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Title: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: peachypaws on May 23, 2012 05:17:21 PM
Spread some wrinkly puppy love!  :D

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  ;D

Thanks so much for taking a peek!



Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: WhistleFish 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. :)


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: Belladune 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!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: momcuellar on May 23, 2012 05:43:02 PM
this one incredible art piece!!  Good luck with the contest!!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: missmelmarie on May 23, 2012 06:08:52 PM
I voted for this amazing little guy! My oh my he's squeal inducing!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: SunflowerSmiles on May 23, 2012 08:37:37 PM
He looks real!! Nice work...wow!   Good luck!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: goldfishpollywog on May 23, 2012 11:16:59 PM
Serious Amigurumi Skills!  Wonderful job!  Good Luck!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: Stephanie1985 on May 24, 2012 01:54:39 AM
Wow this is amazing! Gorgeous work.


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: Trekky on May 24, 2012 03:34:33 AM
Beautiful!  You have captured the wrinkles perfectly.


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: mcsladek on May 24, 2012 05:07:18 AM
This simply rocks!  I loooove this little guy and I hope you win!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: RaeRaggs on May 24, 2012 07:10:13 AM
Very impressive.  You nailed those wrinkles. Pinning and this rocks \m/ !


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: kjlutz on May 24, 2012 07:32:05 AM
wow he's incredible--I love all his wrinkles


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: muddyleo on May 24, 2012 08:50:22 AM
this is awesome!!! Im flabbergasted!!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: hgddm on May 24, 2012 01:22:28 PM
Oh my goodness. This rocks so much!!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: peachypaws on May 24, 2012 03:54:00 PM
Thanks so much for your kind compliments and support everyone! :D


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: morus on May 25, 2012 03:52:07 AM
Most excellent!  You have a winner!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: SonjaBoo on May 25, 2012 09:47:58 AM
He rocks! That is incredibly realistic -- beautiful work!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: La Chapa on May 25, 2012 02:26:06 PM
Oh wow! He is too cute! I do remember your peacock also and I can't wait for you to finish that pattern! Thanks for sharing!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: Homerof2 on May 25, 2012 04:09:08 PM
Amazing - he looks so life like, good job!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: mlookyloo1 on May 25, 2012 05:45:01 PM
Hi looks like my baby boy :) my shar pei don't have that many wrinkles :(  good job  I love it


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: Phospolarase on May 26, 2012 07:19:32 AM
Have to say, this is probably the best amigurumi I've seen yet.


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: Roguefae on May 26, 2012 09:51:15 AM
This is so cool! Quite realistic looking.


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: Sara87 on May 26, 2012 03:40:11 PM
This is incredible - taking crochet beyond craft and WAY into art territory. I've voted for you and I'll be genuinely surprised if you don't win hands down - he's incredible.

I also adored your peacock from a while back so I'll be very excited if a pattern finally comes together for that!

What can I say? You're inspirational!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: Brackish Potato on May 28, 2012 08:46:45 AM
I'm in awe of your mad crochet skills. I adore this little ball of wrinkly love! I voted for you; hope you win!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: Akitoyo on May 28, 2012 01:40:35 PM
Wow, this is SO extremely pretty :) Well done!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: bsonlytoots on May 28, 2012 09:09:27 PM
Awwww he is so cute!!! I voted for him!!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: etwarner on May 28, 2012 10:23:46 PM
Aww he's so cute!  Excellent work :)


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: AugustBell on May 30, 2012 11:32:04 AM
WOW!!! You are seriously talented! I voted for him. I hope you win!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on May 30, 2012 12:23:17 PM
He's such a cutie, his shapes are perfect, and your skills are stunning. I can't even imagine the patience and trial and error it took. Everything about him is amazing. I hope you win!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: sewhappysue on May 31, 2012 10:58:03 PM
If you don't get first place the jury is rigged!!!! This rocks


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: peachypaws on June 05, 2012 08:34:35 AM
Thanks again everyone! Tomorrow's the last day of voting--so excited!!!  ;D


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: cranberrry2001 on June 19, 2012 06:59:24 PM
You are a genius! ..that is all :) Best of luck in the contest!!!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: yoguiana on June 20, 2012 06:15:22 AM
It's amazing! What a great work and congratulations! :)


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: jungrrl on January 14, 2013 09:53:29 AM
Congrats!!

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Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: pminkovich on March 30, 2015 08:21:31 AM
How can I get this pattern??????


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: pminkovich on April 01, 2015 03:55:03 AM
Where can I get the pattern for this????? It is too cute.


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: gemjar89 on December 22, 2015 03:55:20 AM
Please tell me there is a pattern for this! it's incredible!!


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: KireanRiley on January 12, 2016 02:07:13 PM
I really love how you did the folds on its skin


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: crocro on January 29, 2016 10:13:41 AM
This is so so awesome! Have you finished the pattern by any chance?

I love it!  ;D


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: DianeBorg on April 30, 2016 09:46:50 AM
He really lovely.


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: amy22 on May 03, 2016 01:22:58 PM
He's so realistic, I love it. He really looks like an actual share-pei (and I love those dogs, I can't pass by them without stopping for an awwwww can I pet him?)


Title: Re: Beauregard the Crochet Sharpei
Post by: Mistress Jennie on January 02, 2019 06:45:40 AM
Absolutely ASTOUNDING!