:24 AM Alma Mejias wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was my first amigurumi Hello Kitty Ballerina
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  • 11/27/2012 11:25 AM Brady wrote:
    I crocheted a roasted turkey hat last year and wore it to the Black Friday sales. Kept up the spirits in long lines!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:25 AM Sheila Staves wrote:
    hmmm...i guess it would be the "ruffle" scarves i like to make.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:25 AM Christi wrote:
    I once made a crocheted belt using a variety of beads and used hemp twine instead of yarn
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  • 11/27/2012 11:25 AM patricia wrote:
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter! So far I would guess the most clever items I have crocheted have been different variations of baby hats.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:26 AM Tammy Hecht wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was custom Pokemon balls for my kids. I took a pattern for a ball that I had from a craft magazine I subscribed to and for my son made a regular red/black/white Pokemon ball complete with a crocheted button on the front. For my daughter I made her a "Master" Pokemon ball because she is a girl (is younger) and the colors for the Master ball were more girlie (purple/pink/black and white) also had a more intricate pattern. I was impressed because I customized both of them and they turned out amazing. I am proud that although ow grown (son is 24 and one daughter is 18) they still have them displayed in their rooms. I think I made them 15 years ago. I think I need to make something equally as cool for my 9 y/o daughter...and since she doesn't watch Pokemon it might be something related to one of her favorite shows. Anyone wonder what they would look like can google image them.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:26 AM Alyce wrote:
    I crocheted a life-size Nibbler from the show Futurama! It was one of the first toys I made and it's not very well done, but it's still my favorite.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:26 AM Tiffany wrote:
    The most clever or crazy thing I ever crocheted was a cover for my leg cast. This was before they had all the neat colored fiberglass tape casts. My cast just seemed so glaringly white and unfashionable... was cramping my style AND my mobility! Last year I made one for my nieces arm cast in a lacy pattern with some multi-color yarn over her hot pink fiberglass cast she thought this was way better than having her friends sign it!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:26 AM Angelique wrote:
    I'm still pretty new to crocheting, though I have a ton of projects, but the most clever thing I ever crocheted was Adventure Time Jake hat (https://www.etsy.com/listing/115683737/adventure-time-jake-hat-can-be-made-in). I crocheted it with no pattern, simply from looking at the picture. My fiance said it was the best thing I had crocheted, at least until I tried the goomba amigurumi.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:27 AM Karen Lowrey wrote:
    The most clever thing I've crocheted is a scarf out of multi-colored potholders that had never been used. I employed The Crochet Dude's Dudesembly method with black yarn and did a one-row picot edge to tie everything together. It's so ugly it's cute, and I get comments all the time!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:28 AM Jean Castle wrote:
    I think the most clever thing I ever crocheted was a tote bag made by crocheting directly from unspun roving
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    1. 11/28/2012 8:17 AM Christeen Jarnagin wrote:
      How do you crochet with unspun roving? Wouldn't it fall apart? I'm curious, because I have a bunch of it that needs to be used up!
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      1. 11/30/2012 7:42 PM Denise Baillie wrote:
        It is possible to crochet with unspun roving - you just have to use a larger hook and use very little tension. Once it's worked into a fabric it is much stronger than the individual strand. I have made both hats and scarves and they are super warm and soft!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:28 AM Debbie D. wrote:
    Everything I crochet is clever!!! :o)
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  • 11/27/2012 11:33 AM Stacy Szczepanski wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted was a lacy shawl that could double as a table runner. Very nice in red. Can use at Christmas or Valentines day. Even Fourth of July.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:35 AM alice berry wrote:
    a large raggy ann doll and cothes for her
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  • 11/27/2012 11:35 AM Lorry Bates wrote:
    It would have to be that unicorn I made and stuffed for mg grand daughter Arden. I told her he was magic because he started out being a pile of yarn....
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  • 11/27/2012 11:36 AM Ann Le Roy wrote:
    I crochet some earrings that when I wear them everyone likes them. I need to figure out a good way to stiffen them a little.
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    1. 11/28/2012 2:48 AM Joyce Armstrong wrote:
      It.s hard to decide, but I decided the fastest clever thing I ever crocheted was cape for my grndgtr. She was going to a campground that had Halloween in june. She had a spiderman mask, and wanted to be spiderman. My DIL didn't have time to find one, so about an hour before she left, I decided to whip up a small cape. Now we all know spiderman doesn't wear a cape, but she didn't care, and she was happy!
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    2. 11/30/2012 7:47 PM Denise Baillie wrote:
      Have you tried commercial fabric stiffeners? I use them for crocheted stars for Christmas ornaments and it works well to help them keep their shape...mind, they don't get handled as much as earrings!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:36 AM Debbie D. wrote:
    I'd like to think everything I make is pretty clever... :o)
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  • 11/27/2012 11:41 AM Jordan wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a necklace with a large columbine flower as the centerpiece, with leaves around the chain.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:43 AM Karen Moon wrote:
    It's a tie for me. I made a potpourri bowl from jeweler's wire and revitalized an old, plain blanket by crocheting snowflakes with yarn and sewing them to the top of the blanket.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:44 AM Stephanie Craig wrote:
    My son wanted a purse (to be like his momma), so I crocheted him an Angry Birds bag. I found a pattern on a blog for a bag that was done in rainbow striped when I noticed it was shaped like the yellow Angry Bird. So I crocheted the pattern in yellow and added some eyes, a beak, and some angry eyebrows. He loves his new purse.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:52 AM Phyllis wrote:
    I'm not clever. But I did create an owl Kindle cover using crocodile stitch. Many people want me to make one for them, but mine will always be one of a kind.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:54 AM Jaime Pierskalla wrote:
    I''m not sure how clever it is but I designed and crochet mini octopus doll for my two year old and he loves it!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:57 AM Joyce Brown wrote:
    I think the most clever thing I have crocheted would be the cape I made my grand-daughter. It has a hood on it that is rib edged, making it stay a little better on her head so she can run around and her cape float out behind her. It also had 'sleeve' holes she can put her hands through.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:58 AM Sharon Erny wrote:
    A few years ago I crocheted a small bag and sash for keys and a cell phone. I attached the sash to the bag to tie around my waist while walking. I didn't want to carry a purse on gym days.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:58 AM MamaChamp wrote:
    Probably my most 'clever' thing was participating in creating a sweater for a tree for our associate art show. Would love this book! Thanks for the opportunity!
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  • 11/27/2012 12:03 PM Jocelyn wrote:
    My mom pestered me for years to make her one of those popular animal hats. But her request was for something quite odd. So, I eventually broke down and made it for her anyway. It was a King Julian, from Madagascar, lemur hat wearing his ideal crown including the dancing gecko. I worked wire into the gecko to make him dance while my mother wore it. Needless to say, she was thrilled.
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  • 11/27/2012 12:09 PM Michelle L. wrote:
    I guess the most clever crochet project was poinsettias. Very fun!
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  • 11/27/2012 12:09 PM Jackie Garrison wrote:
    A friend of mine is a story teller for our local library, and she was reading "Stone Soup" one year and asked if I could crochet her each of the vegetables that are in the story. That was so fun, but then she asked if I could make her a turnip hat for another story she was reading.
    Years later, the library staff still talks about the neat crochet food and hat.
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  • 11/27/2012 12:10 PM Anita wrote:
    I crocheted tiny flowers and leaves and made earrings out of them. Super delicate, and pretty accessories. Also I've used the middle of vintage doilies for earrings.
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  • 11/27/2012 12:13 PM Debora wrote:
    Don't know about clever but when there used to be 6-pack plastic rings for soda did make a number of items using those rings: hot pads, back scrubber/scratchers, etc. Thanks, Drew!
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  • 11/27/2012 12:17 PM Sara wrote:
    The most clever thing I have ever crocheted would probably be some of the jewelry I have made or the baby blanket I made for a friend that had a knit square center that I crocheted around. It turned out really pretty.
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  • 11/27/2012 12:23 PM Deborah wrote:
    I crocheted an afghan that looked extremely fancy and difficult, but it was only chain stitches, single, and triple crochet! It was just the clever pattern that made it look so expert!
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  • 11/27/2012 12:25 PM Susan Bulavinetz wrote:
    Last December my sister called me the day before her son's 3rd birthday party. He didn't want to go outside without his little bear security blanket (he calls it his "wubbie") because wubbie would get cold. She asked me if I could make a sweater for wubbie. I asked her to measure the circumference of its head. I improvised from there. Wubbie got his little sweater the next day and now he's not cold anymore.

    The other clever item I designed is a wine bottle gift bag/tote. I use it to carry wine to BYOB restaurants and when I am bringing wine to my dinner hosts. I started selling them at crafts fairs and online. Everyone who sees them says "how clever!'. You can get the free patterns (2 styles) on ravelry.com. Look for suebeNYC http://www.ravelry.com/designers/susan-bulavinetz
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  • 11/27/2012 12:29 PM Julia B. wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was an Angry Bird. Very cute!
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  • 11/27/2012 12:30 PM Ellen Bloom wrote:
    One of the most popular and clever designs I've ever created is the Spa Soap Coat...Rav link here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Ellblo/spa-soap-coat
    Brett's book looks great! Can't wait to see it!
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  • 11/27/2012 12:31 PM Yvonne Spencer wrote:
    I guess I'm not really very clever, so the most clever things I have crocheted are a coffee cozy and a security blanket for my new puppy.
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  • 11/27/2012 12:40 PM Carol wrote:
    I want it!
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  • 11/27/2012 12:41 PM Debby Jeffries wrote:
    I think the most clever thing I ever crocheted was a vest/harness for my dog, Itsy, when she was a puppy. I kept it for a remembrance. Itsy is 6 now but still gets excited when she sees the thing that meant she was going for a walk.
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  • 11/27/2012 12:41 PM Kim wrote:
    I crocheted a little amigurumi figurine of my best friend dress in a dinosaur suit!
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  • 11/27/2012 12:42 PM Carol wrote:
    I guess if I read the instructions better, it would help. ;-(

    The most clever thing I ever made was a hammock for my fruit. Suspended it with 2 cup hooks under my counter! Makes me smile every time I walk by.
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    1. 11/27/2012 12:44 PM Carol wrote:
      Today is not my day. The hammock hangs under my cupboard, NOT the counter....sheesh!
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  • 11/27/2012 12:44 PM leslie bhardwaj wrote:
    the most clever thing i made was a crocheted airplane out of scrap yarn for my nephew without a pattern to go by ..he still plays with it
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  • 11/27/2012 12:46 PM AC Smith wrote:
    One Easter, when my daughter was about 10, I was looking for something special for her basket. Instead of buying her a new bunny, I took her favorite teddy bear and crocheted him a fluffy white chenille bunny costume, with pink on the ears and paws. Most adorable Easter basket ever
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  • 11/27/2012 12:52 PM Fancy wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever croched was a small stuffed bunny for a baby shower. The clever part is that I was making scarves for a local craft sale, so I made several small stuffed bunny-size scarves so the new mom could change the bunny's look.
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  • 11/27/2012 12:53 PM Alison wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was not so clever, but what I did with it was.

