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1  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Um ... let's call it early for next year! 16-piece nativity set on: February 04, 2008 02:11:51 PM
So cute! I especially love the sheep and the three kings!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: alternative crochet hook case on: January 06, 2008 12:17:43 PM
Cool idea, I have to keep that in mind!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: South Park afghan on: January 01, 2008 07:00:31 PM
Wow! I am impressed! And thanks for the cool link, it's just what I need!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Chanson En Crochet in pinky orange sherbert SWS on: January 01, 2008 06:58:31 PM
This is beautiful! I just added the pattern to my ravelry queue list :-)
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: spongebob purse on: January 01, 2008 06:47:59 PM
My goodness! So many kind replies, I am so flattered and happy, that you like the purse. I had a good laugh while reading one or the other post, too :-D

@ radwriter: *LMAO* ... great idea, go ahead and make one.

There is a zipper on top of the purse, I did that for the first time and I must admit I am a bit proud, that I managed to do that, hehe.

The arms are dangly and a wire sounds like a good idea. I put one in the nose, but I didn't think of the arms.

All I did was figuring out, how big the rectangles for the body have to be and made everything else up, while I was going. And how could I refuse to give you a tutorial, when you are so kind :-) ... just give me time to measure and write it down, now that the holidays are over it won't be long.

Wishing everyone a happy new year!
6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / spongebob purse *Update* now with tut and corrections written in red on: December 30, 2007 01:10:30 PM
Hi!

My daughter loves Spongebob, so I made her a purse for xmas. I'm quite happy with it, even though the eyes and teeth are crooked and  uneven, but it looks worse on the photos than in person.

He has no legs. Maybe I'll add some, if inspiration strikes.

Here he is, what do you think?

I should have taken the photo in profile, the nose is my favorite part :-D

Here's a pic of the zipper


Sorry, that it took so long, I had more to do than I thought Id have. So after consulting a few conversation charts, yarn weight lists and my double sided measuring tape, I hope youll find this helpful.

By the way, Spongebob's name in Germany is Spongebob Schwammkopf, that is Spongebob Spongehead. Strange, huh :-D ... but sounds better than a translation would.

Please, keep in mind, that English is not my first language and I am used to metric measurement. And I made this for a little girl.

I wont give you exact instruction, but I tell you what yarn I used and what parts are needed. You will probably use different yarn anyway. I dont even remember everything, sometimes I just try around until it looks like I want it.

I took a photo of the top part of the purse to make the zipper part clearer.

I used:

Lyric by Coats in yellow, brown and white ... Cotton, worsted I think, H hook
Catania by Schachenmayr in white, red and black ... Cotton, fingering, E hook
Embroidery thread, 6 strands in blue (I didnt have another yarn of this color but I have all colour in embroidery thread, hehe)
Yellow zipper, 15 cm /6 inch
Piece of wire, about 12 cm/4 inch
Invisible thread
Dull embroidery needle
sewing needle
something spongebobby, like a toy or a picture, for reference

Parts

All Parts made in single crochet. Use big hook for body, strap and arms and small hook for small parts

2 rectangles: height 22 cm/8 5/8 inch, width 17 cm/6 7/8 inch
First brown (I made 6 rows) 3 cm/1 inch
white (I made 4 rows) 2 cm/3/4 inch
Yellow (I made 34 rows) 15,5 cm/6 inch
Then one row in back loop only, total after the line 1,5 cm/5/8 inch (3 rows in my case, one in back loop and 2 regular afterwards)

Bottom: height 17 cm/6 7/8 inch, width 5 cm/2 inch
Brown

Strap: (serves as sides and handle) width 5 cm/2 inch, length 155 cm/61 inches
Yellow

2 Teeth: white, height 2 cm/3/4 inch, width 1,8 cm/5/8 inch

2 triangles: collar, white, height 2 cm/3/4 inch, width 3 cm/1 inch, sides 2 cm/3/4 inch
start at top and decrease to form a triangle.

2 circles: eyes, white, diameter 6 cm/2 3/8 inch

2 small circles: one row black, one row blue

2 half circles: sleeves, white, height 2 cm/3/4 inch, width 3 cm/1 inch
start at bottom and decrease to form a half circle

Tie: red

1 = 5 cm/2 inch
2 = 1,5 cm/5/8 inch
3 = 1 cm/3/8 inch
4 = 2 cm/3/4 inch

Start at top

Nose: yellow, length 6 cm/2 3/8 inch
I am not sure, that I could read the nose right.
Work in rounds. Ch 6, work 5 rounds then increase one or two, work another 5 rounds, sc2tog all stiches and tie the rest together.

Fold the wire in half and twist it together. It should be a bit shorter than the nose. I wrapped the wire with yarn, but you could probably use polyfill, too. Stuff the whole thing inside nose. That's not easy, because the upper part is bigger. Maybe stuffing with polyfill would be easier.

2 Arms: yellow,length of arm 11 cm/4 inch, length of hand 3 cm/1 inch

chain 17, *sc in ch next to hook, sc 2, ch 4*, repeat twice, sc in ch next to hook, sc 2, sc in arm until finished. There will be a hole in the hand. Sew it shut with invisible thread.

Block all parts, except the nose, hehe.

Assembling

I use invisible thread, because I dont have to change colours and because its invisible, hehe. Its best to use it doublestranded and knotted, so it wont slip out of the needle, which happens easily. I used the dull needle everywhere, except for the iris and the zipper. And I used a simple running stitch for sewing mostly.

Arrange front parts on one rectangle, pin in place and sew. Sew iris on after the white circles, so you can make him look right. Keep in mind that the top part after the line is folded over and does not belong to Spongebobs face. Embroider lashes and mouth with black yarn.

I sewed on the teeth completely, because I forgot, that I wanted to attach them only at the top and I was too lazy to change it. They would probably need some starching if used that way.

Sew bottom to rectangle. Important: put left sides together, that makes him look more erm square. Sew strap to bottom and rectangle left sides together.

Sew sleeves to arms, arrange sleeves on strap and sew.

Fold top part of rectangle (90 degree) and sew to strap.

Cut off the fabric part of the zipper, if it's too long. Sew one side of zipper to folded part.

Sew back rectangle to bottom and strap, left sides together. Fold top part and sew to strap. Open zipper and sew to top part.

Embroider belt in black. I forgot to do this part.

7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Elivs has left the building, but left his hair behind! on: October 22, 2007 12:14:01 PM
Goodness gracious ... I was laughing so hard, hubby turned around to see what it was all about. He laughed, too, of course. This definitely rocks.

And if you're going to make a Marilyn Monroe hat, I so want it :-D
8  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Art Deco Inspired/Freehand Flower Pot & Frame on: October 22, 2007 03:48:38 AM
Your first embroidery? Freehanded? *squints eyes and raises eyebrow" GORGEOUS! You were born to embroider (unlike myself, but I do it anyway, haha), keep on doing it.
9  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: Alien Pillow on: October 18, 2007 12:38:47 AM
This is beautiful! I wish I could embroider one of my daughter's drawings, but she doesn't draw! And she's already 4 years old.
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: The Saw That Dripped Blood...SCARF! on: October 17, 2007 06:33:49 AM
Great as usual. You are definitely the best.  Smiley
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