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1  Pretty bottle cover (or jar cover? you decide) in Crochet: Completed Projects by ArrghMatey on: September 24, 2009 08:14:17 PM

I bought these cute mini bottles of ginger brew when my parents came to visit. I was really taken with the pretty green bottle, and kept one. I thought Id crochet a little cover for it and make a pom pom flower, using the same yarn as my ripple blanket.

However, Im not sure about it. It kind of looks a bit like a beer coozie. I fit it over a Bon Maman jar, and Im just as iffy about that use too. Which looks better? Jar or Bottle?
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2  NY Noro Plaid in Crochet: Completed Projects by ArrghMatey on: January 26, 2009 04:33:23 PM
I'm so Proud of myself! I finally made something with my coveted skein of Noro Sock Cheesy So now I'm allowed to buy another Tongue

I made most of this scarf while in NY. It was COLD, and we stayed in way to often than we should have. But coming from sunny 70 degree weather, I just couldn't handle the 19 degrees NY had to offer. I used almost 100% of the skein, so this is a great pattern if you only bought one ball (like me). I need to block it, but I'm lazy:S

I've got the pattern write up on my blog, but I bet most of you can figure it out, since it is so simple:P
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3  Cotton puff and swab stashers (Owly and Stumpy) *with pattern link* in Crochet: Completed Projects by ArrghMatey on: February 12, 2008 09:57:59 PM
So I have the product overload curse that many women have, and so my medicine cabinet is full. I use Cotton puffs/rounds and cotton swabs daily for makeup, and I had nowhere to put them. So, I made myself some cotton cozies!

They look so innocent:

But the hide a soft and cottony secret:

I have the pattern for Stumpy here on my blog. I'm working on writing the pattern for owly, but I need to experiment some more.
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4  Re: Pocket Elephant WITH PATTERN in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by ArrghMatey on: February 12, 2008 09:37:57 PM
I made one too! I made him with lion suede, so he is a bit bigger than the original. His hat is actually a lamp finial:P

Cut and paste from my blog:

Mr. Ele, the Elephant, decided he was quite unsatisfied with the gentlefolk of San Francisco. So he tipped his hat to the Golden Gate Bridge, and flew up to Seattle. No, not with his ears, silly! On a plane, of course. There, he met a a beautiful girl, whom he fell madly in love with.

But alas, he towered over her, and looked quite terrifying from her viewpoint.

Egads! He had encountered the Seattle Freeze !
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5  Pretty Puff Slouchy Hat UPDATE: Pattern link added in Crochet: Completed Projects by ArrghMatey on: September 12, 2007 04:48:26 PM
Update: Pattern posted Here

I'm on a "limited-buy" until I get my first paycheck from my new job. I allowed myself to buy three skeins of yarn because it was 60% off. I just donated all my yarn three weeks ago when I moved, so I promised myself I would not hoard my yarn, and must use it immediately.

I kept seeing these cute slouchy hats around, but I couldn't buy them. So I made one!

I used about 1.5 skeins of Lion Brand Cashmere Blend. I was inspired by a crochet pattern I saw someone on the net, but I can't remember where. I did write down what I did, so I can post the pattern if anyone is interested.

What do you think of it? Would you like to receive this as a x-mas present? (I'm thinking of making 1 or 2 more for gifts).


Thanks everyone for such kind words! I wore it last night to the laundromat, and I felt very chic folding my laundry Grin

As promised here is my pattern. I've never really written a pattern, so here goes!

Pattern available on my blog. And also below:

Puffy Slouchy Hat
Bulky weight yarn, size K hook. For Worsted weight use a J hook

The numbers in the [] say how many stitches there should be.

Puff stitch: (YO, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop) 4 times, YO, and draw through all loops on hook. (Heres a video)

You do not have to join rounds, and this will create a spiral, and there will be no seam. Use a stitch marker if you do this, and keep the stitch count the same.

1: ch 4, 12 dc in first st, join in ch. (Just grab one loop from top of the chain. This makes the seam less visible, and this will make a circle.) [12]

2: ch 3, work 1 dc where chain is (in same st as join - ch3 counts as first dc), 2 dc in each stitch, join with sl st (remember, the ch counts as a st!). [24]

3: ch 3, work 1 dc where chain is, (work 1 dc, 2 dc in next stitch) around. Join. [36]

4: ch 3, work 1 dc where chain is, (work 1 dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st) around. Join. [48]

5: ch3, work 1 dc where chain is, (work 1 dc in next 3 sts, 2 dc) around. Join. [60]

6: ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Join. [60]

7: ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Join. [60]

8: ch 3, 1 dc in each st around. Join. [60]

9: ch 3, puff st in same st as join, dc in next st, (puff in next st, dc in next
st) around. Join in top st of first puff. [60 sts: 30 puffs, 30 dc]

10: ch 1, (sc in top of puff, sc in next dc) around. Join. [60]
* It will look like you are skipping stitches here, but you arent. Just
remember, sc in top of puff, skip spot, and sc in top of dc post. Make sure you have 60 sts here!

