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« on: March 28, 2007 01:25:45 PM »

Ok....watch me procrastinate from doing homework...here I go

More Pics at the bottom!

I found this pattern for free on Lionbrands website if anyone is interested.  I usually don't like to use their patterns because I seem to pick all the ones that have major design/writing problems.  Overall not a bad pattern (its hard to screw up writing a pattern for squares and circles), but the bag was a challenge to figure out because all of the mesh is worked in the round.  Also I stitched a little fabric bag into the crocheted one because the checkers kept falling out.

If you're bored...scroll down...there are pictures!

Even my brother thought it was cool (even if it's pink and brown).  He wanted to know when I was making chess pieces for it.  (Cause he always wins at chess)  I gave him a look like "yeah right"...his response ... "oh don't tell me you can't.  I saw the GIR you crocheted!"  Haha yeah, maybe I will make some pieces ,but out of sculpey clay instead of crocheting them.

Once again...bordem setting in...pics below!

Photobucket is taking forever to upload pics...oh yeah, it's made out of the bright pink and brown lion brand wool.  The board was felted in my mom's new washing machine.  I felted everything else by hand because I don't trust the new machine yet...it's front load, so you can't just pull it out to check on it.


Before Felting
Fairly accurate colors in this and the next pic.

After Felting (Reference: the ottoman is 16" square)

Bag (different tie...the other was to short...this one is braided and felted)


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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2007 03:09:04 PM »

This is so neat! How much of a pain was it to keep changing colors? Do you just crochet over the color not in use?

This is officially in my bookmark list and on my must do list...

And, I think you should try to crochet chess pieces! Little tubes with different tops...they don't have to exactly resemble actual pieces...

Or maybe I should try to crochet chess pieces...except I don't play chess...and I don't know who I could give it to who doesn't have dogs that would probably eat the pieces...but it would be fun to try it...

And, can you post the link to the pattern you used? Sometimes I have a hard time finding things on their site...
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2007 03:50:45 PM »

Glad you liked it, and yes it was a pain to keep changing colors...I cut and changed,but that left tons of ends to weave in.  Some were used to sew it together.  It might work to crochet over the unused color.  It is crocheted in strips and then seamed together.

I like the idea for the chess pieces!

Here's the link to the pattern
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/k1FeltedCheckers.html
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2007 03:59:00 PM »

Maybe I'll try a practice swatch by crocheting over the second color (even though some crocheters say that this is a sin  Wink ). I wonder how that would felt up? I'll have to try it and see...

And thanks for the pattern link...it is downloaded and printed! And saved...and forwarded to work so I can share it with someone...  Cheesy

If you do make chess pieces, I'd love to see them! And if I make chess pieces, I'll be sure to post them!
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2007 04:02:44 PM »

i want to make a chess version of this, but i'm not sure how to approach on making the pieces.. i'd love to see some if anyone makes them!
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2007 04:07:26 PM »

neato!  that is THE coolest.  i'm hitting "This Rocks!"

an idea for chess pieces - using some sort of charm to attach to each piece to identify it.  maybe it'd work.
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2007 04:09:00 PM »

neato!  that is THE coolest.  i'm hitting "This Rocks!"

an idea for chess pieces - using some sort of charm to attach to each piece to identify it.  maybe it'd work.

Ooo, I love the charm Idea!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2007 04:25:42 PM »

Oooh! The charm idea is neat and simple! You could put a horse on the knight, and a cross on the bishop, and a castle on the, well, the castle (rook, maybe?). And the king and queen could each get a different crown. The pawns could be left plain...

This is a better idea than I had in mind. Some of the pieces I was thinking of might have looked a bit phallic when crocheted  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2007 07:22:21 PM »

This is so cute. I made a tic tac toe set like this but i love ur colors. I've been playing with the chess set idea for the past year and after two very wonky thread pawns I decided that (eventually) i'm going to make a set where the pieces are like mini dolls. it'll be big but my family is huge on chess Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2007 09:56:37 PM »

Oh wow thats awesome.
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