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21  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Big Barda cosplay (4 images) on: October 06, 2014 10:17:46 AM
Whoa, this is incredible!  Shocked

Thank you! My favorite part is that it's mostly basic stitches, and the crocodile stitch is pretty easy to master, even if it takes forever when you need it for a lot of rows. Smiley
22  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Big Barda cosplay (4 images) on: October 06, 2014 10:16:31 AM
This was so cool to see a crocheted costume! Smiley I put it on Geek Crafts this morning.


Oh, greatness! I'm thrilled you liked it so much! I'm actually working on another costume for ECCC, so we'll see if that one turns out as well.
23  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Big Barda cosplay (4 images) on: September 25, 2014 12:02:53 PM
I'm shocked!  This rocks!!

Thank you! It was pretty fun to put together, and it was worth the occasional headaches to get such a good response at con.
24  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Big Barda cosplay (4 images) on: September 25, 2014 12:01:01 PM
Oh wow, that is so cool! It must have been a lot of work, all that crochet. What's the texture on the gauntlets, waist and legs?

Thank you! The fancy stitch is crocodile. Everything else is either half-double (the rest of the body work) or single (the megarod). The crocodile stitch bits took awhile, but the rest went pretty quickly.
25  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Big Barda cosplay (4 images) on: September 25, 2014 11:59:37 AM
I am amazed that you did all this in crochet.  It is quite an epic feat.

It was, but it ended up being really fun, and it was a hit at the con, so it all turned out great!
26  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Big Barda cosplay (4 images) on: September 23, 2014 06:22:48 PM
I made a Big Barda cosplay for Rose City Comic Con this past weekend, and it came out great! I got a lot of compliments, and I only sweat moderately. (Note to self, it doesn't matter how much you like the blue yarn for the legs and torso, worsted weight is not con-friendly).

With the exception of the hexagons, I didn't use any patterns.

Legs, torso, and gauntlets are crocodile stitch. The cape is triple crochet. The rest of it is half-double. The megarod (my totally not-phallic weapon) is single crochet with bubble stitch on the top and the buttons were stitched on separately.

Let me know if you have any questions! I actually got some in-progess shots for this one!

27  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Corner-start jacket on: December 23, 2013 09:49:27 PM
It was supposed to be a shawl, but then I figured out if I seamed two of the corners, I'd have sleeves. So, I did that (because lazy), and then I added the pink edging to give it some length and sewed on the button so it'd close. It's a perfect, lightweight bit of cuteness to help cheer up the gray days that will hit you up in the Pacific Northwest.

28  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: A very quick scarf on: December 23, 2013 09:44:12 PM
I love that stitch! Is it original? I'm always on the lookout for new stitches; one of my favorite sites is called New Stitch a Day.

I would love to take credit because it's a great stitch, but I found it on ravelry:


The pattern is technically for an afghan, but it's written so you can size to what you want to make. It's really a lovely stitch.
29  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Totoro Pillow Pet on: December 11, 2013 10:40:59 AM
This is so darling! Well done working off the pattern to get a larger version for your swap. I love the little curl for the fastener, and he looks great.
30  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Corner Start Leaky Roof Scarf on: December 11, 2013 10:17:31 AM
A little over a year ago, I was six months out of work, deeply frustrated, and broke as hell. A friend of mine found herself in possession of a huge storage container of very nice yarns and, not being a crocheter or knitter, gifted the entire container to me in an act of friendship. I insisted, if she was going to just give me all this yarn, that she pick out whatever yarns she liked the most, and I'd make her some items. I've managed to use most of the yarn she picked out to make her scarves and hats and hand warmers (she loves outerwear).

This scarf is another use of yarn she picked out (Rowan felted tweed, the lighter blue) with the addition of some unlabeled darker blue that I thought really popped. It was going to be her Christmas gift, but then she mentioned she'd rather not exchange gifts this year, so I gave it to her as a just because gift. She tried to argue that it was clearly a planned Christmas gift, but I pointed out that it came from the yarn she'd picked out the year before, so really, it's not anything but a thank you for all the yarn in the first place.

Corner-start with color changes done randomly. I was really just looking for an excuse to do color changes, and I wasn't certain it looked quite right, but my friend specifically mentioned she loved it, and that's all I was going for.

Close-ups of the whole thing piece by piece:

(And I just realized the end pics are flipped the wrong way. Whoops.)
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