    I beautiful large black doily (I crocheted) is sewed to the back of an old jean jacket.
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  • 11/27/2012 12:57 PM Melissa O wrote:
    I would say the most "clever" thing I crocheted was a Halloween Gnome for my friend's birthday
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  • 11/27/2012 1:07 PM Jackie Watson wrote:
    I once crocheted the wire on a headset and it fixed the problem of sound cutting in and out.
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  • 11/27/2012 1:07 PM Sonia Pereira wrote:
    I'm not a clever crocheter, so the best I've done was a cat bookmark
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  • 11/27/2012 1:15 PM Kathy wrote:
    Clever....? I absolutely love all four baby afghans for my 4 grand-children, they all made me so happy!
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  • 11/27/2012 1:20 PM Linda Walsh wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted is a nice big tote to use as a crochet bag. It was purple and pink, and then it was felted when finished. I used that bag for a good, long time.
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  • 11/27/2012 1:23 PM Melissa Pierce wrote:
    Right now, my biggest seller in my ETSY shop is my Shark Koozie that I wrote the pattern for. Don't know why, but it's super popular!
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  • 11/27/2012 1:36 PM Charlene S wrote:
    The cleverest thing I have crocheted was the owl hats I made for the grandchildren. They were ear flap hats with eyes, ears and nose. The kids loved them.
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  • 11/27/2012 1:45 PM Carol Bromund wrote:
    I guess I'm not as clever as everyone else here, but my most satisfying thing/s I crocheted were for newborn preemie's... itty bitty blankets, booties and hats. Was that "clever" of me? ;0
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  • 11/27/2012 1:45 PM Raquel wrote:
    The cleverest thing I've crocheted is probably a "copy" of Hermione Granger's magic bag from one of the last couple of movies (haven't seen it myself). My daughter sent me a pic asking if I could make something somewhat similar. It was a LOT of work as I created the pattern myself and maybe it wasn't a "perfect" copy but it had plenty of detail and I was proud of it and she loved it, which is what really counts. It can be seen here: [IMG]http://i339.photobucket.com/albums/n470/RaquelJudith/Crochet/DSCF0725.jpg[/IMG]
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    1. 11/27/2012 1:50 PM Raquel wrote:
      Forgot to clarify it was the Harry Potter movie series, specifically "The Deathly Hollows" (went and looked it up...). And here's a pic similar to the one I used as a model: http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQpYngmDjfBHWdnNk5r0TUztjZNvVLP7NkTyk-jAwEm5npSPleIghmNrik-1Q
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    2. 11/27/2012 2:40 PM Raquel wrote:
      Agh! The link to the pic of my bag didn't work, let's see if this does: http://s339.photobucket.com/albums/n470/RaquelJudith/Crochet/?action=view¤t=DSCF0725.jpg
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  • 11/27/2012 1:58 PM Lisa Mitchell wrote:
    Although it may not be too clever, I enjoyed crocheting butterfly magnets for my fridge and I still have them....
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  • 11/27/2012 2:14 PM Cassandra wrote:
    The most "clever" thing I ever crocheted was a granny square blanket. I had NO IDEA how much I would end up using that blanket everywhere. It saved me so many times!!
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  • 11/27/2012 2:26 PM Brianna Asaro Photography wrote:
    I'm not going to lie. Accessories intimidate me! But I think I'm going to give it a go for some Christmas presents!
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  • 11/27/2012 2:28 PM Maggie wrote:
    The cleverest thing I crocheted was a beret that looked like one of my dear husband's beer bottle caps. The Saugatuck Brewing Co's bottle caps are orange/yellow and royal blue/light with a big scripty "S" on them, so I crocheted in the round and came up with a matching hat. I used yellow and orange yarn together to get the right shade, and did the same with a royal blue/light blue combination. I would feel more clever, but I've made 4 of them so far, writing down the pattern each time, but they never end up the same. I guess I'm still an amateur, but I’ll keep trying!
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  • 11/27/2012 2:37 PM Tami Walberg wrote:
    I started crocheting when I was four. I used to make my own Barbie hats and coats because I could use up all the scrap yarn my mother gave me and no one else would have doll clothes like mine. I still have all of them.
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  • 11/27/2012 2:55 PM Sarah wrote:
    I had a phase with crocheted jewelry. I took inspiration from Edie Eckman's Beyond the Square circle and hexagon motifs and stitched them to bangle bracelets for colorful earrings and pendants.
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  • 11/27/2012 2:57 PM LeeAnn wrote:
    The cleverest thing I ever crocheted would probably be the Bruges lace capelet I came up with from 4 skeins of Noro Silk Garden Lite. I wish I could say it was also the most successful, but... not really. Probably shoulda stuck with the broomstick crochet scarf for that yarn, but I was determined to do something unique.
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  • 11/27/2012 3:07 PM paulette fritz wrote:
    I really enjoy watching Brett Bara on tv but miss the program until it starts again. I am sorry that you won't be on it anymore. I have learned so much about knitting and crocheting from the show. I always have at least 1 project going. It helps the arthritis in my hands and I give it all away. Please pick me so I can make something different.
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  • 11/27/2012 3:10 PM Sharon wrote:
    I guess the cleverest thing I've made would have been last Christmas when I spent the year crocheting afghans for both my son and daughter and my 3 Great-grandchildren. My son's was a beautiful Southwest design. My daughters was a field of flowers, my Great- granddaughter's was an afghan with blocks of flowers, my middle Great-grandson was a snake afghan and my youngest Great-grandson, who was a baby at the time, received a thick afghan from his Nana (I used I white skein and 1 soft green) put together in a nice pattern. Best of all everyone just loved their gifts, because they came from me and were appreciated more, because of all the time I spent on each one. It is something that everytime the look at or use, they will think of me, long after I'm gone..<3
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  • 11/27/2012 3:11 PM Annelawlor wrote:
    The most clever thing I crochet is a tea cosy from a roll of red felt ribbon edged with green v stitches aprox 1inch n 1/2wide with a 9hook it turned out fabulous .have photos if you'd like to see it
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  • 11/27/2012 3:11 PM Carol wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a turkey leg hat for Thanksgiving. My daughter thought of the idea and left it to me to make the pattern. Everyone enjoyed it and I have several requested to make more. Wearing the hat will be a family tradition for years to come.
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  • 11/27/2012 3:11 PM Andrea G. aka SpringSplndr wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted would have to be my water bottle/cup holder. It's a mesh bag with a long strap that holds either my water bottle or my venti cold cup. Everyone who sees it says I should sell it!
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  • 11/27/2012 3:17 PM Vicky wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted is, a crocodile stitch bag, for my teenaged daughter (I can't seem to get the picture to copy and paste to this comment block).
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  • 11/27/2012 3:21 PM Emily Furda wrote:
    My most clever crochet item is one I'm currently working on. It's a penguin scarf for a 7yr old. It actually uses an amigurumi type head and a few rows before binding off you crochet into only the front loops. Then after you finish the head you start the scarf part by using the free front loops. Totally seamless & like nothing I've ever seen before.
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  • 11/27/2012 3:26 PM Carolyn Kotlas wrote:
    The most clever thing I've crocheted are roasted chicken legs for a hat I made for my sister to wear when she runs marathons. It took a few tries because I didn't have a pattern. You can see a photo here: http://shoppingmystash.blogspot.com/2012/02/roasted-chicken-hat.html
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  • 11/27/2012 3:31 PM Juanita wrote:
    The most clever thing I've crocheted is a Fishie Plastic Bag Keeper. You feed the plastic bags by the tail and take them out through the mouth.
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  • 11/27/2012 3:34 PM JoKaren Macaulay wrote:
    Most clever - I guess I would have to say either the plastic bag holder or the Nano iPod case with a separate section for my earphones. Actually I think almost everything I make is "clever"...
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  • 11/27/2012 3:38 PM Gail H wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was an infinity scarf for my husband. Didn't even think he would like an infinity scarf but he loved it!
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  • 11/27/2012 3:39 PM Susan wrote:
    The most clever thing I did when I crocheted was a hooded scarf, and that was years ago before it became a rage.
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  • 11/27/2012 3:42 PM Nina wrote:
    I crocheted two red angry birds hats - one for my son and one for his friend - they love them!
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  • 11/27/2012 3:56 PM Tracy S wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was a pair of baby sandals. They were pretty tough to do, but since my friend had enough confidence in me to make them, I had to do them.
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  • 11/27/2012 4:08 PM Carrie Barnes wrote:
    When I was a beginner, I crocheted an american flag blanket. Looking back, it may not be THE most clever thing I've ever crocheted, but I sure felt clever at the time!
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  • 11/27/2012 4:13 PM Lucinda Saue wrote:
    When my granddaughter Lauren was little, I would make her Easter dresses, and matching dress for her doll. As she got older, I added accessories, like a purse and/or hat, with a smaller version of same for the doll, of course! As a baby she had a matching blanket, and as she got older, I adapted the outfit to her age.
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  • 11/27/2012 4:22 PM Sydney wrote:
    I crocheted a king size ripple afghan for my parents. I'm not sure it was clever but at the age of 21, it was quite a feat.
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  • 11/27/2012 4:23 PM Judith Gellerstein wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted is a humongous afghan with a NY Yankees logo in the middle, all single crochet. Nearly 40,000 stitches all told.
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  • 11/27/2012 4:23 PM Susan wrote:
    I tried to post my comment here, but it never showed up.
    The most clever thing I did was to crocheted my very first hooded scarf which has been many many years ago before it became the rage.
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  • 11/27/2012 4:27 PM Mary Ellen Grosskopf wrote:
    The crafty project I did was a swifter cover crocheted in cotton yarn. Works great and machine washable.
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  • 11/27/2012 4:32 PM Samatha Overcashier wrote:
    I think the most clever thing that I ever crocheted was a crutch pocket. I had broken my leg and hubby had to go back to work. I crocheted a pocket to fit on one of my crutches for cell phone, etc. In case I fell or something while I was alone. I continued to use it when I could get around better but still had to use crutches. It was much easier to throw my wallet in the pocket besides carrying my purse when I needed to go get more yarn.
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  • 11/27/2012 4:33 PM Judy Larrington Seefeld wrote:
    A cozy for my water bottle. Really helps keep the drinks cold a lot longer.
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  • 11/27/2012 4:33 PM Judith Churchill wrote:
    I don't usually do clever, mostly useful but I did crochet a giant grocery bag holder for my autistic son when he moved into his own apartment this past spring.
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  • 11/27/2012 4:46 PM Helen wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was the first thing I ever crocheted. It was just a simple bag, but I was so proud of myself for completing it that I love every inch of its badly-made being!
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  • 11/27/2012 4:51 PM Carolyn A Lloyd wrote:
    this book looks great. i was clever once and crocheted a 'chain link scarf'.
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  • 11/27/2012 4:59 PM Tiffany Franklin wrote:
    Most clever thing I've ever crocheted? Hmmm.....I guess a strap that attached to the doorknobs on either side of a door and prevented it from being slammed by my 4year old
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  • 11/27/2012 5:06 PM Shelley wrote:
    I crocheted a cute cloche for my 7 year old niece. A great way to use some yard sale yarn! And I got to tell my husband that, "see, I do use yarn from my yarn stash..."
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  • 11/27/2012 5:16 PM Pamela Fairchild wrote:
    I'm pretty basic but I did make a pair of the fingerless gloves last year.
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  • 11/27/2012 5:22 PM Susan wrote:
    I tried to post my comment here, but it never showed up.
    The most clever thing I did was to crocheted my very first hooded scarf which has been many many years ago before it became the rage.
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  • 11/27/2012 5:35 PM Tammy Churchill wrote:
    I don't think I have made anything particularly clever yet. The only pattern I've ever created myself was for some potholders in a bold, bright, Mexican inspired color scheme for our women's group to include in the door prizes given out at a 'Fiesta' themed women's banquet.
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  • 11/27/2012 5:49 PM MarieAnge wrote:
    I think the cleverest thing I have crocheted is a itty tiny bitty monkey and his little basket as a birthday gift for my sister. It was only 3 cms tall and he folded up into his wee basket which closed with the tiniest of buttons!
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  • 11/27/2012 5:50 PM MarieAnge wrote:
    I think the cleverest thing I have crocheted is a itty tiny bitty monkey and his little basket as a birthday gift for my sister. It was only 3 cms tall and he folded up into his wee basket which closed with the tiniest of buttons!
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  • 11/27/2012 5:56 PM Nancy Jo wrote:
    I'm a newbie crocheter AND a lazy one, so I guess the cleverest thing I've crocheted might be the Booklet Scarf, where three layers of color are hinged like pages on the foundation chain. It was someone else's clever, though!
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  • 11/27/2012 6:00 PM Cathy wrote:
    I think the cleverest thing I crocheted was 550 pairs of barefoot sandals for free people stores. Not because it was that clever but it was good therapy and they paid me!
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  • 11/27/2012 6:08 PM Tammy wrote:
    I don't know how clever it is but I crocheted some animals using a single strand of sewing thread and a size 16 hook. They are very tiny and so very cute.
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  • 11/27/2012 6:12 PM Millie Zeno wrote:
    The cleverest thing I crochet was Cat in the hat
    Hat. It was wacky hat day for my grandson
    and he needed a hat to take to school. So
    I have plenty of yarn so i got busy!

    Everyone in the family tried the hat on it was allot of fun!!! Still have the hat!!!
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  • 11/27/2012 6:19 PM Tammy wrote:
    I don't know how clever it is but I crocheted some animals using a single strand of sewing thread and a size 16 hook. They are very tiny and so very cute.
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  • 11/27/2012 6:21 PM Linda R. wrote:
    My fave clever project was a coin purse I crocheted decades ago using #10 thread. The stitch pattern was simple, but the design called for a metal ring that slipped off the handle & over the purse, closing it. Now if I could just locate the pattern!
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  • 11/27/2012 6:35 PM LC Carr wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crochet was a graphed afghan for my husbands work, they were to raffle off for a sick coworker,I had to make my own graph, it turned out really well and went for $250. I was so proud of myself.
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  • 11/27/2012 7:38 PM Sherray wrote:
    That necklace idea is so clever, Drew! I would have never thought to do it that way! Guess that's why you're the designer and I just buy your patterns!
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  • 11/27/2012 7:38 PM Joy Piepenhagen wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a shawl for my Grandma's 75th birthday. It was my first project, I was 9. Grandma loved it and wore it or carried it with her every day until she died on her 91st birthday!
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  • 11/27/2012 7:45 PM Teri Guerrero wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted was an owl sweater for myself. I made the pattern up as I went along. It is fitted and has a cute row of owls along the bottom and an owl on each sleeve. The sweater is V neck and has sleeves to the elbow. I made it in a lovely shade of gray.
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  • 11/27/2012 7:46 PM Caterina Gibson wrote:
    The most complicated/clever thing I have ever crocheted has to be an amigurumi doll for my daughter, with a dress with ruffles. But I also think it was pretty clever to crochet a pad for the swiffer to clean the wood floor. I actually made it with nylon pantyhose, it keeps the floor very clean and shiny. I hope I can get a copy of this book!!!
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  • 11/27/2012 8:05 PM Mimi wrote:
    The most clever thing I made was a flower when I was extremely sick. I made a few flowers to make me feel better. Although it is not a difficult and complex design (which I made this design on my own), I am still a beginner of crochet.
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  • 11/27/2012 8:34 PM Carrie wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was a bracelet using fashion yarn and tabs from soda cans. I actually still crochet them all the time.
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  • 11/27/2012 8:44 PM Jan wrote:
    Clever? Don't know if there has ever been anything clever in my past crocheting life, but I have always felt most accomplishment when working on charity projects.
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  • 11/27/2012 8:48 PM Charlene wrote:
    The most cleaver thing I crocheted was a wig to wear on Halloween
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  • 11/27/2012 8:51 PM Diane wrote:
    Blessed Mother shawl
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  • 11/27/2012 10:25 PM Jenny wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was a table topper in filet crochet with snowmen and snowflakes that I designed based on a pattern I found.
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  • 11/27/2012 10:52 PM Ellen Gaynor wrote:
    When I was in grade school, I crocheted clothes for my troll dolls. I made up the pattern myself. That was the most clever thing I crocheted.
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  • 11/27/2012 11:25 PM Bonnie wrote:
    The coolest thing that I have ever crocheted was a Cabbage Patch doll back in the 80's when they were so popular that you couldn't buy one. My lil daughter, Erin (who is now 28)loved her & still has her!!!
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  • 11/27/2012 11:31 PM Kim wrote:
    I had a co-worker who always complained that her nose was cold, so I crocheted her a hot pink nosewarmer. She actually wore it...
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  • 11/28/2012 5:43 AM Cheryl S. wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted? Not sure. Maybe the Pokemon stuffie I made for my then 5 year old son. First stuffed animal/character I ever tried and although it's not the "right" yellow color, it still has a place of honor on his bed even though he's now 17.
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  • 11/28/2012 6:12 AM Karin wrote:
    Wow, I have made so many clever things. Clever because of the designers, not me. My favourite is going to sound like a suck up, but the stitches and design used made this a very enjoyable make as well as a great usable item. The POM club August 2010 Bag. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/august-2010
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  • 11/28/2012 8:02 AM Shannon Koth wrote:
    The most clever things I crochet are my coffee cup coozys
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  • 11/28/2012 8:04 AM Dora wrote:
    lets see, I have not crochet in many years. But when I was young I crocheted a bikini and a purse and a super cute little hat that I wore to high school I still have it somewhere!
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  • 11/28/2012 8:04 AM Sue Logsdon wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted were baskets - made from doilies I designed and crocheted in thread - then draped over bowls and I used a sugar starch to stiffen them and then added a crocheted handle. I made about a dozen of them in all sizes for Easter. I was about 12 or 13 years old at the time. (I'm 58 now)
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  • 11/28/2012 8:05 AM Ann wrote:
    I sure wish I had a good answer but really nothing comes to mind....the usual things...but perhaps I can do better!
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  • 11/28/2012 8:05 AM Rita Scanlan wrote:
    The most clever thing I have ever crocheted would be a Smurf hat for my daughter. Too Cute!
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  • 11/28/2012 8:06 AM Becky wrote:
    I'm not sure how creative, but I was hospitalized for depression once and there arts and crafts time had few things to do. Yarn, no needles, so I crocheted a coaster with my fingers.
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  • 11/28/2012 8:06 AM Christeen Jarnagin wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted..... Well, I did make a last minute dress for my daughter's new doll that didn't happen to come with clothes.... TOTALLY free-form, no pattern... and it fit perfectly!
    I also made bracelets out of crochet thread and metal washers. THOSE are cool, and would go great with your keychain necklace!
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  • 11/28/2012 8:07 AM James wrote:
    Since I'm not very creative, I pretty much only follow patterns designed by other people, with minor tweaking.

