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1  Fuzzy Monster Blankey-- lots of pics! in Crochet: Completed Projects by cordeliasbs on: August 04, 2009 01:55:10 PM

I call this the Monster Blankey because it's the biggest blanket/afghan I've ever made.  BTW, July is NOT the best month to crochet a blanket! ;-)
This is done in 3-color Tunisian, a technique I learned from a Stitch Diva pattern.  It goes super-quick, and the color change keeps it from being boring.

Close up of the pink section

Close up of the blue part

stripey backside

I love it cause it used up lots of my stash yarn, the one and two skein buys that were just too good a deal to pass up or too pretty to leave at the store.

Thanks for looking!

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2  Recycled bag wallet in Crochet: Completed Projects by cordeliasbs on: March 17, 2008 08:44:34 AM
Here is a wallet I crocheted from recycled grocery bags. It's 8" x 5" and closes with velcro I sewed in.  I seamed and outlined in yellow newspaper bags. 

It's a modification (well, really just a much shorter version) of the Recycled Ripple Purse here: http://www.myrecycledbags.com which is a great site with lots of patterns and tips for recycled grocery bags.
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3  head covering in Crochet: Completed Projects by cordeliasbs on: February 20, 2008 11:02:52 AM
I have superfine supercurly hair, so in the winter it just gets bigger and more static-y throughout the day.  This is the Hot Cross Slouch Beret from Interweave Crochet Winter 2007. 

I'm calling it a headcovering, because all day my co-workers have been trying to figure out what to call it.  "It's not really a hat."  "It's not a beret, it's like a cousin to a beret."

But it fits all my mass of hair nicely. 
I sewed in a button to cover the finishing hole like the pattern suggested, but I think it really wants a pom-pom!
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4  Recycled bag bag in Crochet: Completed Projects by cordeliasbs on: February 09, 2008 01:23:18 PM
I adapted this bag from a pattern I found online, which, I'm sorry to say, I can't find again. It's made from plastic bag yarn, and it's really sturdy, and I made the handles with plastic bag yarn and a strand of worsted held together.  It feels great to get rid of all those plastic bags and put them to good use!

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5  Crochet Topper in Crochet: Completed Projects by cordeliasbs on: February 09, 2008 12:55:44 PM
This is my first project from Doris Chan's Amazing Crochet Lace book.  The chart was a little easier to follow than the written directions, and the pentagon motif was fun to stitch.  It's 4 pentagrams put together to make a top.

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6  Crochet Power Vest in Crochet: Completed Projects by cordeliasbs on: February 09, 2008 12:51:57 PM
I just finished the Flower Power vest from Doris Chan's Amazing Crochet Lace.  I used a P hook and added 2 extra mesh rows on each size and each strap to make it plus-sized.  The yarn is worsted weight with big puffy tufts that I've had in my stash.  It was a pretty easy pattern, and I've gotten lots of compliments!

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7  Re: light n lively tank in Crochetalongs by cordeliasbs on: July 27, 2007 09:49:46 AM
Okay, so here's my effort.  Sorry for the cell-phone pics.  And I didn't get an action shot when I finished it at 1 this morning.  I ended up making the back panel longer, so the straps are really short.  And I stopped increasing after about 3 increase rows.  I used a white and dark blue yarn, and after so many shells my eyes were crossing!

This is my first "wearable," if you don't count scarves and hats and it was really fun and easy! 
Reading the 55 pages here inspired me, too!
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8  Sushi! Fun with crochet! in Crochet: Completed Projects by cordeliasbs on: December 12, 2006 12:02:24 PM
I love sushi, and I love to crochet!  I made these up basically as I went along.  I hot-glued magnets to the back of the smaller ones and sent them as a Christmas present to a (non-crafty) friend.  I made lots of the "rolls" stuffed with catnip for friends with cats.  And the big one on the left is a cell phone caddy, though after I finished I got a new phone.  Oh well!

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9  My first altered book in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by cordeliasbs on: December 12, 2006 11:58:18 AM
Okay, so this is my first project post and my first altered book.  It's sort of a shrine-ish altered book, in honor of migraines.  It was pretty therapeutic, actually.  

sorry for the crappy quality of the pics.  I don't know really what questions anyone might have, but I used LOTS of Mod Podge, and then rubbed a light dusting of corn starch over the whole thing to keep it from being sticky.  It's a "hollow" book now, with the medal in a box I cut through about 1/4 of the pages.  

Any feedback would be appreciated.  I want to do more altered books, but I want to know if my ideas are "on track."
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