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GeekMagnet
« on: April 10, 2006 11:13:50 PM »

So, this weekend was mission stash bust so I can rationalize buying more yarn.  So I made a Crochet version of SnB Punk Rock Backpack.
I wanted to put a ninja turtle on it but i couldn't get the chart small enough to it fit on the back so I settled for the Rocket.
I used yellow arylic yarn ( I don't know how much)
Used Tunisian Simple Stitch
Size J afghan hook
I took me about 5 hours to complete the pieces, and I crochet slow.



Please excuse my messy room



close up of rocket!



I rushed stitching the lining to the bag and it looks crappy so i need to re-do it.


I don't know what I'm gonna do with it.  It's not really something I'll use.  But it is super cool.
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2006 04:33:10 AM »

Excellent! I like it a lot. I can see I'm going to have to learn how to do this tunisian business.
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2006 07:18:55 AM »

Great job, your color changing is so clean looking. Mine is never that nice looking. Great job!
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Lisa the Diva
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2006 10:31:07 AM »

That looks great!  I wish I could Tunisian crochet.  I have not mastered that form yet, or even tried to tackle it. 

The backpack is a great idea.  I love the rocket and the colours.  Even the stitching for the lining looks great.

Cheers
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IamSusie
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2006 08:13:28 AM »

It looks like a fun project.  Just hang it up someplace in your room and use it to store something.  That way whenever  you see it, you'll smile with satisfaction knowing you made it yourself.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2006 12:18:49 AM »

wowie......i love it....i love yellow...

Which are the stitches used around (I see an edge) ? And are there 2 divisions inside?

Great and cute
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jizzymcfrizzy
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2006 01:26:41 PM »

That looks great!  I wish I could Tunisian crochet.  I have not mastered that form yet, or even tried to tackle it. 

The backpack is a great idea.  I love the rocket and the colours.  Even the stitching for the lining looks great.

Cheers


Go for it!  It's not difficult to learn.  Honest!  I love Tunisian Crochet.  I find it easier and quicker than knitting and regular crochet.  IMO, nothing beats Tunisian Crochet for making bags, cushion covers and any other items that need to be sturdy and hardwearing.  It produces quite a stiff and dense fabric.  The only disadvantage I can think of is that circles and other round-edge shapes are trickier to produce than when using regular crochet, but that's not to say it's impossible.

Another plus with TC is that you can cross stitch over it.

Jizzy
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2006 01:28:59 PM »

Spooky!  I was thinking of doing the exact same thing using the original monkey motif.  You've proved to me that it can be done in TC and look just as good as the knitted version.  Great job.  Thanks for sharing.  Hopefully, it'll inspire and encourage others to give TC a try.

Jizzy
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GeekMagnet
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2006 11:01:29 AM »

Thanks for all the comments everyone!
I have been using.  I think i look really dorky walking around in it but I don't really care because It's so cool.  i have gotten alot of compliments on it and even a request for one. so thats pretty sweet.
and yes, everyone should learn tunisian crochet.  it really is super easy and just like learning any other kind of crochet stitch. 
And if you could do it in regular single crochet  no problem.  I would still look good.
let me know if anyone wants details on doing color changes or a pattern of sorts.
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GeekMagnet
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2006 12:36:41 PM »

Which are the stitches used around (I see an edge) ? And are there 2 divisions inside?

I just slip stitched the pieces together with right sides toghether then turned right side out.  The lining is made just like the outside a upper front, lower front, back and gusset and sewn in at the zipper opening
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