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Mar 25, 2012 12:11:15   #
T.Raj
 
Maggie Weldon has designed a series of crochet patterns with the Magic Tube. A friend has asked me what is the crochet "Magic Tube" but I cannot find anything other than her 3 design books, and nothing about the Crochet "Magic Tube" itself. I wonder, if it is anything like a knitting loom. I seems "magic" is being used to describe just about anything now-a-days. Has anyone have an idea about this, please?
 
Mar 25, 2012 12:48:31   #
diamondbelle
 
Does she mean Magic Circle or Magic Ring?


http://www.ehow.com/how_7817815_instructions-crochet-magic-ring.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvjYPFBP85c
Mar 25, 2012 12:53:33   #
T.Raj
 
I do not think so, it is specifically labeled "Magic Tube" :http://www.maggiescrochet.com/magic-tube-set-2-pattern-p-290.html

But thanks for your reply diamondbelle :)
Mar 25, 2012 13:29:03   #
diamondbelle
 
I've never heard of Magic Tube, but I'll have to check it out.

That's a great website.
Mar 25, 2012 14:04:11   #
crochet_away
 
Well i have had a look all over, and all i have come up with is the thinking that she actually makes a crochet tube i;e in the round, the same way you would make a hat say.
you could look here:http://www.youtube.com/user/MaggieWeldon/videos on her youtube and/or maybe send a message, asking what she means by the term,
failing that purchase a pattern, but i do notice on the materials needed there is no mention of any actual extra tools, other than your hook.

on a different tangent she also makes awesome pottery check this out too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agu8AjqnUj8
Mar 25, 2012 16:39:53   #
crochet_away
 
Right T.Raj I asked maggie the following question on her facebook page
"Hi Maggie the pattern on your site for Magic Tube Set 2 Pattern.. sorry if this seems dim of me but the magic tube, is it purely as i suspect a pattern using crochet tube? or is it a tool that needs to be purchased.."

her response was
"Angela as you suspected it's just creating objects using a crochet tube.
Maggie"

hope this helps you and anyone else who is interested :)
 
Mar 25, 2012 18:42:37   #
T.Raj
 
Hi crochet away, I thank you so much for getting a reply from the source :) That really clears any suspicions I had that the magic tube is "just" a tube :lol: Great detective work! :thumbup:

Also thanks for the link to her pottery work. I did some a long while ago but I remain very much interested in the subject, how did you know... :)

I wish she would make a change from noting "Magic tube" to simply Tube not to cause confusion. The only magic on this subject was your findings!
Mar 25, 2012 18:47:11   #
T.Raj
 


after all... she simply meant, tube :-D :roll:

Thanks very much for your consideration. Crochet away was kind enough to get a clarification from the primary source hersel! :)
Mar 25, 2012 18:56:38   #
crochet_away
 
Hi there, no problem i had a feeling it was just a tube but my curiosity got the better of me so i had to go look, :D
I think her pottery is stunning and a great idea for using doilies too, i'm glad to have posted it now..
and you're right maybe if she omitted the magic part it would be so much more useful..
I do enjoy doing a bit of research in my spare time, and seen as my dog is grounded as he has hayfever, it gave me a rest from gardening, and freed up time to crochet and scour the net hehehe
Mar 25, 2012 19:15:45   #
T.Raj
 
I hope your dog gets some relief soon. But I am grateful that you were able to make contact with the designer through FB, I have my reservations about using social nets as such because of security issues. :)
Mar 25, 2012 19:35:19   #
crochet_away
 
She has a fan page on there, and that is how i stay in touch with old friends from school too. also i have all my privacy settings sorted so if i don't want anyone to find me they can't hehehe,
and as far as my dog is concerned he gets antihistamines and regular cool eye baths.
 
Mar 25, 2012 23:11:35   #
diamondbelle
 
That's what I love about KP. I learn something new every day. :-D
Mar 26, 2012 07:23:34   #
Justme
 
the pattern is basically a a single crochet. After your chain row you do a row of single crochet. then all the following rows are single crochet but in the back loop only. It is very easy. If you go to www.carewear.org - then pattern - then crochet patterns there is a 3 size baby hat for very tiny babies in the and it is the same thing.

Debi
Mar 26, 2012 07:55:24   #
crochet_away
 
Ahh thanks Debi :D
Mar 26, 2012 08:08:47   #
knovice knitter (a regular here)
 
I am so impressed (pardon the pun) with this idea. I think I may try making stepping stones for the garden using the doily method. I am dying to try this. Thank you so much for sharing this link.
crochet_away wrote:
Well i have had a look all over, and all i have come up with is the thinking that she actually makes a crochet tube i;e in the round, the same way you would make a hat say.
you could look here:http://www.youtube.com/user/MaggieWeldon/videos on her youtube and/or maybe send a message, asking what she means by the term,
failing that purchase a pattern, but i do notice on the materials needed there is no mention of any actual extra tools, other than your hook.

on a different tangent she also makes awesome pottery check this out too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agu8AjqnUj8
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