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Topic: A tempting Macbook Sleeve - with pattern!  (Read 2206 times)
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grammar_gremlin
« on: January 09, 2009 06:54:49 PM »

Another member saw this project in my icon and was interested in the pattern, so I thought I'd share.  I made it for the Cozies with Irony challenge last year.  You can see the original thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=267411.0

Here's what the final project looks like (more pics at the link above).


The back part is done in single crochet according to the following graph.  The area marked with x's is open space (to fill in the top, I chained over top of the last blank row and filled in on the next row.  The idea is that the Apple logo will show through on a Macbook and complete the picture.  If you were using this graph for something else, you could add your own apple (or I can graph one if anyone wants).


Now I will attempt to explain how I did that part that makes it hang on to the screen.  First, I did one row of single crochet around.  Next I double crocheted in each stitch, decreasing over the corner 3 stitches on each corner, except I chained all the way around the bottom edge and for five stitches in the center of the top (this makes an opening for the camera).  The last row is one double crochet in every stitch around, again decreasing in the three corner stitches of each corner.  I hope that makes sense. Smiley

I also have a PDF version of the graph, which you could probably see better.  If you want a copy, just PM me!

-Mandi

[EDITED TO ADD: I forgot--the "apples" in the trees above are actually bobbles (or is it picots?), not single crochets.]
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009 06:59:02 PM »

haha that's awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009 07:09:40 PM »

What a clever idea!!! very talented!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2009 10:57:59 PM »

this is so incredibly clever!  i love it!
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009 12:11:37 AM »

Technically it wasn't an apple that Eve ate... It was "forbidden fruit", The Bible doesn't explain what kind of fruit, just that it was forbidden. I'm not quite sure what the intentions are with this sleeve. I'm a Christian, and I am hoping it's not intended to offend anyone.
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009 04:11:53 AM »

My that is clever designing and it came out great! To bad it was posted after Christamas. I bet a lot of Sunday School teachers would of loved it as a gift.

Now as for the person who was speaking about  "intentions" ....well I am a religious person also and I was not the least offended by it. It's the Adam and Eve story for gosh sake.  Been around for  awhile...not going away any time soon.   
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009 09:57:44 AM »

Technically it wasn't an apple that Eve ate... It was "forbidden fruit", The Bible doesn't explain what kind of fruit, just that it was forbidden. I'm not quite sure what the intentions are with this sleeve. I'm a Christian, and I am hoping it's not intended to offend anyone.
Honestly, it's not meant to offend anyone or make fun of the story.  I think it's a great story that has been reproduced in art for hundreds (thousands?) of years, so I created my own version.  I won't say any more on this, though, in effort to keep the thread on topic.
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009 11:53:11 AM »

My that is clever designing and it came out great! To bad it was posted after Christamas. I bet a lot of Sunday School teachers would of loved it as a gift.

Now as for the person who was speaking about  "intentions" ....well I am a religious person also and I was not the least offended by it. It's the Adam and Eve story for gosh sake.  Been around for  awhile...not going away any time soon.   

Some people create things with the intention of mocking whatever it is the item represents... It's a nice sleeve, and I was just curious if whomever created it made it with the intentions of mocking, or just to make it for the religious aspect. I wasn't offended at all, I was just curious what the sleeve was supposed to mean.

Anyway, grammar_gremlin nice job on the sleeve... I bet that took forever to do.

How did you get the circle in the middle? I'm not extremely skilled with crochet, so I'm kind of curious about that one.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2009 02:15:20 PM »

Very clever and creative.  Thanks.
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Tiger Mouth
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009 12:41:57 PM »

I would buy a Macbook just to crochet this sleeve. Smiley   Great job!
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