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« on: April 10, 2007 08:34:15 AM »

Hi everyone! I'm new here and I wanted to show you-all my latest afghan.

It is Dobby the House-Elf from Harry Potter.
It is done in tunisian crochet with a size J cabled afghan hook.
I used a graph I made with a small Dobby icon.

It reads "Dobby is used to death threats, sir. Dobby gets them 5 times a day at home." JKR

Aparently I can only post the link for now. Hope it works.

Here's the not-so-pretty back. There were lots and lots of ends to weave in!

I used Caron one pounder yarn in dark purple, Red Heart medium Purple, a cream colored yarn called Fashion Knit (it says off-white), and Spring Green in Red Heart for his eyes.

There's more blatherings about it in my blog, (link is below). I hope you-all like it. I can't wait 'til July for the next movie and, most importantly, the last book!!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2007 08:36:03 AM »

Oh, my crap... that must have taken you a long time! Good job!

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2007 09:27:19 AM »

That is really impressive!  Such good work creating the picture.  And I don't think the back looks bad at all  Grin.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2007 09:30:33 AM »

awesome!!! and just (well, almost) in time for the release of the new book! july! YAY!

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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007 09:32:54 AM »

 Grin I really like that.
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007 09:39:37 AM »

The afghan measures 40" X 30". You could use a larger cabled hook size like N, M, or P to make it bigger. I like it small because then you can mount it on a heavy-duty board (by having it stitched on)(they do that at Michael's) so you can hang it on the wall like a portrait.

I used Caron One Pounder in the dark purple and had some left-over. Still, it's better to have more than not enough.
I used three skeins of the Medium Purple in Red Heart 7 ouncers. (With left-over yarn).
The Fashion knit creamy off-white color comes in 3 ounce skeins and I used three. (Again, with left-overs).
His eyes didn't take much yarn at all. I used one skein of the Red Heart Spring Green with lots and lots of left-over yarn.

This took me about two weeks. (I am an obsessive/compulsive type and when I start a project; it nags me until I get it done.) (Or give up on it). Don't get me wrong. Of course I have mysterious U.F.O.s like everyone else, but I try to keep that to a minimum. (Or at least swept under the rug or hidden in my closet of mysterious oddities). But let's not go there, shall we? LOL!

« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2007 12:37:10 PM »

Wow, that's a darn good likeness..! I love the HP series, too Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2007 12:49:48 PM »

I saw this afghan on the crochetville.org forum.. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2007 01:25:01 PM »

Holy. . .!  That is amazing!  I'd never have the attention span to finish a project like that.  Kudos!
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« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2007 02:32:32 PM »

That's is SO amazing!
I <3 Dobby, and HP in general Smiley

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