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« on: January 22, 2009 04:34:24 AM »

Hello everyone.
This is the first time I start a topic, so I am very excited. I am going to tell you about my huge eyeball rug. I was really inspired by some pictures of rugs made of old t-shirts I saw here, so I decided to make one. All I used for it were my hands (because I coudnt get a crochet hook big enough) old t-shirts, sweatshirts, scraps of elastic fabric und an ugly fleece blanket. I used this tutorial to make the t-shirt yarn: http://eloomanator.eloomanation.com/?p=46
And now on to the pictures. (I hope I can figure out what you have to do to upload them)

The ruler on this picture ist 50 cm long, so you can imagine how big the rug is.


Thank you for your attention. And write some comments, please. Wink

Edit:
I got the question how I crocheted without a crocheting hook. So I will try to explain:
I just pretended that the forefinger of my right hand was a crocheting hook. Then I crocheted the rug as a normal circle, making all the movements the hook does using my finger, while holding the rug whith the other hand. This "no hook" technique was quite tricky at the biginning but then I got used to it. Sorry, if I could not explain this technique very well, but my English is not good at all, when it comes to technical terms of crocheting.
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009 04:40:52 AM »

That's amazing! Even if you didn't know it was an eyeball, it is very pretty. Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009 04:45:55 AM »

Oh wow! That is so cool! What made you think of making it an eye? It's such a brlliant idea.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009 04:46:33 AM »

That is insanely amazing!  I love when someone takes an already creative concept and puts their own even more creative twist on it.  You did just that and did a fantastic job on it!  How long did it take you altogether??
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009 04:47:19 AM »

Wicked!  Oh I would LOVE to see peoples reaction if you stuck that in your guest bathroom or some such place.  Nice work!
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009 04:48:25 AM »

Way cool!!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009 04:48:50 AM »

omg it's creepy!  but in a good way.

i think it's awesome that you used your hands to crochet it too.
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009 04:55:24 AM »

I took me two weekends and a lots of episodes of "the simpsons" to complete this rug.
The idea to make an eye just came into my mind after i startet making it and wondered how I shold arrange the colours. 

Thank you for the comments.  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009 05:05:17 AM »

This is wicked, great job! I bet it follows you around the room and stares at you too.  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009 06:04:43 AM »

WOW!   Shocked  That's so neat!
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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2009 06:14:43 AM »

OMG.  Amazing.  It's creepy, and yet, the colors are so... elegant.  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2009 06:22:05 AM »

This is really cool - both the design and your material.
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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2009 06:35:08 AM »

What do you mean you used your hands?  No crochet hook?  How did you do that?
That sounds really cool and completely mystifying.

  I just can't wrap my little pea brain around crocheting a rug without a crochet hook....

Are you, like...magic or something?
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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2009 06:38:47 AM »

absolutely absolutely fantastic! i love homemade rugs. i am in the process of shredding up fabrics to make my own rug, but it will be braided and not knitted/crocheted.
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2009 06:45:16 AM »

This makes my eyes hurt to look at.  Smiley  But I love it!  It's fantastic.  And so detailed.  Smiley

Edited to clarify:  looking at pictures of eyeballs makes my eyes feel really dry for some reason.  I wasn't saying that it was garish or too bright or anything!  Cheesy  I just have a weird EYE thing.
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2009 07:30:33 AM »

Very cool rug.
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2009 07:53:30 AM »

Cool!!! Smiley Smiley Really like the colours you chose!
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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2009 05:48:59 PM »

Kind of creepy, but awesome.
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2009 07:52:51 PM »

Wow you did the colors so well!!!  When you look at it kind of squinty-eyed, it looks like a painting----really really great job!!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2009 02:29:56 AM »

That is amazing i bow to your patience:)
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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2009 04:05:00 AM »

that is so awesome. and hook makes it even more amazing.
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2009 07:23:00 AM »

Your patience and hard work definitely paid off.  I can't think of another word other than "amazing." What a way to recycle your materials. This rocks!
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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2009 10:52:30 AM »

Creepy yet cool!
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« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2009 10:53:52 AM »

This is really awesome.  I didn't notice it was an eyeball at first from far away.  But that is so cool, I love how you added the pink/red colors around the white, very authentic. Wink
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« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2009 11:34:37 AM »

XD That's wicked crazy
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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2009 11:57:12 AM »

That is so, so cool.  Great job!
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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2009 07:16:14 PM »

This is so cool.  It is often hard to find crochet projects and patterns that are not so "cute-sie" and have some bite.  Good work!
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I love drawing eyes and this rug totally rocks! So creative.  Didnt realize fingers could be used. 
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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2009 08:22:17 PM »

Wow, this is creepy. Creepy awesome! I can't say I'd ever want one of my own, but this is great. Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2009 06:32:31 AM »

That is so cool! Makes me want to start dicing up my husband's shirts!
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WOW!  It's so cool!  Shocked
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That is so neat!  Cool
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« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2009 10:17:22 AM »

you hand crocheted that thats amazing
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lolercakes! :0) This is too cool! :0) My brother would so heart this if he ever knew it existed! :0) great job!!
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