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« on: February 05, 2011 02:10:48 AM »


I've never spent so long on such a small project before. The resulting project was worth, but I have to admit in hindsight it wasn't one of my brightest ideas.

My friend and I went op shopping, looking for a dress for me to wear to my best friend's wedding, and some craft inspiring ugliness. We found the perfect dress in the first store we went in to, but couldn't find any appropriate ugly. I don't have access to my sewing machine, so we had to leave behind many ugly dresses that could have been reconned into something fabulous, and we even toyed with a giant lamp recon, but I wasn't sure I'd have the time for such a huge project.
 Finally, in the last store we went to, right on closing time, I found this ugly gold coloured plastic string mesh bag for 50 cents:

I figured I could take it to bits and crochet a new little clutch out of the string. Which I did. But it took me 18 hours of work to do.

There were a few broken places in the handle that resulted in the straggly short bits, but I managed to salvage three long usable pieces. In doing so, I realised there was no way I had enough for a clutch. Then I thought the colour would make a perfect little buddha amigurumi. I tried two different patterns, but they were both too big and I didn't have enough string. So I ended up trying this Tiny Dragon pattern from Crochet Me, and added some wings.

I'm really glad I did have all the hiccups on the way, because this may just be the cutest dragon I've ever made, even if he is very cheeky:

Thankfully for a pg rating, dragon tails get in the way of effective mooning!
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011 04:01:44 AM »

I have no access to my sewing machine, so we had to leave behind many ugly dresses that could be reconned into something fabulous, and we even played with a giant reconstruction lamp, but I was not sure I would have time for such a large project.
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011 08:28:09 AM »

Ah, yet another reason I should practice crochet! He's awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011 09:27:34 AM »

Eeep he's so cute! You should name him the golden dragon of cuteness instead. He looks so little, about how big is he?
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011 10:25:58 AM »

He's the cutest dragon I've seen! And it's awesome you used recycled yarn! May I copy the idea?
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2011 02:41:37 PM »

He is adorably cute, but today, more than 12 hours after I finished him, my finger still hurts where I held the hook! He is 2 1/2'' high, and about the same length from his claws to tail end.

louhi, feel free to copy the idea! It's not my pattern, and I'm not the first person to think of frogging something purely to get at the yarn. But if you rip apart a plastic string bag, be sure and allow plenty of time to undo the knots, and be prepared for slow, painful crocheting. I guess it's worth it for waterproof creations though.

And I'm going to have one very hardy crocheting callous too! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011 07:12:32 PM »

You have far more patience than I do, but he is absolutely adorable in his doominess.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2011 02:37:55 PM »

Gah! He's too cute Smiley Well done!
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« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2011 07:31:51 PM »

He is adorably cute, but today, more than 12 hours after I finished him, my finger still hurts where I held the hook! He is 2 1/2'' high, and about the same length from his claws to tail end.


Wow that is some tiny work! He is so cute. I am surprised you had enough to work with after seeing the bag you started with.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2011 09:04:46 PM »

That's why I had to use the tiny dragon pattern, instead of the baby dragon pattern I normally make dragons from.  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2011 11:20:07 PM »

Oh my gosh I love it! Thanks for sharing!
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