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Topic: Zelda-Themed Game Boy Cozy *Now With Pattern!*  (Read 26060 times)
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« on: November 13, 2004 09:25:58 AM »

Including design and charting and all, this took about 2 days. There is definite room for improvement.. the extra-wide gussety bit is kinda cute, but it would look nice with normal sides (ie, make the front/back panel wider). On the front, you can see Link with his shield, the back features the reverse of that same image, and I even threw in a little triforce on the flap. That little yellow thing you might see is a pin keeping it closed before I sew a snap onto the flap.

When I look at the back, I think "frankencozy." The more I look at it, the worse my tension looks. But that was NINE colors, and not a single duplicate stitch. Hoo-ah.

It will be my sister's Christmas present. Now, all I have to do is sneak the gameboy back into her room...

Front:


Back:


Top:


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Pattern:

You need:

-US Size 4 needles
-A wee bit each of green, light green, yellow, black, red, blue, brown, peachy-skin-color, and the background color of your choice (I used a rusty red color, the same that I used on my shield). I just used whatever I had lying around, some worsted, some sport-ish weight, some embroidery floss held in a couple strands.. my light green was even kinda chunky. And it looked just fine. Use what you have.

Charts:

Front:


Back:


Triforce:


Procedure:

With MC, CO 19 sts. Work 5 rows in stockinette stitch, then begin front chart (head first). Work 11 rows in MC, and begin back chart (feet first). Work 7 rows with MC and begin triforce chart (pointy end first). Work 5 more rows. On sixth row, k2tog, work to last two stitches, ssk. Bind off.

Beginning at the top right corner of the front, with MC (or maybe with a different color, that could be cute), pick up 25 sts from the side of the panel. Work 14 rows st st. Bind off, repeat this paragraph on the left side of the front.

Sit the whole thing RS down, and fold the back up into a cozy-oid shape. Using mattress stitch, sew the "wings" picked up from the front to their corresponding back edge. I didn't sew the wing bottoms to the base of the cozy, but you could if you want to. I was just afraid it might make it bunch.

And voila! You'll be the belle of the ball!
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2004 09:30:42 AM »

Wow that's amazing. I haven't even attempted multiple colors yet, it seems so freakin impossible. I would really love to learn though.....hmmph!
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2004 09:50:08 AM »

Wow, that is super awesome! Makes me think I need to make a Dr. Mario themed one for my own!
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2004 10:00:10 AM »

Oh I love it! Maybe you should make a matching Princess Zelda one LOL

seriously that kicks ass
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2004 11:52:38 AM »

Don't be so hyper-critical! That is so awesome!

I'm feeling all nostalgic now...*runs downstairs to plug in her old 8-bit*
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2004 12:15:46 PM »

OMG.  That is great on so many levels (some of which only make sense to me and my little world).........

can you post the front pattern by any chance, it's kinda hard to see from the pic. it would be muchly appreciated.  Thanks!
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2004 09:21:29 AM »

That is soo kick ass!
I love zelda
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2004 05:11:10 PM »

I swear, it's like you posted it at just this very moment for me! Could you please please please post your pattern and charts? I'm making a whole Zelda theme thing (hat, scarf, gloves) for my friend, and I'm sure he would love a game boy cozy! I made a Link chart, but it's based on an 'old school' picture, and I like yours a lot more. This is extremely cute.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2004 05:54:08 PM »

yay i love you! my brother needs a mario one for christmas.... and the craft fair's comming up! how many stitches to make it (just the basic case shape)?
wheeee! thank you!
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2004 08:16:02 PM »

that is soooo awesome...i need to make 2 right now. one for me and one for my man.
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2004 09:06:40 AM »

Damn what a great pattern.  My knitting feind of a friend was link for halloween - she will flip when she sees this pattern! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2004 11:55:16 AM »

Words alone cannot express how completely amazing I think this is. 
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« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2004 05:36:26 AM »

Omigod, that is SOOOO cute!  I can't knit to save my life, but I'm going to try this using plastic mesh and yarn.

