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afternoon delight September 1, 2007

Filed under: amigurumi,crochet,free patterns,turtles — gnathalie2 @ 9:00 pm

One of the first amigurumi i ever made was a tiny turtle. Actually, the pattern i used was called ‘tiny turtle’, the link to that is here:   http://kristieskids.weebly.com/ (It’s listed under ‘patterns 1’) I really liked the darn thing, so i decided to create my very own!  While i was making her i watched season 3 of Arrested Development aka THE BEST SHOW EVER! I finally found it at Target for $20, i’ve had seasons 1 & 2 for months so of course i have to watch it over and over again.  Inspired by the episode where Buster gets a turtle to spite his mom and names it Mother, i named this one ‘afternoon delight’ after the weed that the turtle ate when Buster left it in the box. The box with the turtle on it. watch the episode. (it’s somewhere in season 2):

click here for pdf: afternoon delight

Here she is!!

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What a little cutie pie!  I put a little orange flower on her cause her shell was a little plain.

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I am entering her in the crochet challenge here: http://cdchallenge.eamped.com/

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Yeah!!!  Free pattern!!!  As Always!!!!!

Materials:

g hook

ww yarn (i used caron simply soft in plum and beige color)

yarn needle

eyes, embroidery floss for mouth

Body (with plum):

6 sc in ring

rd1: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (18 sc)

rd3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (24 sc)

rd4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 3 sc around (30 sc)

rd5: sc in each sc around (30 sc)

rd6: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 4 sc around (36 sc)

rd7-9: sc in each sc around (36 sc)

rd10: In Back Loops Only, dec1sc, sc in next 4 sc around (30 sc)

rd11: dec1sc, sc in next 3 sc around (24 sc)

rd12: dec1sc, sc in next 2 sc around (18 sc)

rd13: dec1sc, sc in next sc around (12 sc)

rd14: dec1sc around (6 sc)

fasten off.

Head (with beige):

6 sc in ring

rd1: 2 sc in each sc around (12 sc)

rd2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc around (18 sc)

rd3: 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 2 sc around (24 sc)

rd4-7: sc in each sc around (24 sc)

rd8: dec1sc, sc in next 2 sc around (18 sc)

rd9: sc in each sc around (18 sc)

rd10: dec1sc, sc in next sc around (12 sc)

rd11: sc in each sc around (12 sc)

Fasten off.

Feet ( make 4, with beige):

5 sc in ring

rd1: 2 sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd2: sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd3: In Back Loops Only, sc in each sc around (10 sc)

rd4 & 5: sc in each sc around (10 sc)

Fasten off.

 Tail:

Ch 5, sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in next ch, sl st in last 2 chains, fasten off.

Flower:

5 sc in ring, sl st in first sc, chain 7, sl st in next sc, do this all the way around, sl st and fasten off.

Finishing:

Stuff head, body, and feet.  I sewed on the head right after the BLO decrease round, same with the tail. Sew on feet, glue on eyes, embroider mouth, enjoy turtle.

 

Daddy July 30, 2007

Filed under: attempted sewing,family,other crap i do,turtles — gnathalie2 @ 3:32 am

Steph, Gareth and the kids came down to visit!!  The primary purpose of the visit was to see the new kitties and play with the sewing machine.  Steph went right to work on her turtle, and at the very last minute Annika wanted to make a bunny.  She picked out the colors, the face, the eyes, the mouth and the bunny shape.  I don’t think i have ever sewn anything so fast!!!

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Steph cut out a heart and we all gave it a kiss and put it inside the bunny, just like they do at build-a-bear!!  She named her bunny and Steph’s turtle “Daddy”!!! 

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 The whole time we were sewing she let us know that ‘the turtle needs a rock’, so Steph made a rock for the turtle!  Here is Annika with the turtle and the bunny

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Totally the most creative visit this year!!!  Gavin drew me an alien picture, so i get to make him one per his specifications!  And last but not least, here is Annika and Callan posing for the camera:

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Can’t wait till they come over again!!!