    However, I wanted to make something special for my son, and he LOVES the Power Rangers series. He's half-Japanese and watches the latest ones currently playing in Japan (GoBusters), so I decided to design a pencil case for him modeled after the Red Ranger. There are 3 main Rangers, red, yellow and blue, so the back turned out looking like the Romanian flag, but the front was designed using a filled-in filet crochet technique that I kind of just hit upon, involving reverse single-chains on alternate rows. Here's a picture of the 2 pieces before sewing them together:

    http://bit.ly/Yqq3kA

    Reasonably clever I think!
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  • 11/28/2012 8:12 AM Stacy wrote:
    Well, I don't know how clever it is, but I thought it was awfully cute! http://boondock-studios.com/2012/09/foxish/
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  • 11/28/2012 8:12 AM Dee Huffman wrote:
    The most clever item I have crocheted is a beautiful matching bracelet & necklace using chipped stones and wire. It came out perfect on my first try and gave me a whole new respect for the versatility of the art of crochet. Dee
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  • 11/28/2012 8:13 AM Josh the Fibear wrote:
    The cleverest thing I ever created was a Tina Turner inspired drag-queen teddy bear complete with wig, falsies, beaded gown, and when you hugged her she sang about ten seconds of "Proud Mary"
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  • 11/28/2012 8:16 AM Arletta wrote:
    A few years ago I experimented with Plarn (strips of plastic bags) and made several totes from it.
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  • 11/28/2012 8:17 AM Amy Desiree Goldstein wrote:
    It might not be the most clever, but my current project is definitely the hardest I have ever done. I am making a bed cover/blanket for the queen size bed in my best friend's new master bedroom. 6 months in and only 1/3rd done, hehe!
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  • 11/28/2012 8:17 AM Melissa wrote:
    I also LOVE crocheted jewelry! The book looks fantastic. The most creative things I have crocheted so far have been my amigurumi animal backpacks. So far I have made a cow, panda, ladybug, frog, unicorn, and turtle - they are all just like stuffed animals only they have straps and the "bellies" are the book-bag.
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  • 11/28/2012 8:17 AM shannon wrote:
    I just recently ventured put from just blankets into "stuff". Every new thing I make is clever in their own way. I made a small TARDIS for my daughter, flip- top mitten gloves for a friend, some reusable swifter covers, purses, hats with beards, holiday decorations, etc. I love finding new patterns! Friends have even started in on my hunt too!
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  • 11/28/2012 8:18 AM Teril wrote:
    The most clever thing I have ever crocheted was a paw print pillow for my son for Christmas two years ago- I found the knit diagram on Rav, then adapted it with hdc & made a blue paw on an orange background (Detroit Tigers). He loves that pillow!
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  • 11/28/2012 8:19 AM Debbie wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted was a wig for Halloween it took a week and a lot of yarn but the end result was awesome
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  • 11/28/2012 8:22 AM Michelle M wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted is a hedgehog, or maybe a turkey hat, or a pumpkin bowl, or one of my freeform purses.... hard to decide (and to be objective, because I think everything I make is clever)
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  • 11/28/2012 8:27 AM Carrie Hulsey wrote:
    I think the most odd/clever thing I made was using pop can plastic rings to make an interlocking woven pot holder. It was quite odd! But cool!
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  • 11/28/2012 8:29 AM Brenda B. wrote:
    I am not very clever, but dishcloths for gifts, are probably as clever as I get!! Thanks for the chance to win this book!
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  • 11/28/2012 8:30 AM Joy Reynolds wrote:
    I'm just a beginner..but i'm working on a tardis afghan atm.
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  • 11/28/2012 8:32 AM Tamara wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted were three water bottle slings - I improvised the design on the way to the zoo, and while the design itself wasn't particularly complicated, it meant all three of my kids carried their own bottles all day! Any parent knows how nice it is to have fewer things to lug around yourself on a zoo trip. I even ended up sharing the pattern on my blog.
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  • 11/28/2012 8:33 AM sheena wrote:
    The most clever thing I've ever crocheted has to be my circular flower cushion, following the pattern took concentration & patience but boy it was worth it
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  • 11/28/2012 8:33 AM Julie Beaver wrote:
    My most clever crochet creation was a hyperbolic crochet model for my math office.
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  • 11/28/2012 8:37 AM Briana Middleton wrote:
    I thought I was pretty creative when I first started crocheting and my 4-year-old wanted a narwhal amigurumi. I found a whale pattern and then made the tusk all by myself without a pattern. So proud! And my son loved it
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  • 11/28/2012 8:38 AM Dori wrote:
    My cereal is soggy. I hate soggy cereal. Winning this book would cheer me up.
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  • 11/28/2012 8:40 AM Pat Hamer wrote:
    Not sure you would consider it clever, but I would say the clutch purse I whipped up on a flight to Atlanta a few years ago. I needed something a bit dressier for a dinner we were going to so I just grabbed some yarn and a hook and shoved it in my carryon...by the time we landed, I was just about done. Still get compliments on that little baby.
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  • 11/28/2012 8:55 AM Julie wrote:
    I crocheted a set of "booties" for a set of dining room chairs. This way they wouldn't scratch the floor, but be easily pulled off to be washed after covered in pet hair.
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  • 11/28/2012 8:55 AM Ching Chen wrote:
    The most clever thing I have ever crochet would have to be to crochet mouse ears on a headband for halloween, and I also made a cute bow. I also made little booties for my friend's teddy bear. I also made a scarf with hand warming pockets.
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  • 11/28/2012 8:57 AM Tania A wrote:
    The cleverest thing I ever crocheted wasn't very clever, but it was one of my first projects that I had to follow a pattern - a scarf!
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  • 11/28/2012 8:58 AM Cyndi Kudelka wrote:
    Every book suggested by The Dude are winners. I moved to Utah and now make scarves and leg warmers more than when I was in So Cal.
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  • 11/28/2012 9:06 AM Julie wrote:
    I splurged and bought some of Caron's Bamboo spa yarn this summer and made up my own pattern for a fancy tank top. Since I did it by fitting it to me as I went, it fits perfectly! It even has enough stretch it still fits over my preggers belly.
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  • 11/28/2012 9:12 AM Katie wrote:
    i haven't created anything clever as i am simply a beginner! HOWEVER i did just finish a nifty little popcorn baby blanket!
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  • 11/28/2012 9:13 AM Kathleen wrote:
    Oh, I would love to win this book. Probably the most clever thing I've done recently is a beard hat for someone for Christmas.
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  • 11/28/2012 9:13 AM Karen wrote:
    I once crocheted a toe ring with a little charm crocheted in. Got raves!
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  • 11/28/2012 9:13 AM Cropperhopper wrote:
    I crocheted a wire and bead necklace without a pattern. It turned out really pretty.
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  • 11/28/2012 9:17 AM Diane wrote:
    Blessed Mother shawl
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  • 11/28/2012 9:25 AM Zelda Pacheco wrote:
    The 3 clever things I've crocheted are my 1st shrug, I'm proud because it was my longest project and I used only cotton. 2nd my owl hat, must complicated, and 3rd my beautiful tops. I feel so pretty when I go out with them on.. Thanks Drew for the contest. XOXO -Zee
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  • 11/28/2012 9:31 AM vanessa rodriguez wrote:
    Never crochet anything clever yet because I am still a beginner..hope to some day!
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  • 11/28/2012 9:33 AM Debbie L wrote:
    I just finished helping my daughter make an 8-bit Mario Blanket from granny squares. We made the background gray and put on a black border. This is the pattern from instructables.com that we used.
    www.instructables.com/id/8-bit-mario-blanket-made-from-granny-squares/
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  • 11/28/2012 9:35 AM Sharon David wrote:
    The most clever thing I've crocheted recently was an ALS support ribbon keyhole scarf. I made it specifically for my elderly next-door neighbor who was recently diagnosed with ALS and is starting to lose her motor function. Not only does the scarf look like the actual ribbon when worn, it's also easy for her to wrap around her neck for this winter.

