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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / I choose you, Bulbasaur! on: November 24, 2011 12:15:05 PM
It all started with these afghans:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=356077.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=390970.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=337731.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=333118.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=314101.0

As soon as I saw all of these Link and Mario blankets floating around I realized something, craftster needs some pokemon afghans!

So that is what I set out to do: a pokemon afghan. I didn't actually stop to think how simple Link/Mario characters are compared to pokemon sprites, but I realized it once I started.

I worked on it for about 1.5 years (it took so long because I never wanted to to attach the last half of the squares together.)

Bulbasaur is about 33 squares tall by 36 squares wide. Each square is 2 inches, because anything bigger would've been ridiculous.





Square break-down:
135 green
356 Light Blue/Teal
49 Dark Blue
28 White
30 Red
250 Black

TOTAL: 848

I don't have the break-down of how much yarn, but it was a lot!


A second one is planned, and it will be charmander, then probably squirtle. After that...well I'm not sure who I'll do next.  Grin
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / What is this stitch? on: July 04, 2011 03:26:11 PM
My mom recently dug up some old hats, and found this one:



And then my friend asked if I could make a cowl with that pattern. It seemed simple enough and I agreed. But after looking at it a little longer I have no idea what that stitch is or how to do it. I thought it was just some bobble/popcorn stitch, but it doesn't look like that at all. I've googled it for awhile, but due to my lack of experience I haven't found it.

Here's some more pictures:



Inside:






Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / I heard you like stencils... on: June 02, 2011 03:27:29 PM
And mudkips...

This was my first attempt at stenciling. I was originally going to paint the mudkip logo onto a shirt, but once I started cutting I forgot what I was cutting out and destroyed the wrong part. (I was cutting out the black outline but destroyed the white space so I basically inverted my original design). That's the best way I can explain it.

Anyway! I also realized I didn't have any fabric paint...which is silly of me since I bought my supplies yesterday...

Okay so on to photographic evidence of my new found hobby:






Overall I'm in love with the face, but the words came out horrible...which doesn't surprise me since I b/s'ed my way through it.  And also, after looking at it I noticed the SQUARE outline...which was how I folded the shirt...this makes me extremely sad... Sad But it's something I can live with...I guess... Roll Eyes Although I'm slightly tempted to try to fix it up with more bleach.

For more in-depth details:
  • Made with freezer paper and bleach.
  • Original image was made by/came from who-knows-where (found it saved on my computer while rummaging through old files), but it was edited and changed and is different than the original.
  • These details aren't very in-depth....
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Dragon Amigurumi (with pattern) on: May 09, 2010 09:40:10 AM
You are not permitted to sell dolls created from this pattern.

I started this little guy sometime in mid February, and he just hung around until today waiting for a second arm.

I tend to get projects very close to completion and then lose interest...but one of my goals for this summer is to finish or frog all of my ongoing projects. Luckily this little guy survived!

He's about 6 inches tall and 7 inches long. I overstuffed his head a bit, and his wings have some pieces of pipe cleaner in them (but I don't think it worked too well). Made up the pattern myself, and it was a pain in the butt!



From the front:


From the side:


From the back:


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I plan to improve this pattern by re-making the arms/feet to make them less complicated and also change the body shape, but that may take awhile so here is what I have so far.

Now the pattern! I'm still kind of proud for actually writing it down, but be warned! I have a habit of making things a lot more complicated than they should be, so some of the pieces are a bit tricky (or just totally weird!)  Roll Eyes. You have been warned. Also, if something comes out a bit wonky or doesn't resemble the piece in the photos please tell me...I probably re-did that piece and forgot to change the pattern.

Head
R1: 6 sc
R2: inc each sc (12)
R3: *inc, sc 1* around (18)
R4: *inc, sc 2* around (24)
R5: *inc, sc 3* around (30)
R6: *inc, sc 4* around (36)
R7: *inc, sc 5* around (42)
R8-R16: sc around (42)
R17: *inc, sc 6* around (48)
R18: sc around (48)
R19: *dec, sc 6* around (42)
R20: *dec, sc 5* around (36)
R21: *dec, sc 4* around (30)
R22: *dec, sc 1* around (20)
R23: *dec* around (10)

Snout
R1: 6 sc
R2: *inc* around (12)
R3: *sc 2, inc* around (16)
R4: sc 3, [sc, ch3, sc] in same sc, sc 2, [sc, ch3, sc] in same stitch, sc 9 (18)
R5: sc 3, dec, sc 2, dec, sc 9 (16)
R6: sc around (16)

