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1  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.

2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / heathergems on: October 07, 2007 04:17:22 PM
Hi!

A few days ago I saw jewelry made with heathergems (yup, gems made of heather) I have never seen something like this before, so I thought maybe someone else would find it interesting, too. Here you go: http://www.heathergems.com/make.php

I think they're beautiful, let me know, what you think.
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / How do you block a hat? on: September 24, 2007 01:31:24 PM
Hi!

I must admit, blocking is not my favorite task, but things really do look better blocked. But I don't know, how to block a hat. Can anyone help, please?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / *update* monster hat and scarf *now with tute* on: September 22, 2007 03:44:39 PM
Hi!

I don't knit much, I'm a crocheter, but I thought this would look better knitted. The eyes and teeth are crocheted. The set is inspired by ladylinoleum's crocheted eyeballs.

It looks a bit weird on DD, who is modelling, because it's made for her older cousin.

Hope you like it.



I cant give you a real pattern, because I made it up as I went and dont know the measurements. And English is not my first language. I dont know, if this tute will be any helpful, but here you go:

Hat:

A simple tube knitted in rounds (1 knit, 1 purl) to fit head and a bit longer. Sew upper edges from the left like this (but evenly, of course, hehe):


Crochet eyeballs from this pattern: http://www.monstercrochet.com/TomatoPattern.html

I used variegated embroidery thread for the iris. Black and white cotton  yarn in the same thickness.

On this website is a gollum hat with eyeballs. You could also use this pattern, its free, too.

You can use the lid pattern from the tomato, too or knit an halfcircle in stockinette stitch to fit on the eyeball.

Figure out, where to put the eyeballs. Best would be to do that on the recipients head. Pin in place ... carefully, hehe. Sew eyeballs to hat (I use invisible thread), leave an opening and stuff with polyester fill or snippets. Close opening. Sew lids in place.

Scarf:

Knitted in 1 knit, 1 purl, even count.



Start in red and increase slightly at the sides to make a nice tongue shape. Change to body colour in about 1/3 of desired length. After another 1/3 knit only half the way to make the opening for the mouth. After desired length, leave stitches on a stitch holder or simply start the second half with a new needle. When the second half is as long as the first knit over both halves to connect them. Knit to desired length. I cant tell you, how to knit the points, but there was a lot to weave in :-D

Crocheted teeth:

Chain 4, sc in second ch from needle, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, thats one tooth, repeat as often as needed. If you want pointier teeth: chain 4, sc in second ch from needle, half dc in next ch, dc in next ch, repeat.

If you are less lazy than I am, make four sets of teeth and sew them on both sides of the scarf and it will look the same, no matter what side is showing.
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / hat and purse with skully *pics work now* on: September 22, 2007 02:54:48 PM
Hi!

I made a hat with a skull for my 4yearold and a mother saw it in Kindergarten. She wanted one, too and because she fed our cat while we were on holidays I also made her a matching purse and skinny scarf.

Hope you like it!



inside of the purse

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / looking for camo yarn on: June 12, 2007 09:42:12 AM
Hi Craftsters,

I'm hoping your endless well of knowledge will quench me  Cheesy

I already searched the internet, but wasn't lucky to find yarn, that creates a camo-look. You know, olive, sand, brown. Preferably cotton.

Does any of you crafty people know, where I can find something like that?

I hope, that it's okay to post this in the knitting section, too.

best wishes
Bellana
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / searching for camo yarn on: June 12, 2007 09:40:18 AM
Hi Craftsters,

I'm hoping your endless well of knowledge will quench me  Cheesy

I already searched the internet, but wasn't lucky to find yarn, that creates a camo-look. You know, olive, sand, brown. Preferebly cotton.

Does any of you crafty people know, where I can find something like that?

I hope, that it's okay to post this in the crochet section, too.

best wishes
Bellana
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