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« on: February 17, 2008 06:46:46 PM »

alright so i've been inspired by ifallthraindrops' political elephants here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=228170.0

my boyfriend is very much a democrat and he's so excited about this year's race... and his birthday is coming up soon (ok it's tuesday) and i've got other gifts already but i saw this and thought "what a cute little package topper i could make!"  so i did find a decent looking donkey pattern here: http://www.crochetnow.com/patterns/64/stuffed-donkey-crochet-pattern/
but i'm wondering if i can somehow make it look like this:

with the blue on top and the red on the bottom.  i think i could just embroider the white stars and stripe on there... but i dunno about making it blue/red.  i honestly can't tell if the rounds go around his body or like from top to bottom... i don't even know how i word it.  and i apologize, i'm not great with patterns... i mean i do fine following them, but i have a hard time just reading the pattern and visualizing it, and it's hard to tell in the picture.  i guess my question is, if i wanted to make the top blue and the bottom red, would i be able to work the first half of the pattern in blue and then switch to red, or is the pattern written so that i'd have to change colors halfway through each round?  am i even making sense?  someone help please!  i'd love to be able to make this work.

thanks.   Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2008 06:58:56 PM »

It looks like you would have to change colors in the middle of the round.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2008 07:25:27 PM »

i was afraid of that... that's what i originally thought, but then i was thrown off by the way it starts with the back.  sigh...

ok does anyone have any other donkey patterns that go from top to bottom?  even an amigurumi type thing, it'd be ok if it was less realistic looking, i think as long as i can make it obvious that it's a donkey and give it those colors it'd be ok.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2008 09:09:03 PM »

You could try changing colours in the middle of the row between red and blue and then crochet & sew on the white band (or use white felt).  That way, the imperfect colour change would be covered up.  I think most amigurumis would go around the body vertically, just like this pattern.  YOu could probably make your own pattern up, crocheting a really wide, short sphere as a body.

Otherwise, you could try crocheting it in white cotton and then dipping it in dye... haha, that's a really dumb idea, it only seemed good until I typed it Roll Eyes
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Mon ami le monstre sort du lac quand l'eau est trop chaude.
Le monstre vient au Lac du Bois pour jouer de la guitare.
Il aime bien manger les villageois et les monos bizarres. RAAAARAH!
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008 01:53:18 PM »

I've made this little donkey.  It's really pretty easy - it's in my picture over there.  You could always make the color changes veritcally.  It would be different from the picture, but still red, white & blue.  Good luck!
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