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« on: April 04, 2007 10:59:44 AM »

I came up with the idea after finishing up my dead kennedys hat and wanted to do more crocheted graphs and what not, and i thought tattoos at least simple ones would be great crochet charts! i think this one proves it, to me at least. i love how it came out. i embroidered freedom on the banner to reference the "freedom" computers/internet brings and it goes along with the freedom of a bird. i hope you enjoy it like i do. i have other charts i'm working on as well, i just need more projects to use them on. cause, and i know people will tell me differently but how many crocheted sweaters does one guy need! i guess i need to start giving things away or selling them! anyways here it is.

here is the heavy hitter that gets to sleep in this cuddly thing


here is the front panel with the tattoo/picture!


here is the back of the front panel!! i hate cutting yarn at every row so i like to string it along the back


here is a closer shot of the front


here it is all finised i made a cushy black sleeve that i just single crocheted the front pannel on too


and here they are together finally at long last!! such a beautiful thing! i'm thinking i will also add a little handle or something, i'm definitely putting this into the local fair this year!!

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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2007 11:10:09 AM »

That's awesome! It must have taken some time. It looks really good.

You can also just crochet right over the yarn that you're not using when you do tapestry crochet. But for things like this where you don't see the back it doesn't really matter. But it does keep from having all the extra yarn in the back.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2007 11:16:39 AM »

That's so awesome!!! I find crocheted images usually look awful but that is fantastic.
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2007 11:20:13 AM »

looks great!!

i, especially, love your orwell sticker!!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2007 02:37:16 PM »

i find crocheting over the top of extra lengths of yarn come through and puff out the image and it doesn't look good to me that's another reason i strand it across the back. except big spots like on most of the banner i didn't strand the black outline across the brown part.

i love that orwell sticker too i also have it in button form!
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2007 05:25:10 PM »

That came out great.  This gets a "This rocks!"
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« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2007 11:24:02 AM »

Thats really nice Smiley  My laptop has been wanting a cozy too. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2007 03:07:10 PM »

Beautiful work!
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2007 04:56:18 PM »

thats nuts! beautiful job!!!  i love how functional it is, you put a ton of work into it i'm sure, but its something you'll be able to use a lot too.  really great idea and a beautiful finished project!
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