    I guess that's on the serious side of "clever", but I found it a wonderful marriage of art and function. =)
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  • 11/28/2012 9:45 AM stephanie wrote:
    I'm still new to crocheting but the most clever things I whipped up was probably some hats to look like Spongebob, ninja turtles, repunzel, owls, batman, hello kitty. Everyone likes them.
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  • 11/28/2012 9:54 AM Tina wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted were a series of doilies for my Mom as a Christmas gift. Entitled "Doily-of-the-Month Club", I scoured patterns for a special one to represent each month of the next year. Once a Month she was presented that month's doily. It started with the one for Christmas and concluded the next Christmas. Was a big hit.
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  • 11/28/2012 10:02 AM Fran wrote:
    I was always afraid of trying something new, and always crochet the same afghan. When I saw a pattern of a little dress for my granddaughter, I decided I had to make it for her and was even able to alter the pattern. I was so proud of the results. I am no longer afraid to challenge myself.
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  • 11/28/2012 10:04 AM Katherine wrote:
    THE MOST CLEVER thing I ever crocheted was a lace sweater with no pattern. I use to sew alot so I knew how to make patterns from my head. I won first prize in our county fair that year! Thank you for considering me "A Winner!" Merry Christmas everyone!
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  • 11/28/2012 10:07 AM Katie Hunsaker wrote:
    One Christmas I decided to crochet socks for everyone in my family for Christmas it was fun!
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  • 11/28/2012 10:12 AM Tanya wrote:
    I think the most clever thing I crocheted was a cover for a wireless doorbell so it could be worn on a lanyard for my friend. The doorbell was her way of communicating to her daughter upstairs that she needed help.
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  • 11/28/2012 10:20 AM Paula Archer wrote:
    Probably would be the carrying case I made for my walkman. Added flowers and made it look like a little purse. Had lots of comments
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  • 11/28/2012 10:27 AM Karen wrote:
    I think one of the more clever things I crocheted was a horse halter.
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  • 11/28/2012 10:28 AM Dixie Crane wrote:
    I think the most clever thing I crocheted was a wasteband/armature for creating tulle fairy-princess-style flowergirl dresses for 3 little girls in a wedding party...also a stirling silver wire and swarovski crystal bridal necklace.
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  • 11/28/2012 10:33 AM Shamra Haynes wrote:
    I am still a novice with crocheting so I'm still mastering making afghans BUT I did try my hand at and did manage to make something which is very useful and quite clever (for me, anyway). I crocheted a soft drink cozy with a handle. It's awesome! Put the can inside and hold it by the handle. Oh, and I'd love to win. It would be nice to win something =)
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  • 11/28/2012 10:35 AM Laura wrote:
    I crocheted a baby mobile for my first son's crib! It was little babies, floating on clouds! I wish I still had it!
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  • 11/28/2012 10:55 AM Linda Wright wrote:
    I once crocheted a Scarlet Tangager bird. My son found a hurt one and nursed it back to health. When it flew away he was soooo sad. So I crocheted one for him to remind him of his good deed. I was very proud of him, he was 6 yrs old. My son is 27 now!
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  • 11/28/2012 11:08 AM Ruth C. Roy wrote:
    I crocheted a case for my old iPhone that attached to a matching water bottle sling, so when I did 5k's with my son, my phone was more easily accessible than when it was in my pants pocket.
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  • 11/28/2012 11:36 AM SueBE wrote:
    Most clever? I made my sister a Minion but I've also done fortune cookies and tiny skulls. I love making odd, off beat things!
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  • 11/28/2012 11:53 AM Sheila Owen wrote:
    I think the most clever thing I ever crocheted were socks for my dogs, to protect there paws from the salt.
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  • 11/28/2012 11:56 AM Tonya wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted would be fingerless gloves. I go outside even in the winter to take pics. The gloves keep my hands more warm and my fingers are out to hold the camera and not a chance of it slipping from my hands
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  • 11/28/2012 12:25 PM Helen Stevens wrote:
    The most clever thing I have ever croceted is picture frames.
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  • 11/28/2012 12:40 PM laurie wrote:
    i think the most clever thing i made was 2 sets of false teeth that i crocheted for my dad and fiance. they both loved them!!
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  • 11/28/2012 1:04 PM Gillian McMullen wrote:
    I crocheted a tiny pirate hat and eye patch for my sister's toy lamb.
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  • 11/28/2012 1:37 PM Marissa Heal wrote:
    Most "clever" thing I crocheted was a bow holder/display (Using hemp and yarn) I used it to display the flower bows I crocheted using thin ribbon instead of yarn.
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  • 11/28/2012 1:55 PM Kate wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was the crochet caddy cover from the Big Book of Crochet. It is a cover that fits over a square tissue box that holds and organizes your crochet tools. It wasn't MY clever design, but it was SOMEONE's clever design!!
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  • 11/28/2012 1:57 PM Kate M wrote:
    I would have to say it was the bracelet that I made crocheting over key rings and joining with beads. This seems like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win!
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  • 11/28/2012 2:12 PM Cindy M wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was a Noah's Ark baby blanket for my newest grandson. I did follow a pattern for the ripple ocean, sky, and ark, after that, I made my own designs for animals in the Ark. I had turtles, fish, ducks, sharks swimming in the ocean, several different animals in the Ark, and 4 different birds flying in the air, next to a big sun. I wanted to make the animals fun to play with and touch for the baby, so I only attached them to the blanket at their bodies, and left fins, or legs loose. As a toddler he has played many times on the floor with this blanket, I thought it was pretty neat way to capture his attention. I love crocheting things for my family all year long, if I am the lucky winner I will be very thankful!
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  • 11/28/2012 2:18 PM Julia wrote:
    I made a cat play tube for my brother's three cats. It looked like a giant orange slinky but they still love to sleep and play in it.
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  • 11/28/2012 3:11 PM patricia collins wrote:
    a kitty sling well fringed.keeps my boys comfy and entertained when i'm crocheting
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  • 11/28/2012 3:13 PM Chantelle wrote:
    When my Daughter was a baby and I had just come back to crochet, I made her brightly coloured shapes, she loved them. Especially the red cube!
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  • 11/28/2012 4:59 PM Patti S. wrote:
    I am not very clever at crochet as I have not been doing it long. I am not too good, but would love to try some of the projects in this book.
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  • 11/28/2012 5:48 PM Patti S. wrote:
    I am not very good at crochet yet, but there are a lot of nice projects in this book. I would like to try them.
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  • 11/28/2012 6:26 PM Kathy A wrote:
    Made a sock monkey fob wearing the same hat yarn as I made a hat for my cousin. She got both
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  • 11/28/2012 6:54 PM Dianna M wrote:
    thanks for the chance of winning a copy I live to crochet and learning new things to make seems to be an addiction of mine
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  • 11/28/2012 7:13 PM maggie wrote:
    the book looks great! the cleverest thing i've ever crocheted was probably a katamari, from the game katamari damacy. It had magnets in the end and can pick stuff up just like in the game.
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  • 11/28/2012 8:26 PM Tina wrote:
    I am a beginner at crochet and started with scarves and afghans. But I decided to try my hand at Barbie doll clothes and some hair accessories for my daughters recently, that worked out really well. One of the most clever ones was a headband that has interchangeable flowers, bugs, and other applique type items that my daughters can change to suit their mood and match their clothes by buttoning them on. They love them!
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  • 11/28/2012 9:41 PM Maryann wrote:
    I crochet a cover for my daughter's recorder when she was in 3rd grade.
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  • 11/29/2012 7:40 AM Gayle Torrey wrote:
    The best thing I ever did with a crochet hook was to make custom polymer handles 15 years ago so I could continue to crochet.
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  • 11/29/2012 8:48 AM Jennifer Demiter wrote:
    Cushion covers for sofa cushions that jewels on booty of my jeans ripped. Not your grandma's granny squares style that I'm still working on. Crochet is a fix for almost everything!
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  • 11/29/2012 1:27 PM Katy wrote:
    I'm pretty proud of my MC Escher tessellation messenger bags.
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  • 11/29/2012 1:55 PM Michelle wrote:
    Not very creative on my own. I did a cell phone case once... That's why I need this book!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:40 PM Laura Comas wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was probably the grocery bags I've made from "plarn" made from my local grocery store plastic bags.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:41 PM Nicole wrote:
    Coasters for glasses using Tunisian (afghan) crochet.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:41 PM Beaweezil wrote:
    I'm feeling rather clever about figuring out a mobius cowl yesterday. Now I understand why people become so fixated on these!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:41 PM Selina wrote:
    I crocheted several swiffer cover to mop my floor - no pattern! Saved me a lot of money.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:42 PM Janet wrote:
    An Ernie doll for my son way back when he was three. He's now 33. Wish I had that pattern today, he was really cute!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:42 PM Christina Rogers wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was a sunhat out of blue ribbon. I had no yarn the right shade, and no sunhat for my baby, so I grabbed a roll of ribbon and whipped one out!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:42 PM Dee wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a Zombie hat. My son LOVES Zombies and I made a basic beanie with peeling "skin" some exposed "brain" and an inucleated eye that rolled about as the wearer walks... it was a huge hit with him and his friends. I am now working on a matching scarf.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:43 PM Michelle Cochrane wrote:
    The most clever thing I've ever crocheted...I think that would be the pansy afghan I made for my MIL.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:43 PM Karen P wrote:
    I love the necklace and would love to make all the patterns
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  • 11/29/2012 4:43 PM christa wrote:
    Most clever thing I guess was a blanket with my sons name on it ... inside the stitches. It was definitely alot of work!
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/crochet.by.chrissy
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  • 11/29/2012 4:43 PM Helen wrote:
    I up-sized an iPhone case to fit my daughter's tablet.

    simchasjewels @ hotmail.com
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  • 11/29/2012 4:43 PM Deb Meyer wrote:
    I'm not sure about 'clever' but I have made lovely handbags.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:43 PM Carol Anderson wrote:
    I would say the dollhouse I crocheted, yeah it's pretty cool.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:43 PM LW Intactivist wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted to date was my Jack o'Skellington beanie for Hallowe'en (courtesy of Theresa Soto Lopez on YouTube.)
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  • 11/29/2012 4:43 PM Rochelle Thompson wrote:
    Wow, there are so many talented ladies here!! My items I am most proud of are my graphs, I like creating images within my pieces. The roller skates and skulls being my favorite ones I have done
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  • 11/29/2012 4:43 PM Leigh Ann wrote:
    I crocheted an amigurumi likeness of my husband proposing to me as a Valentine gift.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:43 PM Carol wrote:
    I don't know how clever others would consider it, but I *felt* very clever when I crocheted a water bottle holder without a pattern--on the way to the hiking area. Yes, I got it done before we arrived!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:44 PM diana trejo wrote:
    i wouldnt say it was clever since im still a newbe but i made a baby caccoon and beanie with little ears set for my friend thats having her baby today
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  • 11/29/2012 4:44 PM Kathy West wrote:
    I crocheted a hook case that looked like the Book of Monsters from the Harry Potter series. I also am enthralled crocheting Christmas Garlands!!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:44 PM Monica d wrote:
    Well I'm afraid that I'm very clever at coming up with my own designs --- but I think the best thing I've crocheted lately has been a Yoshi stuffy. It's been such a hit that I've been asked to make another. Would LOVE that book so I can work the clever creations by other talented people.
    My email is:
    monicademoss(at)rogers(dot)com
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  • 11/29/2012 4:44 PM Laura Shadley wrote:
    I crocheted a backpack for myself bc I couldn't find one I liked better.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:44 PM Michelle wrote:
    Most clever? I don't know that it was really clever, but I crocheted a fairly large basket with coordinating blanket inside for my cat to sleep in. She had an unhealthy obsession with sleeping on all of my crochet projects, covering them in cat hair, then chewing through the yarn in spots. Her basket and blankie saved my projects.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:44 PM karen creek wrote:
    For my sisters wedding shower many years ago I crocheted a 'soleless' pair of sandals that criss crossed up the calf of the leg up to the knee... wish I had kept them.. they matched my outfit and everyone thought they were clever!!!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:45 PM Shannon Lowery wrote:
    The most talked about and clever thing I crocheted was for a bachelorette party. I made a lipgloss holder attached to a keyring. It was an explicit body part.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:45 PM Diane wrote:
    I make artisan purses using plarn (plastic yarn) from plastic grocery bags. I add in yarns and ribbons and beads leftover from other projects to make them attractive and one of a kind. Currently, I've started to use free-from crochet to make the purses. I also have a plarn creel in process for a fisherman friend of ours.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:45 PM Rose Marie wrote:
    I wanted to make my little girl something and couldn't figure out how to read a pattern, so I just made up my own and ended up with a cute little dress! That was twenty some years ago. Still have problems with patterns, but have managed to 'fumble through' many 'creations'.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:45 PM Miriam wrote:
    I'm rather proud of a Cheshire Cat themed stocking cap I made. Instead of a tassel at the end, it's his disappearing eyes and smile.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:46 PM Heather wrote:
    I attempted a few amigurumi patterns and then decided that I needed to make my very own minion from Despicable Me. He was a labor of love, but MAN that little minion was awesome. I've made several more since then, in a few different sizes. Now if only I could get them to do my bidding...

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/82339777/crochet-mini-minion
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  • 11/29/2012 4:46 PM Darryl Duran wrote:
    I made camoflouge baby blankets for military parents that are expecting.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:46 PM Sarah wrote:
    The best thing I've crocheted was a snitch bookmark. Not that creative, but it's the best I've got!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:46 PM Cynthia wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever did (decades ago before yarn bombing) was crocheting a complete cover for a cradle for a little girl's doll....
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  • 11/29/2012 4:46 PM Meadow wrote:
    I've been crocheting a bunch of open-work cotton bags for the kitchen. They are proving great for potatoes and onions, and are much prettier than the bags from the store.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:47 PM Pamela Daves-Hixson wrote:
    When I made my first pair of socks then I took the same pattern and made only the foot part to make slippers. I was so proud of myself.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:47 PM Tori McFadden wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a Field Hockey Team. One for each girl, personalized with her number and hair and eye color and a little FH stick too. Even one for the coach.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:47 PM Heather Brown wrote:
    I once crocheted a little halter for my very active toddler son. We were at a hockey tournament and I kept losing him in the crowd, so I crocheted him a alittle halter with a handle so I could keep a hold of him!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:48 PM Tina McLerran wrote:
    Such wonderful designs!! Would love to try them!! Thanks!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:48 PM Hannah Kooiman wrote:
    I crochet everything...hats, scarves, bags, rugs,edgings for baby blankets,edgings for hankies,etc;I make up patterns for edgings, necklaces, but nothing really clever, or extraordinary.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:48 PM Victoria De Marco wrote:
    The most creative thing I've ever crocheted was a sheath for my little boys' toy arrows. He thinks he's Hawk Eye from the Avengers.......
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  • 11/29/2012 4:49 PM JoAnne wrote:
    I think the most cleaver thing I've crocheted is a hammock!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:49 PM Lisa Tulip wrote:
    The cleverest things I've ever crocheted were my little Sam & Dean Winchester (Supernatural TV show) dolls. About 3" tall. Sam is wearing a hoodie!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:49 PM Keri wrote:
    I'm not very clever, so I must need that book! My favorite thing I crocheted was an owl.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:49 PM B. Kieth Cooper wrote:
    Just starting in my crochet career. I am a knot tier otherwise. Am making a scarf for my first project. MY lady just crocheted me a stocking for Christmas goodies.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:50 PM Carol Vega wrote:
    The most clever thing I believe I've crocheted is a "disco" ring. I simply crocheted a band ring from sparkle elastic and bunched up sparkle seed beads on the "top" of the ring so it resembled a disco ball. I'll have to try making that again. It was fun.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:50 PM Tara Broskie wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was an AMAZING blanket for my son's (then) girlfriend. I used black and 6 colorways. Each colorway had three different shades and each square was one colorway. I used black to crochet the squares together and for the edging. It looked like a stained glass window when I was done.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:50 PM James wrote:
    Hmmmm...hard to say. I once crocheted and eggplant coin purse in less than 20 minutes once. But my favourite has to be a My Little Pony amigurumi or a shawl variation on a pattern.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:51 PM Jamie wrote:
    I think the most clever thing I've ever crocheted was a necklace and bracelet set. I crocheted the wire interspersed with freshwater pearls.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:51 PM alecka shaw wrote:
    The most clever thing i've ever made is probably a crocheted hook case. Not very clever but was one of my first projects
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  • 11/29/2012 4:52 PM Cara Louise wrote:
    my most clever thing has to be my 'finger saver' wrap. I have been crocheting so much I was getting blisters where I wrap my crochet thread and was tired or boring band-aids so I designed a pattern for a cute little re-usable finger cozy!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:53 PM Miranda wrote:
    An entire set of angry birds complete with boomerang bird and pig.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:53 PM Nicole Gorley wrote:
    My most creative thing I've crocheted are the granny square pacifier lovies for my youngest son. He would be lost without them! He has 4 he runs around with
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  • 11/29/2012 4:53 PM Christine McElya wrote:
    I'm a new to crochet (less than a year). The most clever thing I've made so far is a clutch purse made of silver glittery yarn with a rhinestone button. I'll be proudly using it this holiday season!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:53 PM helene fowler wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was head bands,wrist bands,and leg warmers for my sister's cabbage patch dolls. They were styling. )
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  • 11/29/2012 4:53 PM Vivian wrote:
    I used granny squares (small and medium) to make a pinafore for two nieces. They wore them with tights and t-shirts. Because they were very colorful squares I put them together with black yarn. The girls had a ball trying to match squares from one outfit to the other.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:54 PM melissa leon wrote:
    Most cleverest thing i made??? Wrist warmers in the theme to the Last Airbender for my niece and nephew.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:54 PM Amy Watson wrote:
    The most clever thing I've crochet was a doll of my boss who is a chef! Along with it veggies and a "gray goose" to represent his favorite drink!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:56 PM Bobbi Collyer wrote:
    I crocheted some adorable cat bookmarks for my nieces. I made two of the patterns from In All Caps and they turned out great!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:57 PM Jenn Schrader wrote:
    The most creative thing I've done is a collection of crochet rings. I've also made scarves that are narrower where you neck goes with pockets/ mittens at the ends of them.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:57 PM Mary Helen wrote:
    Crocheted potholders
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  • 11/29/2012 4:57 PM Tracey wrote:
    I guess the most clever thing I ever made, was a baby blanket with teddy bears made out of granny squares. It was beautiful, sadly I lost the pattern and have not been able to figure it out again.
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  • 11/29/2012 4:58 PM debbie wrote:
    The most creative crochet is a bag bag...you know a bag for plastic bags...
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  • 11/29/2012 4:58 PM Andrea Piantanida wrote:
    I crocheted a purse like pouch with a long handle to wear over the neck.... made with a nice fluffy yarn, to carry the JUG (Jack Russell/Pug) puppy when she first came to live with us. She was only 2 lbs & cold all the time!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:58 PM Rose Lunn wrote:
    I once crocheted spider webs for Halloween with a very thin silver yarn. Laid it over my miniature lilac bush. It was fun!
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  • 11/29/2012 4:59 PM Bernie Inskeep wrote:
    My most creative crochet? Hmmm, doilies...no, a cupcake amigurami......no, a grocery bag holder crochet from recycled grocery bags? Maybe....or beach bags made from recycled grocery bags, or perhaps the tons of afghans! . I love crochet!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:00 PM Robin Evick wrote:
    I think the most clever thing I ever crocheted was a cat bed that looked like a mouse. Adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:02 PM Jennifer H wrote:
    I made a tree-topper sized thread crochet angel for my grandma to keep on her bedside table. The hard part was starching the wings, halo and arms into the proper positions.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:02 PM Trish wrote:
    I crocheted a boot for my hubby when he had a cast and his toes were cold. I was a new crocheter and didn't have a pattern and was shocked at how well it turned out. He wore it for 6 weeks and loved it!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:02 PM kathy wrote:
    I crocheted a Garfield the cat
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  • 11/29/2012 5:03 PM Katherine wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a few skirts for our "Elf on the Shelf". Certainly not the hardest project but I just couldn't see myself spending $12 on a skirt for a doll. Plus my daughters love waking up to see what skirt she's going to be wearing each morning!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:03 PM Liz wrote:
    I crocheted a jack skellington hat and scarf for my daughter a few years ago.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:03 PM Darine Ghazal wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a case for a tablet. It had a flower pattern and was a gift for my sister. She loved it. Now I want one for me!!!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:03 PM Theresa Wiza wrote:
    I love crocheting necklaces, though I've mostly been crocheting hats (for Crochet for Cancer) and scarves.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:04 PM Lizeth wrote:
    The most clever thing that I've crochet would have to be a book cover with a book thong attached to it. I crochet vinyl to the inside of the book cover so it would not be bulky. Added a button so the book would stay closed in my bag. The attached book thong made it so easy for me to never lose my place (or my bookmark). It was the very first thing that I made without a pattern and I'm very proud of it.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:05 PM Laurie Love wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was hats for young cancer patients using a stitch I accidentally created that made the hats smooth inside. Their poor little bald heads are hypersensitive after chemo, and everything hurts them, especially lumpy yarn stitches. These hats were very soft and smooth and amazing.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:05 PM Erwin Goodwin wrote:
    Love the book! Love he designs! Can't wait to hook a bunch of them.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:06 PM Krystena Hayes wrote:
    I'VE ONLY BEEN CROCHETING FOR ABOUT 8 MONTHS. THE MOST CREATIVE THING I'VE MADE WAS I TURNED A COWL INTO A TOTE BAG.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:07 PM Kari Holtz wrote:
    I crocheted an apparatus to aid in cleaning our hunting rifles.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:07 PM Susan wrote:
    Is a cowl I am making now for a lady, that also has a hood. No charge for her because it's for her daughter who had brain surgery to remove a tumor. Now when she goes outside her head and face get cold soooo maybe not so clever but it will be put to good use. (:
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  • 11/29/2012 5:07 PM Sheryl Hendricks wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted is doll clothes. a lot of doll clothes. I use my own design as I go along. No patterns used in my clothes. I love making them. I have also made some pretty clever hats.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:07 PM Dee wrote:
    The coolest thing I ever crocheted was a thread rosary for my Great Grandma. She still uses it.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:08 PM BrendaG wrote:
    The most clever thing that I've crochet is a chemo cap that I donated to my church group, 'Yarning for Others'.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:11 PM Kaja wrote:
    The most clever thing I made was probably candy cane striped mittens for my daughter. She hated the bulky goretex mittens egen show was three. So she pulled them off. Not a wise decision when it is in the zeroes. But she loved my wool mittens and always wore them!

