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1  Re: Chocolate Bunny - free pattern in Knitting: Completed Projects by ax174 on: April 07, 2008 05:48:56 AM
This is the pattern knitted up with 5.0 mm needles and two strands of DK held together.  It took slightly less than one 50g skein of DK yarn (separated into two balls).



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2  Chocolate Bunny - free pattern link in Knitting: Completed Projects by ax174 on: April 04, 2008 06:27:28 PM
Enjoy!  It's my belated Easter gift from me to you.   Grin





Knitted Chocolate Bunny

I knitted this hand-sized bunny with DK yarn on 3mm needles, but that was only because I didn't have any worsted weight in brown. For a bigger bunny, use worsted weight yarn with 4mm needles, or - my favourite - chunky weight (or 2 strands of worsted held together) with 6mm needles. As long as your needle size is slightly smaller than the recommended needle size for the yarn weight, the stuffing won't show through and the tension will stay tight.

The base of bunny is knitted back and forth in garter stitch, then stitches are picked up and bunny is worked in the round. The tip of the ears is grafted at the end. Yes, it's seamless - no sewing up!

ETA, April 26, 2008: I've moved the pattern to my blog, here.  I did this because I had to fix an error that someone kindly pointed out, and prefer to do edits in one place only.



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3  Re: Free Pattern -- Crochet Cherry Pie Slice in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by ax174 on: March 11, 2008 07:06:38 AM
Another fun pattern. Thanks so much for sharing it, pseudoscorpion!


(This photo is truer to the shape.)



(This photo is truer to the colours.  Hope that makes sense.)  Smiley
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4  Re: oreo cookie tape measure in Crochet: Completed Projects by ax174 on: March 10, 2008 06:43:50 AM
I saw this at CRAFTzine, and was inspired to cover my measuring tape.  Thanks for the idea!



I ended up doing a (10 dc in a ring, 20 hdc, 30 sc) for each cookie half, and a strip of 2 rows of sc for the icing.  I whipstitched the whole thing together around the measuring tape.  I had a little bit too much icing, but I just folded it inside and tacked it down.
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5  Re: Free Pattern -- Crochet Lemon Meringue Pie Slice in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by ax174 on: March 09, 2008 06:24:25 AM
Thanks!  It's a fun pattern.


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6  Alien facehugger bag charm (or brooch, key fob, magnet, fridgie, etc.) in Crochet: Completed Projects by ax174 on: December 27, 2007 02:40:06 PM


I drew a picture of what I think is a chubby, cute Alien facehugger, then tried to crochet it for a bag charm (or keychain, brooch, magnet - haven't decided yet).  Success!

This was totally easy.  I've written out general instructions so that you can change the size of the facehugger.

For the body: crochet a circle.

Make an air bag by making a crocheted scallop.   This is how I did it: in any stitch, sc.  In the next stitch: hdc, 2 dc, hdc.  In the next stitch, sc.

For the legs: slip stitch to where you want the first leg to be.  ch 4, turn, and slip stich back to the body.  Slip stich to the next stitch, and repeat. Remember to leave a space between legs 4 and 5.  Make 8 legs total.

Make another air bag.

Make the tail: ch 12.  Turn.  sc, sc decrease, sc, sc decrease, etc., until you get back to the body.  This will make the tail curl.  Fasten off and weave the yarn tail into the back.

Optional: I made another crocheted circle to sew to the underside, so that I could add a little scrap-yarn stuffing for a slightly puffy bag charm.



P.S.  Here's a link to another Craftster's project: a full-sized knitted facehugger!

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ETA:

Another facehugger, more like the ones in the movies.


Here, doggy, doggy.


Inevitable.


Awww, Alien drone has a little dolly.


For this second one, I modified the pattern by adding longer legs and a longer tail. Also, there's an extra round for the air bags - it's the same sequence of stitches, just piled on top of each other. I originally did one round for the airbags, but after doing the legs, the air bags looked small, so I added the second round.

It was big enough to need more shaping, so I added a top piece:

Ch 12. Turn.

In first stitch, sc, 2 hdc, sc. In the top loops only, dc to the second last stitch.

sc, 2 hdc, sc in the last stitch. Do not turn (just rotate the piece).

In the "bottom loop" only (i.e. the other half of the loop that you haven't crocheted into yet), dc to the end and sl-st to join with the first stitch.

Stuff lightly, and sew this piece to the top of the facehugger.
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7  Skein of Yarn Bag Charm in Knitting: Completed Projects by ax174 on: October 19, 2007 08:22:31 AM
In the tradition of easy gifts for knitters, like the knitter's brooch...



This is a piece of scrap yarn that I wound into a small skein, wrapped with a tiny label, and attached to a key ring. It makes a cute knitting bag charm.

Instructions on how to wrap a skein are here. When you're done, slip the key ring into the top loops, and attach the optional charm-clasp hardware.
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8  Star Wars applique on gym bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by ax174 on: August 11, 2007 12:41:27 PM
Not really a bag, but decorations for a bag...





My nephew is wild about Star Wars, so I sewed these appliques on his school gym bag.  The felt is stuck on with fabric glue, then I did some rough embroidery around the edges for that Pottery Barn effect.
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9  Re: 12-point Star Blanket~along (a.k.a. Round Ripple) in Crochetalongs by ax174 on: July 07, 2007 09:54:54 AM
Mine ended up with 11 points instead of 12, but still looks pretty good, which shows how forgiving the pattern is.  This is it before blocking.  It's acrylic, but after it's blocked it should stay flat and not curl.





I keep thinking this is what Spidey drapes over his lap in the nursing home.  My 4 year-old nephew will use it to net villians, I'm sure.
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10  Re: 12-point Star Blanket~along (a.k.a. Round Ripple) in Crochetalongs by ax174 on: July 01, 2007 07:05:32 AM
Inspired by boogersmiley's round ripple, I've started one for my Spidey-lovin' nephew.

Work-in-progress:

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