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« on: October 24, 2006 06:27:55 AM »

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I'm super excited about these kits Big Bird and Bert have never been opened.Oscar was opened but never used. The person balled a few skeins of yarn then gave up on the project. The yarn is really rough but I bought it more for the patterns and sense of nostalgia than anything else.I'm not really in crochet mode right now so I have a feeling these will join my stash until I get my knitting bug out. It seemed wrong having Bert without Ernie so I hunted him down.On my search for Ernie I found a website with the patterns for Oscar,Cookie Monster and Ernie.
http://possumcreekprimitives.blogspot.com/2006_09_01_possumcreekprimitives_archive.html
 
I was thinking about making these to gift and maybe sell but I doubt kids would be intersted in a toy that doesn't do tricks. Oh well at least I'm amused by them. [/color]
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006 06:34:30 AM »

I think that these are bloody awesome!
I would love to make them, except I have yet to teach myself how to crochet.  WOW!
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2006 06:44:18 AM »

Those are amazing!  I'd love to see them when you finally do them.  I bet that adults would want them for nostalgic reasons.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2006 08:42:59 AM »

I'm loving these. Awesome find.
I grew up with toys that didn't move.

Post pics when you get anyone of them done. Would be interested in seeing them.
I'm sure they will come out really cute.  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2006 08:54:01 AM »

They are fabulous! Never mind kids I know several adults who'd like those. Thank you so much for posting the link as well, I'm going to get started on a Cookie Monster.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2006 02:10:26 PM »

Those are awesome  :oPlease post pics when your done!
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2006 05:36:33 PM »

Oh my goodness, I wish I had those patterns! Ha! THey're wonderful!

I concur with Yelutci, Please post pictures when you are done.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2006 06:25:31 PM »

 Shocked WOW!!  Shocked

So cool.  I am super jealous.
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2006 10:26:58 PM »

 Grin Cheesy yet fantastic, thanks for the link!
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2006 06:05:19 PM »

Oh! My great-grandmother (99, still livin' and craftin') recently passed a pile of craft books/ magazine articles/ torn out thingies she'd kept since forever. One page was an advertisement for these crochet patterns, with all the Sesame Street characters done. I should scan that page so  you guys can see the all the finished dolls - they're great! How awesome of you to find the patterns to some. :-D
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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2006 06:32:16 PM »

This is great! My grandma crocheted a Bert doll once - he didn't quite look like this, so I'm not sure if it's from this same kit or not. Such good memories ... Thanks for the link!
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2006 10:58:36 AM »

Oooh!  Thanks for posting this!  We are big Sesame nuts here, especially my husband.  I bookmarked the link for the patterns.
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2007 04:23:09 PM »

Wow!! This just totally made my day, week month!  I LOVE Sesame Street!  Especially the good ol' Sesame Street without Elmo and the newer annoying characters.  Thank you so much for posting that link! 

Where did you buy the kits?  Have you started crocheting them yet??
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2007 12:34:43 PM »

I have bert and ernie latch hook kits that must be from the same company, based on the box design.
I've finished ernie, but not bert. And you're right, boy is that yarn scratchy.
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2007 08:40:40 AM »

I can't wait to see what you whip up with the new yarn.

Super super fun.
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2007 03:39:30 PM »

when my son was little he loved Bert and Ernie and I bought those kits. The yarn was really rough and I hated it. My neighbor crocheted them both for him and he loved them, might still have them and I know I still have the patterns in my stash of patterns. I sewed a pair of Bert and Ernie dolls for him that were about 2 foot tall, made from fake fur, short napped. They had jeans made from real jeans and t-shirts from old striped t-shirts and their shoes were crocheted from Annie's Attic patterns, tennis shoes and saddle oxfords. We bought a Cookie Monster already made.
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2007 07:09:14 PM »


 Could you share the bert pattern? I have a little someone who would die for it and bert wasn't on the web page that was shared in this thread.

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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2007 09:19:48 PM »

Rebel give a couple of days to find Bert and I'd be happy to share him
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2007 12:50:39 PM »

I love old school Sesame Street, too! And hey your doll kits are awesome!!

By the way, is there any ways to purchase them even now? I checked the link (thank you so much!) and tried to crochet Cookie Monster, but it doesn't look properly...

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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2007 10:20:13 AM »

Hiro- the crocheted version will look different than the one from television. Make sure you don't overstuff them. Those kits were from back in the 70's and I think I bought mine from a catalog from Herrscheners or something like that.
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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2007 10:17:42 AM »

*gasp*! What a find! I think I need to teach myself how to crochet just so I can make those dolls! Ah the nostalgia. Thanks for the link.
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« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2007 08:28:05 PM »

Thank you Susankg53! I have been super busy in these days and didn't even log in craftster...and FINALLY!I saw your comment!! It is very useful. Thank you very much!

After all, I like my Cookie Monster even if he doesn't look exactly as same as the one on TV!
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« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2007 02:44:20 PM »

This is so awesome! I love these so much. I love Sesame Street so much!!!
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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2007 06:39:10 AM »

Those patterns are a real find.  I love Sesame Street as a kid and I know someone who love to have a pattern for Grover.  If you know where to purchase the collection let me know. Smiley Thank for the web site.
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« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2009 10:21:36 PM »

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could you share that link and/or the 1977 patterns, thanks
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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2014 02:29:27 PM »

I have all the kits as I purchased them on ebay.  The reason the yarn is so scratchy/stiff is that if you use yarn with "pull/stretch" they will stretch out.  I have finished pictures if anyone is interested... I just canont load them for some reason. 

I also have an extra Bert Kit that is new and unopened... if anyone is interested I will sell it for what I bought it for on ebay... $25

They really are darling all done!
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