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Topic: Blinky, the three-eyed fish from the Simpsons  (Read 9216 times)
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« on: January 17, 2009 11:21:56 PM »

I saw a Blinky that someone else had made and knew I had to make one for my dad, who loves Blinky. I'm a beginner crocheter, so I just used the stitches I knew and looked at a picture of Blinky to make it up as I went along.









I did the body in three seperate parts then sewed them together. I made each eye seperately and sewed them on before I stuffed the body. Once I'd stuffed him and sewn him up I crocheted the lips, fins and tail onto the body. I apologise in advance if anyone wants a pattern, I don't have one because I don't know what any of the technical terms were for what I did. But if I can make it up then anyone can.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009 11:51:12 PM »

Wow, that's wonderfull Blinky!  Shocked I could never tell you're a beginner!

Did you make the sides of the Blinky symmetrical from head to tail or did you make the tail half longer?
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2009 12:17:35 AM »

Oh no, a crocheted Blinky! He's so cute! Congratulations, you made everything about him so well, that's great project. If this is what you can do as a beginner, you absolutely must go on crocheting!
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2009 12:43:47 AM »

niiice Wink you did a great job! It looks exactly like Blinky Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2009 06:26:14 AM »

Oh wow, this is too freaking adorable! I want!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009 07:29:55 AM »

I love him, you did a great job!
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009 11:33:05 PM »

Great job, looks great (especially for a beginner!)

By any chance is that a vintage Corel soap dispenser back there? I know that seems like a weird question but it looks like the exact same pattern from the dishes my parents had when I was growing up. I love the green flower design, luckily they gave me the dishes when I got married (sadly no soap dispenser, though I can remember one like it when I was younger)
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009 11:50:22 PM »

Thanks, all, for your kind words. Shocked)

By any chance is that a vintage Corel soap dispenser back there? I know that seems like a weird question but it looks like the exact same pattern from the dishes my parents had when I was growing up. I love the green flower design, luckily they gave me the dishes when I got married (sadly no soap dispenser, though I can remember one like it when I was younger)

It could well be, we've had it for as long as I can remember, I suspect my parents acquired it sometime in the 70s.

Did you make the sides of the Blinky symmetrical from head to tail or did you make the tail half longer?

I made the sides symmetrical then when I'd sewn the three body pieces together I crocheted the tail straight onto the body.
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009 09:57:39 PM »

Love your Blinky great job
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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2009 06:48:45 AM »

Great job.  I think you should try serving him for dinner  Grin
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