    She still loves anything made with yarn!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:11 PM Dawn D wrote:
    The cleverest thing I ever crocheted was a tote bag out of used plastic grocery bags. A clever idea that turned out to be a lot of work, and hard on the hands. But, once done, a perfect bag for taking to the beach or pool! Worth the effort, for sure!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:12 PM Elizabeth Arias wrote:
    It was actually a little detail that I added to the inside of a monkey hat pattern to make pulling the sprout of hair through the top of the hat easier
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  • 11/29/2012 5:12 PM Kaja wrote:
    The most clever thing I made was probably candy cane striped mittens for my daughter. She hated the bulky goretex mittens egen show was three. So she pulled them off. Not a wise decision when it is in the zeroes. But she loved my wool mittens and always wore them!

    She still loves anything made with yarn!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:13 PM Judi Ames wrote:
    I've only crocheted from patterns; I don't consider that clever on my part...but the cleverest thing I ever crocheted were some Tootsie Pop angels for last years Christmas observance at my husband's Knight Templars inspection...last year's first Lady (her huby was Grand Commander for Michigan) loves those Tootsies, so I made one 'special for her with 2 kinds of yarn, one sparkly and one baby yarn--it was really cute...and I included the remainder of the pops in the bag for her, after I used the others for the other ladies' gifts...it was fun!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:13 PM Niki Mattes wrote:
    I made my own curtains, and clothes and even handbag
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  • 11/29/2012 5:13 PM Bunny Hartmann wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted/created is "stump" cover for my 86 year old father after he had his leg removed. He picked out the colors (blue and brown). Made him happy that he had something soft.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:13 PM Patricia Green wrote:
    I'm relatively new at crocheting, but the most clever thing I've crocheted so far was a amigurumi teddy bear. Great giveaway! Thanks.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:13 PM tere wrote:
    the most clever thing I crocheted was a choker to fit my neck with a flower on it...
    tere in california
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  • 11/29/2012 5:13 PM Leslie wrote:
    I crocheted 12 small teapots for ATC cards. Not very clever, as I lost all feeling in my fingertips. They were really cute though.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:14 PM Alexis wrote:
    The most clever thing I've crocheted so far is the "Java Jammie" coffee cozy by Vashti Braha. I had a hard time with it, but I love it and use it so often that the baristas at the coffee shop know not to give me a cardboard sleeve.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:15 PM Mary R. wrote:
    "Hot Hands" for my cast iron skillets. When learning to crochet about three years ago, they were my first project (no pattern). I free formed a few, and I use them every single day!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:15 PM Diane wrote:
    The most "clever" thing I've crocheted thus far is these cute little flowers that I attached to a head wrap for an infant. I just downloaded patterns for bracelets, a necklace, a dog leash and a poncho...which I can't wait to start on after I get the yarn! Yay!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:17 PM Kelly wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a full Mario brothers play set for my kids for this Christmas. Good guys, bad guys, power ups and more. I can't wait til they can open /see/ play with it!!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:17 PM Lauri Bosman wrote:
    Actually, I crocheted a necktie for my brother in law. I saw a pattern in the Creative Workshop series of books and I thought it'd be simple and quick. So there you have it.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:18 PM Jackie wrote:
    The cleverest thing I crocheted was a small drawstring bag to hold soap slivers.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:19 PM bonniebeth wrote:
    The cleverest thing I ever crocheted was actually the simplest. I am a custodial grandmother and my two young grandson were getting ready for school when we realized it was St. Patrick's Day. They have a school uniform policy so a green item of clothing was out of the question. I hurriedly crocheted two green chains and fashioned them into necklaces. Now it has become a tradition and they ask me to crochet another green chain each St. Patrick's Day!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:20 PM Lisa Miller wrote:
    Would have to be the catnip sardines I made for my cat. She loves to attack them and throw them across the room, usually hitting my husband. Good thing (for him anyway) that they weigh next to nothing.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:20 PM Liz fox wrote:
    I had to crochet a clasp for a broken necklace. My friend was in her wedding dress and the crocheted necklace snapped. I got it back together with a silver twist tie. It held up for the ceremony and reception!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:21 PM esther dodson wrote:
    crocheted roller skate booties for my daugher still rank as my fave clever crochet.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:22 PM Ariel Gimondo wrote:
    one of my most creative crochet projects was a rainbow checkered blanket. Ravelry/twitter- knittingtrex
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  • 11/29/2012 5:22 PM Georgia wrote:
    The most clever thing that i crocheted was a scoodie..Is a scarf with a hoodie...
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  • 11/29/2012 5:23 PM Leslie wrote:
    I am a crocheting newbie so nothing terribly clever yet. I did make a little sweater for my Yorkie, which I'm quite proud of, though!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:24 PM David wrote:
    `still quite a noob, but I was playing around and made a "5 +1" square out of cotton. 5 stitches x 5 rows square at the center, then added one stitch on the end of each corner in the round.. the resulting corners "curved" pinwheel-ish on the finished square yet overall borders were still 'square'. it was cool to me, anyway- :b
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  • 11/29/2012 5:24 PM Janet Sall wrote:
    I would have to say that the necklace my grandmother helped me make by crocheting tiny beads together is the cleverest item I've ever crocheted. We didn't finish it, and it sat in a box for 32 years. When I found it, I finished it and it's actually back in style!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:24 PM Nicole M. wrote:
    The most clever thing I have ever crocheted is and LSU hat that I made all these little strips for so that I could have block letters!!!! Haha this was before I could read patterns
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  • 11/29/2012 5:24 PM Terri wrote:
    I would have to say the most clever thing I've crocheted is a tote bag for my iPad so it wouldn't get scratched inside my big purse. And now I look forward to crocheting all the clever things in the book.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:25 PM Lindsey Knitter wrote:
    The cleverest thing I have ever crocheted was probably the mittens and shoe covers with big claws to match my 2 year old's dinosaur costume.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:25 PM Cindyt Stiles wrote:
    I took a picture of the 88 on Dale Earnhart's car and crocheted my nephew an afghan for Christmas several years ago. I love turning pictures in crochet art.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:27 PM Natalie M. wrote:
    I'm looking for clever things to crochet, so I need this book!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:27 PM Megan wrote:
    My most clever project is the tapestry crochet hot pad and potholders set I made to match my sister-in-law's chili pepper kitchen curtains.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:28 PM Mary Kag Rice wrote:
    As I'm really just getting into crocheting on a larger level. J would have to say the most clever thing I've crochet was big ruffley bed dolls.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:28 PM Melissa wrote:
    The cleverest thing I've ever crocheted was an Ahsoka Tano headpiece for my younger daughter's Halloween costume. It also doubles as a neat beanie that she can wear all winter!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:30 PM Kaye wrote:
    A potholder, not too clever but best I could do.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:30 PM Sue wrote:
    My most creative project was a shawl that I made back in the 1970's. The creative part wasn't the shawl itself, but rather, it was that I crocheted most of it by candlelight after a hurricane!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:31 PM Nina wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was glow-in-the-dark stars. OK, so the stars weren't that clever, but the yarn sure was!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:31 PM Jill wrote:
    I made a slouchy hat for my teenage son-but my daughter wears it too!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:32 PM ingriet wrote:
    nothing yet... i'm 51 years young, a totally newbie on crocheting, just started to learn it 2 weeks ago.
    but determined to master it
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  • 11/29/2012 5:32 PM mike stolzman wrote:
    The most creative thing i have made so far is a puff stitch hat with a large flower on it
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  • 11/29/2012 5:33 PM Mary Ann Von Aschen wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was a Noah's Ark bag with the animals inside.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:34 PM Denise wrote:
    I have been crocheting for yrs and have been enjoying lots of the post here,but I love the Saturday cap.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:34 PM Corrie Garrison wrote:
    I had a vivid dream and was inspired to crochet "Corny Carl" using a reversible Tunisian stitch and rolling/folding the piece to look like an ear of corn with silk tassels. Carl won first place and my first theme ribbon at our "Corn to be Wild" Alaska State Fair.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:35 PM Leonie wrote:
    My favourite creation is the supermarket bag holder I crocheted out of supermarket bags
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  • 11/29/2012 5:35 PM Suzette Clayton wrote:
    A bath puff that pulls together for the scrub and unties, and falls flat to dry out till the next time! Great gifts!
    Has to be cotton yarn....
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  • 11/29/2012 5:36 PM Angela wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever created was a seat belt cover for my neck. I was taking turns driving cross country and just couldn't stand it on my neck and chest so I stopped and got some soft rainbow variegated yarn and got to work. Turned out GREAT!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:38 PM Monika wrote:
    Gosh, I wish I were as creative as some of these folks... a barbie dress for my daughter one Christmas.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:38 PM pdxWoman wrote:
    The most creative thing I ever crocheted is Chalchihuitlicue, the Aztec water goddess who kept us people all alive the last time the world came to an end... she turned us into fish when the world flooded at the end of the fourth epoc. Now that the fifth epoc is about to end, I figured she'd be good to have on hand

    www.ravelry.com/projects/pdxwoman/chalchihuitlicue--aztec-water-goddess
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  • 11/29/2012 5:39 PM Veronica wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crochet was my first crocheted sweater. It won me a blue ribbon and purple rosette at the Georgia National Fair. But I am not fond of how it looks on me. I find that funny.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:39 PM sue wrote:
    I still have goals, one of which is to be clever...
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  • 11/29/2012 5:39 PM Kathy Rogers wrote:
    In crochet, I've mostly done afghans- which isn't terribly clever... But when I was a kid and just learning crochet I would take my horribly misshapen swatches and turn them into wrap dresses for my barbies.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:40 PM Crystal Wood wrote:
    The cleverest thing I ever did crochet wise was register for my first crochet classes as a Christmas present to myself. I'll be learning right after the holidays!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:40 PM Michele wrote:
    I actually only knit, but I always see so many wonderful crochet patterns....if I win I will finally get to teach myself to crochet!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:41 PM Debby Manette wrote:
    I've crocheted several water bottle holders, which come in very handy, though they stretch fairly easily.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:41 PM Mirjam wrote:
    I'm from The Netherlands, so I don't know if I may enter this give away, or if it's only for people from your country. But I still wanted to leave a comment

