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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Felix's Turtle with Pattern! on: December 12, 2010 05:17:09 PM
I made this really adorable turtle for my nephew for Christmas.  His shell is like a vest and comes off!






I've never written a pattern before.  So here is my first attempt.  If one of you great crafters attempts to make this Felix Turtle, let me know if I should correct anything on the pattern!

Felixs Turtle
Gauge USH8/5mm
Yarn Needed:  3 different shades of green, 1 or skein or less each.
When finished measures 11.5 inches long, 7.5 inches wide.  Shell is about 5 inches tall.

Head:
Color A
Chain 2
R1:   Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc.
R2:   Ch1, 2sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc (12 sc)
R3:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (18sc)
R4:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 3 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (24sc)
R5:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 4 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (30sc)
R6:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 5 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (36sc)
R7-10:   Sc in each st (working in the round) (36)
R11:   [Sc in next 4 sts, decrease 1] 6 times (30)
R12:   [Sc in next 3 sts, decrease 1] 6 times (24)
R13:   [Sc in next 2 sts, decrease 1] 6 times (18)
R 14-24: Sc in next 8 st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 8 st, decrease1
Fasten off

Body:
Color A
Chain 2
R1:   Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc.
R2:   Ch1, 2sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc (12 sc)
R3:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (18sc)
R4:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 3 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (24sc)
R5:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 4 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (30sc)
R6:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 5 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (36sc)
R7:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 6 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (42sc)
R8:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 7 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (48sc)
R9:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 8 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (54sc)
R10:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 9 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (60sc)
R11:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 10 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (66sc)
R12:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 11 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (72sc)
R13:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 12 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (78sc)
R14:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 13 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (84sc)
R15:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 14 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (90sc)
R16:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 15 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (96sc)
R17:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 16 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (102sc)
R18:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 17 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (108sc)
R19-31: SC in each st around (108)
R32:   Working on inside loops only sc in each st around (108)
R33:   [Sc in next 16 st decrease 1] 6 times 102)
R34:   [Sc in next 15 st decrease 1] 6 times (96)
R35:   [Sc in next 14 st decrease 1] 6 times (90)
R36:   [Sc in next 13 st decrease 1] 6 times (84)
R37:   [Sc in next 12 st decrease 1] 6 times (78)
R38:   [Sc in next 11 st decrease 1] 6 times (72)
R39:   [Sc in next 10 st decrease 1] 6 times (66)
R40:   [Sc in next 9 st decrease 1] 6 times (60)
R41:   [Sc in next 8 st decrease 1] 6 times (54)
R42:   [Sc in next 7 st decrease 1] 6 times (48)
R43:   [Sc in next 6 st decrease 1] 6 times (42)
R44:   [Sc in next 5 st decrease 1] 6 times (36)
(think about stuffing the body before finishing)
R45:   [Sc in next 4 st decrease 1] 6 times (30)
R46:   [Sc in next 3 st decrease 1] 6 times (24)
R47:   [Sc in next 2 st decrease 1] 6 times (18)
R48:   [Sc in next 1 st decrease 1] 6 times (12)
R49:   Decrease in each 2 st around (6)
Sew up hole.

Leg
(make 4)
Color A
Ch 2
R1:   Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc.
R2:   Ch1, 2sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc (12 sc)
R3:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (18sc)
R4:   Working in inside loops only sc in each st (18)
R5-13:   Sc in each st around (working in the round)
Fasten off

Tail
Color A
Ch2
R1:   Work 3 sc in second chain from hook; join with slip st in first sc.
R2:   Ch1, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, join with slip st in first sc (14sc)
R3-5:   Ch1, sc in each st around, join with slip st in first sc

Shell
Center Tile
Color B
Ch 2
R1:   Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc.
R2:   Ch1, 2sc in each st around, join with slip st in first sc (12sc)
R3:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (18sc)
R4:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 3 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (24sc)
Join Color C
R5:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 4 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (30sc)
R6:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 5 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (36sc)
R7:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 6 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (42sc)
R8:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 7 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (48sc)
Join Color A   
R9:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 8 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (54sc)
R10:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 9 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (60sc)
R11:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 10 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (66sc)
Fasten Off

