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1  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Creepy Cute Crochet-along? on: July 17, 2008 11:30:24 AM
OH, he is brilliant! Love it, I may well have a go at that one. I don't recall Bunnicula at all, maybe he never made it over this side of the pond, but perhaps I'll have a think about a Duckula...much the same idea, I guess. Grin

I almost forgot, here's my latest - it uses the basic head and body, plus the Day Of The Dead Guy's hat. My 2.5yo daughter decided THIS was the very thing for her Auntie's 27th birthday a couple of weeks ago.



I have no idea how she came up with it, but it's all exactly to her specs. I just did what I was told and Reggie the Spider was born. Full story here  Cheesy
2  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Creepy Cute Crochet-along? on: July 01, 2008 04:24:29 AM
On average, how big are you all's coming out?

Mine are about 4ins tall. I do work tightly and have gone up .5mm hook size for the main bodies and heads, and my yarns will all be different, of course. I made an alien the other day out of thin yarn and metallic embroidery thread which is the size of a ping-pong ball, so cute.
3   / CROCHET / Re: Crochet Blogs list on: June 30, 2008 02:40:43 AM
S'pose I should put mine in, since it's 90% crochet at the moment Grin (it is a mixture, though):

http://www.crafts.carolinewood.co.uk

There's a daffodil pattern here and I'm hoping to put others up shortly.
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Creepy Cute Crochet on: June 27, 2008 04:59:22 AM
Very nice! I love the alien in particular Smiley

We've got a CAL going on for this book - check out http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249190
5  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Creepy Cute Crochet-along? on: June 27, 2008 03:08:22 AM
Hollistercobabe, that is so cool! I love the detail, very nice...is it a specific uniform? (Sorry - ignorant foreigner here Grin ).

Claraohara
, that's fab. I use superglue to stick the weapons on, seems pretty sturdy as long as they're just going to be sitting around on desks or whatever. I have no idea what you could do for a robot...cyberman helmet or something? The only robot I can think of right now is Bender, lol.
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: New to Crochet. on: June 26, 2008 05:04:27 PM
How about a hat? That's what I started with, oooh...all of three months ago and have since made five hats, a scarf, two bags, three balls, a shrug and 13.5 amigurumis.  Grin It really is a doddle once you've picked it up and all you really need for most things are chains, slip stitches, sc and dc (er, dc and tr to me), stuff like increasing and decreasing follows from those. I really like hats, they're dead quick and they teach you a lot of the principles very quickly.

The star blanket is a lovely project but it will help to do something a little simpler first so you get a kind of "spatial awareness" going on - there's a lot of working in spaces and that sort of thing which is a little confusing at first. The tutorials linked in the CAL thread are brilliant, though (thank you! Eight rounds in...).

My big tip would be to start big, by which I mean chunky yarn and a big hook, it's so much easier to see what you're doing and get your fingers around it. Oh, and raid your library for books. You may strike a goldmine if there's a crafter on the staff...my local is a pathetically underfunded suburban thing but it's absolutely heaving with crochet books Smiley
7  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Creepy Cute Crochet-along? on: June 25, 2008 03:19:28 PM
Hi can any one tell me where the "tutorials" are located?

TIA Wink

Have a look at this thread: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=246412.0
NeedleNoodles was kind enough to answer some questions and put links to some tutorials in too. Smiley

Amber555, thank you! I used to play around a lot with Fimo when I was a kid and surprisingly it all came back to me twenty years later Grin I'm actually really pleased with the morning star on this one: http://www.crafts.carolinewood.co.uk/2008/06/irtuk.html - it was a very specific design for a friend's dh's EQ character and had to be "just so"...thank goodness for Loctite glue! The chain was the hardest part as I didn't have any good jewellery findings to hand so I used eyepins, split rings and crocheted a length of metallic thread to fix it all together!
8  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Star Baby Blanket~Along on: June 25, 2008 03:12:18 PM
Hurray, I can start this one now - actually have done the first three rounds just now. Big big thanks for the tips and tutorials, I'm really enjoying it. Mine is going to be light green and dark green stripes for my little girl.  Grin
9  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / Re: Creepy Cute Crochet-along? on: June 25, 2008 01:40:52 AM
Another three...

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/princess-gr-redalien.jpg

I have another alien to do and then I've run out of requests! What am I going to do with myself?
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: Creepy Cute Crochet - patterns are confusing... on: June 24, 2008 02:40:08 AM
Emily, I've found some similar things with the heads and I'm not sure why as my yarns and hooks are the same each time! I think my tension is a little variable and the more I make the more I tend to go my own way a bit (generally by slipstitch and ch1 at the end of each round, as for the bodies, just because that's how I prefer to work). I do despair of ever getting a Grim Reaper to look like the one in the book! But hey. They're cute. What the hell. Smiley
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