    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was the first thing I ever made, a baby blanket for my sister's baby-on-the way. Not a realy original thing, but it was a big big job for a first-time-crocheter
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  • 11/29/2012 5:41 PM Mary wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was a quick strap for my father, to keep a pillow case over his leg after he had surgery on a torn hamstring... I had yarn and he needed something quick!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:42 PM Joy wrote:
    My most clever thing was a baby blanket for my daughter, flower center granny square type. I still have it. I love to try new patterns & this book looks awesome.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:42 PM Linda E. wrote:
    Thread crochet is my first love. I took a pattern and form for a miniature crochet shoe purchased over 20 years ago and reworked it into a cute rendition of Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers from Wizard of Oz, glittered, stiffened, complete with a bow of my own design! I've made several hundred pair--some have ended up on birthday cakes, Christmas trees, purses, window sills as a ring holder......
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  • 11/29/2012 5:42 PM Mary wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was a quick strap for my father, to keep a pillow case over his leg after he had surgery on a torn hamstring... I had yarn and he needed something quick!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:42 PM Kim wrote:
    So far, it would have to be a reindeer ornament.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:42 PM Donna wrote:
    A wig for a Star Trek costume.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:44 PM Bonnie Jensen wrote:
    Most clever thing I ever crocheted was a cover for a hockey helmet for my husband, I made it with feltable wool and he still uses it. I know thast is is proud of me not being afraid to try anything.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:44 PM Marianne wrote:
    A snowflake!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:44 PM alice berry wrote:
    lARGE SANTA HAT FOR cHRISTMAS TREES.....SOLD MANY LAST YEAR. iT WAS FUN AND THE KIDS LOVED THEM
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  • 11/29/2012 5:45 PM Shirley Berger wrote:
    Well, I guess mine would have to be a hot pad... We went camping and as we were getting ready to start cooking, realized we didn't have any with us. We had one of those percolator coffee pots, so a hot pad was very much needed. Thankfully, I had thought to bring some yarn and hooks along for the trip!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:45 PM judy wrote:
    I have been following you since maybe 2003-4 when you first started blogging about crochet, I remember the pix of your first granny square....I'm glad to see how far you have come!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:45 PM Dvora G wrote:
    The most clever thing I made was a fab infinity cowl. I wear it all the time!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:46 PM Sharon wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever made was a very large oval lace tablecloth for my daughter for her upcoming wedding. I ended up getting grand champion at the county fair.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:46 PM Danielle wrote:
    The most clever thing I made....well it was clever at the time. I crocheted a Christmas tree skirt. I had not been crocheting very long at the time. A friend of mine gave me a book of crocheted rugs and I converted one of the patterns so that it had a slit down one side to fit around the base of the tree. That was more than a decade ago...at the time I was quite proud of myself. I still use that tree skirt today
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  • 11/29/2012 5:47 PM Danielle Dromm wrote:
    The most cleaver thing I crocheted was a pink octopus with a cowboy hat! I knew how to work in rounds but figured out how much I needed to do to make his cute body and legs. 8 legs is a lot to fit!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:47 PM Tracey McDowell wrote:
    I had a friend whose daughter wanted to keep her pet chicken in the house but they knew it would poop. So I got online and found out they made chicken diapers for this. So out of peaches n cream cotton, I crocheted a chicken diaper (looked more like overalls) and of course it was cotton so it was washable!!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:47 PM Johann Mitchell wrote:
    I mostly use crochet in connection with my knitting to add dynamite details like picot edging, etc. I LOVE that necklace!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:47 PM Jenny wrote:
    It's not really clever but I would have to say socks. Those were definitely the hardest thing I've made so far.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:50 PM Karri T. wrote:
    Most clever thing I ever crochet...hmmm.. probably the star shaped blanket for my youngest daughter. Made it with no pattern.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:51 PM Laurie wrote:
    I recently crocheted towel holders for the kitchen towels, keeps them in place better than a crocheted towel topper!
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  • 11/29/2012 5:51 PM Shirley wrote:
    A few years ago I wanted to see JUST how tiny I could make my crocheted roses. Using a hook I made by filing off the side of a sewing needle and a spool of sewing thread, I made the most adorable tiny roses ever. But, I had no idea what to do with them. They were a perfect fit for some earring posts I had on hand. I epoxied the roses on, and they were SO CUTE! I gave them to my mom for her birthday; just last month she mentioned that she still wears them on occasion.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:52 PM Jaime wrote:
    I once crocheted a color changing baby blanket buy holding together 2 different colors of yarn at the same time. I would change only 1 color at a time to get the effect of each color slowing fading into another. Everyone loved it.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:53 PM Jeannette wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted is a beaded suncatcher. It is a pineapple pattern with beads and tied on to a metal ring. My aunt told me she has hers that I made her almost 20 years ago.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:54 PM Dena Knox wrote:
    My most clever crochet project was probably a crocheted toy baking set for my nieces complete with "wooden" spoon and a spatula.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:56 PM Micki wrote:
    The most clever thing...... Would have to be the 2 clothes pin holders I crocheted out of old VCR tapes (LOVE re-purposing) .... They were great... weather proof, no fabric to mold or mildew out in the weather, no sun fading of your pretty floral fabrics, didn't wear out on the corners like fabric ones do. Left them at my old place when i moved !
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  • 11/29/2012 5:58 PM Julia Ministeri wrote:
    I made a raggedy Ann doll, I was going to make Andy, too, but was worn out, lol.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:59 PM Julia Ministeri wrote:
    I made a raggedy Ann doll, I was going to make Andy, too, but was worn out, lol.
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  • 11/29/2012 5:59 PM Crystal Custer wrote:
    The most clever thing I have ever crocheted was a recent thing. I crocheted a beer cozy with a tie on the top to fit different sized bottles. It also has a vertical row of buttons. Along with the cozy I crocheted a thick mitten. The mitten can be attached to the beer cozy with the buttons! That way you can enjoy a cold beer in the winter and keep your hands warm!!
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  • 11/29/2012 6:00 PM Sherry wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a cast cover for a dog!
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  • 11/29/2012 6:02 PM Diana wrote:
    I crocheted a Couch dress once.........No, I'm joshing. Although, I did crochet a tissue couch and it is a (clever project) I did indeed crochet one for each of my family members.
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  • 11/29/2012 6:03 PM Crystal Custer wrote:
    The most clever thing I have ever crocheted was something I created recently. It is a crocheted beer cozy with a tie top to accommodate different sized beer bottles and a row of vertical buttons on it. Along with the beer cozy I also crocheted a thick mitten. The mitten attaches to the beer cozy by the buttons. That way you can drink a cold beer in the winter and keep your hands warm at the same time!
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  • 11/29/2012 6:04 PM Debbie wrote:
    The "most clever" thing I ever crocheted was last winter. I crocheted a mixed yarn of blues and browns, the clever part was that I made it for a giant! Looking to give it away to the tallest man in the universe! .
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  • 11/29/2012 6:14 PM Cheryl LaVorgna wrote:
    The most clever thing I think I crocheted was a string of christmas lights, my nephew and grandkids just love them!
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  • 11/29/2012 6:15 PM Shannon Adams wrote:
    I made a pink princess crown for a little girls first birthday. I made my own pattern too!
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  • 11/29/2012 6:17 PM Mai Zahn wrote:
    The cleverist thing I crocheted was a katamari ball (based on the game katamari).
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  • 11/29/2012 6:18 PM Emily wrote:
    I crocheted and felted skulls, as wedding favors. I got married on Halloween.
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  • 11/29/2012 6:22 PM Tiffney wrote:
    I'm a new crocheter and I made an amazing pair of mittens. Hoping to get a bit more clever as time goes by.
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  • 11/29/2012 6:23 PM Karla wrote:
    The Na'vi (Avatar) wig for my then 5 year old daughter's Halloween costume! The wig took many hours to make, since the design was improvised, but she received rave reviews for her costume.
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  • 11/29/2012 6:26 PM Suzanne wrote:
    Well...remember when one of the Yankees players wore a gold thong to get out of a slump? and shared that thong with his team members? My friend is a Yankees fan and has a Yankees beanie bear. I made a gold thong for the bear!!
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  • 11/29/2012 6:27 PM Kelli Clutts wrote:
    The closest thing to clever would be barefoot baby sandals.
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  • 11/29/2012 6:27 PM Rosemary Chapman wrote:
    Many, many matching bathroom sets for my mom - rug, toilet seat cover, and tissue covers. The first time mom opened a set, she saw the tissue cover first which had a large flower on the top in a bright pink. She thought it was a hat and tried it on. I guess you had to have been there, but it was hilarious!
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  • 11/29/2012 6:29 PM Joyce T wrote:
    I'm not very adventurous in my crocheting, but I've seen some animal toys I'd like to try.
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  • 11/29/2012 6:30 PM Linda Foltz wrote:
    The most clever thing I've crocheted was a throw that was a combination of crocheted scenes of my and my best friend's adventures. These included a crocheted sangria bottle, a beach with a sunset, a bicycle (she biked cross country one summer) and other things that had meaning for us.
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  • 11/29/2012 6:30 PM Susan Landis wrote:
    I made "ear socks" by crocheting circles onto covered rubber bands (pony tail holders). They hang on your ears to keep them warm and no headband required.
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  • 11/29/2012 6:31 PM Lord Plonkington wrote:
    My 'Toolkit' Story.
    So I taught myself to crochet from books from the local library. It took me ages (about six months)and multiple borrowings to get my head around it and my fingers to do what I wanted them to.
    I finally made a basic button up pouch project from a kids crochet book out of single crochet(US).
    Later I created my own pattern and pulled apart the seams to create my current toolkit, a roll containing hooks, pins etc, which continues to evolve in small ways(You can see the current incarnation in my FB photos, please do).
    It is my clever, my determination, my creativity and my happy all in one.
    Now I am unstoppable!

    I have loved reading these postings. Well done everyone.
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  • 11/29/2012 6:31 PM Debbi wrote:
    I crocheted a double "D" boobie coozy for a soda can as a gag gift for a Christmas party last year. It was a big hit!!
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  • 11/29/2012 6:32 PM MaryBeth Breslin wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was a cat toy with lots of strings hanging from it. I hoped it would keep the cats busy, and not as interested in what I was crocheting. Didn't work! ;o)
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  • 11/29/2012 6:33 PM Kristin Abdo wrote:
    I think the most creative things I have crocheted are baby and children's animal hats and also cupcake and owl purses.
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  • 11/29/2012 6:36 PM Diane wrote:
    I once crocheted an owl that needed a lot f help!
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  • 11/29/2012 6:38 PM Cris wrote:
    I would have to say the butterfly pillow I made for my mom one Christmas. She loved it because I made it and because she loves butterflies!
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  • 11/29/2012 6:38 PM Chelsea wrote:
    A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle hat. It was clever for me because it was my first attempt at crocheting a project by a picture, no pattern.
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  • 11/29/2012 6:44 PM KeptWench wrote:
    I once crocheted an eyeglass holder, the long thin kind like the little old ladies wear that attaches to the earpieces. Except mine was crocheted in rainbow multicolor yarn. Who says Red Heart is useless? It worked GREAT. XD
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  • 11/29/2012 6:45 PM Dawn wrote:
    I think the most creative thing I've done is a pouch for my wallet and cellphone and such when I need to use my crutches. I'm not at all creative!
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  • 11/29/2012 6:47 PM Priscilla wrote:
    I crocheted a pineapple doilly inside a larger brass ring. The pineapples were beaded with gold colored glass beads. It was a sun catcher to hang in the window. This was the most clever thing that I ever crocheted. I thought it was lost since I crocheted it when I was 16. I recently found it on a visit home.
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  • 11/29/2012 6:47 PM Michele Crocker wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was a sock monkey motorcycle helmut cozy, in purple for my BFF when she got her Harley
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  • 11/29/2012 6:52 PM Mary wrote:
    ...strange answer, but he most "clever" thing I ever crocheted with a lap-afghan. Explanation: I tried crochet for years, never could do it. Then I gave it one more shot, and did it! So I've made big, granny square lap-afghans! Clever!
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  • 11/29/2012 6:53 PM Jennifer wrote:
    A cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and onions. I also made my daughter a pokeball that actually opens that she used for Halloween that she was able to put a McDonald pokemon toy in.
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  • 11/29/2012 7:01 PM Roxie wrote:
    love to crochet new book new stuff is fun....
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  • 11/29/2012 7:02 PM Carrie E. wrote:
    So far, it's mostly been scarves and blankets, nothing really creative, but still fun!
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  • 11/29/2012 7:03 PM Kelly wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever made was more in the delivery. I was at a semi-drunken get-together messing with some yarn when someone joked I should make a bow-tie for the cat. 15 minutes later there was a very dapper kittycat in the room!
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  • 11/29/2012 7:04 PM Carrie E. wrote:
    So far, it's mostly been scarves and blankets, nothing really creative, but still fun!
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  • 11/29/2012 7:05 PM Judy wrote:
    I guess the cleverest thing I ever crocheted was a replacement brow band for my horse's bridle. It broke at a horse show, and luckily I had crocheting supplies. After that, I went on to crochet a full bridle and halter...just to be silly. (this was over 35 years ago!)
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  • 11/29/2012 7:07 PM Vikki wrote:
    I crocheted finger puppets (amigurumi style) for all the actors in my husband's production of "The Rocky Horror Show" so each actor got their character - too bad I was working on them until the very last minute, so I never got a photo of them
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  • 11/29/2012 7:11 PM Jacqueline Early wrote:
    one of my clever ideas was a shrug made with the scraps of several different bulky yarns...I work both sides at the same time joining in the back with a pretty joining stitch.. it was great and I wish I still had it.
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  • 11/29/2012 7:12 PM Liz wrote:
    The most clever thing I've crocheted would be a pair of slippers when I was watching a tv program while visiting Poland when I was 11
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  • 11/29/2012 7:15 PM Debra wrote:
    Love the book, especially that cool hat pictures

