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« on: May 16, 2011 07:16:26 PM »

All the beautiful and work-intense projects here on Craftster inspired me to take out one of my "bags of doom"- a crochet jacket I started over a year ago when I was home sick. Needless to say, I'm not really good at crocheting (is it called that?) and I am easily distracted, often by something shiny Grin But at long last, I finally finished this jacket a couple of days ago!  Grin
It has a ton of mistakes in it, nevertheless I feel like I'm jumping up and down on the finish-line (being the last one to finish) , so I thought, I'd post it Grin

I used 11 different kinds of yarn from different colored merino, all kinds of fuzzy yarn to the really cheap kind for 1 dollar. And of course, I had to put mismatched black buttons on it.


And with the weather being rather temperamental, I actually got to wear it right away Roll Eyes


Thank you for looking and I'm really interested in any comments or critique you might have. Grin
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011 07:32:23 PM »

That's absolutely beautiful, and my favorite color.
I'm not very good at crocheting either, what type of stitches did you use?
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011 09:18:18 PM »

This jacket is amazing!  It has so much character, I am tempted to put down my knitting needles and start crocheting! 
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011 10:24:13 PM »

I'm not great at crocheting either, but I love doing it (and I'm getting better...slowly.)

I LOOOVVVEEE your jacket..it's freaking incredible!!!

It has a crazed Victorian look to it, the sleeves remind me of that sweater that Mrs. Weasley wore in Harry Potter
that everyone loves. I love the black and purple(?) colors you chose and all the different textures of yarn.
It looks darling on you.
I also congratulate you on finishing a project, something that I haven't quiet managed with my crochet...yet Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011 11:40:26 PM »

Your jacket is wonderful! All the different yarns pulled together very well.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011 07:29:09 AM »

Thank you all for your lovely comments! Grin I'm glad that the time I spend making it hasn't completely warped my perception of the finished project ( you know how it is, the more time you spend making something, the prettier you end up thinking it is, even if everyone else will think it's ugly)  Wink

Liannalives - Sorry, I have no idea what these stitches are called. I got started using instructions from a kid's book and then proceeded to make them up as I went along. I checked in the book, but the ones I used aren't in there. If I find out what they are called, I'll let you know.

KristenNicole - Wow, I'm glad I'm tempting you to do that! Proceed with caution Grin the sleeves alone took me 3 entire days...

pazuzuspetals - Yes! Thank you for noticing the Ms.Weasley-influence! I have to admit that that was what got me started. Up till now I wasn't sure it had any similarities to the inspiration Grin And yes, I used all kinds of different purple yarns for it- I've found that purple is an especially difficult color to photograph, mostly it ends up looking blue-ish...

raeraethejetplane - I think it works, too. I wasn't sure about the fuzzy lightpurple yarn at the end of the sleeves and on the bottom, because it shimmers a little pink, but I think the general "purple-ness" of it stayed intact Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011 08:37:49 AM »


Liannalives - Sorry, I have no idea what these stitches are called. I got started using instructions from a kid's book and then proceeded to make them up as I went along. I checked in the book, but the ones I used aren't in there. If I find out what they are called, I'll let you know.


Thank you! I'm self-taught and I only know a couple of stitches because I just recently got back into it. I know enough to make earwarmer headbands... haha
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011 11:42:52 AM »


Liannalives - Sorry, I have no idea what these stitches are called. I got started using instructions from a kid's book and then proceeded to make them up as I went along. I checked in the book, but the ones I used aren't in there. If I find out what they are called, I'll let you know.


Thank you! I'm self-taught and I only know a couple of stitches because I just recently got back into it. I know enough to make earwarmer headbands... haha

Earwarmers? Hmm.. never made any, but I'll keep that in mind as a maybe-project in case the weather stays as sad as the last couple of days  Grin
I found a great site for crochet stitches. I think, the one I used most is this:

http://www.crochetcabana.com/stitches/stitches-popcorn.htm
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011 12:31:07 PM »

Hi - I've been lurking here for a while now - your jacket has inspired me to finally post...

I loove it - the way the different texture of yarn alters the way the stitches appear - the great shaping and style and, of course, what a fab colour!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011 02:06:18 PM »

Hi - I've been lurking here for a while now - your jacket has inspired me to finally post...

I loove it - the way the different texture of yarn alters the way the stitches appear - the great shaping and style and, of course, what a fab colour!!!


Oh, wow, thank you for that honor! Grin *blushing*
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