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Topic: Meet Bob, the Red and Yellow Bumblebee Dragon  (Read 1975 times)
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« on: February 28, 2016 07:32:34 AM »

I am a little nervous sharing this, as I have only been crocheting since Christmas, so I am still learning. One of the challenges I have set myself for 2016 is to learn to crochet.

I found this free pattern on Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bb-dragon. As I have only just started to learn, I didn't want to spend too much money on patterns just yet, so finding this gorgeous free pattern was a huge bonus.

I went with the colours of wool I already had, which actually worked well, as he was a gift for my husband and his Harry Potter house is Gryffindor, so the colours were perfect!  Grin

The name Bob is an on-going joke in our house, anything that needs to get named always starts as Bob! The Bumblebee element was so that I could learn to add stripes and swap between colours. One back leg has a patch rather than stripes, which gives him the back story of being the runt of his litter and having a throwback imperfection due to a family indiscretion somewhere in the past Cheesy

I am not 100% happy with the stripes, I think I need more practice at that, and I am really not happy with the eyes. I am not sure whether it is the colour I chose or the style, but it makes him look really sad. I tried a couple of other eye patterns, other than the one that came with the pattern, but I was not happy with any of them. Possibly the wool was too thick, maybe I need to try something thinner. I also need to practice how to maintain an even tension, but despite all of this, I am so happy with how he came out in the end.

« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016 01:20:25 PM »

Fabulous crocheting, seeuudee! Great work, specially for only having become a "hooker"  Grin Grin since Christmas! Love his wee expression.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016 10:26:52 AM »

absolutely flawless piece! soooo adorable.

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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2016 11:01:21 PM »

What a cutie! Thanks for the link to the pattern also.
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2016 05:28:19 PM »

Are you kidding? I love this!!  I am new to crochet, too, and will NEED to go look at that free pattern! You did a fabulous job on Bob, and I don't think he looks sad at all - he is adorable! Great work! Smiley

« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2016 11:58:30 AM »

So cute! Well done!  Smiley

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