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  • 11/29/2012 7:18 PM Melissa wrote:
    The most clever thing I've crocheted was a grocery bag that folds down, then tucks into the pocket as the pocket is turned over the bag.
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  • 11/29/2012 7:19 PM Martha Sobolow Friedman wrote:
    I needed a place to keep earrings, so I took a cheap picture frame, crocheted around it and crocheted a center that could hold the earrings. That was years ago and I have no idea where it is now.
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  • 11/29/2012 7:19 PM Joann Finley wrote:
    I'm a new crochet-er, so I haven't done much that is spectacularly clever. I did crochet a pair of lovebirds that "kiss".
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  • 11/29/2012 7:21 PM Jacqueline Early wrote:
    one of my clever ideas was a shrug made with the scraps of several different bulky yarns...I work both sides at the same time joining in the back with a pretty joining stitch.. it was great and I wish I still had it.
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  • 11/29/2012 7:23 PM Kat M. wrote:
    The most clever thing I have done with crochet so far is to figure out how to do a knitted felted bag I liked, but in crochet. It's not exactly the same, but I really like it.
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  • 11/29/2012 7:27 PM Denise Baillie wrote:
    I think the most clever thing I ever made was a Teddy bear and matching sweater (complete with teddy bear ears)for my nephew.
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  • 11/29/2012 7:34 PM Maria Dow wrote:
    The cleverest thing I ever crocheted was a poop bag holder that's attached to my dog's lead. I use it everyday. How many people can say that about their crocheted items.
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  • 11/29/2012 7:35 PM CHRISTINA wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted is a beer cozy in the shape of a football jersey with team colors and teammate numbers! So fun to do.
    Thanks!
    Chris
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  • 11/29/2012 7:42 PM Angela Smith wrote:
    I think it was a small change purse out of small scraps of yarn than was left over from different projects I had made in the past.
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  • 11/29/2012 7:46 PM Janet Weed wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a mini sock monkey (about two inches tall), a stuffed animal for the stuffed owl I made for my daughter!
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  • 11/29/2012 7:48 PM Heather Estudinan wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted is a multi-colored pleated round washcloth that looked like a flower. I gave it to my best friend of 30 years for her second wedding. She married her highschool sweetheart (both after failed 1st marriages), so I crocheted it in our high school colors. I'm not sure she appreciated it as much as I thought she would. It was fun to do, though!
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  • 11/29/2012 7:54 PM Tammy Mitchell wrote:
    I crocheted a rug for my daughter with Sugar and Cream, bright colors and flowers. Really cute.
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  • 11/29/2012 7:54 PM Ali wrote:
    Oh, I think the most clever thing I crocheted was a stuffed turtle toy for my nephew, and recently I had to fix a whole in a crochet dress worn by nieces stuffed elephant, which was a challenge!
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  • 11/29/2012 7:55 PM Melanie R wrote:
    I crochet little girl purses free-hand after using a pattern a few times. I didn't like certain aspects of the pattern so just tweaked it a bit and my 7yr old is one happy little girl with cute purses. So that is my clever crochet.
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  • 11/29/2012 7:55 PM Renita Harvey wrote:
    Nipple warmers...
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  • 11/29/2012 8:02 PM Candace Brown wrote:
    The best thing I have ever created was a basketball bear for some of my family and friends of their favorite teams. So far I have made a LA Lakers bear, UNC and Duke basketball bears. I created jerseys in each of the teams color and each bear is holding a basketball in their hands. I'm now making one for a little girl so I added hair to it. I have never been proud of my bears
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  • 11/29/2012 8:06 PM Victoria Woods wrote:
    My most clever item was a cell phone purse which I have given away over 300 of them.
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  • 11/29/2012 8:07 PM Michele Shepherd wrote:
    I crochet super funky lamp shades & sell them on etsy
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  • 11/29/2012 8:19 PM Diane wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a Christmas wreath made with an 8 inch metal ring. I made 2, one for myself and one for my mother. That was about 20 years ago and my mom still uses hers at Christmas.
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  • 11/29/2012 8:19 PM Candace B. wrote:
    The most clever thing I have created was a series of basketball teddy bears for family and friends. I wanted to create something special for my brother so I created a LA Lakers Kobe Bryant teddy bear with his home jersey colors and I added his name and jersey number on it and the bear is holding a basketball. I then created a Duke and UNC basketball bear for other people. I am now creating a little girl basketball bear with hair for Christmas for a friend's granddaughter. My next creation is going to be a football bear. I have never been prouder because I am making it up as I go along. I have won a couple of blue ribbons at the county fairs this year. Yeah me!
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  • 11/29/2012 8:20 PM Ashlee N. wrote:
    The most 'clever' thing I've ever crocheted was a loofah. I got tired of replacing them so often so I made one. It lasted a lot longer!
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  • 11/29/2012 8:25 PM Penny Taylor wrote:
    I have only been crocheting for a few years, self taught with books. I don't know if you could call it clever or not, but I think the most interesting and challenging thing I have ever crocheted was the robot (Dalek) from Dr. Who for my husbands birthday. There was a lot of stitches on that thing that I have never done before. I admit that I ended up doing a lot of ripping of stitches before I was done. I was quite proud of how it looked when I was finally finished with it. My husband LOVED it!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book, I love to try new and challenging stitches and projects.
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  • 11/29/2012 8:28 PM Marsha Scott wrote:
    When I was in high school, I crocheted a purse of my own design. It was pretty cool at the time. Now, when I look back, I'm amazed I could do something like that since I was self taught.
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  • 11/29/2012 8:37 PM Leasa Skinner wrote:
    The most clever item would likely be the chain mail I made as part of a costume for a knight for my daughters class trip. No pattern, just checked out some pictures online.
    Thanks!!
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  • 11/29/2012 8:46 PM Kristin wrote:
    The cleverest thing I did was to make wide crochet single stitches to dress up the foam sports tape I used to keep my hair out of my eyes. An act of desperation, hair growing out & bugged me enough-it was that or chop off the hair!!
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  • 11/29/2012 8:49 PM Kelly Guillaume wrote:
    The most clever thing I have ever crocheted would have to be a bunch of different snowflakes!!! Perfect touch for our cold winters!!!
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  • 11/29/2012 8:52 PM Penny Taylor wrote:
    I have only been crocheting for a few years, self taught with books. I don't know if you could call it clever or not, but I think the most interesting and challenging thing I have ever crocheted was the robot (Dalek) from Dr. Who for my husbands birthday. There was a lot of stitches on that thing that I have never done before. I admit that I ended up doing a lot of ripping of stitches before I was done. I was quite proud of how it looked when I was finally finished with it. My husband LOVED it!! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book, I love to try new and challenging stitches and projects.
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  • 11/29/2012 8:58 PM Penny Taylor wrote:
    Sorry I didnt mean to enter my comment twice. I got a message saying that I typed in that code thing wrong. When it finally looked like I got in, I realized I had it on twice. Would delete one message if I knew how. Sorry about that. By the way, as for the time diference I was going back and forth to other sites. Once again I'm sorry for the double entry, I'm not very good with computers as you can see. LOL!
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  • 11/29/2012 9:00 PM Stephanie B. wrote:
    I tested a pattern for a viking hat and now my stepfather wants one. I love it, too. So clever and fun!
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  • 11/29/2012 9:03 PM Tracy Marie wrote:
    I made a Fabric-Backed Crochet Baby Blanket - love the combination of fabric and crochet!
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  • 11/29/2012 9:10 PM Stephanie D wrote:
    The cleverest thing ive crocheted a cute little chocolate doughnut with pink frosting and sprinkles, it was for my sister, an she loved it
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  • 11/29/2012 9:22 PM Temple McKinney wrote:
    I haven't been crocheting too long so I am still learning, but the most clever thing I have crocheted so far was a bag/case for my daughter's ipod. I even added a handle to the pattern.
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  • 11/29/2012 9:50 PM matt isaac wrote:
    I am working on a pair of mittens with a fold-back finger pouch. What makes these mitten/gloves special is they look like faces, the fingers look like tongues when pulled out of the mitten. They have eyes, teeth, lips, and one even has a bow tie. Ive also been working on a sweater/poncho, when complete, the front will consist of 10 different faces (3D features). Two of the faces were made with pockets, to access the pockets you reach into the mouth of a face. One pocket has a smaller pocket for a mp3 player or phone, the small pocket has access to the headphone cord which goes to the hood where the speakers are built in to the hood's inner headband. These projects are hard to describe, there are photos on my Fb page, please take a look.
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  • 11/29/2012 9:51 PM Michelle McKiernan wrote:
    I just crocheted my very first thing - a clutch purse. By default, it's the most clever thing I've ever crocheted.
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  • 11/29/2012 10:06 PM Michelle wrote:
    The most clever thing that I crocheted was a couple of pretty flower motifs that I attached to a $3.00 pair of flip flops. I got a lot of compliments on them. Most people thought I bought them at an upscale store.
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  • 11/29/2012 10:09 PM Kerri K. wrote:
    My clever idea is using the same piece of fabric for different uses. I broomstick crocheted a rectangle that I used as a DVD player holder on vacation. Then used the same rectangle and made it into a shrug for my daughter to wear.
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  • 11/29/2012 10:16 PM Kim wrote:
    I had a need for some baskets that stacked so I made rectangular baskets (3) that not only stacked, but had handles that interlock so they can all be picked up at once.
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  • 11/29/2012 10:26 PM Alexis Hilgert wrote:
    I think the most clever thing I've crocheted was an Aran afghan for my cousins wedding this summer. It was the first time I have made any big changes to a pattern...adding a couple different panels to make it larger!
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  • 11/29/2012 10:36 PM nancy schindler wrote:
    For my sil I made a Union Jack Flag
    afghan, My daughter and I made the graph ourselves. Every single row was different,,,, A labor of love? or pure stubborn crocheter. We even made a pillow to match, the fun part for me was the sil wanted fringe all around so my daughter got to add that for him, ha ha It's about 5 years old now and still beautiful. We all still love it, was worth every stitch.
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  • 11/29/2012 10:46 PM Sarah Peer wrote:
    I am just starting crocheting, so the most clever thing for me so far is a scarf, but I love, love, love your FB page and my next project is a granny square afghan... wish me luck!
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  • 11/29/2012 10:48 PM laura windham wrote:
    Old fashion type Christmas light string with colorful bulbs for my work cubicle.
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  • 11/29/2012 10:49 PM Rina wrote:
    I crochet a lot, but only just recently decided that it was time to design a Buffy the Vampire Slayer doll. Her pattern is still a work in progress, but the prototype came out really cool. I'm very proud
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  • 11/29/2012 11:04 PM Linda wrote:
    The cleverest/most useful thing I ever made was a hot pad/cover for the handle on the cover for our barbeque grill.
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  • 11/29/2012 11:10 PM Vikki wrote:
    I crocheted a scarf and hat for wine bottle.
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  • 11/29/2012 11:20 PM Florence wrote:
    I have made scarves n wash clothes, pot holders.
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  • 11/29/2012 11:30 PM Christine wrote:
    The most clever thing I've crochet was my Halloween costume this year - cat ears, a tail, and paws.
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  • 11/29/2012 11:36 PM Diane in Northern Calif. wrote:
    Not really the most clever thing, but I made 20 learner's kits for middle school students. After chaining 16, I would do a few rows of single crochet. Students would then learn how to single crochet, double crochet, and then we would go back to the beginning and do the starting chain. The kits ensured that all the students became proficient crocheters; that was the clever outcome.
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  • 11/30/2012 1:44 AM Pam Mellone wrote:
    Quite a few years ago before recycling was a common occurance I used to take plastic grocery bags and make them into rugs. I used them by the front and back doors when it rained or snowed and also in the bathroom.
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  • 11/30/2012 1:57 AM Elizabeth wrote:
    I think my most clever crochet creation is crocheting a teddy bear I did a great job for the frost time trying.
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  • 11/30/2012 3:27 AM Janet Merkle wrote:
    I have been crocheting for over 40 years and I still don't think I have crocheted anything clever. I see something I like, I make it. That simple.
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  • 11/30/2012 3:28 AM Elizabeth Y wrote:
    Perhaps my favorite clever thing I've crocheted is 2 mesh shopping bags. I made them at least 6 years ago, long before cities started banning plastic bags, and they've certainly come in handy lately!
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  • 11/30/2012 4:36 AM Laura Miller wrote:
    I love making custom afghans to fit a friends decor.
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  • 11/30/2012 5:49 AM Sharon wrote:
    I crocheted a house elf for my daughter when she was away at school......
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  • 11/30/2012 6:31 AM Ter Beaman wrote:
    Many years ago I crocheted Xmas Cards using embroidery floss
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  • 11/30/2012 6:58 AM Terri A. Weaver wrote:
    I found and liked a pattern for slip stitch mittens, but I wasn't thrilled that they were crocheted cuff up. So, I modified the pattern so they could be crocheted top down. To me, it was easier and had the same look I liked about the pattern. That has lead me to trying to design and write out patterns of my own.
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  • 11/30/2012 8:10 AM Marilyn Weir wrote:
    One of the most clever things I crocheted was a set: a farmer, a tractor, and farm animals: chicken, pig, bull and lamb. Each item was crocheted for a different person.
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  • 11/30/2012 8:15 AM Anissia Balistreri wrote:
    I once crocheted a anotomically correct heart!
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  • 11/30/2012 8:35 AM Gayle Madera wrote:
    I think the most clever and funnest thing I ever created and crocheted was a carrot treat holder for Easter. It had an upcycled part and used a Wilton disposable decorating bag for the liner, so your jelly beans would stay fresh. I used Simply Soft yarn for the softness and sheen.
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  • 11/30/2012 8:38 AM Anna Engelbrecht wrote:
    One year for my son's halloween costume I crocheted a belt with a flame tail that hid a battery operated tea light for the pokemon character Chimchar- I used strips of sheer red and yellow fabric. my son was so happy.
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  • 11/30/2012 8:39 AM Marlys Huber wrote:
    I crocheted a doily out of 3 strands of sewing thread. It took a long time and I set it aside for a while. but it turned out gorgeous.
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  • 11/30/2012 8:41 AM Michelle Ahrens wrote:
    My daughter loves turtles - I found the cutest turtle pattern and crochet her several different colors. She is 22 and still has them!!!
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  • 11/30/2012 8:54 AM Cheryl wrote:
    I guess the most "clever" item that I crocheted was a floral headband for a baby girl! Love that necklace you created! I would wear that!
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  • 11/30/2012 9:21 AM Peg wrote:
    A Rosti-style beanie with black yarn braids attached to it. My sister-in-law has a crazy hat collection she takes to a nursing home for Alzheimer's patients on social days, and everyone gets to wear one and be silly for a while.
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  • 11/30/2012 10:42 AM Doris wrote:
    The most clever thing... I guess it would be my pet christmas stockings. And second my pumpkins
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  • 11/30/2012 10:46 AM Doris wrote:
    Trying again.. Most clever would be pet christmas stockings and second pumpkins..
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  • 11/30/2012 3:16 PM Willow wrote:
    Made a crochet basket full of bugs for a childs felt board.
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  • 11/30/2012 5:39 PM Alyssa Critt wrote:
    I would have to say the most clever thing I have crocheted is a set of replacements for the felt pads that go underneath the legs of furniture. They had a bad habit of sliding off and getting glue all over the floor so I crocheted some "chair leg socks" that ended up lasting for a really long time!
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  • 11/30/2012 5:48 PM iris wrote:
    the most clever item was a mancho - a warm poncho for my husband - he loved it and I enjoyed crocheting it for him.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:18 PM Amanda W. wrote:
    I made hair ties by crocheting over hair elastics. They were nifty and the friend I made them for loved them!
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  • 11/30/2012 7:19 PM Kim Waldron wrote:
    I crocheted a little baby bootie chrisynas ornament in honor of the baby I lost at birth.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:19 PM mark muir wrote:
    i made a sunflowers a vase
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  • 11/30/2012 7:21 PM rachel wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was garland for a Christmas tree. We were having a rough year and had just started over with nothing. We had a tree but nothing on it. Since I always have yarn I crocheted garland and that was what we had on our tree.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:21 PM Denise Malbrough wrote:
    I crocheted a fuzzy thing that fit on the end of my broom handle so it would be easier to get spiderwebs and dust bunnies on the fan. Then when the internet came our way, there seemed to be a lot of clever people making these, too!
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  • 11/30/2012 7:21 PM Cheryl Jackson wrote:
    The most creative thing I ever crocheted is a toy with an interchangeable face.. My Kids and Grandkids loved it..
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  • 11/30/2012 7:22 PM Christina wrote:
    The most clever thing I have ever crocheted was a pacifier pin. I made tree, one had the shape of a cute baby frog with a pink tongue that came down and clipped the pacifier on... another was a butterfly that worked the same way and the third was a great big flower, the stem being the clip part. I gifted the flower and was told it was the best gift they had been given for their baby, as she always drops her pacifier!
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  • 11/30/2012 7:24 PM Valerie wrote:
    I have been thinking about crocheting jewelry/wire. It's fun to branch out into something unknown sometimes. Most clever crocheted item would have to be the christmas wreath I finished earlier this month. It was crocheted over a wire clothes hanger.....built in hook for hanging.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:24 PM Cyndi wrote:
    I love making those baby blankets with the holes for the car seat
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  • 11/30/2012 7:24 PM Thai wrote:
    I crocheted a mug and Oreo cookies when I was a kid. I thought that was pretty clever. O didn't learn terminology until I was an adult.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:25 PM Thai wrote:
    I crocheted a mug and Oreo cookies when I was a kid. I thought that was pretty clever. O didn't learn terminology until I was an adult.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:25 PM Kendra wrote:
    I guess the most clever thing I've crocheted would be the gazillion tote bags I've made from plastic grocery bags.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:26 PM Wendy Anderson wrote:
    The cleverest thing I ever crocheted was a tiny bear, Annika, for my granddaughter. I spindle-spun some Finn fleece, and made up a story about her, on my blog.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:27 PM Kim Adkins wrote:
    The most clever thing I've crocheted is probably the market bag I designed. It was the first pattern that I designed myself.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:28 PM Chris wrote:
    A bowl purse in the colors of a goldfish bowl and appliquéd fish an plants on it! Looks great!
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  • 11/30/2012 7:28 PM Duane wrote:
    My most clever crochet project came about due to all the traveling I do as a coach and with my sales jobs. I used plastic canvas to cut my form and then from no pattern I created my first neck pillow.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:31 PM Sheila Allison wrote:
    I was looking for some flowers to add to a scrapbook page I was working on, and decided to just crochet up a couple cool flowers in the colors I needed. They looked great on the page!
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  • 11/30/2012 7:32 PM Chris wrote:
    A bowl shaped purse in the colors of a goldfish bowl with appliquéd fish and plants on it! Looks great!
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  • 11/30/2012 7:33 PM Catherine Lakey wrote:
    Okay so not so exciting but the most clever and highest selling thing in my farmers market booth was crocheted water bottle holders. I guess a lot of walkers in Oregon? They're fun to make and super fast!
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  • 11/30/2012 7:38 PM Amy Davis wrote:
    I think it has to be the "Little Emo" amigurumi pattern by Michelle McLaughlin, not because it was difficult, but it took me weeks to find the perfect pattern to make as a gift for my friend who has EVERYTHING!
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  • 11/30/2012 7:41 PM vangie wrote:
    Most creative thing ive crocheted. Is a dress that was the same dress my great grandmother made for me when I was a baby
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  • 11/30/2012 7:41 PM Laurie-Anne wrote:
    I crocheted a Winnie the Pooh and a Piglet for the kids when they were little. Maybe not super clever, but they looked cute in the nursery!
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  • 11/30/2012 7:42 PM heather jarmusz wrote:
    I designed an amigurumi self portrait. I was able to adapt it for a lot of my friends too.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:42 PM Michelle Wood-Capolino wrote:
    I don't know how clever it was, but made (from a pattern) a Boba Fett doll for my son a few years back... made it a miniaturized version by doing out of embroidery floss rather than yarn.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:42 PM Vicki F. wrote:
    I held 6 different colored yarns together (a rainbow) and using a very large hook crocheted 2 rounds of a granny square. Very unique hotpads.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:43 PM Kyleen wrote:
    Might not be the most cleaver crocheted item, but very useful and environmentally friendly washable "Swiffer" mop pads.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:44 PM Kimberly wrote:
    The most clever thing I made was bows and ribbons for my wedding shower giveaways

