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Topic: anyone know of a pattern for a crocheted car?  (Read 2370 times)
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ax174
« on: April 28, 2006 06:03:40 AM »

My sister asked if I could crochet some cars for her, like the ones at this site:
http://www.anneclairepetit.nl/media/petbasis.htm



Anyone know of a pattern (preferably free)?
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IamSusie
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2006 08:06:26 AM »

Those are so cute!  I think I've seen soemthing like this in a Japanese book I looked at online.  I don't think I   saw the actual pattern though, just an adorable pic.
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IamSusie
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2006 12:36:52 PM »

Can you read the Japanese charts? Here is a pattern for a cute little car:  It's the first two photos.

http://photo.163.com/photos/shh114/17965889/#p8
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ax174
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2006 06:46:10 PM »

Thanks, IamSusie.  It's not loading for me now, but I'll check it out later.
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IamSusie
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2006 08:32:51 AM »

Post a pic when you make one!
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ax174
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2006 05:25:55 AM »

So far, I'm winging it.

The wheels were easy.



Rnd 1: 5 sc into a loop, sl into 1st st to join ring (5 sts)
Rnd 2: inc in each st (10 sts)
Rnd 3: inc in every 2nd st (15 sts)
Rnd 4: inc in every 3rd st (20 sts)
Rnd 5: sc tbl (20 sts)
Rnds 6-7: work even (20 sts)
Rnd 8: sc tbl (20 sts)
Rnd 9: dec every 3rd st (15 sts)
Rnd 10: dec every 2nd st (10 sts)
Rnd 11: dec every st (5 sts)
Tie off.

And here's a failed attempt at the body.



I'm knitting the body instead.  I figure I'll make a g-st rectangle, pick up sts along the sides and knit in the round ('cuz I hate seams), bind off for the trunk and engine-hood so that I can knit the side windows back and forth.  Then when I make the flap for the front-roof-back, I can pick up sts along the body as I go, to minimize sewing.  Ah, it'll make sense once I post the FO.
 
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IamSusie
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2006 07:11:58 AM »

It sounds like you have it worked out.  Your wheels look perfect.  I like the way they are notched into the body in your example.  I  wonder how they did that?  I'd just stitch them to the outside.

It also looks like single crochet seams. These probaly give the angles more definition.

Good luck!
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tigergirl
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2006 04:43:47 PM »

I can't wait to see how this turns out!
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the_talk
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2006 05:01:27 PM »

I think if you make the body the same as you did before but maybe a semi-circle at the front of one point and then 4 windows, fold the piece in half, stuff it and sew it up th ebelly then add the wheels? here's a crappy paint picture to help explain more b/c I'm not sure if you can understand what I was saying...




hope that helps a little
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ax174
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2006 06:24:02 AM »

Thanks, the_talk.  That would work.  My problem is that my sister really, really wants a car with a defined engine hood and trunk.  I asked her if it was okay for me to make a bus so I could skip the shaping, but she said my nephew (her son) wants a car.
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