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#1 nucki

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 10:06 AM

Yup, I used the same set of patterns as mimi_mia used for her "J" pillow... as a matter of fact, I should give her credit for inspiring me. My neighbor's youngest daughter has a birthday on Monday (yup, the same one that gave Chloe the doll set which prompted me to make her the bag posted on the Accessories show & tell forum). She's always taking my kids (well, the youngest 3) to the park and to the beach and stuff. So I wanted to give her SOMETHING, but don't have a lot of money. Add to that the fact that she's always fascinated by my crocheting, and I wanted to MAKE her something, but couldn't think of what. So I made her this.

[IMG]http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c175/NuCkInGfUtZ_/Crochet/TiffsPillow03.jpg[/IMG]

I changed the pattern a bit - I explained it all on my blog, so if you're curious, go ahead and take a look-see. And obviously, instead of using a whip-stitch to close the pillow together, I used a sc all the way around, so I could "jazz" it up with the furry yarn. :)

So whaddya think? Ya think a 15 year old will like it? I do. I know I would have LOVED to have something like this!:D

I'm also planning on making her an amigurumi dudette, which I'm hoping to have finished by tomorrow night. I haven't started it yet, but I'm definitely going to get to that tonight. After making the first one, I'm hoping this one will go through just a little bit quicker.:hook
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#2 irikel

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 11:23 AM

Sorry....I don't think she'll like it ............SHE'S GONNA LOVE IT....VERY NICE !:hook
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 11:45 AM

That's perfect for a teenager. I like the way you trimmed it. :cheer

#4 KnicKnac

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 11:52 AM

That is really cute! She will LOVE it, and you have just given me many ideas for gifts!

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:17 PM

Your "T" is excellent! I love how you crocheted it so nice and tight, I tried making the "R" and the fiberfill showed through. :( Do you have any tips?
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 05:31 PM

I tried making the "R" and the fiberfill showed through. :( Do you have any tips?


Well, I used double knitting weight yarn, which I understand is comparative to sport weight yarn (it's been so long since I saw an American skein of yarn with the label attached that I can't remember what it looks like! :lol ), so I ended up using a REALLY small hook - a 3.5 mm (I'm not sure there IS an American hook corresponding to that diameter - this is one of the hooks I've bought since I've been here). My pillow came out quite small, but since it's more for decoration than to actually LAY on, I didn't think it mattered much.

I would think that if I wanted to make a larger pillow using the same kind of yarn, I could have done it with two strands of yarn and a larger hook.

I THINK.;) :hook
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Posted 27 May 2006 - 06:02 PM

Adorable!!!:cheer

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#8 Homebody

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 06:51 PM

Any girl would love a gift like that! Thanks for sharing your version. I love getting different ideas to spice up a pattern.

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 08:32 PM

That is wonderful! Any girl would love that. I think the frilly side makes it a hit.


I just looked at your blog and found the pattern. I like your letter better. Am I allowed to say that? :blush
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#10 Ramburn

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 08:47 PM

I think your 15 year old neighbor will love it. It is so pretty. And I love the fun fur edging. :)

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 11:29 PM

It looks great - she will love it!
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