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« on: June 29, 2007 12:07:51 PM »

I finished this last weekend and, although Halloween is far away, I thought I'd post it while it's fresh in my head. (Images are clickable for enlargement).





It's done in tunisian afghan stitch using a size J cabled afghan hook I got at Hobby Lobby.

I was going to show a day by day pictoral on the making of the afghan but after day three I just got lazy and didn't want to bother risking tangled up messes just for the sake of a picture so I just gave up on that. Here's what I did get in pictures...



He began as a pile of yarn. See the cabled hook in the middle?



This was after the first couple of rows just so you can see how it looks on the hook. (I never used that blue yarn. It was going to be the color for his shirt but I wound up using an avocado green from Bernat instead.)



This was after the first day. The hardest part was the hair so I was glad to get through most of that right off the bat. I began at the top of the head because the starting chain was all one color, (the Spring Green background color). It's much easier that way. If I started at the bottom, the beginning chain would have had many color changes in it and that's always tricky to do.



The end of day two and I was still being very good and took this photo. But then I had to add a lot more colors for all the lines in his face and I decided then to just drop the photo taking.



So, here he is then at the end. I trimmed it with the basketweave stitch, (my favorite to use). There's a bit more blathering on the color choices and whatnot in my blog, (link is below).

And for all you, "What does the back look like?" people; here it is...



I used a graphed stencil. I was thinking of crocheting the Bride of Frankenstein too, (maybe a bit closer to Halloween).

Anyway, hope you like him!
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2007 12:12:49 PM »

that rocks.  I love it Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2007 12:19:46 PM »

You're my new hero.
I want to learn how to do that!  How long did it take to do that?
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2007 12:20:41 PM »

That is fantastic!  I covet it!  How big is it?
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2007 12:23:41 PM »

he's incredible!  I thought at first it was a smaller one, but the pic with the yarn makes it looks like it's maybe 2'x4'? Is it really that large?
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2007 12:32:44 PM »

 Shocked that is awesome. great job!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2007 12:38:52 PM »

This is one of the coolest things of all time!!  For this, I vow to learn tunsian!!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2007 12:40:00 PM »

OMG.

You are totally awesome. THAT is totally awesome. I love it. I'm clicking 'this rocks'!

You are totally making featured with this.

Drooooooooooooool.....
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2007 12:49:16 PM »

You do absolutely amazing work!
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milksmom
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2007 01:09:06 PM »

Yowzaah!  Amazing job! Didn't even realize you could switch colors with afghan...er...tunisian stitch.

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