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« on: April 11, 2011 02:33:21 AM »

This was a simple one-evening project with some left-over gimp yarn from Texere. I used a zipper from an old pair of jeans to close it. Instructions are available if anyone's interested, I just wanted to quickly get this up on the board before midnight Smiley



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I've never written down a crochet pattern before so it might not be in the most professional terms but hopefully that just makes it easy to follow...



Yarn: Scraps of Texere Gimp Picasso, Oyster (a very special, thick and sturdy yarn with a metallic look and feel, http://bit.ly/e0FVTH – order online or look for 3D embroidery yarn)
Other material: 10 cm jeans zipper, sewing thread
Tools: Crochet hook 3 mm, sewing needle

Chain X (as many as you need to reach around your wrist – bear in mind that the zipper will add around 2 cm. I like it a little bit slouchy). Make a 90 degree corner by doing one half double crochet (pic), then chain another X and make a new corner (pic). Repeat until you've got 12 zig-zagging chains of X one after another.

Finish the chain and take it off the hook. Put it down in front of you and arrange it so that the starting point is to the left, the first corner to the right, the second corner just above the starting point, the third corner above the first, etc. You should have a neat rectangle of zig-zagging chains in front of you. (pic)

Arrange the ends on your left evenly onto the back of a 10 cm zipper and pin them (pic). Pin the remaining ends onto the back of the other side of the zipper. It doesn't matter if the chains get a bit twisted – in fact, it can add to the charm. Pin them as you like, then secure them with sewing thread (pic). Hem the zipper. Fasten the loose ends of the yarn.


x Malin
« Last Edit: April 11, 2011 12:43:08 PM by malinhanas » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2011 03:21:02 AM »

That's very unusual. I like the zip closure alot.

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2011 03:29:58 AM »

This Rocks! Can't wait to see your pattern.
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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2011 04:00:41 AM »

wow, I think i have found a birthday gift for my little brother.
so cool!
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2011 04:54:22 AM »

this is awesome! well done!

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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2011 05:28:00 AM »

Oh boy, this is awesome. Great idea, excellent contrast with the red zipper too.

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2011 06:37:05 AM »

Very Cool!  Grin

« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2011 09:32:54 AM »

Very nice - I know a number of people who would love to get this as a gift! I would love to see your tutorial on this!

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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2011 09:43:01 AM »

First off, I love this! Super cool attitude!

Secondly I am not very well versed in crochet, I've only ever started and promptly forgotten 2 projects before, but I had been toying with a necklace design where I wanted a cord very similar to the one you've used here.  If you wouldn't mind elaborating on how you managed to get the thick texture and the nice detail to the cord that would be most appreciated!!

Thanks for posting this great piece!

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