Such a great idea - thanks for posting it!
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2004 06:05:05 PM »

oh gawd.  must somehow make a zelda... SOMETHING for my boy... he'd just pee his pants.
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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2004 07:27:33 AM »

holy crap, i think you have solved what to get my brother for christmas.  the kid is nuts for zelda.  thank you thank you thank you.
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« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2004 08:23:38 AM »

When I saw this post last week, I so wanted to beg u to post the chart and directions. But I kept myself together and remained dignified (I hope i spelled that right) and I looked today and here is the chart. It is now time to put dignity aside. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOUTHANK YOU   THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU  THANK YOU  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2004 06:07:30 AM »

I made one frrm your awesome pattern and just wanted to show it off! I used some nice felt for the interior, it really helps hide those yarn ends!

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« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2004 11:03:27 AM »

 Shocked SO amazing. Thanks so much for the pattern as well! You rock...and link is sooo sexy (am i the only one?)
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2004 06:20:10 PM »

 ^^^ You're not the only one!  Wink

The cozy is awesome! Good job!
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« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2004 09:10:29 PM »

pimp-tite! hehehe, that rocks Grin
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« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2004 09:15:01 PM »

i modified this a bit and am in thje midst of making a zelda DS cozy for a friend of mine.  it's comming along nicely, just finished the chart.  i SUCK at instarsia... it allways gets all tight and warped... oh well.
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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2004 10:40:31 AM »

*sigh* I don't know how to change colors *must learn*
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2004 01:13:57 PM »

im soo making that!! thanks sooo much! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2004 03:42:10 PM »

o wow that is so adorable. ^_^
too bad i don't have a game boy. =P
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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2004 10:40:08 PM »

That's such a kickass idea! I love little Zelda Link Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2004 12:00:07 PM »

I've been without computer for a coupl'a weeks, so belatedly: plastikvodka, cool! Your tension looks so good.. do you have any tips? A couple days ago,  I ended up lining mine too, with some random white cotton scrap material. It looks much more polished, you're right. Also, I found a cool leather button instead of the intended snap; it turned out pretty nice.
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« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2004 01:59:43 PM »

Aww er et iz ah ow you say...errr... soo chuette !!!!
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« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2004 07:48:18 PM »

I love it!  Thanks for posting the pattern!
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« Reply #28 on: January 01, 2005 07:39:50 AM »

Wow... that is really cool!!! The felt in the inside seemed like a good idea too!!!
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« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2005 03:42:38 PM »

This post inspired me to learn instarsia and soon I'll have a zelda cosy too.
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« Reply #30 on: January 07, 2005 01:49:13 AM »

I love this its so cute Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2005 05:30:50 PM »

oh that's awesome!
I drop my gameboys a lot  Sad
I should make one too!
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« Reply #32 on: February 26, 2005 01:45:32 AM »

This is too freaking cute.  My boyfriend is going to looooooooove this.  It's been a long time since I've checked the forums, I actually forgot about it since school and everything has my mind bogged.  I'll be a regular once again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2005 08:02:15 PM »

i know this was posted so long ago, but i was wondering how you made the charts?
btw i made the game boy cozy a month or so ago, thanks so much for the pattern!
yours looks so good!
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« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2005 10:47:36 AM »

I don't remember where it is any more, but I used a site with a jillion video game sprites. I didn't like the super-old-style Link, so this one is from one of the gameboy versions.. only appropriate, really. Wink I just zoomed in really close and made each pixel equal one stitch. I know that usually distorts the image, but with a little thing like this it's okay.

Oh, and also it was made for an old gameboy, so the whole thing was like three colors, so I changed it up to look more lifelike. Good job for making one, I bet it looks great! Grin
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« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2005 10:49:25 AM »

thanks for your help =)
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« Reply #36 on: January 24, 2008 06:07:52 AM »

This is awesome!!!

There are a bunch of sprites sites, the ones I like best so far are:
http://www.gsarchives.net/index2.php?category=all&system=psx&letter=all
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http://www.videogamesprites.net/
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« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2009 01:00:30 PM »

I know absolutely ZERO about hand held games, but I want to make something similar for my cousin who has one of the newer ones. Which model did you make this for?
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