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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / My first attempts at making clothing patterns. (And a motif?) on: September 12, 2012 08:14:42 PM
So, I mostly make Amigurumi. Then one day I'm like, wait, if ami's are round....and hats are round....I CAN MAKE HATS. *mind blown*

So I did, lol. Before that though, I came up with a plan for the types of things I wanted to make. I knew it had to be video game related, of course. Problem is, I also wanted my hats/etc. to be really wearable, and not super costume-y so I could use them everyday. And I then decided that the patterns had to be customizable, so they could be turned into non-gaming accessories with a few color changes, or by altering a few lines of the pattern, so that way I would get bang-for-my-buck so to speak. This lead me to making a Legend of Zelda hat to start, since I thought it would be a good beginner project and a lot of people seem to have made them before so why couldn't I?


For it I used an olive yarn instead of a sharp green yarn since I thought it would make for a cool hat in general, not just a cool zelda hat. Plus it looks better on brown hair to me (which I have). Still keeping it with the theme, just in a fashionable way lol. Also it's kinda slouchy. I then took this pattern and used it make a normal purple slouch hat.


For some reason I don't like too much slouch, so it's not super baggy. Also, on both hats I made up this stitch thingy. Is this technically a motif or something else? Here's a pic...



It's that shape above the band. It kinda looked like a temple to me when I made it, like the fpdc's are the columns and the shell at the top is a dome, so I'm calling it my "temple stitch." Has anybody else made up something like this before? If not maybe I should creative commons license it lol!!! I doubt it though, I'm not original at all  Roll Eyes

I also made some LoZ gloves that match the hat and have a triforce on the left hand (just like link does), and some earwarmers designed after Aigis, a robot character from Persona 3.



Thanks for looking!!! Cheesy
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Tree of Life blanket wedding gift on: September 12, 2012 07:46:18 PM
This is GORGEOUS, wow just wow.  Shocked
3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Bubo, Chibi & owlets on: August 31, 2012 12:27:34 AM
Oh wow, I just saw this on Craftster's main page and recognized Bubo right away! I love it!!! I remember when my sister and I would watch Clash of the Titans late at night on t.v. in the summertime when we were kids. Oh nostalgia, lol. Great job on that, and your other plushies as well. Cheesy
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Discussion and Questions / Re: Any tutorials on how to split off and join shapes? on: June 24, 2012 06:00:53 PM
I don't know of any tutorials exactly, but the way I do things like that is to think of the shape in reverse order. For example you said one tube that splits into four smaller tubes, think of building it in the opposite order, make the four smaller tubes, stitch them together along any point they touch on the sides (think of this as an inseam), and then crochet around the top of all of them and continue shaping the piece. This will create a "seamless" appearance from top to bottom.

Another example; say you want a body with a seamless appearance where the legs meet the body. I would make the legs and small oval shape to go between them. Stitch the oval in place between the legs and then crochet around the top of each leg and the sides of the oval (there would only be the front and back of the oval showing, since the sides have the legs stitched to it). This would create an illusion of a body with legs coming out of it-as opposed to a body with the legs obviously stitched onto it.

Does any of that make sense? Haha, I always wonder if I describe these things in a way that helps at all.
5  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Three pokemon for summer... on: June 23, 2012 09:10:15 PM
...Well ok, only one of these pokemon was made to celebrate the beginning of summer. The others just happened to finish around the same time lol. But who cares! Anywho, the first of the three pokemon I made recently is a surfing pikachu! Yay! Here's a picture of him and his surfboard....



That totally tubular board closeup...



And I also finished a Mewtwo, he's grumpy like a Mewtwo should be haha...



And finally this is a newer pokemon called Elgyem, he's a little Roswell alien type pokemon lol.



Thanks for looking! Cheesy

6  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Darumaka Pokemon on: May 13, 2012 04:30:05 PM
This is just a little pokemon I finished making the other day. It's a Darumaka, and in the reference pictures I had it's always in these playful poses, so I tried to make him look like he's dancing around Cheesy
7  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Heartless love Valentines Day! (Pattern Added) on: April 20, 2012 04:23:19 PM
Made a pattern for this, just letting anyone who has asked know about it. ^_^ If anyone has questions, comments, go ahead and let me know! Cheesy
8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Whimsicott Pokemon on: April 15, 2012 03:38:00 PM
I finally grabbed a long enough amount of time between paper writing for school to finish a project! (I feel better now lol.) It's an ami of Whimsicott, a pokemon from the Pokemon Black and White games. It's about 12-14 (?) inches tall and took more than a week, but less than a month, to make. Here's the pics! (I put most of them in thumbnails to make it easier to load. Go ahead and click 'em, you know you wanna!)






Sooo huggable! Thanks for looking, and any comments!
9  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Special Agent Dale Cooper (Twin Peaks) on: November 02, 2011 08:58:11 PM


It's been awhile since I have posted here (a combo of college work and starting, but not finishing, projects is to blame), but I will hopefully slowly crawl back into the habit of doing so, starting with this ami. Over the summer I watched Twin Peaks for the first time and fell in love! So I made a plush of one of my top three favorite characters from the show, Special Agent Dale Cooper. As you can see, he is sporting his signature comb-over haircut and is also holding his tape recorder (Diane! lol). Don't know how many fans of this series are on Craftster, but oh well, I'm pretty psyched lol.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / Re: Pattern Testing? on: November 04, 2010 09:47:35 AM
Just read this the other day right before I went to work, and just realized now that I forgot to comment then. /faceplam

Thank you so much for the help! Especially fantasticmio!!!  Grin

I suppose I'll put some up soon then, as soon as I get through the very tedious task of typing them up.  Undecided
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