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« on: May 19, 2009 03:10:02 PM »

Atten-hut!

If you are a crocheter and a World War II soldier, it is mission-critical to arm yourself with effective gear, including crochet hooks, threading needles, and grenades.

Kaboom! Kaboom!


I made these grenades from rows of popcorn stitches and double crochet stitches, with increasing single crochet stitches between each row.

Boom!


These friendlier grenades are in love. Aren't they cute? (^_^)

Well, they may seem cute to Civvies, but explosives are no laughing matter. And as a make-believe soldier who watched Tropic Thunder and bought a Canadian military uniform from an army surplus store, I should know.


War is hell.

Now, I admit to lacking experience with explosives. You could even say I'm "green" around grenades. But as you'll see in this video from my war correspondent girlfriend, I know enough to pull the grenade's safety pin:


After that shell-shocking experience, I salute the real-life soldiers up here in Canada. Hoorah!
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« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009 03:27:05 PM »

you always make such creative things!
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009 03:40:16 PM »

I have to say, those are the cutest grenades I've ever seen!
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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009 03:43:28 PM »

Ha!  Loves it!!

ETA:  just watched your video.....I hope you didn't lose any fingers in the explosion....would put a crimp in your crocheting.......
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009 03:54:08 PM »

I love the grenade couple! It's so cute and original and well done.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009 04:18:09 PM »

Haha I just love your video XD
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009 04:22:05 PM »

lol i love it!  you always make the most interesting things.  and i love the stories you post with your creations!
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009 04:26:27 PM »

You kill me!  Your humor is great!  So are your crocheting skills!
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009 04:58:55 PM »

 Cheesy
Oh you are just too hilarious! I envy your mad crochet skills, you make our Canadian soldiers proud! You have a great imagination, I wish I could think of this stuff!
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009 05:55:42 PM »

These have to be some of the coolest things I've seen in a while!
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2009 03:39:15 AM »

I especially like the grenades in love!  Too bad I didn't have one of these everytime I was irritated with my husband.  I could just throw a "love" grenade at him!

Thank you for the laugh this morning!
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2009 08:13:38 AM »

Histerical! and historical.

You could save many relationships with these.
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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2009 01:21:18 PM »

I LOVE these, also loving the lil bit extra you put into posting!
You got Boing-boing-ed too! Awesome!
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2009 02:10:22 PM »

Once again you are a genius in crochet and creativity. You never fail to be funny and awesomely skilled. I so want to make a good supply of these - to look at and laugh, to throw at people, to give to people as surprise gifts - possibilities abound, you could make a whole platoon.
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« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2009 02:20:34 PM »

I love them and now what to make them so bad
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2009 02:06:32 AM »

youuuuu are my hero. that video was hilarious AND informative.
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2009 03:48:16 AM »

Those are great.  I really enjoy your creativity with the yarn and the videos.  I can't wait to see what you'll post next.
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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2009 06:35:42 AM »

haha these made me smile, thier so awesome and nice top off adding the advisory.
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« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2009 09:23:00 AM »

love it ahha there in love so cute!!
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« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2009 01:17:08 PM »

Wow!  I would never think to put the concepts "popcorn stitch" and "hand grenade" together.  But it's so perfect!   Grin
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« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2009 01:42:25 PM »

Those lovey-dovey grenades are adorable! 

I have to show my husband when he gets home.  He thinks everything you make is the bee's knees.  So do I.
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« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2009 02:02:32 PM »

Those are very creative! Cute, too.
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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2009 04:12:55 PM »

So cute!
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« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2009 05:19:13 PM »

you never cease to amaze me!
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« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2009 05:20:23 PM »

radness all around!
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« Reply #25 on: May 21, 2009 06:56:45 PM »

hehehehee these are soo freaking cute.
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« Reply #26 on: May 21, 2009 08:11:29 PM »

wow these are awsome didnt realy understand you instruction on how u mad them maybe some time u can share ur pattern with us . awsome job and cute also. Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2009 09:19:14 PM »

i love it! i wanna make some
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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2009 09:47:18 PM »

AHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! i love your stuff! i alwys know when i read a post of yours it will make me smile! brilliant as always!!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2009 10:14:44 PM »

Wow! Seriously cute grenades (never thought I'd say that!). My son is 6 and would die (pun intended) for a few of those. Now, to figure out how to KNIT grenades....  Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: May 21, 2009 11:36:17 PM »

Too cute! hehe I can't believe that I am saying a grenade looks cute....hehe  Cheesy
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« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2009 02:09:04 AM »

hahaha! the cutest things i have seen Cheesy
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« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2009 02:48:13 AM »

Haha I love dangerous crochet! The dynamite and grenades are awesome.
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« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2009 03:26:19 AM »

Thank you so much for all the wonderful feedback!  It is a joy to hear that these yarn grenades can encourage more smiles than real grenades, at least Smiley

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Ha!  Loves it!!
ETA:  just watched your video.....I hope you didn't lose any fingers in the explosion....would put a crimp in your crocheting.......
Gege: At this rate of explosive accidents, I better start saving up for robo-hands à la Luke Skywalker!