Side Tile (make 6)
Color B
Ch 2
R1:   Work 6 sc in second ch from hook; join with slip st in first sc.
R2:   Ch1, 2sc in each st around, join with slip st in first sc (12sc)
R3:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 2 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (18sc)
R4:   Ch1 [sc in next st, 3 sc in next st] 6times; join with slip st in first sc (24sc)
Color C
R5:   Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st,  sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 4 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 7 sts, 2 sc in next st , sc in last st; join with slip st in first sc (30)
R6:   Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, 2 sc in next st,  sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st , sc in last 2 sts; join with slip st in first sc (36)
R7:   Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, 2 sc in next st,  sc in next 9 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 8 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 9 sts, 2 sc in next st , sc in last 3 sts; join with slip st in first sc (42)
Join Color A
R8:   Ch 1, sc in first 4 sts, 2 sc in next st,  sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 10 sts, 2 sc in next st , sc in last 4 sts; join with slip st in first sc (48).
Fasten Off

Vest Piece (make 2)
Color B
Ch 13
R1:   Sc in second ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn (12sc).
R2-11:     Ch1, 2 sc in first st. sc in each st to last st, 2 sc in last st, turn, at end of last row (32)
R 12-13:  Sc in each st across, turn.
R 14:  Ch1, skip first st, slip st in next 9 sts, ch1, sc in next 12 sts, leaving 10 sts unworked; turn.
R14-18: Ch1, sc in each sc across, turn
Fasten Off
Button Hole Band
*Work band on only one vest piece
R1:  working in remaining loops along opposite side of foundatio nch on one vest piece, join color B with sc in first ch, sc in each remaining ch across, turn (12)
R2: Ch1, sc in first st, ch1, skip next st, sc in nect 3 sts, ch1 skip next st, sc in next 3 sts, ch1, skip next st, sc in next 2 sts turn.
R3:  Ch1 Skip first st, slip st in each sc and in each ch-space across.
Fasten Off

Eye (make 2)
Color C
Ch2
R1: work 6 sc in second ch from hook, join with slip st in first sc
Fasten off and tie ends in back of eye.


Assemble Body
Note:  Notice that the turtle body has six sides.  When assembling, arrange head, tail, and four legs along the lower half at each of the six sides (see photo).
With thread, sew eyes to sides of head, with color A and yarn needle, sew head, tail, and legs to body.
Assemble Shell
Arrange side tiles around the center tile (shortest edges of side tiles aligned with each edge of center tile).  With color A, slip stitch tiles together.
Shell Edging:  Join Color A with sl st in edge of shell, sl st evenly around edge; join with sl st in first st.  Fasten off
With Color C sew the edges of vest to underside of shell beneath last A colored round.  Sew buttons to vest, opposite buttonholes.
Weave in all ends, slip turtle into shell and button vest closed.
 


2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pasties...for a bride on: August 11, 2009 02:50:44 PM
So my best friend got married on the fourth of July this year.  I decided to make her pasties.  Mostly because it would be hilarious in our conservative circle of friends.  She told me that she wore them on the honey moon!  I couldn't be happier about it.

They are all made of felt.

She got married on July 4th, how could I not make something patriotic. (Made with felt and yarn.)
 

Little Flirtier... (felt base, and sewing on feathers.)


Little sexier (Felt base, and sewed on the sequins.)


3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / A gift to myself: an apron (img heavy) on: February 16, 2009 02:24:48 PM
I decided to make myself an apron for Valentine's day.  I got the fabric practically for free from a place called Leftovers etc.  http://www.leftoversetc.com/  It is a place that is for teachers, Sunday school teachers, and home schoolers to pick up supplies for crafts.  It costs $4 to fill a medium size brown paper bag.  That's a lot of fabric and buttons.  I've also found some really cool vases, books, patterns, patches, all kinds of stuff.  Next time I go I'm getting jars to make terrariums.  Anyway back to the apron...


Here is a picture of me cleaning up my mess after making cake truffles for my BF.


Here is the apron laid out flat.

Here is the back.  I sewed ruffles on some muslin that I had laying around.

Here is what it looks like with the ruffles messed up so you can see how I assembled it.
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Valentine's Love Birds on: February 04, 2009 05:36:30 PM

I found this really cute pattern for some love birds.  I was going to make them and fill them with some sweet smelling somethings so that they would become sachets...but I decided to stuff them and keep them for myself.  I was going to give it to a friend that has no concept how cool and awesome crochet stuff is.  So I decided no one would appreciate these love birds as much as I would, so I'm keeping them! HA

Here is the pattern:

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80015AD.html


They are snuggling up by the fire...


