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1  Cu-hoo-hoo-hoo-te Owl Bib! in Crochet: Completed Projects by JenGoPop on: May 01, 2010 08:13:21 PM
This is a pretty quick and easy free pattern from the Lion brand website.  I made it for my sister-in-law's baby, who is due any second!

The wings are a bit different than the pattern; I started with a chain of 13 then followed the beak part to make triangles.  Also I made the ties in half double crochet rather than just chains. 

The adorableness just kills me.  Cheesy
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2  Rubber Chickens! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by JenGoPop on: January 31, 2010 02:44:27 PM
Rubber chickens:  a staple of old school comedy.  Wink

Hope you like.

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3  Re: Sweaters from Everyday Crochet in Crochet: Completed Projects by JenGoPop on: January 23, 2010 10:49:21 AM
Yes!  There IS a way to do waist shaping!  And so, after much frogging:

There's a discussion in the Doris Chan: Everyday Crochet group at ravelry.com on how to do it.  Seriously, if you have this book and intend to make anything from it, I highly recommend you go check it out for help, clarification, errata, etc.  Everybody's friendly and helpful, and Doris herself comes on from time to time with advice.
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4  Re: Sweaters from Everyday Crochet in Crochet: Completed Projects by JenGoPop on: January 11, 2010 08:01:30 AM
You misled me! That Tall Latte looks AWESOME

That's cause I didn't post a side view.  Grin 

If you don't make it long, this is what happens:

So I lengthened it, and it's better, but it's still not the most flattering garment from all angles:

It tends to ride up a bit when you're wearing it, too.  Like I've said, I think a lighter, stretchier yarn is the key.
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5  Sweaters from Everyday Crochet in Crochet: Completed Projects by JenGoPop on: January 01, 2010 07:50:49 AM
I haven't been posting for a while, but I have been making sweaters from Doris Chan's Everyday Crochet over the past few months.  It's a somewhat difficult book, but you do get used to the patterns.  So without further ado:

This is the Galena vest (with added sleeves):

This is the Mei Mei shrug (also with added sleeves (what can I say, my upper arms are not my best feature  Roll Eyes)

And this is the Tall Latte, which I had lots of problems with (but I'm over it now):

Thanks for looking, and Happy New Year!  Grin
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6  Fat Bottom . . . Big Booty . . . you know the Bag in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by JenGoPop on: October 30, 2009 09:09:25 AM
I made a Fat Bottom Bag from the Happy Hooker book with some leftover I Love this Yarn in Ivory Sparkle.  Found some great lining instructions here:  http://crochetkel.blogspot.com/2006/10/sew-you-wanna-line-your-fat-bottom-bag.html

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7  Knot Ugly, Just Brown! in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by JenGoPop on: October 17, 2009 10:15:01 AM
I made another Knot Ugly.  I'm starting to think the simplest patterns really are the best.

I used naturallycaron.com Country in Chocolate Truffle.  Turned out to be a really nice, soft yarn with great drape.

Instead of ties, I made a little button tab and used one of my favorite vintage buttons from my stash  Cheesy:

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8  Russian Squares Afghan in Crochet: Completed Projects by JenGoPop on: October 06, 2009 10:45:32 AM
This giant afghan was two years in the making!  It ended up being nine pounds and large enough to cover a queen-sized bed. 

The motif is the Russian Square, which works up pretty thick and chunky.  There's a pattern available here:  http://www.allcrafts.net/f.php?url=web.archive.org/web/20030608190809/http://members.aol.com/SAG55/russiansq.html.  I did six rounds in my squares.

Hope you like!

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9  Knot Too Shabby! in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by JenGoPop on: September 30, 2009 02:44:50 PM
The Knot Ugly shrug was the easiest and most wearable sweater I ever made.  Here it is!

I used I Love This Yarn in Ivory Sparkle.  (It has a gold thread you can't really see in the pictures.) It's a touch big and bulky, but I think it came out well nonetheless.  Cheesy
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10  Gauntlets of Gaming in Crochet: Completed Projects by JenGoPop on: September 16, 2009 09:02:44 AM
I've been seeing variations of this fingerless mitt pattern from Cats-Rockin-Crochet (http://cats-rockin-crochet.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_archive.html) around lately, so I thought I'd whip up a pair.  I plan to use 'em for those chilly nights sitting around at the computer playing video games:

I made them 7 rows longer than the pattern, and I figured out a way to make the beginning chain more comfortable.  I have some notes on that on my blog, if anyone is having problems with the beginning being too tight.

Now . . . let the gaming begin!
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