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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Motivation to finish off a big project on: June 26, 2014 05:10:54 AM
Hej, I've recently started a new project, which I don't think would be so big.

Well, I just moved to a new apartment, got a new pillow for my room, and came up with an idea of making my own pillowcase.

I want to make something really cute! Looking around I found this totoro chart, and I decide to make it into a pillow case.

Well, I used single crochet... and the progress is really slow.. 
I'm only up to row 6 in my chart.....and you know... I want to do a back side too but so far I am sort of not motivated to finish it after re-starting for 3 times.

First time, I start with 50 chain, way too small, so I started with 150 chain, after crocheting 10 rows I found out that it's way too big.. So I frogged and start with 120. And found out that single stitches are really small, so I need to add more background rows to put my totoro in the middle.

I decide to use bobbin carry on method, which works out really nicely on the crochet work, but get really tangle up and annoying sometimes.

What can I do to get myself more motivated...

I actually want to keep this thread going, try to post my progress everyday..

Or should I post it in crochetalong, to find someone to do it with me..


This is my progress so far



I haven't touched it today..

A little closed up


2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Enlarging a pattern for a jacket/cardigan/shrug? on: August 02, 2012 02:15:49 AM
No idea what to call it, but anyway, I  found a pattern I really love from a crochet magazine, which is way too small to fit me.



This pattern fits a 80cm bust, (31.5 in), but I need to it to fit my size which is roughly 44inches.

Any idea how to enlarge it? I am not that great with pattern, and this is actually the first clothing I want to make.


And thank you in advance for all the help!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Increasing the length of the bolero on: June 24, 2010 07:43:28 PM
I love this pattern http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=350400.20

but I'm wondering how can I make it longer so it fit my shape which I'm pretty chesty. Would like it to be long enough to cover my waist.

Any suggestion for adjusting this pattern? This is my first clothing piece so I'm pretty blank.
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Question with fringe on: March 22, 2010 07:56:15 PM
I have finished a scarf made from classic Paton Wool. Now I want to add the fringes..

But should I do it before or after I block my scarf?
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / My Little Mario! on: December 30, 2009 08:41:02 PM
Made for a swap partner who likes Mario.


Held in hand just for size reference:


There is actually a chain at the top.. so you can use it as a keychain.

Based on baby in a bunny suit pattern. I added the cap using a baby cap pattern.

Mario with a star I received from a swap.


Yay, my mario become invincible!

6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Fuzzy Fox Amigurumi + Pink Bikini on: November 16, 2009 06:55:17 AM
Here is my newest amigurumi!






zoomed on the brushed tail


Made from worst weight acrylic yarn. Then brushed. 13cm in size.

Meep! I love my fox! It's now dandling on my school bag.


And here is my bikini from "bikini in a bag" The Happy Hooker Book.



Too bad the bottom doesn't really fit. And I'm way too lazy to frog it all up.
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Pucca! An amigurumi doll. on: October 18, 2009 01:50:21 AM
Since my swap partner has received, it is the time to show off!

Made with 2 strand acrylic yarn.



Comparison in size.

8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / A few of this and that.... on: May 16, 2009 01:48:31 AM
Since my swap partner has received... it's time to show off here.

First, let's start with loveholic bunny.
I found the pattern on a blog, not in English though. Tongue But I improvised on the arms and legs... which seems to still be a little weird.

(stealing the pic from my swap partner)



And lovable baby from ravelry pattern


decorated with my baby-pink blush-on Tongue

And lastly, an amineko made to look like my swap partner's cat.

He come with his own baby goldfish cat toy.



9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Fluffy Ram Lamb + Drops on: February 28, 2009 09:03:48 PM
Yay, time to show off.

I present you the very fluffy Ram Lamb. Made for a swap partner, she loves sheep.


Everything but the horns are from sleepy baby sheep pattern. Even though, I thought that I might add or forgot a stitch so the legs are a little larger than the arms. I also replace the face with cream-color felt because I run out of yarn.



The fluffy yarn is brushed very carefully to achieved the fluffiness.

Next is a drop monster from the mmorpg ragnarok. Actually I want to do a poring but I'm out of pink yarn so it's a huge drop.

I'm thinking of redecorating the face. It doesn't look so cute.


It's quite large, it totally fit into my palm.

I plan to follow the pattern, but I can't figure it out, so I winged it. The patterns starts from the top, instead, I start at the bottom.
 Grin

10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Crochetting Cables Problem!!! on: December 25, 2008 04:27:27 AM
I've start working on this purse

but I'm stuck......
I've done up to row 4. I need to repeat row 3 again... but I don't seem to get it right.
It looks pretty weird. And I already frogged it.

Any one got any ideas? Or Can show me what should I do after I did the cross-over. I have no idea where to insert my hook.
 

edited: well, I'm so silly, I got row4 all wrong before... doing a fptr instead of bptr.

Now it's whipping up quite smoothly
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