Debbie Pribele

I am an idea person and have struggled to find something that I could create with my hands ... and then I taught myself how to crochet (before the time of the internet ... good gracious, that seems horribly ancient!).
I hadn't touched the crochet hooks for many years -- and then along came this new site and I'm back at it and LOVING it !!

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Creation Challenge 5: Butterflies #3: Butterflies & Beyond

So we have explored creating butterflies – now what can we do with them? Post your ideas below and let the fun begin. Oh the possibilities!!!

Creation Challenge 5: Butterflies #2: Butterfly Creations

We have our challenge. We have our patterns. Now, to share our butterfly creations. Post below (directly or “embed” a creation post here.)  

Creation Challenge 5: Butterflies #1: Butterfly Patterns

My latest creations are butterflies and when I posted it to the site, meanjaws suggested that we create variations of the pattern. That would be SO much fun! I absolutely love the idea. So here we go! 1. The Inspiration 2. The Pattern The...

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16 Comments

evepudding ...

Crotchet is so versatile too and many gorgous items are crotcheted , I love to crotchet as well as knit ,problem is once I start I cant stop .

Debbie Pribele ...

I envy your skills!

evepudding ...

Not at all am sure with lots of practise and versatility you will find you can do many lovely things x

evepudding ...

Your skill with your blanket is brill am sure you could do many things x

Debbie Pribele ...

thanks, evepudding! :)
Some day…

Stormpixie ...

I’ve been very lucky- my mum taught me to knit and crochet by the time I was 8yrs. It really doesn’t matter which you do as long as you enjoy it. :)

Debbie Pribele ...

lucky indeed!!
and yes — it really is about enjoying the process.

Carla Rioux ...

I’m also crochet nut! I mostly give them as gifts, so I don’t have any pictures. This will change soon! I purchased a loom from HSN a year or two ago, and I still haven’t tried it. lol I’ll let you know how it goes! I love your work! :)

Debbie Pribele ...

thanks, Callie

and I look forward to seeing your creations!

Debbie1964 ...

Hi Debbie, I am new to crochet. I’ve learned so much over the months. I know most of the stitches, I can read patterns pretty much, but I really need to put all of my knowledge into practice. I’m having a difficult time with counting stitches in just about everything I try to create. Do you have any advice on this topic? When I do a decrease or increase that’s when I stumble, when I go back to recount I can’t tell where the increase or decrease began or ended.. Is this normal for a beginner or is it just me? Thank you so much in advance.
Sincerely, Debbie 1964

Debbie Pribele ...

I’m not an expert by any means and I definitely have to check my stitches — often.

my best advice is to really take a good look at all the stitches.. what do they look like ..so when you go back you know what you are looking at and looking for.

stitch markers are awesome … put a piece of coloured yarn in the spot where something begins so you can count from there. VERY helpful.

Here are other tips from members: http://crochet.community/topics/86-tips-stitch-count

Debbie Pribele ...

and welcome to the site.
Any other questions, just ask!
And if that wasn’t helpful enough, I can try taking some photos if you’d like.

crazyclymer ...

I taught myself to knit on Mothers Day 2014. I was exceptionally bored with all the crochet things and wanted a challenge. Knitting is rewarding but it takes so much longer than crochet. It helped me clear my views and I am back to crochet, but I am learning to make socks (with the dreaded DPNs)
BTW love the site!
Heidi

Debbie Pribele ...

Thanks Heidi

Melinda L. ...

Thank you for your comment on my teacup. I really enjoy working with different kinds of string. I was making “Plarn bags” in the early nineties, before it was popular. My family loved going night swimming at the beach. I would throw their sandy clothes and towels in them and shake, shake, shake! No more sand! I really like your work too! :)