Their sweet tweety faces.
5  CROCHET / Crochetalongs / DORMANT: hexagon afghan crochetalong (w/pattern link) on: January 28, 2009 09:14:55 PM
I just started a new afghan that I'm making for my mom for mother's day.  I might be a little ambitious but hey I'm young...I sure would love the motivation of some outstanding craftsters to join me!





My mother really wanted these colors...so I had to order the remanding amount of yarn...and so this is where I'm at and I won't be able to add on until Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. 

I found the pattern at this amazing blog.  There is also a link to a related flickr pool on the blog too....

http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/hexagon-howto.html

If you went to the link then you now how colorful, creative, and beautiful it could really be.  My mom just likes the neutrals.  PLEASE JOIN ME with this craft-a-long.  It's going to be AWESOME!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Beret Hat on: January 28, 2009 08:53:54 PM
I made this hat in about 2 hours... I was watching TV so you could probably do it even faster....

I found the pattern here (http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory.php)  Crochet Pattern Central a very good resource to find all kinds of crochet patterns... I haven't been steered wrong yet.

The specific hat pattern I used is here, http://www.baycrochet.com/patberet.htm.  I omitted the bill.

Here I am in it.  You can see the back in the mirror.


Here is the top


The underside


Here I am in it.  You can see the back in the mirror.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / vinyl poster computer sleeve on: January 13, 2009 11:37:12 AM
I work at the mall and during my work I've realized all of the cool marketing props get thrown away in the dumpster!  Well, not on my watch!  I saved this HUGE vinyl poster from the dumpster.

There are 4 panels with 4 portraits all connected on the same poster.    It was 10 feet tall and around 25-30 feet long. 



So for Christmas I made a bunch of bags out of them for my sisters.  Of course I did not take pictures of the final project because I tend to do that with all gifts.  But here is what I have.


This is a messenger bag pre-straps.


This you can kind of tell where the folds are.  I sewed up the two sides to make the makeup bag with that triangular flap.


This is just for scale and to see how big this poster really is.... I used this piece to make a little over night bag

So here is the computer sleeve that I made by weaving pictures.

Front

Back

This is my computer half way in it...obviously

Peeking in.

8  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Creepy Cute skeleton Bride and Groom on: October 24, 2008 12:24:07 PM
My BFF bought me the book Creepy Cute when I went on a little road-trip to visit her... http://www.amazon.com/Creepy-Cute-Crochet-Zombies-Ninjas/dp/1594742324/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224875913&sr=8-1

She is engaged so for a thanks for the book and letting me stay the night at her house I made her the skeleton bride and groom.  I sent the bride to her and the groom to her fiance.



I changed it a little.  I kind of found the patterns to be unnecessarily complicated, but luckily I know a thing or two about crocheting, so I just modified it a little for myself.
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / What do you do with pool noodles? on: August 05, 2008 09:41:01 PM
Last weekend at my church it was Kids weekend.  This means that the kids get up on stage and sing and then you get to see what the kids are being taught instead of a message.  We do this once a year.  My church's stage is pretty much a blank slate and the decorating team usually does these huge and tremendous decorations for different series' of messages.  Anyway...this week for Kids they decorated the place with pool noodles.  The noodles were EVERYWHERE.  They made these HUGE flowers and HUGE bubble letters were hung on the wall spelling love God, Love All.  It was so amazingly awesome.  I was at church tonight for a small group meeting and saw that most of the decorations were down already but some of the flowers were still up!  So I grabbed my camera which I brought hoping that I could snag a few of the noodles.  I thought to myself, "It would be a sin not to show the crafter community what can be done with pool noodles."  So here you are!


You can see the scale because the theatre seats are right behind the flower and looking fairly small by comparison.


The tiny spirals and stuff coming out of the center are pipe cleaners.




I did not have any part in making this.  I just wanted to show you all.
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Z is for Zachary on: August 01, 2008 10:08:41 AM

Zachary is a nudist.


I can't believe I actually did it!  I finished the A-Z finger puppets by August 1, 2008.  I guess you achieve your goals when you set them realistically. 

For ALL of the A-Z finger puppets go here...http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=249639.0
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