Ears (make 2)
R1: ch 7, turn
R2: In fourth sc from hook [tc 3, ch3, sl sc], ch 3, [tc 2, dc] in same sc, sc 1, ch 3, [tc 2, dc] in same sc

Horns (make 2)
R1: 4 sc
R2: sc aroiund (4)
R3: *inc, sc* around (6)

Body
R1: 6 sc
R2: inc each sc (12)
R3: *inc, sc 1* around (18)
R4: *inc, sc 2* around (24)
R5: *inc, sc 3* around (30)
R6-15: sc around (30)
R16: *dec, sc 3* around (24)
R17: *dec, sc 2* around (18)
R18: *dec, sc 1* around (12)
R19: *dec, sc 4* around (10)

Stomach Patch
R1: ch 3, turn
R2-4: sc all
R5: inc, sc, inc (5)
R6-7: sc all
R8: inc, sc 3, inc (7)
R9-13: sc all
R14: dec, sc 3, dec (5)
R15: dec, sc, dec (3)
Now stitch around the patch and make a nice border (mine was about 30 sc I think...)

Arms (make 2)
R1: 8 sc
R2-4: sc around
R5: hdc, dc, dc, hdc, sl sc 4
R6: hdc 4, sl sc 4
R7: sc around
R8: sl sc 5, *[ch 3, sl sc] in same sc* repeat in last 3 scs (8 sc)
R9: *dec* around (or just sew the hole shut after stuffing)

Feet (make 2)
R1: 8 sc
R2: *inc* around (16)
R3: sc, [hdc , dc, hdc] in same sc, sl sc, [sc, hdc, dc, hdc] in same sc, sl sc, [sc, hdc, dc, hdc] in same sc, sl sc, sc 9 (24)
R4: *sl sc 2, sc 3* three times, sl sc 1, sc 8 (24)
R5: sc, sl sc 1, sc 3, *sl sc 2, sc 3* twice, sl sc 1, sc 8 (24)
R6: sc 2, *dec over 3, sl sc 2* twice, dec over 3, sc 9 (18)
R7: sc 1, dec 5, sc 7 (13)
Sew hole closed.

Tail
R1: 6 sc
R2-3: sc around
R4: inc 2, sc 4 (8 sc)
R5-6: sc around
R7: sc, inc 2, sc 5 (10)
R8-9: sc around
R10: sc 2, inc 2, sc 6 (12)
R11-12: sc around
R13: sc 3, inc 2, sc 7 (14)
R14-15: sc around
R16: sc 4, inc 2, sc 8 (16)
R17-18: sc around

Wing - Big Triangle (make 2)
R1: ch 2, turn
R2: inc, ch 1, turn (3?)
R3: inc, sc 3, ch 1, turn (4)
R4: inc, sc 4, ch 1, turn (5)
R5: sc 5

Wing - Small Triangle (make 2)
R1: ch2, turn
R2: inc, ch 1, turn (3?)
R3: sc 3, ch 1, turn (3)
R3: inc, sc 3, ch 1, turn (4)

Wing - Outer Tube (make 2)
R1: 5 sc
R2-9: sc around
R10: hdc, dc, hdc, sc 2 (5)
R11-17: sc around

Wing - Middle Tube (make 2)
R1: 5 sc
R2-6: sc around
Sew to outer tube, around the middle of it. Then sew the triangles in the gaps.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Flower Pattern Search on: October 23, 2009 04:10:30 PM
Okay, so I've been looking for one flower pattern in particular.

It is not a granny square pattern, it is not a flat flower or anywhere near that.

From what I remember, I saw it on a blog and the flower had a red middle and gray petals. It seemed to be really plush from the vast amount of yarn used. I'm pretty sure it was crochet.

Not much to go on, and I've searched around for awhile but I've had no luck. Any help would be appreciated.
6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Wolf Fox Thing? on: September 08, 2009 07:01:24 PM
Wow. First post.  Shocked

I always lurk and lush over the awesome things posted all over Craftster. Now I finally decided to post something.


So, introducing my wolf/fox thing!  Cheesy
I made it last Christmas for my friend. She requested a fox or wolf. I gave it a shot.




I think it was about 6" tall. The legs weren't jointed so it could just sit there.  Embarrassed
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