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« on: October 01, 2010 02:33:02 PM »

I just taught myself how to crochet last week and this is the first thing I have made. I didn't use a pattern, in fact, I couldn't even guess as to the stitch count or where my increases/decreases were. Anyway, hope you all approve!

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010 02:35:31 PM »

OH he's adorable! Is it a he? I think it needs a name. Smiley

And that's an AMAZING job for your first project!!

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010 03:31:39 PM »

Ooh, that's lovely! The colours in the yarn are perfect, and the eyes are really effective. What a great first project!

« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010 06:02:13 PM »

Yes, he is a he. Thanks for the compliments! I'm quite pleased at the results. I posted it on another website and I already have someone asking to buy him! This is very flattering to me Smiley

 I am thinking about adding a mustache and a felt top hat. Think I should?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010 06:22:03 AM »

Amazing! It looks really well crocheted!! Love the color combination and it real from a distance Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2010 09:22:50 AM »

Wow, this looks great! As a beginner myself, I never would have guessed it was your first project, and without a pattern at that! You should be very proud  Smiley
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2010 08:53:51 PM »

Holy crap! My first project was nothing as cool as this! You did an amazing job for never having done this before. I love it by the way, he (she?) is very cute Grin You wouldn't happen to remember how you did the tentacles would you? I've been looking at some patterns and I like yours the best. Did you knit before learning how to crochet?
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« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2010 01:52:30 AM »

I vote we name him Reginald...and I think he rocks! Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2010 05:03:46 PM »

Reginald sounds like a fine name!

I did attempt to learn to knit before learning to crochet, but I found it way too difficult for me. I seem to have picked up crochet very easily.

The tentacles...I chained 39 stitches, did 2 rows on that. I just eyeballed to about an inch or two to the end of the next row, did 2 rows on that. Then I repeated that again. I cut off and tied up the colored yarn, switched to black, and then did about 2 rows to the end, eyeballed again to the middle of where the other decreases were of the colored yarn (does that make sense?), did 2 more rows and then just folded it in half and sewed the two edges together using the tail of the black yarn. I didn't bother stuffing them, since the bulkiness of the yarn gives it enough cushion IMO. Sorry, I dont know if I am any good at writing instructions. It's not very complicated when you actually sit down and do it. Smiley

Thanks everyone! I am glad he is loved!
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010 09:40:15 PM »

This is an amazing first project!  half the stuff I make I make up as I go too Grin
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