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41  The Catopus in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by amber555 on: February 21, 2008 08:46:59 PM
This was made using the Leelu the Octopus pattern that indigo_roses posted here a few days ago. The cat ears were my own personal touch.

The original Octopus pattern can be found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=227964.0 and if anyone wants to know how to add the ears I've put up a tutorial on my blog, you can check it out at http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/2008/02/behold-catopus-cute-thing-of-week.html

Thanks for looking!
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42  My Float Away Scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by amber555 on: February 21, 2008 02:37:44 PM
I printed this pattern out back in the fall sure that I would make it for somebody for Christmas. That never happened, but now that I'm trying to clear my wool stash out a bit I thought it would be a good time to give it a try.

I've folded it over to fit the whole thing in the picture. I think its about 53 inches long, or longer. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it since I don't actually wear scarfs. I really liked the look of it though. I'll probably hold onto it and give it away at Christmas next year.

The wool is a shade of Pattons Decor (worsted weight). Not sure which shade since the label was torn off, (if time travel is ever invented I must go back and speak to my younger self about her bad habit of tearing off and throwing away labels...) It's soft and I made the whole thing with just one skein. If anyone wants the pattern, I found it here: http://www.knittingdaily.com/freepatterns/crochet/Float_away222-1.html

Thanks for looking!

P.S. Sorry the lighting is kind of dark in the pics. I'm having a bad camera day.  Huh
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43  Double Diamond Baby Blanket and Elephant in Crochet: Completed Projects by amber555 on: February 14, 2008 02:33:24 PM
Just finished making this Double Diamond Baby blanket for a friend who's expecting her first child in July! This was made with Bernat Baby Coordinates using this free pattern from Bernat: http://www.joannes-crafts.com/print/bernat-softee-baby-double-diamond-crochet-blanket.html

I also used some of the leftover wool (there was a lot! Cheesy) to make this little toy elephant. He comes from the book Mr. Funky's Super Crochet Wonderful by Narumi Ogawa. I just finished a post on my blog sharing my thoughts about the book, so if anyone's curious they can check it out at http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/2008/02/mr-funkys-crochet-elephant.html

And now, a quick question about the blanet. Right now I don't know if the baby is going to be a boy or a girl. I'm wondering, does this blanket seem too girlie? I've been toying with the idea of making a second one in blues and then just giving my friend whichever one is appropriate depending on the gender of the baby. I'd love to hear what everyone thinks though.

Let me know, and thanks for looking!
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44  My Round Ripple Collection in Crochet: Completed Projects by amber555 on: February 07, 2008 11:12:28 AM
I got the last of these made just before Christmas, and didn't get around to photographing them until yesterday.

The Rainbow blanket was my first attempt, and it was made using a variety of Bernat Satins. I was hoping it would turn out looking more blended than it did. Oh well. The purple blanket was made using Bernat Masala in "Violet Veil" and I think it's my favorite right now. The camouflage blanket is Bernat Camouflage in "Outdoor." Can you tell my local craft store carries a lot of Bernat wool? Smiley

If anyone wants the pattern I've posted some links to places you can find it on my blog, http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/2008/02/my-round-ripple-collection.html

Thanks for looking!

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45  Futurama Nibbler (now with link to pattern!!!) in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by amber555 on: January 23, 2008 01:23:51 PM
I've started a blog, and I've finished writing out the Nibbler pattern and posted it over there. Enjoy, and if anyone makes their Nibbler a crochet ham I'd love to see it.Wink http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/

Nibbler is my favorite Futurama character. I started working on this over Christmas break, and at last he's done. I did all the crocheting, and my boyfriend stuffed him (my least favorite part of crafting). No pattern, just made him up as I went.

I did the eyeball first and then worked down to the head, all as one piece. Then all the other pieces were crocheted separately and sewn on. The eyes and fangs are made out of felt. (And you know you're too obsessed with details when you find yourself cutting apart wiggly eyes so that the black center on your felt eye will be the exact right size!)

I got it into my head that it would be a good idea to knit the cape, rather than buying fabric. I already had the red wool after all...In the end it took me longer to knit the cape than it did to make Nibbler's entire body. The cape's collar is croceted and then I joined stitches to the base of it, and knit the bottom part.

The white eyeball, yellow booties, and red cape are all made with Bernat Satin that I had left over from other projects. His muzzle and stomach patch are made from Bernat Super Value wool in "natural" and all the black is also Bernat Super Value. Over all, not very expensive to make!

Thanks for looking  Cheesy
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46  Amigurumi Kitty in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by amber555 on: December 21, 2007 02:06:13 PM
Just celebrated Christmas with a couple of our friends the other day and one of my best friends bought me a huge bundle of post eyes in all shapes and sizes to encourage my amigurumi obsession. Here's my first project made with them.

This kitty is based on the Gumball kitten pattern found at:


I used all scrap wool left over from other projects, and stuck a piece of pipe cleaner in the tail so that I could shape it a bit. I changed the ears a bit from the original pattern, but they still aren't as triangular as I'd like.

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47  Re: Cthuhlu Couple in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by amber555 on: November 16, 2007 12:40:55 PM
The wings come from this pattern for a flying pig:


and I've altered them slightly to this (changes only in the last step):


Ch 4. Turn and do 1 sc in each of next 3 ch sps. Ch 1, turn. 3 sc, ch 3. turn. 3 sc on chain, 3 hdc on the three sc. Ch1, turn. 3 sc, ch 4., 3 sc in chain, 3 hdc. Ch1, turn. 4 sc, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 3 sc in ch, 3 hdc, Ch 1, 4 sc, Ch 6, sl st in 2nd Ch from hook, sc 4, hdc 3, ch 3 *Work appox. 8 dc down the edge of wing opposite the feather ends. Sl St into first Ch, or near first Ch. Fasten off.

I got really confused by the wording "opposite the feather end" but what it means is the top of the wing. If you hold the wing so that the spikey bits face downward, then it's along the wobbly top line that you want to put that last row of dc's

The way this pattern repeats, just adding a new Ch each round, etc. it's very easy to make the wings longer/shorter or narrower/wider to suit the size of your amigurumi. For the boy Cthuhlu I didn't do the last row of dc's so his wings are narrower, but they also keep trying to curl in on themselves. It's that last row along the top that makes everything lay flat.

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48  Cthulhu Couple in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by amber555 on: November 15, 2007 03:06:00 PM
Just in time for Valentine's Day, I've created a pattern for this cute little couple. It's available on my blog at http://cthulhucrochet.blogspot.com/

A couple of months ago I made my boyfriend this dark green cthulhu, and he insisted that it needed a girlfriend cthulhu to go with it. My boyfriend did the stuffing and I did the crocheting...

Thanks for looking!

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49  Firefly Browncoat Snowman in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by amber555 on: November 15, 2007 02:46:23 PM
I've been making Christmas decorations lately and thought I'd share this Browncoat themed snowman I've made. If you're a fan of the TV Show Firefly or call yourself a Browncoat, you'll understand why I've chosen this colour combo.

Pretty cunning don't ya think?

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50  Snowflake Afghan in Crochet: Completed Projects by amber555 on: October 15, 2007 02:08:48 PM
This is the Snowflake Afghan that I just finished making for my boyfriend's mom for Christmas. It's made with Bernat Satin in Admiral and (appropriately enough) Snow coloured worsted weight yarn.

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