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Maulix
« on: April 20, 2012 10:56:53 PM »

For my daughter's 13th birthday comes my 4th crochet project, the nyan cat scarf. I made a serious research for patterns, but ended up empty handed since I can't buy online because my credit card is on pause right now, so what's a girl to do but search everywhere and put together a couple of on-line tutorials and patterns I found. I'm pretty much a beginner, so the scarf does have quite a bunch of flaws, but I loved it overall... and my daughter did too.

I had the idea of making the cat's poptart a bag to store an ipod or a cell phone, so the tail end of the body is open; I'm still not sure about what to use to close it:  I might use a button or velcro. The yarn is what's called worsted weight yarn, so the poptart kitty is a bit heavy and drops head down, so I solved this problem by glueing and sewing a hair clip to the back of the body to clip it to a jacket or sweater.

It's not a complex project and I'm sure someone with crochet expertise would crochet this scarf with its eyes closed, but for me it took quite a bit because I'm a stubborn perfectionist self-learner and I can't even sleep knowing the scarf had this or that flaw, so I re-did some parts quite a few times until it was pretty. The one thing I didn't like were the eyes. These are average black buttons instead of pretty plushie eyes I did see on the internet. Sadly, couldn't find any except those ugly google eyes. Meh.

So anyway, the rainbow scarf was taken from this ripple tutorial:
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/neat-ripple-pattern.html

The poptart part was slightly modified from this one:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Nc3wJQnEM

The kitty itself was taken from various tutorials on amigurumi basics.

Critiques and comments, welcome. Thanks for looking.




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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012 11:17:38 PM »

That is just amazing! I bow down to your prowess. Had you not said anything about flaws, I'd never have noticed. I want one of these! Great job. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012 11:41:52 PM »

That looks fab  Grin Good idea to sew on a clip!
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012 01:53:19 AM »

Awesome! I kinda want one now...this rocks ^.^
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012 04:12:39 AM »

This is fantastic! Its looks great.
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012 05:39:14 AM »

Good idea to sew on a clip!
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Looks fab, glad your daughter likes it ^_^
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012 05:40:15 AM »

Awh, I love this.  It was well worth all your effort. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2012 09:41:44 AM »

I see no flaws!! I only see a homemade scarf, personalized and filled with love for your daughter! And...I love the button cat eyes! Too cool!
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012 12:08:51 PM »

My 13 year old granddaughter would love this. Great job.
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2012 03:15:01 PM »

BEST. SCARF. EVER! Seriously man, I hope your daughter treasures that scarf forever, cuz it's beautiful!
It is surprising although there are not too many crochet tutorials for anything nyan-cat since the theme shows up a lot here!
Anyways, great job!
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