An old pin cushion

Old 12-07-2013, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
Mine are mostly gold & Sterling....tho I think I must have one in each material used. They are not as plentiful as a few yrs ago. I got my last 2 at the "longest yard sale in the world" about 3 years ago...two "Stitch in Time" silvers. It has been such a fun hobby, and with smalls there is little storage space needed!
Come to the thimble collectors convention in Kansas City MO this summer….details on www.thimblecollectors.com. Best selection of thimbles anywhere with members from all over the world!
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:18 AM
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mermaid,
can you point us to a pattern source? I love the wishbone ideas as well! thanks
I posted a new thread yesterday with link info that I found for patterns. However, I can't seem to find my thread. So here is where you go...
https://www.google.com/#q=crochet+th...holder+pattern
and there are all kinds of links to free patterns for the thimble hat and also the wishbone holder. I hope some of you talented ladies will show us your creations. I thought these cute little treasures might be a thing of the past. Heck, I might even try my hand at making some. They would be great for craft sales. Wouldn't they?
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Old 12-07-2013, 04:25 AM
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That's very pretty and unique. I bet it could be made using fabric, batting, and lace, for those of us who don't know how to crochet.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:26 PM
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Very unique - and pretty, too.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:56 AM
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Yes I did it!!! I tried to do such a little needle case for myself!!! I took some crochet thread made from cotton and a crochet hook # 2.5 and then I started..... Was a little bit like "try and error", but I managed it!!!

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It's difficult to give an exact description how to do this: it depends on how big is the thimble and what kind of thread you use.... I started with a ring of 4 chain stitches and gain loops until there about 15, when the height of the thimble is reached, I made two loops out of each bow so that I can make the "brim of the hat"!!! I hope the pictures shows a little bit of this construction!!!
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:12 AM
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ADORABLE! What a good job and your first try. I am very impresses! Isn't it the cutest thing? Wow!
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:44 PM
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1000Scraps: Thank you, thank you! Your hat thimble holder looks really good. I can't wait to try it. You are the best, working out the pattern AND sharing it!
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:56 PM
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1000Scraps: Your pin cushion is adorable. Love it.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:08 AM
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I hope someone comes up with a tutorial on this. It is really, really cute.
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Old 12-10-2013, 12:52 PM
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That's such a neat idea and so pretty too.
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