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  • Does anyone have tips on making my own pattern, or making something without a pattern?

    Here is the situation: I finished my Duolingo bird last week, so now I want to expand the family. I really want to make the Duolingo character Lily, but I cannot find any patterns for her online. Any tips on how I can make her?



    Plume As someone who is pattern-averse (I literally never follow instructions) the way I go about a lot of projects is just breaking it down into the basic shapes! You can also probably find tutorials for the separate pieces. (Since she's a fairly humanoid shape, I'm sure there are some crochet tutorials on dolls that would be a fairly good starting off point.) You can also never go wrong with good old trial and error! (I will say I'm not a crocheter by trade, but the things I have made without patterns turned out pretty well, if not a bit wonky!)
    Feb 24, 2024


    Snoink I would use this free pattern and just make Lily with it: https://www.thefriendlyredfox.com/croch ... e-pattern/

    It's close enough that you can probably easily adjust it to your liking! :)

    Feb 25, 2024

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  • The start of my doily. It's sooooo tiny!

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    EllieMae Oh wow!! What size hook do you use for that?
    Feb 24, 2024


    Snoink It's a 1.5 mm hook! :)
    Feb 25, 2024

  • New hooks :D

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    Snoink Whooooa. What are you making?
    Feb 24, 2024


    EllieMae I am planning on getting some big chunky yarn! Not too sure yet, but I wanted to grow my hook family and these looked cute XD
    Feb 24, 2024

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  • Also, I finally finished this little dude... :)

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    Plume cute !!
    Feb 17, 2024


    Spearmint awwww!!! :3
    Feb 17, 2024

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  • My team sadly didn't win, but I stress-crocheted during the Super Bowl and finished this red and gold lovey for my baby so he could root for the 49ers too. :) #goniners

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    EllieMae That is adorable!! He is so cute!! I really want to make something like that!
    Feb 17, 2024


    Snoink It's essentially a large granny square with a tiny crochet football sewn on. ^^
    Feb 17, 2024



  • Spearmint ahhh the shape is so smooth and even howwwww 0-0
    excited to see finished duo!! :3

    Feb 16, 2024

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    Abcdefg1 Omg it's looking so goodd 0.0
    Fantastic job so far!

    Feb 16, 2024

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  • Day one progress of the Duolingo bird I am making :D

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    Feb 16, 2024

  • New hooks!!!!! I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Snoink Beautiful!!
    Feb 15, 2024

  • Finished this little towel today :D I am in love with the colours!!

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    Snoink Ahhhh you're getting so good!!!
    Feb 9, 2024


    EllieMae Thank you!! This is the first thing I have made that isn't a crochet kit so I am proud of it. Also, thanks for the tip of not clenching my hands so tight. I think it made my stitches a lot better after I relaxed and made them a lot looser :D
    Feb 9, 2024

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  • Progress! Now that I've gotten more yarn in

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  • Any guesses as to what I'm making???

    Don't answer if I told you <.<

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    Snoink A duck!!!
    Jan 16, 2024


    spottedpebble Hmm... a dinosaur or a cat.
    Jan 17, 2024

  • Work in progress blanket for a friend's bday!

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    Plume Amazing!
    Jan 11, 2024


    Snoink Ooooh! It looks fancy!
    Jan 11, 2024

  • I finally gave in and splurged on 4 crochet kits! I am dedicated to learning how to crochet this year. It has been in the back of my mind for way too long so I am finally committing to it!

    Anyone ever used on of the Woobles kits? :D


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    Abcdefg1 Yes! I keep getting ads for them. I think my computer knows I like yarn >.>
    Jan 9, 2024


    EllieMae Hahaha same! I finally gave in after years of seeing these things EVERYWHERE. The kits are pretty expensive and in total, I spent over 100. I hope it's worth it!
    Jan 9, 2024



  • Spearmint THIS IS SO CUTE :0
    Jan 7, 2024




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