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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Doggie Bag that's not a Leftover on: April 08, 2017 10:02:09 AM
I saw a free pattern from Ravelry which used the Wendy's Four Legged Friends Scarf kit and made it into a cute backpack.
Here's a link to that pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/four-legged-friends-backpack

So I decided to order another scarf kit and make a backpack out of it. The problem is that the pattern is for knitting one and I can only crochet. So I made up my own bag by just looking at their photos. (Sorry all these photos are sideways. They aren't that way on my computer so I don't know why they are displaying that way on here).

Anyway, here it is. I made the orange striped dog kit. I yarn stitched his floppy dog ears down to the flap. It was crocheted using a size G crochet hook.

I began by making the bottom. For this I used left-over yarns from all the scarf kits I have already made and I'm glad I did because I barely had enough yarn from the one skein they provide in the kit to finish this bag. It's just a simple single crocheted spiral using the increase stitch every 6 stitches for each round.

This is the back. I made one wide strap centered in the back so that this bag is like a sling bag. The yarn is stretchy enough that this strap can be slung around the shoulder but it would fit a child better than an adult.

Here's just another side view. I stuffed him with fabric pieces to fill him out for the photo. It's single crocheted throughout the body until you reach the top. Then I front post double crocheted, back post double crocheted alternately for three rows leaving six free spaces every 16 stitches for a drawstring cord to be woven through for closure.

I hope you can get an idea of the size of this backpack from this last picture. It's just a regular sized chair. I looped the back strap around one of the chair's back slats so you could see it. The whole head is attached to a flap that flips up to open it and the drawstring is under his chin.

This was a really fun project and I enjoyed the challenge of converting it from a knitting project to a crocheted project.
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: It is the difficult horses that have the most to give you. on: March 21, 2017 05:37:02 AM
That looks really neat! I did the cat bag one, (I think she calls it the kitty bag), by Carol Ventura.
I used Omega Sinfonia cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby. It worked really well with the tapestry crochet stitch.
This horse pattern is nice and you did a great job!
3  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Minnie blanket on: March 12, 2017 11:36:54 AM
Wow, awesome! I've never tried the corner to corner stitch before. It really looks sharp!
4  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: HULK ANGRY! on: March 07, 2017 03:21:26 PM
Awesome blanket! Love it!
5  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Neon Lion afghan on: March 06, 2017 09:00:57 AM
Well, after seeing anderlance's awesome Neon Lion afghan I knew I would have to try and make one for my son Michael.

So I purchased the pattern from Judy Calevro Masell's Ravelry store http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/neon-lion
at Christmas time.

I only had to buy three skeins of black yarn as the rest of the afghan I made using all my stash and left-over yarns.
So the colors are just whatever I had and I even used a couple of variegated yarns. I wasn't sure how that would turn out but I think it worked fine.

I used a size H cabled afghan hook. It's stitched using the afghan stitch with single crochet stitches for the border and a final double crochet shells stitch for the last border row to give it a framed appearance.

I did manage to take a couple of pictures during the making of it - even though it meant getting all the yarns tangled up while moving it to the floor for the shots).

The back shot that I took of it here was after I had already spent hours weaving in some of the ends. So, by the time this whole thing was done there were tons of more ends to weave in.

I can't wait to give it to Michael. I think he'll really like it.
It's an awesome pattern.
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Creepy Baileys Tea Cup Pincushions on: December 19, 2016 10:20:07 AM
I think I've seen gelatin molds that look like brains.
I'd bet they'd look great in one of those cups as a Halloween dessert!

Anyway, great idea using the brain fabric! (Who ever thought that there would ever be brain fabric and molds one day?!)  Grin
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Strength Is In Presence *photo heavy* on: November 21, 2016 01:36:36 AM
Oooooooo, I love this one so much, anderlance! What a beautiful afghan!
You are amazing!
8  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: LOTR/Hobbit hat on: September 24, 2016 07:30:27 AM
Really amazing! All those branches with the color changing must have been super difficult. I am in awe.
Fantastic job!
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Filet Crochet Carriage or Crib Cover - Baby Animals on: April 28, 2016 07:37:50 PM
I found it for you on etsy.


(If that link isn't allowed on Craftster,  it's a shop on etsy called APatternAngel).
10  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Nature Wiggly Trivets on: April 19, 2016 12:49:09 PM
Yes, it's called wiggly crochet. They are entirely made from number 10 crochet thread.

First you crochet a grid as the base with which you crochet on top of in a sort of "wiggly" pattern.  Cheesy

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