    Not too exciting.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:44 PM Erica Knabel wrote:
    The most clever Thing I crocheted was a gingy (from the movie shrek) scarf! Adorable, funny, and quite warm! The next thing I'm working on is a crochet beard and mustache hat for when my boyfriend goes snowboarding!
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  • 11/30/2012 7:44 PM Beverly wrote:
    The most clever thing I have crocheted is a dust/spider collector for the end of a broom
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  • 11/30/2012 7:49 PM Barbara Ganacias wrote:
    Two years ago a coworkers came to work wearing a fabulous outfit ...... I was crocheting fashion doll clothes at the time and asked if I could take pictures of her outfit .... I crochet a miniature copy of her clothes in detail....all the way down to get metallic fiber scarf which I made from metallic embroidery floss....
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  • 11/30/2012 7:55 PM Kristen Thomas wrote:
    I once crocheted a cell phone sock that was designed to hang on my purse strap.
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  • 11/30/2012 7:56 PM Denise Baillie wrote:
    I am very proud of one of my first efforts to make my own pattern. It was a broomstick lace scarf. When I told a lady it was for a silent auction she said it was beautiful and she would pay $100 for it! I was floored!!
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  • 11/30/2012 8:02 PM Maryline wrote:
    Coffe cup sleeve before they were so popular
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  • 11/30/2012 8:03 PM ChrissyMc wrote:
    When my daughter was was 11 years old, she lost all of her hair due to an illness. I offered to buy her a wig, but she didn't want one.She liked wearing hats instead, so I crocheted her a pink wig hat. It was fun and silly and she loved it.
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  • 11/30/2012 8:07 PM Elaine Bramstedt wrote:
    I thought I was being very clever and I had made a case for my camera and Nook. I was so proud and was thinking what a cool idea. Then a came across Raverly and blogspot and umm, not so clever after all. LOL
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  • 11/30/2012 8:09 PM Aimee Hansen wrote:
    The most clever thing I've ever crocheted were beard hats for my boys. They were very excited because they got to look like Daddy!
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  • 11/30/2012 8:09 PM DJ Mac wrote:
    I totally did not pay attention to my stitch count on my Between Meals Centerpiece. So I had to creatively fudge it. I really do not let pieces to the frog pond. Really really liked how it came out.
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  • 11/30/2012 8:11 PM Stephanie Mobley wrote:
    The most clever thing I crocheted was a rainbow flower headband. It was beautiful!
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  • 11/30/2012 8:16 PM Patti Kyle wrote:
    I guess my clever crochet creations would be a door prize afghan for our local Lions Club Bowl-A-Thon and a filet crochet wall hanging for another club when they got their charter.
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  • 11/30/2012 8:16 PM Traci Marcotte wrote:
    I'd have to say my favorite 'clever' item was figuring out how to make an infinity scarf in mobius (not by crocheting straight and sewing the ends together). That was fun. And I've had fun playing with the pattern. It adapts well as a cowl too. Love to see your stuff!
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  • 11/30/2012 8:19 PM Amber wrote:
    I think the most clever thing I ever crocheted was the butt I stitched up with a mortar board for my brother's earning his BBA. Told him it was for his Billy Bad Arse degree
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  • 11/30/2012 8:27 PM renee wrote:
    When I was 11, I crocheted a doll. I was spending my Easter vacation with my great-grandmother. She let me use yarn from her stash. I designed the doll to look like a character on a TV show I watched, with long brown hair in ringlets and a pink suit that I now realize was Chanel-inspired!
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  • 11/30/2012 8:39 PM Quiana Vidal wrote:
    I forgot to pack my belt. While I was waiting (on a parade), I crocheted a belt with some yarn I had in my backpack.
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  • 11/30/2012 8:44 PM Renee wrote:
    My clever crochet item is the cotton sweater I made for my little chihuahua, Lady. She doesn't like anything put over her head, so I had to come up with something that buttons down her back.
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  • 11/30/2012 8:51 PM melodie wrote:
    multicolored parrot 3-D sitting on large brass ring
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  • 11/30/2012 9:00 PM Cyndi Kudelka wrote:
    I like doing small projects because my arthritis does not let me do long marathon crochet sessions.
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  • 11/30/2012 9:14 PM Ruth Neill wrote:
    My most clever crochet project would have to be a hair tie wrap around. I took knee highs and cut the top band off and crocheted around it. It may be simple but I have thick hair and regular bands brake in a week. This one is still going strong and is fully washable.
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  • 11/30/2012 9:22 PM Louise Benjamin wrote:
    The most clever thing I've ever crocheted is a pair of long johns in fpdc and bpdc to mimic ribbing.
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  • 11/30/2012 10:09 PM cyndi wrote:
    Chicken sweaters!!! Bwak!!!
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  • 11/30/2012 11:46 PM Kristal Millholland wrote:
    I never could find a good purse so......I made a costume-made purse I put the cell phone pocket on the shoulder strap, and put a water bottle holder in the center middle. I always had to dig through my purses to find what I was looking for. Now I made a pocket for everything I carry.
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  • 11/30/2012 11:48 PM Audrey Martin wrote:
    I recently crocheted a little pig for giveaway to kids dealing with hard times. Maybe not very clever but cute..... This book sounds great.
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  • 11/30/2012 11:53 PM Renae Woolsey wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was a Scooby Doo racecar blanket for Christmas last year. The reason it was so clever, is that Scooby Patterns are limited and hard to find, especially since my son loves both Scooby and racecars. I was lucky enough to find a free clipart picture online of Scooby driving a racecar, plugged it into my cross-stitch software, and use the resulting chart to crochet the picture. With worsted weight yarn and crocheting, it came out the perfect twin bed size. I also entered it at the county fair this summer, and won a blue ribbon.
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  • 12/1/2012 12:07 AM bonnie h. wrote:
    i think the only thing i consider maybe clever would be when my kids were little and hubs was in the military with a very small income i made a lot of crocheted toys for them because we didn't have money to buy them very many! fortunately they always seemed to love them!
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  • 12/1/2012 1:20 AM Donna Crystal wrote:
    I crocheted a custom-fit beanie baby leotard with attached tutu including a slot for the tail! Much too cute for words!
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  • 12/1/2012 8:17 AM Kelly P. wrote:
    The most clever thing I ever crocheted was an eyeglass case with crocheted flower and leaf motifs sewed onto the front. There was no pattern. I just made it up as I went along and it turned out really nice, to my surprise!

    Thanks for the give-away; I would love to win the book!
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  • 12/1/2012 1:40 PM Karen R. wrote:
    Christmas ornaments for my crafts only Christmas tree. After taking a Crochet Dude class I now have neat edges.
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  • 12/1/2012 5:36 PM Pam Rapp wrote:
    did you see that "liked" meter go off the page.....What else...now who in their crocheted mind wouldn't like everything the Dude does...
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  • 12/1/2012 6:32 PM Denise Kao wrote:
    The most amazing thing I crocheted is the ornaments version of disney princess which I can hang them on our christmas trees. And my kids love it so much and I have to make more for our friends and family^^
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  • 12/4/2012 10:55 AM Drew Emborsky wrote:
    CONTEST NOW OVER!!
    ANY COMMENTS BELOW THIS ONE WILL NOT BE ENTERED

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  • 12/7/2012 10:55 AM Harmony Rose wrote:
    I suppose the most clever things I have crocheted have been reversible toys...where for example its a cat, but then you turn it inside out and its a girl with cat ears
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