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« on: May 23, 2012 05:17:21 PM »

Spread some wrinkly puppy love!  Cheesy

I designed this guy for Lion Brand's national "Vanna's Choice" 2012 contest using 4 skeins of Vanna's Choice Taupe yarn. It took me about two weeks to complete using a 3.25 mm hook, and I'm oh so excited to show him off--especially since I just found out he's been named one of 12 finalists in the contest! Beau's currently on a vacay in New Jersey at the Lion Brand headquarters while awaiting the results of the public vote on the Vanna's Choice contest site (which ends June 23rd). You can check out all the finalists here http://www.lionbrand.com/vote.html and cast your vote for your favorite project.



I did a lot of experimenting before I finally got a system down for crocheting seamless wrinkles. I ended up working the wrinkles in a series of rows off the body as I went and then folded my work over, slip stitched the back together like a sandwich, and then moved on to the next wrinkle.

 

Some strategic increasing and decreasing was necessary to make the wrinkles different shapes and thicknesses, but the whole head and body was made in one piece and then I attached the ears, legs, and tail separately. I was aiming for a realistic wrinkle appearance, so I nixed trying to make everything symmetrical and gave up on patterning pretty quickly.




Beau is 18 inches tall, and I think the next sharpei friend I make for him is going to be smaller and more "patternable." Some of you may remember my crochet peacock that I posted on here a few years ago. It's taken me 2 summers, but I'm FINALLY on the verge of finishing that pattern (yay!) LoL, so maybe in another few years I'll manage to eke this pattern out too  Grin

Thanks so much for taking a peek!

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2012 05:25:50 PM »

Beau is simply AMAZING! I'm in awe. Even if I crocheted forever, I don't think I could ever just come up with something like this. You are quite talented! I'm gonna go vote for you/him right now. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2012 05:37:19 PM »

This is absolutely stunning! It's so perfect, and looks so much like a Sharpei.  Well done!
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012 05:43:02 PM »

this one incredible art piece!!  Good luck with the contest!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2012 06:08:52 PM »

I voted for this amazing little guy! My oh my he's squeal inducing!
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2012 08:37:37 PM »

He looks real!! Nice work...wow!   Good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2012 11:16:59 PM »

Serious Amigurumi Skills!  Wonderful job!  Good Luck!
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2012 01:54:39 AM »

Wow this is amazing! Gorgeous work.
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012 03:34:33 AM »

Beautiful!  You have captured the wrinkles perfectly.
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This simply rocks!  I loooove this little guy and I hope you win!
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