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« on: February 24, 2010 08:17:13 AM »

I tried to get this done for Valentine's Day but it wasn't, um, in the cards. LOL!
So, at least it's in time for the latest Alice in Wonderland movie to be released March 5th. (Please click on the photo to enlarge it).



It's a small afghan and I used four different crochet stitches.
First I did the tunisian crochet, (afghan stitch), for the center guards. (Size J cabled afghan hook.)

Then, I single crocheted all the border hearts using the tapestry stitch. You actually carry over the yarn you aren't using in the design and it's sort of "trapped" within the stitch but still visible making it look sort of like confetti all around the hearts.

Then I did the front post double crochet/back post double crochet alternating between hot pink and white. (Ah! My eyeballs!)

Finally, in red, I did some clustered double crochets in bunches of five right down every other front post crochet.

I'm not sure if these card guards will even be in the new Alice in Wonderland movie as I understand Alice is returning to the place after having been there years ago as a child. But how else is the Queen of Hearts going to cheat win her croquet games without their help?

Anyway, I'm sure Johnny Depp will be amazing as usual!!!
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010 08:25:38 AM »

This is awesome. I am a huge Alice in Wonderland fan and I love the playing cards. They look perfect. I like the edge work a lot, too. Good work!
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010 08:25:55 AM »

Thats super cool!
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2010 08:28:51 AM »

This is so perfectly Alice in Wonderland! I like that you can see the other colors a bit,the 'confetti' I mean, it's sort of adds that little bit of madness that Alice in Wonderland has.
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2010 08:32:23 AM »

This rocks! It's so neat and well done (and beautiful to boot)! I am in love. And I am totally going to be one of the crazy fans camped out in front of the movie theater to catch Alice in Wonderland first.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2010 10:06:47 AM »

Very nice!  You always blow me away with your afghans  Smiley  I can't wait to see Johnny Depp <3
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010 10:07:39 AM »

This is awesome! You did an incredible job! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2010 10:15:14 AM »

Fantastic work!
I really can't wait to achieve your level of skill Grin
It's too bad you aren't in the Alice in Craftsterland swap...I bet you'd blow us all out of the water Wink
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2010 11:15:05 AM »

This is so awesome I kinda squealed when I saw the thumbnail.  About what size is it?  I love Alice in Wonderland, and I can't wait for the movie.  

I just looked at your other projects, and I am in awe of your talent.
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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2010 11:18:02 AM »

I'm in the Alice in Wonderland swap right now so this caught my eye pretty quickly. I love it! It looks like it took a really long time and lots of effort.
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