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« on: January 17, 2008 12:27:20 PM »


I gave my son an ipod for his birthday, and he asked me if I could get him a cover of some sort for it, I asked if a crocheted one would do for now, and he said no problem. He picked the dark blue yarn, then I realized I didn't have any buttons that would go with it and not be "girly".
So I made one with a bottle cap and a bit of wire. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
Hooked out of Lion Brand worsted weight cotton with a size F hook.
Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008 12:35:14 PM »

Very nicely done - and the button is the icing!  It's wonderful.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008 12:36:58 PM »

looks great!
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2008 02:39:41 PM »

I love IBC, they have the coolest lids and the greatest taste. I love boys who appreciate fiber arts. Cheesy You did a nice job.

My bearded dragon just launched herself off my shoulder towards the computer screen, I think she likes it too Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2008 06:57:28 PM »

that's really cool. i want one of those now!! bet your son loves it!
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2008 01:09:52 AM »

Very clever and thanks for the heads up on the Lions brand cotton!  I haven't tried it yet.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2008 07:15:21 PM »

Thanks!

I love IBC rootbeer, and my kids love the cream soda as an occasional treat, but I've asked my brother to save his caps off of Blue Bawls, and I've got a couple Java Pop caps I think I want to use in stuff for myself. I don't like it much, but I love the caps, and my kids think it's great. I like the Lions Brand cotton, it's a bit more expensive then Sugar and Cream or Peaches n' Cream, but it seems a bit heavier to me.
To make the button I cut a piece of wire about 5 inches long (it didn't need to be that long really) and wrapped a loop in the middle twice around round nose pliers, then curved the ends around into a circle around that loop in opposite directions that fit in the cap, and slipped it into the cap, then used chain nose pliers (needle nose would have worked better, but all I could find was my tiny pair of those) and crimped the edge down around the wire. That works best for me by folding it first a bit from the inside down, then going around the edge crimping it down. If I try to crimp it down without folding it first it looks a bit sloppy. This way, it's mostly roundish.

Dinosaurus Meg- My son loves fiber arts, but it's so hard to think of things to crochet for a 17 yo young man! He's got a couple amigurumi ninja I made him that he really likes, and I make him all his hats, plus bags for his cards, ocarinas and dice. *grins* It's neat that he likes that stuff to me too!
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2008 09:08:29 PM »

i love that button.  it definitely gives the cozy a little special something.
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2008 02:32:20 PM »

Ipod cozy, I had no idea there was such a thing.  I'll have to make one.
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