11: same as row 9. [60 sts: 30 puffs, 30 dc]

12: sc around, same as row 10. [60]

13: same as row 9. [30 puffs, 30 dc]

14: sc around, same as row 10. [60]

15: ch 1, sc in each st around. [60]

16: ch 1, (sc in next 3 sts, dec over next 2 sts) around. Join. [48]

17: ch 1, sc in each st around. Join. [48]

18: same as row 17. [48]

19: same as row 17. [48]

20: same as row 17. [48]

21: ch 1, (slip st in next st, ch1, slip st in same st) around. Join in first sc.
Fasten off, weave in ends.

Viola, Now you have a slouchy hat! Please post pics if you make this, I'd love to see! If there are any mistakes/confusion, let me know and I'll gladly fix em.
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6  Re: Newbies Only Swap Round 4 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by ArrghMatey on: May 31, 2007 04:20:56 PM
I guess I received a few days ago, my my roommates put it by the door where it is hard to see and never said a word about it :S

I love everything! The craftsmanship is phenomenal. I wish I could sew as well as Mimiw.

Here is everything together:

This is an amazing fabric bowl. It is reversible and really unique. it now holds my stray crafting doo-dads.

This is a darling drawstring bag. It is lined with a cute matching striped fabric. It came stuffed with candy that I promptly handed out to some of my roomies. The Nintendo mint tin is awesome, and the mints are quite tasty too.

This is a beautiful crochet hook case. I love it to pieces. It also came with a g hook, which is wonderful because I always end up losing that hook.

And last but not least is the most adorable mushroom pouch. I LOVE this thing, and it is so sturdy and well made. I cannot sew a zipper for the life of me so I am in awe of this. It is lined with darling coordinating fabric, but it wouldn't show up in my pictures. I LOVE the little button detail.

Mimiw, thank you so much for everything! I'm just about to graduate college and the stress of finishing up my classes, projects and research is killing me. I stay up till 4am each night and today I felt like I was ready to quit, but this package really cheered me up.

I hope you like everything I sent you!

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7  Re: It all started when I walked into the yarn shop . . . in Knitting: Completed Projects by ArrghMatey on: May 09, 2007 06:58:16 PM
Ok, I couldn't resist:

And ye old-school bustin:

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8  Sweet Nothings in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by ArrghMatey on: May 01, 2007 07:25:27 PM
My boy sends me more truffles than any one woman could eat! I decided I needed a healthier, high-fiber alternative:

Looks like someone ate two of them already... We've got a cherry cordial, coconut covered rum ball, chocolate noir, dark chocolate covered strawberry nougat, mocha latte, mint chocolate and dark chocolate covered vanilla. Yum! 

but wait! It looks like someone ate half of the dark chocolate strawberry truffle! Oh, the humanity! Luckily I had set up security earlier and caught a picture of the truffle thief:

(Edit to remove cupcakes because they are not in a proper set. Whoops!)
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9  Cranium (from Crochet Me) in Crochet: Completed Projects by ArrghMatey on: April 21, 2007 10:09:21 PM
I posted this on my blog a while back, but I though I'd post this here too. I made the cap Cranium from crochet me , but I used a random acrylic worsted weight yarn instead of the ribbon yarn recommended. I thought I had the right gauge (measured it many times), but this thing turned out WAY too small. And I have a teeny head! I wish I had gone up at least a hook size...

I had to add like 6 extra rows, or else I would have looked like Meg from Family Guy. If you are going to make this hat, I recommend either being SUPER careful with gauge or making the big headed version...

It still turned out cute, but the yarn I used was just icky, so I'll never wear it:(
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10  Re: Turquiose crochet purse! Very Cute! NOW WITH TUT! in Crochet: Completed Projects by ArrghMatey on: March 17, 2007 11:26:00 PM
Well, I started this purse almost a year ago, but put off lining it for ever. I love this pattern and really want to make another, but I can't seem to finish all my other projects! Here is my bag:

It's hard to capture black yarn. I think it looks even nicer in real life! Thanks for the pattern!!!
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