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« on: April 16, 2007 06:27:31 PM »

Hi, everyone! This is my second-ever post, and the first project I've posted. I totally (heart) this board! So posting this is fun and just a little bit intimidating.

I've been crocheting for about three months. I made four inches of a washcloth, then a scarf -- and when I figured out how to increase and decrease, the world of amigurumi opened up to me. Woo hoo! I made this for a friend who's a huge Rocky fan. The boxing gloves are removable.

A few things: I worked without a pattern (Rocky may be the only crochet pattern that you cannot find on Etsy), which was fine, but I did most of this in the car on a long trip and I forgot to pack any pictures of Rocky, so I had to do it from memory. The proportions (the torso, the headsize, the shoulder) are all a bit off. And I knew I wanted him to have those baggy shorts boxers wear, but then I couldn't figure out how to slim his waist -- now he looks like he could bear children. But I feel good about his arms -- I decreased around the wrist, elbow, and shoulder, which gave his arms a muscley appearance. (It's more pronounced when you're looking at him from the top rather than the front.)

I think it would be fun to do a bunch of movie characters. Crocheted action figures. That would rock.

« Last Edit: June 29, 2011 05:01:51 AM by fantasticmio - Reason: added the pics » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2007 07:13:03 PM »

This is TOO cute. I'm sure your friend would love it. My brother's obsessed with boxers... maybe I should attempt a crochet action figure.
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007 08:28:07 PM »

great job
i really like the way his "outfit" looks...boxer shorts baggy and long
very cool
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2007 09:22:47 PM »

haha thats great.


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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007 10:18:20 AM »

Thanks! The friend did really like it. I realize now the boxing gloves look more like oven mitts than actual boxing gloves ... another reason a photo would have been a good thing to keep handy.    Smiley
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