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Topic: Zelda-Themed Game Boy Cozy *Now With Pattern!*  (Read 34341 times)
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« on: November 13, 2004 09:25:58 AM »

Including design and charting and all, this took about 2 days. There is definite room for improvement.. the extra-wide gussety bit is kinda cute, but it would look nice with normal sides (ie, make the front/back panel wider). On the front, you can see Link with his shield, the back features the reverse of that same image, and I even threw in a little triforce on the flap. That little yellow thing you might see is a pin keeping it closed before I sew a snap onto the flap.

When I look at the back, I think "frankencozy." The more I look at it, the worse my tension looks. But that was NINE colors, and not a single duplicate stitch. Hoo-ah.

It will be my sister's Christmas present. Now, all I have to do is sneak the gameboy back into her room...






You need:

-US Size 4 needles
-A wee bit each of green, light green, yellow, black, red, blue, brown, peachy-skin-color, and the background color of your choice (I used a rusty red color, the same that I used on my shield). I just used whatever I had lying around, some worsted, some sport-ish weight, some embroidery floss held in a couple strands.. my light green was even kinda chunky. And it looked just fine. Use what you have.






With MC, CO 19 sts. Work 5 rows in stockinette stitch, then begin front chart (head first). Work 11 rows in MC, and begin back chart (feet first). Work 7 rows with MC and begin triforce chart (pointy end first). Work 5 more rows. On sixth row, k2tog, work to last two stitches, ssk. Bind off.

Beginning at the top right corner of the front, with MC (or maybe with a different color, that could be cute), pick up 25 sts from the side of the panel. Work 14 rows st st. Bind off, repeat this paragraph on the left side of the front.

Sit the whole thing RS down, and fold the back up into a cozy-oid shape. Using mattress stitch, sew the "wings" picked up from the front to their corresponding back edge. I didn't sew the wing bottoms to the base of the cozy, but you could if you want to. I was just afraid it might make it bunch.

And voila! You'll be the belle of the ball!
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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2004 09:30:42 AM »

Wow that's amazing. I haven't even attempted multiple colors yet, it seems so freakin impossible. I would really love to learn though.....hmmph!

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2004 09:50:08 AM »

Wow, that is super awesome! Makes me think I need to make a Dr. Mario themed one for my own!

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2004 10:00:10 AM »

Oh I love it! Maybe you should make a matching Princess Zelda one LOL

seriously that kicks ass
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2004 11:52:38 AM »

Don't be so hyper-critical! That is so awesome!

I'm feeling all nostalgic now...*runs downstairs to plug in her old 8-bit*
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2004 12:15:46 PM »

OMG.  That is great on so many levels (some of which only make sense to me and my little world).........

can you post the front pattern by any chance, it's kinda hard to see from the pic. it would be muchly appreciated.  Thanks!

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2004 09:21:29 AM »

That is soo kick ass!
I love zelda

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2004 05:11:10 PM »

I swear, it's like you posted it at just this very moment for me! Could you please please please post your pattern and charts? I'm making a whole Zelda theme thing (hat, scarf, gloves) for my friend, and I'm sure he would love a game boy cozy! I made a Link chart, but it's based on an 'old school' picture, and I like yours a lot more. This is extremely cute.

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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2004 05:54:08 PM »

yay i love you! my brother needs a mario one for christmas.... and the craft fair's comming up! how many stitches to make it (just the basic case shape)?
wheeee! thank you!
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2004 08:16:02 PM »

that is soooo awesome...i need to make 2 right now. one for me and one for my man.

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