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I always spray my Irish crochet with water once completed; it's still a little damp. When sprayed, Irish crochet 'shrinks and pops' to reveal all its detail. Isn't that neat!
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This design is a combination of Irish crochet (Clones knots), tatting, and finger knotting with beads. Overall, I'm pleased with the design. I would use a darker color for ladies. Darker colors are more striking. Since this is for a 12 year old, I chose pink. I would have preferred to use slightly smaller beads to replace the larger beads in the band, but this was what I had to work with. I'll experiment with different beads another time.