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Topic: TMNT Cross-stitch blanket - Tons of Pics!!!  (Read 18190 times)
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« on: July 01, 2008 08:51:09 AM »

This had to be the biggest project I've ever done! It all started a year ago when I decided that my boyfriend, who loves the ninja turtles, needed a blanket. So I set out making a pattern. I had a friend of mine crochet a blanket for because I don't know how to crochet. I think its a single stitch or something like that. I'll have a pic don't worry. Anyway, this particular stitch gives you a grid pattern, it's easier to see if you stretch it a little bit. But it was perfect for cross stitching. I hadn't cross-stitched in years, since I was a little girl. But I wanted to do it. After the first month I realized I was in over my head. Between school, work, and plain ol' procrastination, the whole cross-stitching portion took a year and about 3 months. I was excited to see this challenge as I was finishing the blanket. I thought that this would work perfect!! I am amazed at how well it turned out even if I know where ALL of my mistakes are lol. The back portion turned out messier than I wanted but too late to fix that now. To keep it as neat as i could I wove the colored yarn through the crochet stitches. You can see it better in some of the pics. Thanks so much for looking!

Here's the blanket as a whole.


Here's the back of the blanket.


Michelangelo


Back


Leonardo


Back


Raphael


Back


Donatello


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closer look at stitches


back - you can see a little better how I wove the color through.


crochet part
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008 08:56:33 AM »

That is SO COOL.  Whoa.  I am very impressed!
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2008 09:14:21 AM »

omgosh your patience is incredible! i hit this rocks!
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2008 09:22:30 AM »

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im so glad you stuck to it! i have a whole bin full of projects that have been left behind!

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2008 09:22:30 AM »

Wowza! You must have unlimited amounts of patience. This is amazing and you totally rock!
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2008 09:33:32 AM »

 Shocked  This is totally amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2008 10:38:44 AM »

Wow!!  That is totally awesome dudette!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2008 11:10:10 AM »

Holy bleep!  I am truly stunned by this, and must take steps to make sure that my husband doesn't get any ideas... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2008 12:19:38 PM »


im so glad you stuck to it! i have a whole bin full of projects that have been left behind!


Ha! the ONLY reason I stuck to it was because my boyfriend knew i was making it for him. Trust me, there were many times where i justed wanted to throw the darn thing away lol
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2008 01:31:07 PM »

Woman, you are TRUELY insane!!!! I am really jealous of your perserverance! It really paid off, didn't it?
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