Rule #1: No time spent crocheting is ever wasted.
Rule #2: Keep track of your markers.
Rule #3: That’s not a mistake, that’s a design element.
Rule #4: There’s no such thing as too much yarn.
Rule #5: There’s no crying in crochet.
Rule #6: Never start a project without at least two hooks in the required size.
Rule #7: No coffee within 10 feet of yarn, projects, patterns or critical paperwork.
Rule #8: Block that puppy.
Rule #9: If the hook is not moving easily and smoothly in and out of the stitches, you are crocheting too tightly. Relax.
Rule #10: If it hurts, stop.
Rule #11: Check your work. Often.
Rule #12: Seam crochet only when absolutely unavoidable.
Rule #13: Cut yarn only when absolutely unavoidable (see special circumstance Rule #19).
Rule #14: The private should look as good as the public.
Rule #15: Whenever doable, obtain twice as much yarn as you think the project will require (a corollary to Rule #4).
Rule #16: There is no right way or wrong way, but there is the way to get the same results as shown.
Rule #17: Listen to the yarn.
Rule #18: Yarn sometimes lies.
Rule #19: Exterminate all knots and wonky sections as they arise from a skein.
Rule #20: UFOs that have not spoken to you for more than a year may be considered stash in pre-crocheted form.
Rule #21: Read the fracking pattern.
Rule #22: The pattern could be wrong.
Rule #23: Get it when you see it because when you come back next time it might not be there (another corollary to Rule #4).
Rule #24: Life is too short to mess with indifferent yarn.
Rule #25: Sweat the details.
Rule #26: Crochet is not dumb and neither are crocheters.
Rule #27: Knitting is not the enemy.
Rule #28: Anyone who doesn’t get Rule #26 is the enemy.
Great tip! My hair is down to my behind now & the tips get dry time to time…
I make a one low english braid at the nape of my neck, jump in the shower then wet my hair. I then pull the braid over my shoulder and shampoo my scalp and rinse making sure the suds don’t run down the braid. Then I carefully undo the braid and condition as usual (I use a silicone free conditioner to avoid buildup). I was having problems with dry ends and that problem is now sloved! Btw I have tried to give up shampoo but it never works out :/
FINALLY! It took about two weeks, but I managed to finish this crochet Mario. The pattern was supplied by WolfDreamer. My friend wanted me to try and crochet either one or both Mario Brothers so that he can give it to his nephew, who happens to be a huge fan of the video games. His suspenders are blue, but you can’t really tell due to bad lighting (>_<) I did put yellow buttons on his suspenders, but forgot to take pics of him afterwards.
Mario was made mostly from cotton yarns such as Lion Brand Cotton and Peaches and Cream yarn. I did use Red Heart acrylic yarn for all the red parts though. The eyes and the ‘M’ symbol was made with felt.