Haha I just love your video XD
youuuuu are my hero. that video was hilarious AND informative.
Those are great.  I really enjoy your creativity with the yarn and the videos.  I can't wait to see what you'll post next.

TortueOrange & sweetbettielieigh & teachingjonah: I'm glad the video was well-received! There have been bear sightings where I live, so I was just relieved that we were spared from hungry visitors in the forest that day Smiley

Cheesy
Oh you are just too hilarious! I envy your mad crochet skills, you make our Canadian soldiers proud! You have a great imagination, I wish I could think of this stuff!
ConnieStieler: hehe If I was in the Canadian military, would making grenade cozies earn me brownie points with my fellow soldiers?  I might not want to know the answer Cheesy  That retro helmet was all metal and heavy, and I'm amazed that soldiers could wear them on the battlefield!

I especially like the grenades in love!  Too bad I didn't have one of these everytime I was irritated with my husband.  I could just throw a "love" grenade at him! Thank you for the laugh this morning!
wawamommy: That's such a funny idea to toss crochet weapons at an irritating spouse.  Would they interpret a love grenade to mean "I'm sorry" or "Kaboom"? I guess it depends on the force of the throw Cheesy

I LOVE these, also loving the lil bit extra you put into posting!
You got Boing-boing-ed too! Awesome!
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bexsus: The Boing Boing mention was a surprise!  They added "Make textiles not war" to their description, and I think some readers mistook that to be my political message.  Craftster individuals know it's all for fun Smiley  I owe the Boing Boing post to a mention from Shellie Wilson's post on Craftgossip.com.

Once again you are a genius in crochet and creativity. You never fail to be funny and awesomely skilled. I so want to make a good supply of these - to look at and laugh, to throw at people, to give to people as surprise gifts - possibilities abound, you could make a whole platoon.
NotKnit: Yes, it would be fun to have more grenades to toss around the house and at work and around town (watch for my arrest on the local news) Wink

Wow!  I would never think to put the concepts "popcorn stitch" and "hand grenade" together.  But it's so perfect!   Grin
JenGoPop: This was my first time using a popcorn stitch. So from now on, popcorn stitches + grenades go hand-in-hand, at least in my mind Smiley

Those lovey-dovey grenades are adorable! 
I have to show my husband when he gets home.  He thinks everything you make is the bee's knees.  So do I.
Jenicat: I'm glad your husband shares in the bee's knees-i-ness Smiley It'd be great if he learns to crochet from you too!

wow these are awsome didnt realy understand you instruction on how u mad them maybe some time u can share ur pattern with us . awsome job and cute also. Smiley Smiley
crochetmonkey: I'm still figuring out a consistent way of making these grenades Smiley planetjune wisely pointed me to a tutorial on linked stitches that would solve the dc-gaps in these grenades, so that's the next to-learn!

Wow! Seriously cute grenades (never thought I'd say that!). My son is 6 and would die (pun intended) for a few of those. Now, to figure out how to KNIT grenades....  Smiley
Alicia in Texas: An individual on BoingBoing mentioned that he had seen a knit pattern for a grenade . I don't know what that might look like, but it'd be cool to see!

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Thank you again to everyone for each kind word! I very much appreciate the encouragement Smiley

*Boom!*
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« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2009 08:42:50 AM »

How cute and well done! What a coincidence, I was looking around for crochet grenades!
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« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2009 04:44:51 PM »

rofl, Thats good.
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« Reply #36 on: May 24, 2009 05:27:53 AM »

OMG TOO CUTE. You are so creative and funny. Do you sell your patterns? This would be perfect for me at work to warn people I'm having an "explosive" day and to leave me alone!! Keep crocheting your wonderful creations.
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« Reply #37 on: May 24, 2009 09:19:47 AM »


ROFL, I told Hubby I needed it for him when i get mad at him lol


OMG TOO CUTE. You are so creative and funny. Do you sell your patterns? This would be perfect for me at work to warn people I'm having an "explosive" day and to leave me alone!! Keep crocheting your wonderful creations.
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« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2009 10:38:41 PM »

love the grenades and the video was hilarious.
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« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2009 10:34:27 PM »

Betta watch out for that pink grenade might be filled with faeries or some sort of evil substance..

Very funny video and sweet grenades
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« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2009 07:55:33 AM »

You work is totally awesome - as always!!! And your creativity in displaying them & the video are hilarious!!!! Keep up the great work!!!!!!!!! You always leave me with a smile & a touch envious of your skills! (In a good way)
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