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« on: April 22, 2005 04:37:13 PM »

Howdy all!

Pardon the suckage of this picture:




This is a filet crochet dragon, size 10 thread, pattern found here:

http://www.angelfire.com/folk/celtwich/Dragon1900.html

Mine's not as nice as the sample picture with the pattern (could be the hook size I used, I dunno), but oh well.  I'm still a little proud of it.   Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2005 05:04:23 PM »

You should be way proud; that's awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2005 05:05:39 PM »

oh my goodness!  You did such a good job.

quick question though, do you find filet crochet to be particularly hard and need a lot of patience?  For a while now I've wanted to take it up, but I've been afraid that I just don't have the patience level involved.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2005 05:15:58 PM »

Much thanks!   Cheesy

Actually, I think of filet as pretty simple, and especially good for gifts.  People really seem to like to see pictures in things.  It does get a tad bit boring sometimes, though, being pretty much all chains and doubles.  However, if you don't mind working with a wee hook and a good deal of counting, you should have no trouble.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2005 05:37:49 PM »

That's great!  I've always wanted to make something in filet, but I don't know if I'd have the paitence.  What do you plan on doing, if anything, with the completed piece? 
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2005 05:50:50 PM »

how long did it take?  Great gift!
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2005 08:30:11 PM »

I put this one down halfway through for a few months, so I'm not sure how long it took.  I think that if I had worked diligently on it, start to finish, maybe a week or so.  But I have a poor concept of crafting time, so don't quote me.

There was a quick filet project in the last Crochet Me:

http://www.crochetme.com/Feb_Mar_2005/patt_filet.html

It shouldn't test your patience if you wanted to try filet.   Cheesy

This lovely dragon, oh, let's call him "Puff" for short, is a gift for family.  If my husband doesn't refuse to part with it, as he has threatened.   Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2005 08:35:19 PM »

that is aweosome! Good work.
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2005 08:39:07 PM »

I know what it looks like, Shawnkyr.  Unbelievable.  I happened upon this same pattern last week and tonight it's 3 rows from being finished.  My friend is really into dragons and I just had to make this for him when I saw the pattern.

I really enjoy the pictures that stand out in doing a filet project.  They seem to work up so fast too.  
My dragon, using an 8 hook, still turned out much larger than the pattern indicated and used more thread.  No biggie.  It's really beautiful.  I know my friend will be thrilled with it, except that he knows how bad my carpal tunnel and deQuervain's disease can be and will likely thrash me for making it for him.  The things we do for those we care about.  
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2005 10:02:52 AM »

 Cool  Too cool!  And thanks for the links --
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